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Cookbooks for Celebrations

Gathering friends and family around the festive table? At this time of year the planning and preparing for get-togethers is utmost in many people's minds. The books in this collection are written by authors with decades of experience. Follow their advice (and their recipes) for glitch-proof gatherings large and small.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Lou Seibert Pappas

Serving a satisfying and memorable Thanksgiving meal starts with getting organized, and Lou Seibert Pappas is here to help with a comprehensive manual. With tips on serving styles, wine pairing suggestions, and a wealth of savory recipes that will please the whole family, Pappas's Thanksgiving will guide you through the holiday, including easy step-by-step instructions for turkey cooking, from brining to carving.

Celebrate

Celebrate

Bettina Campolucci Bordi

Making and serving vegan meals for celebrations – Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, birthday parties – can come with its own set of challenges. The 80 recipes in this book, including plant-based Ice Cream Yule Log, Not Sausage Rolls, and The Ultimate Chocolate Cake, are special yet achievable, and hit all the right celebratory notes.

Set a Table

Set a Table

Karen Dudley

“It is at the table that we experience belonging most powerfully,” writes Dudley, a chef and food writer who ran The Kitchen in Cape Town for 11 years. Dudley knows about hospitality, and her eight dinner party rules are worth following – as are her generous-spirited, eclectic recipes for canapés, main courses and accompaniments, and desserts. Dinner party success guaranteed.

Finger Food

Finger Food

Le Cordon Bleu

Le Cordon Bleu Master Chefs have created this wonderful collection of miniature finger foods, both mouth-watering and visually stunning but surprisingly easy to make. For a grand affair or just a casual gathering, tiny spinach and feta parcels, quick crostini and smoked salmon pancake rolls represent a new standard for elegant, stylish but unfussy party fare.

Recently added cookbooks

Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

The Turkey Club

From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

Michael Ruhlman

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"The turkey club sandwich is simply a BLT on top of a turkey sandwich. The turkey club is especially good if you use turkey breast you roast yourself. Given how easy it is to roast a breast on the bone (and that’s key—on the bone keeps it moist), it’s not bad simply to have around all week for sandwiches." Michael Ruhlman

Author spotlight

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.”

Guy Watson

Guy Watson

Guy Watson began farming at Riverford, South Devon, in 1985. The team behind the pioneering veg box scheme are now one of the country's largest independent growers. Riverford books include Riverford Farm, Riverford Farm Cook Book, Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box, and Spring and Summer Cooking with a Veg Box.

Anto Cocagne

Anto Cocagne

Gabonese-born Cocagne studied culinary arts in France and the US before becoming a home chef and consultant on African cuisine based in Paris. The author of ‘Saka Saka: Adventures in African Cooking’ and artistic director of African Cooking magazine aims to popularize African cooking.

Features & Stories

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.

ckbk’s new notification feed

ckbk’s new notification feed

With so much happening at ckbk, it isn’t always easy to keep track of what’s new when you come back to the website or app. ckbk’s new notification feed solves that problem and gives you a range of options for staying up to date. e.g. sign up to receive the Recipe of the Day by email.

Newsletter: Southern US cooking + celebrating cranberries

Newsletter: Southern US cooking + celebrating cranberries

Cooking with heart and soul in the American south

“It’s one of the truest forms of American cuisine, because American cuisine to me sometimes can be a mishmash. Southern food, soul food, gullah cuisine, whatever you want to call it. It’s not going anywhere.”Kevin Mitchell – Taste of the State