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Best Christmas Cookbook

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tabytha Thu 24-Nov-16 20:50:27

If you could only have one Christmas cookbook which would you have?

I have the GBBO and the Sarah Raven Christmas books and I've cooked nothing from either - going to treat myself this year as we have lots of guests over the season and I want to be prepared!

TheSpottedZebra Thu 24-Nov-16 21:23:37

Delia or Nigella. Delia is more instructive, Nigella more inspiration.
I've Sarah Raven and I don't really like it - quite dry.
Jamie O has one out that's a collection of his already-published Xmas recipes which I'm quite tempted by, as a) I don't have any of his books, and b) I really really like his Xmas cookery shows he's done.

Mummyreindeerlegz Thu 24-Nov-16 21:24:06

Nigella I use time and time again.

goose1964 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:25:30

Novella, there are some nice unusual recipes,but Delia for the baking

goose1964 Thu 24-Nov-16 21:27:34

Nigella not novella😀

rosesandcashmere Thu 24-Nov-16 21:28:20

Delia I use all the time for Christmas cake and mince pies
Nigella for roast potatoes and ham smile

tabytha Thu 24-Nov-16 21:33:22

Nigella Feast? Or the Christmas one ? I thought it might be between Nigella and Delia...

tabytha Thu 24-Nov-16 21:34:24

I always do Nigellas cherry coke ham - I have the recipe scrawled on a piece of paper somewhere ...

TheSpottedZebra Thu 24-Nov-16 21:35:36

The Christmas one!

Mary Berry has one too - but I've not seen it.

Delia is great for when you're a bit frazzled and want to know exactly what to do and when. And if it will freeze, etc etc.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Thu 24-Nov-16 21:38:20

Delia all the way.
But got some good ideas from Jamie's Christmas Eve programme last year.

CrystalGlitz Thu 24-Nov-16 21:39:22

Nigella Christmas, hands down.

TheSpottedZebra Thu 24-Nov-16 21:42:25

Ooh, Mary Berry £7 with 10% extra off at the works. Hmm...

tabytha Thu 24-Nov-16 21:43:00

So should I buy Delia AND Nigella??! Which Nigella book has the cherry coke ham? Should I buy the Christmas one and feast?!

TheSpottedZebra Thu 24-Nov-16 22:17:14

Oh God, shoot me for knowing this, but I think it's ham in cherry coke in Feast, Ham in normal coke in How to Eat, and ham in ginger ale in Christmas.

But I suspect once you have one recipe, you can tweak it per your favourite fizzy as you wish.

rosesandcashmere Thu 24-Nov-16 22:29:13

Nigella Christmas is the one smile

rosesandcashmere Thu 24-Nov-16 22:29:43

And it isn't in any fizzy drinks, it's ham in spices then glazed in the Christmas one ❤️

rosesandcashmere Thu 24-Nov-16 22:30:52

This one. It's beautiful and makes the house smell wonderful!

TheSpottedZebra Thu 24-Nov-16 22:39:07

The ginger ale ham is there as well.

tabytha Fri 25-Nov-16 07:44:14

I would like to have a proper copy of the ham in cherry coke recipe - plus Feast is £10 cheaper than the Christmas one...

Amalfimamma Fri 25-Nov-16 07:59:44

Nigeria Christmas
Delia's merry Christmas
Mary Berry Christmas
I've also got some good ideas from BBC good food Christmas
Irish country womans association Christmas
Hairy bikers 12 days of Christmas
Christmas with Gordon

I use some recipes from all for different meals, parties and Christmas dinners in December and January.

Amalfimamma Fri 25-Nov-16 08:00:42

Nigella not Nigeria


LucilleBluth Fri 25-Nov-16 10:48:47

Yup, Nigella every time. Christmas with Gordon sounds like a nightmare ;)

Sweepingchange Fri 25-Nov-16 10:50:04

Nigella's every time!

Amalfimamma Fri 25-Nov-16 13:08:56

LucilleBluth it has a few nice recipes that is use time and time again. An actual Christmas with Gordon in my house would be a laugh. I'd give him a run for his money with cursing and his cuntiness 😂😁

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 25-Nov-16 13:13:37

Nigella! The Xmas ham is delicious.the star topped mince pies are too.

And her roast potatoes.....

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