24 Cookbook Gifts for the 12 Kinds of Cooks in Your Life Slideshow

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For the New Cook

Ina Garten’s How Easy Is That? not only presents some of her best new and old recipes, but the book also gives tips and advice for how to put together a meal and host a dinner party — the perfect starting platform for anyone who’s a little shy in the kitchen. Additionally, Grain Mains by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is a great book to give to any beginner, as it discusses the foundations of one of the most basic and functional parts of a meal. Teach a newbie how to cook rice and they’ll be able to cook just about anything (it is, after all, one of the hardest dishes to master in the culinary arts).

Jane Bruce