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Sobremesa: Easy Mexican Recipes for Every Day

Villasuso’s cookbook debut is thoughtful and thorough; it’s both a love letter to the culture and flavors of the author’s homeland and a creative venture into Mexican cooking.

Sian’s Kitchen: Caribbean Comfort Cooking

Recommended for extensive collections looking to introduce Caribbean culture and food.

The Ultimate Meal Planning for One Cookbook: 100+ Easy, Affordable, and Low-Waste (High-Taste!) Recipes Made Just for You

Helpful for readers trying to plan meals for one without being overwhelmed by leftovers.

Mediterra: Recipes from the Islands and Shores of the Mediterranean

A lush and delicious journey through the flavors and countries of the Mediterranean; great for adventurous cooks looking to delve into a new regional cuisine.

The Salad Lab: Whisk, Toss, Enjoy! Recipes for Making Fabulous Salads Every Day

Recommended for larger collections, especially where readers are looking for a fun, accessible way to add more salad into their lives.

The Curated Board: Inspired Platters & Spreads for Any Occasion

Good for hosts at every level, this is a wonderful debut effort offering guidance on creating appealing boards.

Grillo’s Presents Pickled: 100 Pickle-Centric Recipes To Change Your Life

To some extent, the book feels like a novelty, but it makes a fun addition to most collections. Readers who love pickles and want to expand their home cooking repertoires will find this an enjoyable and useful book.

The Garlic Companion: Recipes, Crafts, Preservation Techniques, and Simple Ways To Grow Your Own

Easy-to-understand recipes and directions with color photographs help make this a highly accessible and critical volume for fans of garlic.

Southern Get-Togethers: A Guide to Hosting Unforgettable Gatherings

A perfect guide for planning gatherings of any size; great for any collection.

The Levantine Vegetarian: Recipes from the Middle East

Hage offers amazing dishes (including many vegan options) that readers will be able to either incorporate into their daily menus or put together to create elaborate Levantine feasts.

The Hostess Handbook: A Modern Guide to Entertaining

A great choice for both new and experienced party hosts.

Gathering Boards: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie Spreads for Easy and Memorable Entertaining

Colorful pictures successfully enhance Tuthill’s breezy, inspiring text for this book full of charcuterie board ideas.

Homemade-ish: Recipes and Cooking Tips That Keep It Real

A must-purchase cookbook with a variety of quick and flavorful recipes.

The Wanderlust Creamery Presents: The World of Ice Cream

Whether she’s recreating her family memories, exploring complex flavors, or adding her own twist to American classics, Borlongan knows how to sweeten the familiar while decolonizing the ice cream machine, one cone at a time.

A Whisper of Cardamom: 80 Sweetly Spiced Recipes To Fall in Love With

This is an excellent book for readers interested in expanding their understanding of how spices can be used to flavor and complement a variety of foods, as well as for budding chefs with an adventurous sweet tooth.

Fruitful: Sweet and Savoury Fruit Recipes Inspired by Farms, Orchards and Gardens

This is a great guide for gardeners with a bounty of fruit and for home cooks looking to mix it up with both classic and creative fruit recipes.

Sprout & Co Saladology: Fresh Ideas for Delicious Salads

In his first cookbook, Kirwan dishes up a bountiful harvest with options that are plant-forward, along with hearty meat-centered salads, with just the right balance of classics thrown in to feed people’s need for daily greens while also inspiring them to view salads as canvases for artistic explorations of flavors, colors, and textures.

The Complete Cheese Pairing Cookbook

A wonderful volume that will appeal to all cheese lovers.

Greekish: Everyday Recipes with Greek Roots

With tantalizing photos, vegetarian and gluten-free options for most dishes, and kid-tested recipes, there is something here for everyone to savor.

Asian Vegetables: A Cook’s Bible

Ideal for culinary collections focused on encyclopedic knowledge.

Cucina del Veneto: Delicious Recipes from Venice and Northeast Italy

Cooks hungry for a genuine taste of Venetian cuisine from cicchetti to dolci (and who don’t mind having to source some Italian-specific ingredients such as Italian 00 flour) will find this an excellent, elegantly written introduction to the subject.

