Step up your cooking and cocktail game this season, with a new crop of fun, informative and (of course) delicious new culinary books.
1. Legendary Dinners: From Grace Kelly to Jackson Pollock
(Prestel) by Anne Petersen
While few of us are lucky enough to have had dined with Queen Elizabeth or Jackson Pollack, we can at least re-create the food, thanks to this new book, which features 20 menus from star-studded dinners—and the recipes you can make in your own kitchen.
2. The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes From Everyone’s Favorite Thai Mom
(Clarkson Potter) by Pepper Teigen
In her first cookbook, Pepper Tiegen— known to many as Chrissy Tiegen’s mom, or Luna and Miles Tiegen-Legend’s Yai—presents delicious recipes she brought with her to the U.S. from her native Thailand. She’ll quickly get you to love spicy chilies, while also offering up substitutions for ingredients not always found stateside and ways to get even the pickiest eaters to try her healthy dishes.
3. Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes, and Stories
(Ecco) by Nigella Lawson
Nigella Lawson has been sharing her most indulgent recipes for years. And now she’s bringing those favorites together—alongside essays on her love of all things food. Lawson’s recipes are a reminder of her motto that there is no such thing as a guilty pleasure—whether that’s burnt onion and eggplant dip or chocolate peanut butter cake.
4. Getaway: Food & Drink to Transport You
(Abrams) by Renee Erickson
We might be staying home more than usual these days, but this book is your chance to travel with Seattle-based chef Renee Erickson as she eats her way through foodie destinations like Rome and Paris. Erickson offers a roadmap for visit- ing these hotspots and, more importantly, the tricks and secrets she’s picked up while there, so that you can create these global dishes and cocktails, too.
5. Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out
(Rodale) by Giada De Laurentiis
After years of “running on empty,” famed chef Giada de Laurentiis has found a way to eat the foods she loves, while still focusing on her health. And in her newest cookbook, the television star has created an easy-to-follow meal plan to help change your diet habits and create a new and more sustainable long-term plan. View Giada’s Chicken Recipe
6. Cook Real Hawai’i
(Penguin Random House) by Sheldon Simeon with Garrett Snyder
Top Chef fan favorite and Hawaii native Sheldon Simeon takes you on an insider’s tour of the unique culinary scene of the Hawaiian islands. Learn how the blending of multiple cultures created a history of incredible cuisine—along with the must-know secret spots for your next visit. View Sheldon Simeon’s Paloma Recipe
7. Hook, Line, and Supper: New Techniques and Master Recipes for Everything Caught in Lakes, Rivers and Streams and at Sea
(H & H Books) by Hank Shaw
Wild game chef Hank Shaw is back with his latest, Hook, Line and Supper, a culmination of his years of fishing around the globe. From how to buy the freshest seafood to best practices for filleting your own catches, this book offers up a comprehensive guide on fishing and great recipes for seafood lovers to try.
8. Come on Over: 111 Fantastic Recipes for the Family that Cooks, Eats And Laughs Together
(William Morrow Cookbooks) by Jeff Mauro
While reminiscing about get-togethers with his big Italian family, Mauro, the co-host of Food Network’s The Kitchen shares his favorite recipes for family celebrations. And the dishes taste as good as they sound, with sections like Early Bird Gets the Brunch (Gus’s kitchen sink frittata) and Yes, I’m Still the Sandwich King (mortadella and fig melt).
9. World Travel: An Irreverent
(Ecco) by Anthony Bourdain and Laurie Woolever
In the spring of 2017, Anthony Bourdain and his long- time assistant, Laurie Woolever, met to map out a book on trav- eling around the world, based on the chef’s adventures. Now, Woolever has created a book that serves as a travel guide for just about every place on the planet, featuring Bourdain’s own words from past interviews, essays written by his brother and friends, and his signature take on travel for which he was so loved.