The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria by Ferran Adria
A graphic novel style cookbook by the world's most coveted modern chef. It isn't fussy but rather breezy and perfect for inspiring everyday meals for you and yours. I bought several for gifts. you may want to do the same.
Menu Design In America by Steven Heller, John Mariana, & Jim Heimann
Just right for those that "have everything" - This isn't a book that I would necessarily buy for myself but I would love it as a gift. Great for history lovers and fans of graphic arts.