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15 Best Books about Food this Christmas

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15 Best Books about Food this Christmas

With Christmas round the corner it's the perfect excuse to round up some of the best books about food we've seen throughout the year.

So, whether you're doing some festive shopping or looking for culinary inspiration come the New Year, this stellar selection serves a smorgasboard of ideas. 

From honing those culinary skills with top restaurant cookbooks to becoming a Champagne expert or even explaining the science of food and why food tastes saltier on blue plates, here's our pick of favourites.

See what you'll be putting under the tree this year.

Chef Cook Books

Massimo Bottura's Bread is Gold

Let some of the best chefs in the world like Daniel Humm, Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrià and the Roca brothers enlighten you on how to make waste food delicious in over 100 recipes, collated by Massimo Bottura.

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Humm and Guidara's Eleven Madison Park

From the best restaurant in the world comes this two hardback volume packed with more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, watercolour illustrations and lush photography. If you don't manage to snag table, this could be the next best thing!

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Rudolf Guzman's Borago

Rodolfo's Boragó restaurant in Santiago, Chile sits at number 5 on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Find out what inspires him on the plate in this visual exploration into Chilean gastronomy, landscape and culture while learning to cook recipes from Borago’s menu.

Find out more here.

Wylie Dufresne's wd-50 Cookbook

Fans lamenting the shuttering of Wylie Dufresne's ground breaking wd-50 restaurant can drool over the stunning photos, recreate his dishes and enjoy stories recounted from the last days of the restaurant in this, Dufresne's first restaurant cookbook.

Find out more here.

Food Photography

The Evolution of Photography in Feast for the Eyes

For food photography fans check out this fascinating chronological selection of 200 pictures, showcasing 100 years of food photography and dishes since the early 20th century. 

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Stunning Images in Food in Vogue

Vogue's collection of an impressive 200 images paying tribute to decades of the icongic style and fashion magazine will appeal to more avant-garde food fans.

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Food Holidays

Silver Spoon's Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Learn to master your favourite Italian classics courtesy of the trusted Italian authority on food, the Silver Spoon team. With 150 easy to follow recipes you'll learn to produce flavour the Italian way.

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Southern Italian Flavours in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella di bufala and espresso ... just a few of the delicious reasons that Southern Italian food is loved worldwide. Relive those holiday moments in 50 recipes including some mouthwatering classics.

Find out more here.

Supra, A Georgian Feast

Discover a land rich in food made for sharing in these100 iconic recipes and classics that are fit for reasting. From iconic dishes like hot cheese bread (khachapuri) and unctious mouthwatering dumplings (khinkali) to rich aubergine stew (Ajapsandali) and poussin in walnut sauce (Ckmeruli).

Find out more here.

A Taste for The Unusual

Nordic Food Lab on Eating Insects

Roberto Flore's fascinating new book "On Eating Insects is extensive look at the future of eating insects, removing the yuk factor and instead presenting an attractive proposition.

Find out more here.

Encyclopedic Guides

Modernist Cuisine's In Depth Look at How to Make Bread

For all those budding bakers out there, this is the probably the most definitive guide to bread ever produced. Finally get to know your dough from the inside out. 

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Tim Hayward's Modern Kitchen

Tim Hayward makes an entertaining and authoratitiave narrator in all things related to the kitchen. Building on his last book celberating knives, he's now expanded to looking at the evolution of the kitchen through its tools and all those items items that we have come to love and rely on in the ktichen.

Purchase here.

The Complete Guide to Champagne + Maps

Forget the ubiquitous corkscrew, and instead allow your wine loving friends to drink in this luxurious box set complete with a complete guide to the region of Champagne and maps, by lauded expert Peter Liem.

Find out more here.

Charles Spence Explains Gastrophysics

Pioneering Oxford University professor Charles Spence explains the Science of Eating in layman's terms revealing the popular science behind several curiosities, like why food tastes saltier on blue plates and more.

Find out more here.

Michelin Guides 2018

Take your pick of Michelin guides for 2018 and work your way through the best and the newest starred restaurants wherever you are in the world.

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