Cookbooks make a fabulous gift because they’re general crowd-pleasers. Cooks love them, of course, but so do foodies, people who think they may one day cook (ahem, that would be me), and—if the cookbook comes from a beloved local restaurant—people with memories of wonderful food shared during special times.
Many of Vancouver’s best restaurants have their own cookbooks, and many are award-winners, too. Here’s my list of the best local cookbooks; please add your own in comments!
Great Vancouver Gifts: Top 5 Vancouver Restaurant Cookbooks
2. Araxi: Seasonal Recipes from the Celebrated Whistler Restaurant from Araxi Restaurant + Bar. Winner of the 2009 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Chef Book in Canada.
4. Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill: A Lifetime of Excellence in the Kitchen from Yaletown’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill. 2008 Winner of the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Best Italian and Best Mediterranean Cookbook in Canada.
If you’ve ever cooked from any of these books, please share your experiences in the comments—I’d love to hear what you think.