COOKING FROM THE HEART
By Michael J. Rosen (Broadway Books, $30)

In the holiday spirit, 100 of America’s hottest chefs — including Douglas Rodriguez of Chicama and Pipa in New York, Dean Fearing of The Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, and Chicago’s Charlie Trotter — offer their favorite recipes to benefit Share Our Strength’s efforts to win the fight against hunger.

THE COMPLETE FAR SIDE
By Gary Larson (Andrews McMeel Publishing, $135)

This two-volume, slipcased collector’s set is an anthology of Larson’s entire career, with essays on each year’s work. Introduction by Steve Martin.

BOTERO: Women
Introduction By Carlos Fuentes and edited by Paola Gribaudo (Rizzoli International Publications, $80)

This compilation of native Colombian artist Botero focuses on the women in his artwork. Ironic and rebellious, they often play upon the ideas of a chaste Mary and fallen Eve. Fifty unpublished works and a total of more than 150 paintings, drawings, and sketches are included, as well as new works.

ULTIMATE GARAGES
By Phil Berg (MBI Publishing, $35)

For the car nut on your gift list. Twenty-four of the most well-known names in auto collecting allowed the author into their luxury-machine playgrounds, including Jay Leno and Brock Yates, creator of the 1970s Cannonball Run.