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Cookbook Gifts

These beautiful, informative cookbooks, from authors as diverse as Bobby Flay and Nancy Silverton, make wonderful gifts.
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The Slanted Door

In 1995, when Charles Phan opened a little restaurant on a dodgy street in San Francisco’s Mission District serving his mother’s spring rolls, papaya salad and clay-pot caramel chicken, no other chef was doing anything quite like it. Phan starts his book with recipes from that time, when he had only a shoestring budget and a vision of Vietnamese food made differently—with pristine California ingredients. With each chapter, he describes a new stage of the restaurant’s growth, and as the book progresses, the recipes become more and more creative.

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