Whether you鈥檙e a bona fide foodie or you don鈥檛 know your mortar from your mandolin, a good cookbook can make all the difference in the kitchen. And there鈥檚 no better occasion to expand your cookbook collection than your wedding. For tips on everything from cooking for two to hosting your first dinner party together, these delicious guides are definitely worth adding to your registry. May you eat happily ever after!


1. Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home ($26): What do master chefs cook in their downtime? Find out in this latest cookbook from Marcus Samuelsson and you鈥檒l never be in danger of getting 鈥渃hopped.鈥


2. The Forest Feast ($35): Master foodie blogger Erin Gleeson is all about less is more when it comes to cooking. Check out her beautifully photographed, veggie-filled book for all kinds of locally grown, nutritious recipes.


3. The Truck Food Cookbook ($15): For the couple who loves food trucks (and who doesn鈥檛 really!?), this cookbook serves up all the most popular and sinfully delicious on-the-go cuisine.


4. The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings ($27): What once began as a small quarterly publication has now launched itself into a full-on foodie revolution. Pick up this hip cookbook if you just can鈥檛 get enough of their uniquely simple (and beautiful) recipes.

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5. Two in the Kitchen: A Cookbook for Newlyweds ($35): Cooking together is a wonderful way to bond. This cookbook will help you create memories and magic in the kitchen with 150 tasty recipes for two, plus there鈥檚 super helpful advice on how to select the perfect stemware and much more.


6. The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor ($21): You already follow Gina Homolka鈥檚 popular foodie blog; now go make her recipes from this brand-new cookbook that saves on calories but doesn鈥檛 skimp on taste.

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7. The Bergdorf Goodman Cookbook ($24): Got caviar taste and a fast-food budget? This cookbook, based on recipes from the legendary New York City restaurant, is all you need to satisfy those fancy cravings.


8. The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook ($21): Quick, what鈥檚 half of 3/4? If you pull out a calculator every time you try to halve a recipe, this cookbook (complete with a 25-page manual covering the basics) is for you.


9. Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans ($20): It wouldn鈥檛 be a cookbook post without something Paleo. This humorous, easy-to-follow book is filled to the brim with over 100 Paleo and GF eats. With the step-by-step cartoons and hearty recipes, all you cavepeople will be thoroughly amused and full.


10. The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook ($15): Whether you鈥檙e hosting a Mad Men binge-a-thon or you simply fancy Old Fashions a la Don Draper, this cookbook will help you get there.


11. Mug Cakes: 100 Speedy Microwave Treats to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth ($16): A decadent dessert in less time than it takes to preheat an oven? Sign us up! Bonus: Check out the liquor-infused recipes for some adults-only fun.


12. Carla鈥檚 Comfort Foods: Favorite Dishes from Around the World ($28): If you鈥檝e got a multicultural palate but can鈥檛 afford to travel the world, Carla鈥檚 latest cookbook will take you where you want to go 鈥 no passport necessary.


13. The Plant-Based Pair: A Vegan Cookbook for Two With 125 Perfectly Portioned Recipes ($11): Just because you have special dietary needs doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 have a delicious meal. Plus, you鈥檒l find helpful tips for grocery shopping and 鈥渓iving a happy vegan life.鈥


14. Couple鈥檚 Kitchen: A Newlyweds Cookbook ($23): The 鈥淓arly Starts鈥 and 鈥淟azy Mornings鈥 chapters alone are worth it for days when you鈥檙e on the go and weekends when you want breakfast in bed.


15. Sunny鈥檚 Kitchen: Easy Food for Real Life ($16): Sure, fancy schmancy meals are nice for entertaining, but what about everyday life? No worries, Sunny鈥檚 got you covered with everything from Slow 鈥榥鈥 Low Ribs to Spicy Noodle Bowls.


16. The Cook鈥檚 Meat Book ($30): If you鈥檝e ever undercooked a steak or your burgers still have some 鈥渕oo鈥 to them, say hello to your new meat bible. After all, grilling season is right around the corner!

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17. The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas & Modern Recipes for Cooking With & for Each Other ($35): The holy grail of newlywed cookbooks, this guide will help you masterfully create every dish from weeknight dinners to your first Thanksgiving together.


18. Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation ($23): This isn鈥檛 your mother鈥檚 guide to homemaking. With everything from DIY projects that are actually doable to tasty recipes to add to your repertoire, this handy guide (created right here at Brit HQ) will turn your house into a home.

Will you be adding any of these cookbooks to your registry? Let us know in the comments!