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How To Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations

A great cookbook that offers a variety of delicious treats. Recommended for intermediate to advanced bakers.

Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets

For home cooks looking for recipes that go beyond Tex-Mex, Jinich’s cookbook offers delicious insights about the rich and varied culinary culture of Mexico. Longtime viewers of her PBS cooking show will be drawn in, as will new fans.

Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple: A New Way To Bake Gluten-Free

Goyoaga’s latest baking book continues her reputation for quality. Recommended for bakers with gluten-free diets but could easily be used by others too.

The Joy of Pizza: Everything You Need To Know

For serious pizza aficionados, this cookbook gives step-by-step instructions to achieve the perfect Margherita pie from scratch; less committed bakers can up their game with the innovative toppings.

Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day

Another cookbook in which Bittman thoroughly learns a kitchen task, then deftly explains it to readers. Recommended for anyone interested in whole grains or easy, no-knead, naturally fermented bread.

Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season

Besides fans of Milk Street’s magazine or videos, cooks of all levels will appreciate the variety of vegetable dishes in this handy guide. It’s an ideal complement to Milk Street: Cookish, but it can also stand on its own.

Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community

An enticing collection of quick, relatively straightforward recipes that’s a solid starting point for vegan and non-vegan readers alike. Castrejón (recipe developer, food stylist, and now cookbook author) has created an enticing guide to making plant-based Mexican food at home.

Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America

A must-read for those interested in culinary or women’s history and the evolution of American cookbooks.

Lidia’s “A Pot, a Pan, and a Bowl”: Simple Recipes for Perfect Meals

Readers who are familiar with homestyle Italian cooking will be reminded of its simple joys, while those looking to make something attainable in their kitchen will enjoy the simplicity offered here. Note that this is the companion cookbook for the forthcoming TV series Lidia’s Kitchen: Home Cooking.

The Kitchen Whisperers: Cooking with the Wisdom of Our Friends

Kalins has written a timeless culinary memoir that allows readers to experience her life in food. Recommended for foodies and cooks of all ages.

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora

Whether read straight through or browsed section by section, this meaningful book brings Black foodways into focus and will leave a lasting impact.

Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains

McFadden’s latest is destined to become a go-to cookbook.

Plant Powered Mexican: Fast, Fresh Recipes from a Mexican-American Kitchen

Ramos’s cookbook looks at Oaxacan and southern Mexican cuisine through a fresh, plant-focused lens. Home cooks seeking inspiration will benefit from her easygoing recipes for a family or a crowd.

The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook: Strategies and Recipes for Creating Amazing Meals in Small Spaces

An encouraging collection of meals for a variety of occasions, and a great help for readers with small kitchens.

Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials

The red sauce approach sets this cookbook apart and will spark the interest of home cooks ready to ditch the jar and tackle from-scratch Italian cooking.

Veggies & Fish: Inspired New Recipes for Plant-Forward Pescatarian Cooking

A master course for combining fish and vegetables, which makes it a great addition to many collections, especially given the increasing media attention on pescatarian and flexitarian diets.

In the Weeds: Around the World and Behind the Scenes with Anthony Bourdain

This adventurous and candid account is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at Bourdain’s work and an honest story about persisting in the wake of loss. It will resonate with many readers as a travel and entertainment memoir, exploration of grief, and tribute to a beloved figure.

Tarkari: Innovative Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Dishes with Heart and Soul

Ghai makes Indian cuisine easy for readers who are vegan or vegetarian or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based dishes into their routine.

Bourdain: The Definitive Oral Biography

Any Anthony Bourdain fan, of which there are many, will enjoy this thoughtful tribute to an impactful cultural figure.

Dinner Then Dessert: Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5, or 7 Ingredients

The easy-going style and kid-friendly meals will make this cookbook attractive to busy households looking to go beyond an uninspired dinner routine.

Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes

Berens demystifies grains, seeds, and legumes with her suggestions. An essential guide for home chefs looking to cook more than white rice and canned beans.

