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10 Top Food and Drink Books for Christmas 2015

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10 Top Food and Drink Books for Christmas 2015

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.

1) Arzak Secrets

by Juan Mari Arzak

Ambitious home cooks will relish the chance to take a unique glimpse into the world of acclaimed father and daughter team, Juan Mari Arzak and Elena Arzak. Take note as the talented duo reveal the secrets of their three Michelin starred San Sebastian restaurant, Arzak, ranked #17 in the World’s Best 50 RestaurantsClick here to find out more.

Available through Amazon

2) Peru: The Cookbook 

 by Gastón Acurio (Author)

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:

Available from Phaidon

3) Atelier Crenn: Metamorphosis of Taste

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.

Available from Amazon

4) Pierre Hermé Macaron

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.

Available through Amazon

5) The NoMad Cookbook 

by Daniel Humm (Author), Will Guidara (Author), Leo Robitschek (Author), Francesco Tonelli (Photographer)

Fans of the wildly popular NoMad restaurant in New York will love this striking new cookbook from acclaimed authors Daniel Humm and Will Guidara which reveals some of their recipe favouritesClick here to see more from the famous duo.

Available from Amazon

6) The Nordic Cookbook

by Magnus Nilsson (Author)

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.

Available from Phaidon

7) My Pantry

by Alice Waters (Author)

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.

Available from Amazon

8) Mexico from the Inside Out 

by Enrique Olvera

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.

Available from Amazon

9) Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine

by Lidia Bastianich

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.

Available from PenguinRandomHouse

10) The Dead Rabbit Drinks Manual

by Sean Muldoon (Author), Jack McGarry (Author), Ben Schaffer (Author)

Cocktail lovers will relish the chance to learn all there is to know about mixology from the two belfast boys whose acclaimed New York bar, The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog,  is ranked #2 in the 50 Best Bars in the World. To find out more click here.

Available from Amazon

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