Top 5 Cookbooks this Christmas Holidays

Top 5 Cookbooks this Christmas Holidays

I have put together this fantastic list of “Must Have” Cookbooks.  They are my top 5 cookbooks this Christmas holidays.  I hope Santa is paying attention because I would be happy with any of these in my Christmas stocking. Santa will be coming a little early for one lucky reader as we have another great Gourmet Giveaway at the end of the story.

Preparing meals for Christmas should be a joy and help put you in the holiday spirit. These cookbooks will help you create an amazing festive menu.

All you need are your trusty kitchen tools, the ability to follow instructions, and some great ideas from a few of these cookbooks to help you prepare a feast for friends and family.

Here’s is my pick of some of this seasons classic, beautiful, easy-to-follow cookbooks that you can use, not just for the holidays but for the whole year round!

I am sure they would also make a great gift idea for the foodie friend or family member.

Top 5 Cookbooks this Christmas Holidays

1/ Family Food: 130 Delicious Paleo Recipes for Every Day

Pete Evans’ Family Food: 130 Delicious Paleo Recipes for Every Day is the perfect cookbook for those who wish to follow a healthier lifestyle. This cookbook features healthy yet filling and delicious meals for the family. With Pete Evan’s guilt-free collection of Paleo diet treats, you and your family are sure to enjoy hearty meals without worrying about the calories!

130 Delicious Paleo Recipes for Every Day

130 Delicious Paleo Recipes for Every Day

2/ The Whole Pantry

Belle Gibson has something new up her sleeves. She has recently released The Whole Pantry, a book that carries the same name as that of the app she created in 2013. Similar to Pete Evan’s Family Food, The Whole Pantry promotes preparing healthy food for the family. You can expect gluten, corn, and dairy-free recipes from this cookbook, which makes this a perfect gift for families who suffer some intolerance to certain food.

The Whole Pantry

The Whole Pantry

3/ The New Easy

Here’s another great cookbook that will surely keep you busy in the kitchen. I have nearly all Donna Hay Cookbooks and this is one of my favourites already! The New Easy by Donna Hay lives up to its name. It contains tips and tricks and fantastic recipes that requires very little effort to prepare. This cookbook is an ideal gift for beginners in the kitchen or those that want to get out of the kitchen quickly!

Donna Hay - The New Easy

Donna Hay – The New Easy


4/ The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook

Similar to The New Easy, this is one cookbook that kitchen newbies will appreciate. It not only features easy to prepare recipes, they are easy on the pocket, too! Grab a copy of The Brokeass Gourmet Cookbook if you wish to have a wide selection of recipes that range from children’s parties to classy dinners for adults.

5/ What Katie Ate at the Weekend

The images in this book are what sold me, absolutely gorgeous, so whimsical and stylish. True to its title, What Katie Ate at the Weekend by Katie Quinn Davies inspires foodies to invite friends and family members for a weekend get together over cocktails, tapas, and desserts. Katie Quinn Davies’ contemporary recipes and mouthwatering photos will definitely get you bustling around the kitchen. Soon enough you’ll find yourself recreating her yummy treats!

What Kate ate on the weekend

What Katie Ate at the Weekend

Now its time for our wonderful Cookbook giveaway.  Thanks to Bookworld and Gourmet Getaways, one lucky reader will win their own copy of What Katie At at the Weekend.” Katie is such a talented photographer and her recipes are absolutely lush!
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Make sure you enter twice, once for you and once for a friend!

If like me, you are drooling over these cookbooks? You can grab them at Bookworld should you wish to gift them for yourself, your friends, and family.

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  1. Donna Hay is my fave but What Katie Ate’s book sounds great too!!!

  2. Interesting assortment of books there. Happy browsing xo

  3. Great list Julie. I already have Donna’s 🙂

  4. You’ve put together a great list there Julie! Cookbooks put a big smile on my face and I wish I owned each of these. I love Donna but Katie is my absolute favourite….I keep looking at her images on Pinterest for inspiration….so beautiful!

