Christmas Recipes and Cookbooks: Jamie’s Ministry of Food, Nigella Lawson Christmas Food, Anjum Anand Indian Food, Rachel Allen’s Bake, Rick Stein Coast to Coast.
For Christmas cookbooks, from the top selling cookbooks: see reviews below –
ONE: Jamie’s Ministry of Food: Anyone Can Learn to Cook in 24 Hours by Jamie Oliver:
A new book from Jamie, to go with the TV series, a very popular program and a very popular cookbook. The basic theme is that anyone can cook in 24 hours. Also new magazine out this week.
TWO: Nigella Lawson Nigella Christmas Food, Family, Friends, Festivities Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella gives us some wonderful recipes: (Thanks to the Mail on Sunday).
Yes Nigella Lawson is at her best when it come to Christmas and cooking and by public request her is a new Nigella Lawson book of Christmas. Here is Nigella’s reply and scintillating Christmas cookbook.
Special deal low price. Nigella Christmas: new book avaiable from Amazon.
In Amazon’s review of Nigella’s new book:
‘She makes cooking seem like a real pleasure’ – Aileen Reed, Sunday Telegraph
‘A true cook with a valuable message and a groundbreaking show…she brings to life the sensual aspect of cooking’ – The New York Times *
How to Eat: ‘I love How to Eat: its prose, its intelligence and, above all, its workable, soul-warming recipes’ – Nigel Slater”
THREE: Indian Food Made Easy by Anjum Anand
Anjum Anand ~ Indian Food Made Easy ~ BBC ~ Recipes
Anjum is from London and she has studied in Geneva, Paris and Madrid. New book ~ Indian Food Made Easy ~ Anjum Anand (Amazon book offer) and more details of Anjum and her background.
Episode One ~ Recipes
Anjum shows Panthea, a good friend who cannot cook, how to prepare various Indan foods and then they sell them at a stall at the Sherborne Country Fair.
- Coconut and chilli pan-fried halibut
- Quick pan-fried halibut
- Potato and pea samosas
- Savoury semolina cake
- Succulent chicken tikka wrap
- Tandoori lamb wrap
- Paneer, mushroom and spinach wrap
- Green chutney
- Chopped salad with peanuts
- Strawberry lassi
Episode Two ~ recipes
Anjum shows her university friend, Alex, how to cook Indian food and not to buy a takeaway for his boys’ night in. The highlight is watching the FA cup.
- Spiced lamb burgers with herbed yoghurt
- Oven-fried chilli chicken
- Smashed-fried potatoes
- Paneer and vegetable skewers
- Fennel seed drop-biscuits
- Indian scrambled eggs
- Mango smoothie
Episode Three ~ recipes
Off to the Charlton House hotel in Somerset to see how Indian cuisine goes down in the healthy spa environment.
- Southern Indian mixed vegetable dish (Avial)
- Sweet saffron yoghurt (shrikand)
- Creamy lentil and rice dish (khicheri)
- Peppery hot cabbage salad
- Slightly sweet Bengal gram lentil curry
- Spiced fried okra
Episode Four ~ recipes
An Essex firestation and teaching Paul Pemberton how to cook authentic Indian dishes.
- Bengali-style aubergine cooked in yoghurt
- Lamb with green chillies
- Naan bread
- Jaggery-caramelised walnuts
Episode Five ~ recipes
To Cornwall and help for two chefs when preparing a curry night at the Little Cornish Curry Company.
- Green coconut fish curry
- Lemon rice
- Spiced crab cakes with tamarind mayonnaise
- Mussels with dry coconut
Episode Six ~ recipes
A review of how each of the chefs has managed since Anjum had visited them.
- Honey-roasted spicy leg of lamb
- Wild mushroom pilaff
- Paneer with spinach
- Peshwari naan
- Charentais melon rasayana
- The ultimate masala tea
Indian Food Made Easy ~ Anjum Anand cookbook
FOUR: Bake by Rachel Allen
The bestselling author, Rachel Allen, is back with a collection of delicious and easy cakes and bakes, tarts and pies, quiches and casseroles from her brand new TV series.
Amazon reviews: “What could be better than the smell of freshly baked bread or the joy of eating warm cookies straight from the oven? Do you pine for the pleasures of gingerbread houses and holiday delights or the warming goodness of home baked casseroles? These are just some of the treats that await in Bake, which ties in with Rachel’s brand new TV series. She shares both the sweet and the savoury sides of baking, whether quick snacks, wholesome breads and pies, exotic cakes and tarts or easy baked meals for friends and family. Fully illustrated with beautiful food photography including step-by-steps to take the mystery out of traditional baking and pastry making. Rachel also offers troubleshooting techniques for common problems and wheat or gluten-free recipes so nobody is left out of the fun! Rachel’s friendly and expert tuition make this easy-to-use book the best friend to every home baker.Recipes include: / Cardamon bread / Crispy bacon and cheddar bread / Paper-thin cripbreads, cheese straws and pretzels / Pork, chorizo and spinach pie / Beef pasties with mint, ginger and peas / Baked cheese fondue in a pumpkin / Smoked salmon and leek gratin / Seville orange meringue pie / Cornish saffron cake / Lime and yoghurt cake with rosewater and pistachios”
FIVE: Rick Stein’s Coast to Coast by Rick Stein
Synopsis ~ Thanks to Amazon:
Rick Stein’s passion for fresh, well-sourced food has taken him from continent to continent, across magnificent shorelines and to the very best produce the coast has to offer. From Fresh grilled cod with shellfish in garlic butter at the tip of St Ives, to Cured red duck breasts with melon, soy and pickled ginger in Sydney Harbour, this collection of over 130 recipes evokes all the pleasure and flavour associated with the coast. Chapters are organised by region: healthy salads inspired by the Californian ocean, sumptuous starters fit for French cuisine, modern light lunches such as Japanese sashimi and Moroccan tagines, and main courses using fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, poultry and game from the most fertile coastal regions in the world.There are classic treats such as Toad-in-the-hole with porcini mushrooms and onion gravy, staple fish masterpieces such as Poached sea trout with sorrel hollandaise, and tasty favourites from your treasured holiday destinations: Seafood Paella, Goan Curry, Welsh Cawl and Clam Chowder.
All this, plus a delicious range of puddings including Hot bread pudding with armagnac sauce, Lemon Possett and Poached pears with mulberries and mascarpone ice cream. With brand-new recipes and a fresh design, “Coast to Coast” contains Rick Stein’s most popular dishes drawn from many years of travelling the culinary globe. Easy to follow and quick to inspire, this cookbook will bring all the flavour of the coast into the comfort of your own home.