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Gift Guide: Food and Drink

Thu, 01 Nov 2018 - Gift Guide

We’ve got the perfect gift guide for those who are always on the hunt for a delicious drink or their next tasty meal. Chock-full of ideas that cater to an array of cuisines and palates, these cookbooks will delight those with adventurous and particular taste buds

1. Ciderhouse Cookbook

Inspired by the full flavors emanating from their idyllic ciderhouse located in the heart of a rustic New England apple orchard, Jonathan Carr and Nicole Blum’s recipes, developed in collaboration with chef Andrea Blum, celebrate the versatility of fresh cider in all its forms.

2. The Fat Kitchen

The Fat Kitchen is the comprehensive guide to rendering and using whole animal fats, including lard, tallow, and poultry fat. 100 scrumptious recipes highlight traditional cultural favorites like matzoh ball soup, pasta carbonara, pork tamales, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding, Southern-style collards, confit chicken, New England baked beans, and jelly doughnuts.

3. Build-a-Bowl

Build-a-Bowl is a fun and healthy way to put good food on the table! Popular food blogger and teacher Nicki Sizemore’s fuss-free method starts with a grain base, whether it’s a popular favorite such as brown rice or an ancient grain like farro. Add a layer of fresh vegetables and herbs, follow that with a lean protein, and then finish it off with a flavorful sauce for a delectable super-powered meal. 

4. The Noma Guide to Fermentation

At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles.

5. Estela

Estela, the long-awaited cookbook, shows how to think like Ignacio Mattos, who as an immigrant sees ingredients with fresh eyes. Here is how to look at something as ordinary as a button mushroom and make it extraordinary (shaved thin over ricotta dumplings), or as familiar as burrata and transform it (with a pool of juiced herby greens and charred bread). 

6. Basque Country

Marti Buckley, an American chef, journalist, and passionate Basque transplant, unlocks the mysteries of this culinary world by bringing together its intensely ingredient-driven recipes with stories of Basque customs and the Basque kitchen, and vivid photographs of both food and place. And surprise: this is food we both want to eat and can easily make. 

7. I Am A Filipino

Written by trailblazing restaurateurs Nicole Ponseca and Miguel Trinidad, I Am a Filipino is a cookbook of modern Filipino recipes that captures the unexpected and addictive flavors of this vibrant and diverse cuisine. Filipino food is having its moment—no wonder adventurous eaters consider Filipino food the next big thing (Vogue declares it “the next great American cuisine”).

8. Unicorn Food

Unicorn Food is the food trend redefining clean eating, with plant-based dishes that are as bewitchingly beautiful and Instagrammable as they are nourishing and delicious. Now, in a kaleidoscope of 75 innovative, naturally colorful recipes, food journalist Kat Odell introduces healthy, vibrant dishes that are as fun to eat as they are good for you.  

9. How to Instant Pot

Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook! The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from perfect risotto in six minutes to one-hour killer chilli. 

10. Tasting the Past

In this viticultural detective story wine geeks and history lovers alike will discover new tastes and flavors to savor. After a chance encounter with an obscure Middle Eastern red, journalist Kevin Begos embarks on a ten-year journey to seek the origins of wine, leading him to truly taste the past.

11. Dry

Festive, sophisticated cocktails for everyone? Yes, please! With alcohol-free options so refreshing to drink, simple to make, and for any season or occasion, going dry has never been easier. For the new mocktail mixologist, Dry comes complete with a guide to essential equipment, easy-to-find ingredients, simple syrup recipes, and more. Cheers!

Dry
$14.95

12. Project Fire

An electrifying new approach by the man who literally wrote the bible on barbecue. Cutting edge techniques meet time-honed traditions in 100 boldly flavored recipes that will help you turbocharge your game at the grill. 

13. Beer Hacks

A tour de force of 100 tips and tricks, Beer Hacks is the ultimate guide to becoming a better beer drinker. Discover the very best and most creative ways to serve, share, store, and savor your favorite brews.


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