TOP 10: the most beautiful cookbooks to offer to foodies at Christmas [2022]

Christmas is an opportunity to reunite with family, but also to spoil our loved ones. Nothing better than a wonderful recipe book or a wine guide to give as a gift to replenish your bank of inspiration with the arrival of the new year!

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We are clearly not objective, but impossible to ignore this book containing more than 100 favorite recipes presented on the show and signed by our chefs Jonathan Garnier and Hugo Saint-Jacques.

Give it as a gift to your brother, a big fan of Jonathan’s recipes, or even to your mother who secretly dreams of knowing Gino’s best-kept secrets in the kitchen!

Express meals, simmered dishes, gourmet proposals, highlighting local products, their creations are accessible, tasty and budget-conscious.


For Marc Dupré, aperitif time is the perfect opportunity to take a break and gather those he loves. Addressing epicureans who enjoy, like him, the pleasure of chatting over delicious cocktails and good food, he invites us into his kitchen… and his microdistillery!

In an intimate and complicit tone, the artist-entrepreneur and his team offer 50 cocktail and appetizer recipes for all types of aperitifs, from one-on-one with a loved one to 5 to 7 with colleagues, in going through the tailgate party with the gang. All this, complete with advice for mixologists and weekend chefs.

And because, behind each spirit, there is a story (and people!) to discover, Marc Dupré tells the story of Cherry River and five other innovative microdistilleries in Quebec.


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After making the whole Web salivate with his decadent recipes, content creator Laurent Dagenais offers us Always hungry!, direct and uninhibited access to all his culinary secrets.

Through 70 recipes vibrant with flavors, some of which have contributed to his dazzling popularity on social networks, this lover of good food offers us generous cuisine that will amaze foodies: rabbit with mustard, Mediterranean-style grilled octopus, tartare of beef with bourgots, Montecristo sandwich, rainbow trout in a salt crust…

Beautifully illustrated, the humorous book is a perfect Christmas gift to add to any cookbook collection!

Do you have parents around you tired of wondering what they should cook? This gift is perfect for them! This book includes recipes submitted by the Facebook community of What are we eating for supper?which have been tested and approved by Biance Longpré, her husband and four children.

Proposals that take into account real life, where food is expensive and there is no time to cook.


The author of the popular Simplement chic volumes 1 to 3, Cassandra Loignon, celebrates winter with this first book in a brand new series of four books on the theme of the four seasons.

You will find 80 gourmet and delicious recipes that feature classic winter ingredients. A guaranteed success to celebrate all occasions during the cold season!


Explorer of terroirs and new horizons, Nadia Fournier is always in search of unique wines that satisfy our senses and tell a story. In Le guide du vin 2023 – 42nd edition, 100% renewed – she gives us her sure values ​​and her favourites, often tasted en primeur, like so many trips in the bottle.

Hundreds of organic and biodynamic wines (including several natural) can be identified at a glance. The section of Quebec wines, which are refined from vintage to vintage, remains just as thorough.

Nadia Fournier’s guide has something to satisfy all thirsty people, whether they are eager for exotic discoveries or fans of #BoireLocal at Christmas.


Comforting dishes to cook (almost) effortlessly, even on a weeknight! Slowing down and taking time for yourself, without embarking on long complicated recipes, is what nutritionist Geneviève O’Gleman offers you.

She wins this bet by betting on the soothing power of emblems of the family kitchen whose smell perfumes the whole house.

On the menu of this warm and gourmet book: creamy, soft, salty, sweet… all in a healthy and stress-free version! Nothing better to please someone you love…


Beans, lupine, lentils, cowpeas, broad beans, peas, chickpeas, peanuts, alfalfa, soy… At a time when the grocery bill is rising and meat consumption has become an environmental issue, many are turning to legumes. It is that in addition to being economical, ecological and nutritious, vegetable proteins offer an infinite possibility of savory and sweet dishes.

Passionate about vegetarian cuisine and geeky about everything related to nutrition and the environment, Eve-Lyne Auger invites the reader to (re)discover legumes. What are the different varieties? What are the foods derived from it? How to cook them?

In addition to answering these questions, the author offers recipes that are easy to prepare and divinely delicious! Whether it’s for breakfast, happy hour around the islet or to impress the visit, you too will want to devour the legumes!


Tasty new recipes for cooking in the hot air fryer, this new trend of the hour that has been gaining popularity for a few years.

In addition to allowing the preparation of crispy fries with only a spoonful of oil, it makes it possible to cook a wide variety of meals that are gourmet, healthy and quick to prepare! Need ideas for using your device to its full potential? This flavorful book features 75 easy-to-make recipes, including Fried Fish Fillet Sandwich, Chicken Caprese, Burrito-Style Shrimp Tempura Sushi, and Salmon with Mustard and Dill.

Hearty and nutritious, these meal ideas will please the whole family – and all diets – in addition to demonstrating the great versatility of your new favorite kitchen tool! Consider pleasing someone who owns a Air Fryer recently to give him inspiration!

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No alcohol? No problem! Mocktails shouldn’t be pale, virgin versions of original cocktails. With mixologist Maxime Boivin, there is no question of sacrificing pleasure when choosing “alcohol-free”.

In this book, he presents forty recipes for tasty mocktails as well as twenty homemade syrups and sodas. As a bonus, it reveals the secrets of balanced mocktails to help us create our own concoctions. Reinvented classics, gourmet aperitifs, amazing mixes: we are far from Shirley Temple!

Give it as a gift to a pregnant woman or someone who has given up alcohol in the past year.


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