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Holiday treasures for the chef in your home

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Recently released cookbooks

Looking for the perfect gift for the head chef in your home? Here's a list of some recently released cookbooks.

In some cases, we've linked to a review or recipes -- items that may help you make your decision.

Prices, if available, are noted.

This list is alphabetized by book title.

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A Cookbook for All Seasons: A Healthy Eating Plan for Life, by Elson M. Haas, M.D.; Ten Speed Press, $14.95 U.S.

Alfred Portale's 12 Seasons Cookbook, by Alfred Portale with Andrew Friedman; Broadway Books, $45 U.S., $65.95 Canada

American Harvest, Edited by Fritz Sonnenschmidt; Lebhar-Friedman Books, $30 U.S.

An Invitation to the White House: At Home with History, by Hillary Rodham Clinton; Simon & Schuster, $35 U.S., $52 Canada

Anne Willian From My Chateau Kitchen, by Anne Willian; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $45 U.S., $69 Canada

(The) Art of the Table: A complete Guide to Table Setting, Table Manners, and Tableware, by Suzanne von Drachenfels; Simon & Schuster, $40 U.S., $59 Canada

Artisan Baking Across America: the Breads, the Bakers, the Best Recipes, by Maggie Glezer; Artisan, $40 U.S., $55 Canada

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Bacchus & Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar, by Jay McInerney; The Lyons Press, $24.95 U.S., $37.95 Canada

Barbecue! Bible -- Sauces, Rubs and Marinades, by Steven Raichlen; Workman, $12.95 U.S., $19.95 Canada

Basic Baking: Everything You Need to Know to Get You Started Plus 101 Luscious Desserts That You Can Make, by Lora Brody; William Morrow, $25 U.S., $37.95 Canada

(The) Bean Bible, by Aliza Green; Running Press, $18.95 U.S., $28.95 Canada, £12.99 U.K.

Being Vegan: Living with Conscience, Conviction and Compassion, by Joanne Stepaniak; Lowell House, $16.95 U.S., $24.95 Canada

Belgo Cookbook, by Denis Blais and Andre Plisnier; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $25 U.S.

Betty Crocker's Italian Cooking: Recipes by Antonio Cecconi, IDG Books Worldwide, $23.95 U.S., $35.99 Canada

(The) Birth of Coffee, by Daniel Lorenzetti and Linda Rice Lorenzetti/Clarkson Potter, $45, $65.95 Canada

Bon Appetit: The Christmas Season; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $29.95 U.S., $44.95 Canada

Bruce's Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from the Famed New York Eatery, by Bruce Zipes; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $17 U.S., $25 Canada

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Cake Mix Doctor, by Anne Byrn; Workman, $14.95 U.S.

(The) Cambridge World History of Food (2-volume set), edited by Kenneth Kiple and Kriemhild Conee Ornelas; Cambridge University Press, $175 U.S. ($150 U.S. as of April 1, 2001)

Charlie Trotter Cooks at Home, by Charlie Trotter; Ten Speed Press, $32.50

(The) Cheese Lover's Cookbook & Guide, by Paula Lambert; Simon & Schuster, $35 U.S., $52 Canada

Chef On a Shoestring: More Than 120 Delicious, Easy-on-the-Budget Recipes from America's Best Chefs, by Andrew Friedman; Simon & Schuster, $23 U.S., $34 Canada

(The) Children's Jewish Holiday Kitchen, by Joan Nathan; Pantheon Books, $14.95

Commander's Palace: An Insider's Look at the Famed Restaurant and It's Cuisine, by Rayna Skolnik; Lebhar-Friedman Books, $27.95

(The) Complete Book of Pasta and Noodles, by the Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $32.50 U.S., $48.95 Canada

Cookies Unlimited, by Nick Malagieri; Harper Collins Publishers, $35 U.S., $52.95 Canada

Couscous, by Kitty Morse; Chronicle Books, $16.95

Cuisine Rapide: A Classic Cookbook from the 60-Minute Gourmet, by Pierre Franey and Bryan Miller; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $17 U.S., $25.95 Canada

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Dancing Shrimp: Favorite Thai Recipes for Seafood, by Kasma Loha-Unchit; Simon & Schuster, $30 U.S., $44.50 Canada

Death by Chocolate Cakes: An Astonishing Array of Chocolate Enchantments, by Marcel Desaulniers; William Morrow, $35 U.S., $48.95 Canada

Debbi Fields': Great American Desserts, by Debbi Fields; Simon & Schuster, $16 U.S., $23.50 Canada

Desserts: Mediterranean Flavors California Styles, by Cindy Mushet; Scribner, $30 U.S., $44.50 Canada

Dominique's Fresh Flavors: Cooking with Latitude in New Orleans, by Dominique Macquet and John DeMers; Ten Speed Press, $27.95 U.S.

