I'm new here- I've just recently discovered the site, and I'm learning a great deal. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
I have a good friend who loves food/cooking. We met online and food was one area where we really connected. I'm in the U.S and she's from Lebanon.
She will be moving this spring to the U.S. to attend school. I would love to gift her with a cookbook when she arrives, preferably one with an "American" focus (or at least, non-Lebanese as she's already an expert in that area). Another piece of information that might be helpful with your suggestions: She's gluten-free. That's not a necessity for the cookbook, however, as she can make adjustments as needed.
What would you recommend? Are there any cookbooks that come to mind that would be a good gift, and that might inspire her with some new recipes or introduce her to local ingredients (She'll be in Southern CA)?