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The Migrant Chef: The Life and Times of Lalo García

Tillman’s spellbinding story of this extraordinary chef and his journey is not to be missed. For fans of uplifting biographies highlighting food, culture, and history.

Diner: Day for Night

A fond homage to an iconic restaurant and the creative team behind it.

Veg-Table: Recipes, Techniques, and Plant Science for Big-Flavored, Vegetable-Focused Meals

Offering new takes on a wide variety of vegetable dishes, this cookbook is recommended for vegetarian and international collections.

How To Forage for Wild Foods Without Dying: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Identifying 40 Edible Wild Plants

This handsome book has real utility as a field companion for safe, wild plant hunts.

The Complete Book of French Cooking: Classic Recipes and Techniques

While there is the occasional lost-in-culinary-translation moment (French cheese straws are nothing like their American or British appetizer equivalent), this exhaustive, authoritative guide to classic French cuisine is an excellent starting point for anyone hoping to master the art of French cooking.

Maman and Me: Recipes from Our Iranian American Family

An enjoyable introduction to a family and their recipes, steeped in love, tradition, and tons of delicious food.

Lidia’s from Our Family Table to Yours: More Than 100 Recipes Made with Love for All Occasions

Will appeal to the home cook who entertains or just has a group of hungry people ready to devour delicious food; ideal for readers who want a reason to get together and share food family-style.

Zingerman’s Bakehouse Celebrate Every Day: A Year’s Worth of Favorite Recipes for Festive Occasions, Big and Small

Fans of the bakery will be excited about this latest offering, and bakers will appreciate their delicious takes on seasonal offerings.

The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen

While best for cookbook readers, Wilson’s book provides plenty to learn for all levels of home cooks who have the desire to indulge in the contemplation and wisdom she provides.

Gohan: Everyday Japanese Cooking: Memories and Stories from My Family’s Kitchen

This beautifully designed book will be welcomed by readers looking for authentic Japanese recipes.

The Simple Art of Rice: Recipes from Around the World for the Heart of Your Table

Rich text, illustration, and photography highlight the importance of rice throughout the world and bring those delicious traditions to the home kitchen.

Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook

With the focus just as much on the techniques as the recipes, this cookbook will be invaluable for readers who are getting started cooking. The recipes will motivate them to get in the kitchen, but experienced cooks and bakers will relish the abundance of information and interesting recipes too.

Gatherings: Casual-Fancy Meals To Share

This is as pretty to look at as it is useful to read.

Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs, and Juice: Cocktails from Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks

Tipton-Martin’s dedication to researching African American foodways is unparalleled; paired with her glorious cocktail recipes, this is a perfect mix for the home bar.

Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy: Simple Sweet Desserts for Everyone

Kartes offers a refreshing and relaxed approach that is especially suitable for medium-level bakers. Both the decadent recipes and heartfelt stories about their origins will entice fans of Paula Deen and Taste of Home magazine.

The Chocolate Spoon: Italian Sweets from the Silver Spoon

There is no dearth of excellent works dedicated to chocolate cookery, including Alice Medrich’s groundbreaking Bittersweet and Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible, but this book earns its own well-deserved spot on cookbook shelves in homes and libraries.

Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking

After 30 cookbooks and more than eight decades spent in kitchens both in Europe and the States, Pépin (Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken) proves he still knows how to educate and engage home cooks.

Comfort and Joy: Irresistible Pleasures from a Vegetarian Kitchen

Full of savory vegetarian recipes with an Indian flavor profile that are perfect for flavor-seeking foodies.

Colorful Palate: A Flavorful Journey Through a Mixed American Experience

A heartfelt memoir. The author’s ability to follow his passions and find his place in the world will resonate with many readers, especially those interested in multicultural narratives.

More Is More: Get Loose in the Kitchen

Baz delivers fresh, approachable, and delectable recipes that provide plenty of instruction for beginners and spunky flair and big flavor for all kitchens.

Dinner with the President: Food, Politics, and a History of Breaking Bread at the White House

A delectable listen. Share with listeners interested in food and its intersection with politics and history.

L.A. Son

A deep and delightful chef memoir full of true love for L.A. and its food, charismatically narrated by the author.

