Perfect Presents

By Marni Elyse Katz | Boston Magazine |

For the Hungry Bookworm

Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes and The Apple Lover’s Cookbook
A renowned chef with area ties (Jean-Georges Vongerichten) and a local food writer (Amy Traverso) serve up two tasty tomes rife with recipes, stories, and photos.

Home Cooking, $40, Market, 100 Stuart St., Boston, 617-310-6790,; The Apple Lover’s Cookbook, $30, KitchenWares, 215 Newbury St., Boston, 857-366-4237,

Photograph by Scott M. Lacey