Chuck Williams is the founder of the Williams-Sonoma company and has written or edited more than 100 cookbooks. The first Williams-Sonoma store opened in 1956. Since then, the brand has expanded to hundreds of products from around the world, more than 250 stores nationwide, a direct-mail business that distributes millions of catalogs a year, and a highly successful e-commerce site.
This Christmas, give friends and family something truly memorable, not to mention delicious: a special homemade treat. Whether sweet or savory, gifts from the kitchen are the ultimate personal presents, and beloved by all. This collection of enticing recipes, along with gorgeous photography and clever tips, will inspire your creativity over the holidays. You'll find time-tested favorites like Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies and Chocolate-Marshmallow Fudge as well as lighter sweets such as Key Lime Bars and Candied Grapefruit Peel. There are plenty of decadent savory items to choose from too, including Savory Herb Shortbread, Marinated Goat Cheese, and Lemon-Spice Olives. Along with recipes, there are lots of ideas for creative packaging to make your gifts extra special and personal.