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Cookbook Gift Guide 2021

Do you struggle to find the perfect gifts for your family and friends? A long time ago I realized some of my favorite gifts to give and receive were books. Over the years I have given many books to my family and friends and they are always well loved. 


Cookbooks are a great gift to give to anyone on your list. No matter the persons cooking ability you can always find a cookbook to match. Don’t forget you can also make a gift package by including some kitchen tools and accessories with the cookbook. 

Best Cookbooks For Food Network Lovers

Cookbook Cover of The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy!
The Pioneer Woman Cooks Super Easy!
by Ree Drummond
The Pioneer Woman cookbooks are some of the best I have owned. Ree Drummond just released a new one and I already love it. There are so many delicious and easy recipes that will please your family. Stay tuned for the full review coming soon. 
Photo of the cover of Beat Bobby Flay Cookbook
Beat Bobby Flay
by Bobby Flay with Stephanie Banyas & Sally Jackson
Who hasn’t got sucked into a marathon of Beat Bobby Flay? I know I sure have. Bobby Flay’s new cookbook is a great addition to an home cooks bookshelf with a wide variety of recipes that will make you feel more confident in the kitchen. Stay tuned for the full review coming soon. 

Best Cookbook for People Who Love to Fish

photo of the cover of Hook, Line and Supper
Hook, Line and Supper
by Hank Shaw
Finding the perfect present for someone who loves to fish can be tough, you have to try to remember what they already have. Hook, Line and Supper is the perfect cookbook to inspire their next fishing outing. Check out my full review here

Best Cookbook for the Meal Prepper

Cover of Ultimate Meal Prep Cookbook
The Ultimate Meal Prep Cookbook 
by America’s Test Kitchen
Meal Prepping can be a huge help for anyone who is too tired to cook at the end of the work day. This cookbook takes the guess work out of meal planning by giving you a meal plan for an entire week. Check out my full review here to learn more. 

Best Cookbook for Comic Book Lovers

Picture of the Cover of Cooking with Deadpool
Cooking with Deadpool
by Marc Sumerak & Recipes by Elena P. Craig
Deadpool is a great character and the Cooking with Deadpoool is a fun cookbook. It’s great for any comic book lover and any level home chef.  I  love all of the recipes and the cookbook itself is great entertainment. See my full review here

Best Cookbook for the Francophile

Photo of the cover of Voila! Effortless French Cookbook
Voila! Effortless French Cookbook
by Cecile Delarue
If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I am in love with France. I love cooking French food and love cookbooks that make it easy to make delicious French dishes at home, like this cookbook. Check out my full review here

Best Cookbook for a BBQ Lover

Photo of Rodney Scott's World of BBQ Cookbook
Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ
by Rodney Scott & Lolis Eric Elie
BBQ can be a way of life for a lot of people. I happen to enjoy most BBQ and trying Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ cookbook was my first attempt to make real BBQ at home. I was so impressed by this cookbook and highly recommend it to everyone. Check out my full review here

Best Cookbook for a James Bond Fan

Photo of the cover of Shaken
Shaken: Drinking with James Bond & Ian Fleming
by Ian Fleming, introduction by Ferguson Fleming, text and recipes by Edmund Weil, Bobby Hiddleston and Mia Johansson
There is nothing better than a great cocktail. James Bond always makes me think of martini’s, my favorite drink. A well written cocktail book is essential for any home and this is one of the best I have seen. I can’t wait to try all of the recipes in it. Check out my full review here

Best Cookbook for An International Traveller

Photo of the cover of The Kitchen Without Borders
The Kitchen Without Bordders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs
by The EAT Offbeat Chefs
International recipes can be the most intimidating for a lot of home cooks. This past year I tried The Kitchen Without Borders cookbook and was so surprised at how easy the recipes were to make. Plus they all turned out delicious! Check out my full review here

Best Cookbook for Experienced Home Baker

Cover of Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes Cookbook
Dominique Ansel: The Secret Recipes
by Dominique Ansel 
I’m not going to lie this cookbook scares me a little. It isn’t for the new home baker – it’s for the most experienced bakers. The recipes are pretty complicated and have a lot of speciality ingredients. For the experienced home baker – they can make magic with this cookbook. Full review coming soon. 

Are you searching for a recommendation for a special person and don’t see them above? Feel free to comment below with who you are looking for the best cookbook for and I will provide you with a great recommendation. 

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