Gifts for a Baker: the Best New Baking Cookbooks to Gift

06 Nov 2015

If you need gift ideas for a baker, we have an idea – why not a new cookbook? We’re admittedly biased, but we think books make great gifts for a baker. Gifting a cookbook is gifting a baker lots of new ideas and experiences and moments of joy in a kitchen.

There are lots of brand new cookbooks out this year, and we’ve pulled together the best baking cookbooks to gift to the budding patissier in your life.


Gifts for a Baker: the Best Baking Cookbooks for 2015

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The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World

Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, Julia Turshen

Bread is, in many ways, the cornerstone of a meal. It’s a wonderful medium for exploring flavor and expressing creativity. Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez and Julia Turshen’s new release bring the iconic Hot Bread Kitchen’s multiethnic breads to your kitchen.

Buy it for: the bread fiend who is known for her amazing sourdough.

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Game of Scones: All Men Must Dine: A Parody

Jammy Lannister

Dinner is coming. A Game of Scones is a witty parody with punny jokes and clever recipes inspired by the Game of Thrones series.

Buy it for: the joke-cracker with a sweet tooth and a weakness for HBO’s wildly popular series (or books that kill off all your favorite characters).

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Sea Salt Sweet

Heather Baird

Sugar is a beautiful thing, but requires a balance in order to truly shine. Heather Baird explores the art of using artisenal salts (like French Grey Salt and Maldon Sea Salt) to complement sweet treats.

Buy it for: the person whose favorite Christmas treat is a fleur de sel caramel. Include a few artisenal salts in the gift!

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The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us

Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino’s new cookbook is clever, creative, and a celebration of all things nerdy. Bakers with an affinity for whimsy will love creating geode cupcakes, robot cake pops, and s’mores that look like books.

Buy it for: the baker who loves crafting quirky things out of sweet treats

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Payard Cookies

François Payard

A cookie sounds so simple, until you start experimenting with flavors and shapes and textures. François Payard, a third-generation pastry chef and owner of several patisseries in NYC, brings his recipes to you in Payard Cookies.

Buy it for: the more advanced baker who wants to stretch her technical skills.

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Taylor loves books with a heavy dose of absurdity, hilarity, and beautiful prose. She is a marketer, adventurer, nature-lover, Hufflepuff, wannabe world traveler, and advocate of laughter.