Chími Nu’am: Native California Foodways for the Contemporary Kitchen

This cookbook designed to uplift Indigenous California foods will delight foragers, adventurous home cooks, and those looking to connect with Native roots. It’s a valuable addition to library shelves that will connect Native and non-Native Americans to the earth and its abundant gift of ingredients.

Italian Wine: The History, Regions, and Grapes of an Iconic Wine Country

Whether one is traveling to Italy or just to the local wine shop, this guide offers endless resources for choosing and enjoying Italian wines.

The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope

Andrés peels back the curtain and reveals how World Central Kitchen feeds the hungry and displaced around the world and shares the recipes that will also provide comfort in one’s own kitchen.

Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes To Fill Your Heart & Home

Just as practical as it is delectable, this cookbook successfully conveys the author’s love of his family and cooking so that home cooks can bring his passion to their table.

Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More

Perfect for experienced cooks, who will relish Peters’s imaginative takes on classic dishes as well as her inspired original culinary creations, and those new to the kitchen, who will feel empowered by the clear, easy-to-follow format and welcoming tone of the recipes.

Shabbat: Recipes and Rituals from My Table to Yours

Slowing down, breaking bread, and giving thanks are hallmarks of the Shabbat tradition, and here Sussman shares the recipes and beauty for cooks to create their own traditions.

A Guide to Wild Food Foraging: Proper Techniques for Finding and Preparing Nature’s Flavorful Edibles

A wonderfully visual resource containing color photographs to help in identification, useful sidebars, recipes, proper preparation ideas, and information on which plants can be used for medicinal purposes. Best for beginner foragers, campers, or anyone who goes backcountry hiking.

The Great American Recipe Cookbook, Season 2 Edition: 100 Memorable Recipes To Celebrate the Diversity and Flavors of American Food

A surefire hit for the cookbook section that will please both adventurous home cooks and fans of reality cooking shows.

Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes from the Authority on Where To Eat and Why It Matters

A book for true foodies, but one that will be appreciated by anyone looking to elevate their home cooking to restaurant-worthy status.

The Prairie Kitchen Cookbook: 75 Wholesome Heartland Recipes for Every Season

Purchase where the author is popular or comfort-food cookbooks circulate well.

Ramen: 80 Easy Noodle Bowls and Broths

Sano has delivered an introduction to this ever-popular and consistently flexible Japanese dish, with a balance of traditional and distinctive flavors.

Vegan Vietnamese: Vibrant Plant-Based Recipes To Enjoy Every Day

A welcome contribution to the increasing number of global vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, with options that won’t leave meat-eaters longing for that fish sauce flavor.

Coastal Kitchen: Nourishing Seafood Recipes for Everyday Cooking

This is a must-purchase for coastal libraries or those with access to fresh seafood.


Simply Tomato: 100 Recipes for Enjoying Your Favorite Ingredient All Year Long

This cookbook is simply lovely, with tomato-centered recipes to inspire and delight through summer and beyond.

Brilliant Bites: 75 Amazing Small Bites for Any Occasion

This book is an excellent addition to any collection, a standout in a vast sea of snack and charcuterie board cookbooks.

Bao Family Cookbook: Recipes from the Eight Culinary Regions of China

Those interested in cooking Chinese food at home will not be disappointed by this delicious and culturally rich read.

One-Pot Mediterranean: 70+ Simple Recipes for Healthy and Flavorful Weeknight Cooking

Readers and libraries with large cookbook collections will likely find this to be a good addition. The recipes are written clearly, and the techniques are accessible to beginners.

Pasta Every Day: Make It, Shape It, Sauce It, Eat It

A fun, encouraging, and useful cookbook.

Decadent Vegan Cakes: Outstanding Plant-Based Recipes for Layer Cakes, Sheet Cakes, Cupcakes and More

Highly recommended for skilled bakers and plant-based or vegan home cooks in search of showstopper desserts.

Still We Rise: A Love Letter to the Southern Biscuit with Over 70 Sweet and Savory Recipes

Council, creator/ blogger at Southern Soufflé and owner/chef of Bomb Biscuits in Atlanta, makes her debut with a fun-to-read cookbook full of delicious recipes.

