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The Ultimate Cookbook Gift Guide

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If you love cooking delicious and diverse meals, then consider this your ultimate cookbook gift guide! Check out our “baker’s dozen” list of cookbooks for your favorite foodie (and don’t forget to pick out one or two for yourself as well)!

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I love a good cookbook! It is always so fun to flip through the pages of a beautiful new cookbook, deciding what I would like to add to the meal plan. Eating the foods of many different cuisines and cultures is a fun way to spice up life and keep the weekly meals exciting! Let this ultimate cookbook gift guide be a starting place for you as you look for gifts for your favorite foodie, or for gift ideas for yourself (hint, hint)!

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Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion
Charcuterie boards make a great appetizer, or even a delicious meal! Learn how to create beautiful boards with this book!
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Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
If you love Indian food, this cookbook has delicious recipes that are easy and quick to make!
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Live Life Deliciously With Tara Teaspoon: Recipes for Busy Weekdays and Leisurely Weekends
This cookbook features a variety of recipes that are both fast and slow to make, but all delicious and beautiful!
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The Mexican Home Kitchen: Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico
This colorful cookbook will bring the flavors and aromas of Mexico to your kitchen! This is a must have for anyone who loves Mexican cuisine!
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Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries
Explore a new style of baking with these Chinese inspired baked goods. Your taste buds will sing for joy when you bake with this book!
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Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast
Weeknight meals can be challenging, but Tuesday Nights helps with meals that are both quick to make and amazingly delicious! It features recipes from all over the world, adapted for American cooks in the Milk Street test kitchen!
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The Curry Cookbook: Exotic and Fragrant Curries
The Curry Cookbook features curries not only from India and Thailand, but also from other Southeast Asian countries. It is so fun to see the diversity in this cuisine type!
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A World of Cake: 150 Recipes for Sweet Traditions from Cultures Near and Far
This cookbook is full of dessert recipes from all over the world! Making global desserts can be a fun way to introduce your family to a new country and cuisine!
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The Enchantingly Easy Persian Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Beloved Persian Food Favorites
Persian food is absolutely amazing! It can seem intimidating to cook food from a new cuisine for the first time, but this book makes it easy! Check out the delicious recipes in this beautiful cookbook!
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The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking
Mediterranean food is known for being delicious and healthy. Introduce your family to amazing new recipes with this cookbook!
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American Cake: From Colonial Gingerbread to Classic Layer, the Stories and Recipes Behind More Than 125 of Our Best-Loved Cakes
Baking has evolved over time, and these classic American recipes, dating back to colonial days, are a fun (and yummy) way to learn about our history!
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The Zero-Waste Chef: Plant-Forward Recipes and Tips for a Sustainable Kitchen and Planet
This book explores making your kitchen lifestyle more sustainable, which is a plus for everyone! Learn how to help protect the environment while making a delicious recipe at the same time!
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Dorie’s Cookies
Who doesn't love a good cookie? This cookbook has both classic and inventive cookie recipes to explore with your favorite foodies!
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Did we miss your favorite cookbook? Let us know what you would have on your ultimate cookbook gift guide in the comments!

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  1. korenainthekitchen.com says:

    I loved the first book in that Alan Bradley series, and I'd forgotten there were more. Now I'm excited to read the others!

  2. Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says:

    LOVE those mugs! How cute. And the idea of a monthly subscription service for books is genius.

  3. The Food Hunter says:

    I'm a total book lover and would love all of these

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