Do you know someone who loves to cook? This list of 17 Cookbooks Every Foodie Needs in 2023 is perfect not just to go through for yourself, but to use as a shopping list this holiday season!
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Cookbooks Every Foodie Needs in 2023
The Fast Five by Donna Hay
Donna Hay, one of the most trusted and bestselling cookbook author, returns with a book that you'll want to cook and eat from time and time again - the ultimate bible of fast, delicious recipes for busy families.
From bestselling cookbook author Donna Hay comes the recipes you've been waiting for. The Fast Five is all about taking your favorite recipes and reimagining them in faster, more delicious ways.
All-time classics and old stand-bys - lasagna, pasta, tacos and more - are reinvented with midweek twists which focus on cutting down time and upgrading flavor. Weekly go-tos are given a new lease on life, as Donna takes tried-and-tested recipes and gives them a fresh new twist.
For example, the weekly taco night moves from straight out-of-the-box ready-made to fresh and delicious fit-for-a-restaurant, with five flavorful variations made inclusive for all tastes and preferences. With fresh salsas and sides, a fully-fledged feast comes fresh to the table in minutes.
Whether you're looking for ways to improve on your favorites or for a total kitchen refresh, The Fast Five will bring you new fast new fabulous flavor combinations - all done without ever straying from your repertoire of go-tos. You can buy it now on Amazon!
Vegan Cooking for Two by America's Test Kitchen
A whopping 39% of Americans claim that while their diets are not fully plant-based, they eliminate as many animal-related products as possible as they strive to ultimately be vegan. It is clear that a growing number of Americans of all ages are choosing to eat and cook vegan food.
In mid-October, America's Test Kitchen released the most comprehensive vegan cookbook for smaller households - Vegan Cooking for Two.
With over 200 recipes plus 300 clever ways to customize them, the book includes a collection of doable meals (many in under 45 minutes) and snacks heavy on flavor and light on effort. A Kitchen Improv feature with each recipe offers additional ideas for substitutions, flavor twists, and level-ups and make-ahead information when advance prep is possible.
Every recipe in Vegan Cooking for Two had to satisfy two conditions. First, the food needed to be flavorful, interesting and truly satisfying. And second, the recipe had to be a practical option for a small plant-based family, taking into account portion sizes, cooking methods and equipment.
They also sought to minimize food waste by using up whole ingredients whenever possible and including handy shopping and food storage guides.
What you won’t find in this book are meals that leave you with a week’s worth of monotonous leftovers.
What you will find are 200 irresistible recipes for everything from custardy French toast and packable veggie sandwiches to vibrant green fried rice and desserts both easy (like cookies you bake up at will) and special occasion-worthy (such as individual-size cakes dripping with a citrusy glaze).
You can buy it now on Amazon!
The “I Don’t Want to Cook” Book by Alyssa Brantley
Don’t feel like cooking? Or maybe you don’t know what you want to eat. Deciding a meal can be a tough decision at the best of times…but on those days you simply don’t feel like cooking, making a nutritious and tasty meal can be a daunting task.
Whether you’re feeling tired after a long day or are sick of meal planning and endless trips to the grocery store or just can’t bring yourself to turn on the oven The “I Don’t Want to Cook” Book is here to help!
Featuring 100 delicious recipes, this cookbook is your guide to the quickest and easiest meals that don’t sacrifice flavor. Each recipe requires no more than fifteen minutes of meal prep to keep your time in the kitchen at an all-time low.
You’ll learn tips and tricks to make speedy meals, like making sure you’re using your kitchen tools to the fullest and finding ways to incorporate ingredients you already have at home, as well as minimizing any clean-up after the meal.
For those times when you just don’t feel like cooking, The “I Don’t Want to Cook” Book is your guide to quick, easy, and flavorful meals.
9781507219195 | $18.99 | On sale: July 5, 2022 | Hardcover | 208 pages Buy it now on Amazon!
The “I Love My Cookies” Recipe Book by Jacquelyn Parkes
Celebrate your cookie obsession with these 100 mouthwatering recipes in The “I Love My Cookies” Recipe Book.
