A silver lining of lockdowns has been the chance to learn new culinary skills. Whether cooking for one or family feasting, we all have the potential to become a Masterchef! From sourdough to salmon rice bowls and banana bread to baked feta, social media is full of viral recipes. But watching a video whilst balancing a phone next to a frying pan is a recipe for disaster! So why rush?! Let’s make time for the best old-school cookbooks. Whether you want to serve up some inspiration, ladle up some lunches, or whip up something wonderful, this guide has something for every appetite!
For those who are keen to know the rising star chefs around the globe, check out Today's Special. Twenty culinary leaders – 10 men and 10 women – have each selected five emerging chefs from around the world, showcasing a variety of styles of food, restaurants, and personalities. This book is packed with over 300 recipes and 500 images of delicious final dishes, restaurants, and more!
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Sam Sifton, the founding editor of New York Times Cooking, wants his readers to bring back the fun in the kitchen. He believes that improvisational cooking is easier than you think and wants to share over 100 "non-recipes" with you. Each recipe comes with glorious photos and conversational descriptions that allow the chefs at home to learn, improvise and evolve!
New York Times Cooking: No Recipe Recipes - Click here to purchase!
We have all tried a bit of baking during the lockdown periods and learned that cake could easily substitute a meal. If you wish to learn some exciting new baking skills, check out Zoë Bakes Cakes, written by the rising baking star and pastry chef. In this book, you will find 85 unique baking recipes where she gives her readers step-by-step instructions. She also goes over the baking basics that come with photo-heavy guides, turning you into a pro pastry chef in no time!
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Modern Family Star turned food blogger and his BFF/recipe designer Julie Thomas have created a wonderful cookbook called Food Between Friends. Both grew up in the South and Southwest of the US, thus be prepared for Californian dishes with a Southern twist! This awesome duo loves to cook together, and they wish to share their favorite recipes as well as fun stories pulled right from their friendship.
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The beloved Top Chef Gregory Gourdet creates Everyone's Table with JJ Goode, which revolutionizes healthy eating in this groundbreaking cookbook. His Haitian upbringing, combined with his French culinary education and deep affection for Asia and Africa's cuisines, has inspired the recipes. The cookbook features over 200 mouthwatering recipes designed to use superfoods, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants! Everyone's Table will change forever the way we think about, approach, and enjoy healthy eating.
Everyone's Table - Click here to purchase!
Definitely one of the loveliest entries on this guide, Grand Dishes features recipes and fables from grandmom's around the world. The adorable cookbook has over 30 favorite tried-and-true recipes that can become part of your own family recipes! There is also space at the end of the book where you can record your own grandmother's favorite dishes.
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Looking to switch up your diet and cut out your meat intake during the week, then look no further than The Weekday Vegetarians' cookbook for inspiration. The award-winning author Jenny Rosenstrach and her family wanted to try to go vegetarian during the weekdays and have come across some fantastic meat-free recipes (over 100 recipes) that are being shared in this wonderful cookbook that offers the ideal compromise!
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Let's Make Dumplings is a unique cookbook as it's also a comic book! Chef Hugh Amano and comics artist Sarah Becan create a fun and easy-to-follow cookbook to bring Asian dumplings into your home. From wontons to potstickers, to momos, you find all the recipes here with fantastic illustrations and the careful guidance of Amano.
Let's Make Dumplings - Click here to purchase!
This book is made for BBQ enthusiasts and wannabe pitmasters! The legendary pitmaster Rodney Scott debuts his first cookbook that celebrates his incredible culinary legacy, family traditions and spills the beans on all his award-winning recipes. With this cookbook, you can create a pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, and the famous whole hog!
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Queer Eye's Star Chef Antoni Porowski has authored another cookbook following his New York Times bestseller Antoni in the Kitchen. Let's Do Dinner features easy and healthy weekday recipes that Antoni loves to cook himself. These satisfying meals are chock-full of clean protein with loads of vegetables, and they also include short, simple shopping lists!
Let's Do Dinner - Click here to purchase!