Christmas 2016: Food and Drink

Food is very important to us here at the Bookshop (and, obviously, the Cake Shop). As are books about food. Here are a few to whet your appetites.

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Please note that many books are currently unavailable for home delivery. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourites, old and new – browse the full list at

The Ten (Food) Commandments

Jay Rayner

From the publisher:

A title, in which, the author deals once and for all with questions like whether it is ever okay to covet thy neighbour’s oxen (it is), eating with your hands (very ...


How to Hygge: The Secrets of Nordic Living

Signe Johansen

From the publisher:

Uplifting, heart-warming, life-enriching. I wish I could have read this book years ago – Nigel Slater Nordic countries are consistently rated as the best places to live ...


Appetites: A Cookbook

Anthony Bourdain

From the publisher:

Brash, wild, original and badass. This is Anthony Bourdain’s interpretation of a normal cookbook. As a restaurant professional, Bourdain spent his life on the fringes of ...


Brindisa: The True Food of Spain

Monika Linton

From the publisher:

COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR 2016, Spectator ‘The definitive book about the food of Spain’ Rose Prince


The 24-Hour Wine Expert

Jancis Robinson

From the publisher:

Wine is now one of the most popular drinks in the world. From the difference between red and white, to the shape of bottles and their labels, descriptions of taste, colour ...


On the Menu: The World’s Favourite Piece of Paper

Nicholas Lander

From the publisher:

On the Menu presents over 100 stunning, full-colour reproductions of menus – some at the cutting edge of contemporary culinary innovation, and others that are relics from ...


Dali: Les Diners de Gala

illustrated by Salvador Dali

From the publisher:

“Les diners de Gala is uniquely devoted to the pleasures of taste ... If you are a disciple of one of those calorie-counters who turn the joys of eating into a form of ...


Highballs for Breakfast

P. G. Wodehouse

From the publisher:

No writer knew better than PG Wodehouse how a drink can lift the spirits – and he was a master at the high comic effects of having a few too many. This is a handpicked ...