In need of some Christmas shopping inspiration? These are the cookbooks that are going on my Christmas list this year.
It feels like an age since we had a new Nigella cookbook. I'm a big Nigella fan and I'll admit that I would probably add this to my list even if the lovely TV series that accompanies it didn't serve as a constant reminder that I need it. Nigella preaches balance and this book has that, a mix of light dishes and indulgent ones, slow food and quick suppers there's something for everyone.
Every Day Super Food
I've watched some of the TV series that accompanies this book and it's been a lot of fun with great recipes and lots of travel. I was also interested to learn that Jamie Oliver photographed this book himself. Food photography is nearly always outsourced to a professional so I'm interested to see what the pictures are like. Jamie certainly has plenty of experience in seeing how it's done.
Thug Kitchen - Eat Like You Give A Fuck
I only discovered the Thug Kitchen blog a few months ago. I went to read it after seeing the YouTube trailer for this cookbook. It really made me laugh and left me humming "eat like you give a fuck" for the rest of the day. Yes, it's over the top sweary, I've never seen that in a cookbook before and the punchy audacity of it does set this book apart from being just another health food book. Except that's exactly what it is, great vegetarian recipes stripped back and described simply with healthy does of expletives. The second book from Thug Kitchen Party Grub: Eat Clean, Party Hard
has also just been released but I really want to start with this one first.
I subscribe to the Nerdy Nummies YouTube channel and I absolutely adore Rosanna's sweet creations. Her sweet treats are themed around popular video games and cartoon characters, she has an eye for detail that really brings theses edibles to life. Despite watching her videos every week I've never attempted any of her recipes. She does make them look simple but she also clearly has an artistic skill that brings them to life. Even if this ended up as a coffee table book, I'd happily sit and admire her work.
Make Your Own Rule Book
Another YouTuber, Tara Stiles is the founder of Strala yoga and as well as workouts she also shares speedy recipes on her channel Tara Stiles Yoga. While I'm not a subbie I have caught a few videos and I really love the title of this book, it's one I'd like to check out. It would make a great gift for clean eating fans.
Artisan Jewish Deli At Home
This one is actually from Trevor's Christmas list as he's a big baker and is looking for a great recipe for pastrami which apparently this book has. After looking it up and reading the reviews I decided I'd quite like it too, let's hope he shares it.
Fermented foods are big news at the moment, we sometimes make kimichi but it's far from a perfected recipe. What else can you ferment? Quite a lot it seems plus I'd love to be able to store more allotment produce outside of the freezer. Charlotte also blogs at Charlotte's Kitchen diary.
Made in America
The only book on the list that I wasn't already familiar list is Made in America it keeps popping up on my Amazon thinks you may also like list and Amazon may just be right. A selection of recipes, menus and cocktails collected from all over America filled with plenty of family favourites.
Special mention, I'm also eagerly anticipating the release of the second book from Angela Liddon. Her first book Oh She Glows has been a firm favourite over the last year and the one cookbook that I regularly seem to turn so and I can wait to see more from her in 2016.
What cookbooks are you coveting this Christmas?