Author Jacquelyn Parkes wants readers to celebrate their cookie obsession this holiday season. In her book, you’ll find 100 mouthwatering recipes that range from classics like sugar cookies, to new favorites like red velvet white chocolate chip cookies.
Her detailed, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make baking cookies easy and fun, and the recipes are perfect for everyday baking, holidays, or even cookie exchange parties .
Nothing beats freshly baked cookies warm from the oven. In The “I Love My Cookies” Recipe Book, you will find 100 delicious recipes that range from classic sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, and snickerdoodles to new favorites like rainbow butter cookies, tiramisu brownies, red velvet white chocolate chip cookies, and cookies ‘n’ cream cookies.
These recipes are sure to please everyone and are perfect for everyday baking, holidays, or cookie exchange parties. The detailed, easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions make baking cookies easy and fun, no matter your baking level. Buy it on Amazon!
Spooky Snacks and Treats: New Children’s Cookbook
Any Halloween-enthusiast worth their salt has already started thinking of the perfect costume for this year, so why not think about the most important part of the holiday: the food! New from Gibbs Smith Books, Spooky Snacks and Treats: Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes for Kids, will make your Halloween party a scream.
This seriously cute cookbook shows you how to serve up the best goodies in the neighborhood. With 42 recipes to choose from, you and your child can stir up a cauldron of Wolfsbane Elixir, scare up a platter of Vampire Bites, Coffin Crunchers, and Dusty Old Bones.
Or whip up some Mummy Pups and Eye-of-Newt Salad that will keep trick-or-treaters of all ages feeling ghoulish and full. Every Halloween-loving cook is going to love the creativity of recipes perfect for lightly creeping out your friends.
Plus, it already received a starred review from School Library Journal: “This Halloween-centered book is full of recipes and vivid photographs that will appeal to a reader’s stomach. The recipes are eclectic and feature clever scary names. Parents interested in cooking with kids will like these easy-to-follow recipes because they are simple and short. VERDICT: An excellent addition to [your] holiday book collection.”
You can buy it on Amazon!
The Unofficial Disney Parks EPCOT Cookbook
Disney fans are guaranteed to go wild for this new book, with 100 recipes for EPCOT’s beloved global drinks, snacks, meals and more.
Throw an “around-the-world” dinner party, have a country-themed day of eats, or just enjoy the delicious worldly flavors in your everyday life - this summer, you can explore everything the iconic park has to offer from the comfort of your kitchen. Just like magic!
- Honey Chocolate Baklava from Tangierine Café in the Morocco Pavilion
- Jumbo Pretzels from Sommerfest in the Germany Pavilion
- Fish and Chips from Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the United Kingdom Pavilion
- Avocado Margaritas from La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion
- Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches from L’Artisan des Glaces in the France Pavilion
Buy it here on Amazon!
The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook
Fans of The Simpsons, the Minions, Jurassic Park, and more are guaranteed to go wild for this new book, which features favorite snacks, main dishes, drinks, and desserts from Universal Studios Orlando, Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal’s Volcano Bay, and Universal Studios Hollywood. Bring the thrill of Universal straight to your kitchen!
You’ll learn how to make:
- The Big Pink from Lard Lad Donuts
- Minion Apples from the San Francisco Candy Factory
- Moose Juice from Moose Juice, Goose Juice
- Korean Beef Tacos from Bumblebee Man’s Taco Truck
And so much more!
The Unofficial Universal Theme Parks Cookbook By Ashley Craft On sale: October 25, 2022 $21.99 Hardcover; 240 pages ISBN: 9781507218211
Buy it now on Amazon!
Mostly Plant Based: 100 Delicious Plant-Forward Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less by registered dietitian Mia Syn
We want to be as accommodating as possible to our guests especially when we’re welcoming them over for the holidays. For the vegans and vegetarians in your life, check out Mostly Plant Based: 100 Delicious Plant-Forward Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less by registered dietitian Mia Syn!
