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The Best Cookbooks of 2024 (So Far)

From revamped classics to plant-based delights, these titles will spice up your kitchen and tastebuds.

Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by BiblioLifestyle

The Best Cookbooks of 2024

As we savor the flavors of the new year, I’m excited to share my list of the best cookbooks of 2024 (so far.) This curated selection is more than just recipes in a cookbook; it’s a celebration of global cuisines, innovative kitchen techniques, and storytelling that stirs the soul as much as the palate. From heirloom dishes reborn through modern twists to plant-based delights that will make you rethink vegetables, each cookbook offers a unique zest to inspire novices and seasoned chefs alike. So prepare your taste buds and bookshelves for this epicurean adventure that promises to enrich your kitchen library with the most coveted titles of the year.

P.S. I will be updating this list throughout the year as I continue to read and cook from more cookbooks.

List of The Best Cookbooks of 2024 (So Far)

  1. Tiffy Cooks by Tiffy Chen
  2. Come Hungry by Melissa Ben-Ishay
  3. At My Italian Table by Laura Vitale, with Rachel Holtzman
  4. Hot Sheet by Olga Massov
  5. Rooted Kitchen by Ashley Rodriguez
  6. Anything’s Pastable by Dan Pashman
  7. Sesame, Soy, Spice by Remy Morimoto Park
  8. Indulge by Valerie Bertinelli
  9. Milk Street 365 by Christopher Kimball
  10. Pizza Night by Alexandra Stafford
  11. Big Dip Energy by Alyse Whitney
  12. Newt by Newt Nguyen
  13. Koreaworld by Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard
Tiffy Cooks by Tiffy Chen

Tiffy Cooks by Tiffy Chen

Tiffy Chen, the popular blogger and TikTok star behind Tiffy Cooks, shares 88 Asian family-style recipes in her debut cookbook. Drawing from her Taiwanese upbringing and culinary influences from across Southeast Asia, Tiffy presents easy, everyday dishes like the Taiwanese Breakfast Sandwich, Sesame Chicken Rice, Drunken Chicken, and Braised Sticky Pork Belly, alongside freezer-friendly favorites such as bao, buns, wontons, and dumplings. The book combines rich cultural anecdotes, travel stories, and step-by-step photography, celebrating Asian cuisine and the importance of family through food which is why I selected it as one of the best cookbooks of 2024.

You can get a copy of Tiffy Cooks by Tiffy Chen on Amazon or Bookshop.

Come Hungry by Melissa Ben-Ishay

Come Hungry by Melissa Ben-Ishay

Melissa Ben-Ishay, co-founder of Baked by Melissa, shares over 100 veggie-packed, nourishing recipes in her cookbook inspired by the viral Green Goddess Salad. With a philosophy of balancing nourishment with indulgence, “Come Hungry” encourages eating delicious, healthy meals and offers easy-to-follow recipes for all levels of home cooks. From Mediterranean Grain Salad to Double Chocolate Zucchini Cake, Melissa’s recipes invite creativity and promise delicious meals for any diet, encapsulating her journey from her grandmother’s kitchen to widespread online acclaim.

You can get a copy of Come Hungry by Melissa Ben-Ishay on Amazon or Bookshop.

At My Italian Table by Laura Vitale

At My Italian Table by Laura Vitale, with Rachel Holtzman

Bring the joy of Italian cooking into your kitchen with Laura Vitale’s 100 classic Italian family favorites. After moving from Italy to the US, Laura was homesick for her nonna’s cooking, inspiring her to recreate these beloved dishes in her New Jersey kitchen. With recipes ranging from slow-cooked Sunday sauces to quick pan-fried chicken cutlets and fluffy Focaccia Barese, this book is a collection of Laura’s efforts to capture her nonna’s delicious legacy, perfected through decades of family meals and weeknight dinners. It’s a treasure trove of authentic Italian cooking that brings the essence of Italy right to your home which is why I selected it as one of the best cookbooks of 2024.

