As much as some cookbooks have become coffee-table decorations, I appreciate a book that inspires a cover-to-cover read or motivation to cook the hell out of it. Though I'm no Carol Blymire, who has worked her way through French Laundry and Alinea, my copies of Gourmet and The Lee Brothers are lovingly worn.
What cookbooks are we craving to become new favorites? After the jump, a handful of 2011 books to consider as holiday gifts.
2.Eleven Madison Park
: For the gourmand
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