Best Cookbooks 2020

A comprehensive list of the best and best-selling cookbooks of 2020.  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. If you want to check out the newest cookbooks click on cookbooks 2021. There you will find all the most popular cookbooks from last year.

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Top ten of the best cookbooks of 2020

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Ayesha Curry
September 22, 2020
The Full Plate

Flavor-Filled, Easy Recipes for Families with No Time and a Lot to Do

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Enjoy family-friendly recipes that are ready in no time, when you've got no time, from New York Times bestselling author, online phenomenon, and TV star Ayesha Curry.

Ayesha Curry knows what it's like to have so much on your plate you can barely think about dinner. But she also knows that finding balance between work and family life starts with gathering around the table to enjoy a home-cooked meal.

The Full Plate brings the best of Ayesha's home kitchen straight to you, with 100 recipes that are flexible and flavorful and come together in less than an hour. You'll find sheet pan dinners and crowd-pleaser pastas, hearty salads and healthy updates to takeout favorites, and fresh spins on classic dishes-plus kid-friendly meals, desserts, and sides (and a few beverages just for the adults).

Recipes include:

  • Mushroom Tacos with Avocado Crema
  • Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches
  • Crab Bucatini
  • Sheet Pan Pork Chops
  • Guava Ginger Ice Cream
  • Spicy Margaritas, and more

Buy The Full Plate at Amazon

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Paulette Licitra
April 28, 2020
The Easy Italian Cookbook: 100 Quick and Authentic Recipes

100 Quick and Authentic Recipes

Fragrant basil, melty mozzarella, sun-ripened tomatoes, savory garlic―Italian cooking is all about selecting simple, high-quality ingredients that combine to create punches of complex flavor. The Easy Italian Cookbook is everything Italian cookbooks should be, with 100 mouthwatering, easy-to-make recipes that use fresh, everyday ingredients you can find at most grocery stores.

From appetizers to pastas, pizzas, meats, and sweets, this standout among Italian cookbooks has a quick, simple Italian recipe for everyone. You’ll find a number of weeknight-friendly recipes, as well as one-pot meals, vegetarian and vegan dishes, and gluten-free recipes the whole family can enjoy. Mangiamo!

All Italian cookbooks should include:

  • Pairing suggestions―This book goes beyond other Italian cookbooks to offer pairing suggestions for recipes with flavors that complement each other deliciously, like drinking an Aperol Spritz while munching on Clams Oreganata.
  • Italian essentials―Learn about Italian kitchen staples to have on hand, including anchovies, espresso, extra-virgin olive oil, and more.
  • Time-saving tips―Unlike other Italian cookbooks, this one gives you helpful pointers for saving time on many of the recipes, like making certain things in advance or using a stand mixer to knead dough.

If you’ve been looking for Italian cookbooks that offer tasty recipes that are fast and easy, look no further―The Easy Italian Cookbook is your new favorite kitchen companion.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Amanda Yee
September 22, 2020
Friends: The Official Cookbook

"The ultimate Friends fan needs this 'Friends: The Official Cookbook' " - POPSUGAR

Gather your friends and prepare to say “How you doin'?” to more than 100 recipes inspired by the beloved hit sitcom. Whether you’re a seasoned chef like Monica Geller, just starting a catering business like Phoebe Buffay, or a regular old food enthusiast like Joey Tribbiani, Friends: The Official Cookbook offers a variety of recipes for chefs of all levels. From appetizers to main courses and from drinks to desserts, each chapter includes iconic treats such as Monica's Friendsgiving Feast, Rachel's Trifle, Just for Joey Fries, Chandler's "Milk You Can Chew," Phoebe's Grandmother's Cookies, and of course, The Moist Maker. Complete with more than seventy recipes and beautiful full-color photography, this charming cookbook is both a helpful companion for home cooks and a fun homage to the show that’s always been there for you.

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Mely Martínez
September 15, 2020
The Mexican Home Kitchen

Traditional Home-Style Recipes That Capture the Flavors and Memories of Mexico

The long-awaited, bestselling cookbook from Mely Martínez, The Mexican Home Kitchen compiles the traditional home-style dishes enjoyed every day in Mexican households, with influences from states like Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Veracruz, Puebla, Estado de México, and Yucatán.

