Christmas is getting nearer, are you getting stuck for recipe ideas? Most of the popular TV chefs have books out, many dedicated to preparing for Christmas and general recipes books for giving as presents.
Lets start with recipe inspirations for the festive season from top TV Chefs. All choices come from Amazon UK so you know that if you order now they should arrive in time. Click the image to find out more…
If you are looking to give a cookery book as a present this year there is of course, a very wide choice. Here are a few of our suggestions, click the images for more…
“The three finalists from MasterChef 2013 beat their fierce competition with delicious, inspiring and memorable food. Inside this beautiful cookbook, find the recipes that John and Gregg loved the most on the TV show, and discover new, exclusive meals to cook at home. There are 90 dishes to recreate and enjoy. Which chef will win your vote? Try the best recipes from Natalie Coleman, Dale Williams and Larkin Cen! Foreword by Thomasina Miers, the most famous winner of MasterChef to date.”
“This book is for the baker who wants to whip up a cake for an office party, traybake for a kid’s birthday or pudding to follow a simple supper. Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, there are foolproof recipes for cakes, traybakes, bread, biscuits, tarts, pies, puddings and desserts.If you are a confident baker or ready to move onto the next stage, each chapter also showcases the best recipes from the series – Mary and Paul’s Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers’ recipes from series 4.
There are step-by-step photographs to guide you through the more complicated techniques and beautiful photography throughout, making this the perfect gift for all bakers.”
“There is nothing quite like the smell of a scrumptious steak and ale pie cooking in the oven. There perhaps isn’t anything better than the first taste of a caramel and coffee éclair. From Britain’s favourite expert baker comes a mouth-watering new book about two of our nation’s obsessions: pies and puddings.
Paul Hollywood puts his signature twist on the traditional classics, with easy-to-follow, foolproof and tantalising recipes for meat and potato pie, pork, apple and cider pie, lamb kidney and rosemary suet pudding, sausage plait and luxury fish pie. He will show you how to create inventive dishes such as chicken and chorizo empanadas, chilli beef cornbread pies and savoury choux buns. If that isn’t enough, here you will find his recipe for the Queen of puddings, as well as spiced plum pizza, chocolate volcanoes and apple and Wensleydale pie. There are also regional recipes like Yorkshire curd tart and the Bedfordshire clanger, and a step-by-step guide to all the classic doughs from rich shortcrust to choux pastry.
Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds is simply a must-have. Whether you’re a sweet or a savoury person, a keen novice or an expert baker: it’s time to get baking pies and puds.”
“With their irrepressible enthusiasm for great food, Si King and Dave Myers, AKA the Hairy Bikers, travel the length and breadth of Europe to discover the best baking recipes from the Continent.From Norway to Southern Spain, the boys eat their way across ten countries, making friends and swapping recipes along the way. They discover the ultimate Black Forest Gateau in Germany, the most incredible pastries in Southern France and cook cakes that will tickle the tastebuds of all home bakers.
This is a welcome return of the Hairy Bakers. These recipes will delight and will bring a freshness to all home baking.”
“From the star of BBC One’s ‘Nigel and Adam’s Farm Kitchen’ this beautiful and easy-to-use follow-up to ‘The Kitchen Diaries II’ contains over 600 recipe ideas and is your essential go-to for what to cook every day.
Returning to the territory of Nigel’s bestselling ‘Real Fast Food’, ‘Eat’ is bursting with beautifully simple and quick-to-cook recipes, in a stylish and practical flexible format that’s easy to read and use anywhere.
Enjoy sizzling chorizo with potatoes and shallots; a sharp and fresh green soup; a Vietnamese-inspired prawn baguette; a one-pan Sunday lunch.
Chosen by Amazon as the Best Food & Drink Book of the Year and tipped in the Guardian to be the biggest selling cookery title of 2013, the book covers everything from quick meals to share with friends to comfort food. ‘Eat’ is a new, and highly innovative, classic from Nigel Slater.”
Will you be buying a cookery book this year? Leave a comment below, we love to hear which ones you will choosing!