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The best cookbooks gift guide is a collection of cookbook recommendations from your favorite food bloggers, and cookbooks I’ve reviewed written by some of the best food bloggers on the web. If you are buying gifts for your favorite cook, add these to your holiday shoping list, and add them to your own wish list if you are the one who loves to be in the kitchen. Whether you are buying or daydreaming about stocking your bookshelves, check out my this foodie gift guide of the best cookbooks.
Foodie Gift Guide: Over 50 of The Best Cookbooks Written By and Recommended By Your Favorite Food Bloggers
I’m so excited to share with you this collection of incredible cookbooks. I asked my food blogger friends for some of their favorites, so not only am I giving you the list of the books on their shelves that they reach for when they aren’t busy creating their own recipes, but I’ve also got links and quotes from them to their favorite recipes and reasons why these books have become an integral part of their collection.
But before I share their recommendations, here are some of the best cookbooks on my shelf!
The best cookbooks by some of my favorite bloggers that I’ve reviewed and shared with you…
- The Simple Kitchen by Chad and Donna Elick of The Slow Roasted Italian (check out these Chili Lime Steak Bites)
- The Gourmet Kitchen by Jennifer Farley of Savory Simple (check out these Broccoli Cheddar Baked Potatoes)
- The Poke Cake Cookbook by Jamie Sherman of Love Bakes Good Cakes (check out this Reese’s Poke Cake)
- The Big Book of Paleo Slow Cooking by Natalie Perry of Perry’s Plate (check out this Paleo Orange Sesame Chicken)
- The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin of Barefeet in the Kitchen (check out these BBQ Chicken Tostadas).
- Express Lane Cooking by Shawn Syphus of I Wash… You Dry (check out these Home-style Shrimp Bowls)
- 100 Creative Ways to Use Rotisserie Chicken in Everyday Meals by Trish Rosenquist of Mom on Timeout (check out these Mediterranean Chicken Pinwheels)
- Sugar-Free Mom by Brenda Bennett of Sugar-Free Mom (check out these No-Bake Nut-Free Granola Bars)
Some of the best cookbooks I haven’t reviewed yet, but own and love…
- The Everyday Ketogenic Kitchen by Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food
- Dessert Mashups by Dorothy Kern of Crazy for Crust
- The Cabot Creamery Cookbook (you’ll find the recipe for Baked Cauli-Tots in there)
- Giada’s Family Dinners by Giada De Laurentiis
Here’s some of the best cookbooks for desserts from my sweet blogger buddies that I still need to get my hands on…
- Out of the Box Desserts by Hayley Parker of The Domestic Rebel
- No-Bake Treats by Julianne Bayer of Beyond Frosting
- Grandbaby Cakes by Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes
- Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes by Lindsay Conchar of Life, Love & Sugar
And a few of the best cookbooks for healthy and savory recipes from some other food blogger friends that I want in my collection…
- The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka of Skinnytaste
- The Recipe Girl Cookbook by Lori Lange of Recipe Girl
- Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes by Philia Kelnhofer of SweetPhi
- Inspiralized by Ali Maffucci of Inspiralized
- Pure Delicious by Heather Christo
And these are some of my kids’ favorite books for the littlest foodies…
- Tyler Makes Pancakes by Tyler Florence
- I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
- The Duckling Gets a Cookie!? by Mo Willems
- Tyler Makes Spaghetti by Tyler Florence
And now, The Best Cookbooks Recommended By Your Favorite Food Bloggers…
- Real Food Slow Cooker Suppers by Samantha Skaggs (Check out the review and Slow Cooker King Ranch Chicken Soup from Melanie of Melanie Makes. She says, “As the name implies, all of the recipes call for all real, fresh, unprocessed ingredients. Each family friendly main dish recipe includes a full page, full color photo for every recipe.”)
- Date Night In by Ashley Rodriguez (Check out the review and Key Lime Sorbet Tequila Cocktail from Peabody of Sweet ReciPeas. She says, “I love it because of the concept, her vulnerability in the book, and her amazing recipes.”)
- Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry (Check out the review and Golden Ale Beer Cocktail from Jackie of The Beeroness. She says, “This is the perfect book for cocktail nerds!”)
- At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin (Check out the review and Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Brownie with Sea Salt from Aysegul of Foolproof Living. She says, “I love this book because every single recipe I made was creative, new, healthy, and delicious. Not to mention the whole book is a source for people who are new to health-ier cooking & baking.”)
- Bountiful: Recipes Inspired By Our Garden by Todd Porter and Diane Cu (Check out the review and Fresh Persimmon Cookies with Raisins and Nuts from Yvette of Muy Bueno. She says, “Reading this cookbook I could feel the love they have for each other, for gardening, fresh produce, their family, and their friends.”)
- The Cupboard to Table Cookbook by Judy Hannemann (Check out the review and Pork Chops and Lemon Thyme Cream Sauce from Lisa of Creole Contessa – she says “Fast, simple, and delicious recipes with basic pantry items.”)
- Ally’s Kitchen: A Passport for Adventurous Palates by Alice D’Antoni Phillips (Check out the review and Chianti Eggplant Chicken Parmesan from Lynette of Moore or Less Cooking. She says, “I have made numerous recipes from Ally’s cookbook and they are all amazing. The flavors, the ease, the creativity is wonderful. Her recipes are a product of traveling worldwide with her Boho spin on them. Ally’s enthusiasm is infectious and inspiring.”)
- Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Check out the review and Burnt Eggplant with Garlic, Lemon, and Pomegranate Seeds from Shaina of Take a Bite Out of Boca. She says “Not only are the pictures absolutely beautiful, but I love how the book really transports you to that part of the world with stories about the ingredients he uses and the dishes he creates.”)
- Lighten Up Y’All by Virginia Willis (Check out the review and Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Pie from Sue of Palatable Pastime. She says, “She has taken some Southern recipes that can be unhealthy and made them approachable again.”)
- The Weeknight Dinner Cookbook by Mary Younkin. (Check out the review and Caprese Skillet Chicken from Susan of The View From Great Island. She says, “Every recipe (and there are LOTS) is a doable, delicious, family style meal ~ real food you actually want to cook!”)
- Skinny Meals by Bob Harper (Recommended by Krista of Joyful Healthy Eats)
- The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon (Recommended by Melissa of My Whole Food Life)
- Tiny Food Party by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park (Recommended by Julie of White Lights on Wednesday. She says, “I’ve made tons of recipes from it and LOVE them! The recipes range from twists on every day favorites to regional cuisine from different parts of the world and they’re all delicious!”)
- The Ketogenic Cookbook by Jimmy Moore (Recommended by Carolyn of All Day I Dream About Food. She says, “This ain’t your mama’s Atkins cookbook! It’s a fantastic introduction to the low carb diet, the whys, the wherefores, and the how tos. With great recipes and meal plans.”)
- The Quick Six Fix by Stuart O’Keefe (Check out the review and Stuart’s Paella from Marlene of Nosh My Way. She says, “I bet there isn’t one person who wouldn’t love to have recipes with six ingredients, six minutes to prep and six minutes to clean up.”)
- The Glorious Pasta of Italy and The Glorious Vegetables of Italy by Domenica Marchetti (Recommended by Jamie of Life’s a Feast)
- Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo (Check out the review and Slow-Cooked Salsa Verde Chicken from Lisa of Low Carb Yum. She says, “It’s loaded with recipes and information for eating real whole foods. The recipes are all very easy too.”)
- Maryland’s Chesapeake by Kathy Wielech Patterson and Neal Patterson (Check out the review and Spicy Crab and Sausage Soup from Jessica of Savory Experiments. She says, “One of the rare cookbooks that not only provides regionally authentic recipes from local chefs, but also background.”)
- Eat in My Kitchen by Meike Peters (Recommended by Jenny of The Cookbook Junkies)
- 30-Minute One-Pot Meals by Jo Cismaru (Recommended by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic. She says, “I love it because it takes quick and easy recipes to new heights. Her recipes are stunningly beautiful, and very accessible for people of any skill level to make.”)
- Maple by Katie Webster (Check out the review and Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili from Lauren of Healthy. Delicious. She says, “This book is GORGEOUS and every recipe in it sounds incredible.”)
- Simply Scratch by Laurie McNamera (Recommended by Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic. She says, “It features real food in fresh, reasonable recipes.”)
- Alternative Baker by Alanna Taylor-Tobin (Check out the review and Gluten Free Buckwheat Chocolate Cookies from Katie of Healthy Seasonal Recipes. She says, “This book is all about gluten-free baking with alternative flours. It is absolutely stunning and the recipes I have tried are amazing! Throughout she gives super helpful, illuminating yet basic tips in a fun approachable way that will inspire even the most reluctant baker.”)
- Ratio by Michael Ruhlman (This book inspired the search for the perfect brownie recipe, these Ultimate Deep Dish Brownies, from Katie of Recipe for Perfection.)
- Everything Wheat-Free Cookbook by Lauren Kelly (Recomended by Amee of Amee’s Savory Dish. She says, “The recipes are practical, delicious, my kids love them and my GF husband can eat them. “)
Some other bloggers wanted to share their cookbooks with you too!
- The Good Fast Eats Cookbook by Amy Flanigan of Belly Full
- The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook by Ginny McMeans of Vegan in the Freezer
- Easy. Whole. Vegan. and DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters, and More by Melissa King of My Whole Food Life
- Kitchen Meets Girl: 30 Easy Meals for Reluctant Cooks by Ashley Whitmore of Kitchen Meets Girl
- Sun and Sizzle by Allison Miller of Cupcake Diaries.
- Brownies, Blondies and Bars by Stephanie Brubaker of Back for Seconds
What an awesome list girl!!! I just got a notification today about this post lol, so that’s why I’m responding so late! Anyway, I’d love to send you a copy of my cookbook Fast and Easy Five-Ingredient Recipes: A Cookbook for Busy People – just message me your address (email@example.com)
Oh you are too sweet. These ping notifications are to funny. I get some months later! I’d love to check out your cookbook!
The list is good Brianne. I’ve read some of these. Really recommend Pure Delicious for anyone who has any kind of food allergy. Very helpful.
Wow what an amazing list! I really like that book Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes. Gonna buy it and spoil my sweet tooth with it lol. Thanks for sharing.
Wow. What an incredible list. Bookmarking this for future reference.
So many of my favorites and I’m always looking for more suggestions to add to my collection. Bookmarked to add a bunch to my list!
Love this list! Thanks for sharing my selection and sample recipe. Giving this one a share.
Thanks for the great recipe, Lisa!
What a great list! Definitely finding some gift-giving inspiration… and a few for my own wishlist!