Patti Moreno, the host of Garden Girl TV, one of the most popular garden videos on the web, is out with a book on organic veg gardens for almost any type of landscape.
In Gardening by Cuisine: An Organic-Food Lover's Guide to Sustainable Living (Sterling Publishing, 2013), Moreno has devised a series of garden plans for things that most people like to eat. For each garden type (ie, a vegan raw garden, an Asian stir-fry and salad garden, a marinara sauce garden), she tells you what plants to plant, how to plant and take care of them, and then -- she provides some fab recipes you can try when you've harvested the produce.
There's a chapter on medicinal herbs and what ailments they're used for, and recipes for a flu season relief tea, a poultice that heals minor burns and cuts and a salve for soothing skin irritations.
There are other chapters on berries, potatos, pesto gardens, and more. And an introductory section on basic gardening techniques.
If you know someone who's into ethnic foods and organics, it might make a perfect present.