As Tara Parker-Pope points out on her New York Times blog, Well, challenging economic times mean that people eat out less and cook at home more. So, she's compiled multiple lists of new and noteworthy cookbooks that would make great gifts this holiday. Happily, she links out to a "Top Ten Cookbooks of 2008" list from NPR, which includes the intriguing The Spice Merchant's Daughter: Recipes and Simple Spice Blends for the American Kitchen, by Christina Arokiasamy. Browse through this eclectic collection of epicurean delights. You'll find something for everyone from the novice to the Cordon Bleu.