Now that Thanksgiving—and all its wonderful deliciousness—has come and gone, it’s time to face the next to-do in your holiday lineup: shopping for gifts. Here are a few recently released cookbooks that are sure to please any foodie on your list.
For the Entertainer
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays, Ree Drummond
The much-beloved blogger and Food Network personality shares her favorite recipes for holidays big and small, covering everything from Christmas classics (prime rib and Yorkshire pudding) to summertime cookout fare (potato salad and peach cobbler). And of course, Ree satisfies her hungry fans with plenty of family snapshots and witty anecdotes about life on their Oklahoma ranch.
For the Francophile
The French Kitchen Cookbook, Patricia Wells
If you can’t afford to send your favorite foodie on a trip to Paris or Provence to attend renowned French culinary expert Patricia Wells’ highly popular cooking classes, this book is just the ticket. It’s full of accessible, authentic recipes—from winter pistou (a traditional vegetable soup from Provence) to a almond-crusted sole fillets—that reflect both country and city, along with Patricia’s stories, tips, and wine pairings (mais oui!).
For the Restaurant Lover
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, Michael Anthony
Opened in 1994, Gramercy Tavern is an institution in the New York dining scene. Its seasonal, ever-changing menu, rustically beautiful interior, and warm hospitality (courtesy of legendary restaurateur Danny Meyer) have kept it at the top of every New Yorkers’ list. Get an intimate look into its history, kitchen, and spirit with personal staff stories, executive chef/partner Michael Anthony’s expert tips and advice, and 125 gorgeous recipes, from a watermelon and beet salad to my personal favorite, smoked trout with pickled onions.
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