• The cover of the book The Whole Fromage

    The Whole Fromage

    What makes French cheese so remarkable? So many books have tried to make sense of it but this delectable narrative by Kathe Lison not only sheds light on the secrets of French affineurs, it takes you on an enchanting excursion through the country itself; exploring and experiencing the rich history and processes employed in creating the award-winning cheeses of France. From the last cheese-making burons in the pastures of Auvergne, up through the hills of Normandy, to the farmlands that keep cheesemaking traditions alive, this evocative story reads like a culinary roadmap of the French landscape and it’s the perfect gift for any and all cheese lovers!

  • The cover of the book Food: A Love Story

    Food: A Love Story

    There are highbrow culinary tomes that can haughtily lord over a coffee table, or appear stacked in a neat shelf below well-loved mauviel copper cookware. This isn’t that book. This is a greasy-hamburger-with-a-side-of-fries-and-a-shake type of book. It is meant to be devoured, and, like junk food, it feels good going down. If you have a friend starved for a belly full of laughs (and who isn’t, really?), then comedian Jim Gaffigan’s “Food: A Love Story” offers a full value menu of good times and hilarious observations.

  • The cover of the book My Pantry

    My Pantry

    This seriously giftable little book of essays will make any home cook overjoyed. Waters, the California cuisine pioneer and owner of Chez Panisse, reveals tips and ideas for transforming your pantry into a magical place that makes every meal—even the most simple ones—ooze with depths of flavor. Charming pen and ink illustrations throughout make it an extra lovely present.

  • The cover of the book Apron Anxiety

    Apron Anxiety

    After falling in love with a celebrity chef and moving to D.C. to be with him, Alyssa Shelasky finds herself lonely—and hungry. Though surrounded by foodies, she can barely boil water without supervision, so sets out to conquer the kitchen and her anxiety about cooking. With recipes throughout, this young woman’s funny memoir is nourishing in the best way.

  • The cover of the book Make It Ahead

    Make It Ahead

    The desire to make beautiful, well-planned home-cooked meals can sometimes fall short in the face of the reality of our jam-packed daily lives. Reliable and delicious recipes that can be prepped in advance and on a customized timeline are thus the holy grail of home cooks. Who better to look to than the the inimitable Ina Garten? Chock full of time-saving tips, timetables, freezable recipes and more, this cookbook more than earns its keep.

  • The cover of the book A Table by the Window

    A Table by the Window

    Juliette D’Alisa is a longtime food writer who has grown up in the restaurant industry. When her brother Nico offers her a chance to partner with him on a new venture, she balks at the thought of leaving her career, but soon sets her journalistic mind to uncovering the secrets behind an old photograph she finds mixed in with her late grandmother’s recipes. Will digging in the past help her to navigate her future? Peppered throughout with recipes, this novel of renewal and self-discovery is mouth-wateringly delicious.

  • The cover of the book The Oz Family Kitchen

    The Oz Family Kitchen

    When we picture what life might be like in Dr. Oz’s household, we picture an immaculate, sterile environment where things are put back in their places and meals consist of boring organic and allergen-free ingredients. Lisa Oz shatters that idea in her new cookbook “The Oz Family Kitchen.” This beautiful volume boasts more than 100 simple, exciting and delicious recipes from the family’s collection, proving that meals in the Oz household are as tasty and eclectic as the ones at your favorite local eatery. This book also offers helpful advice on cooking healthy meals, pantry stocking and smart shopping, as well as healthy eating tips from the one and only Mehmet Oz, M.D. This gift is for anyone looking to make better choices in their diet without compromising on taste.

  • The cover of the book Provence, 1970

    Provence, 1970

    In the south of France in 1970, a meeting of the minds took place that changed the culinary landscape. The players were James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones. They ate, drank plenty of wine, and chatted about all things food and their resulting conversations had a huge impact on the culture of food and the way we eat today. A great gift for every foodie who loves a side of scrumptious gossip and a dash of drama.

  • The cover of the book Milk Bar Life

    Milk Bar Life

    From Christina Tosi of Momofuku Milk Bar fame, this cookbook is a great gift for anyone who loves to have a little fun with their cooking. Tosi writes with humor and spirit (one chapter is called “The Freakin Weekend”) as she shares the savory side of her unique, delicious, and easy repertoire. Never fear, there are also enough sweets in here (did someone say cookies?) to satisfy any sweet tooth.