Cookbooks have always been my favourite gift to give as well. I've had an interest in food since I was knee high to a grasshopper! I grew up in small town Canada, population less than 2,000. There were no fast food restaurants or take-out but there was a variety store with a very small lunch counter. My Mom, like all the ladies there knew how to cook and can. I likely borrowed every cookbook our small library had, often begging my Mom to make one of those fancy recipes. To make a long story short, I loved cookbooks especially my Mom's old Betty Crocker. I can remember being so excited when I got my first copy of Betty Crocker cookbook, the first Christmas we were married. It's still my favourite cookbook!
Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries, you name it and I can find a suitable cookbook as a gift! Every bridal shower I have gone to, I have gifted the Joy of Cooking. It has always been a cookbook I wanted but never bought for myself. This Christmas, one of our kids gifted me with The Joy of Cooking (2006), 75th Anniversary edition. There are 4,500 recipes to discover, 500 new recipes and 4,000 classic recipes. I am so excited!