Looking for a Christmas prezzie for a cookbook-obsessed relative? Or maybe you’re after for one yourself, so you can get ahead in the kitchen before the festive season? We’ve rounded up the top five to get your hands on before they sell out…

Gino’s Hidden Italy: How To Cook Like A True Italian by Gino D’Acampo

Gino takes us on a trip around Italy in his new cookbook, which accompanies his latest seven-part ITV series, Hidden Italy. The book covers traditional methods used in Italian kitchens and includes 80 new recipes that are so delicious, you won’t even feel guilty about the major carb overload.

Rick Stein’s Long Weekends by Rick Stein

If, like most of us, the weekend is your time to indulge, this collection of over 100 recipes gathered from the author’s travels to 10 European cities is for you. With everything from easy-to-prepare Friday night suppers to Sunday evening sweet treats, Rick Stein shows us how to dine like a pro at the weekend.

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook

Perfecting Christmas dinner is an art that takes time and skill – unless you’ve got step-by-step recipes from the Christmas dinner king himself, Jamie Oliver – in which case, what could possibly go wrong?

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Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay

Just when you thought Gordon Ramsay’s recipes couldn’t get any better, he and the award-winning team at Bread Street Kitchen hit us with 100 new recipes – all based on fresh, simple, sociable eating. The honeycomb butter is a must-try!

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Mary Berry Cooks The Perfect

The baking queen is back with another book, this time containing over 100 brand-new recipes – with her Keys To Perfection tips throughout, which ensure you’ll get it just right.

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