When it comes to die-hard gourmets and avid home cooks, there is no such thing as too many cookbooks. So here are five of the newest, hottest tomes to add to your favorite foodie's collection. "Bouchon Bakery": Don't let the cover of "Bouchon Bakery" fool you with its nostalgic cookie, propped against a glass of milk, complete with striped straw. This collection of 150 recipes by Thomas Keller and Bouchon pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel is so heavy, you could bench-press it. That's probably a good thing, because you'll need serious exercise after noshing your way through its 400 oversized, photo-filled pages of ethereal macarons, cocoa nib tarts and Oreo-inspired TKOs. ($50, Artisan Books). "Vietnamese Home Cooking": San Francisco's Slanted Door and its chef-owner Charles Phan enjoy an entirely well-deserved reputation. Now Phan is sharing the secrets of his favorite dishes in "Vietnamese Home Cooking", which tackles the cuisine by technique, from braising to stir frying. And yes, Phan shares the recipe for his most iconic dish, Shaking Beef. ($35. Ten Speed Press). "Beginnings: My Way To Start a Meal": This year has brought the release of at least five books by top-notch "Top Chef" contestants. But the book that's guaranteed to delight any recipient is this one by Chris Cosentino, executive chef at San Francisco's Incanto and winner of the most recent season of Bravo's "Top Chef Masters." The book offers an array of enticing, creative starters -- an Asian pear, lardo and rose thyme starter, for example, and a persimmon and watercress salad -- that are both doable and dazzling. ($25, Olive Press). "Fire in My Belly": The cherubic, bearded Southerner was everyone's favorite on season six of "Top Chef." Now Kevin Gillespie, the executive chef at Atlanta's popular Woodfire Grill, talks Southern food, wild salmon crudo and chili slaw dawgs in his new cookbook. ($40, Andrews McMeel). "Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts": Alice Medrich is credited with introducing the United States to the joys of Parisian-style chocolate truffles, via her iconic Berkeley boutique, Cocolat. Now she brings the same savoir faire to desserts in general in "Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts," with scores of easy-to-follow, eminently doable and thoroughly, sinfully delicious recipes. ($25.95, Artisan).