With 100 recipes and a 21-day meal plan, registered dietician Mia Syn helps you say goodbye to extreme dieting for life and unlock the secret to eating for health, longevity, and weight management!
In her debut cookbook, Mostly Plant-Based, registered dietitian Mia Syn helps you effortlessly transition to a plant-forward way of eating. She shows you a realistic and sustainable way to reboot your health, lose weight, and feel your best without having to exclude all animal-based foods.
Mostly Plant-Based features 100 recipes, all made with 10 ingredients or less, plus a 21-day meal plan to jump-start healthy eating. All of Mia’s recipes are accompanied by full-color photos, and most of them can be customized to exclude or include meat and dairy according to your preferences.
This book is complete with:
- A guide to stocking a plant-forward kitchen
- Easy-to-prepare recipes that call for no more than 10 accessible ingredients
- A dietitian-developed 21-day meal plan with shopping lists
- Useful charts and helpful hints to simplify cooking and help you get more veggies on your plate
With an evidence-based approach and appealing recipes for everyday meals, Mostly Plant-Based will help turn even the pickiest eaters into veggie lovers. Get it now on Amazon!
Let’s Celebrate: A Low-Carb Cookbook for Year-Round Entertaining
Let’s Celebrate: A Low-Carb Cookbook for Year-Round Entertaining by health and nutrition expert Natasha Newton is available for pre-order as well! These books are perfect for holiday gift lists, New Year’s goal-setting, or just inspiring the hosting cook.
Mia Syn, a registered dietitian, Columbia graduate, and nutritionist who has done over 600 broadcast cooking segments, has crafted Mostly Plant Based, which allows you to eat for health, energy, weight management and disease prevention and more, without detracting from the energy you want to spend on the things that matter most to you.
This delightfully healthy new cookbook encourages people to be flexitarians in an accessible way.
Natasha Newton, Keto expert, recipe creator, and bestselling author, brings you a low-carb version of hospitality. Aimed at bringing healthy meals to your guests, Let’s Celebrate demonstrates just how possible it is to accommodate everyone with food sensitivities, allergies, special diets, or medical conditions.
Pre-order it now on Amazon!
The “I Love My Air Fryer” Baking Book
The “I Love My Air Fryer” Baking Book: Air fryers are as popular as ever, and they are underutilized as an easy, convenient, and economical way to bake. Because they are essentially small convection ovens that circulate air quickly, they are a perfect appliance for baking treats fast with minimal cleanup.
Best of all, the air fryer uses less energy than a standard oven, and your kitchen stays much cooler, making it easier to bake in the summer heat. This book has 175+ recipes covering breads and doughnuts, to cookies, pies, and cakes.
It will be released September 6. Buy it here on Amazon!
The “I Love My Instant Pot” Three-Step Recipe Book
The “I Love My Instant Pot” Three-Step Recipe Book: Every meal can be as quick and easy as 1-2-3! You’ll find 175+ recipes from breakfast to dinner and dessert that are made in three simple steps, with no fuss or prep.
With the beautiful photographs throughout and an easy-to-understand overview of how to use the Instant Pot, this is the perfect guide for both beginners and experts who are looking for quick, satisfying, tasty meals.
It will be released September 13. Buy it here on Amazon!
The The "I Love My Air Fryer" Three-Step Recipe Book
Delicious recipes as easy as one, two, three, with the quickest 175 recipes designed for your favorite kitchen appliance - the Air Fryer. Create 175 mouthwatering recipes in only three simple steps with The “I Love My Air Fryer” 3-Step Recipe Book.
You will create delicious dishes with minimal effort, no fuss, and no prep—perfect for your busy life.
Enjoy a hot, satisfying breakfast even on the busiest of mornings. Make a comforting snack or indulge in a homemade dessert in just minutes. And feed yourself and your family well with weeknight dinners that are as tasty as they are simple to make.
