Holiday Gift Guide: For the Cookbook Lover

by Kelli on December 1, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Cookbook Lover

(1) Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard and the Reinvention of American Taste – So, this isn’t a cookbook per se, but you guys, my mind is sort of blown just thinking about the convening of these powerhouse tastebuds!  I’m currently reading this book and it’s phenomenal!!

(2) Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden by Todd Porter & Diane Cu – The photographs and recipes are pure inspiration.  My favorite new cookbook of the year.

(3) Eat Your Vegetables: Bold Recipes for the Single Cook by Joe Yonan – Not only did I have the pleasure of hearing about this book firsthand from Joe Yonan at The Big Summer Potluck earlier this year, but I also got to taste some of the recipes from Joe’s book.  Yum!!!!  Even if you’re not cooking for one, this book has so many great recipes, and they’re super easy to double/triple.

(4) The French Market Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes from My Parisian Kitchen by Clotilde Dusoulier – We probably don’t think about French cooking and vegetarian cooking at the same time….well, at least I don’t.  But I do love French cooking, and I like keeping a plant based diet.  Cotilde brings these style together in such a beautiful way, sharing wonderful seasonal recipes.

(5) Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way by John Besh – I’ve seen a small preview of recipes from this book, and one looked better than the next.  If you love a cookbook that’s filled with great storytelling and photography, this book is for you.

(6) Baked Doughnuts for Everyone by Ashley McLaughlin – If you love baked doughnuts like I love baked doughnuts, or if you’re gluten free this book is calling your name!  Get ready for 101 mouthwatering doughnuts – both sweet and savory.  Make this gift extra fun by adding a standard size doughnut pan and a mini doughnut pan!

(7) The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg – This book is a staple in my kitchen!  I highly recommend this for anyone who loves developing their own recipes.

(8) Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer – Every ice cream lover should have a copy of this book…and an ice cream maker!!  This is my go-to source for ice cream inspiration and recipes.

(9) Bouchon Bakery by Th0mas Keller – Sweet tooths rejoice!  This impressive desert-laden cookbook totally speaks for itself.

(10) Slow Cooker Revolution from America’s Test Kitchen – All hale the slow cooker!

Happy shopping and enjoy!!

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Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Some of my favorites! I love the Flavor Bible and have Bountiful on my Christmas list!


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Awesome selections….you will love them!! The Flavor Bible is such a great resource!


Zainab @ Blahnik Baker December 1, 2013 at 2:22 PM

You do it again!! Love this collection. the flavor bible and bountiful are on my christmas list! Sent this again to the hubby :)


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Thanks, friend!! Two very good choices!


Beth December 1, 2013 at 4:29 PM

They all sound great – but if I had to pick one, it would be Bountiful.


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:51 AM

Great pick, Beth! Bountiful is such a beautiful book!


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies December 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM

I have a few of these books too! :) I LOVE the Jeni’s book–I’ve made a lot of recipes from it and it hasn’t failed me yet!


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:50 AM

The Jeni’s book is amazing!!! I always get a little nervous when I use other recipes, that they’re not going to be as good.


Julia December 1, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Love this! I like giving cookbooks as gifts and everything you picked looks awesome! I haven’t heard of most of those books, so I’ll have to check them out :)


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Yesss! Cookbooks are one of my favorite gifts to give. I feel like there’s always something or everyone and it always feels like an appropriate gift coming from me.


Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 1, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I already have a bunch of these, but am so tempted to get the rest!! Proven, 1970 sounds fascinating. I want all.of.the.cookbooks!! Cooked by Michael Pollan is another great read too!


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:48 AM

I have a sneaky suspicion that we probably have a pretty similar cookbook collection :) Will definitely check out the Michael Pollan book…thanks!


Joanne December 2, 2013 at 7:15 AM

I have a few of these already but I’m definitely interested in Joe Yonan’s book as well as Bountiful!! And I highly recommend Bouchon. Such a gorgeous and foolproof cookbook.


Kelli December 2, 2013 at 9:44 AM

You’ll love the Joe Yonan cookbook…totally up your alley and so many great recipes!


Amy @ Elephant Eats December 2, 2013 at 4:45 PM

When I finally have my new kitchen and a whole bookcase devoted to cookbooks, I will revisit this list. I’m marking it down!


Kelli December 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Mmmm….I’d love an entire bookcase devoted to cookbooks! That sounds like a dream kitchen :)


clotilde December 6, 2013 at 9:47 AM

Thank you so much for including my book in your selection, Kelli! I am honored to be in such good company, too. ^^


Kelli December 6, 2013 at 11:32 AM

You’re welcome! I absolutely love it!!


Mimi December 15, 2013 at 10:06 AM

I’ve not heard of Bountiful! Thanks!


Kelli December 15, 2013 at 11:15 PM

It’s such a great book! Hope you like it.


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