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Cookbooks for Holiday Gifting

There is nothing quite like a homemade gift, and one that is good to eat is even better! Prepare for the holidays and create inexpensive gifts with heart.These four books are packed with ideas that you will enjoy making and they will love receiving.

Home Made Christmas

Home Made Christmas

Yvette van Boven

As someone who loves the holidays, writer Yvette van Boven is never short of ideas for celebrations and finally decided that now was the perfect time to publish them in a cookbook. The result is a gorgeous book that aims to keep the festive spirit high, but the stress levels low. Easy Christmas gifts from this book include Mincemeat Fudge, Peppermint Candies, Krispy Christmas Wreaths and Pine Syrup.

52 Weeks 52 Sweets

52 Weeks 52 Sweets

Vedika Luthra

The debut cookbook from a Netherlands-based author whose YouTube channel ‘Hot Chocolate Hits’ has 180,000 subscribers. “Approachable but impressive” baking is what Luthra aims for, with a seasonal baking recipe for every week of the year. To commemorate the holidays in December, Luthra shares a selection of some of her favorite recipes. If you’re looking for treats to gift for Christmas, try the Almond Toffee or the Chocolate Log. And of course, no holiday is complete without cookies.

The Art of Preserving

The Art of Preserving

Lisa Atwood, Rebecca Courchesne and Rick Field

Making preserves and pickles has come back into fashion as cooks strive to minimize food waste and to be more sustainable in the kitchen. What’s needed with the good intentions, though, is good, solid, practical advice – and that’s what this book provides by the bushel. The authors tell you what equipment you need, explain the basics of the process, and explain how to get the flavors you want.

Cupcakes for Kids

Cupcakes for Kids

Rosie Anness and Cortina Butler

A mother and daughter team bring their years of baking experience to this charming book, with easy recipes for cupcakes, cake pops and whoopie pies that will delight children of all ages. The recipes are easy to follow so bakers of all levels of experience can tackle them with confidence. Children will also enjoy making with you and the results will provide imaginative and thoughtful gifts.

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Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Corner-Shop Brownies

30 Minute Mowgli: Fast Easy Indian from the Mowgli Home Kitchen

Nisha Katona

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"As young girls, whenever my daughters had pocket money they would nip to the corner shop and buy whatever was chocolatey, knobbly and oozy. They would then melt the loot together and take great pride in reforming the primordial ooze into sweet and squidgy brownies, a ritual that got refined and perfected over the years to culminate in this recipe." Nisha Katona

Author spotlight

Shalean Ghitis

Shalean Ghitis

Shalean Ghitis took her first steps on social media with colleague Stephanie Ghitis (now her wife) in 2015. Together they launched @soflofoodie, and in 2020 went viral when their Unicorn Rainbow Cake lifted spirits and went viral, reaching millions. Their first book Savory Vs Sweet, filled with their trademark colorful, playful dishes, published in 2022.

Reza Mahammad

Reza Mahammad

London-born Mahammad comes from a family of restaurateurs (many will know the Star of India, which was a 1990s celeb magnet). He is known for combining the tastes of India with European ingredients. The recipes in his book ‘Reza’s Indian Spice’ exemplify his cooking style.

Annie Gray

Annie Gray

Dr Annie Gray is a food historian, broadcaster, and consultant, as well as an honorary research associate at the University of York. She also has written several books on the theme of food in history, most recently 'At Christmas We Feast,' with more books in the pipeline. Annie firmly believes that, “the recipes and techniques of the past are as exciting and relevant now as they have ever been.”

Features & Stories

From TikTok to ckbk 🌈🦄

From TikTok to ckbk 🌈🦄

To mark the December 6th publication of Savory vs. Sweet, the debut cookbook from Miami-based influencers Shalean and Stephanie Ghitis, we spoke to one of the authors to find out how the cookbook came to be published.

 Newsletter: Holiday cookies, what's in season + lots of ckbk news!

Newsletter: Holiday cookies, what's in season + lots of ckbk news!

Everyone loves a cookie! Fun, festive, and good to eat. It’s National Cookie Day on December 4 in the US and UK. But wherever you are you need no excuse to whip up a batch of cookies. A great activity with kids over the holidays, cookies make thoughtful, inexpensive seasonal gifts. We have lots of books on ckbk brimming with recipes, techniques, and charm.

Consuming Passions: Stout

Consuming Passions: Stout

In the latest addition to our consuming passions series, Laura Hadland (drinks writer and author of 50 Years of CAMRA: Celebrating 50 years of the Campaign for Real Ale) celebrates the dark mysteries of stout, the style of beer made famous by Guinness, whose rich and smooth flavour makes it a beverage with a vast range of culinary possibilities. Laura also offer recommendations for some of her personal favorite craft stouts and suggestions for their use.

Newsletter: Get ready for Thanksgiving and Stir up Sunday

Newsletter: Get ready for Thanksgiving and Stir up Sunday

The American holiday of Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November – this year November 24. Its origins lie in various days for thanksgiving across US history, and since the 1800s has become established as a date that brings families across the US together. Cooking for a crowd brings its challenges, even before you factor in everyone’s expectation of the special meal. Fear not, we’ve got everything you need to keep everyone happy.

The Twelve Shoulds of Christmas

The Twelve Shoulds of Christmas

Food historian Annie Gray is a familiar to many through her regular appearances on BBC Radio 4’s The Kitchen Cabinet. Annie has a passion for cookbooks, the older and more eclectic the better, and we are proud to have several of her own cookbooks on ckbk, including The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook and How to Cook the Victorian Way with Mrs Crocombe. Annie’s most recent cookbook, At Christmas We Feast which was added to ckbk this week, looks at the culinary traditions and mythologies which mark the festive season.