Every baker – whether she or he is in the home or working at a professional restaurant – loves
to receive the latest cookbooks as part of their holiday gift haul. You can conduct a quick search online to find out which
cookbooks are the most recent ones to hit store shelves.
First, try to determine if the baker you know specializes in
one area (like desserts or appetizers) – or if they like to create courses from soup to nuts. Either way, you won’t
have any trouble finding a gift that suits their needs.
you know if they have a certain preference for cooking, such as vegetarian meals, gluten-free, or even something simple like
30-minute meals? If so, you can find a cookbook for those purposes.
Many bakers are highly in tune with celebrity chefs. Most celebrity chefs have their own line of cookbooks.
This is a great gift to give, so if you catch a baker in your circles watching or talking about a certain famous chef, check
to see if they have a cookbook coming out soon!
you have a baker-in-training in the house, then consider getting them some cutting edge cookbooks where they can immerse themselves
in the learning process. Even better, create a gift basket with the cookbook, plus some of the appliances or foods they’ll
need to get started.
For example, you might have
heard of Molecular Gastronomy – a scientific way of creating food almost as an art. So you might gift them the cookbook
called "Molecular Gastronomy: Exploring the Science of Flavor."
But don’t stop there – include with the book specific items a chef baking for that niche might need,
like food syringes, silicon tubes, pipettes, slotted spoons, and silicon molds. These will give them a starting point on their
Does your baker have a penchant for
a certain ethnic food? Perhaps they’re prone to cook more Mexican fare or sushi meals? You can get a cookbook geared
just for that genre, and again, pair it with some other items if you want a complete gift.
For example, if you know a chef who is into baking Mexican meals, then you could buy
the book called "The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites."
Pair that with a slow cooker! Plus, you could tack on some items they
may need, like special gourmet beans, spices and more. This makes a great gift basket for any baker, depending on what flavor
of foods they like to cook.