I really don’t need any more cookbooks, or books about food. But then Christmas is not always about need, so these are a purely indulgent list of ones that I might enjoy finding space for. Just in case Santa is watching.
Although does depend, I guess, which list I’m on!
Cake Angels by Julia Thomas – I’m really interested in how to create gorgeous cakes without relying on wheat flour, given the fairly poor ranges you see in our supermarkets. This book takes it all the way so bakes without gluten, wheat or dairy, and I am interested to see how good they could be. Be interested to see if the team can spot the difference!
Do-Ahead Dinners: How to Feed Friends and Family Without the Frenzy – with the changes in the household over the year I’m doing more weekday cooking now, and try as far as possible to cook ahead. I’ve featured this book before, but it really appealed to me both as a concept and for some of the recipes. I can imagine marinated baked goat’s cheese being very popular with MGG.
The Modern Pantry – I’ve written recently about how much I loved The Modern Pantry, and I’d really love the cookbook of the restaurant. Though I imagine the fig leaf ice cream might need an ice cream maker!
Pomegranates and Roses: My Persian Family Recipes – I love the rich variety of Middle Eastern cooking, and it’s something that I love to experiment with, and discover more of. This book would sit alongside Arabesque and I could have many happy afternoons working through this book and the fabulous flavours it evokes.
Great British Bake Off: Winter Kitchen – I love winter cooking, love the comfort food, and this is a great book for that. I’m guessing that when there are casseroles, then there’ll be dumplings, otherwise it’s stretching the baking bit a little far!
So, who knows what Santa might pick? Or whether I need to clear space on the bookshelf or in the coal bucket!