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April 26, 2022

The Best Cook Books, as Voted by the Dennis Community

by 
Talya Benjamin

Series Intro

Here's how it works: You share your recommendations. We share these around. Next time you're looking for a gift, you have a community of hot tips and insights to refer back to. Magic!

Dennis Community Picks

Cookbooks

Here's our secret; there are no real 'experts' when it comes to gifting. Dennis is here to be helpful and to guide you to the products and brands we think you will love as gifts (we know these can be hard to discover or to think of when you need them). Above all, we love to facilitate the conversation to hear from YOU which gifts you love, so that we can share these tips around with the rest of the Dennis community and all help each other.

So each week, we take to Instagram to hear from you what your top picks are within a certain category. We asked you what your favorite cookbooks are, and here were your responses.

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

Particularly great for: The Ottolenghi super-fan or the one who loves Mediterranean food but wants to keep meal prep quick and easy.

Ottolenghi SIMPLE: Ottolenghi, Yotam: 9781785031168: Amazon.com: Books

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

Particularly great for: The one who loves to host and knows a crowdpleaser dish when they see one.

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi – A Good Used Book

Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi

Particularly great for: The one with an emotional connection to the Holy Land.

First Look: Ottolenghi & Tamimi's Jerusalem: A Cookbook - Eater

Its Always About the Food by Monday Morning Cooking Club

Particularly great for: The mom or mom-to-be.

Delicious... it's the Monday Morning Cooking Club! | Better Reading

Now For Something Sweet by Monday Morning Cooking Club

Particularly great for: The one who always orders dessert and knows the best cupcakes in the city.

Now for Something Sweet: Monday Morning Cooking Club: 9781460751671: Books  - Amazon.ca

VEG by Jamie Oliver

Particularly great for: The one who used to love a steak but now talks about how they 'can't look at it the same way anymore'.

Ultimate Veg | Flatiron Books

Together by Jamie Oliver

Particularly great for: The one with a fussy young family.

Together: Memorable Meals Made Easy [American Measurements]: Oliver, Jamie:  9781250821799: Amazon.com: Books

What Katie Ate by Katie Quinn Davies

Particularly great for: The mother-daughter combo who live in separate parts of the world and want to cook the same dishes.

What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces: Davies, Katie Quinn:  9780670026180: Amazon.com: Books

The Essential New York Times Cookbook by Amanda Hesser

Particularly great for: The New York Times enthusiast who doesn't miss an episode of The Daily podcast.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook

No Recipe Recipes by The New York Times

Particularly great for: The cook who always 'wings it' and makes every dish look effortless.

The Office' Book for Kids | Mental Floss

Community by Hetty McKinnon

Particularly great for: The salad & roasted veg fanatic who knows how to win over any meat-lover.

Community: Salad Recipes from Arthur Street Kitchen: Amazon.co.uk:  McKinnon, Hetty: 9781743530405: Books

Ostro by Julia Ostro

Particularly great for: The cooking purist who knows that the best food is about quality ingredients, made simply.

Ostro: The Pleasure That Comes from Slowing Down and Cooking with Simple  Ingredients: Nishimura, Julia Busuttil: 9781760552275: Amazon.com: Books

Simply Good Food by Neil Perry

Particularly great for: The homesick Aussie living abroad.

Simply Good Food: Perry, Neil: 9781760634278: Amazon.com: Books

The Immigrant Cook Book by Leyla Moushabeck

Particularly great for: The one with strong, proud ties to their roots and heritage.

The Immigrant Cookbook | Fair Trade | The Little Market

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A little love from Dennis

For most of us who love to cook, that moment of opening a cookbook brings about a real sense of romance and excitement for what meal lies ahead. Giving a cookbook as a gift means that person may think of you with each delicious meal they create. Try pick a book that has some sort of connection to the person you're buying for or their relationship with you, and like all books, make sure to write a note at the front so that they remember who gave it to them. Bon appetit.

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April 26, 2022

The Best Cook Books, as Voted by the Dennis Community

We asked you for your favorite cook books. Here's what you answered. One thing is clear: the Dennis community loves a good cookbook and loves cooking (our people!).

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