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Even the most well read foodie will find room for one of these on their bookshelf.

Baking: From My Home To Yours
by Dorie Greenspan

If the foodie on your list loves to bake then be sure to give them Dorie Greenspan's latest new gem. This beautiful book contains scrumptious recipes (like Perfection Pound Cake and Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Muffins) and helpful tips all wrapped up in warm anecdotes. Baking: From My Home To Yours is available for $26.40.

The Omnivore's Dilemma
by Michael Pollan

Not everyone wants to know about where their food comes from, but in his latest expose, Michael Pollan follows food from beginning to end. Not always an easy read, but really fascinating and well written. A must for anyone who cares about what they eat. Buy The Omnivore's Dilemma for $18.86.

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Joy of Cooking 75th Edition
by Irma Rombauer

You know this book, you've seen it on countless numbers of cook's shelves. Your mom may have had it and her mom too. If the foodie in your life doesn't have a copy on their shelf make sure you pick up the newly revamped version that came out this year. The editors have gone back to their roots and taken the best bits of the original and revamped them for how we eat now. Buy the Joy of Cooking 75th Edition for $18.00.

I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence
by Amy Sedaris

Funny lady Amy Sedaris (best known as Jerri Blank in Strangers With Candy) has done something really special with her semi-spoof of an entertaining book. It's a bit quirky, a bit kitschy and a lot of fun. Pick up a copy for the party thrower in your life. Warning: it's pretty hard to let go of, so you may need to pick up two. Grab a copy of I Like You for $19.59.

Don't Try This at Home: Culinary Catastrophes from the World's Greatest Chefs
by Kimberly Witherspoon and Andrew Friedman

Sometimes even the best chef in the world suffers from a kitchen catastrophe. This book is a fantastic collection of disasters that will make every inspiring chef (and non-chef) laugh out loud.
Don't Try This at Home is available for $24.95.

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puddinpie puddinpie 10 years
Baking with Dorie Greenspan is a good book for the home baker, but the cakes/tarts/cookies aren't quite sophisticated enough for the professional. The recipes are written in her usual detailed, very accessible way. BTW, I think she is one of the nicest, most humble chefs/bakers I've ever met!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Omnivore's Dilemma is a great book. It really changed the way I look at food. It is so well written too - who knew a book about corn could be so entertaining.
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