Fresh Pasta at Home: 10 Doughs, 20 Shapes, 100+ Recipes, with or without a Machine
Turn homemade pasta into your new favorite kitchen hobby with foolproof methods and 100-plus recipes that make it totally achievable. Whether you use a hand-crank machine, electric machine, extruder, or rolling pin and elbow grease, you can make incredible pasta from scratch using ATK's rigorously tested techniques.
Then choose one of the delectable recipes to show off your impressive-every-time pasta to perfection.
Strand pasta: Spaghetti al Limone; Tagliatelle with Artichokes and Parmesan; Bucatini al Fuoco
Hand-shaped pasta: Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage; Fileja with ’Nduja Tomato Sauce; Gnocchi with Fontina Sauce
Stuffed pasta: Short Rib Agnolotti with Hazelnuts and Browned Butter; Butternut Squash–Filled Cappellacci; Cheese Ravioli with Pumpkin Cream Sauce
Baked pasta: Lasagna Verde alla Bolognese; Wild Mushroom Lasagna; Three-Cheese Manicotti with Meat Sauce
Mix-and-match sauces: Pair your favorite shapes with any of these, including quick tomato sauces, even quicker olive oil sauces, long-simmered meaty sauces, and pestos.
Plenty of step-by-step photos accompany crystal-clear instructions for rolling out pasta sheets and cutting and forming shapes, all accompanied by irresistible photos of the finished dishes! You can get it now on Amazon!
The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just for You
Have your cake and eat it too without any leftovers or waste with these 175 essential, delicious, and decadent baking recipes perfectly crafted for one.
Baking for one is harder than it may seem. It’s tricky to make sure you have the right measurements and ingredients to recreate a more manageable amount of your favorite treats. The good news is that it’s now possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical with The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook.
This cookbook allows you to make fresh, homemade baked goods for one without having an entire cake, dozens of cookies, or a full tray of brownies leftover. Each of the 175 single-serving recipes are quick and simple to make and will save you both time and money.
And while the common ingredients can be found in everyone’s pantry, the results are anything but ordinary. From mug cakes to muffin recipes, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious versions of all your favorite desserts, no matter what the occasion.
Whether you live alone or are just searching for the perfect sweet treat, baking solo never needs to be challenging (or overwhelming) again! Get it now on Amazon!
The Everything Macro Diet Cookbook: 300 Satisfying Recipes for Shedding Pounds and Gaining Lean Muscle by
Stop counting calories and transform your body while eating all the foods you love with The Everything Macro Diet Cookbook!
You can finally stop counting calories and start eating foods that bring you joy! With the macro diet, no food is off limits. You can eat just about anything, just in specific portion sizes and still lose weight and gain lean muscle.
The Everything Macro Diet Cookbook is an introduction to this flexible diet that can help anyone lose weight without having to avoid your favorite foods that may contain fats or carbs.
Based on the simple formula that balances the daily intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrates, the macro diet is gaining in popularity as people discover they can shed pounds without feeling deprived.
The Everything Macro Diet Cookbook not only includes an introduction to the diet that is changing lives, but also 300 recipes for every meal and sample meal plans to make shopping and meal prep easier than ever!
This book gives you all you need to transform your body while eating what you love! Buy it on Amazon now!
Nectar of the Gods: From Hera's Hurricane to the Appletini of Discord, 75 Mythical Cocktails to Drink Like a Deity
Sip sweet libations worthy of the Gods with these Greek myth–inspired concoctions based on all your favorite Gods and Goddesses.
Care for Hestia’s Old Fashioned? Want to fall in love with Eros on the Beach? How about the Bacchic Muddled Maenad sangria, topped with a blood orange; or maybe a Labooze of Heracles—made with plenty of strong whiskey?
In Nectar of the Gods, you can sip Greek mythology-themed drinks while you enjoy your favorite ancient tales (or mythological retellings) with this collection of delicious and fun cocktails written by Liv Albert, host of the popular podcast Let’s Talk About Myths, Baby!
Now you can discover new creations along with all your favorites and drink like the God or Goddess you know you are. Get it now on Amazon!
