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Four Cookbooks that I Recommend as Gifts this Holiday Season

These have been my favorite cookbooks this past year. We cook at home most of the time at our house, and utilize all of the abundant garden produce that comes from our garden, too, though we are omnivores and eat gluten like its going out of style, which it is. So it is by happenstance that this list just happens to include a couple great choices for the vegetarian cook, too.

Cooking can be trendy and faddish, but here on this site, we don’t follow the crowd. I do appreciate a cookbook that never fails you, where each yet to be tried recipe in it can be trusted. I think that each of the four cookbooks on this list meets that criteria, especially #1, which is my very favorite on this list.

1. Esalen Cookbook. Healthy and Organic Recipes from Big Sur.

2. Veggie Burgers Every Which Way. Fresh, Flavorful & Healthy Vegan & Vegetarian Burgers. Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns & more. By Lukas Volger.

3. The Indian Slow Cooker. 50 Healthy, Easy Authentic Recipes. By Anupy Singla.

4. The All New All Purpose Joy of Cooking. By Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker and Ethan Becker.