I really enjoyed my 12 Days of Cookbooks series! Having said that, I could have easily done the 31 Days of Cookbooks because there have been a lot of really great cookbooks published this year.

While I’ve mentioned some of them already, there are quite a few that I haven’t mentioned and I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge them.

If you’re looking for some last minute gifts, do not forget these books!

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The Geometry of Pasta by Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kenedy

What a quirky book! I love it! The cover alone (which transforms into a poster featuring the varuios pasta shapes) makes the book worth it. If that isn’t enough, the meticulously researched information about every pasta shape known to man plus all the recipes makes this perfect for the carb lover in your life!

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D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food from Scratch by Vanessa Barrington

Such a fabulous cookbook! For those of you out there that are passionate about making food from scratch, buy this book. It’s fun with lots of great recipes and pictures.

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Cinnamon, Spice, & Warm Apple Pie: Comforting Baked Fruit Desserts for Chilly Days from Ryland, Peters & Small

As if you needed another reason to stay home and make apple pie during the cold-weather months, this book will make you want to stay close to the oven. And it’s not just about apple pie. It’s a beautiful book that will make a lovely gift for the baker you know.

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My Sweet Mexico: Recipes for Authentic Pastries, Breads, Candies, Beverages, and Frozen Treats by Fany Gerson

A comprehensive look at the sweet treats of Mexico, this book is delightful. It’s worth it just to read about the vibrant and complex sweets that are part of Mexican culture. The picture of churros being fried is mouth-watering.

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Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist

A thoughtful look at life lessons with a bit of food thrown in, this is a beautiful, touching book. I was honoured to be given the opportunity to read Shauna’s book. Hope you’ll take a look at it for yourself!

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Sweet Magic: Easy Recipes for Delectable Desserts by Michel Richard

What a cute book! I hate to overuse the word “cute” but really … it’s so cute! And you can never have too many dessert cookbooks. I started to earmark recipes and realized I was earmarking all of them. So worth it!

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Crazy About Cookies: 300 Scrumptious Recipes for Every Occasion & Craving by Krystina Castella

I got such a sweet e-mail from the very talented Krystina Castella introducing herself and her beautiful sites. She very kindly arranged for me to get a copy of this book and also A World of Cake. I cannot tell you what a fan I have become. Her sites alone are brilliant but her books are the icing on the cake (pardon the pun). If you’re a cookie baker (as I am) you cannot go wrong with literally hundreds of recipes to choose from. While I haven’t been able to try any cookies (yet), I’m looking forward to giving a few recipe a whirl in the kitchen. In the meantime, you check out both books!

So many cookbooks! So little time! Hope you get to check out all of these and add a few to your shopping list.

Happy shopping!

Ciao!