Christmas gift ideas: 10 recipe books for British period drama fans

If there’s two things we love, it’s British period dramas and cooking!

To help you find the perfect present this Christmas, we’ve compiled this list of the best recipe books on Amazon for any keen bakers and TV fans that you know.


The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

This official cookbook presents over 100 recipes, showcasing the cookery and customs of the Crawley household—from upstairs dinner party centerpieces to downstairs puddings and pies.

Food historian Annie Gray provides a rich and fascinating insight into the background of the dishes that were popular between 1912 and 1926, when Downton Abbey is set.

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Outlander Kitchen: The Official Outlander Companion Cookbook

Claire Beauchamp Randall’s incredible journey from postwar Britain to eighteenth-century Scotland and France is a feast for all five senses, and taste is no exception.

Professional chef, and founder of, Theresa Carle-Sanders has compiled more than 100 recipes from the world of Outlander, retelling Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond with recipes updated for today’s modern kitchens.

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Tea at Downton – Afternoon Tea Recipes

Learn step by step how to throw the perfect tea party – Downton style!

From the etiquette behind how to hold one’s tea cup correctly to the recipe for the favourite sandwich of Queen Alexandra of the time; from the bottom tier sandwiches to the elegant cakes of the top tier, this book covers it all.

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Dining with the Durrells

David Shimwell delves into the Durrell family archives to uncover the real Louisa Durrell’s original recipes for the scones, cakes, jams, tarts, sandwiches and more that are so deliciously described by the Durrell family.

Alongside her recipes, the book includes family stories and photos.

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The Poldark Cookery Book

This beautiful new edition of The Poldark Cookery Book presents dozens of festive treats inspired by the hit TV series, with ample homey recipes for traditional West Country fare.

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A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Game of Thrones Companion Cookbook

A passion project from Game of Thrones superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer – and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself – A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.

From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavour for every palate, and a treat for every chef.

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Christmas at Highclere: Recipes and Traditions from The Real Downton Abbey

This book is a look behind the scenes at the routines and rituals that make Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed, the most magical place to be throughout the festive season.

In addition to stories of Highclere Christmases past and present, Lady Carnarvon provides recipes, tips and inspiration from her kitchen so that readers can bring a quintessentially British festive spirit to their own home.

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Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again

The author of Outlander Kitchen returns with more than 100 new easy-to-prepare recipes in this official cookbook inspired by Diane Gabaldon’s beloved Outlander novels and the hit TV series.

Highlights include Jenny Fraser’s first delighted taste of light and fluffy flapjacks from Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, to a mouthwatering ragout of beef with oysters at the Beefsteak in The Scottish Prisoner, or a batch of quick-fermented cabbage inspired by Minnie Rennie in A Fugitive Green.

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Gin Austen: 50 Cocktails to Celebrate the Novels of Jane Austen

Discover an exotic world of cobblers, crustas, flips, punches, shrubs, slings, sours, and toddies, with recipes that evoke the past but suit today’s tastes.

Brimming with enlightening quotes from the novels and Jane Austen’s letters, beautiful photographs, and period design, this intoxicating volume is a must-have for any devoted Janeite.

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The Official Downton Abbey Cocktail Book

Celebrating the characters, customs, and drinking way of life at Downton Abbey, this selection of cocktail recipes is organized by the rooms in the Abbey in which the drinks were served.

It features classic concoctions like a Mint Julep, Prince of Wales Punch, and Ginger Beer, as well as character-specific variations such as Downton Heir, Turkish Attaché, The Valet, and The Chauffeur.

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You can take a look at more of our Christmas gift ideas here.