Cook Book Gift Guide

November 30, 2012

We love Cookbooks and really rely on these experts to guide us in the Kitchen. Not that we’re awful cooks but we’re busy and I noticed that as a busy mom I like the direction and the fact that someone else has figured out how to put great food on the table. There are so many great books out there and it was tough to edit but whittle away I did. Here are my picks to give as gifts.

  • The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman If you are a regular reader to Motherburg you’ll know that I constantly repost Smitten Kitchen, I can’t help it, it really is one of those sites where I want to eat and make everything. In that order, like please jump out of the page so I can eat you! Finally there is a cookbook!
  • Dinner A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach Both Jessica and I are huge followers of Dinner A Love Story, it is one of my favorite sites (Brooklyn Supper and Smitten Kitchen are the other two.) I posted when DALS came out with their first book 6 months ago and how much I appreciated the do-able and tasty recipes. I must open up this book at leas 3 times a week, such a great family cookbook. Lucky for us DALS is giving Motherburg 5 books to giveaway! To enter either like us on FB or email us at, enter DALS in the subject line. Expires next Friday, December 4, 2012.
  • Faviken by Magnus Nilsson  I always love cookbooks that inspire you to travel to a place that you have yet to visit. I haven’t been to Sweden but this book so makes me want to travel there so I can eat what seems to be incredible food. It reminds me of what I love about our neighborhood restaurants here in Brooklyn which have become so popular.
  • Saltie a Cookbook Saltie has a cookbook? I haven’t tried cooking any of the recipes yet however who cares they have a cookbook! So excited to give this to my out of state friends who fall in love with this gem when they have visited. No longer will they be sadden by this food lose for they can cook up the food at home!
  • Canal House Cookbook Everyday by Hamilton and Hirsheimer I received this book as a gift, It is an electic book of recipes that look and will surely be delicious once they hit the table. I feel that it may end up holding a special place in my kitchen counter known as the favorites.
  • Heart Of The Artichoke by David Tanis I snagged this off the giveaway table last year and couldn’t believe my luck. It has become one of my favorite books. I read it like a novel. I just made the potato gratin dish for Thanksgiving and as always it was a big hit. The recipes are not snuck in one genre, all about good cooking with the freshest food available. I strongly advise this book for any foodie in your life.
  • Fifthy Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler  I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this book. An obvious parody of the Fifty Shades of Grey craze. The recipes are really good and you’ll love how it is written His lips quirk up to a smile. My own juices are mixing with the coating and running all over the place. Hilarious and delicious!