Books to Help You Cook Your Way Through the Holidays

Not only is the holiday season a time for family and friends, we all know that food is a huge part of the celebration. Coming together over delicious food is truly a pleasurable bonding experience. With discounts and up to 5% cash back on your purchase from, check out these hot holiday cookbook picks below from Indigo.


Food52 Baking: 60 Sensational Treats You Can Pull Off In A Snap
By: Food52 editors

Nothing is more inviting during the holidays than some sweet treats, so do yourself a favour and try out this collection of hassle-free dessert recipes from Food52. Whether you prefer cakes, cookies, tarts, muffins or breads, there is sure to be something for the entire family. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Cookies, as well as the Buttermilk Dutch Baby with Caramelized Pears already have our mouths watering.

Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food
By: Nigella Lawson

As stressful as the holidays can be, cooking and eating should be carefree and enjoyable. This latest cookbook from Nigella Lawson provides recipes that are uncomplicated, relaxed, and yet always satisfying. Whether you whip up the Miso Salmon for an easy weeknight dinner, or throw together Beef Chilli with Black Beans for a crowd, there is something for any day or occasion during this busy time of year.

Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers
By: Matt Holloway & Michelle Davis

 The creators of Thug Kitchen have just come out with a second recipe book focusing on exciting, yet healthy vegan food made for entertaining. Their mantra is to make tasty food that is good for you but with no bull*&$%. At your next holiday gathering, try out their Worth-the-Mess Vegan Sloppy Joes, or the Butternut Squash Queso-ish Dip. With over 100 recipes, Party Grub is here to ensure you enjoy the holidays one delicious bite at a time.

Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out
By: Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis takes a healthier approach without sacrificing flavour this holiday season. You and your guests won’t even notice the calories you saved with her Herb Roasted Turkey Breast and Brown and Wild Rice Dressing with Mushrooms, Bacon and Brussels Sprouts. This book also provides time-saving tips as well as healthy eating strategies, homemade Christmas gifts, and a New Year’s cleanse. Take a peek into Giada’s everyday life and see her balanced approach to help inspire you this holiday season and the upcoming new year.

Make Ahead Meals: Over 100 Easy Time-saving Recipes
By: Michael Smith

Fellow Canadian chef Michael Smith stuns this holiday season with time-saving recipes including soups, stews, slow cooker meals, and casseroles. Cooking ahead or allowing your slow cooker to do all the work at this time of year is a gift in itself. You will have more time to spend with family and friends enjoying the beautiful holiday season, while having delicious food at your fingertips.

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