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On Monday we kicked off our 12 days of chef-inspired gift giving. Stay tuned every morning from now through December 24th for ideas from the pros on the best gifts for cooks. And see the links at the bottom of the post to catch up on days you've missed.
On the sixth day of Christmas, an ICE queen gave to me...
The Chef: Alex Guarnaschelli, chef-instructor at New York City's Institute of Culinary Education; host of Food Network's "Alex's Day Off" and recurring judge on "Chopped"
Restaurants: Butter and The Darby (both in NYC)
The Gift: I love old cookbooks and I think a classic can make a great gift. I love to get a favorite, like Dione Lucas' The Gourmet Cooking School Cookbook. To me, sharing recipes and food memories from childhood always makes a great gift.
Where to Find It: Used and new copies available on Amazon; Kitchen Arts & Letters and Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, both of which specialize in out-of-print cookbooks, can also help you locate a copy.
Find out the other chefs' suggestions:
The First Day of Christmas: Carla Hall ,The Second Day of Christmas: José Andrés, The Third Day of Christmas: Wolfgang Puck, The Fourth Day of Christmas: Lidia Bastianich, The Fifth Day of Christmas: Gail Simmons