Cookbooks for Gifting (and Trying)

Cookbooks for Gifts

Our desks have been overflowing with mountains of amazing new cookbooks this year, covering all cuisine and every niche imaginable (like biscuits and mini pies). So we were thrilled to see the New York Times editors’ top cookbook picks for 2011 – great for holiday gifts or for adding to your own collection.

We’ve covered a few of their picks ourselves, plus we have sample recipes. So before you start buying, get cooking!

Foods of SpainThe Food of Spain by Claudia Roden

TenderTender: A Cook and His Vegetable Patch by Nigel Slater

Truly MexicanTruly Mexican by Roberto Santibañez with J. J. Goode and Shelley Wiseman

Hungry for more? Check out Food Network’s Cookbook Gift Guide picks. Or test out a few more sample recipes from cookbooks we’ve recently covered:

And be sure to check out hot new cookbooks from your favorite Cooking Channel chefs:
Nadia G.’s Cookin’ for Trouble
Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese

Nadia G's Cookbook