Chasing flavor : techniques and recipes to cook fearlessly / Dan Kluger and Nick Fauchald
Kluger presents accessible, flavorful recipes that emphasize bold flavors and seasonal, earthy ingredients. Every recipe includes a takeaway where he highlights a technique, flavor, or component to apply beyond his dish. The book also includes straightforward instructions to elevate familiar methods like roasting vegetables.
Chef and culinary renaissance person Freeman divides this collection into dishes for various purposes, including breakfast, noshing, keeping you warm, starting your meal, and the main table. Most recipes use a standard can’s worth of beans, but there are detailed instructions for using dried beans as well. A “Bean-Cyclopedia” rounds out the book, explaining each type of bean, how to cook, and what beans to substitute.
The farmer’s daughter bakes : cakes, pies, crisps and more for every fruit on the farm / Kelsey Siemens
Easy-to-follow recipes are divided into seasonal categories for every fruit in the farm. The book is rounded out with a seven-page section on pie crust, including instructions and illustrations to help home cooks make beautiful pies. Siemens also includes recipes for “preserving the seasons,” such as raspberry and rose jam, pumpkin puree, and lemon curd. Her photographs throughout are beautiful and inspiring.
The good book of southern baking : a revival of biscuits, cakes, and cornbread / Kelly Fields with Kate Heddings
Fields imparts life lessons she learned while growing up in the South Carolina low country. This leads to personal stories along with rich recipes for banana bread and praline brownies, though pies shine with lemon meringue and apple galette options. The strength of the book is that it’s approachable, especially for those new to baking.
A latest entry in the best-selling Hungry Girl series is comprised of low-calorie, appetite-satisfying options that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, from power bowls and smoothies to sheet-pan and one-pot meals.
In Bibi’s kitchen : the recipes and stories of grandmothers from the eight African countries that touch the Indian Ocean / Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen
The authors present recipes and stories from a diverse group of grandmothers (bibis) from eight eastern African countries. The dishes range from soups and vegetable sides to fish, meat, and cakes. The book uses food to teach us all about families, war, loss, migration, refuge, and sanctuary.
Instant loss on a budget : super-affordable recipes for the health-conscious cook / Brittany Williams
Brittany Williams has mastered the art of creating recipes that taste indulgent, yet are surprisingly good for you. Complete with balanced meal plans, budgeting advice, and cost-cutting hacks, this gluten-free and dairy-free cookbook makes it easy to set goals and stick to them.
There’s a true mix of cuisines here, with something for every taste profile. Shoyer includes timeless Jewish favorites tailored to this modern appliance. Lively writing and very detailed instructions are coupled with excellent color photographs.
Instant Pot miracle healthy cookbook : more than 100 easy healthy meals for your favorite kitchen device / Urvashi Pitre
The emphasis is on whole, unprocessed foods, vegetables high in fiber, healthy fats, and lean proteins that everyone in the family will enjoy, with recipes to suit a variety of diets including gluten-free and dairy-free. The recipes have been impeccably tested so they will work every time with a minimum amount of fuss.
Jacques Pépin quick + simple : simply wonderful meals with surprisingly little effort / Jacques Pépin
The book is organized by course to encourage those limited on time. While French cooking attitudes dominate, Pépin also branches out into other traditions. The recipe introductions include gentle instructions and encouragements to help users enjoy the process and feel relaxed in the kitchen.
The Kosmic kitchen cookbook : everyday herbalism and recipes for radical wellness / Sarah Kate Benjamin
A combination cookbook, wellness manual, and reference guide. It is filled with healthy recipes and a wealth of information about herbalism and traditions like Ayurveda. The book also focuses on recipes that are divided by season.
Mexico City : heritage recipes for classic home cooking / James Oseland
Every recipe provides a cooks-eye lens into real Mexico City culture. Most of Oseland’s recipes may be readily replicated in kitchens north of the border. Color photographs go beyond food, with portraits of Mexican people of all walks of life, as well as the capital’s remarkable architecture.
The mighty bean : 100 easy recipes that are good for your health, the world, and your budget / Judith Choate
This cookbook travels the globe through beans and encourages experimentation. From common classics like black and pinto to heirloom beans like Appaloosa and Dapple Greys, it provides a never-ending collection of recipes to showcase these plant-based powerhouses. Includes vegetarian, vegan, and meat-friendly recipes.
The Milk Street cookbook / Christopher Kimball
The complete Milk Street TV show cookbook, featuring each dish from every episode and more from 2017 to 2021. Organized by type of dish — from salads, soups, grains, and vegetable sides to simple dinners and extraordinary desserts, this book introduces extraordinary new flavors and ingenious techniques.
The pegan diet : 21 practical principles for reclaiming your health in a nutritionally confusing world / Mark Hyman, MD
Combines approaches from paleo and vegan lifestyles to outline a balanced, healthful diet that is both satisfying and environmentally responsible, and includes meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists.
Stuff every cheese lover should know / Alexandra Jones
Includes a brief history of cheese, a primer on the different types of cheese, cheese pairing guides, essential cheese recipes, home cheese-making tips, how to host a cheese tasting, and more.
Tequila & tacos : a guide to spirited pairings / Katherine Cobbs
Cobbs provides a coast-to-coast compendium of the best local recipes for both tequila and tacos. Chefs and mixologists from more than 20 restaurants share their best tequila or mezcal cocktail recipe, as well as their featured taco dishes.
The ultimate meal-prep cookbook : one grocery list. a week of meals. no waste / America’s Test Kitchen
Methods and plans for efficiently planning, shopping for, preparing, and storing multiple meals at once. Each week’s plan includes four recipes with suggested fifth “pantry recipe” options. Recipes all have photographs and are easy to follow.