3 Cookbook Gifts for Mom

May 12, 2012

A cookbook is the gift that keeps on giving.  Not only can you read about the pleasure of eating but you can also recreate those same dishes that lured you to the book in the first place.    Whether your mother is an avid cook or not, these cookbooks  will inspire her (or you) to get into the kitchen and cook something.  If you are looking for a unique gift Mother's Day this year, you may want to visit your local bookstore and pick up a copy of one of these cookbooks.

Mom 100 Cookbook

Mom and cook, Katie Workman, outlines 20 possible problems moms face in the kitchen.  Whether it is getting the kids fed before school or putting dinner on the table on a busy weeknight, she has a solution.  Filled with delicious and nutritious recipes, this book is ideal for a mom with little ones in the house.

Tartine: The Boxed Set

If your mom loves baking, the Tartine Box set is the ideal gift.  Master bread baker and author of Tartine Bread, Chad Robertson outlines the process to baking the perfect loaf of bread.  With full-color photos and step by step instructions, this will be book your mother will turn to over and over again for recipes and ideas.  Head pastry chef of Tartine Bakery , Elisabeth Pruiett, and author of the book with the same name shares recipes for her beloved baked treats.  From apple crisp to cheddar cheese crackers, this book covers a wide variety of sweets and snacks.

Canal House Cooking Vol. 1-3

Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have a series of cookbooks that are topical rather than general.  The first boxed set includes three books that cover seasonal cooking: Summer, Fall & Holiday, Winter & Spring.  The simple recipes represent what cooking is all about, using a few quality ingredients and sharing them with friends and family.  There are seven books in the collection so far, so if you are feeling generous, you can pick up the entire set.