Dăc Biêt: An Extra-Special Vietnamese Cookbook

Nguyen’s delicious efforts to bring her unique cuisine and personal style to print will be a hit with fans and newbies alike.

Food Is Love: Plant-Based, Indian-Inspired Recipes To Feel Joy and Connection

For beginner to experienced cooks, this excellently presented volume will have wide appeal to all types of palates.

Misarana: Classic Dishes Reimagined with the Flavours of India

Though some of the dishes are fairly complicated and involve some preparation, there are enough shortcuts (ready-made pastry, for example) and straightforward meals to make this inventive, flavorful guide one that most cooks will be able to follow and enjoy.

Salty, Cheesy, Herby, Crispy Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy, Savory Recipes for 24/7 Deliciousness

From yummy new options for easy, quick snack dinners to scrumptious choices that will help readers up their charcuterie board game, Sheehan’s book has got home cooks covered. In fact, the only challenge cooks will face once they get their oven mitts on Sheehan’s marvelously inventive, tasty treat of a cookbook will be deciding where to start.

Ithaca Farmers Market: A Seasonal Guide and Cookbook Celebrating the Market’s First 50 Years

These delicious and mostly easy-to-make recipes offer something for every palate, from vegetarian to meat-eater. Readers don’t have to live in Ithaca to enjoy this delightful book. CSA or food coop members and readers who frequent farmers markets can use this handy resource to find cooking ideas.

The Cycling Chef On the Go: Ride Day Recipes To Fuel Up, Replenish and Restore

With its up-front advice, easy options, and performance-focused recipes, the latest from Murchison (The Cycling Chef: Recipes for Getting Lean and Fuelling the Machine) will share podium space on athletes’ shelves with books such as The Feed Zone Cookbook by Biju Thomas and Allen Lim and Run Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan and Elyse Kopecky.

New Camp Cookbook on the Trail: Easy-To-Pack Meals, Cocktails, and Snacks for Your Next Adventure

This useful, fun, well-designed book is a find; put it on display with hiking books and watch it fly off the shelf.


In the Land of Ninkasi: A History of Beer in Ancient Mesopotamia

Recommended for beer aficionados and for readers looking for an introduction to an ancient culture.

What’s Gaby Cooking: Grilling All the Things

Dalkin’s latest book, with clear and creative recipes, is playful in tone.

The Bartender’s Pantry: A Beverage Handbook for the Universal Bar

Bartending professionals will find this to be an invaluable resource, but home drink slingers seriously intent on upping their cocktail-mixing game might enjoy it as well.

Latin-ish: More Than 100 Recipes Celebrating American Latino Cuisines

A superb, marvelously informative introduction to Latine cooking and cuisine in the U.S., enriched with intriguing snippets of Salazar’s heritage and culinary journeys.

Anna Haugh’s Irish Kitchen: Modern Home Cooking with Irish Heart

A well-rounded entry into global cuisine that home cooks will embrace. A winner for all collections.

The Curious Cocktail Cabinet: 100 Recipes for Remarkable Gin Cocktails

An enormously helpful guide on how to assemble creative cocktails for the next happy hour.

Big Heart Little Stove: Bringing Home Meals & Moments from the Lost Kitchen

This delightful audio cookbook is a must-listen for foodies everywhere.

Food To Die For: Recipes and Stories from America’s Most Legendary Haunted Places

This niche cookbook will be of great interest to a specific group of readers and cooks, paranormal activity aficionados and fans of ghostly legends in particular.

Dinner Tonight: Simple Meals Full of Mediterranean Flavor

Berg delivers on her promise of maximum flavor and minimum fuss with a wonderful assortment of delicious dishes that easily answer the question of what to serve for dinner tonight.

Amrikan: 125 Recipes from the Indian American Diaspora

Even with other terrific guides on the subject, such as Priya Krishna’s Indian-ish (which is cited in Shah’s bibliography), cooks will not be able to resist this vivaciously written and vibrantly packaged paean to Indian American culinary mashups.

What To Cook When You Don’t Feel like Cooking

Highly approachable and friendly to all skill levels, this book fits the bill for anyone who hesitates to prepare meals; a must-have for time-constrained cooks. Essential for every collection.

AfriCali: Recipes from My Jikoni

Moju delivers a culinary journey that is infused with personality and flavor, designed for modern home chefs looking for kitchen inspiration.

