Christmas 2016: Top books to help you cook the perfect Christmas dinner
A delicious dinner is, for many of us, the highlight of Christmas day. However, this multi-dish extravaganza can be a nightmare to plan and pull off, even for the most experienced cook. In the run up to the big day, it can be helpful to turn to a trusted cookbook for recipes, guidance and inspiration. So whether it’s your first time cooking for the in-laws, you’re trying to find something new and exciting to try, or just looking to perfect the classics, these top chefs will help you create the perfect festive feast, with a minimum of fuss.
The Good Housekeeping Christmas Cookbook
For tried and tested favourites from the very best cooks, look no further than Good Housekeeping’s latest Christmas compilation. This book has foolproof techniques for every favourite Christmas recipe, from simple roast potatoes to a luxury glazed ham. With contributions from a host of household names, you’ll find a yuletide treat here for every member of the family.
Delia’s Happy Christmas
From the legendary lady herself, this bestseller promises the ultimate stress-free Christmas cooking experience. With recipes, party inspiration and ideas for leftovers, Delia also provides a festive calendar, running from November right until the moment dinner is served. It’s the perfect way to organise a delicious Christmas lunch.
Love Vegan: The Essential Christmas Cookbook for Vegans
A roast turkey and pigs in blankets are not for everyone, and a vegan Christmas can be a welcome, healthy change from the overwhelming puddings and meat. Whether it’s a dish for one guest or a family banquet, Love Vegan provides more vegan options that you ever could have imagined.
Merry Christmas Cookbook
It’s a magical time of year for children, and involving the little, or not so little ones, in your preparations for Christmas day can provide you with valuable time together and magical memories for the year to come. This colourful cookbook has simple, Disney-themed recipes that children can make for themselves or as thoughtful gifts.
Olives, Lemon & Za’atar: The Best Middle Eastern Home Cooking
For a truly authentic and unusual Christmas dinner, Middle Eastern dishes are a perfect way to enjoy a Bethlehem-inspired lunch. From Nazareth-born restaurateur Rawia Bishara, try Spiced Lamb Shank, Stuffed Squash and Raspberry Chocolate Cake for an impressive, international take on the Christmas feast.