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2010 Holiday Cookbook Gift Guide – (Lari Robling’s pics)

December 9th, 2010 - By Fit Staff

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With any luck, give a cookbook as a gift and you’ll get a dinner invitation. Lari Robling would be happy to find any of these under her tree…

  • Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours
    by Dorie Greenspan
    I’ve been cooking my way through this book with delightful results. Known for her baking books, Dorie Greenspan moves into the world of savory with 300 recipes from her experiences living in Paris.
  • The Southern Foodways Alliance Alliance Community Cookbook
    edited by Sara Roahen and John T. Edge
    Sure, there’s pimento cheese and other extravagances in a southern cookbook, but there’s also generations of recipes that used meat sparingly and marry flavor with beans and vegetables.
  • The Perfect Shape + The Perfect Sauce = The Geometry of Pasta
    by Jacob Kenedy and Caz Hildebrand
    As any Italian knows, it’s pairing the sauce with the shape that makes pasta exquisite. You’ll want to frame the black and white graphics.
  • Avec Eric: A Culinary Journey with Eric Ripert
    by Eric Ripert
    The advanced home cook will enjoy the challenge and no one knows fish better than Chef Ripert of Le Bernadin in New York City.
  • Canal House Cooking Volumes 1-5
    by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton
    Charming illustrations, stories, delicious recipes and beautiful photography make this seasonal series the perfect gift for the home cook.
  • The Essential New York Times Cookbook: Classic Recipes for a New Century
    by Amanda Hesser
    Great for someone just out on their own — but don’t try to mail this one, as Hesser says with 1,400 recipes plus tips it’s heavy enough to weight a terrine.
  • The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour
    by Kim O’Donnel
    We’re a fan of Meatless Monday here and Kim O’Donnel has the recipe to get started.
  • Quiches, Kuges, and Couscous, My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
    by Joan Nathan
    Join Joan Nathan on the kosher trail with this blend of history, story-telling and recipes.

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About Lari Robling
Lari Robling's food career had its early beginnings as a home ec teacher for the visually impaired. Later, she decided to become a food professional and worked for caterers and restaurants. Lari landed her first job in a test kitchen for a small health food publication, Delicious! magazine. From there, she began a freelance career as a food stylist and food consultant. She is also the author of Endangered Recipes: Too Good to Be Forgotten.

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