Looking for a cookbook or food book (or drinking book!) to give as a gift? Here are 13 new books I'll suggest:
1. Essential Pepin
By Jacques Pepin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 704 pages, $40)
Jacques Pepin’s career has spanned France to New York, and World War II to digital. With 700 recipes, almost all classic and French, this is a masterwork. With a searchable DVD of techniques.