Gift Guide: 2017 Cookbooks!

What do you buy the person who loves to cook (and eat!) on your list? One of the year’s best cookbooks, of course! Plus, if you gift a cookbook to a family member or friend, chances are you’ll get to eat some of the delicious new food they cook…


We’ve rounded up our favourite cookbooks of 2017 to share with you, just in time for the holidays!


5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver is back with his best cookbook yet! 5 Ingredients reminds us that good cooking doesn’t have to be complicated. Each recipe in this new book uses just five key ingredients to create delicious, healthy, and beautiful meals.


Eat Delicious by Dennis the Prescott

Do you follow Dennis the Prescott on Instagram? If not, go take a look – I’ll wait. Dennis is known for his stunning good photography skills, and his cookbook, Eat Delicious, showcases his talents! Eat Delicious features comfort food from around the globe that can be prepared by any home cook, no matter their skill level.

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Pretty Fun by Kate Hudson

Actress Kate Hudson has a brand new book—a beautiful, fun and nourishing guide to celebrating and entertaining for the big days, the holidays, and every day you feel like making special. Complete with recipes for healthy snacks and beverages, Pretty Fun means living happy, living healthy, and living in the moment. This is the perfect guide for the holidays, so gift it a bit early and enjoy this holiday season!

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You Gotta Go Here! by John Catucci & Michael Vlessides

Though not quite a cookbook, You Gotta Go Here! is the perfect gift for the foodie on your list. John Catucci shares the best undiscovered and off-the-beaten path restaurants across Canada. Find out where the locals go to eat in this comprehensive guide to Canada’s food scene.


How to Cake It by Yolanda Gampp

From wildly popular YouTube sensation/ everybody’s fave cake girl Yolanda Gampp comes an incredible “cakebook” with recipes and simple instructions for brightly colored, novelty cakes for all skill levels. Seriously, you can do it. How to Cake It shows you step-by-step recipes to create remarkable cakes to impress all your friends!

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come And Get It!  by Ree Drummond

Ree Drummond‘s new cookbook, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come And Get It!, is a must-have for the busy cook. This cookbook has everything you need to whip up delicious, home recipes that you can get on the table without a lot of stress. Think hearty, simple meals to feed the whole family!

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The Christmas Chronicles by Nigel Slater

The Christmas Chronicles is exactly what you need for the winter season. This cookbook from BBC1 presenter Nigel Slater is filled with recipes, decorations, fables and quick fireside suppers. Nigel guides you through the essential preparations for Christmas and the New Year, with everything you need to enjoy the winter months.

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The Modern Cook’s Year by Anna Jones

Surprise your vegetarian friend with a thoughtful gift: The Modern Cook’s Year! From cook extraordinaire Anna Jones comes a long-awaited new book with over 200 vegetarian recipes. The book is divided into six different seasons, and guides you on how to make the most of seasonal produce, using simple yet inventive flavours and ingredients.

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Bianco by Chris Bianco

I would be so happy if somebody bought me pizza for Christmas. But I’d be even happier if I got a whole book that teaches me how to make ‘za at home! Enter Chris Bianco, the James Beard award-winning chef behind what’s been deemed “the best pizza in America” (a bold claim!). He’s the creator of Pizzeria Bianco, and his cookbook teaches us the fundamentals of pizza making, from the basics of flour and water to the philosophy behind Bianco’s cooking. Learn Bianco’s signature recipes as well as strategies and techniques, and skip the delivery next time you have a pizza craving!

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Instant Favourites (On Sale: January 9, 2018)

Does anyone on your holiday list own an Instant Pot? This new pressure cooker has taken the world by storm and is a kitchen game changer! Instant Favourites brings you fast, mouthwatering recipes for your Instant Pot that are easy to clean up and fuss-free. Make the most out of your new gadget with these hearty and delicious one-pot meals.

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Have any of these cookbooks caught your eye or made your stomach growl? Are there any special foods you’ll be making this holiday season? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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