Nigella Christmas Cookbook
Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Christmas comprises reliable, practical, easy-to-follow recipes and reassuring advice about planning and cooking ahead, presented in a gorgeous glittering package which will make this the ultimate gift to yourself and for family and friends.
Illustrated with over 250 fabulous full-colour photographs by Lis Parsons (photographer of the bestselling Nigella Express), including method photos and lavish spreads, Nigella Christmas is in a new, larger and irresistible format. It includes everything from scrumptious Christmas cakes and puddings, to quick and easy homemade presents (biscuits, preserves and other standbys) and edible tree-decorations, recipes for feeding friends and family over the holiday season with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment (cook and freeze ahead or slow-cook in the oven), as well as Christmas party food and drinks. And, of course, exciting and inspiring variations for the Main Event itself – from traditional super-juicy turkey, festive ginger-baked ham, special trimmings and the Ultimate Christmas Pud, all the way to the special vegetarian Christmas feast, by way of goose or pork-and-cranberry options and a Prodigious Pavlova…
Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eat and How To Be a Domestic Goddess – the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collection app, have made her a household name around the world. In 2014 she was voted Best Food Personality in a readers’ poll at the Observer Food Monthly Awards. Simply Nigella is her tenth book, and will be accompanied by a 6-part, prime-time TV series on the BBC this autumn
Her cakes, as always, gladden the heart, and her ‘At-a-Glance Christmas Dinner Countdown’ helps take the stress and strain out of the Big Day itself. Nigella Christmas will surely be a perennial favourite, the book we will all reach for – for inspiration and reassurance – as soon as the Christmas lights start going up…
“The queen of feasts” (Heat)
“I’d happily go to Nigella Christmas for all my festive recipes. They’re reliable, sensible and delectable” (Tom Parker Bowles Mail on Sunday)
“Perfect for all celebrations to come” (Love Food)
“Once again, Nigella really makes you believe that you too could become a Domestic Goddess!” (Good Book Guide)
“When it comes to tasty, indulgent treats, there’s no better master than Nigella” (5 stars Heat)
‘Nigella Christmas…is Christmas. It’s warm, funny, luxurious and just a little bit make-believe’
Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen
Delicious recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner to cook at home
‘If you think you can’t eat as well at home as you do in a restaurant – think again. I’m going to show you how to cook stunning recipes from Bread Street Kitchen at home.’
From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, this is a collection of 100 fresh new recipes from Gordon Ramsay and the award-winning team at Bread Street Kitchen. Like the restaurant itself, the book is all about relaxed and sociable eating, using fresh ingredients, simple techniques all delivered with the signature Gordon Ramsay stamp so that you know it’s going to be good.
Recipes include Ricotta Hotcakes with Honeycomb Butter – perfect for a weekend brunch, Sea Trout with Clams or a Crispy Duck Salad for a weekday supper. For a weekend get together, get things off to a good start with a Bread Street Kitchen Rum Punch and Slow Roast Pork Belly with Apple & Cinnamon Sauce, followed by Pineapple Carpaccio with Coconut Sorbet or a super indulgent Coconut Strawberry Trifle.
Marcus at Home
Marcus Wareing is a brilliant chef. His restaurant group Marcus Wareing Restaurants includes three critically-acclaimed restaurants – the two Michelin-starred Marcus at The Berkeley, as well as The Gilbert Scott and Tredwell’s. He is also judge of MasterChef: The Professionals, combining authority with inspiration for the contestants and viewers alike. But there’s another side to Marcus – away from the professional kitchens – when he’s at home, cooking the food he loves to share with his family and friends. In Marcus at Home, he shows you how you can cook these recipes, too.
Reviews of Marcus’ restaurants:
Grace Dent – On Marcus: ‘The food at Marcus was incredible. I inhaled the courses in swift succession, making low mewls of pleasure and ignoring my guest.’
Grace Dent – On Tredwell’s: ‘There was literally nothing on the menu at Tredwell’s I didn’t gaze at longingly and want then and there. This is a Marcus Wareing experience, but with genuinely relaxed just-fussed-with-enough fare on offer. It’s high-end comfort-food heaven.’
Tracey Macleod – ‘The dishes were prepared with the finesse you’d expect from a team with its roots in fine dining. “This is what I dream of when I cook,” breathed Emma as she cut into her baked onion, immaculately stuffed with a breadcrumby rubble. Mushrooms on sippets were elevated from a breakfast dish by lozenges of bone marrow. Bacon olives – minced pork wrapped in bacon, served with an endive and shallot salad – sent Richard into a reverie. “It’s comfort food,” he sighed happily. “All the tastes of home and youth…”’
Giles Coren – ‘It was a dazzling, lavish, exciting meal, which I wouldn’t have minded spreading out over three evenings.’
About the Author
MARCUS WAREING is one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain today. Originally from Southport, Merseyside, Marcus began his career at the age of 16. An incredible talent, he started acquiring Michelin stars aged just 26 – one of only a handful of chefs to be recognised at such a young age. Over the last 30 years Marcus has been involved in the creation of many of London’s most iconic and celebrated restaurants, including his own restaurant group, Marcus Wareing Restaurants, which he founded in 2008.
With two Michelin stars at his flagship restaurant, Marcus, in the Berkeley Hotel, he also owns and operates two other London restaurants, The Gilbert Scott and Tredwell’s.
Alongside his Michelin stars, Marcus has also won numerous coveted awards. These include the Acorn Award, Chef of the Year with Caterer and Hotelkeeper, Tatler Restaurateur of the Year and GQ Chef of the Year.
A familiar face on our TV screens, Marcus took on the new role as judge on MasterChef:The Professionals in 2014. Marcus lives in London with his wife and three children.
Marcus Wareing’s contribution to British food and the next generation of cookery talent has made him one of the most respected and acclaimed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain. His awards include two Michelin stars, Tatler Restaurateur of the Year, GQ Chef of the Year, Chef of the Year with Caterer and Hotelkeeper and the Acorn Award.
Originally from Southport, Merseyside, the son of a fruit and vegetable merchant, Marcus began his career aged 18. He received his first Michelin star at just 26 – one of only a handful of chefs to be recognised at this age. Over the last 30 years Marcus has been involved in the creation of some of London’s most celebrated restaurants.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, as well as loads of delicious recipes for edible gifts, party food and new ways to love those leftovers. It’s everything you need for the best Christmas ever. (from the publisher’s description)
‘Our favourite. It is a 400-page-plus volume featuring recipes that will become your go-tos for the festive period and beyond’ Independent
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents’ pub, The Cricketers, in Clavering, Essex, at the age of eight. After leaving school he began a career as a chef that took him to the River Café, where he was famously spotted by a television production company.
His television and publishing career began in 1999 with The Naked Chef series. Since then he has set up Fifteen restaurant in London, changed school dinners in the UK and revolutionised home cooking. His charity, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, seeks to improve people’s lives through food.
He writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine. Jamie lives in London and Essex with his wife Jools and their children.
Jamie Oliver started cooking at his parents’ pub, the Cricketers, at the age of eight, and has gone on to work with some of the world’s top chefs. He founded Fifteen restaurant in London and the associated charity, Fifteen Foundation, which trains disadvantaged young people to become chefs. There are now Fifteen restaurants in Cornwall, Amsterdam and Melbourne. Jamie has also launched a chain of high street restaurants in the UK called Jamie’s Italian. Jamie writes for publications in the UK and around the world, including his own Jamie Magazine.