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

This approachable guide to baking for the holidays offers plenty of inspiration for bakers of all levels; it's a delightful seasonal complement to Kieffer's hit 100 Cookies.


Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More; A Baking Book

Like in her previous cookbooks, Hussain’s recipes are filled with flavor and creativity while also being effortlessly attainable by home bakers.

Let’s Make Dumplings! A Comic Book Cookbook

Like their previous cookbook, Amano and Becan’s latest will be welcomed by new and advanced cooks looking for fun approaches to the ever-popular dumpling.

Antoni: Let’s Do Dinner

Porowski delivers clear recipes for speedy, tasty food in an attractive book. While there is no shortage of cookbooks on this subject, this resource has enough substance to be worthwhile for anyone seeking weeknight meal ideas and will be particularly appealing to Porowski’s fans.

Bare Minimum Dinners: Recipes and Strategies for Doing Less in the Kitchen

A worthwhile consideration for all libraries, but note that the book is published in paperback and might not withstand high circulation.

Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef’s Home Kitchen

A great addition to the celebrity cookbook shelf, as well as a go-to source for a variety of delicious recipes influenced by a range of cuisines. A winning cookbook.

Maman: The Cookbook; All-Day Recipes To Warm Your Heart

Not just for Maman’s walk-in or online customers, this cookbook is recommended for those who want to offer informal, stylish, satisfying food to family and friends; it may well delight Francophiles.

The Secret History of Food: Strange but True Stories about the Origins of Everything We Eat

Some of the stories may be familiar, but Siegel’s humor gives them a fresh feel and makes them much more amusing than the average history book. This winning resource is highly recommended for foodies and history buffs who enjoy a side of laughter with their footnotes.

Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia

An inviting cookbook from a chef on the rise. Home cooks new to Colombian cuisine will be engaged by Velásquez's welcoming voice and varied menu options.


Truffle Hound: On the Trail of the World’s Most Seductive Scent, with Dreamers, Schemers, and Some Extraordinary Dogs

A deep dive into all things truffle that’s somewhat repetitive in places, but well written and full of interesting characters and fascinating facts.

Sourdough Culture: A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers

It’s more a history and personal memoir (with notable Christian themes) than it is a cookbook, but its brief length may recommend it to patrons. Only purchase where there is interest.

Rise and Run: Recipes, Rituals and Runs To Fuel Your Day

A beautifully photographed and well-produced resource with useful advice for runners and for those looking to make satisfying recipes for breakfast or any time of the day. The authors are encouraging throughout, and their latest is suited for home cooks of all levels.

Trisha’s Kitchen: Easy Comfort Food for Friends and Family

A variety of comfort food ideas that will please Yearwood’s fans and attract new foodies. These dishes will find an eager audience in home cooks of all levels.

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide

Pick a region, pick a page--you can’t go wrong. Armchair travelers and foodies will be left hungry, nostalgic, more knowledgeable about dishes from all over, and, most importantly, ready to try something different, whether it’s found around the corner or across the world.


Chetna’s 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals

The reliability of Makan’s recipes and her personable, confident voice ensure that this collection will be a go-to for home cooks seeking creative inspiration for midweek meals. A welcome addition to Makan’s range of popular cookbooks.


How To Grill Vegetables: The New Bible for Barbecuing Vegetables Over Live Fire

Home cooks looking for new ways to add flavor and fun to vegetables will be drawn to this collection; it will be especially beneficial to anyone who’s new to grilling and not sure where to start.

Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients

Blending essential guidance with winning recipes, this debut will satisfy a variety of tastes; it pairs well with Eden Grinshpan’s Eating Out Loud.

My Place at the Table: A Recipe for a Delicious Life in Paris

If the main thing you remember about a trip is what you ate, this is the book for you. This combination of food writing and armchair travel will spark interest from start to finish.

At the Chinese Table: A Memoir with Recipes

Overall, an engaging work for those interested in memoir, food writing, or Chinese and Taiwanese recipes that will be new to some cooks’ repertoires.

Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple

Greenspan’s latest is an essential collection for bakers with mid-level experience and skills (and, ideally, a stand mixer).

Bress ’n’ Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer

With tips on recipe pairings and meal planning, Raiford’s debut will have home cooks coming back for more. An inviting collection that will especially engage fans of We Are Each Other’s Harvest, by Natalie Baszile.

Come on Over: 111 Fantastic Recipes for the Family That Cooks, Eats, and Laughs Together

This overstuffed recipe book is likely to have something for just about anyone who enjoys cooking.

Cheese, Wine, and Bread: Discovering the Magic of Fermentation in England, Italy, and France

A transportive love letter to the joys and complexities of these iconic fermented foods.


We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Waters has important ideas about nature, respecting the land, eating seasonally, and appreciating traditional and/or organic agriculture, but readers may find her overall message a bit insensitive, when quality food and green space are luxuries inaccessible to many. Recommended for fans of Waters’s works in general, and those interested in food culture narratives and sustainability.

Greenfeast: Spring, Summer

This collection of plant-based dishes will inspire cooks looking for ways to use seasonal vegetables. The book pairs well with its companion on autumn and winter, for a complete set of year-round meal ideas and inspiration.

Bavel: Modern Recipes Inspired by the Middle East

Bavel, both the restaurant and the cookbook, offers a rich selection of Middle Eastern–inspired dishes featuring the chefs’ signature touch and a bright L.A. twist. Fans of the restaurant and home cooks looking for inventive flavors will want to take a look.

Getaway: Food & Drink To Transport You

Foodies and armchair travelers will enjoy the delights that Erickson offers in this wide-ranging collection.

Everyday Dinners: Real-Life Recipes To Set Your Family Up for a Week of Success

Merchant offers some inventive, appealing suggestions for making dinner with minimal time and effort. Her method of meal prepping in short bursts will appeal to beginner home cooks looking for a structured dinnertime strategy, but anyone responsible for serving family dinners will find inspiration here.


One Dish Fish: Quick and Simple Recipes to Cook in the Oven

If you’ve finished binging The Great British Baking Show, you can now graduate to fish camp. Easy seafood recipes with an Anglophile focus.

Wine Style: Discover the Wines You Will Love through 50 Simple Recipes

The easy-going style and friendly vibe from Leahy will make this cookbook appealing to many. It is likely to tempt anyone interested in good food to enjoy with family and friends.

Tables & Spreads: A Go-To Guide for Beautiful Snacks, Intimate Gatherings, and Inviting Feasts

Ideal for party planners, this cookbook offers a score of ideas. A useful addition for libraries looking for more books on entertaining.

Sea Salt and Honey: Celebrating the Food of Kardamili in 100 Sun-Drenched Recipes

A lively celebration of family and Mediterranean cooking that offers a clear, intimate regional perspective.

Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

This enjoyable book, which includes more than 20 recipes, is a must for serious barbecue scholars and a solid choice for any food historian.

Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories

This collection of family-friendly dishes that are on repeat in the Lawson household is sure to become a favorite for devotees and new readers alike.

The King Arthur Baking Company’s All-Purpose Baker’s Companion

The first edition of the Baker’s Companion is a classic for a reason, and home bakers can’t go wrong with this updated introduction to all things baked, from one of the country’s most-loved flour companies.

Dada Eats Love to Cook It: 100 Plant-Based Recipes for Everyone at Your Table

A winning debut that will delight home chefs looking to build cooking confidence or reinvent humble meals.

Eat, Habibi, Eat! Fresh Recipes for Modern Egyptian Cooking

Recommended for home cooks, Massoud’s attractive cookbook is a fine offering of modern, Egyptian-inspired dishes.

Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission To Change What We Eat

An engaging, thorough examination of the transformation of the food industry as it relates to sustainability and creating alternatives to the slaughterhouse. Highly recommended.


