Best Cookbooks 2021

A comprehensive list of the best and best-selling cookbooks of 2021. If you wantto give someone a gift in 2021, 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 2020 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 2021

1
Ree Drummond
October 19, 2021
The Pioneer Woman Cooks―Super Easy!

120 Shortcut Recipes for Dinners, Desserts, and More

Bring the family together—and take it easy on yourself!

Between my family, my website, my cookbooks, and my TV show, I make a lot of food around here! And as much as I’ve always loved cooking (and of course, eating!), it seems that more and more these days, I’m looking for ways to simplify my life in the kitchen. I find myself gravitating toward recipes that are delicious but don’t require a lot of prep or fuss, because they free me up to have more time (and energy) for other areas of my life. This also makes cooking less of a chore and more of a pleasure—exactly what cooking should be!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy! will free you up and transform your cooking life as well, with 120 recipes that range from effortless breakfasts to breezy skillet meals to speedy soups to ready-in-minutes Tex-Mex delights, so you’ll have lots of options for any given meal. Many recipes in this cookbook call for step-saving (and sanity-saving) shortcuts that will revolutionize the time you spend making meals for your family, and all of them are utterly scrumptious! I’ve absolutely fallen in love with this new generation of recipes, including Butter Pecan French Toast, Buffalo Chicken Totchos, Speedy Dumpling Soup, Broccoli-Cheese Stromboli (so great for kids!), and an entire section of pastas and grains, such as One-Pot Sausage Pasta and colorful and fresh Hawaiian Shrimp Bowls. You’ll find yummy meals such as Pepperoni Fried Rice, Chicken-Fried Steak Fingers, and ultra-tasty Chicken Curry in a Hurry . . . as well as assemble-in-the-baking-dish casseroles, throw-together sheet pan suppers, and simply decadent desserts such as Mug Cakes, Coconut Cream Pie, and Brownie S’Mores Bars that you’ll dream about.

There’s something for everyone in this cookbook, and not a single recipe, ingredient, or step is complicated or difficult. Now that’s the kind of cooking we can all get behind! 

2
Molly Baz
April 20, 2021
Cook This Book

Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat

If you seek out, celebrate, and obsess over good food but lack the skills and confidence necessary to make it at home, you’ve just won a ticket to a life filled with supreme deliciousness. Cook This Book is a new kind of foundational cookbook from Molly Baz, who’s here to teach you absolutely everything she knows and equip you with the tools to become a better, more efficient cook. 

Molly breaks the essentials of cooking down to clear and uncomplicated recipes that deliver big flavor with little effort and a side of education, including dishes like Pastrami Roast Chicken with Schmaltzy Onions and Dill, Chorizo and Chickpea Carbonara, and of course, her signature Cae Sal. But this is not your average cookbook. More than a collection of recipes, Cook This Book teaches you the invaluable superpower of improvisation though visually compelling lessons on such topics as the importance of salt and how to balance flavor, giving you all the tools necessary to make food taste great every time. Throughout, you’ll encounter dozens of QR codes, accessed through the camera app on your smartphone, that link to short technique-driven videos hosted by Molly to help illuminate some of the trickier skills. 

As Molly says, “Cooking is really fun, I swear. You simply need to set yourself up for success to truly enjoy it.” Cook This Book will help you do just that, inspiring a new generation to find joy in the kitchen and take pride in putting a home-cooked meal on the table, all with the unbridled fun and spirit that only Molly could inspire.

Buy at Amazon

Cook This Book - Hardcover (e-book available)

3
Lisa Lillien
January 12, 2021
Hungry Girl Fast & Easy

All Natural Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less

The next cookbook from the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the Hungry Girl brand!

Lisa Lillien is back with her fastest and easiest recipes ever -- each one is ready in 30 minutes or less! With full-color photos of every recipe, Hungry Girl Fast & Easy consists of quick and simple meals & snacks made with everyday ingredients. Get ready for…

* sheet-pan recipes
* one-pot recipes
* stir-frys & skillet meals
* salads & slaws
* 10-minute power bowls
* 5-minute smoothies
* 2-ingredient cake mugs
… and so much more!

And like all Hungry Girl recipes, the calories counts are small and the portions are large! Hungry Girl Fast & Easy is packed with delicious recipes that you’ll make again and again.

Buy at Amazon: Hungry Girl Fast & Easy

4
Giada De Laurentiis
March 16, 2021
Eat Better, Feel Better

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Giada De Laurentiis shares how her unique approach to wellness completely transformed her relationship with food—featuring 100 recipes to boost gut health and immunity and nourish your mind, body, and spirit.
 