* Named One of Fall's Best Cookbooks by Eater, Epicurious, and Chowhound *

Illustrated with stunning photography, this book includes recipes for stewssoups, and side dishes, along with famous dishes like moleenchiladaspicadillo, and milanesa, and is rounded out with delicious salsasdrinks, and desserts.

For Mely Martínez, Mexican cooking has always been about family, community, and tradition. Born and raised in Tampico, Mely started helping in the kitchen at a very young age, since she was the oldest daughter of eight children, and spent summers at her grandmother’s farm in the state of Veracruz, where part of the daily activities included helping grind the corn to make masa.

Mely started her popular blog, Mexico in My Kitchen, to share the recipes and memories of her home so that her son can someday recreate and share these dishes with his own family. In the meantime, it has become the go-to source for those looking for authentic home-style Mexican cooking.

Buy The Mexican Home Kitchen at Amazon

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Gaz Oakley
May 12, 2020
Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People

Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People

Plants-Only Kitchen offers an explosion of flavour, with more than 70 vegan recipes that work around your lifestyle. With symbols flagging whether recipes are high-protein, take less than 15 minutes, are gluten-free, one-pot or are suitable for meal prep, Plants-Only Kitchen explains how best to make a vegan diet work for you. No fuss, no fancy ingredients - just fantastic food using plants, only. Gaz Oakley (aka @avantgardevegan) has amassed well over a million followers on social media with his exciting vegan dishes, which emphasize that a plant-based diet doesn't mean missing out on taste. In Plants-Only Kitchen, Gaz's recipes are easier than ever before - following his step-by-step instructions, tips and advice, anyone can cook great vegan food.

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Bryant Terry
February 11, 2020
Vegetable Kingdom

The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Vogue • San Francisco Chronicle • Forbes • Food & Wine • Delish

More than 100 beautifully simple recipes that teach you the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and author of Afro-Vegan
 
Food justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. Recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture. 

The book is organized by ingredient, making it easy to create simple dishes or showstopping meals based on what’s fresh at the market. Bryant also covers the basics of vegan cooking, explaining the fundamentals of assembling flavorful salads, cooking filling soups and stews, and making tasty grains and legumes. With beautiful imagery and classic design, Vegetable Kingdom is an invaluable tool for plant-based cooking today.

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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!

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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!

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Bill Buford
May 5, 2020
Dirt: Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking

Adventures in Lyon as a Chef in Training, Father, and Sleuth Looking for the Secret of French Cooking

Bill Buford turns his inimitable attention from Italian cuisine to the food of France. Baffled by the language, but convinced that he can master the art of French cooking--or at least get to the bottom of why it is so revered-- he begins what becomes a five-year odyssey by shadowing the esteemed French chef Michel Richard, in Washington, D.C. But when Buford (quickly) realizes that a stage in France is necessary, he goes--this time with his wife and three-year-old twin sons in tow--to Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Studying at L'Institut Bocuse, cooking at the storied, Michelin-starred La Mère Brazier, enduring the endless hours and exacting rigeur of the kitchen, Buford becomes a man obsessed--with proving himself on the line, proving that he is worthy of the gastronomic secrets he's learning, proving that French cooking actually derives from (mon dieu!) the Italian. With his signature humor, sense of adventure, and masterly ability to immerse himself--and us--in his surroundings, Bill Buford has written what is sure to be the food-lover's book of the year.

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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!

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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.

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Jason Wang
October 13, 2020
Xi'an Famous Foods

Since its humble opening in 2005, Xi’an Famous Foods has expanded from one stall in Flushing to 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. CEO Jason Wang divulges the untold story of how this empire came to be, alongside the never-before-published recipes that helped create this New York City icon. From heavenly ribbons of liang pi doused in a bright vinegar sauce to flatbread filled with caramelized pork to cumin lamb over hand-pulled Biang Biang noodles, this cookbook helps home cooks make the dishes that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods line up for while also exploring the vibrant cuisine and culture of Xi’an.
 
Transporting readers to the streets of Xi’an and the kitchens of New York’s Chinatown, Xi’an Famous Foods is the cookbook that fans of Xi’an Famous Foods have been waiting for.

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