Black Rican Vegan: Fire Plant-Based Recipes from a Bronx Kitchen

This unicorn of a vegan cookbook captures the melding of Puerto Rican and U.S. soul food, with a distinct nod to New York City and the memory of family dinners past and present.

The Olive Oil Enthusiast: A Guide from Tree to Table, with Recipes

Readers can become olive oil experts with this comprehensive guide, which clarifies how to identify, taste, and select one of the most common ingredients in the kitchen and how to put it to good use.

The Vegan Bridge: Adding Plant-Based Flair to the Carnivore’s Kitchen

With an extensive overview of vegan ingredients, a discussion of tools and techniques, and helpful illustrations throughout, this cookbook makes plant-based eating sophisticated yet approachable and will be a useful companion for cooks interested in exploring more vegan dishes or creating special-event meals for individuals with multiple dietary restrictions, and for long-time vegetarians seeking out carnivore-friendly feasts to share.

The Vegan Guide to Tokyo: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Plant-Based Eats in Tokyo and Beyond

This guide will likely make readers want to jump on the next flight to Tokyo. A wonderful book to give to travelers, foodies, vegans, and readers interested in learning how different cultures adopt a plant-based diet.

South of Somewhere: Recipes and Stories from My Life in South Africa, South Korea & the American South

Whether perusing for the historical background, mouthwatering recipes, stunning images, or the unique melding of three rich cultures, readers will walk away satisfied.

Made in Taiwan: Recipes and Stories from the Island Nation

A book filled with history and culture, plus recipes as lush and beautiful as the island itself.

Company: The Radically Casual Art of Cooking for Others

There are plenty of options right now for cookbooks about entertaining, but don’t miss out on this distinctive offering, which will make long-lasting impressions on cooks and their guests. Thielen delivers again with warm, encouraging, and delicious menus that will have readers excited to plan their next crowd-pleasing event.

Fitwaffle’s Baked in One: 100 Desserts Using Just One Pan

Newly minted cooks will find this a straightforward and encouraging entry point to the world of baking.

Wholesome Bowls: Food for Mind, Body and Soul

An excellent source of recipes for one-bowl meals made with whole foods that emphasizes clean eating.

For the Love of Cocktails: The Everyday Guide to Delightful Drinks for Anyone, Anytime

Perfect for all public libraries.

Bountiful Cooking: Wholesome Everyday Meals To Nourish You and Your Family

In her first cookbook, nutritionist Achindu, cofounder of Yummy Spoonfuls Organics, shows how little changes can add up to bountiful and healthy gains, all in a beautiful, fresh, and creative guide.

Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen

Koenig’s diligence with details will likely delight home cooks, especially those who keep kosher, armchair travelers, and history buffs looking to explore a lesser-known side of Jewish cuisine.

Plant-Based Delicious: Healthy, Feel-Good Vegan Recipes You’ll Make Again and Again

A beautifully illustrated and mouthwatering compendium to add to any kitchen, although geared more to longtime vegans than to readers simply looking to add more plant-based meals to their diets.

Juices for Total Wellness: Delicious Gut-Healing Recipes To Help You Look and Feel Your Best

An especially helpful guide to juicing and a good addition for any library collection.

Jeremy Pang’s School of Wok: Simple Family Feasts

Readers can skip the restaurant and delve into creating their own feasts with the great techniques and advice that home cooks have come to expect from Pang.

The Fresh-Milled Flour Bread Book: The Complete Guide to Mastering Your Home Mill for Artisan Sourdough, Pizza, Croissants and More

Highly recommended for all beginner and advanced bakers.

The Ark of Taste: Delicious and Distinctive Foods That Define the United States

A distinctive look at heritage food in the U.S. that is packed with information.

Oregon Wine + Food: The Cookbook

This is a strong addition to any cookbook collection but will be most appreciated in the Pacific Northwest, where readers will likely have more access to the highlighted wines.

The Beer Lover’s Guide to Cider: American Ciders for Craft Beer Fans To Explore

Demmon’s first book is a worthwhile resource for anyone interested in expanding their tastes or learning more about the cider industry.

Skinnytaste Simple: Easy, Healthy Recipes with 7 Ingredients or Fewer

A worthwhile addition to any cookbook collection, especially for those looking for simple and nutritional options.

