I've been a big fan of Deb Perelman's blog — to me, she's always made cooking (even the fancy stuff) seem fun and easy — and her photos are downright gorgeous. I can't wait to add her Smitten Kitchen cookbook ($20) to my collection. And, while I selfishly want one just for me, it would also make a pretty awesome gift (foodie, or not!).
— Hannah Weil, associate editor