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Kitchen Gift Guide: The Cookbook Lover

PBS Food has created this guide as suggested gifts ideas. We do not endorse any specific product listed here. We recommend comparison shopping and reading expert and customer reviews to make educated decisions.

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Seriously Delish

Jessica Merchant, creator of the popular food blog How Sweet Eats, has now created her first cookbook, Seriously Delish. Her playfulness jumps off the page in her inventive and incredibly delicious recipes, such as Amaretto-Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Toast Croutons.

Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food at Amazon.com


 

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Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal

When Jenny Rosenstrach’s kids were little, her dinner rotation looked like this: Pasta, Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Pasta. It made her crazy, not only because of the mind-numbing repetition, but because she loved to cook and missed her pre-kid, ketchup-free dinners. Her solution? A family adventure: She and her husband, Andy, would cook thirty new dishes in a single month… and her kids would try them all.

Dinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal at Amazon.com


 

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The VB6 Cookbook

Following up on his bestselling diet plan, VB6, the incomparable Mark Bittman delivers a full cookbook of recipes designed to help you eat vegan every day before 6:00 p.m.–and deliciously all of the time. In VB6, bestselling author and New York Times columnist Mark Bittman created an easy-to-follow diet plan for vegan meals for breakfast and lunch, and healthy, vegetable-forward meals for every day.

The VB6 Cookbook: More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night at Amazon.com


 

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts

In Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts, ice creams deliciously melt into hot brown Bettys, berry cobblers, sweet empanadas, and corn fritters. Her one-of-a-kind cakes and cookies are not only served with ice cream, they get crumbled on top and incorporated into the ice cream base itself.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Desserts at Amazon.com


 

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My Paris Kitchen

A collection of stories and 100 sweet and savory French-inspired recipes from popular food blogger David Lebovitz, reflecting the way Parisians eat today and featuring lush photography taken around Paris and in David’s Parisian kitchen.

My Paris Kitchen: Recipes and Stories at Amazon.com


 

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The Homesick Texan’s Family Table

From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love.

The Homesick Texan’s Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours at Amazon.com


 

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Teeny’s Tour of Pie

Teeny Lamothe is a young woman on a pie mission. Teeny traveled America to work with the country’s best bakers and learn their techniques, tricks, and wisdom. Now she shares the fruits of her apprenticeship–the crumbs and crusts of her crusade–in Teeny’s Tour of Pie, a delectable journey into total pie immersion.

Teeny’s Tour of Pie: A Cookbook at Amazon.com


 

How to Cook Everything Fast

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How to Cook Everything Fast

In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman provides a game plan for becoming a better, more intuitive cook while you wake up your weekly meal routine with 2,000 main dishes and accompaniments that are simple to make, globally inspired, and bursting with flavor.

How to Cook Everything Fast: A Better Way to Cook Great Food at Amazon.com


 

Baking Chez Moi

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Baking Chez Moi

With her groundbreaking bestseller Around My French Table, Dorie Greenspan changed the way we view French food. Now, in Baking Chez Moi, she explores the fascinating world of French desserts, bringing together a charmingly uncomplicated mix of contemporary recipes, including original creations based on traditional and regional specialties, and drawing on seasonal ingredients, market visits, and her travels throughout the country.

Baking Chez Moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere at Amazon.com


 

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Plenty More

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the world’s most beloved culinary talents. In this follow-up to his bestselling Plenty, he continues to explore the diverse realm of vegetarian food with a wholly original approach. Organized by cooking method, more than 150 dazzling recipes emphasize spices, seasonality, and bold flavors. From inspired salads to hearty main dishes and luscious desserts, Plenty More is a must-have for vegetarians and omnivores alike. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables.

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi at Amazon.com