FOOD & DRINK
11/19/2014 07:57 am ET Updated Nov 19, 2014

The Best Cookbooks To Give Your Super Snooty Foodie Friend

We all have them. The hard-to-please family member or friend. We love them for their strong opinions, but come holiday time they are always the hardest ones to nail down gifts for.

The only thing worse than having someone so difficult in your life is when that person also happens to be food obsessed. Not only does eating out reach a whole new level of snobbery, but gift giving becomes downright impossible. You know they only want something food related, but what to buy that they won't scoff at?

We are here to help. We have just the gift for your super snooty foodie friend: cookbooks. And not just any cookbook -- you had better not give this loved one Ina Gartner's latest book -- but the fanciest, most innovative books of 2014. Bonus: most of them won't set you back more than 30 bucks. Happy holidays!

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Cookbooks For The Food Snob

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