Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers - Sweet Humble Home

Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers

 Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers

There is something to be said for putting your hands on an actual book these days.  Not on an electronic device, but an actual book. I don’t think I’ll ever lose the love of perusing the pages of a cookbooks.  I love to mark up the pages with my recipe adjustments, make notes of all kinds in the margins, and place sticky notes to quickly get me to my favorite recipes. In this Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers you’ll find some of my favorite cookbooks that any home cook would appreciate.  And each one is no more than $25!

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The Home Cook – Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli

Alex Guarnaschelli is one of my favorite chefs.  She is the executive chef at Butter in New York City.  You may recognize her from Food Network where she appears in shows such as Chopped, and Iron Chef.  This is a beautiful collection of recipes that seem to whisper “you’re home”.


Cook It In Cast Iron – Kitchen Tested Recipes for the One Pan That Does It All by Cooks Country

My husband and I have been avid readers of Cooks Illustrated for years.  We also watch Cooks Country or America’s Test Kitchen whenever possible.  If you have a cast iron cooker in your family this will soon become their favorite resource!


Happiness is A Kitchen in Maine

This wonderful cookbook was gifted to me by my Aunt Dee when I purchased my first home.  The recipes are down home and full of comfort and love.  It’s a beautiful snapshot of a beautiful place, and I love having this little gem in my collection.


At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well

Rustic recipes with whole foods.  The photographs themselves will want to make you gather seasonal finds and start getting your kitchen messy!


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

The ultimate guide for making bread and pizza dough.  This beautiful book will have the cook making mouth watering breads by dinner.


Perfect Mexican

At under $8 this book is a must have for any kitchen.  Wonderful recipes that fill our home with the smells of a Mexican kitchen.  We picked up this little gem on our honeymoon, and we’ve used it ever since.  This little book could even be a stocking stuffer which is why it made the Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers!


Adventures in Slow Cooking: 120 Slow-Cooker Recipes for People Who Love Food

I have never met a slow cooker I haven’t liked.  The slow cooker isn’t just a winter meal prep tool in our home – it’s used year round.  This book will gives practical ideas to make meal time much easier.


The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook

A classic for most home cooks.  This cookbook explores the simplicity of preparing beautiful meals.


Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1

What home cook would be caught dead without this book in his or her collection?  Not.  Me.  When my mother gave this to me one Christmas I nearly lost it.  I had never indulged myself in purchasing this book.  Upon returning home I immediately opened up the book and began cooking.  A true treasure.


Better Homes and Gardens: New Cook Book, 16th Edition

What better way to round out this Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers!  I don’t have this copy.  I have my mother’s copy from when she married my dad.  The pages are torn and written on and constantly need reinforcement, there are random recipes stuck in between the pages.  The binding is coming apart.  It’s perfect.

Need more ideas?

Let me know – I’d be happy to help you find the perfect gift for the cookbook lover in your family!



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  1. I would also suggest the Moosewood Cookbook or the Moosewood Restaurant Cooks both by Mollie Katzen. Most of the recipes are vegetarian but there are a few fish recipes.
    Love you and am so proud of my bestie.

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