A Very Foodie Christmas - Must Have Cookbooks of 2016

Cookbooks Every Foodie Wants This Holiday Season

Cookbook gifts are one of the highlights of a foodie's holiday season. Beautiful and full of juicy information, these books will give any cooking enthusiast a treasure trove of delectable recipes, stories, and cooking tips. From classic Italian cooking to specialized gluten-free meals, there are options here for every type of chef. Treat your foodie friend to something special this holiday season with a shiny, new cookbook.

 

Cooking For Jeffrey

Cooking For Jeffrey


In this cookbook, Ina Garten shows off her repertoire of recipes she has made for her husband of over 48 years. In this cookbook, you'll find everything from smoked salmon pizzas to butternut squash hummus. These comforting recipes are the ones that her friends and husband have requested time after time. Both personal and informational, this cookbook will help any foodie round out their recipe collection with tried and tested homestyle meals to please any audience.

 

Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count

Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count


Giada De Laurentiis's cookbook will keep your foodie friend happy and healthy. With an emphasis on saving time and eating well, this cookbook will help any reader enjoy dinner without stressing out, pack healthy lunches, and even host large events. For breakfast, foodies will enjoy whipping up dishes like healthy granola alongside ricotta toast with strawberries. The time-strapped cook will appreciate the healthy and efficient options Giada provides in Happy Cooking.

 

Pioneer Woman Cooks - A Year of Holidays

Pioneer Woman Cooks - A Year of Holidays


This is an excellent cookbook for the foodie who wants more options when it comes to cooking for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, and many other holidays throughout the year. With do-ahead game plans to keep cooks from getting overwhelmed, this cookbook ensures that foodies will be relaxed and in control when serving a large group of people. Foodies will love dishes like turkey spring rolls and pumpkin smoothies for Thanksgiving. When it comes to Easter, glazed ham, and sticky cherry cake are sure to be crowd-pleasers. Overall, Ree Drummond's holiday cookbook is one of the best cookbook gifts for year-round enjoyment.

 

The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry

The Seasoned Life by Ayesha Curry


Ayesha Curry's comprehensive and inviting cookbook showcases some of the best recipes she has served to her family. Her cookbook will help foodies find the time to craft delicious creations like island cornmeal porridge, power coffee, and apple compote despite a busy schedule. This wholesome cookbook shows what it takes to prepare meals with ease, making it perfect for the busy foodie in your life.

 

Appetites by Anthony Bordain

Appetites by Anthony Bourdain


The famous traveler, chef, and writer, Anthony Bourdain, is back with another exciting book that delves into quality recipes from cultures across the globe. As an avid traveler, Bourdain has picked up more than a few tips when it comes to crafting an excellent meal. This book's artsy cover also makes it a beautiful item for display on your favorite foodie's coffee table. From Korean fried chicken to osso bucco, everything in this book is a delight to the enthusiastic chef.

 

Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix

Mark Bittman's Kitchen Matrix


Detailed and Organized, Kitchen Matrix presents the foundations of cooking for any chef to rely on and manipulate in everyday cooking. With formulas, flavors and techniques, this book is a scientific treasure trove of analytical cooking. This beautiful book is rich in visual displays of information when it comes to listing a recipe's basic components and possible additions or variations. Beginning foodies and seasoned chefs alike will appreciate this book's wealth of information and inspiration.

 

Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray Everyone is Italian on Sunday


Italian food is as rich and flavorful as it is popular. Rachael Ray knows how to show many viewers the key to making authentic Italian cuisine. With recipes like flatbread ricotta pizza, polenta with mushrooms, and grilled Caesar salad, this cookbook takes the reader to the heart of Italian cooking. This holiday season, you can give a gift as warm and welcoming as authentic Italian cuisine.

 

Duff Bakes

Duff Bakes


Duff Goldman is a star of the pastry world who knows just how to craft a compelling baked good. His cookbook is dedicated to home bakers who want a broad range of essential recipes. Whether you're into fruit pies or funnel cakes, this cookbook is ideal for all tastes. Both approachable and instructional, Duff Bakes is both an excellent introduction to and celebration of the art of baking.

 

The Chilie Cookbook

The Chili Cookbook


This cookbook by Robb Walsh is entirely devoted to the beautiful world of chili. With over 60 different recipes for chili, there's something in this cookbook for everyone. If the foodie in your life enjoys barbecues, potlucks, and hosting parties, then this book is a great gift. From great classics to modern dishes, this book proves that the world of chili knows no bounds.

 

Gluten Free Girl

Gluten Free Girl American Classics Reinvented


This is a must-have cookbook for the gluten free or health-conscious chef. With easy ways to approach gluten-free cooking, this cookbook will prove invaluable to anyone who either wants or needs to eat a little differently. Although gluten-free cooking can be a challenge, it doesn't have to be. With recipes like red velvet cake and cinnamon rolls, it's still possible to enjoy classic American food without gluten. A book like this is sure to put a smile on any gluten-free foodie this holiday season.

 

Something To Food About Book

Something To Food About


With an eye-catching cover, this book by QuestLove and Ben Greenman is a curious exploration into the world of food. The philosophical foodie will enjoy this book for its intellectual examination of food, creativity and chef culture. Readers can gain insight into the fascinating world of chefs across the globe as they pore over interview after interview. Treating cooking as a form of art, Something To Food About is an intriguing and enlightening examination of food that should be required reading for any foodie.