Douglas Rodriguez's Latin Flavors on the Grill, by Douglas Rodriguez; Ten Speed Press, $35

Dude Food: Recipes for the Modern Guy, by Karen Brooks, Gideon Bosker and Reed Darmon; Chronicle Books, $14.95 U.S.

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Energy foods, by Nic Rowley and Kirsten Hartvig; Celestial Arts, $12.95 U.S.

(The) Essential Cuisines of Mexico, by Diana Kennedy; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $35 U.S., $50 Canadian

Everyday Chinese Cooking, by Leeann Chin and Katie Chin; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $22 U.S., $33 Canada

Everyday Epicurean: Simple, Stylish Recipes for the Home Chef, by Catherine Bell; Ten Speed Press, $19.95

Express Lane Diabetic Cooking, by Robyn Webb; American Diabetes Association, $16.95

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50 Chowders, by Jasper White; Scribner, $30.00 U.S., $44.50 Canada

500 Treasured Country Recipes, from Martha Storey & Friends; Storey Books, $18.95 U.S., $28.95 Canada

Food for Friends: Homemade gifts for every season, by Sally Pasley Vargas; Ten Speed Press, $19.95 U.S.

Food for the Soul, by Monique Y. Wells; French edition: La Cuisine Noire Americane; Elton-Wolf Publishing, Inc., $44.95

(The) Foods of the Greek Islands: Cooking and Culture at the Crossroads of the Mediterranean, by Aglaia Kremezi; Houghton Mifflin Company, $35 U.S.

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(The) Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking, by Richard Merrill and Joe Ortiz; Ten Speed Press, $24.95

Gluten-Free: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Your Family Will Love, by Michael Cox; Simon & Schuster, $18 U.S., $26.50 Canada

Got Milk?: The Cookie Book, by Peggy Cullen; Chronicle Books, $17.95

Gourmet Every Day: Over 200 Quick and Easy Recipes for Dinner, by The Editors of Gourmet; Random House, $29.95 U.S., $44.95 Canada

(The) Great Book of Pears, by Barbara Jeanne Flores; Ten Speed Press, $16.95 U.S.

(The) Great Steak Book, by Grady Spears with Torri Randall; Ten Speed Press, $15.95 U.S.

Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk From a Master Sommelier, by Andrea Immer; Broadway Books, $25 U.S., $38 Canada

Grill Power: Everything you Need to Know to make Delicious, Healthy Meals on Your Indoor Electric Grill, Holly Rudin-Braschi; QVC Publishing, $19.95

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Heal Yourself with Natural Foods, by Nancy Appleton; Sterling Publishing, $14.95 U.S., $21.95 Canada

Heaven's Banquet: Vegetarian Cooking for Lifelong Health the Ayurveda Way, by Miriam Kasin Hospodar; Dutton, $39.95 U.S., $55 Canada, $60 Australia

(The) High-Protein Cookbook, by Linda West Eckhardt and Katherine West DeFoyd; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $16 U.S., $24 Canada

Honey: A Connoisseur's Guide, by Gene Opton; Ten Speed Press, $14.95

Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia, by Alford & Naomi Duguid; Artisan, $40

How to Cook Meat, by Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby; William Morrow, $35 U.S., $52.95 Canada

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Italy Anywhere: Living an Italian Culinary Life Wherever You Call Home, by Lori DeMori, Jean-Louis De Mori and Antonio Tommasi; Viking, $29.92 U.S., $42 Canada

Invitation to Dine: Recipes from My Personal Collection, by Christiane Herzog; Doubleday, $25 U.S., $38 Canada

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James McNair's Cakes, by James McNair; Chronicle Books, $16.95

James McNair's New Pizza: Foolproof Techniques and Fabulous Recipes, by James McNair; Chronicle Books, $19.95 U.S.