This book is the culmination of a ten-year journey. . . .  I’ve made a conscious effort to take control of my health because it had finally become impossible to ignore the fact that the choices (or lack thereof ) I’d been making for the past twenty years just weren’t working for me anymore.

In Giada’s most personal book yet, she gives you an inside look at her path to wellness and how she maintains a balanced life. Giada walks you through how to select food that can actually make you feel better and curate a personalized wellness routine to support a healthy mind and body. She shows you her own process of reconfiguring her diet to control inflammation—and how you can use the same steps to turn your life around. Giada also includes information on how to use complementary wellness tactics like intermittent fasting, meditation, and other self-care routines to optimize your well-being.
 
Giada devotes an entire chapter to her 3-day reboot—which she follows several times a year—and offers more than two dozen dairy-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free recipes to accompany the plan, as well as a 21-day menu outline that makes good, healthy cooking easy to implement at home. Even though it’s so much more than a cookbook, Eat Better, Feel Better also offers 100 new recipes, ​from Italian-influenced ones like Fusilli with Chicken and Broccoli Rabe and Pan-Roasted Pork Chops with Cherry and Red Wine Sauce to her everyday healthy favorites including Quinoa Pancakes; Sheet Pan Parmesan Shrimp and Veggies; Roasted Cauliflower and Baby Kale Salad; and Chocolate and Orange Brown Rice Treats. 
 
Eat Better, Feel Better is the perfect jumpstart to wellness.

Buy at Amazon: Eat Better, Feel Better

5
Bad Manners
March 23, 2021
Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck

101 Easy Recipes to Pack Your Plate: A Vegan Cookbook

The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Bad Manners are back to deliver you the not-so-gentle but always hilarious shove you need to take the leap into healthy eating (previously published as Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck).

Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck includes more than 100 easy and accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet. They hold your hand and explain ingredients from chickpeas to nooch so you’ll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you’re cooking. This kickass kitchen primer also serves up health benefits and nutrition to remind everyone, from clueless newbies to health nuts, how a plant-based lifestyle benefits our bodies, minds, environment, and pocketbooks. THAT’S RIGHT. EAT GREEN, SAVE GREEN.

So scared of commitment you can’t even dedicate some time to cook? Bad Manners is here to fix that sh*t: All recipes in Fast as F*ck are guaranteed to be faster than delivery, so you can whip up some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work. You’re too damn important to be eating garbage, so Bad Manners has made it easy to take care of #1: you. No needless nonsense or preachy bullsh*t. Just delicious, healthy, homemade food for all the full-time bosses out there.

Buy at Amazon: Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck

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Patti LaBelle
July 6, 2021
LaBelle Cuisine

Recipes to Sing About

Patti LaBelle, living legend, beloved musical icon, “Godmother of Soul” (The New York Times), and New York Times bestselling cookbook author, crafts a new collection of her favorite comfort food recipes to help you bring joy and flavor to your family’s table.

For Patti LaBelle, cooking isn’t simply about food—it’s about love. Raised in a family of fantastic Southern cooks, she has kept the lessons she learned in her beloved parents’ and aunts’ kitchens close to her heart but now, she is ready to share these delicious family heirlooms.

Combining mouthwatering and accessible recipes with charming personal reminisces of her remarkable life—from learning to cook by observing her parents to whipping up meals for her band after dazzling shows—LaBelle Cuisine will fill your heart as well as your stomach. With a colorful variety of dishes as appetizing as Say-My-Name Smothered Chicken, Wicked Peach Cobbler, Fierce Fried Corn, and more, this cookbook is something to sing about.

7
Six Sisters' Stuff
January 5, 2021
Instant Cooking With Six Sisters' Stuff

A Fast, Easy, and Delicious Way to Feed Your Family

In their tenth cookbook, bloggers Six Sisters' Stuff make Instant Pot cooking a snap with quick-and-easy recipes and a how-to guide for using this must-have essential kitchen cooking tool. This cookbook covers each meal of the day and features classic recipes retooled for Instant Pot cooking like Hawaiian Meatballs as well as new dishes like Dr Pepper Pulled Pork. By following the "Instant Pot How-to Guide," chefs can learn how to use this tool to easily cook food that has robust flavors. Each recipe contains clear instructions for prep and specific pressure cooking times from start to ready-to-serve.

