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Gift Guide: Best New Cookbooks

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record By Amanda Hesser Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9781324002277
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2021

I have made more recipes from NYT cooking than any other website in the past few years, and how nice to have the "best of" that repository in physical book form. This is at the top of the list because, for the right recipient, it is the perfect gift of tried and true recipes from a trusted source.


That Sounds So Good: 100 Real-Life Recipes for Every Day of the Week: A Cookbook By Carla Lalli Music Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593138250
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 19th, 2021

This is, thus far, our "most sold" of the year, and why not? I am always looking for a cookbook that offers recipes that are achievable for an ordinary night with on-hand ingredients. Add to that great design and photography, and you've got a winner.


Istria: Recipes and stories from the hidden heart of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia By Paola Bacchia Cover Image
$35.00
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ISBN: 9781922417183
Published: Smith Street Books - October 19th, 2021

If you think you have every kind of cookbook imaginable, you are wrong about that because of Istria. I love cookbooks that trace regional traditions and flavor profiles and encourage us to think about the ways that food unites us across borders.


From Gujarat, With Love: 100 Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes By Vina Patel, Jonathan Lovekin (Photographs by) Cover Image
By Vina Patel, Jonathan Lovekin (Photographs by)
$29.95
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ISBN: 9781911663867
Published: Pavilion - October 19th, 2021

One of the great points of hesitation in making Indian food for many non-Indian novices is the challenge of easily sourcing affordable quality ingredients. Patel's vegetarian cookbook offers Indian recipes that require only a little learning curve and come together in no time.


Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] By Bryant Terry (Editor) Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

Almost no cookbook has gotten more buzz this year than this one, which is beautifully designed, carefully narrated, and full of great food you haven't yet tried.


Chetna's 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals By Chetna Makan Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781784727505
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Published: Mitchell Beazley - July 20th, 2021

An even faster Indian cookbook from The Great British Baking Show's beloved Chetna? We're sold.


Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love: Recipes to Unlock the Secrets of Your Pantry, Fridge, and Freezer: A Cookbook By Noor Murad, Yotam Ottolenghi Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593234365
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Published: Clarkson Potter - November 2nd, 2021

Ottolenghi has made so much Mediterranean and MENA region food a staple in many American kitchens, and this newest is great for the intermediate cook with a particular interest in these cuisines. Ready to get off the recipe page and start experimenting? This is the one for you!


Food52 Big Little Recipes: Good Food with Minimal Ingredients and Maximal Flavor [A Cookbook] (Food52 Works) By Emma Laperruque, Amanda Hesser (Foreword by), Merrill Stubbs (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Emma Laperruque, Amanda Hesser (Foreword by), Merrill Stubbs (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780399581588
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 9th, 2021

After a year+ of Covid, there are a lot of these "what can I make with the random stuff in my pantry?" cookbooks, and this is one just came out in time for the season.


Staples + 5: 100 Simple Recipes to Make the Most of Your Pantry By Tanorria Askew Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780744042153
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Published: Alpha - November 23rd, 2021

Did you just start really cooking in the past few years or want to give a gift to a newer cook? This book is absolutely full of straightforward, achievable recipes that make use of common pantry items.


Cooking for Your Kids: At Home with the World's Greatest Chefs By Joshua David Stein, Joshua David Stein (By (artist)) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781838662523
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Published: Phaidon Press - July 28th, 2021

Cooking with your children might seem like a waking nightmare to some, but if you're brave and your kids are reasonably interested in cooking, this is the most comprehensive how-to manual for what kinds of dishes are great for family preparation.


Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating By Josh Niland Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781743796634
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Published: Hardie Grant - August 31st, 2021

Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes [A Cookbook] By Missy Robbins, Talia Baiocchi Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984857002
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 26th, 2021

Three: Acid, Texture, Contrast – The Essential Foundations to Redefine Everyday Cooking By Selin Kiazim Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787137288
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Published: Quadrille Publishing - December 14th, 2021

The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen By Joanne Lee Molinaro Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593084274
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Published: Avery - October 12th, 2021

Vegan Soul Food Cookbook: Plant-Based, No-Fuss Southern Favorites By Nadira Jenkins-El Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781638788119
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Published: Rockridge Press - September 14th, 2021

Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community [A Cookbook] By Edgar Castrejón Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781984859112
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 12th, 2021

Tarkari: Vegetarian and Vegan Indian Dishes with Heart and Soul By Rohit Ghai Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780857839329
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Published: Kyle Books - November 9th, 2021

Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season By Christopher Kimball Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316705981
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Published: Voracious - November 16th, 2021

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast By Christopher Kimball Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780316437318
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Published: Voracious - October 16th, 2018

I cook from this one all the time; just quick, good recipes for intermediate cooks.


Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables By Joshua McFadden, Martha Holmberg (With) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579656317
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Published: Artisan - May 2nd, 2017

Ok, fine, it's not a "new" cookbook, but it is the very best cookbook of the last few years for anyone who loves gardening and wants to embark on a plant-based diet without committing to strict vegetarianism. And really, here in the Pacific Northwest, that describes a lot of people.


New Native Kitchen: Celebrating Modern Recipes of the American Indian By Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon (By (photographer)), Gabriella Trujillo (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon (By (photographer)), Gabriella Trujillo (Illustrator)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419753558
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Published: Abrams - November 16th, 2021

La Vita e Dolce: Italian–Inspired Desserts By Letitia Clark Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781784884222
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Published: Hardie Grant - August 17th, 2021

Italian Street Food: Recipes from Italy's Bars and Hidden Laneways By Paola Bacchia Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781922417527
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Published: Smith Street Books - September 7th, 2021

Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories By Nigella Lawson Cover Image
$31.99
ISBN: 9780063079540
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Published: Ecco - April 20th, 2021

I will never not include any cookbook by Nigella Lawson, which I read like novels. The Micro-wavay does not feature prominently in this one, but anchovies do.


The Snowy Cabin Cookbook: Meals and Drinks for Adventurous Days and Cozy Nights By Marnie Hanel, Jen Stevenson Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781579659455
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Published: Artisan - November 2nd, 2021

Antoni: Let's Do Dinner By Antoni Porowski Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358395324
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Published: Harvest - September 14th, 2021

The Red Boat Fish Sauce Cookbook: Beloved Recipes from the Family Behind the Purest Fish Sauce By Cuong Pham, Tien Nguyen, Diep Tran Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780358410973
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Published: Harvest - December 28th, 2021

I'm not sure there's a more niche cookbook than this, but my obsession with fish sauce means that I must include this one on this list.


Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains By Joshua McFadden, Martha Holmberg Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579659561
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Published: Artisan - November 23rd, 2021