  5. A friend- she loves to cook, and I love to help her eat it! 🙂

  6. Julie, I asked the same thing for Christmas ! I will like have “What Kate Ate on the Weekend”. I have the first one and I love it! I like the photographies and the recipes of course! But I was wainting for the french version! Have a nice weekend 🙂

  7. It looks beautiful! I have to admit I’d keep this for myself. I’m such a sucker for trying recipes based on the picture of how they’re supposed to turn out. Not that mine ever look so fabulous!

  8. What a wonderful list, Julie! I’m a cookbook-aholic so I’d be happy as, to receive any of these beautiful books. I’m a big fan of Donna Hay, but don’t have this one (yet) and I’ve been all over the Whole Pantry app, so would love to get a sneak peek at the book. I’ve heard such wonderful things about Katie and her work, I bet this book would be a delicious Christmas treat!

  9. Oh how clever, we must be psychic.. I’m putting together a list of veg cookbooks! Great minds 😉

  10. I don’t have any Donna Hay books. I must remedy that. Great list Julie 🙂

  11. The New Easy sounds awesome! I need more cookbooks (need is pushing it but it is true :P)

    Choc Chip Uru

  12. I was just commenting on Amanda’s blog (she’s done a similar post) about how she loves to get a few new cookbooks on Christmas Day. I agree. I find that after the madness settles, there are days for relaxing and it’s just so nice to kick back and relax with a few new cookbooks to see the beautiful photographs and become inspired. I’d love to see what’s in the What Katie Ate cookbook xx

  13. Gulp. What Katie Ate at the Weekend would have to be a keeper…I know, I know this is the season of giving! P.s. Agreed Julie that holiday cooking should be joyful..Food tastes better that way! And is a “funner” process =)

  14. Definitely from Me to Me under my Christmas tree!

  15. its gonna be for someone

  16. Thanks for the terrific list of cookbooks! I love them all…they’d make great Christmas presents for my sisters.

  17. I love cookbooks, did not know that Katie had a new one out. Great list!

  18. This book is for me. I’m always on the look out for new inspiration for my weekend parties.

  19. What Katie Ate – has been such a successful blog – Katie has followed the golden rule of longevity; always writing authentic and beautiful posts. Her Cookbooks follow this theme – I love your above list, but Katie’s truly does take the cake. If my photographs looked 1/2 as glorious as hers … and the most important part of any cookbook is that the recipes actually work when you re-create them at home…going by her history, these ones absolutely will…a stunning gift at home in the kitchen or on the coffee table. Mx

  20. i would be so happy to own these cookbooks

  21. Wendy Christidis :

    Id keep this book which I know my whole family who love to cook will really enjoy

  22. G’day I’d savor the flavor of each and every recipe from What Katie Ate at the Weekend and the cover looks so tantalizingly tasty already to me!
    Cheers! Joanne

  23. Fiona Rowlands :

    Hmm I’d love to say that the cookbook would be a gift for a friend, but I just know that I wouldn’t be able to hand it over!! I’m a sucker for a brand new cookbook with lots of new and exciting recipes to try!!! 😉

  24. The New What Katie Ate looks divine. I heard her talk this year and she was totally inspirational, she was a graphic designer and I am sure she did absolutely everything for that book herself – clever girl. I’d love to have a go… and the other one I need especially is The New Easy… sounds so much better than the Old Difficult.

  25. What Katie Ate, sure sounds great, I cannot wait, to get that on my plate.

  26. A gift for my husband so he can cook us a meal or two in the NY!

  27. Lea Anita Black :

    I would love this book for my teen daughter for Christmas, she is getting into the cooking! To put icing on the cake her name is also Katie!! Awesome!!

  28. This book would be perfect for my friend who loves throwing parties and cooking 🙂

  29. Definitely a gift for me!

  30. Linda Courtney :

    I think I would want this all for me.

  31. thanks for compiling this list of useful cookbooks for this coming Christmas (always a hectic time) XD

  32. This would be a gift just for myself this Christmas

  33. Great book round up guys.

  34. Katherine Ryan :

    I’m afraid it’s much too good to give away, not to mention we share a name. It’s meant to be!

  35. I’d love to win this for my sister

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