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Cookbook Reviews

See What's Cooking!

Chef Yannick Alléno's 40-pound cookbook is so big that it needs a suitcase to be transported



Whether you're making a meal for yourself or planning a dinner party for friends, our selection of cookbook reviews are sure to inspire you. With cuisines ranging from French to Italian and themes like Holidays and Grilling, these culinary tomes include recipes and tips from famous chefs and restaurants in the United States and around the world. So crack open one of our favorite cookbooks and get cookin'!

Cookbook Reviews: From Bestsellers to Classics

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The Scarpetta Cookbook by Scott Conant

COOKING WITH SCOTT CONANT
The Scarpetta Cookbook
If you have experienced chef Scott Conant's cooking at one of his Scarpetta restaurants, chances are you're hooked. Luckily for you, his new cookbook allows you to recreate his signature dishes at home.

Learn more and watch GAYOT's exclusive interview

BEST OF ALL TIME

The groundbreaking The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Cookbooks

BEST OF ALL TIME
Top 10 Cookbooks
From classic instructional manuals to brand new volumes showcasing modern cuisine, our Top 10 Cookbooks feature great recipes and advice for every type of home chef.

Timeless Classics and More Great Tomes




The Seduction Cookbook: Culinary Creations for Lovers by Diane Brown

KINKY KITCHEN
Top 10 Romantic and Sexy Cookbooks
From stories about romance and food to aphrodisiac guides, these steamy cookbooks will add some spice to your love life.

Turn Up the Heat!




Deepak Chopra's What are You Hungry For? takes a deeper look at overeating

NO CALORIE COUNTING
Top 10 Diet Books
Successful dieting comes down to finding a program you can live with. The books on this list feature a variety of approaches, from nutritarianism to the Paleo model.

Get the Skinny


COOKBOOKS BY CATEGORY
 
American
Antipasti
Asian/Indian
Baking
Barbecue & Grilling
Chefs
Desserts & Sweets
Diet & Weight Loss
European
Family Style
French
General

Holiday
Italian
Meat & Seafood
Mediterranean
Mexican/South American
Miscellaneous
Partytime
Romantic Dining
Sandwiches
Vegetarian/Vegan
Wine

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Need a caffeine fix? From sixteen-ounce cans to energy shots, guarana to ginkgo biloba, here are five of GAYOT's favorite energy drinks.

From Alice Waters to Julia Child to James Beard, the classic cookbooks on GAYOT's list have shaped our culinary landscape.