From great table settings to delicious desserts, these books turn dining into an art.

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Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful (Andrews McMeel), by Barbara Fairchild, showcases some of the venerable magazine’s most mouthwatering desserts.

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Learn to turn linens into art with The Napkin Folding Kit: Elegant Yet Easy Ideas to Transform Your Table, by Dominique De Vito (Cider Mill Press).

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Gifts Cooks Love: Recipes for Giving (from Diane Morgan and Sur La Table; Andrews McMeel) provides a plethora of delectable, makeable gift ideas.

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Internationally acclaimed interior designer Alberto Pinto shows off stylish dining decor in Alberto Pinto: Table Settings (Rizzoli).