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Katie Lee
March 23, 2021
It's Not Complicated

Simple Recipes for Every Day

From bestselling author and the star of Food Network’s The KitchenIt’s Not Complicated offers recipes designed to simplify cooking (and life!)

After years of throwing lavish, carefully planned dinner parties, hosting numerous food shows, and jet-setting across the globe, Katie Lee has settled down. Having recently married the love of her life, Lee prefers quiet dinners with her family to multi-day cooking affairs for dozens of guests. Pasta every Sunday. Thick cut rib eyes. Ideas for cooking vegetables that go beyond roasting. A perfect brownie. In short, her life is guided by a new principle: Things don’t need to be complicated to be good.
In It's Not Complicated, Katie Lee, author, influencer, and Food Network star, offers 100 of her favorite recipes that are easy, yet exciting—and always delicious. Written for the veteran chef and kitchen novice alike, Lee’s recipes have few ingredients and simple steps that are meant to ease up your life. Perfect for weeknights, but special enough for having people over, It’s Not Complicated shares the recipes people really want: classic, unfussy sure-things.

Buy at Amazon: It's Not Complicated

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Rip Esselstyn
January 5, 2021
The Engine 2 Cookbook

More than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong

Lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve your health, one delicious bite at a time in this companion to the runaway New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet.

The Engine 2 Diet has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based food revolution. Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and a food line in Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in plant-based eating. Now, readers can bring the Engine 2 program into their kitchens with this cookbook companion to the original diet program. Engine 2 started in a firehouse in Texas, and if Texas firefighters love to eat this food, readers nationwide will eat it up, too! The Engine 2 Cookbook packs the life-saving promise of the Engine 2 program into more than 130 mouth-watering, crowd-pleasing recipes, including:

  • Mac-N-Cash
  • Two-Handed Sloppy Joes
  • Terrific Teriyaki Tofu Bowl
  • Badass Banana Bread

Buy at Amazon: The Engine 2 Cookbook

10
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
March 9, 2021
Food Between Friends

Best friends Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of Modern Family, and recipe developer Julie Tanous pay homage to their hometowns as they whip up modern California food with Southern and Southwestern spins in their debut cookbook.
 
Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and chef Julie Tanous love to cook together. They love it so much that they founded a blog, and now put all their favorite recipes into a cookbook for you to dig into with the people you love.
 
In Food Between Friends, they cook up delightful food, spiced with fun stories pulled right from their platonic marriage.

Drawing inspiration from the regional foods of the South and Southwest they grew up with, Jesse and Julie put smart twists on childhood favorites, such as Hatch Green Chile Mac and Cheese, Grilled Chicken with Alabama White BBQ Sauce, and Little Grits Soufflés.
 
So come join Jesse and Julie in the kitchen. This book feels just like cooking with a friend—because that’s exactly what it is.

Buy at Amazon: Food Between Friends

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Sam Sifton
March 16, 2021
The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes

The debut cookbook from the popular New York Times website and mobile app NYT Cooking, featuring 100 vividly photographed no-recipe recipes to make weeknight cooking more inspired and delicious—featuring a convenient flexibound format.
 
You don’t need a recipe. Really, you don’t.
 
Sam Sifton, founding editor of New York Times Cooking, makes improvisational cooking easier than you think. In this handy book of ideas, Sifton delivers more than one hundred no-recipe recipes—each gloriously photographed—to make with the ingredients you have on hand or could pick up on a quick trip to the store. You’ll see how to make these meals as big or as small as you like, substituting ingredients as you go.
 
Fried Egg Quesadillas. Pizza without a Crust. Weeknight Fried Rice. Pasta with Garbanzos. Roasted Shrimp Tacos. Chicken with Caramelized Onions and Croutons. Oven S’Mores. Welcome home to freestyle, relaxed cooking that is absolutely yours.

12
Shereen Pavlides
July 13, 2021
Cooking with Shereen from Scratch

Because You Can!

Shereen Pavlides, of the mega-viral brand Cooking With Shereen, has garnered millions of fans across her platforms thanks to her affectionate personality and her confidence-building approach to cooking from scratch. Now, in her debut cookbook, she’s bringing all that knowledge right to your kitchen.

