Here’s my list of top recommended newly released cookbooks of the Fall/Winter. These have been highly anticipated and also in much of the cookbook-love press. I scour the web for stuff like this so I hope you enjoy reading the list!
If you need a last-minute gift for anyone on your list who cooks, a cookbook can be delivered to your footstep within just a few days. Why not add one to your wish list too?
You can check out last year’s very specific cookbook guide if you haven’t gotten them all yet. And here are the hot cookbooks of this year based on my perusal and overall cookbook-awareness 🙂 Most happen to be international cuisine, but some are not. Most of these are new releases, so I don’t own all of them just yet. Remember, a lot of these cookbooks are great for into the New Year, when you are ready to begin eating healthy but still want interesting flavor and maybe even spice! I’ll probably have most of them in my possession by then! And a new series on cookbooks will be starting in January on my website. In case this list is not enticing enough 🙂
I listened to an interview of this author and he spoke so beautifully of his country’s food. I learned a few things about tahini too! I had no idea that its purity was of such importance! Here’s the link to that interview too. It’s worth your time, especially if you’re not sure about buying the book. I plan on getting it for sure!
Ottolenghi’s newest book. As you know from some of my other cookbook posts, I have all 4 of his other books and absolutely love them. This is one I must have because for the first time, the he meets ingredients from the Far East to those of the Middle East. The reviews are fantastic (here’s just one) and I wouldn’t be surprised to know that it’s yet another excellent compendium of approachable healthy recipes with an International flair.
Well for anyone who already has food science type cookbooks (like the detailed books by Shirley Corriher) or anyone that adores Alton Brown, this book is the ONE this year! It’s the top one on my list. I know this will be a reliable book because I read Serious Eats like crazy and his testing methods are precise, detailed and give effective results in my home kitchen! Here’s one of many reviews online.
I know nothing about this book yet, other than a few reviews and press. But wow, a Ukrainian cookbook?!?! I can’t say I own one of those yet. And as you all know, I aim to devour the world of cookbooks, from country to country.
Want less-involved recipes with easy to find ingredients? This book, from the acclaimed LA restaurant, has been getting lots of attention because though it’s a chef-driven cookbook, the Southern California style recipes presumably work and the clientele of the restaurant are die-hard fans. I’m intrigued for sure and until this Fall, I had never even heard of the restaurant! I definitely want this book.
Have a vegetarian on your list? All those books listed above have plenty of vegetable and vegetarian-friendly dishes. In fact, there aren’t that many genres of books that I would actually say are not vegetarian-friendly. But this one, by the food blogger behind 101Cookbooks, has gotten thousands of her followers really excited since she had not put a book out in a while.
I just gifted this book to someone. Anyone who loves inventive wild Chinese food or who has been to this NYC restaurant needs to have this book! It’s a memento of a trip and it’s a cookbook that you would read. It’s a volume of a life story and a history with recipes of course too. Just know that it’s not a volume of recipes, so it shouldn’t be your “go-to” Chinese cuisine cookbook. This is one definitely for the avid cookbook collector who you think has every one of them.
The name of this cookbook is just genius. Its catchy and beautiful and beckons be in the kitchen of the busy cook who wants to cook a one pot or one dish meal for her/his family. The price right now can’t be beat at 8.95 on Amazon. I love it because in Texas, the time to use a sheet pan and an oven is NOW, not in our blistering summers! So Texas cooks love the winters so they can actually use their ovens regularly!
There were so many more releases of course this year, but these were the ones I was interested in this time around. If you know me and my cooking and my site, you know I’ll lean to plant-based, healthy, international, flavorful recipes and sometimes dessert too. I didn’t really see any dessert or baking books this year that caught my eye. Did you? If so, please do leave me a note so I can check it out!