Christmas means family gatherings and, of course, food. Therefore, we recommend these five fantastic cookbooks you can check or give to loved ones this Christmas.

Generations of Good Food by Eleanor Gaccetta

First on our list is a timeless classic in the making. Generations of Good Food is a cookbook by Eleanor Gaccetta. It is all about family and family recipes. Gaccetta shares a collection of dishes and stories in this book that spans six generations. With easy-to-follow instructions of over 200 recipes, including main dishes, breads, cakes, pies, cookies, and candy, Generations of Good Food provide a comprehensive guide in learning how to create a family and home recipes. Whether you are a novice in the kitchen, a home cook, or a professionally trained cook, this book will entice you to learn how to cook and appreciate the importance of family dishes and gatherings. Christmas season is all about family, love, heritage, and tradition. That is is why Eleanor Gaccetta is an ideal gift for friends and loved ones, reminding them that Christmas is a feeling and not just a season.

The Perfect Turkey by Keith Sarasin

Perfect Turkey Cookbook: More Than 100 Mouthwatering Recipes for the Ultimate Feast is the complete title of Keith Sarasin’s fantastic cookbook. Turkey is the traditional food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Keith Sarasin, who worked as executive chef and a private chef before establishing The Farmer’s Dinner, shares his secrets to creating the perfect Turkey. Featuring helpful cooking charts and easy-to-follow recipes with accompanying illustrations and full-color photographs, The Perfect Turkey is a book for seasoned cooks and beginners. Keith Sarasin’s cookbook is an ideal cookbook to check this Christmas, with over a hundred dishes that showcase both classic and new approaches to preparing and cooking food. 

Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer

Christmas is not complete without sweets, cookies, desserts, and other baked goodies. Sarah Kieffer, the author of 100 Cookies and the baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, shares over fifty fantastic recipes for the holiday season. Indulge in learning how to create edible gifts and super delicious baked goods that you can give as presents to friends and families this Christmas. Featuring lovely holiday imagery and anyone-can-do-it recipes, including Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel, Baking for the Holidays is perfect for all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve parties. It is the ultimate Christmas gift for dessert lovers and those who want to learn basin baking this holiday season.

Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley

Vegan Christmas by Gaz Oakley proves that vegans and vegetarians celebrate the Yuletide season. Seriously, Oakley’s 2018 collection of over 70 incredible recipes is a must-have for every vegan and those who want to try vegetarian cuisine. The book offers a fantastic and healthy alternative to traditional Christmas foods such as turkey and trimmings. Gaz, an expert in bold flavors and textures, shares his secrets to vegan Christmas morning breakfast (Sweet Potato Waffles and Tofu Benedict) and spectacular dairy-free dessert recipes. Vegan Christmas features lunch and party menus, including “Turkey” Roast and Festive Nut Roast Wreath served with all the trimmings: “No Pigs” in Blankets, Hasselback Potatoes and Fluffy Yorkshire Puddings, Mini Sausage Rolls, Sticky BBQ “Ribs,” and many more for vegans and vegetarians to enjoy on Christmas and other special occasions.

Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook by B. Crocker

There are Christmas cookbooks, and there is the Christmas Cookbook. For forty decades, Betty Croker’s Christmas Cookbook has influenced American families and the world with more than 200 recipes for the Christmas season. The latest edition features the recipes and 125 photos, which will bring out the Christmas spirit in readers. Betty Crocker Christmas Cookbook provides detailed instructions from simple traditional holiday dishes like Sugar Cookies and Roast Turkey with Thyme to Roasted Brined Duck with Chipotle Glaze and Holiday Aloo Gobi. The book contains make-ahead tips on setting up a home bar, making an Elf-Tini, hosting a fondue party, ways to wrap cookies, and other special features that will undoubtedly delight old and new readers of this timeless classic.