The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book: 55 Unofficial Recipes for White Claw® Slushies, Truly® Mixers, and More
Live your best seltzer life with the original cocktail book designed to make your favorite bubbly boozy beverage all that much boozier, from sparkling Cosmos and daiquiris to a twist on the ever-popular Aperol spritz.
The Hard Seltzer Cocktail Book offers everything you need to add a little snap, sparkle, and pop to your favorite cocktails. Whether you’re team White Claw, a Truly follower, or a Bud Light Seltzer fan, there’s something for everyone with these easy-to-make recipes, including:
- Sparkling Frose
- Poppin’ Lemon Drops
- Watermelon Sugar Slushies
- One-Minute Margs
- Summer in Moscow Mules
- Fizzy Fuzzy Navels
These 55 recipes are designed to get the party started, whether it’s a Friday night pregame or it's just been a tough day (girl, you do you). Instead of that next round of always-regrettable tequila shots, pick up this book and let’s get bubbly. Get it now on Amazon!
Kids Can Cook Anything Cookbook - The Complete How-To Cookbook for Young Chefs 8+ and up!
In early September, America's Test Kitchen released Amazon, the latest addition to the brand’s acclaimed lineup of kids’ cookbooks and digital resources.
To meet the changing needs and interests of young chefs and their families across the country, Kids Can Cook Anything contains innovative features including QR codes throughout the book that link to video examples of ATK kid chefs demonstrating key cooking techniques and skills.
This book is packed with 70+ unique and unexpected recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, sides, and desserts.
From sweet Brownie Bites and Chocolate Pastry Puffs to savory Oven-Baked Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce to spicy Watermelon-Mango Skewers with Tajín, all recipes in Kids Can Cook Anything are tested and approved with ATK Kids’ 15,000+ kid testers.
Answering a wide range of questions like, “How do you separate an egg?”, “What’s the best way to cook juicy chicken?”, and “How do you chop an onion?”, Kids Can Cook Anything fosters kids’ curiosity in the kitchen while teaching basic kitchen safety and skills.
Along with 20 linked videos that visually demonstrate key skills, each chapter includes illustrated essential technique spreads that will have kids feeling – and cooking – like a pro in no time. Kids Can Cook Anything reviews the basics of cooking common staples such as eggs, pasta, meat, and fish.
Kids will also have an opportunity to learn the basics of knife skills, including proper chopping, slicing, and mincing techniques with parental supervision.
Kids Can Cook Anything was developed with today’s kid in mind – one that’s technologically savvy and utilizes the resources around them to learn. The new title offers a wide range of impressive yet achievable recipes – from comforting classics to modern and trendy dishes.
The book includes high-quality photographs and step-by-step directions, accompanied by testimonials from ATK’s real kid testers.
You can preorder it at AmericasKitchen.com or on Amazon!
FABULOUS MODERN COOKIES: Lessons in Better Baking for Next Generation Treats By Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin
We all have fond, cookie-shaped memories, whether it be the smell of chocolate chip cookies in the oven, lunchtime oatmeal raisins, holiday gingerbread, or tangy summer lemon bars.
Authors Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin pay homage to the cookie in all its forms in their tasty new book, Fabulous Modern Cookies: Lessons in Better Baking for Next Generation Treats.
Filled with 100 recipes, Chris and Paul also provide “Cookie Bytes” – short tips, tricks, helpful techniques, and explanations to demystify the science of baking.
The recipes are grouped in chapters like Bar Cookies; Drop Cookies; Rolled Cookies; Filled, Stuffed and Sandwiched Cookies; Savory Cookies and Slice-and-Bake Cookies. Some of the recipes in the book include:
Portland Pie Squares
Thai Coconut Macaroon Bars
Whiskey-Lemon Sweet Potato Squares
- Escapes (The Pina Colada Oatmeal Cookies)
- Mai Tai Cremes
Fried Green Tomato Sandwiches
Countryman Press/April 2022 $25.00/Softcover ISBN: 978-1-68268-659-1 Buy it now on Amazon!
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