27 Cookbooks We're Looking Forward To In Fall 2023

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In the vibrant digital era, the concept of a traditional cookbook might indeed appear as a relic from a bygone age. With a universe of online recipes just a click away, all available at no cost, you might question the logic behind investing in a physical cookbook. However, there's an undeniable charm and tactile satisfaction in flipping through the pages of a well-curated cookbook. The sensation of paper under your fingers, the thrill of discovering a bookmarked recipe, and the tangible connection with the culinary world are sensations an electronic screen simply can't emulate.

While technology has revolutionized our access to information, there remains an innate value in the tangible experiences that bind us to tradition and sensory engagement. As evidence, each year sees a fresh wave of cookbooks gracing the shelves. And this fall promises a plethora of culinary treasures that are not just informative, but truly delightful in their presentation and content.

Southern Fried Sass by Ginger Minj

When scouting the array of upcoming cookbooks, none burst onto the scene with more flair than "Southern Fried Sass" by Ginger Minj. A superstar from "RuPaul's Drag Race," Ginger serves up not just mouthwatering recipes but also unforgettable stories and priceless advice.

Dive into Southern classics like pulled pork, apple pie, and deviled eggs. This book encapsulates all you need to infuse your kitchen with Southern hospitality and culinary delights. And with its irresistible punch recipe, you're all set to host a sassy Southern soirée, complete with many favorite Southern favorite eats and sips.

Made in Taiwan by Clarissa Wei with Ivy Chen

If you've ever thought of Taiwanese cooking as a subset of Chinese cuisine, prepare to be enlightened by the delectable world within "Made in Taiwan." Clarissa Wei divides her dishes into various sections.

For the night owls, she dives into beer food and "night market" treats. Beyond recipes, this book offers a look into Taiwan's rich history, blending the informative with the instructional. Accompanied by a stunning array of photographs, it captures the essence of Taiwanese life, showcases the dishes you'll be crafting, and provides step-by-step visuals to guide complex preparations in your kitchen.

Cooking My Way by Jacques Pepin

Unfortunately, whipping up meals can dig deep into your pockets if not approached mindfully. In his latest culinary offering, Jacques Pepin reshapes this dynamic in "Cooking My Way" by educating readers about the nuances of ingredient selection and preparation, emphasizing cost-effectiveness.

His wisdom is culled from years in the kitchen, and he generously shares it, pairing his advice with 150 carefully curated recipes. These dishes tantalize the taste buds and ensure that the love you pour into your meals doesn't break the bank. Dive into Pepin's world, and emerge with a perspective on blending passion with care in the kitchen.

Basics with Babish by Andrew Rea

Like many, we've spent considerable time being schooled by stellar chefs on YouTube. Topping our favorites list is the evolution of Babish's many culinary efforts. Andrew Rea, the culinary genius behind it, entices viewers with recipes influenced by popular culture. But his channel also champions mastering basic dishes.

"Basics with Babish" channels Rea's passion for uncomplicated, delectable food. Immerse yourself, and you might just hear his familiar voice narrating recipes. Rea sprinkles in tips for enhancing dishes and candidly signals when you might be going off course. A genuine culinary gem, it's apt for novices and seasoned chefs alike.

Air Fryer All Day by Rebecca Abbott and Jennifer West

While we adore online food blogs, there's something special about translating digital delights into a tangible form. Enter Rebecca Abbott and Jennifer West. "Air Fryer All Day" translates their immensely popular air fryer blog into a tactile treat. Featuring 120 recipes that highlight the dynamism of this beloved appliance, they've cemented their status as the go-to air fryer mavens.

The range in their recipes is truly captivating, oscillating between comforting classics like Vegetable Pot Pie and tantalizing twists like Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp. For aficionados of the air fryer and novices alike, this cookbook promises a culinary journey worth embarking on.

Bake Smart from Samantha Seneviratne

Baking is a joy, but let's face it, it can be a tad daunting. Samantha Seneviratne takes those elusive baking secrets and effortlessly integrates them into your home setup through "Bake Smart." Her approach demystifies the art, making it inviting, even for those just dipping their toes into the baking pool.

