Christmas Gift Guides – Food & Drink Books (Christmas 2022)

Christmas 2022 is very nearly upon us, so to help with some last minute gift inspiration we’ve put together a series of themed Gift Guides rounding up a small selection of our favourite new releases – with a little something for everyone!

First up: Food & Drink!

COOK AND SHARE: 120 Delicious New Fuss-free Recipes

By Mary Berry

Publisher: BBC Books

In this brand new tie-in to her new BBC series, Mary Berry shares over 100 of her favourite dishes to share with the ones we love. With every recipe created to bring families and friends together it is the perfect gift for foodies and cookbook lovers, and sure to be one of the very best sellers this Christmas!

COOK AND SHARE features mouth-watering brunch recipes like Brioche with Avocado, Spinach and Bacon, and indulgent Mac and Cheese with Smoked Haddock is perfect for colder evenings. As ever, Mary’s puddings are unbeatable, featuring her Ultimate Chocolate Brownie and an irresistible Sunday Lunch Crumble Cake.

Featuring all the recipes from Mary’s new series, plus many more fresh from Mary’s kitchen, each recipe has been rigorously tested to make your cooking stress-free. What’s more, every single dish is accompanied by a photograph of the finished dishes!


By Jamie Oliver

Publisher: Michael Joseph

Featuring recipes from the hit new Channel 4 series Jamie’s One-Pan Wonders, ONE sees Jamie Oliver guiding readers through more than 120 recipes for simple, tasty, fuss-free dishes cooked in just one pan.

Each recipe has just eight ingredients or fewer, meaning minimal prep (and washing up) and offering maximum convenience.

Packed with budget-friendly dishes, ONE has everything from delicious work from home lunches to quick dinners the whole family will love; from meat-free options to meals that will get novice cooks started.

Chapters include:

  • Veggie Delights
  • Celebrating Chicken
  • Frying Pan Pasta
  • Batch Cooking
  • Puds & Cakes

Highlights include: Juicy Tahini Chicken, Hassleback Aubergine Pie and Squodgy Croissant Loaf, soon to become your firm new family favourites!

KOLKATA: Recipes from the heart of Bengal

By Rinku Dutt

Publisher: Smith Street Books

Transporting readers to the vibrant streets and homes of Kolkata ― a city that excels at mouth-watering food – Rinku Dutt showcases the very best culinary treats the city has to offer, with over 70 accessible, delicious recipes that can easily be recreated in any home kitchen.

She tells the story of a city with energy and diversity, of multiple cultures and traditions, with ever-popular street food, a thriving restaurant and café scene, and the legacy of traditional family favourites handed down through generations. From the all-night eateries of Park Street to the streetfood snacks on Dacre’s Street, the bustling Burrabazaar and Chinatown, and, of course, the cooking that goes on in thousands of home kitchens, there is so much to discover in Kolkata.

The unique atmosphere of the city is brought alive in stunning food and travel photography, with feature spreads on social conventions of eating in the city and cultural community traditions.

KOLKATA is a truly beautiful celebration of Indian culture and cooking sure to bring some much needed warmth into the kitchen during the cold British winter!

JEREMY PANG’S SCHOOL OF WOK: Delicious Asian Food in Minutes

By Jeremy Pang

Publisher: Smith Street Books

Celebrate fast, fresh Asian cooking with over 80 recipes from the great Jeremy Pang and his award-winning cookery institution, School of Wok.

JEREMY PANG’S SCHOOL OF WOK brings together the best Asian flavours from across the continent, with a combination of quick-fire, easy meals that take minutes to cook up. Most recipes in the book utilise the ‘wok clock’ technique, where the ingredients are laid out in a clock formation in the order they will be cooked for complete simplicity.

From quick weekday suppers to family feasts with a bit more flare, JEREMY PANG’S SCHOOL OF WOK contains the tips and tricks you need to make the world of Asian cooking easily accessible so you never have to resort to a fakeaway ever again.

POTATO: Baked, Mashed, Roast, Fried – Over 100 Recipes Celebrating Potatoes

By James Martin

Publisher: Quadrille Publishing

James Martin follows up the bestselling Butter with POTATO, a mouthwatering new celebration of the humble spud featuring over 130 recipes and techniques that will inspire you to put potatoes front and centre of your cooking.

Featuring home-style recipes like Tex-Mex barbecued filled skins, Potato, sausage and sage tray bake, Potato pancakes and Pork chops with mustard Mac, plus chefs’ favourites including Classic game chips and Pommes Anna, Potato shows why the spud is a staple in so many cuisines, from rustic country kitchens to Michelin-starred restaurant tables.

An imaginative spin on field-to-fork cooking and the perfect gift for foodies this Christmas!

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