The 24 Best Cookbooks of 2022: The Ultimate List!

Theses cookbooks on this list celebrate feel-good food and stories from around the globe.

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

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Are you looking for some inspiration in the kitchen?  Whether you’re an experienced home cook who loves trying new recipes or a beginner chef just starting to explore cuisine, the right cookbook can be invaluable!  With so many options available, it can be hard to decide which books are worth your valuable time and energy. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best cookbooks of 2022!  These cookbooks cover a wide range of cuisine and cooking styles, ensuring that everyone has something they’ll love.  No matter what kind of food you’re into or how experienced you are in the kitchen, these gems will help take your culinary know-how to the next level! So whether you’re looking for something to help you get dinner on the table quickly or you’re ready to experiment in the kitchen, we’ve got you covered with the best cookbooks of 2022!

About Cookbooks

Do people use cookbooks anymore?

Absolutely, people still use cookbooks! In the digital age, you might think that cookbooks have fallen out of favor, but this is far from the truth.  Cookbooks continue to be popular and are considered timeless kitchen partners.  They provide expertly curated and tested recipes, something a quick online search may not deliver.  Not only for recipes, cookbooks offer a wealth of information, including cooking techniques, meal planning, and a deep dive into cultures and cuisines.  In 2022, the trend of using cookbooks has even seen a resurgence, as people are spending more time cooking at home and seeking quality, reliable resources.  So, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chef, the best cookbooks of 2022 are here to guide and inspire you in your culinary journey.

What is the most prestigious cookbook award?

The James Beard Foundation Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Food,” hosts the most prestigious awards for cookbooks.  Recognizing excellence in the food and beverage industry since 1990, these awards are coveted by chefs, authors, and other culinary professionals across the globe.  They offer categories for Cookbook of the Year, as well as subcategories to honor specific types of cuisine and food writing.  A James Beard Award is a testament to the high quality, creativity, and dedication that goes into each winning cookbook.

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The Best 2022 Cookbooks To Bring Into Your Kitchen

From everyday cookbooks, baking books and even regional cuisines, these are the best cookbooks of 2022 to bring into your kitchen:

  1. Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger
  2. Mi Cocina by Rick Martinez
  3. My America by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein
  4. Turkey and the Wolf by Mason Hereford, JJ Goode
  5. Eitan Eats the World by Eitan Bernath
  6. The I Don’t Want to Cook Book by Alyssa Brantley
  7. The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook by Brian Noyes
  8. Mission Vegan by Danny Bowien, JJ Goode, EdD.
  9. Boards and Spreads by Yasmin Fahr
  10. Flour Power by Tara Jensen
  11. Simple Pasta by Odette Williams
  12. Masala by Anita Jaisinghani 
  13. Dinner in One by Melissa Clark
  14. The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che
  15. The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh
  16. Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain
  17. Gateau by Aleksandra Crapanzano
  18. Savory Baking by Erin Jeanne McDowell
  19. Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam
  20. Justice of the Pies by Maya-Camille Broussard
  21. Diasporican by Illyanna Maisonet
  22. Go-To Dinners by Ina Garten
  23. Tanya Holland’s California Soul by Tanya Holland
  24. What’s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz
Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger

Snacks for Dinner by Lukas Volger

In Snacks for Dinner, Volger transforms carefree noshing into nourishing meals with recipes to inspire your own make-from-scratch snack spreads that are not only quick to makes but also deeply satisfying.

Mi Cocina by Rick Martinez

Mi Cocina by Rick Martinez

Join Rick Martínez on a once-in-a-lifetime culinary journey throughout México that begins in Mexico City and continues through 32 states, in 156 cities, and across 20,000 incredibly delicious miles. In Mi Cocina, Rick shares deeply personal recipes as he re-creates the dishes and specialties he tasted throughout his journey.

My America : Recipes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein

My America by Kwame Onwuachi, Joshua David Stein

Featuring more than 125 recipes, My America is a celebration of the food of the African Diaspora, as handed down through Onwuachi’s own family history, spanning Nigeria to the Caribbean, the South to the Bronx, and beyond. From Nigerian Jollof, Puerto Rican Red Bean Sofrito, and Trinidadian Channa (Chickpea) Curry to Jambalaya, Baby Back Ribs, and Red Velvet Cake, these are global home recipes that represent the best of the patchwork that is American cuisine.

Turkey and the Wolf : Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans by Mason Hereford, JJ Goode

Turkey and the Wolf by Mason Hereford, JJ Goode

A fun and flavorful book of 95 dynamic recipes that put a playful spin on Southern food, from the James Beard Award-nominated owner of Turkey and the Wolf in New Orleans.

Eitan Eats the World: New Comfort Classics to Cook Right Now: A Cookbook by Eitan Bernath

Eitan Eats the World by Eitan Bernath

85 fresh comfort food recipes highlighting the enthusiasm, creativity, and foolproof techniques of the TikTok cooking prodigy who “taught millions stuck at home during quarantine how to cook” (The New York Times), now the principal culinary contributor on The Drew Barrymore Show.

The I Don’t Want to Cook Book: 100 Tasty, Healthy, Low-Prep Recipes for When You Just Don’t Want to Cook by Alyssa Brantley

The I Don’t Want to Cook Book by Alyssa Brantley

Get away with the bare minimum while still getting food on the table with these 100 quick and easy recipes that require minimal prep, little-to-no planning, and zero extra trips to the grocery store.

