Christmas is a magical time of the year. It’s a holiday season riddled with joyful memories of bicycles dropped off on your roof by Santa and half-eaten mince pies. It’s also a holiday season that’s just as much about the food as it is about presents. The perfect way to combine those two is, of course, through some food-related presents.
I’m definitely in the stage of my life where I get really excited about receiving socks and underwear on Christmas but I think my favourite gift to receive from Saint Nick is a brand-new cookbook. Not only does their rectangular shape make them look exceedingly aesthetic under the tree but a cookbook is a gift that keeps on giving.
From leafing through it on the day you get it – and dog-earing the recipes you want to try first – to actually sitting your family down and serving them an elaborate meal that sort-of looks like the photo, the experience of getting a cookbook for Christmas simply cannot be beat. I’ve already highlighted some of our favourite chef’s favourite cookbooks as well as the best restaurant cookbooks and vegan cookbooks out there. But having too many cookbooks is simply not a thing. These are the cookbooks you should be buying the food lovers in your life for Christmas this year.