A cookbook makes an excellent gift for a home cook or aspiring chef. They are thoughtful, memorable gift ideas that almost anyone will appreciate (unless they hate to cook). Here are a few of the, dare we say, very best cookbooks published to date. We’ll add to this list pretty regularly, so be sure to check back often!
Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Family Style is one of the first cookbooks gifted to me. I received it from my mother-in-law and come back to its recipes over and over again. My all-time favorite short-rib recipe is inside!
The Flavor Bible is a book given to me by a highly acclaimed chef. Think of it like a dictionary or even an encyclopedia that lists the world of ingredients, alphabetically. It describes flavor profiles in detail, then gives you a list of other ingredients and flavors that pair well with each entry. The Flavor Bible makes a fantastic and unique gift for an adventurous cook.
All of the cookbooks featured here are available for purchase at Amazon by clicking on each image or link.