It’s important to give good gifts. The problem is it can be hard to find just the right thing. Don’t know what to get? No sweat, I’ve got you covered. I can guarantee you anyone even remotely interested in food would love to have a kick-ass cookbook. Here are some of my favorites this Christmas.
My Sweet Mexico by Fany Gerson is not a new release (the book came out in 2010) but I still do not own it so this is a gentle plea to my husband who may or may not be reading this that I would like this book. Besos!!!!
Mexico, The Cookbook by Margarita Carillo Arronte is a new release and it is gorgeous. More than just a book this is a tome with over 600 authentic recipes that Arronte has complied in her 35 years of travel throughout Mexico.
Heritage by Sean Brock is the highly anticipated first cookbook from the auspiciously talented chef. His restaurants have transformed Southern cooking and this book will no doubt do the same.
Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant is from the woman who brought us Chocolate Fudge Pistachio Cake Donuts and Cider Bourbon Jam Cocktails (with Ginger Beer). You are bound to find at least 150 recipes in this cookbook that you will want to make.
Cookbook Book by Florian Böhm and Annahita Kamali is more of a coffee table book than one you might cook from. It is a book about cookbooks featuring the most seminal cookbooks from the last 100 years.
A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus by Renee Erickson is a compilation of menus and recipes from the chef of Seattle’s Boat Street Cafe and The Walrus and the Carpenter. If you are a person who loves to read menus, then this book is for you. Or if you love Seattle, then this book is for you. Either way, it is full of inspirational recipes with an emphasis on great ingredients.
Easy Gourmet by Stephanie Le. This cookbook, from the writer of i am a food blog, has a little bit of everything; from breakfast to pasta, from American classics to Asian. Chicken Pot Pie Buns anyone?
On the Horizon:
Here are two more books that should be on your pre-order list. These are both due to come out in the spring.
Food 52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook by Kristen Miglore
Latin Twist: Traditional and Modern Cocktails by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack and Vianney Rodriguez