Joy of Cooking: All About Chicken, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker; Scribner, $19.95 U.S., $29.50 Canada

Joy of Cooking: All About Pasta & Noodles, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker; Scribner, $19.95 U.S., $29.50 Canada

Joy of Cooking: All About Soups & Stews, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker; Scribner, $19.95 U.S., $29.50 Canada

Joy of Cooking: All About Vegetarian Cooking, by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker; Scribner, $19.95 U.S., $29.50 Canada

Julia's Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes From a Lifetime of Cooking, by Julia Child with David Nussbaum; Alfred A. Knopf, $19.95 U.S., $29.95 Canada

(The) Junior League Celebration Cookbook: A Treasury of the 400 Most-Requested Recipes from Junior League Cookbooks; G.P. Putnam's Sons, $29.95 U.S., $42 Canada

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(The) Kid's Cookbook, by Abigail Johnson Dodge; Time-Life Publishing, $19.95 U.S. $29.95 Canada

Kitchen Essentials, from Le Cordon Bleu; John Wiley & Sons, $35 U.S.

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'L'Atelier of Alain Ducasse, The Artistry of a Master Chef and His Protègès', by Bènèdict Beaugè John Wiley & Sons, $60

Lactose Free: More Than 100 Delicious Recipes Your Family Will Love, by Lucy Knox & Sarah Lowman; Simon & Schuster, $18 U.S., $26.50 Canada

(The) Little Red Barn Baking Book, by Adrianna Rabinovich; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $22.50 U.S., $34 Canada

Looneyspoons: Low Fat Food Made Fun, by Janet and Greta Podleski; A Perigee Book Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, $19.95

Low-fat Cooking to Beat the Clock: Delicious, Inspired Meals in 15 Minutes, by Sam Gugino; Chronicle Books, $19.95 U.S.

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Mario Batali Holiday Food, by Mario Batali; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $23 U.S., $33 Canada

Meals on the Move: Rush Hour Recipes, by Holly Berkowitz Clegg; Holly B. Clegg, $19.95 U.S.

Mexico: One Plate at a Time, by Rick Bayless; Scribner, $35 U.S., $52 Canada

(The) Modern Vegetarian Kitchen, by Peter Berley; Regan Books, $35 U.S., $52.95 Canada

(The) Mushroom Lover's Mushroom Cookbook and Primer, by Amy Farges; Workman Publishing, $16.95 U.S., $26.95 Canada

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Nancy Silverton's Pastries from the La Brea Bakery, by Nancy Silverton; Random House, $35 U.S., $53 Canada

(The) Nantucket Holiday Table, by Susan Simon; Chronicle Books, $29.95

(The) New American Cheese, by Laura Werlin; Stewart, Tabori & Chang, $35

(The) New Book of Middle Eastern Food: The Classic Cookbook, Expanded and Updated, with New Recipes and Contemporary Variations on Old Themes, by Claudia Roden; Alfred A. Knopf, $35 U.S., $53 Canada

(The) New Cook's Catalogue, Edited by Burt Wolf, Emily Aronson, and Florence Fabricant; Alfred A. Knopf, $35 U.S., $53 Canada

Nick Stellino's Passione: Pasta, Pizza and Panini, by Nick Stellino; G.P. Putnam's Sons, $28.95 U.S., $40.99 Canada

New England: New American Cooking (Williams-Sonoma Series), by Molly Stevens; Time-Life Publishing, $22.95 U.S., $32.95 Canada

Noodles: The New Way, by Sri Owen; Random House, $24.95

Not Afraid of Flavor: Recipes from Magnolia Grill, Ben and Karen Barker; University of North Carolina Press, $29.95

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Off the Eaten Path, by Bob Blumer; The Ballentine Publishing Group


(The) Olives Dessert Table, by Todd English, Paige Retus, and Sally Sampson; Simon & Schuster, $35 U.S., $52 Canada

(The) Olive in California: History of an Immigrant Tree, Judith M. Taylor, M.D.; Ten Speed Press, $32.50

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(The) Pacific Northwest (Williams-Sonoma Series), by Jean Galton; Time-Life Publishing, $22.95 U.S., $32.95 Canada

