Cookbooks for Giving
Whether you've got a highly skilled foodie or a kitchen novice on your gift list, we can help you find a cookbook to suit their needs. Here are some of our new favorites.
Cooking LightLighten Up America
Americans hold dear the freedoms of butter, cream, and cheese. Cooking Light Lighten Up, America! is a celebration of American indulgence, but done right—keeping every last drop of creamy, gooey goodness while revealing the secrets to cutting fat and calories. Inside, you'll discover the fun history and stories behind beloved favorites like Texas Sheet Cake and Kentucky Hot Brown and explore the places, people, and ingredients that make American food so good.
Southern LivingThe Southern Pie Book
Jan Moon shares her collection of pies, tarts, cobblers, and more that have been perfected in her own Dreamcakes Bakery. Over 150 recipes are included with gorgeous full-color images all in clearly defined categories so readers can easily navigate this book to find the recipes that inspire them. With easy-to-follow instructions, handy tips, exchangeable components, and gorgeous full-page images, readers are only a rolling pin and a whisk away from a warm and delicious slice of pie.
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurants in London and two stellar cookbooks, Ottolenghi is one of the most respected chefs in the world; in Jerusalem, he and Tamimi have collaborated to produce their most personal cookbook yet.
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation
In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth—to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with fire, cook with liquid, bake bread, and ferment everything from cheese to beer.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn’t be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that “wow!” factor we all crave.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Ree Drummond—accidental country girl, award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 New York Times bestselling author—presents The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year. Ree shows you how to ring in your favorite holidays with inspired menus for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, parties, deliveries, and feasts, accompanied by fun instructions and hundreds of her signature step-by-step photos.
Weber'sNew Real Grilling
Get ready to get inspired! Weber—the world's leading authority in grilling—shares proven techniques and mouthwatering dishes you never imagined would come off the grill. From deep-dish pizza to vegetarian chili and steak stir-fry to bacon-wrapped shrimp, these 200+ delicious recipes will reveal everything your trusty backyard grill is capable of. Packed with fully illustrated step-by-step instructions that ensure you achieve perfect results every time.