Party Drinks: 62 Nonalcoholic Dirty Sodas, Punches & More To Celebrate!

From the everyday to celebrations, the first book from Sugar and Soul blogger Hubbell will give readers plenty of creative and delicious drink options to suit every taste and occasion.

The Hormone Healing Cookbook: 80+ Recipes To Balance Hormones and Treat Fatigue, Brain Fog, Insomnia, and More

The recipes are plant-forward, and the index includes some references to clinical studies, making it a useful compendium for anyone interested in incorporating more plants into meals. This title is also for readers who are curious about how nutrition might support them as they try to troubleshoot hormonal issues, although many might want to consult with their doctors first.

Love Is a Pink Cake: Irresistible Bakes for Morning, Noon, and Night

Home cooks with some experience with a whisk and spatula will likely be inspired to branch out into new baking adventures by Ptak’s charming, warmly encouraging writing style and methodically laid out recipes.

Yummy Toddler Food: Dinnertime SOS; 100 Sanity-Saving Meals Parents and Kids of All Ages Will Actually Want To Eat

Perfect for parents of young children and library cookbook collections.

Romaine Wasn’t Built in a Day: The Delightful History of Food Language

This deliciously fast-paced nonfiction audio will appeal to foodies, history buffs, and lingua-phile listeners alike.

Fieldwork: A Forager’s Memoir

This memoir detailing Regan’s relationship with her body, her family, and the world around her resonates with sincerity and passion.

Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, Second Edition: Fresh, Flavorful, and Healthy Plant-Based Burgers—Plus Toppings, Sides, Buns, and More

Just in time for the summer BBQ season, this welcome new edition will delight with a diversity of ingredients and flavors that can’t be found in grocery-store veggie burgers.

A Middle Eastern Pantry: Essential Ingredients for Classic and Contemporary Recipes

With plenty for cooks and cookbook readers, Sercarz has delivered a vibrant collection of recipes that lets the reader peek behind the curtain of Middle Eastern cuisine.

Sofreh: A Contemporary Approach to Classic Persian Cuisine

Fans of the restaurant will enjoy learning about Alikhani’s personal journey from home cook in Iran to restauranteur in New York City and will delight in bringing her philosophy home with her authentic recipes.

Egg Rolls & Sweet Tea: Asian Inspired, Southern Style

Keng’s first cookbook is recommended for all libraries, especially those with regional interest.


Flavor Kitchen: Vibrant Recipes with Creative Twists

With charming anecdotes and vibrant photography, this cookbook is a beautiful feast for the eyes that will help cooks create a bountiful feast for their stomachs.

Pomegranates and Artichokes: A Food Journey from Iran to Italy

Rich in images and stories, at once accessible to cooks, and crafted for readers, this is a work to cook from and reflect on. Don’t miss it.

Southern Lights: Easier, Lighter, and Better-for-You Recipes from the South

Give this to readers who enjoy fresh takes on cooking. Recommended for all libraries.

50 Pies, 50 States: An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the United States Through Pie

Whether one bakes from it or merely reads it, Fong’s cookbook debut is a treat and a worthy addition to cooking collections.

A Splash of Soy: Everyday Food from Asia

A recommended resource for those looking to broaden their Asian cooking chops without focusing on a specific cuisine or region.

Perfectly Good Food: A Totally Achievable Zero Waste Approach to Home Cooking

This refreshing guide to zero-waste cooking invites readers to bring what they have to the pot to create unique and flavorful recipes.

Wine Club: A Monthly Guide to Swirling, Sipping, and Pairing with Friends

No need to be intimated by wine tasting, Petrosky delivers a fun and easy introduction that will have friends clamoring to start a wine club in this updated edition of her 2005 book.

Good Catch: A Guide to Sustainable Fish and Seafood with Recipes from the World’s Oceans

One part advocacy, one part travelogue, and one part instruction come together to create a distinctive seafood cookbook that will satisfy palates and readers alike. Recommended for libraries looking to add a robust title with broad appeal to their seafood cookery shelves.

The Flavor Thesaurus: More Flavors; Plant-Led Pairings, Recipes, and Ideas for Cooks

Food lovers will enjoy Segnit’s meander through food memories, recipes, and advice, along with all the practical uses for this flavor reference guide.