You can get a copy of At My Italian Table by Laura Vitale, with Rachel Holtzman on Amazon or Bookshop.

Hot Sheet by Olga Massov

Hot Sheet by Olga Massov

Transform everyday meals into extraordinary ones with Hot Sheet, featuring over 100 creative and accessible sheet pan recipes for all meals, from breakfasts to desserts. Cookbook authors Olga Massov and Sanaë Lemoine showcase the versatility of the sheet pan through elegant dishes, including Giant Pancake with Blueberries, Open-Face Croque Monsieur, Oven Ratatouille with Eggs, and much more. Perfect for quick weeknight dinners and special occasions, these recipes promise minimal cleanup and maximum flavor, proving that sophisticated meals can be simple to make which is why I selected it as one of the best cookbooks of 2024.

You can get a copy of Hot Sheet by Olga Massov on Amazon or Bookshop.

Rooted Kitchen by Ashley Rodriguez

Rooted Kitchen by Ashley Rodriguez

“Rooted Kitchen” is a unique cookbook that invites readers to forge a deeper connection with the natural world through over 80 inventive recipes featuring seasonal ingredients. With thoughtful essays, foraging tips, and techniques for preserving and cooking over an open fire, it’s organized by season to help you make the most of your local produce and foraged finds. From Nettle Orecchiette in spring to Fire-Roasted Pumpkin Fondue in fall, this book also offers guidance on harvesting, preserving, and even mindfulness activities, encouraging a closer relationship with nature through the food we eat.

You can get a copy of Rooted Kitchen by Ashley Rodriguez on Amazon or Bookshop.

Anything's Pastable by Dan Pashman

Anything’s Pastable by Dan Pashman

James Beard Award-winning podcaster Dan Pashman, known for inventing the viral pasta shape cascatelli, ventures into revolutionizing pasta sauces in his cookbook, Anything’s Pastable. Disappointed by the monotony of sauces paired with cascatelli, Pashman traveled across Italy and collaborated with top US recipe developers to create a unique collection of pasta sauce recipes. The book promises a departure from traditional Italian cooking, featuring innovative dishes like Kimchi Carbonara, Mapo Tofu Cascatelli, and Spinach Artichoke Dip Lasagna Pinwheels, among others, showcasing the endless “pastabilities” beyond the old standbys.

You can get a copy of Anything’s Pastable by Dan Pashman on Amazon or Bookshop.

Sesame, Soy, Spice by Remy Morimoto Park

Sesame, Soy, Spice by Remy Morimoto Park

Remy Morimoto Park, the social media star, recipe developer, and health blogger behind Veggiekins, shares her journey from struggling with an eating disorder and addiction to embracing a vegan and gluten-free lifestyle inspired by her diverse Pan-Asian heritage. In her inspirational book, she offers easy-to-make plant-based versions of international and Asian dishes, turning her old comfort foods into new, healthy recipes. Through her culinary creations, Remy reconnects with her family, culture, and wellness, exploring traditional vegan diets from Korean temple food to Japanese Buddhist cuisine and Taiwanese faux meats. Sesame, Soy, Spice is a collection of standout vegan and gluten-free recipes, reflecting on family, culture, and the healing power of food.

You can get a copy of Sesame, Soy, Spice by Remy Morimoto Park on Amazon or Bookshop.

Indulge by Valerie Bertinelli

Indulge by Valerie Bertinelli

Valerie Bertinelli, beloved actress and bestselling author, releases her most indulgent cookbook yet, featuring 100 recipes aimed at nourishing both body and soul. At 60, Bertinelli embraced indulgence in life and food, ceasing her war with the scale. This cookbook offers a wide array of delightful recipes and is a celebration of enjoying food and life to the fullest, penned in Valerie’s intimate and heartfelt style.

You can get a copy of Indulge by Valerie Bertinelli on Amazon or Bookshop.