Pot On The Fire: Further Exploits of a Renegade Cook, by John Thorne; North Point Press, $25 U.S., $39.95 Canada

(A) Potful of Recipes, by JoAnna M. Lund with Barbara Alpert; Perigee, $15.95 U.S., $22.95 Canada

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Recipe Hall of Fame Dessert Cookbook: Winning Recipes from Hometown America, edited by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley; Quail Ridge Press, $16.95

(The) River Cafe Wine Primer, by Joseph Delissio; Little, Brown and Company, $25.95 U.S., $36.95 Canada

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Savoring Southeast Asia (Williams-Sonoma series), by Joyce Jue; Time-Life Publishing, $39.95 U.S., $57.95 Canada

Savoring Spain & Portugal (Williams-Sonoma series), by Joyce Goldstein; Time-Life Publishing, $39.95 U.S., $57.95 Canada

Sephardic Favors: Jewish Cooking of the Mediterranean, by Joyce Goldstein; Chronicle Books, $35

Serious Pig: An American Cook in Search of His Roots, by John Thorne with Matt Lewis Thorne; North Point Press, $15 U.S., $24.95 Canada

Skewer It!: 50 Recipes for Stylish Entertaining, by Mary Corpening Barber and Sara Corpening Whiteford; Chronicle Books, $17.95

Sophisticated Entertaining: Spirited Food for Grown-Up Parties, by Jeanne Benedict; HP Books Published by The Berkley Publishing Group, $24.95 U.S., $34.99 Canada

(The) South (Williams-Sonoma series), by Ray Overton; Time-Life Publishing, $22.95 U.S., $32.95 Canada

Southern Belly: The Ultimate Food Lover's Companion to the South, by John T. Edge; Hill Street Press, LLC, $24.95 U.S.

Southwestern Vegetarian, by Stephan Pyles; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $30 U.S., $45 Canada

Soy Desserts: 101 Fresh, Fun & Fabulously Healthy Recipes, by Patricia Greenberg; Harper Collins Publishers, $25.00 U.S., $37.95 Canada

Special Recipes from the Charleston Cake Lady, by Teresa Pregnall; William Morrow, $16 U.S., $24.50 Canada

Splendid Soups, by James Peterson; John Wiley & Sons, $45

Sweet Miniatures: The Art of Making Bite-Size Desserts, by Flo Braker; Chronicle Books, $22.95

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Think Like a Chef, by Tom Colicchio; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $37.50 U.S., $56.50 Canada

Top Douglas' Seattle Kitchen, by Tom Douglas with Denis Kelly, Shelley Lance and Duskie Estes; William Morrow, $30 U.S., $44.95 Canada

(The) Tribeca Grill Cookbook, by Don Pintabona; Villard, $35 U.S., $53 Canada

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(The) Ultimate Candy Book, by Bruce Weinstein; William Morrow, $15 U.S., $22.95 Canada

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Vegetarian Sandwiches, by Paulette Mitchell; Chronicle Books, $16.95

(The) Voluptuous Vegan, by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot; Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $18

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Why Bother? Why Not!: A Hollywood Insider Shows You How to Live Like a Star, In a Snap, by Laurin Sydney; Cliff Street Books, $30 U.S., $44.95 Canada

(The) Wicca Cookbook: Recipes, Ritual, and Lore, by Jamnie Wood and Tara Seefeldt; Celestial Arts, $19.95 U.S.

Wildwood: Cooking from Source in the Pacific Northwest, by Cory Schreiber; Ten Speed Press, $39.95

Wolfgang Puck's Pizza, Pasta, and More!, by Wolfgang Puck; Random House, $35 U.S., $53 Canada

World Food France, by Steve Fallon and Michael Rothschild; Lonely Planet, $12.99 U.S., £7.99 U.K.

(The) World of Jewish Desserts: More than 400 Delectable Recipes from Jewish Communities from Alsace to India, by Gil Marks; Simon & Schuster, $30 U.S., $44.50 Canada

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X Rated Wines: The Wine X Magazine Guide To Wine, by Darryl Roberts and Stewart Dorman; Three Rivers Press, $12 U.S., $18 Canada

Your Organic Kitchen: The Essential Guide to Selecting and Cooking Organic Foods, by Jesse Ziff Cool; Rodale Books, $30

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