3 Perfect Gifts for the Cook in Your Life


I love a good cookbook. Even though you can get just about every recipe online at a moment’s notice, a good cookbook can really teach you to be more confident in the kitchen and keep your dinner routine from becoming too dull. So for your own sake, keep the chef in your life happy with these gifts for the cook!

3 Perfect Gifts for the Cook in Your Life

1. For the beginner:

12 Recipes by Cal Paternell gifts for the cook12 Recipes by Cal Paternell

Written as a bit of a love note for his son who was off to college, this cookbook teaches the basic fundamentals of cooking.

2. For the BBQ master:

serious barbecue adam perry lang gifts for the cook

Serious Barbecue by Adam Perry Lang

I am pretty sure this is my husband’s favorite book. Lots of great techniques for all the pitmasters out there.

3. For Everyone:

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman gifts for the cook

How to Cook Everything  by Mark Bittman

Perfect for newlyweds or anyone who wants a great reference cookbook that has almost everything you could want. I love lots of pictures in a cookbook normally but these instructions are so clear and easy to follow you won’t miss them a bit.

Bonus: Mark Bittman has a new cookbook out this year! How to Cook Everything Fast

Originally published December 11, 2014

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Dara is a librarian to many, mom to two, and wife to one bearded man. Her hobbies include reading, watching Netflix, and serving as honorary (imaginary) godmother to Prince George. She has been learning to knit for 3 years. It is not going well.

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