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WHETHER you're an amateur in the kitchen or a budding Gordon Ramsay, there's something very satisfying about receiving a cookbook for Christmas. Here's our pick of the best.
SLOW COOKING BY JAMES MARTIN The latest offering by the face of Saturday Kitchen features recipes that all include at least an hour's cooking or marinating time to best draw out the flavours and textures. It's a great cookbook for those who would rather be entertaining their guests than chained to a hot stove. ? Slow Cooking: Mouthwatering Recipes With Minimum Effort, James Martin, Quadrille, PS20 GU CHOCOLATE COOKBOOK A great gift for chocoholics everywhere, this cookbook is packed with enough inspiration to allow you to build your entire day's eating around chocolate. The 100 recipes include chocolate and bacon Croque Monsieur, chocolatey scallops and chocolate soup with brioche croutons, plus a host of mouth-watering desserts. ? Gu Chocolate Cookbook, Harper Collins, PS18.99 THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - LEARN TO BAKE With a forward by Mary Berry, clear, well-explained recipes and pictures illustratd the steps, so it's a good gift for young families to keep on their shelves. There's basics like strawberry pavlova and chocolate sandwich, plus unusual treats like zebra cake.
. ? The Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake: 80 Easy Recipes For All The Family, Linda Collister, BBC Books, PS18.99 ANNIE BELL'S BAKING BIBLE A practical guide crammed with 200-plus recipes for perfect meringues to sponge cakes to tray bakes. There are no specialist methods or tricky ingredients, so it's a handy addition to any kitchen.
. ? Annie Bell's Baking Bible, Kyle Books, PS25 ANJUM'S INDIAN VEGETARIAN FEAST This beautiful tome makes a great present for health-conscious vegetarians who never wants to see another nut roast - or omnivores who appreciate the versatility of vegetables, grains, cheeses and pulses. Plenty of simple recipes as well as more inventive treats.
. ? Anjum's Indian Vegetarian Feast, Anjum Anand, Quadrille, PS19.99 YOU'RE ALL INVITED Caterer Margot Henderson is used to cooking for 30 to 200 people every day, and her experience will help readers who want to wow their guests. …