Let the gift-giving continue! In this latest Food Channel gift guide, locavorism expert and home cook Sarah Elton leads you through the bookstore aisles (or the virtual Amazon ones) to a handful of new food books—from cookbooks to nonfiction to a novel—that are ideal presents for food-loving loved ones. For more gift advice, take a look at Corby and Megan McArdle's comprehensive kitchen gift guide or Hank Shaw's guide for the hunters and foragers in your life. Or, for a truly homemade gift, try making Carol Moehrle's caramels, a tradition in her family for the past four decades, or Sally Schneider's prunes preserved in Armagnac.
Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.