Best Cookbooks of 2018

It’s getting to be that time of year when we’re planning our Thanksgiving and holiday meals. Perhaps we’re looking for a specific recipe or an old favorite or something completely new to impress our friends and family with. Book Riot has compiled a list of the 25 best cookbooks from 2018. Here are some of the books from that list that you can find at the library. For the complete list, visit

Cravings: Hungry for More – Chrissy Teigen
After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Teigen comes back with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs. This time the 100 recipes are even simpler and more bang-for-your-buck and it’s perfect for all busy cooks.

Eat a Little Better – Sam Kass
Sam Kass, former chef to the Obama’s and White House food policy advisor, makes it easier to do a little better for your diet every day, through smart ways to think about shopping, setting up your kitchen so the healthy stuff comes to hand most naturally, and through 90 delicious, simple recipes.

Magnolia Table – Joanna Gaines
Gaines collects more than one hundred classic recipes for meals, snacks, desserts, and small plates, including chicken pot pie, asparagus and fontina quiche, overnight French toast, and fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam.

Now & Again – Julia Turshen
Includes 20 menus and more than 150 recipes for crave-worthy dishes such as meatloaf, enchiladas, roast chicken with sweet potatoes, and double-baked potatoes with horseradish and cheddar.

Ottolenghi the Cookbook – Yolam Ottolenghi
Available for the first time in an American edition and updated with US measurements throughout, this debut cookbook features 140 recipes culled from the popular Ottolenghi restaurants and inspired by the diverse culinary traditions of the Mediterranean.

Rose’s Baking Basics – Rose Levy Beranbaum
Beranbaum shares no-fuss recipes that everyone should know. Each recipe follows a simplified approach for can’t-fail results, from brownies and banana bread to homemade bread and pecan tart. Baking will be more fun than ever!



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