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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

Regula Ysewijn

Christmas played an important role in ‘Downton,’ and this book is a sumptuous showcase for festive food and trimmings. Meticulously researched, it traces the holiday’s roots far back, beyond English Victorian traditions. Alongside ‘traditional’ roast turkey and gingerbread are long-forgotten dishes such as Whitby Cake and Hackin Pudding. Thoroughly delicious edible history.

Recently added cookbooks

Recipe of the Day

Recipe of the Day

Brazilian Mashed Potato Pizza

Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

Anthony Falco

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"After you get over any hang-up about putting them on pizza, you realize the many possibilities potatoes present. I came up with this mashed potato and egg pizza at Bráz Elettrica in Brazil called the Supertramp Pizza. Mashed potatoes and eggs pair well. Add crispy pancetta and you have something special." Anthony Falco

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

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.

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