Tasteful Cookbooks for Foodies

Posted by Marie on November 13, 2017
Stella Parks is an acclaimed food writer and self-described "resident pastry wizard." She was named one of "America's Best Pastry Chefs" by Food and Wine magazine. Her first cookbook BraveTart is now available for sweet tooths everywhere.



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The best part of having an avid foodie on your gift list is that you may be rewarded with the recipes they try. So why not give them some inspiration? We asked Parks to share some of her go-to cookbooks from her collection. Perfect for every skill level, these cookbooks feature gorgeous photography, thorough instructions, and excellent advice for whipping up an unforgettable feast just in time for the holidays.

"Having gone to culinary school at the ripe old age of eighteen, my cookbook collection has a decidedly professional bent, with titles focused on theory and technique. Whether used as a crash course for new bakers or a refresher for seasoned pros, these books cover everything from the basics of dough lamination (aka, making croissants and Danish) to the mechanics of flavor pairings and the power of pH," says Parks.


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What cookbooks would you recommend? Share it with us in the comments!

See the complete coverage of our Gift Guide including:
Coffee Table Books for Bookworms
Thought-Provoking Books for the Business-Minded Reader
Books that Celebrate the Spirit

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message 1: by Barbara (new)

Barbara I love the new cookbook Simple, by Diana Henry-
Not too fussy but full of interesting flavors that are mostly simple to prepare.


message 2: by Juli Anna (new)

Juli Anna Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking is a cookbook I would gift to anyone, whether they are a newbie cook or a seasoned foodie. It is a real gem, with beautiful watercolor illustrations to boot!


message 3: by Janice (new)

Janice I don't cook, but I love to look thru cookbooks, especially those that have info and/ or history and culture of various regions of Texas, Canada, and Europe.


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