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Top Recommended Cookbooks

Must-have cookbooks for every home chef.

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Flavor: A Cookbook

Authors: Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage

Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce.

Falastin: A Cookbook

Authors: Sami Tamimi and Tara Wiley

A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner—120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine.

Comida, Mexicana: Snacks, Tacos, Tortas, Tamales & Desserts

Author: Rosa Cienfuegos

Ditch the imposters, eat like a true Mexican.

In Bibi’s Kitchen

Authors: Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen

The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean.

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Authors: Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Author: Samin Nosrat

Featuring 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor by renowned illustrator Wendy MacNaughton, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat will be your compass in the kitchen. Destined to be a classic, it just might be the last cookbook you’ll ever need.

Heirloom: Time-Honored Techniques, Nourishing Traditions, and Modern Recipes

Author: Sarah Owens

Organized into two parts, you’ll discover the building blocks for inspired food. Part One explores traditional preservation techniques from fermenting and pickling to dehydrating, working with sourdough, and making broth, butter, yogurt, and whey. Part Two becomes a full expression of ingredients and techniques: recipes that are nourishing, flavorful, and satisfying.

The Well Plated Cookbook: Fast, Healthy Recipes You’ll Want to Eat

Author: Erin Clarke

In this essential cookbook for everyday cooking, Clarke shares more than 130 brand-new rapid-fire recipes, along with secrets to lightening up classic comfort favorites inspired by her midwestern roots, and clever recipe hacks that will enable you to put a healthy meal on the table any night of the week.

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites

Author: Deb Perelman

These are real recipes for real people—people with busy lives who don’t want to sacrifice flavor or quality to eat meals they’re really excited about.

Radically Simple: Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease

Author: Rozanne Gold

With hundreds of signature recipes that you will return to time and again, Radically Simple provides both the tools and the inspiration to make memorable meals on a nightly basis and rediscover the satisfaction that comes from time well spent in the kitchen.Brilliant Flavors with Breathtaking Ease.

Skinnytaste Meal Prep: Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life

Author: Gina Homolka

Whether you’re looking to lose weight or just eat a little healthier, meal prepping and cooking in advance helps you stay on track with your diet, saves time on busy weeknights, and is great for your budget.

Family Meal Cookbook

Multiple Authors, Contributors and Illustrators

The Family Meal cookbook was a project by started by illustrators and designers to help out New York restaurants as a response to Covid-19 in 2020. We received the hard copy book as a gift – which is now sold out – but on their website, you can download recipes from restaurants and donate to their staff funds.

The Hot Sauce Cookbook: Turn Up the Heat with 60+ Pepper Sauce Recipes

Author: Robb Walsh

This definitive guide to the world’s most beloved condiment is a must-have for fans of dishes that can never be too spicy.

North: The New Nordic Cuisine of Iceland

Authors: Karl Gislason & Jody Eddy

Iceland is home to an utterly unique and captivating food scene, characterized by its distinctive indigenous ingredients, traditional farmers and artisanal producers, and wildly creative chefs and restaurants.

Recipe Yearbook 2011/12

Author: Jamie Oliver

While this book is no longer available for purchase, you can find links to the recipes that we’ve cooked from this edition from the button below on our website. If you’d like to support Jaime Oliver, please visit his website.

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi

A must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will become mainstays for readers and eaters looking for a brilliant take on vegetables.

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi

Author: Yotam Ottolenghi

The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method.

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