Best Cookbooks 2020

A comprehensive list of the best and best-selling cookbooks of 2020. If you wantto give someone a gift in 2020, you can not be wrong with a cookbook that has just been published. The chance that someone already has these cookbooks in his possession is not that big. And what is a nicer or better gift than a cookbook? Everyone wants to cook for themselves and try the latest recipes for family and friends. If you are looking for cookbooks that have long been 'proven' to be among the best cookbooks, take a look at the best and best selling cookbooks of 2019 or our most popular cookbooks. There you will find all the most popular cookbooks from last year.

Do you want to start a healthy diet? Take a look at our cookbooks to lose weight or at our vegetarian or vegan cookbooks.

Top ten of the best cookbooks of 2020

1
Joanna Gaines
April 7, 2020
Magnolia Table, Volume 2

Following the launch of her #1 New York Times bestselling cookbook, Magnolia Table, and seeing her family’s own sacred dishes being served at other families’ tables across the country, Joanna Gaines gained a deeper commitment to the value of food being shared. This insight inspired Joanna to get back in the kitchen and start from scratch, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone to develop new recipes for her family, and yours, to gather around. Magnolia Table, Volume 2 is filled with 145 new recipes from her own home that she shares with husband Chip and their five kids, and from the couple’s restaurant, Magnolia Table; Silos Baking Co; and new coffee shop, Magnolia Press. From breakfast to dinner, plus breads, soups, and sides, Magnolia Table, Volume 2 gives readers abundant reasons to gather together. The book is beautifully photographed and filled with dishes you’ll want to bring into your own home, including:

  • Mushroom-Gruyére Quiche
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread
  • Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
  • Zucchini-Squash Strata
  • Chicken-Pecan-Asparagus Casserole
  • Stuffed Pork Loin
  • Lemon-Lavender Tart
  • Magnolia Press Chocolate Cake
2
Rocco DiSpirito
March 3, 2020
Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet

Eat the Foods You Miss and Still Lose Up to a Pound a Day

Rocco DiSpirito has made a career out of transforming people's lives without sacrificing taste. Now, Rocco tackles the ketogenic diet with the most effective and delicious version of the diet to date. Using a four-tier program that can deliver up to a pound a day of weight loss, the diet incorporates meal plans and more than eighty of America's favorite comfort food recipes made over to adhere to keto diet guidelines. You can lose the weight eating the foods you love.

After a 3-day keto cleanse, you'll dive in to a 21-day diet plan, where you'll burn fat rapidly, control your appetite, achieve optimal health, and enjoy satisfying meals in the process. Recipes like Chocolate Glazed Donuts, Cinnamon Roll Bites, "Mac" and Cheese, Hot Crispy Keto Fried Chicken, Spaghetti Squash Carbonara, and Meat Lovers' Cauliflower Pizza deliver the same flavor with a fraction of the carbs. Rocco also includes a maintenance plan that allows you to eat a wider range of food while still keeping the weight off for long-term success. Loaded with Rocco's signature combination of culinary and nutritional expertise, Rocco's Keto Comfort Food Diet makes a low-carb, high-fat keto lifestyle possible for everyone.

3
Vickie Cook
January 31, 2020
The Ultimate Keto Cookbook

Foolproof, Quick & Easy Keto Recipes for Everyone (Keto Cookbook for Beginners)

The Keto Diet is great for “one size fits all” approach and allows you an easy adaptation to your specific needs. This keto cookbook provides the means to empower everyone to develop a customizable approach plan, offering many options while dealing with the limitations of the standard ketogenic diet. And all that without sacrificing on Taste or Quality!!

This easy to navigate keto cookbook has 600 foolproof recipes in the following categories:

  • No-fuss Lunch and Dinner keto recipes 
  • Energizing Starters & Appetizers
  • Tasty Starters and Salads for Light & Fresh dishes
  • Great variety of Vegetarian, Vegan and Vegetable meals for those essential nutrients 
  • Fascinating Keto Sweets & Smoothies 
  • Tons of quality protein keto recipes with Poultry, Red Meat, Fish & Seafood
  • Craveable & Yummy Snacks & Side Dishes 

This complete Keto book will take care of your scarce cooking time, increase your desire and comittment to the Keto lifestly and  show you the easiest & tastiest way towards a sustainable WEIGHT-LOSS and a BETTER LIFE while being on the keto.

Give yourselves the best present and start enjoying life again!

4
Stanley Tucci
March 10, 2020
The Tucci Table

Cooking With Family and Friends

Stanley Tucci’s association with wonderful foods began for fans with the movie Big Night and resonated in his role as Julia Child’s husband in Julie & Julia. But well before these films, he was enjoying innovative homemade Italian meals throughout his childhood, when family and food were nearly inseparable and cooking was always a familial venture.

