Helen Stanton, owner of Forum Books in Corbridge, offers her pick of the season’s best books for foodies
SCANDI KITCHEN CHRISTMAS
RECIPES AND TRADITIONS FROM SCANDINAVIA
£16.99 Ryland Peters
The bible for hygge-seeking Christmasophiles, this is Christmas Scandi-style, packed with delicious recipes and family traditions.
DESPATCHES AND RECIPES THROUGH DARKNESS AND LIGHT
A magical travelogue and recipe book, this is full of amazing food and fascinating stories of the individuals the author met on her travels.
RECIPES CELEBRATING NATURE, SEASONS AND THE LAND
£25 Orion Books
Michelin-starred Banks, Great British Menu champion, presents a magical celebration of food, the seasons, and preparing the ingredients he grows.
OVER 70 AMAZING RECIPES FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON
Oakley is among the most exciting vegan cooks around today, whether you’re vegan or not. This book could just change your life…
CAKES, COOKIES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
£30 Fourth Estate
With 250 exquisitely photographed recipes, this is the definitive guide to modern baking and one of the most beautiful books of the season.
STRUDEL, NOODLES & DUMPLINGS
THE NEW TASTE OF GERMAN COOKING
£26 Fourth Estate
Dunk is one of the best food writers around today, and this collection of beautifully written German family recipes is a must-have Christmas gift.
A COOKBOOK FROM BARCELONA TO NEW YORK
MARC VIDAL & YANN DE ROCHEFORT
£26 Absolute Press
This gorgeous book serves up fantastic recipes and fascinating food travel stories from the team at the great Manhattan restaurant Boqueria.
SEEDLIP THE COCKTAIL BOOK
100 DELICIOUS NON-ALCOHOLIC RECIPES £14.99 Penguin
ALCOHOL FREE COCKTAILS WITH BENEFITS £12.99 Kyle Books
Sober is the new black, don’t you know, and both of these guides are packed with delicious mocktails for those days when sobriety rules.