(Christmas) food from a book
A book series with amazing food, both Christmas food and non-Christmas food, is definitely the Harry Potter series. Magical tables that just have food appearing on them? Sounds like heaven to me. I always get a little hungry reading scenes from the dining hall.
Another book with food that had me drooling was A Taste of You by Irene Preston. There are so many delicious meals in there that I just wanted to jump into the book and demand to be fed by the characters!