Now, in this family-focused cookbook, Tucci captivates food lovers’ imaginations with recipes from his traditional Italian roots as well as those of his British wife, Felicity Blunt, tied together with a modern American ribbon. The time-tested recipes include pasta alla bottarga, mushroom-stuffed trout, pork chops with onions and mustard sauce, barbeque chicken wings, and much, much more! Nothing will make you happier to spend time with family than the aroma of a hearty Italian dish sizzling on the stovetop.

Featuring 100 luscious, full-color photographs, The Tucci Table captures the true joys of family cooking. Buon appetito!

5
America's Test Kitchen
October 1, 2019
The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2020

Everyone can enjoy another great new year of the best new recipes, tastings, and testings handpicked by the editors at America's Test Kitchen

This annual best-of-the-best collection of recipes, tastings, and testings has been carefully selected from the hundreds of recipes developed throughout the last year by the editors of Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country magazines and from the new cookbooks Vegetables IllustratedSpicedThe Complete Diabetes Cookbook,Tasting ItalyCook It in Your Dutch OvenSous Vide for Everybody, and Air Fryer Perfection. The 2020 edition offers a wide array of simple-to-sophisticated foolproof recipes ranging from Kung Pao Chicken, Pizza al Taglio with Arugula and Fresh Mozzarella, and Lamb Pot Roast with Figs to Roasted Delicata Squash and Skillet-Charred Green Beans to incredible desserts such as Clementine Cake, Peach Tarte Tartin, and Lemon Olive Oil Tart. All of the year's top ingredient tastings and equipment testings are also included.

6
Rachel Mansfield
February 25, 2020
Just the Good Stuff

Welcome to food freedom: 100+ recipes that prove you can make healthy choices without sacrificing the meals, snacks, and sweets you love—with plenty of gluten-free, Paleo, and plant-based options.
 
Rachel Mansfield’s vibrant debut cookbook proves that living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean adhering to restrictive diets or giving up all the foods you crave. Using better-for-you ingredients, such as grain-free flours, collagen peptides, and coconut sugar, you can indulge while still maintaining a balanced approach to eating.
 
Rachel’s recipes focus on creative, flavor-forward takes on favorite, comfort food dishes—think Almond Butter Pad Thai, Sweet Potato Nachos with Cashew Cheese, Homemade Pastry Tarts with Berry Chia Jam, and Epic Quinoa Burrito Bowls. Though Rachel personally doesn’t prescribe to a single diet or label, many recipes are Paleo-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free, and none include any refined sugar. This highly approachable book is organized to reflect the rhythms of real life: grab-and-go breakfasts, meat and vegetables perfect to mix and match for meal prep, easy solo dinners, potluck-friendly spreads, shareable snacks, and, of course, sweets—lots of ’em because as Rachel says, “You can have your gluten-free cake and eat it too!”
 
Perfect for those who are new to cooking or learning how to incorporate healthy ingredients into their everyday lives, Just the Good Stuff includes an entire chapter on food prep (both a money and time saver!), lots of confidence-building tips, and inspirational advice.

7
Colleen Kennedy
March 17, 2020
30-Minute Cookbook for Beginners

100+ Recipes for the Time-Pressed Cook

Your next home-cooked meal is just 30 minutes away―no experience necessary

Cooking can seem daunting, time-consuming, and labor-intensive, but it doesn’t have to be. All you need are the basic tools, a few strategies for getting organized, and some easy recipes to start you off. If you’ve been looking for cookbooks for beginners, this one offers all that and more―and each recipe only takes 30 minutes.

This trusty (and delicious) entry into cookbooks for beginners will help you master all the essential cooking techniques, from panfrying to broiling. It also includes practical tips on how to grocery shop efficiently, practice food safety, and save time with hacks that get every recipe on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Find what you’ve been looking for in cookbooks for beginners:

  • Beginner-friendly―Directions are easy to follow, ingredients are easy to find, and popular staple dishes are now on the menu―from fluffy eggs to juicy burgers.
  • Quick-look labels―Unlike other cookbooks for beginners, this one includes labels indicating whether a recipe can be made with just 5 ingredients, cooked in one pot, or is vegetarian or gluten-free.
  • Beyond the recipes―Learn bonus skills like handling knives, storing food, and even maximizing the use of your microwave.

With tips, tricks, and 100+ classic recipes, this book is everything cookbooks for beginners should be.

8
Fanny Singer
March 31, 2020
Always Home

A Daughter's Recipes & Stories

A cookbook and culinary memoir about growing up as the daughter of revered chef/restaurateur Alice Waters: a story of food, family, and the need for beauty in all aspects of life.

