Savvy Gift Guide: Top 10 Books for Foodies and Chefs

All Cookbooks - Twitter

Looking for a little holiday cooking inspiration? Or the perfect gift for the foodie on your list? Well, we’ve got you covered, Savvy Readers! We’ve rounded up our favourite cookbooks for the foodies and chefs this holiday season.

Better on Toast by Jill Donenfeld

Who doesn’t love toast? Seriously! It’s simple, quick, delicious, and easy. It’s a classic. Well, if you know someone like me (who loves toast and isn’t the Jamie Oliver of cooking), then this is the perfect cookbook to gift this holiday season. Better on Toast is a fresh, fun, easy, cookbook that reveals all the delectable things you can do with toast, one of today’s hottest culinary trends. Not to mention, it’s a great introductory cooking guide, too! (Just what I need! Santa are you hearing this?)

Game of Scones by Jammy Lannister

I’m going on the record now saying that Game of Scones is the most perfect gift to ever exist for a baker who is also a Game of Thrones fanatic. Trust me…they’ll love it! With Game of Thrones-inspired recipes (Joffrey’s Jaffas, Oberyn’s Smashing Head Surprise) this cookbook is sure to have everyone laughing out loud when they serve these hilarious baked goodies.

Donna Hay True North - Twitter
The New Easy by Donna Hay

This holiday, give that special person in your life the gift of time. The New Easy is Donna Hay‘s answer to her own quest to make cooking faster, simpler and tastier than ever. It offers clever solutions to that common dilemma—what do you put on the table during the week that’s effortless and delicious, and what can you serve on the weekend that’s a little more special? Who wouldn’t want the gift of a quick and delicious dinner for the holidays?!

True North by Derek Dammann and Chris Johns

Thinking of the perfect gift for Mom, Dad, or your foodie sister? True North by Derek Dammann and Chris Johns will have them hoping they always get you for the Secret Santa draw. A captivating look at modern Canadian cuisine from coast-to-coast with one of Canada’s superstar chefs is the perfect way to inspire the chef in your family during the holiday season.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime by Ree Drummond is a must-have for anyone who is cooking for a big family. This cookbook includes delicious, easy-to-make recipes for comfort classics, 16-minute meals, freezer-friendly food, as well as soups, main dish salads, and a favourite of her own family: breakfast for dinner. With an adorable country style design and home cooked meals, it will give you all the missing “Mom’s home cooked dinner” feels.

Everyday Super Food - Twitter

Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver

Everyone’s favourite superstar chef is back with his newest book, Everyday Super Food! This book makes eating well exciting, delicious, easy and fun. It makes a great gift for the busy person in your life that doesn’t want to sacrifice taste for time. Paired with beautiful, bright photos, this cookbook is the perfect sidekick for anyone who is on the go!

The Quinoa [Keen-Wah] Cookbook by Maria del Mar Sacasa

For the foodie in your life who is all about the newest and biggest rage: quinoa! Beautifully designed with pops of delicious colour (literally) this book will be sure to satisfy the foodie in your family (and their appetite!).

Thug Kitchen A Modern Way to Cook - Twitter
Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers

From the duo behind the New York Times bestseller, Thug Kitchen, comes the next installment of wild recipes with a side of attitude. Hilariously narrated, Thug Kitchen: Party Grub finally answers the question their fans have been asking – how are you supposed to eat healthy when you hang around with people who couldn’t care less what they eat? Ultimately, this book is for the Social Motherf*ckers in your life who like to cook, entertain, and make magic in the kitchen. Definitely not your Grandma’s cookbook.

A Modern Way to Cook: Over 150 Quick, Smart and Flavour-Packed Recipes for Everyday by Anna Jones

For the vegetarian in your life that is always on the go comes a sleek new cookbook that includes so many quick, healthy, yummy, colourful, flavour-packed recipes that are super easy to make any night of the week!

365 Days of Cocktails: The Perfect Drink for Every Day of the Year by Difford’s Guide

Just in time for the holiday season comes 365 Days of Cocktails from one of the world’s most renowned cocktail authorities. With unique, wonderfully delicious drinks for everyday of the year (yes, that includes birthdays, anniversaries, the holidays, and NEW YEARS!) this cocktail guide is perfect for the hostess with the mostess.

That’s all for now, Savvy Readers! We hope you all have a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends, and lots of delicious, delightful, drool-worthy treats!




Follow me on Twitter @sabrinagroomes.

Posted by

Graduated English Major, book lover, tea drinker.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.