Holidays are about family, friends and the gift of giving. Here are some Cookbook ideas for the conscientious cook in your life or the person that aspires to be. These are my picks of the season, which I know will brighten anyone’s holiday and definitely warm their kitchen. Happy Giving!
Mario Batali – Big American Cookbook: 250 Recipes from Across the USA
A a chef driven cookbook with relatively simple regional dishes
Poole’s – Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner
Recipes from her Raleigh, North Carolina Diner with lighter seasonal flavors
Cook’s Science by Cook’s Illustrated
For the science based cook in your life – explanation of 50 ingredients, plus 400 recipes
Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
If you haven’t eaten at Beast in Portland, you can now make some dishes at home!
Around the Fire by Greg Denton and Gabrielle Denton
Chefs from Ox Restaurant in Portland, Oregon – Inspired Live Fire Grilling
Famous Australian homecook and author with a fresher approach to eating – many vegetarian inspired dishes
The Asian Slow Cooker: Exotic Flavors for your Crockpot
Create your favorite Asian recipes at home in your slow cooker.
Christine Moore’s Pasadena bakery & cafe recipes with down home flair.
Baking Icon and author with cookies for every taste and occasion!
The Rye Baker: Classic Breads from Europe and America
Breads from all over the world – great for enthusiastic home bakers and professionals.
Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs
Co-author of many famous cookbooks, Turshen creates a book for instruction & inspiration.
Mozza at Home: More than 150+ Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Relaxed, Family-Style Entertaining
I am a huge fan of Nancy Silverton and I think she’s the best female chef and restaurateur in Los Angeles!