What sets this cookbook apart isn't just the array of mouth-watering, sweet recipes; it's the transformative effect it has on your baking decisions and plans, be it for cookies, tarts, cakes, or bread. This isn't just a guide—it's a baking companion of the first order.

Texture Over Taste by Joshua Weissman

There's something special about YouTube chefs, and Joshua Weissman's upcoming "Texture Over Taste" exemplifies that magic. Weissman delves into a crucial yet often overlooked element of cooking: mastering the art of texture.

He advocates for the significance of texture, emphasizing how it can dramatically influence our perception of a dish. From the crispness of crunch, the satisfaction of chewy, the lightness of aerated, the flow of fluid, the richness of fatty, to the silkiness of creamy, Weissman provides techniques to make texture an indispensable ally in your culinary arsenal. Prepare to see — and feel — food in a whole new way.

Not That Fancy by Reba McEntire

For country music aficionados and culinary enthusiasts, "Not That Fancy" by Reba McEntire promises a unique blend of melodies and flavors. What sets this book apart is its own companion album.

And for the devoted Reba fans, it's a treasure trove of previously unseen photographs and personal anecdotes from her illustrious life. Dive into a collection of 60 diverse recipes ranging from refreshing sips like the Porch Day Lemonade to hearty dishes. These recipes are rooted in her restaurant, her kitchen, and cherished hand-me-downs from family and friends. It's not just a cookbook; it's a journey through Reba's world.

Just Eat by Jessie James Decker

Not to be outdone in the country music scene, Jesse James Decker is set to launch her own culinary masterpiece in "Just Eat." Boasting 100 recipes, her cookbook is a haven for those seeking comfort food. And here's a delightful twist for "Dancing with the Stars" aficionados: As you rekindle memories of the latest season, where Decker showcased her dance moves, you can delve into her scrumptious dishes.

But there's more than just recipes; dedicated Decker fans will revel in the personal photographs and glimpses of her life and family. It's the perfect blend of comfort food and personal touches.

Cooking With Magic: A Century of Recipes by Brooke Vitale, Lisa Kingsley, and Jennifer Peterson

Disney, a brand synonymous with magic and imagination, has seamlessly woven into different generations' fabric. Celebrating its century-long journey, "Cooking With Magic" encapsulates the essence of its animated masterpieces through culinary creations.

This cookbook journeys through different ages and brings dishes inspired by the movies from those eras. You'll begin with movies like the classic "Steamboat Willie" in the "Golden Age" 1928 to 1949 and travel through the ages, ending in the "Revival Era" with modern favorites like "Frozen" and even the forthcoming "Wish" film having an offering.

More Is More: Get Loose in the Kitchen by Molly Baz

For the home chefs who've mastered the basics and hunger for that next culinary frontier, Molly Baz's cookbook, "More is More," beckons. Designed for those ready to elevate their kitchen prowess, Baz is all about amplification.

She advocates breaking free from measuring utensils, urging you to embrace intuition and cook from the heart. But this cookbook isn't just about recipes; it's an experience. Immerse yourself in its delightful retro ambiance, brought to life through playful fonts, captivating images, and a visually arresting layout. Dive in, and let Molly guide you to cooking that's not just more but transcendent.

Cooking con Claudia by Claudia Regalado

Andrew Rea isn't the only talented YouTuber with a coming cookbook, but Claudia Regalado's has more of a specific spin. "Cooking con Claudia" promises to transport the rich flavors of Mexico right to your kitchen, teaching you to craft 100 authentic Mexican dishes. With this guide in hand, your home might just become your family's go-to Mexican eatery. From tantalizing mains to refreshing frescas, the cookbook covers every facet of a meal.

Get a teaser of her delectable creations by visiting her social media channels. They're brimming with recipes that'll whet your appetite until her cookbook graces your shelves.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinner's Ready! By Ree Drummond

For the cookbook aficionado, a Pioneer Woman edition likely graces your shelf, but her latest release will be a delicious addition. While country-style recipes often require a leisurely pace, "The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinner's Ready!" pivots towards getting delectable meals on the table quickly.

But make no mistake, quick doesn't compromise on flavor here. Ree Drummond serves up a feast of dishes that will become instant family favorites. And for those with a sweet tooth? She's got you covered with desserts that whip up in no time—perfect for those spontaneous late-night indulgences.