Today’s Special: 20 Leading Chefs Choose 100 Emerging Chefs

Charming and informative, this travel-inspired collection will appeal to readers with a strong interest in food history.

Pizza Czar: Recipes and Know-How from a World-Traveling Pizza Chef

Not recommended. Readers might peruse this volume for topping ideas, but Michael Schwartz’s Genuine Pizza is easier to use and more practical, with additional building block recipes.

Jam Bake: Inspired Recipes for Creating and Baking with Preserves

An informative, stylish cookbook sure to help preservers and bakers expand their repertoires and try something new.


The Lighter Step-By-Step Instant Pot Cookbook

A handy resource that will most likely be as popular as Eisner’s previous books; this one has something for everyone.

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean; 125 Simple Weeknight Recipes from the World’s Healthiest Cuisine

Milk Street’s winning formula for creating maximum flavor, balanced with weeknight convenience, shines here, and fans of Tuesday Nights will eagerly embrace this new collection. Highly recommended for all libraries.


Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes To Repeat

This resource offers a range of recipes centered around animal proteins and complementary sides. With its DIY approach to culinary expertise, this is a great starting point for home cooks wanting to develop flavor and technique.

It’s Always Freezer Season: How To Freeze Like a Chef with 100 Make-Ahead Recipes

This fabulous cookbook will make readers seriously rethink what they store in their freezers so they can assemble restaurant-quality meals quickly and easily. Recommended for anyone with freezer space.

Finding Freedom: A Cook’s Story; Remaking a Life from Scratch

Openly sharing insight on overcoming difficult family dynamics and on struggling with addiction, French has written a standout chef memoir that will have readers turning the pages.

Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus

Another must-have collection from Khan that will transport home cooks to the region and warmly guide them along as they recreate her comforting meals.

Why We Cook: Women on Food, Identity, and Connection

The range of voices shine a light on racial diversity in the culinary world in this visually evocative, comforting book. Easy to dive into at any point when seeking inspiration or a sense of community through food and cooking, this book is a good conversation starter.

Mother Grains: Recipes for the Grain Revolution

Jullapat’s conversational approach and winning recipes will draw in aspiring bakers and inspire existing ones..

Wild Sweetness: Recipes Inspired by Nature

Ho’s poetic writing will spark the interest of bakers looking to incorporate more fruits and herbs into their treats.

My Shanghai: Recipes and Stories from a City on the Water

Photography of both the food and region is gorgeous and another way to travel without leaving home, and the clear recipes in this rich collection will delight home cooks looking to explore flavors and cooking styles.

The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico’s Culinary Capital

A rich resource showcasing Oaxacan cuisine that will have readers coming back for the shared stories.

Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food

Rewarding for home cooks seeking a unique technical challenge and readers looking for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Chinese American cuisine. The dessert chapter, with recipes and narrative by Mister Jiu’s pastry chef Melissa Chou, is a particular highlight.

At Home in the Kitchen: Simple Recipes from a Chef’s Night Off

An approachable collection featuring plenty of suggestions for advice and inspiration. Cooks of all levels will find something to savor.

Rice: A Savor the South® Cookbook

Another excellent addition to the “Savor the South” cookbook series that will appeal to fans of Southern cooking, and anyone looking for new takes on a common ingredient.

Cook Real Hawai’i

With an emphasis on everyday meals over specialty dishes, the majority of the recipes are practical and feature ingredients that are easy to source. Great for home cooks wanting to explore Hawaiian cuisine at home, or those wanting to try new flavors and enhance their repertoire of fusion-inspired dishes.

Mango and Peppercorns: A Memoir of Food, an Unlikely Family, and the American Dream

A unique contribution to culinary literature that would be a great addition to a collection of food memoirs, but may not stand out to readers looking for recipes alone.

The Arabesque Table: Contemporary Recipes from the Arab World

Recommended for home cooks who will marvel at the historical and cultural connections Kassis points out as they prepare her unintimidating, forward-thinking recipes.


