If you’re anything like me, holding a new cookbook in your hands fills me with excitement! I feel so inspired before I even open the cover. This year saw the release of some amazing cookbooks. Everyone from past and present Food Network stars to bloggers. If you’re searching for the perfect cookbook for yourself or for a gift, check out this list of the best cookbooks from this year to add to your collection.
Kathryne Taylor of the blog Cookie + Kate offers over 100 easy delicious meatless recipes along with substitutions to make meals diet-friendly (gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free) whenever possible.
The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart
by: Alex Guarnaschelli
Chef and Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli has penned a definitive cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple salad dressings to entrees to cocktails.
Buy The Home Cook now.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!
by: Ree Drummond
Ree dishes out more than 120 of recipes for tasty, wholesome meals for busy families. Categories include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Osteria: 1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy’s Best Local Restaurants
by: by Slow Food Editore and Natalie Danford
If you adore everything Italian food, this cookbook is for you. It contains thousands of recipes from local taverns from every region of Italy that preserve the heritage of true Italian cooking.
If the name alone doesn’t convince you to buy this cook, then maybe having the secrets from some of the South’s best pitmasters at your fingertips will.
Air Fryer Cookbook: The Best Quick, Delicious and Super Healthy Recipes for Every Day
by: Lesley Lynn Hudson
You’ve bought the air fryer from this post … now what do you do with it? This book contains 50 delicious recipes you can make in your air fryer along with nutritional information.
Wright, the blogger behind the award-winning blog The First Mess, releases her debut cookbook filled with seasonal vegan recipes and beautiful photographs.
Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites
by: Deb Perelman
Deb was among the first bloggers I began following when I started blogging eight years ago. I’ve been making some of her recipes for years! She’s a busy mom just like a lot of us and the recipes in her second cookbook are recipes for real people.
Dinner: Changing the Game
by: Melissa Clark
I’m noticing an underlying theme among a lot of cookbooks this year — easy and simple — because who has time for fussy food? Melissa Clark’s cookbook is no exception. New York Times columnist shares recipes for whatever ingredient, mood, time (or lack thereof) you have.
I don’t know if y’all have noticed, but Instant Pots are HUGE right now. But you know what I hear alot? What do I do with my Instant Pot? This is an authorized Instant Pot cookbook with 75 kitchen tested recipes.
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out my list of the Top Nine Best Gift Ideas for Home Cooks.