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Sur La Table is the trusted authority when it comes to all things cooking related. Sur La Table entices aficionados and curious beginners alike with its amazing selection of cookware, bakeware, tools, cookbooks, and cooking school programs designed to make any cook's life easier. They have coauthored nine cookbooks including The Art and Soul of Baking (2008), which received the 2009 IACP Cookbook Award for Baking, was chosen by Gourmet magazine as a book club selection, and was nominated for 2009 baking book of the year by the James Beard Foundation. Baking Kids Love (2009) was also nominated for a 2010 IACP Cookbook Award for Kids/Family Cookbooks. The original store and headquarters are in Seattle, Washington.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0740793500
  • ISBN-13: 978-0740793509
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,027,162 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
Gifts Cooks Love is the kind of cookbook I enjoy looking at over and over. The photos are beautiful and besides interesting recipes, there are great ideas for packaging and presenting the food gifts which gave me several "oh, look at that!" moments as I read through this book.

I have not tried any of the recipes yet but found several to bookmark with the intent to do so soon. These are not ordinary home canned type recipes and some have ingredients that may not be in the local grocery store. However, this is a book of food gift ideas with people who love to cook in mind, so something out of the ordinary or that itself becomes an ingredient for a creative cook is what would be appreciated.

The author includes a suggested list of tools and equipment, most of which are things that many cooks would already have. (I personally have never owned a food processor and have yet to find a recipe I couldn't make without one.) There is a chapter devoted to decorative packaging and another of tips and techniques for preserving and dehydrating.

The book is organized by types of food: sweet preserved, savory preserved; smoked, cured and dried, baked, confection and chocolate, drinks, no-cook gifts, and make-a-gift kits. Recipes include Moroccan Spice Blend that can be sprinkled on food or used as a rub for meats, a S'Mores Kit that includes homemade marshmallows and graham crackers, Rosemary-Parmesan Crackers, Chipolte Chile Candied Pecans, Rhubarb Compote, Meyer Lemon Curd, and Apricot-Bourbon Mustard, plus others for mustards, dried vegetables and fruit, biscottis, jams, jellies, chutneys, and pastas.
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I now have made several of the recipes and used the ideas for packaging. They made great holiday gifts. I like several of the recipes just for home use also, like the cardamom marmalade and the onion base for french onion soup. Delicious. I highly recommend the book. It also has beautiful pictures, which is a must in a cook book!
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By Lee090999 on August 5, 2013
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I have tried several recipes and each one has been...delish! I don't want to give things away but, I did make some recipes as a gift along with a loaf of bread I baked. The gift was enjoyed by the receivers and they asked me how I did it. Some times I don't like to give such secretes away, but I feel that cooking and baking should be enjoyed by everyone! I am sure you can find some recipes and good ideas that you like in this book. I have purchased several books on the subject of cooking gifts and find this book to be my favorite of them all.
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Most of the recipes and ideas are unique or favorites with a twist and therefore gift worthy. I was inspired to make my own lemon vodka and bring it to a friend who loves lemon-drop martinis. It was a real hit. This recipe is not in the book, but I probably wouldn't have thought of it if I hadn't seen the Limoncello recipe (pp. 135-6). I never thought how to present what I made--this book gives many ideas how to make it look like a gift without too much bother. If you don't enjoy cooking or are a beginner, this book might seem too fussy or pretentious.

My only criticism is that the book could have provided source information for the various containers they used in their creations. It is not hard to find canning jars, but some of the smaller glass bottles with the swing tops are difficult to find.
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I originally checked this book out from my beloved local library. However, after reading through the wonderful ideas foodie gifts, I immediately ordered a copy from Amazon. I know it will be well used over the coming months before Christmas. Many of the recipes are easily made and will make lovely gifts to take to a friend's house when you're invited over for dinner, or just to brighten someone's day.
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This is a large book filled with the highest quality goodies imaginable. In addition to the complete and clear instructions, I appreciated the additional information that accompanied the recipes, which tells interesting details about each upscale delight. The ideas range from the simple, like the Double Fudge Brownie Pops that resemble little Christmas puddings, to the gorgeous and elaborate Biscotti Christmas tree, which is stacked up tall and studded with pistachios and cranberries.

Each recipe comes with Gift Giving Tips about how to wrap and present the delicacies and includes text that you can use on the Gift Card that tells about the treat. My family's favorite recipe is the Toasted Coconut Marshmallows, which by making homemade are so much better than the store bought variety. And we absolutely love the smell of the coconut toasting in the oven -mmmm!! Gifts Cooks Love definitely lives up to its name, and is just a pleasure to look through the stunning photographs and come up with ideas that my foodie friends would love!
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With all sorts of recipes and gift ideas you better believe these are Gifts Cooks Love. The recipes range from the savory, Rustic Rosemary Parmesan Crackers, and onion marmalade, to making your own olive oil and herb-cured albacore tuna for tuna salad-I can hardly wait to try this one out. Let's not forget the sweet gifts, jams and preserves, candied apples, biscotti, Mexican hot chocolate and double fudge brownie pops.

Scrumptious is the word that comes to mind. I have yet to make anything from the book. There will be plenty of recipes that I will try out. In perusing the book, the recipes all seem quite easy with readily available ingredients and instructions that have wonderful cooking tips. My only criticism is I found one recipe that called for corn syrup. I am the enemy of corn syrup. It is the cheapest cooking ingredient around with evil lurking about-just think fat. Unhealthy and unnatural.

That said, I am rather enticed by the thought of making dried porcini mushrooms and panforte.

What I believe that sets this book apart from other gift giving recipe books is the the presentation of the final product and ideas for gift baskets. You could give someone a smores basket, making your own chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows, or how about an Italian basket, with pasta, sauce and mushrooms.
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