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Books For Cooks Bookshop in Notting Hill Gate, London

Books for Cooks is the perhaps the finest place in London to find the perfect present for anyone who loves food. When you walk through the door, you are hit by a wave of transporting cooking aromas emanating from the test kitchen at the back.
It’s a foodie’s paradise. There are some 8,000+ recipe books filling the shelves from floor to ceiling on all manner of topics related to food: history, nutrition, art, chemistry and much more.
Each morning, the owners of London’s Books for Cooks browse the latest cookbooks in stock. After settling on an appetizer, a main and three cakes, the full-time chef gets to work in the store’s test kitchen. Lunch is served to customers at noon on a first-come, first-served basis at the tables packed between the bookshelves.
Upstairs, too, they run cooking classes.

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