Books make fantastic gifts. Here are some that will delight the F&W readers you know.

By Food & Wine
Updated March 31, 2015

Best of Books

Mario Batali’s Italian Grilling Book

The star chef steps up to the grate with amazing recipes that express his extroverted approach to flavor.

Cookbook Goddesses

Singular women, like Barbara Tropp and Julie Sahni, published celebrated cookbooks in the ’80s. Here are five more standouts.

Classic Cocktail Guides

Mud Puddle Books is now reprinting forgotten cocktail guides from some of the 19th- and 20th-century’s best—and most eccentric—bartenders.

Thomas Keller’s Latest

Under Pressure reveals why the world’s most progressive chefs continue to be obsessed with sous-vide cooking.

Cookbook Genius

“Big” and “fat” aptly describe the huge Big Fat Duck Cookbook by Heston Blumenthal, the mad scientist at England’s Fat Duck.

Cookbooks for the Food Cognoscenti

More highbrow than how-to, these 10 chefs’ books from Italy, Spain, France, England and beyond are the current must-reads for the food-obsessed.

Wine Lit: From Erudite to Lite

Wine books both brainy and beachy.

Best Wine Reads

Books, bottles and more.

A Chinese Food Memoir

In Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper, British author Fuchsia Dunlop recounts 15 years of traveling and eating in China.

Five Favorite Champagne Books

Lettie Teague picks the best books on Champagne.

F&W’s Own Terrific Books

Get the best—in bound form—on cocktails, chefs, wine and more.

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