Exquisite Exandria by Liz Marsham, Critical Role, Jesse Szewczyk, Susan Vu, and Amanda Yee

For fans of "Critical Role" (better known as Critters) and Dungeons & Dragons, the "Exquisite Exandria" cookbook beckons as an essential addition to your collection. As you meander through its pages, you're invited on a culinary journey across Exandria, with 60 delectable dishes inspired by its captivating locales and stories.

These offerings promise to enchant both your party and your taste buds. But it's not just about food — the cookbook is adorned with breathtaking artwork that rivals the finest D&D tomes, making it a culinary guide and a visual treat.

Always Hungry! by Laurent Dagenais

Laurent Dagenais, known for his iconic music choices on social media, ventures into the culinary realm with his cookbook, "Always Hungry!" While it doesn't feature tunes like his social media, the book serenades readers with 70 beautifully photographed recipes. From classics like the Monte Cristo to delectable sides, each dish offers a tasty experience.

Dagenais masterfully blends his artistic flair with culinary expertise, making every recipe a visual and flavorful delight. For fans of French culture, a French edition is set to debut two days after the English, ensuring a culinary journey that's both authentic and versatile.

Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy by Danielle Kartes

Bucking the trend of intimidating baking guides, Danielle Kartes presents "Butter, Flour, Sugar, Joy," a baking cookbook that embraces simplicity without sacrificing flavor. This delightful tome encourages avid bakers and novices alike to roll up their sleeves, embrace the mess, and delight in crafting mouthwatering desserts. Its standout feature? A host of delectable treats concocted using just one bowl.

Among its treasures is the understated yet irresistibly delicious dump cake. Whether you're a seasoned patissier or someone just starting to explore the sweet allure of baking, this cookbook promises to be a joyful companion in your kitchen endeavors.

Start Here: Instructions for Becoming a Better Cook by Sohla El-Waylly

Whether you're just embarking on your culinary journey or have been navigating the kitchen for years seeking that extra flair, this book promises to be an invaluable companion. Overflowing with insightful tips and techniques to elevate your dishes, "Start Here" is a treasure trove of culinary wisdom.

And as if that weren't enough, it boasts 200 tantalizing recipes to experiment with and savor. In essence, this book is akin to having a fabulous chef and culinary school right at your fingertips, offering both the foundation and finesse every home chef craves.

Bad Manners: Hungry as Hell by Bad Manners, Michelle Davis, and Matt Holloway

A few years ago, what was once known as Thug Kitchen underwent a rebranding, now resonating under the title Bad Manners. While the name has evolved, the core essence of the brand remains consistent: crafting outstanding vegan dishes packed with explosive flavors.

If you're familiar with the earlier Bad Manners cookbook editions, you'll know just how invaluable they are for anyone seeking delectable plant-based recipes. As steadfast fans of their previous works, we eagerly anticipate diving into "Bad Manners: Hungry as Hell" and a fresh realm of vegan culinary delights with the latest installment from Bad Manners.

Crave: Bold Recipes That Make You Want Seconds by Karen Akunowicz

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Karen Akunowicz, celebrated for her standout performances on "Top Chef" and as a recipient of the prestigious James Beard Foundation award, brings her culinary prowess to the pages of "Crave." Elegantly photographed and meticulously curated, it offers dishes that linger in the memory, making us crave them long after the last bite. Embarking on a culinary journey with Chef Akunowicz is truly an enthralling, delicious experience, allowing us to revel in the art of food and rediscover our passion for cooking through our favorite cravings.

Simple Noodles: Everyday Recipes, from Instant to Udon by Pippa Middlehurst

Let's be frank: A dish with noodles is almost always a winner in our books. So, imagine our delight at the prospect of an entire cookbook devoted to these strands of deliciousness. Pippa Middlehurst's "Simple Noodles" is a godsend for every noodle enthusiast.

Whether you're seeking recipes that artfully come together in a relaxed 30 minutes, or you're in a mad dash for ultra-quick fixes ready in under 10, this book has you covered. Simply put, if noodles are a staple in your household, this cookbook is set to become your kitchen's best friend.

Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert

For numerous food lovers, the allure of fish dishes is undeniable, yet the idea of preparing them at home feels daunting. "Seafood Simple" by Eric Ripert, is a game-changer for all pescatarian enthusiasts. As the name implies, Ripert meticulously simplifies the art of cooking fish, providing step-by-step guidance to recreate restaurant-caliber dishes in your own kitchen.

Not only does the book feature stunning visuals of the delectable outcomes, but it also includes detailed images of intricate steps, ensuring no detail is overlooked. This cookbook demystifies the art of fish preparation, making it an everyday culinary delight.

Rintaro by Sylvan Mishima Brackett

There's something deeply gratifying about cookbooks that transport authentic flavors right to our kitchen counters. "Rintaro," penned by Sylvan Mishima Brackett, mirrors the essence of his acclaimed San Francisco restaurant. This culinary treasure trove is more than just a collection of recipes; it's an invitation to experience the depth of Japanese cuisine.

Each page is a visual treat, adorned with stunning photography and thoughtful design, ensuring even the most intricate steps are straightforward. With over 70 recipes showcasing the rich tapestry of Japanese flavors, this cookbook is set to become a staple, enriching your weekly meal plans with authenticity and flair.

Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

For any home chef, there's something uniquely sentimental about inheriting recipes that have been passed down through the ages. Such cookbooks are more than just a collection of ingredients and methods; they are woven with memories, stories, and love. Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali encapsulate this essence in "Lidia's From Our Family Table to Yours."

It's a tribute to family traditions, offering a delightful glimpse into meals that have graced their family table for generations. Lidia's work stands out, feeling like a cherished heirloom, inviting you to become a part of their family with every dish you recreate.

The Cookie That Changed My Life by Nancy Silverton and Carolynn Carreno

Nancy Silverton's newest offering, "The Cookie That Changed My Life," is a journey into the transformative power of desserts. Silverton believes in the magic of flavors, in the transcendental experience a mere cookie can impart, forever altering one's culinary compass.

This cookbook is a testament to her baking prowess, teeming with timeless recipes that promise to enchant and inspire. With so many classic recipes, this cookbook has some of the best baking recipes you can find, and it may even be the last one you'll ever need on your shelf.

Milk Street Simple by Christopher Kimball

Quick and simple cooking often gets a bad rap, but Christopher Kimball is here to dispel that myth. Hailing from Boston's renowned Milk Street, Kimball taps into a wealth of culinary wisdom to present dishes that are not only uncomplicated but also bursting with flavor. In "Milk Street Simple," he covers a broad spectrum of culinary delights.

Whether you're looking to explore the world of traybakes, master the art of broiling, or indulge in a delectable dessert, Kimball has a chapter tailored just for you. Each recipe showcases his commitment to marrying ease with taste, ensuring that even the most time-crunched individuals can produce mouth-watering meals.

The Korean Cookbook by Junghyun Park and Jungyoon Choi

Diving deep into the heart of Korean cuisine, "The Korean Cookbook," curated by masterful duo Junghyun Park and Jungyoon Choi, is an unparalleled treasure trove of culinary delights. With a staggering 350 recipes, this collection truly covers the breadth and depth of Korea's rich foodie landscape.

From the silken strands of classic noodles to the comforting warmth of traditional porridges and the indulgence of authentic Korean desserts, every page is a journey of flavor. While the investment might seem hefty at first glance, the sheer volume and quality of recipes provided justify every penny.

Snoop Dogg Presents Goon with the Spoon by Snoop Dogg and Earl E-40 Stevens

Although many are acquainted with the delightful pairing of Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart, it's perhaps less known that Snoop didn't at that partnership. Joining forces with Earl "E-40" Stevens, they've curated "Snoop Dogg Presents Goon with the Spoon," a collection that's as eclectic as it is enticing.

Boasting over 65 unique recipes, their combined cookbook is an adventurous journey into the world of flavor. With intriguing twists like the opulent Cognac Mashed Potatoes to the nostalgically whimsical Snoop's Fruity Loop Bars, the duo meld their distinctive personalities and tastes into a harmonious culinary compilation.