Have you ever purchased a gift and liked it so much that it was difficult to part with? That was the case with my Dad's birthday gift - the cookbook, Jamie at Home.

I fell for Jamie's sensibilities when he effortlessly created this dessert and have been hooked ever since. In addition to his inspiring take on gardening and seasonal cooking, the text design and illustrations are a treat. (The Plant design firm also worked on packaging design for Jaime's product line.)

And the photography - wow! David Loftus transformed a cookbook into an art book. Check out his website to browse through more of his beautiful images of food and a plethora of other subjects/objects.

Happy Birthday, dear Papa!