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook : Sweet and Savory Comfort Food from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery by Brian Noyes

The Red Truck Bakery Farmhouse Cookbook by Brian Noyes

Indulge your thirst for new ways to enjoy tequila and mezcal with 60+ recipes for agave cocktails from a James Beard Award-nominated author and New York Times spirits writer.  From riffs on classics such as the Mezcal Mule and Oaxaca Old-Fashioned to new favorites such as Naked and Famous or Smoke and Ice, discover how to use mezcal and tequila to create cocktails in nearly every classic cocktail formula–from flip to sour to highball–that highlight the smoky, edgy flavors of these unique and popular spirits.

Mission Vegan : Wildly Delicious Food for Everyone by Danny Bowien, JJ Goode, EdD.

Mission Vegan by Danny Bowien, JJ Goode, EdD.

From the author of The Mission Chinese Food Cookbook, a fresh take on vegan cooking that emphasizes freewheeling exploration and big flavor.

Boards and Spreads : Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal by Yasmin Fahr

Boards and Spreads by Yasmin Fahr

Feast upon more than 65 recipes for platters and boards, including dinner-worthy spreads, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more inspiration for anytime-eating.

Flour Power : The Practice and Pursuit of Baking Sourdough Bread by Tara Jensen

Flour Power by Tara Jensen

A fun and empowering bread master class with 80 recipes and insights from sourdough whisperer Tara Jensen.

Simple Pasta by Odette Williams

Simple Pasta by Odette Williams

A gorgeous collection of simple, tasty pasta recipes you’ll return to again and again, any night of the week.

Masala: Recipes from India, the Land of Spices by Anita Jaisinghani

Masala by Anita Jaisinghani

Go inside the mind of a chef to learn the fundamentals of Indian cuisine and decode the secrets to cooking with spices in this beautiful collection of over 100 timeless recipes. 

Dinner in One : Exceptional & Easy One-Pan Meals Melissa Clark

Dinner in One by Melissa Clark

100 all-new super-simple and incredibly delicious one-pot, one-pan, one-sheet—one-everything!—recipes from the New York Times star food writer and bestselling author of Dinner in French.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen : Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook Hannah Che

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che

100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok.

The Mediterranean Dish : 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook Suzy Karadsheh

The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh

The highly anticipated debut cookbook from the creator of The Mediterranean Dish website, with more than 120 recipes for bright and flavorful Mediterranean diet-inspired meals.

Nadiya's Everyday Baking : From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain

The beloved Netflix host and New York Times bestselling author of Nadiya Bakes and Time to Eat presents more than ninety sweet and savory recipes for every meal, occasion, or mood.

Gateau : The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes Aleksandra Crapanzano

Gateau by Aleksandra Crapanzano

James Beard Award–winning writer Aleksandra Crapanzano shares the secrets of the cakes Parisians bake at home: the gâteau in its many splendors from the simplest yogurt cakes to deceptively easy bûches de Noël, from nut tortes to boozy flourless chocolate cakes, from yuzu madeleines to rum-soaked babas.

Savory Baking : Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and Everything in Between Erin Jeanne McDowell

Savory Baking by Erin Jeanne McDowell

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book on Pie and The Fearless Baker, a savory baking book for delicious baked goods at any time of day.

Rambutan : Recipes from Sri Lanka Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Rambutan by Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Since Cynthia Shanmugalingam was a young girl, she has worked to piece together her sense of Sri Lanka, her ancestral homeland that she experienced through the wondrous flavors of her immigrant parents’ kitchen in London. In Rambutan, these ingredients, methods, and tastes—combining Javanese, Malay, Indian, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences—come together to create an irresistible portrait of modern Sri Lankan cuisine.

Justice of the Pies : Sweet and Savory Pies, Quiches, and Tarts plus Inspirational Stories from Exceptional People: A Baking Book Maya-Camille Broussard

Justice of the Pies by Maya-Camille Broussard

75 sweet and savory pie, quiche, and tart recipes from one of the stars of Netflix’s Bake Squad.

Diasporican : A Puerto Rican Cookbook Illyanna Maisonet

Diasporican by Illyanna Maisonet

Over 90 delicious, deeply personal recipes that tell the story of Puerto Rico’s Stateside diaspora from the United States’ first Puerto Rican food columnist, award-winning writer Illyanna Maisonet. 

Go-To Dinners : A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Ina Garten

Go-To Dinners by Ina Garten

America’s favorite home cook presents delicious, crowd-pleasing, go-to recipes that you’ll want to make over and over again!

Tanya Holland's California Soul : Recipes from a Culinary Journey West by Tanya Holland

Tanya Holland’s California Soul by Tanya Holland

80+ comfort-filled recipes that trace the roots of modern California soul food to the Great Migration—from the acclaimed chef and author of Brown Sugar Kitchen.

What's for Dessert : Simple Recipes for Dessert People Claire Saffitz

What’s for Dessert by Claire Saffitz

Claire Saffitz returns with 100 recipes for all dessert people–whether you’re into impressive-yet-easy molten lava cakes, comforting rice pudding, or decadent chestnut brownies.

What do you think about these 2022 cookbooks?

Have you read or cooked from any of the cookbooks on this list?  What are your favorite cookbooks?  What are your favorite 2022 cookbooks?  What are the best cookbooks of 2022 that you would add to the list?  Let’s talk about it in the comments.


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