The Best Cook Books, as Voted by the Dennis Community
Dennis Community Picks
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.
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi
Particularly great for: The one who loves to host and knows a crowdpleaser dish when they see one.
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi
Particularly great for: The one with an emotional connection to the Holy Land.
Its Always About the Food by Monday Morning Cooking Club
Particularly great for: The mom or mom-to-be.
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.
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'.
Together by Jamie Oliver
Particularly great for: The one with a fussy young family.
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.
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.
No Recipe Recipes by The New York Times
Particularly great for: The cook who always 'wings it' and makes every dish look effortless.
Community by Hetty McKinnon
Particularly great for: The salad & roasted veg fanatic who knows how to win over any meat-lover.
Ostro by Julia Ostro
Particularly great for: The cooking purist who knows that the best food is about quality ingredients, made simply.
Simply Good Food by Neil Perry
Particularly great for: The homesick Aussie living abroad.
The Immigrant Cook Book by Leyla Moushabeck
Particularly great for: The one with strong, proud ties to their roots and heritage.
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.