For any host that loves to cook, any one of the signed cookbooks offered by Food52 would be special. They have curated a lovely selection and have had them many of them autographed!
There is something for everyone from general cookbooks to vegetarian ones to baking focus ones to meat focused ones. Does you host love french cuisine? There are a number of french focused books. There is even one from Ivan Ramen and one completely focused on eggs. Yum.
Explore now on Food52: Cookbooks
(Note: Not all of them are signed, so be sure to check in the description if you are looking for a signed edition)