Cookbooks Make Great Holiday Gifts

By Julianne Jones | August 16 2019 | Holidays

Colder weather and days off call for spending more time indoors…preferably in a cozy kitchen perfecting that recipe you’ve been eyeing since September.

Cookbooks are truly the gift that keeps on giving all year—providing daily guidance for weeknight meals, inspiration for more involved weekend treats, and that perfect party dish for the many holiday gatherings to come. Their detailed yet direct recipe descriptions can be a great way for amateur cooks to learn new techniques, while their full-color photo spreads are a feast for the senses of more seasoned chefs.

Help your accounts become a busy shopper’s ultimate gift-giving destination by stocking their shelves with PRH’s most-gifted backlist cookbooks. This collection features celebrity chefs, the latest kitchen trends and gadgets, new perspectives on culinary classics, and much more.


To see a full collection of titles on the Backlist Vault, click here.

To see this collection on Edelweiss, click here.

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

Death & Co
Modern Classic Cocktails, with More than 500 Recipes
The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world.
$40.00 US
Oct 07, 2014
Ten Speed Press

Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat: A Cookbook
Though she is best known as a supermodel and Sports Illustrated swimsuit covergirl, all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner--the good, the greasy, the good-for-you, and the goof-ups. Stylish but brash, witty and big-hearted, Chrissy cooks beautifully, but with the spirit of the amateur. In this book, she shows us how to make cooking part of a stylish lifestyle and how to look good doing it . . . or at least how to laugh at ourselves if we don't.
$29.99 US
Feb 23, 2016
Clarkson Potter
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Our Community Cookbook
Together celebrates the power of cooking to connect us to one another.
$18.00 US
Sep 25, 2018
Clarkson Potter
US/CAN (No Open Mkt)