Through 60 impressive recipes, Shereen shows you that it’s possible to make the best food you’ve ever tasted without depending on frozen, precooked or store-bought ingredients―and without spending all day cooking. With meals for every occasion, from weeknight dinners to show-stopping parties (and everything in-between), you can roll up your sleeves and dig into the likes of:

Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Rosemary Brown Butter
Restaurant-Style Crab Cakes with Sriracha Rémoulade
Baba Ganoush with Housemade Pita
Sesame Salmon with Sweet Jalapeño Udon Noodles
Gruyère and Thyme Popovers
Cypriot Cinnamon Potatoes with Dill Yogurt
Asian-Style Coconut Broccoli
Spanakopita Triangles
Shanghai Chicken Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette

Whether you’re new to cooking, or just looking to up your game, donta you worry―Shereen’s got you covered.

13
Gregory Gourdet
May 11, 2021
Everyone's Table

Global Recipes for Modern Health

The beloved Top Chef star revolutionizes healthy eating in this groundbreaking cookbook—the ultimate guide to cooking globally inspired dishes free of gluten, dairy, soy, legumes, and grains that are so delicious you won’t notice the difference.

When award-winning, trendsetting chef Gregory Gourdet got sober, he took stock of his life and his pantry, concentrating his energy on getting himself healthy by cooking food that was both full of nutrients and full of flavor. Now, he shares these extraordinary dishes with everyone.

Everyone’s Table features 200 mouth-watering, decadently flavorful recipes carefully designed to focus on superfoods—ingredients with the highest nutrient-density, the best fats, and the most minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants—that will delight and inspire home cooks. Gourdet’s dishes are inspired by his deep affection for global ingredients and techniques--from his Haitian upbringing to his French culinary education, from his deep affection for the cuisines of Asia as well as those of North and West Africa. His unique culinary odyssey informs this one-of-a-kind cookbook, which features dynamic vegetable-forward dishes and savory meaty stews, umami-packed sauces and easy ferments, and endless clever ways to make both year-round and seasonal ingredients shine.

Destined to be an everyday kitchen essential, featuring 180 sumptuous color photographs, Everyone’s Table will change forever the way we think about, approach, and enjoy healthy eating.

14
Joshua Weissman
September 14, 2021
Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook

A Weissman once said…

"...can we please stop with the barrage of 2.3 second meals that only need 1 ingredient? I get it…we’re busy. But let’s refocus on the fact that beautifully crafted burgers don't grow on trees."
 
Ironically this sounds a lot like he's trying to convince you to cook, but he's really not. Is this selling the cookbook? The point is that the food in this book is an invitation that speaks for itself. Great cooking does, and should, take time. Now is the time to double down and get your head in the cooking game. Or you know, don't. Maybe get someone else to cook this stuff for you...that works too.
 
How can you know if something is your favorite if 50 to 80 percent of the stuff you've been eating was made by someone else? Butter, condiments, cheese, pickles, patties, and buns. For a superior and potentially even life-changing experience, you can (and should, to be honest) make these from scratch. Create the building blocks necessary to make the greatest meal of your life. 
 
While you're at it, give it the Joshua Weissman—or your own—twist. As Joshua would say, “If you don’t like blue cheese, then don’t use blue cheese.” From simple staples to gourmet to deep-fried, you are the master of your own kitchen, and you'll make it all, on your terms.
 
With no regrets, excuses, or apologies, Joshua Weissman will instruct you how with his irreverent humor, a little bit of light razzing, and over 100 perfectly delectable recipes. 
 
If you love to host and entertain; if you like a good project; if you crave control of your food; if fast food or the frozen aisle or the super-fast-super-easy cookbook keep letting your tastebuds down; then Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook is your ideal kitchen companion.

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Rodney Scott
March 16, 2021
Rodney Scott's World of BBQ

In the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster, James Beard Award–winning chef Rodney Scott celebrates an incredible culinary legacy through his life story, family traditions, and unmatched dedication to his craft.

“BBQ is such an important part of African American history, and no one is better at BBQ than Rodney.”—Marcus Samuelsson, chef and restaurateur

Rodney Scott was born with barbecue in his blood. He cooked his first whole hog, a specialty of South Carolina barbecue, when he was just eleven years old. At the time, he was cooking at Scott's Bar-B-Q, his family's barbecue spot in Hemingway, South Carolina. Now, four decades later, he owns one of the country's most awarded and talked-about barbecue joints, Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ in Charleston.

