Gastronomes will be spoilt for choice this Christmas with a stirling selection of cookbooks and drinks guides available from a selection of top restaurants, bars and chefs around the world. Take a look and see what you will ask for on your Christmas list this year.
If you spent 2015 riding the wave of Peruvian cuisine this is the must have guide from highly accomplished Chef Acurio. The stunning cookbook includes a compilation of over 500 recipes touching every region of Peru and favourites like ceviche through to some more unusual forgotten ingredients like amaranth. Click here to find out more.
Listen to chef Acurio as he takes a look inside his book:
by Dominique Crenn (Author), Karen Leibowitz (Author)
If you have a penchant for poetry and cooking this book will appeal to your inner Wordsworth. Chef Crenn draws on her unique ability to put poetry on the plate in this stunning guide suited to the technically accomplished cook, although the stunning photos will be enought to enthuse any budding chefs. Click here to see more.
The Ultimate Recipes from the Master Pâtissier by Pierre Hermé (Author), Laurent Fau (Photographer)
Budding bakers out there won't want to miss out on a copy of Macaron from the master of patissier. Herme reveals his top French fancies and treats in this ultimate macaron guide supported by 60 magical and mouth-watering photos. Click here to see more.
Learn all there is to know about Scandanavian food in Nilsson's extensively researchd guide. It took him two years to gather the information and his dedication to the task has paid off in this beautiful tribute to the cuisine of his homeland. Click here for more insight into the book.
Food pioneer Alice Waters lets us into her home kitchen in this up close and personal account which empowers the reader with some simple skills and knowledge to take control of their kitchen and more importantly, their pantry. Click here to read more.
Pioneering chef of contemporary Mexican food Enrique Olvera covers a broad spectrum of Mexican food in this guide with over 65 recipes and 100 beautiful accompanying photographs. He covers everything from the more sophisticated dishes he serves at his Pujol restaurant (voted 9th in Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants to the more relaxed family fare for enjoying at home.
The Godmother of Italian American cookery, Lidia Bastianich, has teamed up with her daughter in this 'milestone' cookbook in what will be an essenital guide to Italian cookery for anyone who has ever had a passion for Italian cuisine with desires to travel to the country itself . Find out more here.
These are tough times for chefs and restaurant professionals around the world, but there has never been a better time to seek advice and help around a number of topics affecting hospitality workers. Here's a round-up of some of the most useful resources for chefs.
Can chocolate go off or go bad? And what do the white bits on old chocolate mean? Here's all you need to know about chocolate expiry dates and whether it's safe to eat chocolate past it's printed date.