Cookery books make great Christmas Gifts

I love cookery books. Even though I often search for ideas online I do like having a proper solid book which after years of use has flour in between the pages and greasy marks on favourite recipes.

Since being diagnosed with type two diabetes a few years ago I am always interested in learning about new methods of cooking without sugar so I was delighted to learn about a new book from Parragon's Love Food range of books entitled "The Sugar-Free Kitchen."

The book includes some delicious-sounding recipes like squid with saffron aoli, warm quinoa, roast pumpkin and pine nut salad and chocolate and Brazil nut bars and lemon cheesecake with almond base.

It also includes some interesting and informative chapters for those looking  to reduce or eliminate sugar from their diet. Learn all about fructose, hidden sugars and good fats and protein while picking up some great ideas for breakfast, lunches and snacks, mains, desserts and baking.

recipe books from Parragon Love Food range

Another great book I discovered this week promised food for the soul! Great British Cooking (also from Parragon's Love Food range) celebrates the nations favourite recipes.

My German friend would love this - she is a huge fan of the full English breakfast (which is included in the book for those who are not familiar with the usual ingredients!) and I know she would love to have a go at cooking less well known regional specialities like Star-Gazy Pie, Laverbread, Neeps and Tatties and Hot Pot.

There's also recipes for Cornish Pasties, sherry trifle  and Yorkshire puddings - see how they measure up against Grannie's ancient method!

Both books are beautifully illustrated with clear instructions with recipes ranging in difficulty to suit almost any level of chef from children having their first attempts to more accomplished cooks wanting to expand their range.

Reasonably priced at £8 for The Sugar-Free Kitchen and £12 for the Great British Cooking Book you need look no further than the Parragon website for these and other ideal Christmas presents! You can also visit the Love Food website for free recipe ideas, downloadable resources like cupcake flags and party invitations and more recipe book reviews.

Disclaimer: I received free copies of The Sugar-Free Kitchen and Great British Cooking for the purposes of this honest review.