Aided by the award-winning elegance and skill of photographer Merle Prosofsky, author Lovoni Walker serves us 75 of the best recipes in classic and contemporary festive cooking. This sumptuously illustrated cookbook includes appetizers, entertaining, main dishes, sweet treats and side dishes. Walker has tested and re-tested each and every recipe in the book and paid special attention to ensuring the recipes are easy for the at-home cook to follow. You'll find handy tips and sidebars throughout. 'The Essential Christmas Cookbook' is sure to become a treasured possession both for new cooks and those with experience in the kitchen.