For the would-be chef
Coi: Stories and Recipes is an unorthodox book from the chef and owner of Coi, a two-Michelin-star restaurant in San Francisco. Daniel Patterson is
a wonderful, insightful, humble writer, and in these pages he describes the evolution of his restaurant and his approach to
cooking in California. You probably won’t be making these recipes—they’re supremely cheffy and, as Patterson says, “more of
an oral history than a factual accounting of a process”—but they are fascinating to read.
Gift to go with: A digital scale