10 best cookbooks for the foodie in your life

Posted on 30/11/2020

Are you struggling to find the perfect gift for the foodie in your life this Christmas? We've picked our way through all the best cookbooks of 2020 to show there really is something for everybody!

1 Nadiya The Lockdown Baker

The Lockdown Baker

Nadiya Bakes - Nadiya Hussain

The Great British Bake Off star brings together all the recipes from her recent BBC Two series. Expect breads, cakes, biscuits and pies galore, the ideal book for anyone who spent their year getting covered in flour!

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The Experimenter

Dumplings and Noodles - Pippa Middlehurst

Manchester-based cook and Instagrammer @pippyeats with her first cookbook covering everything you need to know about creating bao, gyoza, ramen and much more from scratch. It's an exciting tour of Asian cooking that will appeal to anyone who loves to learn new skills in the kitchen.

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The Traveller

Falastin: A Cookbook - Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

Chefs Tamimi and Wigley take fascinating journey through Palestine with beautiful food and travel photography throughout. The book also includes a foreword by famous Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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The Eco-conscious

Eat to Save the Planet - Annie Bell

Highly experienced food writer and nutritionist Annie Bell brings over 100 delicious and healthy recipes that will help lessen your impact on the world.  The perfect gift for someone hoping to live a more green lifestyle in 2021.

Speedy Mob Cook Book

The Busy Cook

Speedy MOB - Ben Lebus

MOB Kitchen cook Ben Lebus returns with more quick, easy and affordable recipes to feed four people. Each delicious dish can be whipped up in no more than 12 minutes, ideal for anyone without much time on their hands wanting to cook healthy and tasty food.

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The Indulgent Cook

Cook eat repeat - Nigella Lawson

The accompanying book to Nigella's latest TV series packs in over 150 unfussy recipes for people who love to eat and eat well. Expect guilty pleasures on every page, from crab mac and cheese to sweet and salty cookies it's all deliciously indulgent.

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The Veggie

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR - Yotam Ottolenghi

Whether you eat meat or not you'll love this amazing collection of delicious vegetable-based dishes loaded with flavour. From aubergine dumplings alla parmigiana to hasselback beetroot this brilliant book proves that vegetarian cooking doesn't have to be dull.

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The Traditionalist

The Hand & Flowers Cookbook - Tom Kerridge

A book of brilliant British classics from the only pub in the world with two Michelin Stars, The Hand & Flowers in Buckinghamshire. Tom Kerridge includes over 70 much-loved recipes including salt cod Scotch egg and smoked haddock omelette.

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The Vegan

Speedy BOSH - Henry Firth and Ian Theasby

For those looking to adopt a plant-based diet, or even just lessen their impact on the planet, Speedy BOSH makes a great introduction to vegan cooking. The book features over 100 recipes which can all be created in less than half an hour.

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The Gardener

Homegrown by Father & Son - John & Pip Burton-Race

Celebrity chef John Burton-Race keeps it in the family as his son joins him in penning this fascinating cook book including everything you need to know to grow and cook amazing food from your own back yard.