Gifts for Cooks: Best Cookbooks for Your Favorite Foodie

07 Nov 2015

One great thing about buying gifts for cooks: you have so many options. Appliances, tools, and cookbooks galore. Our favorite cooking gifts are cookbooks, because you’re giving your favorite cook lots of new food memories (in book form). We pulled together the best cookbooks to buy as gifts for cooks this year. All of these cookbooks are brand new, so your favorite epicurean is unlikely to have them already!

Gifts for Cooks: Best Cookbooks for Your Favorite Foodie

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Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count … Without Stressing Out

Giada De Laurentiis

Giada De Laurentiis is the curren queen of modern Italian cooking. Her recipes are flavorful, simple, and approachable (even for non-experts). Giada’s newest cookbook is all about the joy of food – creating a meal without the stress.

Buy it for: the frenetic Italian-food lover.

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Sea and Smoke: Flavors from the Untamed Pacific Northwest

Blaine Wetzel, Joe Ray

Sea and Smoke is a cookbook, but also a travelogue. It is a blend of travel journalism and hyperlocal cooking in the harsh atmosphere of the PNW. Salt, sea, smoke, and fog come together in this celebration of flavor.

Buy it for: the true foodie who revels in flavor.

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Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson’s philosophy: food should always be a joy and a pleasure. Her newest cookbook, Feel Good Food, brings a new set of favorite meals to your favorite foodie.

Buy it for: the foodie who often feeds a crowd.

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NOPI: The Cookbook

Yotam Ottolenghi, Ramael Scully

Nopi is an acclaimed restaurant in London. The head chef and owner have teamed up to bring Middle Eastern and Far Eastern flavors in this creative and innovative work.

Buy it for: the foodie who is always chasing what’s new and now in international flavor.

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Everyday Super Food

Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver calls this new cookbook the “most personal book I’ve ever written.” It’s a cookbook full of healthy, well-rounded, nutritious meals that are full of flavor and are sure to be new favorites.

Buy it for: the healthy eater who doesn’t sacrifice flavor.

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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.