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Cookbook Reviews

Let the Best Chefs Help You with Dinner

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'!
 

Deborah Schneider's new cookbook, Salsas and Moles: Fresh and Authentic Recipes showcases sauces from all over Mexico

HOLY MOLE! 
May is National Salsa Month
In her new book, "Salsas and Moles: Fresh & Authentic Recipes," chef Deborah Schneider brings her culinary expertise to what she considers the heart of Mexican cuisine. Salsa is a more popular condiment than ketchup in Mexico and is eaten with every meal. Made differently in each region, these sauces can be raw or cooked, mild or spicy, using ingredients as varied as red cactus pears and almonds, and the classic chiles and tomatoes. In Schneider's compact, easy-to-use book, you'll discover recipes for a variety of taco and table salsas, classic Mexican snacks, and mole and enchilada sauces.

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Fan-turned-chef Cole Bowden will create a cookbook based off the animated TV series "Bob's Burgers"

COMING SOON!
"Bob's Burgers" to Get Its Own Cookbook
Inspired by the cult hit animated TV series "Bob's Burgers," fan-turned-home chef Cole Bowden creates renditions of the satirically named burgers from the show — think the "Sound & The Curry Burger" or "Blondes Have More Fun Burger." With the help of the show's creator, Loren Bouchard, the recipes to be compiled into this cookbook will be sure to satisfy your hunger and sense of humor.

Read the full article on the Fox News official website

Find wholesome recipes for every mealtime occasion in Eat Fresh by chef Tom Woodbury

LICKETY SPLIT
Eat Fresh: Quick and Easy Meals
Dine fast while staying healthy with recipes from this cookbook by chef Tom Woodbury. Home cooks will find dishes from veggie appetizers all the way down to wholesome desserts.

What's for dinner?



Every Last Crumb features recipe options that are egg-, dairy-, nut-, yeast- and coconut-free for fans of Paleo eating

COOKING GETS REAL
Every Last Crumb Paleo Bread and Beyond
Being allergic to dairy or wheat will no longer keep you away from off-limit meals and treats like grilled cheese sandwiches, cinnamon rolls and pizzas, thanks to the revised recipes in Brittany Angell's new Paleo cookbook.

Say yes to bread and more


Chef Kostow celebrates Napa Valley with his first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine

KOSTOW'S COOKBOOK
A New Napa Cuisine Cookbook
If you’re enchanted by The Napa Valley, or a fan of Christopher Kostow’s work at The Restaurant at Meadowood, then you’re in luck. His first cookbook, A New Napa Cuisine, beautifully explores both Kostow’s journey as a chef, and the ever-developing valley.

Learn more about Kostow's debut cookbook

Eat Well and Stay Slim: The Essential Cuisine Minceur by Michel Guérard

GUILT-FREE FRENCH COOKING
Eat Well and Stay Slim
Unlock the secrets to Michel Guérard's health-conscious cuisine minceur with this elegant cookbook. Offering in-depth instructions and inventive, low-fat recipes, Eat Well and Stay Healthy gives a new meaning to balanced French cooking.

Elevate your diet

Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain offers step-by-step butchering and curing process and traditional Spanish recipes

A CURE FOR MEAT-LOVERS
Charcuteria: The Soul of Spain
Step-by-step butchering and curing process and authentic, traditional Spanish recipes showcased in this cookbook by Jeffrey Weiss.  

Read more about it here

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes

SOME LIKE IT HOT
The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes
The newest collaborative cookbook by food connoisseurs Chris Schlesinger and John Willoughby, The Big-Flavor Grill is a definitive guide on the do’s and don’ts of BBQ.  

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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!


COOKBOOKS BY CATEGORY
 
American

Antipasti

Asian/Indian

Baking

Barbecue & Grilling

Chefs

Desserts & Sweets

Diet & Weight Loss

European

Family Style

French

General
Holiday

Ice Cream

Italian

Meat & Seafood

Mediterranean

Mexican/South American

Miscellaneous

Partytime

Romantic Dining

Sandwiches

Vegetarian/Vegan

Wine

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