Pretty Simple Cocktails: Margaritas, Mocktails, Spritzes, and More for Every Mood and Occasion

Those interested in cocktails, regardless of skill level, will return to this book time and again for inspiration, ideas, and guidance.

Baking in the American South: 200 Recipes and Their Untold Stories (A Definitive Guide to Southern Baking)

Even with other outstanding guides on the subject, like Kelly Fields’s The Good Book of Southern Baking and Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Cooking, Byrn’s wise, winning, and wonderful doorstop dive into the recipes and stories that make up the heart and soul of Southern baking is essential.

The Bean Book: 100 Recipes for Cooking with All Kinds of Beans, from the Rancho Gordo Kitchen

Authoritative, welcoming, and wide-ranging, this is a key title for all collections.

Mushroom Gastronomy: The Art of Cooking with Mushrooms

Fungi fanciers new and old have an excellent guide to the wonderful world of mushroom cookery.


Preppy Kitchen Super Easy: 100 Simple and Versatile Recipes

An attractive and practical resource for everyday cooks, but it might be slightly out of reach for newer cooks and those on a budget.

Big Night: Dinners, Parties & Dinner Parties

Modern, playful, and extremely pragmatic, this collection on entertaining will breathe life into dinner parties.

One Bake, Two Ways: Fifty Bakes with an All-Plant Option Every Time

Following in the footsteps of Great British Bake Off alums Edd Kimber, Nadiya Hussain, and James Morton, Bhogal’s first cookbook delivers the stuff from which sweet baking dreams are made.

The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook: 125 Recipes Enhanced with Mediterranean Flavors

Aptly demonstrated by the millions of views the author gets on her social media platforms, there is a definite appetite for Jawad’s whole foods–centric brand of Midwest-meets-Mediterranean dishes.

Japanese Style Plant-Based Cooking: Amazing Vegan Recipes from Japan’s Leading Macrobiotic Chef and Food Writer

A fresh and unique addition to vegan cooking collections.

Dolci!: American Baking with an Italian Accent

This inventive, inspiring, and sweetly indulgent cookbook will earn its own well-deserved spot in bakers’ kitchens, alongside Nick Malgieri’s Great Italian Desserts, Silver Spoon Kitchen’s The Italian Bakery, and Gina DePalma’s Dolce Italiano.


Bright Cooking: Recipes for the Modern Palate

Anyone interested in committing to a more mindful approach to cooking and eating and who’s willing to put in some time and effort will joyfully embrace Becerra’s dazzling, flavor-punched collection of recipes.

Keep It Zesty: A Celebration of Lebanese Flavors & Culture from Edy’s Grocer

Written with a wonderful sense of humor and a great deal of heart, this cookbook debut is a first-rate introduction to the vibrant and appetizing world of Lebanese cuisine.

Kismet: Bright, Fresh, Vegetable-Loving Recipes

This bright and fun collection is just in time for spring, the opening of farmers markets, and planting of gardens and will become a go-to for folks looking for fresh vibrant veggie recipes.

The Feel Good Foodie Cookbook: 125 Recipes Enhanced with Mediterranean Flavors

Aptly demonstrated by the millions of views the author gets on her social media platforms, there is a definite appetite for Jawad’s healthy brand of Midwest meets Mediterranean style dishes.

Kowbird: Amazing Chicken Recipes from Chef Matt Horn’s Restaurant and Home Kitchen

Horn raises the humble chicken to its rightful place in the history of Southern cooking and at dinner tables with this collection of diverse and delicious recipes.

Homestyle Kitchen: Fresh and Timeless Comfort Food for Sharing

Reminiscent of an old-school church cookbook that features a little bit of everything, this beginner-friendly collection is best suited for home cooks looking for no-fuss, no-frills food.

Carbivore: 130 Healthy Recipes To Stop Fearing Carbs and Embrace the Comfort Foods You Love

Will satisfy readers looking for ways to enjoy foods such as upside-down cake and socca without experiencing a sugar spike.

The Authentic Ukrainian Kitchen: Recipes from a Native Chef

Klopotenko’s passion for and pride in Ukrainian cuisine shine brightly in this insightful, illuminating cookbook, making it an outstanding introduction to the food and culture of this brave country.

