Gift Guide for Cookbook Lovers, Cooks and Bakers 2018

The season of giving is upon us. All year, I've been making notes for this gift guide to share with you books and products that I have bought, reviewed and love. My various gift guides from years' past can be found at the links below.

Any cookbooks on my Fall Cookbooks preview post, I whole-heartedly recommend especially Israeli SoulEveryday Dorie, and Estela. These titles are must-have for cooks and bakers (I will not repeat all the titles here). Books featured in our EYBD Program are great ideas for cookbook lovers because they also share the added benefit of digital access to the titles through EYB for your gift recipient. The EYBD book page shares links to previews, promotions (including giveaways with products I love), events and more.

Gifts for the Baker

Rose Levy Beranbaum has designed a wonderful collection of baking products that work! I covered a few of these products in our promotion for her latest book. Since that post, I have used two of these items religiously in my kitchen:  Rose's Magic Non-Stick Rolling Pin and Rose's Magic Dough Pastry Mat. This rolling pin really does the job without having to add flour and is super easy to clean up. The same can be said for the mat. If you are a baker or you know a baker - one of these items with Rose's book is a great gift.  

The KitchenAid Scale + Sifter attachment (UK link); is another genius product from KitchenAid. I treated myself to this attachment and have been having a great time using it. Other KitchenAid products, I love include, of course, the stand mixer itself, the vegetable sheeter, the ice cream maker, pasta attachments, spiralizer (curly fries!), and the mixer attachment pack

Every baker needs a good scale, the OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display (UK linkCA link) is the stand alone type I recommend. One of the things that has helped me the most in the kitchen since I've been baking several times a week is being organized. I cannot say enough about OXO's Good Grips 10-Piece Airtight Food Storage POP Container (UK link; CA link). I have a set of these as well as four of the 4 quart size (UK link; CA link) for flours, sugars and more.

Another OXO product I have been enjoying is the OXO jelly roll pan (UK link; CA link) that we are featuring in our promotion for Pie Squared, Cathy Barrow's latest (and a part of our EYBD program). Bake up a recipe from this fantastic book in an OXO pan, wrap up the book, and you have the perfect hostess gift this season. 

Give someone you love a subscription to Bake from Scratch - my favorite baking magazine. This gift will provide a year's worth of inspiration as do any of their books on baking, cakes or breads

Mauviel is one of my absolute favorite things in the world. Their copper mixing bowl and stand or their new individual souffles set my heart aflutter. Every girl wants something shiny under the tree, and this girl wants Mauviel. For your holiday cooking and roasting, the Mauviel roaster is perfect. Look for a promotion soon for one of these gorgeous copper roasters.

Other ideas for the baker: 

Cookbooks for the Baker from 2018:


For the cook who has almost everything:



The Instant Pot multicooker is sweeping the world but did you know they make a Sous Vide, an incredibly priced sous vide that works just as well as models twice the price. I've used this product several times with great results. (UK link; CA link)

The latest from Instant Pot is their 8 Qt Aura Pro Multi-Use Programmable Multicooker with Sous Vide. I hope to be able to bring you a promotion soon on one of Instant Pot's sous vide products and will be providing a full review of the Aura Pro. (CA link)

Cookbooks for the Sous Vide from 2018:

Of course, an Instant Pot® (7-in-1) multi-cooker (UK link; CA link) is the tool every busy cook needs. Their newest products include the 6 quart 10-in-1 (with more functions) and the 8 quart 7-in-1 which is perfect for bigger jobs. For dorm rooms and smaller needs, the 3 quart, 7-in-1 mini duo is adorable and a perfect fit. My review on the mini pot can be found here. When deals for these products are available, we will be sure to let our members know and, of course, our Black Friday post will be available soon. Keep checking our Facebook page for updates. Next week, we'll have a promotion available for two of Ivy Manning's books and one of Instant Pot's multicookers! 

In January, I did a summary of our favorite Instant Pot books. This year there has been an influx of new exciting titles which include: 

Le Creuset is and will always be my first love. Every serious cook needs a piece of Le Creuset. This pot will last a lifetime, will be a workhorse in your kitchen and look great on top of it all. Check out our current promotion to find more information about Le Creuset and enter our giveaway to win a gorgeous Indigo Dutch Oven with Kate McDermott's Home Cooking.  Right now I'm obsessing over the Tartan design available at Williams Sonoma and hoping Santa has me on his nice list (I need to figure out how to hack that list).

Staub cast iron cookware is another wonderful option for gift giving. Staub comes in a variety of sizes and colors and they have the most adorable knobs that are as addictive as the cookware.

The fishsnailroostercowrabbit and pig knobs are whimiscal and would be a welcomed gift for those who already have Le Creuset or Staub (they are interchangeable) or as a stocking stuffer if Santa already has a dutch oven under the tree. Check out our current promotion for The Staub Cookbook and skillet and enter our giveaway. I am now infatuated with Staub's special holiday pot pictured to the left - it screams holidays. The Staub wood trivet is another great stocking stuffer and keeps your hot pot perfectly planted with no slipping.

My new favorite cutlery is Shun. The Shun premier chef's knife is the knife. I love the feel, weight and precision of Shun cutlery. We will be having a promotion very soon for this stunning knife. 

Emile Henry stoneware looks great on your table and produces perfect results for all your baking needs. Look for a promotion soon for a covered loaf pan! One of my favorite pieces is their potato pot. This stoneware delivers potatoes that are crispy all over - shake the pot instead of flippin (this piece can also be used for bread).

Besides cookware or a good knife, the item in my kitchen that gets the most use is my Zojirushi BB-PDC20BA Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker. I confess I only use the dough cycle on this machine but it is a lifesaver. I make a batch of bagels every week and many yeasted dough baked goods - and the dough cycle makes this portion of baking easy work. We will have a promotion for this beauty coupled with Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Sweet and Decadent Baking for Every Occasion

Cookbooks from 2018

Any cookbooks on my Fall Cookbooks preview post, I whole-heartedly recommend especially Israeli SoulEveryday Dorie, and Estela. These titles are must-have for cooks and bakers (I will not repeat all the titles here). Books featured in our EYBD Program are great ideas for cookbook lovers because they also share the added benefit of digital access to the titles through EYB for your gift recipient. The EYBD book page shares links to previews, promotions (including giveaways with products I love), events and more.

In addition, the following titles that would make any cookbook lover happy:

And of course, give the gift that keeps on giving a Gift Certificate to Eat Your Books. We are running a contest right now, buy a gift certificate and be entered to win one of three sets of five cookbooks from 2018. 

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