Buy the Book: 17 Cookbooks for Everyone on Your Shopping List

by in Holidays, December 9th, 2012

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina GartenThis holiday season, as you’re scouring the stores in search of a gift to please that cousin, brother or mother-in-law who’s returned every present you’ve ever bought them, look to a carefully chosen cookbook to finally ensure gift-giving success. There’s indeed a cookbook for every kind of eater and cook, even kitchen novices, so it’s important to consider the recipient when you’re shopping for cookbooks. Is she an entertaining guru with a flair for the fancy, or an elementary but determined baker? Does he prefer healthful, balanced meals to richly indulgent ones, or is he passionate about all things offal? Food Network’s Cookbook Gift Guide features cookbooks to impress all of them. We’ve rounded up 17 of our favorite new and noteworthy cookbooks written by Food Network chefs, famed food stars and prominent home cooks alike to help you find the best possible gift for everyone on your list.

Read on to find a few of our cookbook suggestions, then check out Food Network’s entire Cookbook Gift Guide to get all 17 of the sweet and savory cookbooks in our collection.

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Really Trust by Ina Garten (pictured above)

Baking Out Loud by Hedy GoldsmithBaking Out Loud: Fun Desserts With Big Flavors by Hedy Goldsmith

Small Changes, Big Results by Ellie KriegerSmall Changes, Big Results: A Wellness Plan With 65 Recipes for a Healthy, Balanced Life Full of Flavor by Ellie Krieger

Carnivore by Michael SymonCarnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers by Michael Symon

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