Good Food’s Favorite Cookbooks of 2013

Your holiday shopping just got easier.

Good Food Cookbook collage

As Good Food’s Gillian Ferguson says, the holiday season is the equivalent of Oscar-frenzy in the foodie world because of the “avalanche” of cookbooks that pile up on her desk like fresh a fresh layer of snow each winter (if it actually snowed in L.A.).

So to help you out with some of your holiday shopping, we’ve created a list of some of the best cookbooks and food-related literature from this year for the many characters in your life.

For the die-hard AngelenoL.A. Son by Roy Choi

For the caffeine addictCoffee Life in Japan by Merry White

For the beginner chef.. How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

For the more advanced home cookA.O.C. Cookbook by Suzanne Goin

For the wine noviceThe Essential Scratch & Sniff Wine Guide by Richard Betts

For the wine snobThe New California Wine by Jon Bonne

For the vegetarian (or veggie-lover!)Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison

For the celiac in your lifeGluten-Free Girl Every Day by Shauna James Ahern

For Ottolenghi junkiesOttolenghi by Yotam Ottolengi and Sami Tamimi

For the not squeamishGulp by Mary Roach

For the pie loverThe Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen

For the history buffMastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya von Bremzen

For the memoir loverPoor Man’s Feast by Elissa Altman

For the muckraker…  Every Twelve Seconds by Timothy Pachirat

For the cocktail geekThe Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart

For the foragerCooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher

For the sweet toothSweet by Valerie Gordon