Sea salts? Been there. Whimsical apron? Done that. Behold, five juicy ideas for food lovers, courtesy of Book Larder.
Rabbit Food Cookbook, $21
Shopping for a hard-to-please vegan? Check out author Beth A. Barnett’s tasty recipes, lovingly presented alongside rad pen, ink, and block-print illustrations in a spiral-bound tome.
Odd Bits: How to Cook the Rest of the Animal, $35
For your pal with a truly adventurous palate, provide inspiration and know-how for using, well, the odd bits of a beast. Author Jennifer McLagan details delicious ways to prepare hearts, hocks, lungs, marrow, spleens, brains, and bellies.
Maman’s Homesick Pie: a Persian Heart in an American Kitchen, $20
Two parts memoir, one part cookbook, Maman’s follows the author’s incredible journey from the kitchens of Iran to America and France. Mom will be touched — and learn to make saffron yogurt rice with chicken and eggplant and orange cardamom cookies.
The Home Creamery, $17
Guide amateur creamers and dairy queens through the process of making the good stuff: butter, yogurt, creme fraiche, cheese, sour cream, and more.
Mourad: New Moroccan, $40
A well-traveled pal can sink her teeth into acclaimed San Francisco chef Mourad Lahlou’s new cookbook, brimming with 100-plus regionally inspired recipes and stunning food and location photography.
Available at Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Avenue North (206-397-4271 or booklarder.com).
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