Holiday Gifts for the cook : BOOKS!

Holiday Gifts for the cook :: BOOKS!

Given that it’s December and the holiday season is in full swing, I will be dedicating some posts to good gifties for the cook or foodie on your list.

I wanted to feature some great cookbooks, but honestly, Epicurious.com did it already and better than I could. So, go have look and see what they are promoting. 2 books in this list that I was planning to talk up are Jamie Oliver’s new book called, “Cook with Jamie,” and Alice Waters’ book “The Art of Simple Food,” which they call bestof2007_waters.jpgthe “Best Inspirational.”

Alice Waters is the founder of the famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley. She sort of pioneered the whole “eat locally grown food and cook it simply” movement in the culinary world, which is so popular now, but she started it in the 70s. You can read more about her on the Chez Panisse website.bestof2007_jamie.jpg

Jamie Oliver’s claim to fame was as “The Naked Chef” on the Food Network. You’ve all heard of him, I’m sure. He’s got a spiffy new Holiday Blog that’s a fun read. You might even catch post from me over there sometime.

More gift ideas to come and of course, cookie recipes! Soon.

Cheers!