It’s a wonderful time for food and drink book releases: not only are some of the best books typically slated for release just before the Christmas gifting period, but we’re also witnessing the fruits of lockdown labour being launched out into the world right now. With chefs, bartenders and sommeliers finding themselves indoors and without their usual creative outlet, many took to penning their very first titles, which are just now hitting the bookshop shelves.
With these factors in mind, we assembled a crack team to read and review the best food and drink books for Christmas gifting. From cookbooks written by rising-star chefs and established names (Jeremy Lee included) and cocktail-making guides by influential names in the bartending game, to more mediative tomes on the intricacies of famous wine styles and regions. Read on for our selection of food books, wine books and cocktail books below.
28 best food and drink books for Christmas 2022
The best books for wine lovers
The latest and greatest wine book releases: from a new bible on natural wine to a sparkling tome dedicated to Champagne
The best books for food lovers
From vibrant recipe collections and single-subject books delving into specific ingredients, to wide-ranging tomes collating the stories behind your favourite foods
The best books for cocktail lovers
Following the recent boom in home bartending, this year sees a bumper batch of recipe books released in time for Christmas