Tis the season to start planning family gatherings, coctail parties and good home cooked meals. From classic how-to-cook titles to sizzling gastronomic fare, AbeBooks has the perfect holiday book recipe for all the foodies on your list.

Hip Sips: Modern Cocktails to Raise Your Spirits

Lucy Brennan

Lucy Brennan - Hip Sips

Lucy Brennan shakes up the cocktail world with more than 60 refreshing drinks brimming with exotic combinations of ripened fruits, herbs, flavorings, and spirits. Guava Cosmos, a martini as smooth as James Bond, a frosty bowl of passion fruit-infused citrus punch. . .
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Small Bites, Big Nights: Seductive Little Plates for Intimate Occasions and Lavish Parties

Govind Armstrong

Govind Armstrong - Small Bites, Big Nights

Govind Armstrong shows you how to put together a menu of small, sophisticated, sexy dishes and pair them with the perfect cocktail. The result? Guests get to enjoy a feast of flavors, and as the host, you’ll be able to relax and have fun.
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How's Your Drink?: Cocktails, Culture and the Art of Drinking Well

Eric Felten

Eric Felten - How's Your Drink?

Based on the popular feature in the Saturday Wall Street Journal, How's Your Drink illuminates the culture of the cocktail. Cocktails are back after decades of decline, but the literature and lore of the classics has been missing.
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Talk With Your Mouth Full

Dan Smith, Steve McDonagh

Dan Smith & Steve McDonagh - Talk With Your Mouth Full

Talk with Your Mouth Full offers help on everything from chilling wine to decorating a buffet table, as well as complete menus and planning advice. It's the ultimate guide to enjoying food and company.
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Simply Green Giving: Create Beautiful & Organic Wrappings, Tags & Gifts

Danny Seo

Danny Seo - Simply Green Giving

Danny Seo, the eco-conscious, creative wonder kid, transforms gift giving into a cleverly resourceful and rewarding activity. Obsolete to Absolutely Fabulous - rip open old VHS tapes to wrap gifts in chic black bows and more.
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Christmas Details

Mary Norden

Mary Norden - Christmas Details

Lavishly illustrated with inspiring color photographs on every page, this handsome how-to guide is packed with dozens of innovative ideas for imaginative decorations, creative table settings, and thoughtful gifts.
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Holiday Hero: A Man's Manual for Holiday Lighting

Brad Finkle

Brad Finkle - Holiday Hero

Be the brightest star on the block when holiday season rolls around. For everyone from electrical project wizards to people who have never used an extension cord, here is a step-by-step guide to planning, shopping for, and installing a dazzling house and yard display for the holidays.
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The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Living

Editors of Good Housekeeping

The Good Housekeeping Hostess

Relive a time of grace and elegance with this facsimile edition of Good Housekeeping's 1904 hostess manual. With all the original illustrations, it is far more than just a charming door into the past. Thoughtful behavior has never gone out of style, and the advice on everything from organizing a formal event to celebrating a wedding anniversary will prove useful.
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