The Lavender Companion: Enjoy the Aroma, Flavor, and Health Benefits of This Classic Herb

Providing over 40 recipes with accompanying gorgeous photographs, this is a valuable addition to collections.

Perfectly Simple Ice Cream: 100 Recipes Anyone Can Make

You’ll scream, I’ll scream, we’ll all scream for the yummy ice cream treats offered up in this perfectly executed cookbook, which makes a superb culinary complement to The Perfect Scoop, by another Chez Panisse pastry alum, David Lebovitz’s

The Vibrant Hong Kong Table: 88 Iconic Vegan Recipes from Dim Sum to Late-Night Snacks

Wonderfully designed and illustrated, this is a delightful culinary tour, offering creative vegan twists on traditional Hong Kong foods that readers will be excited to devour.

Forbidden Cocktails: Libations Inspired by the World of Pre-Code Hollywood

A unique addition to the bar carts of cinephiles and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Film and cocktail enthusiasts looking for more inspiration may also enjoy Eddie Muller’s Noir Bar: Cocktails Inspired by the World of Film Noir.

Rebel School of Wine: A Visual Guide to Drinking with Confidence

Everything beginning wine rebels need to learn about the basics and to get started finding wines they love and enjoy.

Kindred Spirits: Cocktails for Two

This book is playful, reflective, and unintimidating, just like the perfect date, and cocktail enthusiasts will enjoy the tasty drink recipes while admiring the beautiful beverage photography.

Le Sud: Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Best for experienced cooks and libraries with extensive cookbook collections.

Clueless: The Official Cookbook

A solid cookbook with a lot of ’90s nostalgia.

Sesame, Soy, Spice: 90 Asian-ish Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes To Reconnect, Root, and Restore

This is a wide-ranging and clearly written foray into the world of Asian-influenced vegan cuisine. An excellent addition for readers interested in plant-based meals.

Cook Simply, Live Fully: Flexible, Flavorful Recipes for Any Mood

Newly minted and old-hand cooks alike will find Fahr’s joy in cooking and life to be both infectious and inspiring.

BBQ Pit Boys Book of Real Guuud Barbecue

Fans of the BBQ Pit Boys’ videos, as well as grillers interested in trying out new techniques for classic favorites, will find plenty to chew on.

Bohème Cooking: French Vegetarian Recipes

Solomon’s easy and relaxed approach to vegetarian cooking and her stylishly formatted recipes make this a first-rate guide for U.S. cooks looking to give their vegetable dishes a bit of French je ne sais quoi.

Pizza Night: Deliciously Doable Recipes for Pizza and Salad

Stafford turns Friday pizza night into a culinary adventure with fresh ingredients, unique flavors, and endless combinations for menu fun.

Sip Me, Baby, One More Time: Cocktails Inspired by Pop Music’s Iconic Women

Swifties in particular will want to take note, but so will other readers looking for a few fun drinks.

Mad Love: Big Flavors Made To Share, from South Asia to the West Indies

Cooks of all skill levels will enjoy trying the bold flavors and reading about Rajkumar’s love for his family and Guyanese Indian roots.

Italian Coastal: Recipes and Stories from Where the Land Meets the Sea

Libraries with robust cookbook and lifestyle collections will want to consider this book. Readers who want to delve into regional Italian cooking will enjoy.

A-Gong’s Table: Vegan Recipes from a Taiwanese Home

A rich achievement that should be a part of all library collections. It might not be a book everyone cooks from, but it will be one everyone learns from.


Home chefs will enjoy taking the journey from Buddhist temples to Michelin-starred kitchens, along with the recipes that explore the playful energy of fusion cooking and the essentials of Korean culinary traditions.

The Sea Lover’s Cookbook: Recipes for Memorable Meals on or near the Water

Good for libraries with robust cookbook collections.

Slow Noodles: A Cambodian Memoir of Love, Loss, and Family Recipes

A stunning memoir, spiced with delectable and occasionally devastating recipes. This is unmissable.

If You Can’t Take the Heat: Tales of Food, Feminism, and Fury

A wry look at feminism via food. Recommended for general readers.

The Lost Supper: Searching for the Future of Food in the Flavors of the Past

Although the audio presentation is somewhat uneven, Grescoe’s message that the world is bettered by eating adventurously and well will delight listeners interested in sustainability.

Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food

A sumptuous exploration of Chinese food and cooking that might make listeners rethink their attitudes toward China’s cuisine.

The Dish: The Lives and Labor Behind One Plate of Food

A captivating listen for foodies, restaurant professionals, and restaurant hopefuls.

Endangered Eating: America’s Vanishing Foods

An engaging food history and travelogue that will appeal to foodies, conservationists, and historians.

Zao Fan: Breakfast of China

Ambitious home cooks and armchair travelers alike will appreciate the insight and information Zee provides about the Chinese take on the most important meal of the day.

Milk Street 365: The All-Purpose Cookbook for Every Day of the Year

Both newbie cooks and old hands in the kitchen will want a copy of this smartly written cookbook that delivers a year’s worth of delicious dishes and invaluable culinary insight.

Indulge: Delicious and Decadent Dishes To Enjoy and Share

Few home cooks will be able to resist indulging in Bertinelli’s latest book, which exhibits the same non-cheffy, warm, welcoming approach to cooking found in Ina Garten’s and Rachael Ray’s equally popular cookbooks.

PlantYou Scrappy Cooking: 140+ Plant-Based Zero-Waste Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet

The message is important, and well delivered, but Bodrug has also created a cookbook vegans will treasure for the wealth of “I can make this; I am going to make that!” recipes that are sure to become standards.

Barons: Money, Power, and the Corruption of America’s Food Industry

For readers with a serious interest in public policy and food production.

Gennaro’s Verdure: Over 80 Vibrant Italian Vegetable Dishes

Even with the bumper crop of excellent plant-based cookbooks available like Nick Sharma’s Veg-Table, readers will want to consider making room for this exuberant, enthusiastic guide to cooking vegetables with a bit of Italian flair.

Stuzzichini: The Art of the Italian Snack

While Anna Francese Gass’s excellent Italian Snacking covers some of the same culinary ground, cooks interested in fully exploring the wonderful world of Italian snacks will find Ferrari’s engagingly written and immensely informative guide irresistible.

Seriously, So Good: Simple Recipes for a Balanced Life

Mouth-watering photos and easy instructions make Stanton’s cookbook debut perfect for new or experienced home cooks and people who love to entertain.

Nosh: Plant-Forward Recipes Celebrating Modern Jewish Cuisine

This may find its audience with those seeking to create inclusive meals that will appeal to a variety of eaters, specifically those with certain food allergies or otherwise special diets.

Classic French Recipes

An excellent, encouraging introduction to French home cooking by an author who combines the best culinary qualities of Gallic versions of Irma Rombauer and Fannie Farmer, with just a dash of Ratatouille’s beloved Chef Gusteau.

My Life in Recipes: Food, Family, and Memories

For those seeking a healthy mix of typical yet well-executed European-Jewish dishes, paired with less familiar while still intriguing options, this will be a sure hit.

Sugar Taco at Home: Plant-Based Mexican Recipes from Our L.A. Restaurant

A true reflection of the Sugar Taco brand provides the home chef with conscientious, earth-friendly, and delicious vegan Mexican food.

Roots, Heart, Soul: The Story, Celebration, and Recipes of Afro Cuisine in America

Richards delves into the foodways of his ancestors and, in doing so, highlights the Afro-diaspora and its delicious culinary heritage in the U.S. and beyond.

Sam the Cooking Guy and the Holy Grill: Easy & Delicious Recipes for Outdoor Grilling & Smoking

Even among other excellent guides, like How To Grill Everything by Mark Bittman and Smokin’ Hot in the South by Melissa Cookston, Zien’s exuberantly written cookbook will encourage readers to let out their inner caveperson and throw something tasty on the barbie.

Wild Sugar: Seasonal Sweet Treats Inspired by the Mountain West

Bakers with some experience in the kitchen, especially fans of the Pioneer Woman brand of cookbooks, will find both culinary and philosophical inspiration in this sweet debut.

Snoop Dogg Presents Goon with the Spoon

Snoop’s many fans will appreciate his latest recipe collection, but it’s also great for any home cook interested in preparing distinctive appetizers, cocktails, and main dishes.

French from the Market

A chicly styled, easily accessible guide to French home cooking.

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