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The Little Library Christmas
The Little Library Christmas by Kate Young

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'
Waitrose Weekend
'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'
Hush Magazine
'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'
Sainsbury's Magazine
'A seasonal cookbook by one of the best food-writers around ... Definitely one for those foodies amongst your friends and family'
Cumbria Life
'How I love Kate's cookbooks! Her attention to detail and passion for reading revealed through recipes is always so wonderful. In these pages'
Nina Pottell
'Truly celebratory. There are 50 festive recipes from edible gifts to delicious party food ... [Young] also serves up some fabulous food writing'
Simple Things
'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'
Waitrose Weekend
'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'
Sunday Post
Kate Young
Kate Young
Kate Young is an award-winning food writer, cook and bookworm. Her Little Library cookbooks (The Little Library Cookbook, The Little Library Year, and The Little Library Christmas) feature food inspired by famous and beloved and occasionally obscure works of literature. When not writing, Kate caters weddings and private events, and works behind the counter in her local bookshop. She is based in the English countryside.
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