Good Housekeeping Easy Meal Prep: The Ultimate Playbook for Make-Ahead Meals

Complete with meal plans, this is a practical resource offering advice and suggestions for mealtime variety. An ideal complement to Good Housekeeping Cookbook: 1,200 Triple-Tested Recipes by Susan Westmoreland.

Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last

A sure bet for whiskey enthusiasts (novices could pair it with Eddie Ludlow’s Whiskey: A Tasting Course), this highly recommended biography has broad appeal for its heartwarming insights on the importance of family.

The Tahini Table: Go Beyond Hummus with 100 Recipes for Every Meal

The photos in the book beautifully showcase the recipes, through which Zitelman has accomplished her goal to make cooking with tahini more accessible for all home cooks. A must-have resource.

American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage

Much like an atlas of wine, this detailed study gives cider its due as a complex sophisticated beverage, affected as much by terroir and apple varietals as a French Burgundy or a California Chardonnay. The focus on regional distinctions provides insight and discernment for a product regaining popularity throughout the United States.

Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

This fun collection will appeal to all home cooks looking for creative takes on modern cuisine with a Jew-ish flair, and anyone with a sense of humor.

Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks

Clark has created a welcoming beginner’s resource that will allow budding home cooks to find joy in the kitchen.

Sweet Laurel Savory: Everyday Decadence for Whole-Food, Grain-Free Meals

This cookbook will become an essential resource for those with food sensitivities, and it will also interest anyone who simply enjoys a good meal.

Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food

Turshen writes from a home cook’s perspective, and her fourth solo cookbook offers relaxed comfort food with a slew of creative, contemporary twists. Reach for this book when you want simple dishes, global flavors, and a stress-free vibe.

Hot for Food All Day: Easy Recipes to Level Up Your Vegan Meals

Toyota makes it easy to add a fresh twist to vegan meals. Whether you’re fully plant-based or adding plant-based options to your diet, there’s a recipe for every occasion. Perfect for anyone interested in vegan cooking.

The Chicken Bible: Say Goodbye to Boring Chicken with 500 Recipes for Easy Dinners, Braises, Wings, Stir-Fries, and So Much More

A beautifully photographed addition to the family of America’s Test Kitchen books that will draw in cooks of all levels.

Food Between Friends

An effervescent, accessible cookbook bolstered by a joyful friendship. Fans of comedy-infused cookbooks and festive, lighthearted cooking will enjoy these creative meals.


Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives

Great for home cooks who want to reduce waste and streamline effort. Plenty of family and budget-friendly options, British classics, and recipes that work for meal prep.


Even Better Brownies: 50 Standout Bar Recipes for Every Occasion

An impressive cookbook with unique recipes that are perfect for all bakers.

Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day

With humor and candor, Scott brings readers into his home and invites them to stay a while. A standout collection for fans of BBQ.


Plant-Based Gourmet

Cooking ideas for herbivores abound in this handy resource, and as this subject is growing in popularity, public libraries will want to acquire this varied and interesting volume to expand their vegan cookbook collection.

Xi’an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York’s Favorite Noodle Shop

While challenging for beginning cooks, this enjoyable and readable offering features clear instructions and inspiring recipes that are well within the reach of the home kitchen. Wang’s DIY ethos makes the hard work fun.

The Farmer’s Daughter Bakes: Cakes, Pies, Crisps and More for Every Fruit on the Farm

The recipes here are simple enough to turn even the most reluctant baker into a creator of beautiful and delicious desserts with fresh fruits. An essential guide with a personal touch.

Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook

The latest by Ripert will appeal to anyone who wants to explore vegetarian options, or who simply wants to expand their repertoire of classic dishes.

Easy Beans: Simple, Satisfying Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet

Full of creative approaches to common ingredients, this book is a standout.

The Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs

An enjoyable look into different cultures via memorable recipes.

The Magnolia Bakery Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Home Baker

A good selection for home bakers of all levels looking for something sweet.

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