In this extraordinarily intimate portrait of her mother--and herself--Fanny Singer, daughter of food icon and activist Alice Waters, chronicles a unique world of food, wine, and travel; a world filled with colorful characters, mouth-watering traditions, and sumptuous feasts. Across dozens of vignettes with accompanying recipes, she shares the story of her own culinary coming of age and reveals a side of her legendary mother that has never been seen before. A charming, smart translation of Alice Waters's ideals and attitudes about food for a new generation, Always Home is a loving, often funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely written look at a life defined in so many ways by food, as well as the bond between mother and daughter.

9
Melissa Clark
March 10, 2020
Dinner in French

My Recipes by Way of France: A Cookbook

Just as Julia Child brought French cooking to twentieth-century America, so now Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the twenty-first century. She first fell in love with France and French food as a child; her parents spent their August vacations traversing the country in search of the best meals with Melissa and her sister in tow. Near to her heart, France is where Melissa's family learned to cook and eat. And as her own culinary identity blossomed, so too did her understanding of why French food is beloved by Americans.

Now, as one of the nation's favorite cookbook authors and food writers, Melissa updates classic French techniques and dishes to reflect how we cook, shop, and eat today. With recipes such as Salade Nicoise with Haricot Vert, Cornmeal and Harissa Soufflé, Scalloped Potato Gratin, Lamb Shank Cassoulet, Ratatouille Sheet-Pan Chicken, Campari Olive Oil Cake, and Apricot Tarte Tatin (to name a few), Dinner in French will quickly become a go-to resource and endure as an indispensable classic.

10
Sam Sifton
February 18, 2020
See You on Sunday

A Cookbook for Family and Friends

“People are lonely,” Sam Sifton writes. “They want to be part of something, even when they can’t identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn’t much more complicated than that.” Regular dinners with family and friends, he argues, are a metaphor for connection, a space where memories can be shared as easily as salt or hot sauce, where deliciousness reigns. The point of Sunday supper is to gather around a table with good company and eat.

From years spent talking to restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and home cooks in connection with his daily work at The New York Times, Sam Sifton’s See You on Sunday is a book to make those dinners possible. It is a guide to preparing meals for groups larger than the average American family (though everything here can be scaled down, or up). The 200 recipes are mostly simple and inexpensive (“You are not a feudal landowner entertaining the serfs”), and they derive from decades spent cooking for family and groups ranging from six to sixty.

From big meats to big pots, with a few words on salad, and a diatribe on the needless complexity of desserts, See You on Sunday is an indispensable addition to any home cook’s library. From how to shuck an oyster to the perfection of Mallomars with flutes of milk, from the joys of grilled eggplant to those of gumbo and bog, this book is devoted to the preparation of delicious proteins and grains, vegetables and desserts, taco nights and pizza parties.

11
Roline Casper
March 24, 2020
The Easy Filipino Cookbook

100 Classics Made Simple

Filipino food is a versatile, adaptable cuisine, perfect for cooking and sharing with your loved ones. Each delectable dish is a labor of love―and a proud celebration of Pinoy culture. This Filipino cookbook makes home cooking quick and easy, bringing the flavors of the islands to your own kitchen.

The Easy Filipino Cookbook begins with an in-depth history of Filipino food as we know it, as well as culinary influences from around the world. These tasty and traditional Filipino recipes are also simple enough for any home cook and so delicious you’ll feel proud to share with everyone. Kain tayo―let’s eat!

The Easy Filipino Cookbook includes:

  • Regional recipes―This Filipino cookbook gives you a look into flavor profiles for dishes hailing from Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao.
  • Pinoy prep―Discover essential tools, techniques, and ingredients for popular Filipino dishes, as well as adaptations for an electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot®.
  • Masarap menu―Cook your way through 100 easy-to-make, classic, and favorite Filipino dishes―including some yummy party menu inspiration to complete any celebration.

The Easy Filipino Cookbook is the quintessential guide to the unique sweet, sour, salty, and bitter flavors of the vibrant and diverse Filipino culture. Mabuhay!

12
Kent Rollins
March 17, 2020
Faith, Family & the Feast

Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden, and Iron Skillet

The stars of the YouTube channel Kent Rollins Cowboy Cooking, authors of the hit cookbook A Taste of Cowboy, serve up spins on southern and western favorites, with a side of spiritual values

Real-life cowboy Kent Rollins captivates fans from Branson, Missouri, to the Big Apple with his maverick cooking, country humor, and wisdom. In their heartfelt new book, Kent and Shannon Rollins invite everyone to sit a while at their table. Honey-Chipotle Chicken is hot off the grill. There’s Cracklin’ Cornbread in the skillet and Cool Cucumber Dill Salad from the garden. Save room for the Homemade Cherry Almond Ice Cream. But first, it’s time for grace. Out here, there’s no Wi-Fi—just family and friends.

The food is lively, but the recipes are relaxed. Kent’s inspirational sayings, tales of the range, and cowboy poetry combined with Shannon’s stunning photos and quotes from scripture capture faith, hope, and appreciation of life’s blessings. So praise the Lord and pass the Cheddar-Jalapeño Biscuits!

