Last year we saw trendy covers devoted to Instant Pot
and hygge recipes, as well as a bunch of instant classics like Alison Roman’s Dining In
(the one where that Insta-famous chocolate chunk cookie
comes from). This year looks like it’s going to be an even better one for the cookbook scene. Chrissy Tiegen’s much awaited sequel to Cravings
won’t arrive until later in the year, but titles by Joanna Gaines and Chloe Coscarelli, and books filled with cocktails, cake, and Keto recipes, will keep you busy in the meantime. These 16 books are the ones we’re most excited to cook from.
Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan by Chloe Coscarelli ($28):
This book is packed with the kind of genuinely exciting vegan recipes that the plant-based chef is famous for. Get ready for dishes like smoky grits and greens and mango-guacamole crunch burgers.
Cake by Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman ($25):
Not only does this cookbook come with a ton of mouthwatering baked good recipes, but it's also full of wall-art-worthy illustrations. With pencil and paper, artist Maira Kalman brings to life the beautiful cakes developed by food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman.
The L.A. Cookbook by Alison Clare Steingold ($40):
If you can't make it out to Los Angeles, you can at least eat its food with the help of this cookbook. In it, you'll find recipes from some of the most beloved bars, restaurants, and bakeries in the city, including Jon and Vinny's, Paloma's Paletas, and more.
A Couple Cooks — Pretty Simple Cooking by Sonja Overhiser ($27):
This book is brought to you by the husband-and-wife cooking team at the beloved healthy food blog, A Couple Cooks
. Mediterranean-style vegetarian recipes will make your mouth water, but that's not all. The book also details the couple's love story, and includes tips for cooking for two.
Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita by Giada De Laurentiis ($35):
This book is full of all the Italian recipes that have inspired and influenced De Laurentiis throughout her cooking career. Recipes include dishes like grilled swordfish with candied lemon salad, kale salsa verde, and other vibrant Italian numbers.
At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson ($35):
Lawson's latest is an ode to the joys of cooking at home. The recipes featured are those that she eats on a day-to-day basis. White miso hummus, polenta fried fish, and chili mint lamb cutlets are just some of the mouthwatering dishes waiting to tempt you.
Eat Happy: 30-Minute Feelgood Food by Melissa Hemsley ($35):
There are a lot of speedy recipes on the internet, but sometimes it's nice to have them all in one place. That's where this book comes in. Every delicious recipe in it takes no more than 30 minutes to make! Ideas include things like breaded chicken katsu curry and roast carrots with pomegranate molasses.
Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously by Steffi Knowles-Deller ($30):
If you loved hygge, you're probably also going to love lagom, the seasonal way the Swedish approach their food. It's about finding balance and eating with a rhythm, and you'll find recipes meant for specific months, days, and even times.
How to Grill Everything by Mark Bittman ($30):
If you've always been too intimidated by grilling to do it, this book is exactly what you need. Mark Bittman is famous for his straightforward recipes and easy-to-follow instructions, so with this cookbook he'll turn you into an expert in no time.
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