The Essential Christmas cookbook

"Christmas is magic - a time to catch up with family and friends and share fine foods.

For every person who has to feed everyone, the days leading to Christmas can be hectic. The Essential Cookbook tells you everything about planning and entertaining with minimum stress, less waste and additives. Impress your guests with culinary brilliance, then relax and enjoy the goodwill of Christmas." This is the foreword written in the front of this fantastic book.

I received it last year as a Christmas present and have already used it for other occasions as well. I can whole heartedly recommend it as apart from lovely easy recipes, it gives lovely decorating hint and tips, as well as snippets of information about the traditions around Christmas. It can be bought through the Shared Garden website