Santa's Top 10 Cookbooks

Recipe Collections That Don't Suck—And a Few That Do

Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Dinners: The Essential Family Cookbook (Hyperion, 2004, $33.95). I got news for you: The "Naked Chef" isn't really naked. Until he shows his pudding, I won't be buying anything from him and his football hooligan "mates."

illustration: Gina Triplett and Matt Curtius

Ariel De Guzman, The Bush Family Cookbook (Scribner's, 2005, $30). What kind of pissant would buy this book?

Tony Lip and Steven Priggé, Shut Up and Eat (Berkley, 2005, $24.95). Who cares about the favorite recipes of the Italian American members of the Sopranos cast? The Mafia Cookbook is the superior volume.

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