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The Ultimate Cookbook Gift Guide

If there's a cook or an aspiring chef on your gift list, these best-selling cookbooks listed in this article can help you select the perfect one. You'll find cookbooks for comfort food, quick and easy recipes, the Instant Pot, grilling, baking, and so much more.

National treasure Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, is back with her latest cookbook of mouth-watering recipes. You'll find 85 recipes that fit nicely into the comfort food category, which is a category that everyone flocks to, regardless of season or diet. With her easy-to-follow directions and gorgeous photos, this collection will be a coveted gift for anyone who enjoys Ina's inspirational cooking. From breakfast to dinner and from desserts to beverages, these recipes are a delicious and accessible way to prepare and share food with the ones you love.

Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

French Chef Jacques Pépin has perfected the art of cooking into an easy way to prepare delicious everyday meals. This is a nonpretentious cookbook that takes basic ingredients and explains the instructions in clear and concise ways that result in outstanding results. The photos are beautiful and you'll enjoy his narratives at the beginning of each recipe. Perfect for the cook who wants quick and simple meals that use everyday ingredients.


Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple

Bakers will love this cookbook that explores Artisan bread-making methods. These are not quick-bread recipes, as this cookbook delves into the more meticulous efforts that are required for outstanding bread-making skills. These recipes will take the baker from hobbyist to professional. Perfect for the baker who adores a challenge and loves working with dough.


Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza

If there's a cook on your gift list who's always looking for smaller portioned recipes, this is the cookbook that they need. Cooking for two is more common than ever, so it makes sense to have scaled-down recipes that actually work, have been tested, and taste delicious. It's also perfect for those who aren't interested in having lots of leftovers. There are recipes for main dishes, side items, and of course, desserts. It would be a great book for both beginners and seasoned chefs.


The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook

Food blogger Tieghan Gerard dazzles once again with her gorgeous photography skills in her cookbook of 125 awesome recipes that range from simple to show-stopping. You'll find easy-to-follow instructions for recipes that include options for meal prepping, comfort foods, and some vegan-inspired ideas, too. Everything from savory to sweet and healthy to indulgent is all right here. This makes a perfect gift for fans of this food blogger.


Half Baked Harvest Super Simple:  More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods

For the person who is obsessed with their grill and considers every season to be appropriate for grilling, this is the cookbook for them. From meats to veggies and from seafood to fruit, this cookbook dares the reader to experiment with new items on their grill. The recipes are suitable for both charcoal or gas grills.


How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food

If you know someone who is new to pressure cooking and has just acquired an Instant Pot, this cookbook is the perfect complement to their new appliance. There are photos of every step so beginners, as well as advanced cooks, can benefit from these detailed visual aids. The book will also instruct on the proper use of each version of the Instant Pot that's available. From basic meals to more elaborate meals, everything is covered in this cookbook. It's a must-have for every Instant Pot owner.

The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results

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