Add these must-reads to your cookbook collection this season.

By Arielle Weg
September 08, 2018
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The new school year not only brings new notebooks and textbooks for the kids, but parents can certainly dive into a new educational book too. A new cookbook that is. We selected the 13 most exciting cookbooks coming out this season, so we’ll be ready for holiday gifts, autumn dinner parties, and healthy recipes to get dinner on the table and the kids to practice on time. So order now or pre-order for later releases, and wait eagerly at the door for the newest addition to your cookbook collection.

Cooking in Color: Vibrant Plant-Forward Recipes from the Food Gays


Our friends behind popular food and lifestyle blog The Food Gays share some of their most vibrant recipes to date, along with winning photography tips in this stunning cookbook. Though not entirely vegetarian, their plant-forward recipes will are sure-fire crowd pleasers for a wide range of dietary preferences.

Pre-order here for the September 18 release.

Sweet Home Cafe Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking


Since the National Museum of African American History and Culture opened in 2016, the museum’s cafe has gained quite a delicious reputation for itself. Now homecooks can make the cafe’s signature recipes at home, while taking a journey through the traditions and history of African American cooking.

Pre-order here for the October 23 release.

Unicorn Food: Beautiful Plant-Based Recipes to Nurture Your Inner Magical Beast


Food journalist Kat Odell takes readers on a colorful ride through healthy, “unicorn” inspired food. Using fresh ingredients, Odell crafts 75 recipes that celebrate the bright colors that produce can bring to the table for your prettiest dinner yet.

Get it here.

Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One


Not every home cook needs to feed a family of four, so Michelin-starred chef Anita Lo wrote a cookbook for the single chef. These recipes are quick, contemporary, and inspired by Lo’s life experiences to bring you decadent dishes for one.

Pre-order here for the October 30 release.

Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious


Walk the streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa with these Israeli recipes rooted in truly traditional street foods. Chefs Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook bring Middle Eastern cuisine passed down from generations to the masses in this captivating cookbook.

Pre-order here for the October 16 release.

Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers


Julia Turshen’s newest cookbook is an essential for home cooks of any skill level. Readers will learn everything from the bare basics to how to throw a killer dinner party, and also pocket some tips on reusing recipe leftovers.

Get it here.

Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook


Yotam Ottolenghi is back with 130 simple Middle Eastern-inspired recipes. These dishes boast simplifying elements like 30 minutes or less, 10 or fewer ingredients, and single-pot cooking, but offer delightful complexity in flavor.

Pre-order here for the October 16 release.

All About Cake


This is a true best-of collection for Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi, and we’re diving into the tips, tricks, and recipes that will inspire every cake we can dream of (or never even thought to dream of).

Pre-order here for the October 23 release.

Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks


Our favorite celebrity chef Ina Garten is gracing our kitchens with a brand-new collection of recipes. These recipes, tricks, and hosting tips will have you cooking like a pro in no time flat.

Pre-order here for the October 23 release.

Cravings: Hungry for More


Chrissy’s sequel cookbook features recipes inspired by her family, comfort food with a twist, and too-cute-for-words photos of her family dining on the dishes. What’s not to love?

Pre-order here for the September 18 release.

Whiskey in a Teacup


It’s no secret that Reese Witherspoon can do anything, and now that includes writing a cookbook inspired by her Southern lifestyle. Take a sneak peek into her traditions, recipes, and party planning with her debut cookbook.

Pre-order here for the September 18 release.

Simple green Meals: 100+ Plant-powered Recipes to Thrive from the Inside Out


This brightly photographed, totally vegetarian cookbook is a must-have for those gravitating toward plant-based eating. Jen Hansard’s recipes take comfort food classics and transform the ingredients to focus on plant power and healthy meals.

Pre-order here for the September 11 release.

Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More


Skinnytaste has a recipe for every kind of kitchen appliance you may have, and now they’re all in one handy book. So, grab your slow cookers, Instant Pots, and air fryers for healthy, family-friendly recipes you can prep in a snap.

Pre-order here for the October 9 release.