Saveur: The New Comfort Food—Home Cooking From Around The World, $35 If your mom reads food magazines or watches Top Chef Masters, she’s surely a fan of Saveur (or at least its quirky Editor-in-Chief, James Oseland). This volume offers 100 recipes and even more drool-worthy photos of classic global comfort foods everyone loves, from Korean fried chicken to mac n’ cheese.
Plenty: Vibrant Recipes From London’s Ottolenghi, Yotam Ottolenghi, $35 This is a book about vegetables, not necessarily a book for vegetarians. Your wife/mom may not have heard of Ottolenghi, but she will. He’s a super talented chef out of London who creates amazingly delicious, but not overly fussy vegetable dishes.
The absolute laziest cookbook to give for Mother’s Day: The No Recipe Cookbook, Graham Rawlinson, $9.99 (Kindle only) This ebook is only available by download, so you can’t even leave the house to buy it. Purchase it via Amazon for your Kindle-loving mom or wife (who has a great sense of humor) and see what she thinks of Rawlinson’s deadpan approach to the cookbook. He’s all about simplicity and the fundamentals of home cooking, with a healthy dose of reality regarding the drudgery we can feel about getting dinner on the table every night.