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27 favorite cookbook gifts

A beautiful, well-tested, inspiring cookbook makes a wonderful present on its own. We've added suggestions for a related ingredient or tool to wrap them up into the perfect gift package

For the thoughtful cook

For the thoughtful cook

Goin’s first cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques, was that rare book from a chef—a thoughtful, gorgeous compilation of delicious recipes that actually worked in a home kitchen. The A.O.C. Cookbook, named for her small-plates restaurant in Los Angeles, is just as considerate and tempting as its predecessor. Goin is a wonderful teacher, explaining how she layers flavors, chooses ingredients, and more, so that every recipe is like a small, enjoyable class with the master. With wine notes from A.O.C.’s wine director Caroline Styne.

Gift to go with: A trio of Mediterranean staples: excellent olives, salt-packed anchovies, and salt-packed capers



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