Milk Street 365 by Christopher Kimball

Milk Street 365 by Christopher Kimball

Discover the joy of cooking with “Milk Street 365,” the comprehensive guide from the James Beard Award-winning team at Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. This book offers 365 essential recipes, from soups and salads to flatbreads and noodles, infused with fresh flavors and simple, game-changing techniques. Learn to cook everyday dishes you’ll love, with deep dives into ingredients, pantry basics, and foundational cooking techniques. Enhance your kitchen skills with tips on roasting chicken, finishing meats, and more, all designed to change the way you cook at home.

You can get a copy of Milk Street 365 by Christopher Kimball on Amazon or Bookshop.

Pizza Night by Alexandra Stafford

Pizza Night by Alexandra Stafford

Make pizza night a weekly tradition with “Pizza Night” by Alexandra Stafford, featuring 52 seasonal pizzas paired with salads for a full meal. Discover easy-to-follow recipes for various pizza doughs including gluten-free and sourdough variations, and master the art of perfect crusts. Explore a year’s worth of pizza and salad pairings arranged seasonally, along with simple desserts like Loaf Pan Tiramisu and One-Bowl Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake. This book adapts to all tastes and schedules, making pizza making accessible and enjoyable for everyone which is why I selected it as one of the best cookbooks of 2024.

You can get a copy of Pizza Night by Alexandra Stafford on Amazon or Bookshop.

Big Dip Energy by Alyse Whitney

Big Dip Energy by Alyse Whitney

Alyse Whitney, known as the Dip Queen and a seasoned food columnist and TV host, introduces her cookbook “Big Dip Energy.” This unique guide offers endless creative dip recipes and entertainment tips, promising fun and easy ways to elevate gatherings or solo snack times. With Alyse’s expert advice, readers learn to make the most valuable dips (MVDs), enjoy effortless entertaining, and even take stylish #DipPics. The book includes a variety of recipes suitable for vegans, vegetarians, and gluten-free enthusiasts, all designed to be one-pan wonders requiring less than 45 minutes to prepare. Highlights include Caesar Salad Dip, Crab Rangoon Dip, and innovative treats like Dipssert techniques. “Big Dip Energy” is the ultimate guide to turning any occasion into a memorable party with the universal love language of dip.

You can get a copy of Big Dip Energy by Alyse Whitney on Amazon or Bookshop.

Newt by Newt Nguyen

Newt by Newt Nguyen

Newt’s debut cookbook bursts onto the scene with over 75 beginner-friendly recipes, encapsulating the charm and humor that skyrocketed him to internet fame. From his humble beginnings in a mobile-home kitchen to becoming a TikTok sensation, Newt proves that anyone can create culinary masterpieces regardless of their resources. The book is filled with Newt’s favorite dishes, viral hits, and a variety of meals from starters to desserts, all designed to be accessible and satisfying. With chapters covering everything from fried chicken to Vietnamese family recipes, this cookbook invites readers to embark on a flavorful adventure, guided by Newt’s signature encouragement and wit.

You can get a copy of Newt by Newt Nguyen on Amazon or Bookshop.

Koreaworld by Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard

Koreaworld by Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard

Koreaworld is an engaging journey through Korean cuisine’s global evolution, led by chef Deuki Hong and journalist Matt Rodbard. Exploring the dynamic Korean food scene from traditional recipes in Korea to modern interpretations in Koreatowns worldwide, this book offers over 75 bold recipes. It delves into the history and modern-day allure of Korean cooking, from ancient Buddhist dishes to the latest in barbecue and street food innovations. With visits to Seoul, Jeju Island, and the rural Jeolla-do, as well as insights into how chefs in the U.S. are reimagining Korean classics, Koreaworld is a vibrant exploration of Korean food’s past, present, and future, complete with stunning photography and captivating stories.

You can get a copy of Koreaworld by Deuki Hong, Matt Rodbard on Amazon or Bookshop.

What do you think about this list of best cookbooks 2024?

What do you think about this list of best cookbooks 2024? Have you read any of them? What cookbooks would you add to this list? Let’s talk all about your favorite cookbooks in the comments below.

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