Favorite Cookbooks Perfect for Year-Round Gifting

By Candice Chaplin | July 22 2019 | Best in Category

The PRH catalog features a bounty of cookbooks, including bestsellers which have sold steadily for years. This list can be used to populate nearly any gift table, and all are must-haves for any bookseller or librarian’s Cooking section. Make sure accounts are stocked up for the holidays!

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Flour Water Salt Yeast
The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza [A Cookbook]
From Portland's most acclaimed and well-loved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring scores of recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker.
$35.00 US
Sep 18, 2012
Ten Speed Press

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I
50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The definitive cookbook on French cuisine for American readers: "What a cookbook should be: packed with sumptuous recipes, detailed instructions, and precise line drawings. Some of the instructions look daunting, but as Child herself says in the introduction, 'If you can read, you can cook.'" —Entertainment Weekly “I only wish that I had written it myself.” —James Beard Featuring 524 delicious recipes and over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking offers something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine.Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes—from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire.“Julia has slowly but surely altered our way of thinking about food. She has taken the fear out of the term ‘haute cuisine.’ She has increased gastronomic awareness a thousandfold by stressing the importance of good foundation and technique, and she has elevated our consciousness to the refined pleasures of dining." —Thomas Keller, The French Laundry
$45.00 US
Oct 16, 2001

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Recipes You Can Trust: A Cookbook
Beloved Food Network star and New York Times bestselling author Ina Garten is back with her most exciting book yet, with simple tried-and-true recipes and tips so that everything comes together effortlessly.
$35.00 US
Oct 30, 2012
Clarkson Potter
US, Canada, Open Mkt

A Cookbook
A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011.
$35.00 US
Oct 16, 2012
Ten Speed Press
US,OpnMkt(no EU/CAN)