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BUDMO! Recipes from a Ukrainian Kitchen

This timely cookbook is strongly recommended and provides a balance of the cultural history of Ukraine and Eastern Europe with the warmth and love found in Voloshyna’s delicious recipes.

Home Is Where the Eggs Are

If patrons are not already a fan of Yeh’s cheerful culinary brand of pun-enriched and sprinkle-championing cooking, this charming paean to joys of farmhouse food and the bucolic life will win them over.

Soup Broth Bread: 120 Vibrant and Heartwarming Recipes

Allen has tapped into the hearts of many with the practicality of her latest book combining recipes for stellar meals. This will find many fans this fall and for seasons to come.

Very Good Salads: Middle-Eastern Salads and Plates for Sharing

This effervescent collection of salads and vegetable dishes offers plenty of inspiration for family dinners and casual entertaining. Expect reader interest.

Everyday Cake: 45 Simple Recipes for Layer, Bundt, Loaf, and Sheet Cakes

Library patrons will love this cookbook for its “just right” size and content.

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work

Hussain puts her own spin on baking in this collection of appetizing recipes that showcases her infectious joy for food and penchant for playing with flavors.

Prep And Rally: An Hour of Prep, a Week of Delicious Meals

Look for this to become a perennial favorite for any cook looking to simplify meal planning and prep with delish results.

Five Marys Family Style: Recipes and Traditions from the Ranch

Tell patrons to pack their bags and load their wagons. They’ll be raring to move to a ranch after reading this charmer.

Enebla: Recipes from an Ethiopian Kitchen

An approachable and personal compendium, that, while slightly dated in design, is recommended for public libraries with strong food-focused communities.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition

Rich visuals, history, stories, and recipes make this the go-to cookbook for vegan Chinese cooking and will likely become a favorite for all levels of cooks and vegetarians.

Northern Soul: Southern-Inspired Home Cooking from a Northern Kitchen

Sutherland proves that the diaspora of soul food to the Midwest has only added to the comfort, flavor, and love it represents. Readers looking for delicious recipes and inspiration in the kitchen will want to dig in.

Down and Out in Paradise: The Life of Anthony Bourdain

Leerhsen’s page-turner provides a well-rounded portrait of Bourdain, acknowledging his many faults as well as his empathy, work ethic, and creativity.

Chocolate: A Cultural Encycolpedia

This well-researched work provides a useful discussion of the historical, cultural, and commercial aspects of chocolate.

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook: Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery

This new selection from an award-winning bakery is recommended for all public libraries.

The Gracias Madre Cookbook: Bright, Plant-Based Recipes from Our Mexi-Cali Kitchen

What this cookbook does best is offer a fresh and bright Cali-style vegan spin on Mexican recipes such as watermelon gazpacho, Coconut Madre Tacos, and tiramisu con mezcal, elevating taste and appeal.

Simple Pasta: Pasta Made Easy; Life Made Better

Recommended for its versatility, humor and general deliciousness, this title won’t disappoint pasta lovers looking to learn the craft of Italian cooking or just perk up weeknight meals.

Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew

Twitty wishes to start a conversation where people celebrate their differences and embrace commonalities. By drawing on personal narratives, his own and others’, and exploring different cultures, Twitty’s book offers important insight into the journeys of Black Jews.

I Am from Here: Stories and Recipes from a Southern Chef

Recommended for all who like delicious comfort food, bold flavors, and classics with a distinctive twist.

Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal

Whether hosting a dinner party or a sleepover, readers will find fun recipes and eye-pleasing, and crowd-pleasing, solutions for all their entertaining needs.

Forever Beirut: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Lebanon

Recommended for cookbook readers, armchair travelers, and those looking to learn more about Lebanese cuisine.

Good & Sweet: A New Way To Bake with Naturally Sweet Ingredients

With a growing interest in reducing refined sugar intake, this checks the boxes for bakers ready to make the change.

BAKE: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics

Break out the Hollywood handshake because this book is filled with bakes that will become part of readers’ regular rotations.

Spice Kitchen: Healthy Latin and Caribbean Cuisine

Fox’s fans will love her inaugural effort, and so will library patrons looking to cook with natural ingredients that provide big flavors.

