A festive cookbook from award-winning food writer Kate Young.
The perfect Christmas gift for cooks and bibliophiles alike.
The Little Library Christmas is a collection of 50 festive recipes from Kate Young, the Little Library cook, including 20 favourites and 30 brand new creations. From edible gifts and cocktail party catering, to the big day itself and ideas for your leftovers, this book will guide you through the Christmas period with meals, treats, tipples and – of course – plenty of reading recommendations.
With beautiful photographs throughout and in a gorgeous, giftable format, this is the perfect book to put under your tree this Christmas.
Head of Zeus, an Anima book * Cookery
01 Oct 2020 * 160pp * £10 * 9781838937478
'The dishes – ginger beer ham on brioche buns; pear, chocolate and sherry cake – are delightful ... [The Little Library Christmas] is what I'll be giving to friends who love to cook, love books and love Christmas'
Diana Henry, Daily Telegraph
'In this delightful little book, [Kate Young] blends her festive recipes with evocative memoir and literary quotation'
'Kate Young's gloriously thoughtful and nostalgic niche is taking the foods mentioned in fiction, eaten by some of our collective favourite characters in literature, and making them real and edible'
'Kate Young's recipes are both nostalgic and inspirational – and perfect for the festive season'
'Young's ode to the festive season reads as an advent calendar, with windows opening onto Christmases of other lands and other times ... Good for the armchair, good for the kitchen'
'Decorated with evocative words from the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Agatha Christie, Kate's own stories about the pleasures of the season, from Christmas trees and present shopping to favourite films, stir up good spirits'
'A book of tales and treats ... Whether it's a gift for a like-minded soul or a treat for yourself, this curation of recipes and beautiful photography promises to inspire and accompany you throughout the Christmas period'
The Little Library Christmas makes the perfect pressie for Christmas cooks'
'A seasonal cookbook by one of the best food-writers around ... Definitely one for those foodies amongst your friends and family'
'How I love Kate's cookbooks! Her attention to detail and passion for reading revealed through recipes is always so wonderful. In these pages'
'Truly celebratory. There are 50 festive recipes from edible gifts to delicious party food ... [Young] also serves up some fabulous food writing'
'Kate Young has created a delightful festive cookbook that charms and innovates in equal helpings'
'In this delightful little book, [Kate Young] amplifies this theme by blending her festive recipes with evocative memoir and literary quotation'
'Brimming with delicious seasonal recipes and reading recommendations, this beautiful cookbook makes a perfect present for food and literature lovers alike'
'A tasty festive offering ... Full of fabulous culinary ideas'
Kate Young is an award-winning food writer and cook. As a dedicated bookworm, Kate's reading inspires her in the kitchen. After mastering the treacle tart from Harry Potter, Kate started blogging about her creations and was named Blogger of the Year in 2017 by the Guild of Food Writers. Her first book, The Little Library Cookbook, was shortlisted for Fortnum & Mason's debut food book award and won a World Gourmand food writing award. Kate has written for the Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine and The Pool. Originally from Australia, Kate now lives in the English countryside.