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15 Best Books about Food this Christmas

15 Best Books about Food this Christmas
From Fine Dining Lovers - December 4, 2017

With Christmas round the corner it's the perfect excuse to round up some of the best books about food we have seen throughout the year.

So, whether you are doing some festive shopping or looking for culinary inspiration come the New Year, this stellar selection serves a smorgasboard of ideas.

From honing those culinary skills with top restaurant cookbooks to becoming a Champagne expert or even explaining the science of food and why food tastes saltier on blue plates, here's our pick of favourites.

See what you will be putting under the tree this year.

Chef Cook Books

Massimo Bottura's Bread is Gold

Let some of the best chefs in the world like Daniel Humm, Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adri and the Roca brothers enlighten you on how to make waste food delicious in over 100 recipes, collated by Massimo Bottura.

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Humm and Guidara's Eleven Madison Park

From the best restaurant in the world comes this two hardback volume packed with more than 100 mouthwatering recipes, watercolour illustrations and lush photography. If you do not manage to snag table, this could be the next best thing!

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Rudolf Guzman's Borago

Rodolfo's Borag restaurant in Santiago, Chile sits at number 5 on Latin Americas 50 Best Restaurants list. Find out what inspires him on the plate in this visual exploration into Chilean gastronomy, landscape and culture while learning to cook recipes from Boragos menu.

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Wylie Dufresne's wd-50 Cookbook

Fans lamenting the shuttering of Wylie Dufresne's ground breaking wd-50 restaurant can drool over the stunning photos, recreate his dishes and enjoy stories recounted from the last days of the restaurant in this, Dufresne's first restaurant cookbook.

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Food Photography

The Evolution of Photography in Feast for the Eyes

For food photography fans check out this fascinating chronological selection of 200 pictures, showcasing 100 years of food photography and dishes since the early 20th century.

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Stunning Images in Food in Vogue

Vogue's collection of an impressive 200 images paying tribute to decades of the icongic style and fashion magazine will appeal to more avant-garde food fans.

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Food Holidays

Silver Spoon's Recipes from an Italian Butcher

Learn to master your favourite Italian classics courtesy of the trusted Italian authority on food, the Silver Spoon team. With 150 easy to follow recipes you will learn to produce flavour the Italian way.

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Southern Italian Flavours in Naples and the Amalfi Coast

Supra, A Georgian Feast

A Taste for The Unusual

Nordic Food Lab on Eating Insects

Encyclopedic Guides

Modernist Cuisine's In Depth Look at How to Make Bread

Tim Hayward's Modern Kitchen

The Complete Guide to Champagne + Maps

Charles Spence Explains Gastrophysics

Michelin Guides 2018

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