Tuesday, 6 December 2016

#London Christmas Shopping No.6: Books For Cooks @Booksforcooks

Daily Constitutional editor Adam Scott-Goulding writes…

It's back! The annual London Christmas Shopping Guide from The Daily Constitutional!

This year I'll be including museum gift shops and markets for gift ideas. 

As well as gifts I'll be pointing you toward local London shops for the best in Christmas food and drink. Where relevant, I'll list the London Walks tour that finishes near the shop in question.

As usual, you can drop me a line with your own tips by emailing the usual address, by leaving a comment below or via Twitter.

LW’s Foodie Expert Ann chips in (yup, pun intended) with her recommendation for a great London bookshop…

(Ann is leading her Foodies London: The West End this Saturday 10th December at 10.45a.m meet at Green Park tube – full details HERE.) here's her Christmas shopping recommendation…

Books For Cooks

Every night the tv schedules are stuffed full of food. The theory is that people watch this as a kind of gastro-porn, while tucking into their microwave meal. 

But if you actually enjoy cooking, then you should head over to Books for Cooks, in Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill. Here you will find floor to ceiling shelves of wonderful cookery books - and not just the latest glossy being promoted with its tv programme. 

Plus, there is a tiny test kitchen where each day some of the recipes from the books are cooked for lunch in the equally tiny cafe.

Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Crescent, 
Notting Hill, 
London, W11 1NN

Ann's Foodies London: The West End goes this Saturday 10th December at 10.45a.m meet at Green Park tube – full details HERE.

About your correspondent…


Ann – quondam BBC journalist and current star Blue Badge Guide – knows everything there is to know about food: its history, where to buy it, how to cook it, how to enjoy it and, into the bargain, how to keep your figure! Of which she's an exemplar!! 

Ann also features in this Xmas episode of the London Walks Podcast…

Find Books For Cooks here…

Christmas 2016 With London Walks…

On Christmas Day there are TWO London Walks: 

Walk up an appetite with The Christmas Morning 1660 Walk – meet at 11:00a.m by the big tree in Trafalgar Square

Walk off the pudding with The Christmas Day Charles Dickens Walk – meet by the big tree in Trafalgar Square at 2:00pm

A London Walk costs £10 – £8 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.

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