cookbooks, entertaining, Nonfiction

Cookbooks Book List

Cooking has long been one of the most respected pastimes and is often considered an art form.  Few of us have the ability or desire to cook professionally, but all have the opportunity to perform as a chef at home in the ultimate pursuit of perfection.

Today, with the prevalence of social media platforms available to show off culinary skills and gain a following, home cooks are inspiring the world, and many are taking their culinary skills as seriously as the restaurateurs of the world.

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This book list of cookbooks is sure to have the perfect book for every foodie, gourmet, and chef in your family!


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Vegetables illustrated: an inspiring guide with 700+ kitchen-tested recipes

Simple: a cookbook

Israeli soul: easy, essential, delicious

The clean plate: eat, reset, heal

Taste of home instant pot cookbook: 175 must-have recipes made easy in the instant pot

Indian-ish: recipes and antics from a modern American family

Perfect pan pizza: square pies to make at home, from Roman, Sicilian, and Detroit, to grandma pies and focaccia

Vietnamese food any day: simple recipes for true, fresh flavors

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Sister Pie: the recipes & stories of a big-hearted bakery in Detroit

 Betty Crocker big book of cupcakes

Baking chez moi: Recipes from My Paris Home to Your Home Anywhere

The baking bible

How to bake everything: simple recipes for the best baking

The Complete book of baking

The King Arthur Flour baker’s companion: the all-purpose baking cookbook

Pillsbury holiday baking

Cookbooks vegetarian and vegan

Love and lemons every day: more than 100 bright, plant-forward recipes for every meal

The ultimate vegan breakfast book: 80 mouthwatering plant-based recipes you’ll want to wake up for

Wicked healthy cookbook: free. from. animals

Flying apron’s gluten-free & vegan baking book

 Whole grain vegan baking: more than 100 tasty recipes for plant-based treats made even healthier : from wholesome cookies and cupcakes to breads, biscuits, and more

Vegetarian cooking for everyone

Vegetarian Indian cooking with your instant pot: 75 traditional recipes that are easier, quicker and healthier

Vegan diner: Classic Comfort Food for the Body and Soul

Vegan cheese: simple, delicious, plant-based recipes

Vegan for everybody: foolproof plant-based recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in-between

Betty goes vegan: 500 classic recipes for the modern family

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions throughout the year


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Wicked healthy cookbook: free. from. animals

Cooking smart for a healthy heart: over 150 flavorful eat-right recipes to lose weight and live longer

Healthy Thai cooking

 Cornelia Guest’s simple pleasures: healthy seasonal cooking and easy entertaining

Healthy Italian cooking: from appetizers to desserts, delicious low-fat dishes inspired by one of the world’s most popular cuisines

American heart association go fresh: shopping, storing, and cooking with heart-healthy foods

Saladish: a crunchier, grainier, herbier, heartier, tastier way with vegetables

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Whether you’re planning a slew of holiday parties, hosting an intimate evening for friends and family, or simply enjoying the coziest time of year, you’ll love this roundup of holiday entertaining books.  These books include recipes that are begging to be made at home, and include so many tips and tricks to planning and enjoying an unforgettable occasion.

Gooseberry Patch big book of holiday cooking: celebrate year-round with favorite family recipes

Celebrate!: cookbook

 Moosewood Restaurant celebrates: festive meals for holidays and special occasions

Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions throughout the year

Holiday and celebration bread in five minutes a day: sweet and decadent baking for every occasion

Taste of home celebrations cookbook

Christmas with Paula Deen: recipes and stories from my favorite holiday

Simply Christmas cookbook: recipes for the holiday season


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From Scottish Scones and Cupid’s Cupcakes to Grandma’s Hamentaschen, Halloween Haystacks and Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie — find a wonderful collection of fun, family-friendly recipes from here and around the world.  Roll up your sleeves and bake with kids and find terrific recipes that all ages will love to make and eat.

Cooking class: 57 fun recipes kids will love to make (and eat!)

Ready, steady, spaghetti: cooking for kids and with kids

Kids cook!: fabulous food for the whole family

Cool sweets & treats to eat: easy recipes for kids to cook

Kitchen for kids: 100 amazing recipes your children can really make

The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs

The kids’ holiday baking book: 150 favorite dessert recipes from around the world

Super simple holiday cookies: easy cookie recipes for kids!







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