Between services like Seamless and the Whole Foods salad bar it has never been easier not to cook. And yet cookbooks have never been more popular.
We totally get it: A good cookbook is so much more than lists of ingredients. Here are some of our favorite armchair cookbooks--worth picking up for the read whether you throw a dinner party every weekend or you use your oven for shoe storage.
This article originally appeared on PureWow.com.