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Three New Recipe Books that make great Chrismas presents!

WITH THE weather being more conducive to conjuring up meals in a warm kitchen, these new recipe books are sure to be a source of inspiration … and they make great Christmas presents!


The Ten-Minute Cookbook

from BBC Books

Another 175 super-fast recipes from the chefs who appear in this popular British TV programme.  

A high-energy special feature at the end of Ready Steady Cook is Ainsley Harriott’s Quickie Bag Challenge, where the two guest chefs compete to devise dishes that can be made in under 10 minutes from the contents of the quickie bag.

The very best and most successful Quickie Bag recipies are in this book and the results are impressive and delicious – good enough for a dinner party or just a quick supper after work. For ease of use, the book is divided into starters, soups, light bites, salads, on-the-side, vegetarian, seafood, poultry, meat, hot and cold desserts – even drinks!

Antony Worrall Thompson, Brian Turner, Gino D’Acampo, James Martin, James Tanner, Lesley Waters, Nick Nairn, Paul Ranking, Phil Vickery, Ross Burden and Tony Turbin are the creative chefs whose recipes are included. Spinach and parmesan filo tarts, creamy cardamom chicken with chilli flatbreads and lime and mint vodka being just some of the mouthwatering (and divinely fast) recipes.

Available in hardcover at 23.50 euros


by Pat Chapman

For spice-lovers, Pat Chapman is a culinary hero with his original Curry Bible from the Curry Club. Now there’s The New Curry Bible from Chapman, which joins his crop of curry-lovers’ cookery books.

This new book is designed to replicate the experience of eating in a good Indian restaurant, while confidently preparing the dishes at home for even the most inexperienced cook of Indian food. The book is laid out in curry menu style and includes over 1,000 recipes for the finest dishes selected from the best curry houses in Britain.

With step-by-step photo sequences, an A to Z of spices, nutritional information, a menu glossary and enticing colour photographs of every dish, Chapman provides a wealth of information, tips and secrets to create the perfect Indian meal at home.

Available in paperback at 20 euros

Vegetarian Supercook

by Rose Elliot

For vegetarians and those catering for veggies, Rose Elliot has devised her new book, approved by the Vegetarian Society. Elliott has chosen over 100 delicious recipes that will ease entertaining, brighten up barbecues and allow you to eat meatless in style.

From chestnut-stuffed onions with porcini gravy to chargrilled artichoke heart and basil fritatta, there are exciting ideas for every occasion, including irresistible desserts such as coconut and honey ice cream with banana-sesame fritters. These are recipes that will tempt even the most hardened of carnivores!

Available in paperback at 20 euros