We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up thanks to Helen Stanton, owner of Forum Books in Corbridge, and her pick of the season’s best books for foodies
By Anna Hedworth
£25 Head of Zeus
Anna Hedworth, of Cook House in Ouseburn, Newcastle, tells how she progressed from supper clubs to national acclaim and shares more than 100 superb recipes. This is our new kitchen staple.
A Cheesemonger’s History of the British Isles
By Ned Palmer
£16.99 Profile Books
Cheesemonger Ned Palmer takes us on a delicious tour across Britain and Ireland, through the craft and culture of cheese making from an eccentric and engaging cast of characters.
The Japanese Table
By Sofia Hellsten
£18 Hardie Grant
Tokyo-based Sofia Hellsten celebrates the ichiju-sansai tradition – literally ‘one soup, three dishes’ – with this collection of uncomplicated, delicious small plates served with steamed rice. Inspiring and truly beautiful.
By Flora Shedden
£22.00 Hardie Grant
From Flora Shedden’s bakery in Dunkeld, Scotland this is a glorious selection of recipes, stories and interviews with customers, taking us through a day at the bakery. Transporting and mouthwatering.
Happy Vegan Christmas
By Karoline Jonsson
A merry and magnificent smorgasbord of plant-based Scandinavian dishes including cardamom buns, cinnamon bhajis, and sticky buffalo cauliflower plus drinks and everything festive. Simply glorious.
Let It Snow
By Agnes Prus
£7.99 Hardie Grant
Bring warmth and sweetness to your kitchen with apple gingerbread, chocolate and pecan snowballs, and mulled wine tartlets dusted with icing sugar snow. With a recipe for every day of Advent, it’s a seasonal must-have.
By Nigel Slater
£22 Fourth Estate
Nigel Slater takes us into autumn and winter with 110 warming, substantial and deeply satisfying recipes. Another varied, glorious celebration of plant-based winter cooking, this is Slater at his best.
Big Mamma Cucina Popolare
This collection of contemporary Italian recipes is the ultimate modern cookbook. More than 130 deliciously easy recipes range from classics like risotto with truffle to linguine with clams, black tortelli, lemon pie and an unforgettable chocolate tart.
Forum Books, The Chapel, Market Place, Corbridge, NE45 5AW, tel 01434 632 931, www.forumbooksandkids.com