Gift Guide – For the Home Cook

Here are our top COOKBOOK picks that are the perfect gift for the home cook.


Amá: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock

Ama finds inspiration from regional Mexican cuisine and beyond with influences from South America, Germany, Poland, and Morocco.

Food Artisans of Japan: Recipes and Stories by Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Dive into the deep waters of Japan’s incredibly diverse and rich cuisine. It features over 100 stories from seven notable Japanese chefs and 24 artisan food stories.

Cannelle et Vanille by Aran Goyoaga

Featuring 100 simple gluten-free recipes, this book teaches you what to make for specific occasions and moods. There is a chapter for dinners you can prepare on weeknights, and even one that includes recipes for when you’re hosting a big gathering for friends and family.

Super Sourdough: The foolproof guide to making world-class bread at home by James Morton

Dr James Morton goes into the science of making the perfect sourdough. Suited to both beginners and expert bakers, this book features over 40 sourdough recipes including basic loaves and rolls, baguettes, bagels and buns.

Greenfeast: Autumn Winter by Nigel Slater

Here’s a book for the plant-based loving folk – indulge in over 110 recipes that celebrate season-led vegetables from soups to puddings.

From the Oven to the Table: Simple Dishes That Look After Themselves by Diana Henry

Award-winning author Diana Henry describes herself as a lover of words, so if you’re the kind of cook who loves standing over the kitchen stove with a book propped opened then this one will be up your alley. Pore over recipes that let the oven do the work for you!

Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African-American Cooking by Toni-Tipton Martin

Written by award-winning author and activist Tipton Martin, this book sheds a light on the true history of African American cuisine. Starring over 100 traditional soul food recipes and lesser known yet more decadent dishes, this book takes you to the roots of African American cooking.

Mastering Spice: Recipes and Techniques to Transform Your Everyday Cooking by Lior Lev Sercarz with Genevi

Create restaurant-worthy meals with just a simple change of spices. With over 200 recipes that all start with a spice blend, this book makes being a Master of Spice accessible to both inexperienced and long-time cooks.

Week Light: Super-Fast Meals to Make You Feel Good by Donna Hay

We’ve all heard countless arguments about how we need to eat more vegetables, Australia’s bestselling cookbook author Donna Hay settles the debate with her latest book. Inside Week Light, readers get countless ideas about veggie-centric recipes presented in a delicious and flavourful light.