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The Best Cookbooks of 2023: The Ultimate List!

Discover the best cook books of 2023 and learn helpful tips to becoming a top-notch home chef!

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The Best Cookbooks of 2023

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!

About Cookbooks

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:

  1. Mayumu by Abi Balingit
  2. Did You Eat Yet? by Ronnie Woo
  3. Everyday Grand by Jocelyn Delk Adams
  4. An A-Z of Pasta by Rachel Roddy
  5. Indian Flavor Every Day by Maya Kaimal
  6. I’ll Bring The Cake by Mandy Merriman
  7. The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman
  8. Sweet Enough by Alison Roman
  9. A Splash of Soy by Lara Lee
  10. Still We Rise by Erika Council
  11. I Could Nosh by Jake Cohen
  12. Simply West African by Pierre Thiam
  13. Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert
  14. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner’s Ready! by Ree Drummond
  15. Snacking Bakes by Yossy Arefi
Mayumu by Abi Balingit

Mayumu by Abi Balingit

A sweet baking book of fantastically imaginative remixed Filipino American dessert recipes, plus essays on the Filipino American experience by baker-fundraiser Abi Balingit.

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Did You Eat Yet? by Ronnie Woo

Did You Eat Yet? by Ronnie Woo

From renowned chef and beloved food personality Ronnie Woo, a cookbook of over 100 craveable all-American Asian-inspired recipes.

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Everyday Grand by Jocelyn Delk Adams

Everyday Grand 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.

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An A-Z of Pasta by Rachel Roddy

An A-Z of Pasta 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.

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Indian Flavor Every Day by Maya Kaimal

Indian Flavor Every Day by Maya Kaimal

Introduce rich, complex Indian flavors to your everyday cooking with 80 easy recipes and ingenious guidance from Julia Child Best First Book Award winner Maya Kaimal.

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I'll Bring The Cake by Mandy Merriman

I’ll Bring The Cake 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.

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Listen to Mandy talk about her book, and share baking tips and tricks on The Reader’s Couch podcast: I’ll Bring The Cake by Mandy Merriman.

The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman

The Dinner Party Project 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!

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Listen to Natasha talk about her book, and share cooking and hosting tips and tricks on The Reader’s Couch podcast: The Dinner Party Project by Natasha Feldman

Sweet Enough by Alison Roman

Sweet Enough by Alison Roman

A simple, stylish cookbook full of desserts that come together faster than you can eat them—from the New York Times bestselling author of Dining In and Nothing Fancy.

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A Splash of Soy by Lara Lee

A Splash of Soy by Lara Lee

From the beloved author of Coconut & Sambal, a cookbook on how to create authentic east and southeast Asian flavors at home using common ingredients, quickly and with minimal effort.

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Still We Rise by Erika Council

Still We Rise by Erika Council

A love letter to the Southern biscuit, honoring its place in Black culinary culture and beyond with over 70 delicious recipes.

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I Could Nosh by Jake Cohen

I Could Nosh 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.

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Simply West African by Pierre Thiam

Simply West African by Pierre Thiam, with Lisa Katayama

Experience the vibrant cuisines of West Africa any night of the week with 80 easy, accessible recipes.

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Listen to Pierre talk about his book, and share cooking and hosting tips and tricks on The Reader’s Couch podcast: Simply West African by Pierre Thiam

Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert

Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert

The definitive seafood guide from the three-Michelin-starred chef of Le Bernardin, featuring gorgeous photography and step-by-step techniques alongside 85 accessible recipes for preparing incredible fish at home.

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The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner's Ready! by Ree Drummond

The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Dinner’s Ready! 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)!

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Snacking Bakes by Yossy Arefi

Snacking Bakes 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.

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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.

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