In this cookbook, co-written by award-winning writer Lolis Eric Elie, Rodney spills what makes his pit-smoked turkey, barbecued spare ribs, smoked chicken wings, hush puppies, Ella's Banana Puddin', and award-winning whole hog so special. Moreover, his recipes make it possible to achieve these special flavors yourself, whether you're a barbecue pro or a novice. From the ins and outs of building your own pit to poignant essays on South Carolinian foodways and traditions, this stunningly photographed cookbook is the ultimate barbecue reference. It is also a powerful work of storytelling. In this modern American success story, Rodney details how he made his way from the small town where he worked for his father in the tobacco fields and in the smokehouse, to the sacrifices he made to grow his family's business, and the tough decisions he made to venture out on his own in Charleston.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ is an uplifting story that speaks to how hope, hard work, and a whole lot of optimism built a rich celebration of his heritage—and of unforgettable barbecue.

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Sheldon Simeon
March 30, 2021
Cook Real Hawai'i

The story of Hawaiian cooking, by a two-time Top Chef finalist and Fan Favorite, through 100 recipes that embody the beautiful cross-cultural exchange of the islands.

Even when he was winning accolades and adulation for his cooking, two-time Top Chef finalist Sheldon Simeon decided to drop what he thought he was supposed to cook as a chef. He dedicated himself instead to the local Hawai‘i food that feeds his ‘ohana—his family and neighbors. With uncomplicated, flavor-forward recipes, he shows us the many cultures that have come to create the cuisine of his beloved home: the native Hawaiian traditions, Japanese influences, Chinese cooking techniques, and dynamic Korean, Portuguese, and Filipino flavors that are closest to his heart.
 
Through stunning photography, poignant stories, and dishes like wok-fried poke, pork dumplings made with biscuit dough, crispy cauliflower katsu, and charred huli-huli chicken slicked with a sweet-savory butter glaze, Cook Real Hawai‘i will bring a true taste of the cookouts, homes, and iconic mom and pop shops of Hawai‘i into your kitchen.

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Heidi Swanson
March 23, 2021
Super Natural Simple

120 whole-food, vegetarian recipes for quick weeknight meals full of flavor, spice, color, and nutrition from the New York Times bestselling author of Super Natural Cooking

“There are many reasons to love Heidi Swanson’s Super Natural Simple. It’s great food with the best ingredients presented with a modern twist.”—Steve Sando, founder of Rancho Gordo

When life gets busy, it often seems easier to order in or grab something on the go than to cook at home. But this is precisely when wholesome, nutrient-packed meals are needed the most. In Super Natural Simple, beloved blogger and New York Times bestselling author Heidi Swanson offers 120 smartly streamlined recipes—with minimal ingredients, timesaving tips, and creative flavor combinations—to make healthy home cooking completely doable.
 
If you want approachable ways to work more vegetables onto your plate, these whole-food, vegetarian recipes, along with Heidi’s power pantry of go-to dressings, drizzles, pastes, and butters, will help you create high-impact meals with total ease. Whether you’re in the mood for a make-ahead morning, weeknight noodles, a one-bowl bake, or the best salads, dishes like French Onion Breakfast Strata, Blistered Cherry Tomato Soba, Spicy Chickpeas with Kale and Coconut, and Big Raspberry-Rye Cookies are quick to prepare and beautiful on the table.
 
Featuring gorgeous photographs that give you a peek into Heidi’s sunny Southern California lifestyle, Super Natural Simple makes eating (and living!) well second nature.

Buy at Amazon: Super Natural Simple

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Chef Phil Kyle
January 12, 2021
Clean Eating Meal Prep

6 Weekly Plans and 75 Recipes for Ready-to-Go Meals

Eating clean every day can feel impossible when your days run a mile a minute―but it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Nourish your body with real, whole foods no matter how busy life gets with this clean eating cookbook and meal prep guide. With six weeks of easy prep plans―plus a lineup of delicious recipes―this healthy cookbook helps you save time and get the most out of common ingredients.

Brush up on the fundamentals of a clean eating lifestyle and explore a complete guide to weekly meal prepping for sustainable success. Follow the weekly shopping lists and step-by-step prep instructions, and learn tips for safe, convenient food storage. Discover options for different dietary needs like gluten- and dairy-free, and customize your plans by swapping out recipes anytime. Plus, every recipe includes helpful nutritional info.

  • 6 Weeks to prep like a pro―Learn to master meal prep with six clear and simple weeklong plans that build up your skills as you go.
  • 75 Nourishing recipes―Dig in to Green Tea & Ginger Overnight Oats, Spinach Avocado Chickpea Salad, Grilled Tandoori Chicken Legs, Caprese Salad Grain Bowl, and more.
  • Whole, healthy foods―These clean eating plans center around whole foods that are easy to source and prepare, with options for both plant and animal proteins.

