Needing a fresh recipe inspiration? A great cookbook should have delicious recipes, beautiful photography, writing that inspires us and most importantly, cover the food that you are excited to eat. In addition, a truly amazing cookbook earns its spills through frequent use, and reappears year after year at birthdays and holidays. Keep scrolling to find the best cookbooks to add to your collection today.
With so many wonderful titles available, it can be hard to determine which most deserve a place in your kitchen. I’ve compiled a list of amazing cookbooks you’ll be happy to have in your collection, whether you’re just learning or have been in the kitchen for years.
Cracking open a freshly purchased cookbook and browsing the images of recipes is the best feeling. Since back-to-school is just around the corner I thought I would start by adding some beginner books. “I don’t know how to cook” offers a crash course in cooking basics as well as lessons on creating everything from classic entrees to decadent desserts. Another great option is the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook.
Cookbooks under $10
William’s Sinoma Cooking at Home features twenty-two chapters filled with topics, making it a complete cooking reference book that you can use every day. Plus, this would be a great gift for a wedding or a house warming event. The Wing it Cookbook contains a wide range of recipes for wings, sauces and marinades that cover local flavors such as smoke and barbecue to more exotic international spices. This book is currently on sale at Barnes and Noble for just $2. Weber’s Time to Grill is packed with over 200 fresh, new recipes specially created to save time without sacrificing an ounce of flavor, even the barbecue classics.
If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you will love these delicious recipes. The Sprinkles Baking Book brings you 100 irresistible desserts recipes and secrets for making the beloved Sprinkles Cupcakes. From the award-winning pastry chef, James Beard, the BraveTart is full of recipes and have a fresh take on the history of American desserts, from chocolate chip cookies to toaster pastries. Lastly, The Perfect Scoop, by the pastry chef David Lebovitz’s, shares his guide to the pleasures of homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas, and more.
Glow from the inside out with the “Oh She Glows Cookbook” with vegan recipes from the creator of the award-winning blog. From rich and hearty entrees like the Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole and 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta, there is something for everyone. The Love & Lemons Cookbook features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. Lastly, the Greenhouse Cookbook is a national bestseller with whole food recipes to help you feel energized, refreshed and ready to greet each day.
Who has time to go to the grocery store and actually take the time to plan meals? Blue Apron is your answer to this very problem. With easy-to-follow recipe cards and portioned out farm-fresh ingredients, dinner is ready in minutes. You can get 3 meals for 2 people for $25 (Orig. $60) via 9to5Toys Specials.