Last Updated on November 16, 2023 by BiblioLifestyle
Do you have the passion to create delicious and mouthwatering dishes at home? Are you interested in learning new culinary techniques? If your answer is yes to either of those questions, then we’ve got the perfect list for you: The Best Cookbooks of 2023. These books contain hardly any fillers—no empty promises or fakery here—just pure recipes that are sure to inspire culinary creativity in the kitchen! With dishes ranging from classic comfort food favorites and trendy vegan plant-based cuisine, there’s sure to be something here for everyone! You can also expect to find helpful tips from experienced chefs and cooks, that will assist anyone on their journey towards becoming a top-notch home chef. So grab an apron and come along with us as we discover some amazing culinary gems from today’s top authors and read on to discover the cookbooks that made our “best” list this year!
Are cookbooks still a thing?
Absolutely, cookbooks are more relevant than ever! In this digital era, cookbooks offer a tangible and immersive experience that online recipes cannot. They take you on a gastronomical journey, touching upon the history and culture of the cuisine, the significance of ingredients, and the nuances of technique. Moreover, the eminent chefs and authors behind the cookbooks of 2023 are renowned for their expertise and creativity, bringing together an array of delectable recipes that cater to diverse tastes and preferences. These cookbooks are not only recipe repositories but also works of art, with stunning food photography and design. They make for the perfect gift for the food enthusiast, a valuable resource for the home cook, and a splendid addition to any bookshelf.
Why do people still buy cookbooks?
People still buy cookbooks for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, cookbooks provide a comprehensive exploration of a particular cuisine or cooking style, offering a curated selection of tried and tested recipes that digital platforms cannot always guarantee. Secondly, they often come with stunning visuals and detailed instructions that inspire and guide both novice and experienced cooks. Many also offer deep insights into food history and culture, adding an educational aspect to the cooking experience. Additionally, cookbooks make an aesthetically pleasing addition to a home library or kitchen counter. For many, flipping through a cookbook’s pages, marking favorite recipes and noting personal adaptations, adds a personal touch that digital platforms can’t replicate. Lastly, cookbooks make for thoughtful gifts, catering to a loved one’s culinary interests and adding to their recipe repertoire.
Should I get rid of my cookbooks?
Absolutely not! Cookbooks are a treasure trove of culinary wisdom, containing years of experience, experimentation, and innovation. They serve as a physical reminder of cooking endeavors, filled with annotations, splatters, and bookmarks that tell a story. They provide a comforting sense of familiarity and an opportunity to disconnect from digital distractions. Furthermore, each cookbook offers its unique perspective, be it the author’s personal touch, cultural anecdotes, or experimental recipes. They are more than just a collection of recipes – they are snapshots of food culture, history, and personal journeys. So, instead of getting rid of your cookbooks, consider organizing them in a way that enhances your kitchen aesthetic and makes your favorite recipes more accessible.
The Best 2023 Cookbooks To Bring Into Your Kitchen
From everyday cookbooks, baking books and even regional cuisines, these are the best cookbooks of 2023 to bring into your kitchen:
- Mayumu by Abi Balingit
- Did You Eat Yet? by Ronnie Woo
- Everyday Grand by Jocelyn Delk Adams
- An A-Z of Pasta by Rachel Roddy
- Indian Flavor Every Day by Maya Kaimal
- I’ll Bring The Cake by Mandy Merriman
- The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman
- Sweet Enough by Alison Roman
- A Splash of Soy by Lara Lee
- Still We Rise by Erika Council
- I Could Nosh by Jake Cohen
- Simply West African by Pierre Thiam
- Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert
- The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner’s Ready! by Ree Drummond
- Snacking Bakes by Yossy Arefi
Everyday Grand : Soulful Recipes for Celebrating Life’s Big and Small Moments by Jocelyn Delk Adams, with Olga Massov
A joyous cookbook full of gratitude, positivity, and 80+ Southern-inspired comfort food recipes from the culinary sweetheart and blogger behind Grandbaby Cakes.
An A-Z of Pasta : Recipes for Shapes and Sauces, from Alfabeto to Ziti, and Everything in Between by Rachel Roddy
From the award-winning British food writer, the essential book for pasta lovers and fans of all things Italian, featuring a mouth-watering, alphabetical collection of 100 recipes, covering 50 different pasta shapes, from alfabeto to ziti, and everything in between.
I’ll Bring The Cake : Recipes for Every Season and Every Occasion by Mandy Merriman
Baking with Blondie blogger Mandy Merriman takes the guesswork out of delicious and beautiful cakes—starting with boxed mixes and then adding flavorful ingredients and creative decorations—for occasion-worthy cakes any baker can make.
LISTEN TO MANDY MERRIMAN TALK ABOUT HER BOOK “I’LL BRING THE CAKE” & SHARE BAKING TIPS & TRICKS ON THE READER’S COUCH PODCAST
- Tune in to: I’ll Bring The Cake by Mandy Merriman
The Dinner Party Project : A No-Stress Guide to Food with Friends by Natasha Feldman
The dinner party is back! Chef and cooking show host Natasha Feldman shares the secrets to throwing fun, no-stress gatherings—spoiler alert: it starts with delicious recipes you’ll have total confidence in! This modern manual offers 80+ recipes with menu ideas, sketches, and practical tips to ensure that everyone enjoys the party, especially the host!
LISTEN TO NATASHA FELDMAN TALK ABOUT HER BOOK “THE DINNER PARTY PROJECT” & SHARE COOKING + HOSTING TIPS & TRICKS ON THE READER’S COUCH PODCAST
- Tune in to: The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman
I Could Nosh : Classic Jew-ish Recipes Revamped for Every Day by Jake Cohen
The much-anticipated new cookbook from the author of the beloved New York Times bestseller Jew-ish, Jake Cohen, a fun and inspiring collection of recipes melding traditional Jewish flavors and modern influences.
Simply West African : Easy, Joyful Recipes for Every Kitchen by Pierre Thiam, with Lisa Katayama
Experience the vibrant cuisines of West Africa any night of the week with 80 easy, accessible recipes.
LISTEN TO PIERRE THIAM TALK ABOUT HIS BOOK “SIMPLY WEST AFRICAN” & SHARE COOKING TIPS & TRICKS ON THE READER’S COUCH PODCAST
- Tune in to: Simply West African by Pierre Thiam
The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner’s Ready! : 112 Fast and Fabulous Recipes for Slightly Impatient Home Cooks by Ree Drummond
In The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner’s Ready! you’ll find lots of new dishes to fit your schedule, whether you’re in a hurry to get supper made or simply want to get out of the kitchen quicker to spend time doing other things you enjoy (even if that’s curling up in front of the TV for the night)!
Snacking Bakes : Simple Recipes for Cookies, Bars, Brownies, Cakes, and More by Yossy Arefi
60 accessible, anytime recipes for delectable cookies, cakes, brownies, and bars that need only one bowl and easy-to-find ingredients, from the award-winning author of Snacking Cakes.
What do you think about these 2023 cookbooks?
Have you read or cooked from any of the cookbooks on this list? What are your favorite cookbooks? What are your favorite 2023 cookbooks? What are the best cookbooks of 2023 that you would add to the list? Let’s talk about it in the comments.