Fuel yourself, even on the busiest days, with this delicious clean eating cookbook.

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Sam Turnbull
March 30, 2021
Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

101 Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less, for $10 or Less, and with 10 Ingredients or Less!

From Sam Turnbull, the bestselling author of Fuss-Free Vegan, and creator of the blog It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken, comes her eagerly awaited second cookbook. She is cooking up even simpler vegan comfort food--on a budget, with fewer ingredients, and in 30 minutes or less!

Some people think that a vegan diet can be too time-consuming, too much work, and too expensive! In Sam Turnbull's Fast Easy Cheap Vegan, she's busting those myths and showing us just how simple (with 10 ingredients or fewer), inexpensive (for $10 or less), and quick (in 30 minutes or less) it can be to cook delicious plant-based comfort food at home. Wholesome recipes can be made using items you already have in your pantry and fridge. And if they're not stocked in your kitchen, these ingredients are easily found at your local grocery store. Fast Easy Cheap Vegan is filled with 101 recipes, many of them perfect for busy weeknights, like 10-Ingredient Creamy Basil Gnocchi, Gorgeous Greek Bowl, and Quicker Quesadillas. You'll have tons of options for speedy breakfasts and lunches, including Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, 20-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches, 15-Minute Apple Chickpea Salad, and DIY Instant Ramen Soup, and no shortage of ready-to-go snacks, like Cheesy Cracker Snackers, Loaded Queso Dip, and Cool Ranch Popcorn. And don't skip dessert because there's Lickety-Split Ice Cream, Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Squares, Brownie in a Cup, and 10-Minute Mini Berry¬ Crisp.

Fast Easy Cheap Vegan is all about smart tips and easy techniques that simplify cooking. Many recipes are one-pot, freezer-friendly, and make-ahead meals, creating a stress-free kitchen. So whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, Sam has thought of everything to help get delicious, fuss-free meals on the table in no time flat.

Buy at Amazon: Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

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Nicholas Tsakiris
May 25, 2021
Sea Salt and Honey

Celebrating the Food of Kardamili in 100 Sun-Drenched Recipes: A New Greek Cookbook

An enchanting celebration of Greek provincial life—its charming culture and sublime food—captured in 100 delectable recipes and captivating stories from the Greek-American Tsakiris family, accompanied by more than 100 visually stunning full-color photographs by James Beard award-winning photographer Romas Foord.

Sea Salt and Honey is a delightful ode to the rustic lifestyle of Nicholas Tsakiris’ birthplace. Though America has been his adopted country for the last thirty years, he felt himself irresistibly drawn back to his homeland after his two daughters, Olivia and Chloe, were grown. Over the years, Olivia and Chloe too felt the desire to reconnect to their roots. The family now live almost full time on the Mani coast, in a little house nestled in the Taygetos foothills close to Kardamili—a charming village of roughly 450 residents, where a walk across town takes five minutes. 

With the abundance of nature and boundless possibilities of ingredients around them, Nicholas, Olivia, and Chloe indulge in their favorite pastime—cooking delicious meals together while sharing family stories. They eventually began to grow their own food, working together to plant and harvest each season’s bounty in their garden. Like many Greeks, they eat seasonally, and most of the recipes they prepare are inspired by the food grown in their own backyard.

In an age when retaining your roots, mindful eating, and work-life balance are becoming increasingly rare, Sea Salt and Honey is a reminder of the importance of tradition and a celebration of personal history that combines delicious, healthy recipes with a call to a simpler way of life. Nicholas, Olivia, and Chloe invite you to take a seat at their table, to enjoy the scenic vista of the Taygetos mountain range and the Messinian gulf, as you indulge in hearty, wholesome, and easy-to-make dishes such as: 

  • Smoked Trout and Wilted Lettuce Garden Salad
  • Savory Greek Yogurt Bowls
  • Winter Garden Pasta with Purple Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sage, and Dried Chiles
  • Grilled Octopus Marinated in Red Wine Vinegar, Honey, and Oregano
  • Lamb Slow-Cooked in the Gastra (Clay Pot)
  • Sea Salt and Honey Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Filled with stories, adventures, memories, and beautiful photographs, Sea Salt and Honey pays tribute to authentic and Greek-inspired cuisine, and is a culinary celebration of a place where the love of the land, of nature, and of a simple but rich life makes you feel at home.