This season’s list of exceptional cookbooks is long and varied. Here are baking tips from more than 50 of them to help you find the perfect present.
Make beignets with rice flour—they’ll stay fresh longer.
Flavor Flours, Alice Medrich
A new way to candy nuts: Cook them over low heat with sugar and water until sticky; drain, then fry.
Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts, Brooks Headley