Christmas 2019: Our Food and Drink Picks

We're not sure exactly when Christmas changed from being a celebration of the birth of Christ into a (very welcome) opportunity to eat and drink a bit too much. But given that it has, here's our seasonal selection from our Food and Drink shelves.

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The Quick Roasting Tin

Rukmini Iyer

From the publisher:

Cook quick, delicious and nutritious one-tin meals that take the pressure off dinner. 10 MINUTES PREP. 30 MINUTES IN THE OVEN. The Quick Roasting Tin contains 75 new ...


The Book of St John: Still a kind of British cooking

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver

From the publisher:

‘The Book of St John is too witty to be a manifesto, but it is a sturdy invocation of the need for comfort, generosity and ritual at the table. And it is a gurglingly ...


Dishoom: From Bombay with Love

Shamil Thakrar, Kavi Thakrar and Naved Nasir

From the publisher:

An eccentric and charming cookbook from Dishoom, with over 100 recipes from the much-loved restaurants


Spirited: How to create easy, fun drinks at home

Signe Johansen

From the publisher:

A flavour-focused drinks recipe book with a feminist slant, Spirited opens up the 'boys' club' world of serious cocktails and features fifty drinks, both alcoholic and ...


A Cheesemonger’s History of The British Isles

Ned Palmer

From the publisher:

‘A beautifully textured tour around the cheeseboard’ Simon Garfield ‘Full of flavour’ Sunday Times ‘A delightful and informative romp ... a fine Christmas present, ...


Signature Dishes That Matter

introduction by Mitchell Davis, contributions by Christine Muhlke and Richard Vines

From the publisher:

A global celebration of the iconic restaurant dishes that defined the course of culinary history over the past 300 years