It's Christmas! (Just pretend.) and you want to give cookbooks to three friends.
One friend is an inexperienced cook. Another friend is experienced, and doesn't need any basics.
The third friend like quirky things, and would most like an unusual book rather than something more basic.
And ... you'd like to give them something fairly new. No Joy of Cooking. Something published within a year or so would be great.
So, what three books would you be gifting?