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December 12th, 2011 5 Comments

Cookbooks to Buy this Holiday

Cookbooks are one of the best holiday gifts and this year, many renowned food writers and fellow food bloggers came out with their books, including yours truly. (My first cookbook “Easy Chinese Recipes” is available worldwide and on Amazon.com.)

Here are the list of cookbooks you should buy this holiday season, as a gift for friends and family or for yourself.

Peko Peko: A Charity Cookbook for Japan
Peko Peko: A Charity Cookbook for Japan

Peko Peko is a charity project curated by my good friend Rachel at La Fujimama, together with Marc at No Recipes and Stacie Billis. The cookbook offers a vast collection of homey Japanese dishes. The proceeds of this cookbook will go to GlobalGiving Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

The Sweet Life in Paris
The Sweet Life in Paris

I am envious of David Lebovitz because he has the perfect sweet life! He is a mega cookbook author and an A-list food blogger, but more importantly, he is really a very sweet and nice guy. The Sweet Life in Paris chronicles his adventures in the city of lights as well as 50+ original recipes!

La Tartine Gourmande Cookbook
La Tartine Gourmande Cookbook

Believe it when I say this: I have been stalking La Tartine Gourmande for over 5 years. The blog is pure perfection with flawless and gorgeous food photography, great story telling and recipes. The good news is that all the gorgeousness and perfection are now in the form of a cookbook. I have seen the preview pictures and it makes me want to eat the book!

The Homesick Texan Cookbook
The Homesick Texan Cookbook

I remember not too long after I landed on my cookbook deal, I exchanged a few tweets with Lisa Fain at Homesick Texan, who was then working on her cookbook. Time flies and her cookbook is now available and a BEST-SELLING cookbook on Amazon. Check it out.

On a Stick
On a Stick

Earlier this year, I hosted a giveaway of Matt Bites cookbook On a Stick. I love the cookbook as it’s so much fun and beautiful. The 80 party-perfect recipes will come in handy this holiday season. And you’ll know that this cookbook rocks and completely worthy as Matt has already signed on to work on his second book!

Plate to Pixel
Plate to Pixel

This is a food photography guide book by food stylist and photography/food blogger Helene Dujardin of Tartlette. I have a copy of the book and has learned so much about professional food photography. If you love cookbook, I’m sure you will be equally interested in food photography as the book has hundreds of beautiful pictures.

Easy Chinese Recipes

Last but not least, let’s not forget about my cookbook “Easy Chinese Recipes.” With Lunar New Year coming up in January 2012, my cookbook will make a perfect gift for Christmas and also Lunar New Year. Sweet!

Bonus Mention:

This is an eBook written by my friend Monica Bhide. In Conversation with Exceptional Women features Powerful and insightful interviews with 50 influential women (writers, chefs, photographers, moms) on developing–and thriving–as a creative professional. I am one of the women featured (ahem!). The book is available on Amazon Kindle, check it out now.

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5 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Juliana says:

    I always buy cookbooks for my foodie friends during the holidays. Love your reco’s.

  2. Liren says:

    Fantastic list! I can’t wait to see yours, especially :)

  3. Great list of recommendations! I will bookmark this. Can’t wait to get them all. Happy Holidays!

  4. Shirley says:

    One of the best cook book ever!!!
    Been cooking every weekend based on the recipes from your cookbook.
    Hope to see more cookbooks from you in the future :)

  5. Beverly says:

    Love your cookbook! Tried almost every recipe in it and it always turns out fantastically!

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