The Plant-Powered Plan To Beat Diabetes: A Guide for Prevention and Management

A must-buy for library cookbook collections.

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible: Revised and Updated, with Over 250 New and Classic Recipes

From a baking point of view, this adds some new things, and from a circulation standpoint, this will be a big winner.

The Civilian Conservation Corps Cookbook

Peppered with fascinating tidbits such as Eleanor Roosevelt’s efforts to spearhead a distaff version of the CCC for young women, this book is a tasty treat for anyone interested in how food fueled the United States’ Depression recovery.

Simple French Baking: A Simple French Baking Love Story

A light and inviting cookbook of simple sweets for the French at heart. Recommended for those who follow the Great British Bake Off and to novice to intermediate bakers interested in making elegant desserts at home.

100 Morning Treats: With Muffins, Rolls, Biscuits, Sweet and Savory Breakfast Breads, and More

Kieffer’s last two cookbooks (100 Cookies and Baking for the Holidays) earned critical acclaim and best-seller status, so expect high demand for this title. Although it isn’t as accessible for beginners as those previous titles, experienced baking enthusiasts will find a lot to love.

Raw Dog: The Naked Truth About Hot Dogs

Equal parts meat-processing indictment, travelogue, hot dog history, and odd facts, this book is irreverent, hilarious, entertaining, honest, and, at times, gross. Will fascinate readers interested in hot dogs, road trips, and regional recipes.

Flavor+Us: Cooking for Everyone

Reading this book is a joyous exploration of the world through food and is an essential addition to cookbook collections nationwide.

The Dominican Kitchen: Homestyle Recipes That Celebrate the Flavors, Traditions, and Culture of the Dominican Republic

Mota successfully delivers cuisine and flavors that will evoke nostalgia in many while bringing a distinctive cookbook to library shelves.

Love Japan: Recipes from Our Japanese American Kitchen

A beautifully designed book with fantastic photographs and a mouth-watering array of recipes that serve as a great introduction to Japanese cooking.

Butcher on the Block: Everyday Recipes, Stories, and Inspirations from Your Local Butcher and Beyond

Recommended for carnivores looking for a great read, instruction on butchery, and a diversity of recipes that go beyond grilling.

Tenderheart: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds

Calling all vegetarians and veggie lovers; this is the inspiration you have been looking for.

The Seed Detective: Uncovering the Secret Histories of Remarkable Vegetables

Fascinating for gardeners and ecology-minded readers. May induce a hankering to seek out or grow brown badger peas, Johnson’s Wonderful Longpod beans, and Hanging Lobster tomatoes.

Y’all Eat Yet? Welcome to the Pretty B*tchin’ Kitchen

The simple, straightforward recipes will appeal to beginning cooks, and fans of Lambert will love the pictures and background narrative. A celebrity cookbook definitely worth adding to library collections.

Bread and How To Eat It: A Cookbook

Libraries in communities with beloved local bakeries and gourmet food shops may wish to purchase, but the book’s call for artisanal ingredients and its general distaste for conventional grocery stores will make it less accessible for many readers.

Knead Peace: Bake for Ukraine; Recipes from the World’s Best Bakers in Support of Ukraine

Best for experienced bakers or for diasporic Londoners looking to duplicate goods from their favorite bakeries.

Bake Me a Cat: 50 Purrrfect Recipes for Edible Kitty Cakes, Cookies, and More!

This seriously adorable cookbook is a must-buy for cat-loving bakers.

Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted: A Culinary Adventure with 60 Recipes from Around the Globe

Beautiful photos of landscapes and the food enhance the book, which is sure to be a hit with fans of Ramsay’s television series as well as with cooks looking to branch out into more unfamiliar fare.

Magnificent Meals in a Bowl Cookbook: Healthy, Fast, Easy Recipes with Vegan- and Keto-Friendly Choices

This book contains a wide variety of flavors and combinations, full of relatively quick ideas for light meals throughout the week. Highly recommended for those who do not own the original editions.

Yogurt & Whey: Recipes of an Iranian Immigrant Life

Destined to be an iconic cookbook, this is an essential work.

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