Can You Make That Gluten-Free?

Recommended for libraries with a high demand for gluten-free cookbooks, especially those looking for an entry point into the kitchen.

The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

The authors note that their research was limited by pandemic travel restrictions and the dearth of written sources available in the United States. That said, this is an excellent, approachable resource on Cuban history told through the complexities of a beloved food item. Highly recommended for foodies and history buffs.

Plant-Based India: Nourishing Recipes Rooted in Tradition

Whether readers are looking to introduce plant-based cooking or Indian cuisine into their life, this cookbook will not disappoint with its sensible and alluring design, its practical recipes, and Shukla’s personal touch.

Salads Are More Than Leaves

When summer arrives, this bright, fresh offering will be the first book readers pull from the shelves, but its versatility and big flavors will mean it stays in rotation all year.

What Your Food Ate: How To Heal Our Land and Reclaim Our Health

This fascinating look at how soil health affects the health of plants, livestock, and people will appeal to those interested in regenerative agriculture, the welfare of livestock, soil science, and more.

Make This Tonight: Recipes To Get Dinner on the Table

The book is attractive and will have a huge built-in fan base, but (even for libraries with unlimited cookbook budgets) it’s safe to give this one a pass unless demand warrants.

The Outdoor Table: Recipes for Living and Eating Well

Dust off the outdoor cushions and crank up the umbrella. Readers now have the tools to host a great outdoor get-together that will impress..

Berber&Q on Vegetables: Recipes for Barbecuing, Grilling, Roasting, Smoking, Pickling and Slow-Cooking

Accomplished vegetarian cooks will love the introduction of cultivated flavors and techniques, while other readers will enjoy experimenting with new ways to cook favorite veggies.

Eat Up!: Food, Appetite, and Eating What You Want

A colorful, thoughtful collection that reads like memoir-meets–food science, perfect for foodies and anyone looking to examine their relationship with food and celebrate the joy of eating.

The Coffee Book

In-depth and accessible, this volume will fascinate coffee lovers wanting to learn more about the popular beverage, as well as those interested in learning about coffee varieties, brewing techniques, and recipes.


A well-written book featuring fascinating tidbits, this work goes beyond the basics to appeal to business students and faculty, Starbucks fans, business managers, and entrepreneurs looking for successful insights or strategies.

Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking

A comprehensive, well-executed volume, perfect for bakers of all levels.

The Complete Autumn and Winter Cookbook: 550+ Recipes for Warming Dinners, Holiday Roasts, Seasonal Desserts, Breads, Food Gifts, and More

A thorough guide to all foods warm and cozy, whether readers are planning a festive holiday meal, dinner for two, or a gift swap. A veritable bible of seasonal meal options for weeknight dinners and festival gatherings, and an excellent source of inspiration for menu planning and seasonal shopping.

Big Boards for Families: Healthy, Wholesome Charcuterie Boards and Food Spread Recipes That Bring Everyone Around the Table

With classic charcuterie boards and spreads inspired by dishes around the world, Coughlin provides a broad range of options for group gatherings and other festivities. These boards will see readers through the holidays and beyond.

Small Plates: Over 150 Ideas for Bites and Nibbles

This little book presents a simple concept but packs a punch in terms of the variety of recipes and flavors it includes (Latin American, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Asian, and the list goes on).

Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Festive Plant-Based Meals and Desserts for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Table

While the recipes are intended for holiday menus, this is a source of plant-based inspiration for the whole year.

Sweet Talk Cookies: Creative Designs for Birthdays, Holidays, and Every Day

This collection is one of the most thorough introductions to cookie decorating in print, with detailed instructions and visuals that can only be beat by a video tutorial.

Holiday Cocktails: Over 100 Simple Cocktails To Celebrate the Season

If readers are looking to serve Christmas in a glass, this book will have the perfect cocktail. Cool spritzes, hot toddies, coffee drinks, punches, and a solid selection of standards make this title worth consulting when stocking the holiday bar.

Everyday Entertaining: 110+ Recipes for Going All Out When You’re Staying In

Perfect for home cooks who live on their own and are ready to entertain. This book has a little of everything and is an excellent starting point to plan a small gathering, seek inspiration for a holiday menu, or enjoy a cozy night in.

Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries

Cho offers an authoritative and delectable treasure trove of recipes for Chinese bakery treats, which generally get little attention in American cookbooks. Highly recommended for all home bakers and anyone who enjoys Chinese food.

Celebrate with Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes To Make Every Occasion Joyful

Kim-Joy’s latest collection of whimsical, brightly colored treats is her most charming and accessible yet, sure to appeal to enthusiastic home bakers and devotees of her signature aesthetic.

Taste: My Life Through Food

A no-brainer for fans of Tucci or those interested in food memoirs; this heartfelt account will also appeal to anyone interested in Italian home cooking.

Burnt Toast and Other Disasters: A Book of Heroic Hacks, Fabulous Fixes, and Secret Sauces

Fun, easy-to-make recipes for the “burnt out” home cook.

The Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat

Rosenstrach knows how to craft an excellent cookbook: recipes are beautifully photographed; instructions are clear; and options for ingredients allow for flexibility. This already best-selling volume will draw in Rosenstrach’s existing fans and find new ones.

Lemon, Love & Olive Oil

This is an interesting resource full of unique dishes. Home cooks who want to add some Greek flair to their cooking and libraries looking to complement other Greek cookbooks in their collection will find plenty of inspiration.

Plant and Planet: Sustainable and Delicious Vegetarian Cooking for Real People

More about general sustainable eating than it is about specific recipes. A practical work focused on ways to eliminate waste, and shop and cook responsibly while still eating delicious food.

Cookies: The New Classics

Szewczyk’s latest cookbook will have broad appeal for those who want to move beyond the same basic cookie recipes.

The Cookie Bible

A worthy addition to the Beranbaum baking oeuvre and a sure-fire hit for bakers of all abilities who love a well-done classic cookie.

Ready, Set, Cook: How To Make Good Food with What’s on Hand (No Fancy Skills, Fancy Equipment, or Fancy Budget Required)

While the book lacks instructions for measurement conversion, Perry’s approachable guidance and beautiful photographs offer enough basic info to be of interest to beginner cooks.

The Quick Fix Kitchen: Easy Recipes and Time-Saving Tips for a Healthier, Stress-Free Life

Mowry describes this latest as a “cooking companion”; cooks who are establishing their own households will find it particularly helpful. Mowry adds an encouraging, relatable voice to the subject area and has an established audience of readers and viewers.

Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration To Bake Your Way to the Top

With treats for bakers of all levels, this warm-hearted collection will find a welcome place on baker’s shelves.

Girly Drinks: A World History of Women and Alcohol

A unique, entertaining resource to bolster culinary and women’s studies collections.


Workhorse: My Sublime and Absurd Years in New York City’s Restaurant Scene

Reed’s down-to-earth memoir is a wistful insider’s view of working in a high-powered restaurant job in New York. It will be popular among foodies and fans of business histories.

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer

An ideal introduction to Ottolenghi’s culinary efforts; home cooks are guaranteed to discover several new go-to recipes for casual snacking, entertaining, and weeknight dinners.

You Had Me at Pet-Nat: A Natural Wine-Soaked Memoir

A romantic, entertaining memoir of self-discovery. Fans of culinary and travel memoirs will be entertained.


Mumbai Modern: Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by Indian Roots and California Cuisine

For home cooks looking to get started recreating innovative Indian and Indian-American-fusion dishes, this accessible collection will set them well on their way.


The King Arthur Baking Company Essential Cookie Companion

This comprehensive handbook includes all the best advice, guidance, and tried-and-true recipes most home bakers will ever need; an essential addition to any collection serving enthusiastic cookie bakers.


Once Upon a Chef: Weeknight/Weekend

A recommended purchase for public libraries. Personal anecdotes will delight Segal’s followers, and will draw in others new to her cooking.

How To Sous Vide: Easy, Delicious Perfection Any Night of the Week; 100+ Simple, Irresistible Recipes

Sharing his enthusiasm in an approachable style, Shumski’s take on sous vide should get any cook excited to try the technique.

How To Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations

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

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.

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.

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.

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