The best cookbooks to gift to wanderlusting cooks
I love cookbooks. Especially ones with breathtaking photography from areas of the world I have yet to visit in person. They're like little windows into other cultures, and other kitchens. What better way to learn about another culture than through the food they cook and their food traditions? Also learning new ways of preparing food, utilizing and combining spices, and experimenting with different types of dishes is just fun.
Here we've compiled a list of some pretty stunning cookbooks for those consumed with wanderlust. Links to each is below, and at Food52 you can take 20% off with the code GIVECHEER! Check out our picks :
Oh Mimi. She looks like a model, has effortless style, oodles of precious kids and animals and a hot photographer husband. They live in the impossibly picturesque French countryside in a renovated farmhouse surrounded by vineyards and sunshine, with arguably the best produce on the globe at their fingertips. And they always seems to be doing something interesting and/or glamourous. Plenty of reasons to look at her with an envious eye, until you read her words. Her writing presents a woman who is soulful, deeply introspective, humble, and so very passionate about cooking with love for her family and friends. This one is a must buy on my list.
This!!! I've had an obsession with Cuba for years. I would LOVE to cook in kitchens with home cooks in Cuba. This book does just that and documents it with stunning photography.
This one looks fascinating.
The stunning photography is what initially drew me to this book.
If you live in the Southern US you know that southern cooking is so much more interesting and varied than fried chicken and collard greens and grits. Flavors, spices, and traditions are as different as the towns and cities throughout the South where they originate. This is one of the reasons I think this cookbook Tasting Rome is so special - it explores the culinary tastes of one area, focusing on Rome. Showcasing what flavors and recipes are unique to this ancient city makes it so much more interesting and useful than your run-of-the-mill generic "Italian" cookbook.
James Beard BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 and Best International cookbook. Nuff said. Adding this one to my list too.