Holiday Cookbook Gift Ideas

Shopping for holiday gifts can be a daunting task. We want just the right gift that will bring a smile and be treasured. Cookbooks are increasingly appreciated for their beautiful stories, photographs, and recipes. Readers and eaters alike would be delighted to receive any of these exceptional books, which represent some of the best of 2018. Find them at your favorite indie bookstore.

Soul: A Chef’s Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes
by Todd Richards

Richards turns the traditional idea of soul food upside down by combining his deep Southern roots with a global influence. This book’s seductive recipes even come with a suggested playlist.

Tasting Ohio: Favorite Recipes from the Buckeye State
by Sara Bir

This book features recipes from Ohio’s best chefs from every corner of the state. Old and new favorites are paired with stunning photographs, along with a bonus list of ingredient sources.

Ottolenghi Simple
by Yotam Ottolenghi

This appealing cookbook features Chef Ottolenghi’s simplified approach to comfort food with an Middle Eastern twist. Fig and thyme clafoutis, anyone?

Waste Not: How To Get the Most from Your Food
by James Beard Foundation

This motivating book includes contributions from many acclaimed chefs, presenting scrumptious recipes that extend the use of the food we buy in interesting and flavorful ways.

Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen
by Eddie Hernandez and Susan Puckett

The self-proclaimed “born-again Southern boy” punches up Southern cooking with Mexican flavors. The results are honest, accessible, and oh-sodelicious. Each recipe helps to illustrate a personal journey that readers will be happy to take.