Top celebrity chef cookbooks for Christmas gifts 2018

These celebrity chefs and personalities are sharing their culinary secrets with their delectable cookbooks. Tuck into them now.

Whether you love to keep tabs on your celebrity chef crush or you just love whipping up a good meal, cookbooks are a versatile read. They’re also a delicious gift to give during the holiday season.

Share in their gastronomic delights by wrapping one up and placing it under the Christmas tree. We know who we love... and we’ve included them in our list of top celebrity cookbooks perfect for gifting.
Of course, if you have a favourite already, it’s a no brainer. Pick up their latest cookbook. You already know it’s scrumptious.

Gift certificate for a Christmas cookbook? Yes, please!

Top celebrity chef cookbooks to give as Christmas gifts

1. Jamie Oliver | British

Let’s face it. Jamie Oliver is one of the biggest and most beloved chefs around. He’s funny, he’s entertaining and he has more cookbooks that you can throw a stick at. From super-quick meals to hearty dinners, any Jamie Oliver book would be warmly welcomed into a household.

2. Yotan Ottolenghi | Modern Israeli

The purveyor of modern Israeli food, Yotan Ottolenghi is renowned for his mouth-watering desserts and flavoursome light dishes. Those who haven’t yet made that culinary pilgrimage to one of his UK restaurants can still savour the tastes of Jerusalem with one of his top-notch cookbooks.

3. Neil Perry | Modern Asian / Modern Australian

For modern Chinese food from a culinary genius, your go-to celebrity chef has to be Neil Perry. Hailed by Heston Blumenthal himself for his ability to encapsulate the flavours of the culture, help someone stir and fry their way to the dinner table with Neil this Christmas.

4. George Calombaris | Modern Greek

If you want to cook like a masterchef cooks… copy his recipe. Masterchef George Calombaris is all about Hellenic cooking in the modern day that still gets the tick of approval from mama. For lovers of good Greek grub.

Lantern Cookery Classics - George Calombaris
Lantern Cookery Classics - George Calombaris

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5. Gordon Ramsay | British

He might be the celebrity chef that everyone loves to hate, but there’s no denying Gordan Ramsay knows his stuff. Luckily, this isn’t an audiobook, so you’re guaranteed your giftee will can create masterpieces in a quiet, stress-free environment.

Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking : Everything You Need to Know to Make Fabulous Food
Gordon Ramsay's Home Cooking : Everything You Need to Know to Make Fabulous Food

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6. Kylie Kwong | Chinese

While the queen of Chinese cuisine hasn’t released any new cookbooks this year, she does have a back catalogue of cookbooks worth indulging in. Pick and choose from the mix and inspire a novice chef with these simple cookbooks.

Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking Class
Kylie Kwong's Simple Chinese Cooking Class

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7. Nigella Lawson | English cuisine

Practically a household name, Nigella Lawson is the “domestic goddess” who’s been baking and shaking things up in the celebrity kitchen for nearly 20 years. Showcasing uncomplicated, relaxed and satisfying meals, this is a no-brainer gift for novices and chefs alike.

Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities (Nigella Collection)
Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities (Nigella Collection)

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8. Thug Kitchen | Vegetarian

Right. Thug Kitchen – NOT a celebrity chef. It’s more a kickass series that celebrates whipping up delicious, everyday dishes that aren’t junk food and aren’t filled with meat. It’s a new take on the healthy, eco-friendly eats, and we think it will go down well with the blokes. The brand only has two cookbooks at the moment, but as soon as they get another one, you know where it'll be featured...

Thug Kitchen Party Grub: Eat Clean, Party Hard
Thug Kitchen Party Grub: Eat Clean, Party Hard

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9. Pete Evans | Paleo

Paleo food is still very much in at the moment. If you know someone who’s big on the diet, then these are the books for them. They feature quick, easy and 100% paleo-friendly recipes.

Fast Food for Busy Families: More Than 100 Quick and Easy Paleo Recipes
Fast Food for Busy Families: More Than 100 Quick and Easy Paleo Recipes

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10. Donna Hay | Modern

Last but not least, a favourite with mums and grandmothers. Donna Hay is the original and the best at home cooking and entertaining, so put a smile on the face of a loved one with one of these winning Donna Hay books.

The New Classics: A Definitive Collection of Classics for Every Modern Cook
The New Classics: A Definitive Collection of Classics for Every Modern Cook

Angus & Robertson

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