26 cookbooks for every type of home cook

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If you’re shopping for someone who loves to cook, your best bet may be a cookbook they don’t already have.
Below, shop 26 of the best cookbooks you can give — ranging from the classics to trendy new titles.
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Do you know someone whose greatest joy is arranging an artisanal cheese board, watching “Barefoot Contessa,” or “coaxing” flavors out of ingredients? For them, a cookbook may be your most thoughtful gift. Pair it with a rolling pin, apron, or nice bottle of wine. Or, keep a couple on hand as expert-level host gifts. 

Below are 26 cookbooks to give as gifts this year — spanning notable newcomers, cult-favorite food-blogs-turned-books, and award-winning tomes from renowned chefs that reimagine the culinary landscape. Some are bestsellers, some hidden gems, and some plucked from our own thoughtfully stocked kitchens at home. 

The top 5 cookbook gifts:

“Molly on the Range” by Molly Yeh ($22.67)
“Cooking for Jeffrey” by Ina Garten ($19.88)
“Eat What You Watch” by Andrew Rea ($25)
“The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook” by Simon Rush ($10.34)
“The Frankie Spuntino Kitchen Companion” by Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, and Peter Meehan ($19.59)

Here are 26 giftable cookbooks:
‘Antoni in the Kitchen’ by Antoni Porowski

“Antoni in the Kitchen,” $15

Antoni Porowski, the food and wine expert on Netflix’s “Queer Eye” reboot, has debuted his first cookbook. It’s full of weeknight healthy-ish meals that are typically composed of fewer than five ingredients. 

‘Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook’ by Carla Lalli Music

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“Where Cooking Begins,” $21.96

This cookbook is perfect for anyone who is just beginning to master their cooking skills. Carla Lalli Music walks readers through recipes that are easy and simple to make, yet incredibly delicious. 

‘Feast’ by Sarah Copeland

“Feast: Generous Vegetarian Meals for Any Eater and Every Appetite,” $14.49

Sarah Copeland’s “Feast” includes over 140 vegetable-based recipes that cater to cooks of all skill levels and meal occasions — from peppery Hungarian cuisine to bibimbap. 

‘Eat What You Watch’ by Andrew Rea

“Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers,” $25

This is the perfect cookbook for the movie buff, transforming iconic movie moments into delicious recipes — from the redemptive birthday cake in “Sixteen Candles” to the elaborate timpano from “Big Night.” 

‘Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It’ by Alice Feiring

“Natural Wine for the People,” $13.59

Know friends who love wine, and might appreciate an intro into natural wine? This condensed illustrated guide makes short work of the fundamentals: minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing …read more

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