13
Joe Yonan
February 4, 2020
Cool Beans

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes

“Fascinating . . . Creativity, passion, and knowledge are visible in every dish.”—Yotam Ottolenghi

After being overlooked for too long in the culinary world, beans are emerging for what they truly are: a delicious, versatile, and environmentally friendly protein. In fact, with a little ingenuity, this nutritious and hearty staple is guaranteed to liven up your kitchen.

Joe Yonan, food editor of the Washington Post,provides a master base recipe for cooking any sort of bean in any sort of appliance—Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stovetop—as well as creative recipes for using beans in daily life, from Harissa-Roasted Carrot and White Bean Dip to Crunchy Spiced Chickpeas
to Smoky Black Bean and Plantain Chili. Drawing on the culinary traditions of the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Africa, South America, Asia, and the American South, and with beautiful photography throughout, this book has recipes for everyone. With fresh flavors, vibrant spices, and clever techniques, Yonan shows how beans can make for thrillingdinners, lunches, breakfasts—and even desserts!

14
Alexia Burns
March 16, 2020
The Must-Have Instant Pot Cookbook

You've found the ultimate list of the Best Instant Pot Recipes!

These quick and simple recipes will get dinner on the table in no time.

There are tons of recipes that are easy to make in your Instant Pot. Here you will find pressure cooker recipes for everything from Moroccan meatballs to lasagna soup. These recipes are perfect for on-the-go families who love healthy and delicious food, but may not always have time to spend hours cooking.

This Instant Pot cookbook will show you how to make the most of your perfect pot. With these easy and healthy recipes, you can surprise your family, friends and your loved one. So, now you have your kitchen bible with 1001 recipes that would help to cook your favorite meals.

Use this Instant Pot cookbook to make EVERY meal, ANY day of the week, with:

  • 1001 delicious recipes like Italian shredded chicken and orange chicken, red wine beef stew, mango mashed potatoes, yummy banana bread and etc
  • Easy options for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, side dish and dessert recipes
  • Healthy dinner recipes, which you can use after busy working days and your family would enjoy it.

This book will teach you how to create a variety of healthy, easy-to-make, delicious recipes in the easiest way possible.

Making great cooking choices has never been easier!

15
Noelle Martin MScFN RD
February 4, 2020
Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook

50 Delicious (and Secretly Healthy) Recipes Kids Will Love to Make

Pizza for breakfast? Nachos made from apples? There’s something delicious going on in the kitchen, and your mission is to find out exactly what it is―and learn how to make it yourself. Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook is your sidekick on this cooking adventure.

This kids’ cookbook has cool kitchen tutorials that teach you how to read a recipe, talk like a chef, and safely use the tools needed to sizzle, chop, and simmer your favorite foods. With easy-to-read instructions and 50 recipes for yummy treats, snacks, and meals, you can whip up fun dishes like Out-Of-This-World Oatmeal Pancakes or Banana Sushi.

In Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook, you’ll find:

  • Charge your super power―Tap into your secret energy reserves with a guide to some of the best super foods you can eat, plus how you can easily add them to your favorite dishes.
  • Sidekick ready―Each recipe will let you know when it’s time to call in your adult assistant for a little extra help making a tasty treat.
  • Be a super food hero―Learn to identify healthy everyday foods and all the nutritional power they bring to the plate.

Put on your cape and get ready to make a super delicious meal with this kids’ cookbook!

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Denise Hazime
March 24, 2020
5 Ingredient Mediterranean Cookbook

101 Easy & Flavorful Recipes for Every Day

The Mediterranean diet isn’t trendy―it’s been around for centuries. It’s still popular today due to its abundance of heart-healthy ingredients, fresh flavors, and simplicity in preparing. The 5-Ingredient Mediterranean Cookbook is your guide to easily incorporating this lifestyle to make tasty meals any night of the week―fast.

From Roasted Red Snapper to Minty Watermelon Salad, learn how to make delectable, seasonal, healthy meals―all with just five simple ingredients. Stock up your pantry with Mediterranean essentials, find out how to select the best fruits and vegetables, and then get started making quick, nutritious meals. Living the Mediterranean diet hasn’t been this fast and easy in hundreds of years.

5-Ingredient Mediterranean Diet includes:

  • Mediterannean 101―101 wholesome, nutrient-dense recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert.
  • Pro tips―Get hints and tricks with each recipe to help you prep, store, and swap ingredients with ease.
  • Protein choices―Enjoy recipes that are easily tailored for whatever protein you prefer, like fish, chicken, beef, or even lentils and hummus.

Let the 5-Ingredient Mediterranean Cookbook help you take advantage of this healthy and tasty lifestyle―all with simple ingredients.