The best cookbooks open up a world of possibilities. Whether it’s an expansion of your current repertoire or an insight into a new culture through its food, here are the best cookbooks of 2022 so far.
Inspiration is just a cookbook away. If you’re eager to learn a new culinary trend or are learning the fine art of sourdough appetizers, there’s so much more to a great cookbook than just the basics. Whether you’re immersing yourself in a new culture that shares beautiful recipes rooted in tradition, or just looking for a new take on an old classic. We’ve rounded up the best cookbooks that inspire, nurture and nourish, so you walk out of the kitchen knowing you’ve discovered something new.
Ching-Er Hunag- Asian green
Plant-based recipes for everyday use. New to the vegan scene and inspired by her husband’s veganism, who went vegan to improve his overall health, Ching has turned her favorite dishes into plant-based wonders. Think General Tso’s Mushroom Peking Pancakes and Cauliflower.
CHING HE HUNAG
Nornie Bero – Mabu Mabu: An Australian Kitchen Cookbook
From the kitchen of acclaimed chef Nornie Bero’s Mabu Mabu in Melbourne, a restaurant renowned for its innovative Australian indigenous cuisine. Bero champions the taste of indigenous flavors in everyday cooking and shares the beauty of Australian herbs, spices, vegetables and fruits. recipes included Pumpkin and Wattleseed Steamer (which she’s known for), Kangaroo Tail Bourguignon, Saltbush Butter, Quandong Relish, Pickled Karkalla, and Pulled Wild Boar.
MABU MABU: AN AUSTRALIAN CUISINE COOKBOOK
Eric Kim- Korean-American: Food That Tastes Like Home
Celebrating what it means to be a Korean American, Eric shares recipes from Friday night Korean barbecues with his family to mixed Korean dishes for one. Eric carefully combines Korean pantry staples with American classics like gochujang butter and radish toast and caramelized kimchi baked potatoes to create salt-and-pepper pork chops with pickled onions and mashed potatoes with toasted seaweed and sour cream dip.
KOREAN AMERICAN: FOOD THAT TASTES LIKE HOME
Sophie Gordon— All the vegetables
Sophie Gordon shows us how to cook with every part of every vegetable, with sustainable recipes that make for a happier planet. With over 130 delicious, eco-conscious recipes, Sophie reinterprets some old classics from cauliflower carbonara and broccoli pesto and chunky pumpkin tacos to cherry breakfast crumble, maple roasted pears and Danish apple and walnut rolls.
ALL THE VEGETABLES
Benjamina Ebuehi – A Good Day for Baking: Easy Baking Recipes for Every Mood
This is a cookbook that embraces simplicity, mindfulness and the therapeutic comfort of baking. The Great British Bake OffExuding warmth and generosity, ‘s 2016 contestant Benjamina makes eevery day a good day to bake with delicious and easy recipes that reflect her natural, seasonal and down-to-earth way of baking. Chapters include Herbs & Tea, Stone Fruit & Berries, Vegetables, Best of Beige, Spice Cabinet and Chocolate.
A GOOD DAY FOR BAKING: EASY BAKING RECIPES FOR EVERY MOOD
Rick Martinez- Mi Cocina: Recipes and enthusiasm from my kitchen in Mexico.
Join Rick Martínez as he shares his intrepid culinary journey through Mexico, beginning in Mexico City and continuing over 20,000 incredibly delicious miles. Recipes include the delicious Albóndigas en Chipotle – herb and cheese meatballs bathed in a smoky, flavorful Oaxacan chipotle sauce, grilled carne asada stuffed into a grilled quesadilla, and corn tamales stuffed with succulent shrimp, chilies and roasted tomatoes.
MI COCINA: RECIPES AND DELIGHTS FROM MY KITCHEN IN MEXICO
Joshua Weissman – An uncompromising cookbook
“…can we please stop the barrage of 2.3 second meals that only require 1 ingredient? I see…we’re busy. But let’s refocus on the fact that well-made burgers don’t grow on trees.” With no excuses or apologies, Joshua Weissman instructs you on how to razze cook with simplicity, humor and a little light to get you into the kitchen. With over 100 recipes, including classics like cacio e pepe, pulled pork braised in mojo, and much morend a new take on a life-changing bagel loaf.
AN UNCOMPENSATED COOKBOOK
Leandro Carreira – Portugal: The Cookbook
Chef Leandro Carreira, celebrates the diversity of Portuguese cuisine, which brings together dishes of home cooking from all regions of the country, including fish and shellfish dishes from the Algarve coast, hearty stews from the Douro Valley and the famous and beloved pastries of Lisbon.
PORTUGAL: THE COOKBOOK
Jessica Yun- The unofficial Ghibli cookbook
Studio Ghibli’s favorite food moments come to life in this new cookbook by Jessica Yun. Featuring 50 of the most iconic Studio Ghibli classics, from Howls the moving castleSkillet bacon and eggs, too ponies Ramen with “haaam”! If you’ve always wanted to cook Japanese anime, manga and home cooking all in one place, this is it.
THE UNOFFICIAL STUDIO GHIBLI COOKBOOK
Yotam Ottolenghi – Ottolenghi test kitchen
For the first time, the OTK team takes us into their creative space. We offer recipes that offer all the punch and spiciness we’ve come to expect from Ottolenghi, but with more flexibility to make them our own, using what we have in our cupboards. Recipes include creamy, dreamy hummus, a one-pan route with tandoori chickpea confit, and a stunning tomato salad.