The Best Cookbooks for 2016: F&W Editors’ Picks
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Stir Sizzle Bake: Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet
Celebrate the versatility of the cast-iron skillet with Stir Sizzle Bake. Buy: $15 at amazon.com
The cookie Jedi channels 25 years of expertise into Dorie’s Cookies. Buy: $20 at amazon.com
Mad Genius Tips
F&W’s Mad Genius Tips reimagines everyday kitchen tools with more than 90 of Justin Chapple's clever hacks. Buy: $20 at amazon.com
V Street: 100 Globe-Hopping Plates on the Cutting Edge of Vegetable Cooking
Make fantastic vegan street food at home with V Street. Buy: $17 at amazon.com
Modern Potluck: Beautiful Food to Share
Modern Potluck is full of crowd-pleasing dishes you’ll be proud to share. Buy: $15 at amazon.com
Flavorwalla: Big Flavor. Bold Spices. A New Way to Cook the Foods You Love.
Floyd Cardoz’s bold Indian-inflected flavors shine in Flavorwalla. Buy: $20 at amazon.com
Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day
From sweet to savory, Big Bad Breakfast owns the most important meal of the day. Buy: $18 at amazon.com
The Short Stack: Ingredients That Speak Volumes
Ingredient-driven recipes from top talents make Short Stack a must-have. Buy: $23 at amazon.com
Breaking Breads: A New World of Israeli Baking
From babka to breadsticks, Breaking Breads is a definitive guide. Buy: $27 at amazon.com
Soframiz: Vibrant Middle Eastern Recipes from Sofra Bakery and Cafe
Add vibrant Middle Eastern accents to everyday cooking with Soframiz. Buy: $27 at amazon.com
Appetites: A Cookbook
Like Anthony Bourdain himself, his Appetites is smart and edgy. Buy: $23 at amazon.com
The Red Rooster Cookbook: The Story of Food and Hustle in Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson’s Red Rooster captures the energy of his Harlem restaurant. Buy: $23 at amazon.com
Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs
Small Victories is full of encouragement for cooks of all levels. Buy: $21 at amazon.com
French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards
French Country Cooking celebrates Mimi Thorisson’s Médoc life. Buy: $28 at amazon.com
Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner
Comfort-inducing recipes and stories from North Carolina chef Ashley Christensen in Poole’s. Buy: $27 at amazon.com
Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuche
Classic German Baking is a gift for fans of strudel and lebkuchen. Buy: $21 at amazon.com
The London Cookbook: Recipes from the Restaurants, Cafes, and Hole-in-the-Wall Gems of a Modern City
The London Cookbook celebrates the food-obsessed city’s best chefs and restaurants. Buy: $30 at amazon.com
The God's Love We Deliver Cookbook
Proceeds from God’s Love We Deliver, which includes recipes from an all-star roster of chefs and celebrities, help feed communities in need. Buy: $50 at glwd.org
Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South
Deep Run Roots is full of rising TV food star Vivian Howard’s fresh- from-the-farm flavors. Buy: $28 at amazon.com
The Spice Companion: A Guide to the World of Spices
Lior Lev Sercarz gives spices the starring role in The Spice Companion. Buy: $23 at amazon.com
Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA
Mario Batali champions 250 iconic regional dishes in Big American Cookbook. Buy: $25 at amazon.com
The Del Posto Cookbook
The greatest hits from Del Posto, one of NYC’s most beloved Italian spots. Buy: $42 at amazon.com
Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking
Everything I Want to Eat has 100 recipes from the star chef at cult L.A. favorite Sqirl. Buy: $28 at amazon.com
Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking
Naomi Pomeroy puts modern spins on rustic French cooking in Taste & Technique. Buy: $28 at amazon.com
Central is a stunning coffee table–worthy cookbook from the famed Lima restaurant. Buy: $45 at amazon.com
The Basque Book
Chefs Alex Raij and Eder Montego of Manhattan’s fantastic Txikito have packed all of their knowledge into this book, from classic salt cod to transformative basics like jamón stock and pepper paste. Buy: $30 at amazon.com.
A new resource for classics from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi including panelle, the delicious chickpea fritters often eaten as a sandwich filling. Buy: $40 at amazon.com.
The Italian Baker
Modern twists on traditional sweets from Melissa Forti’s popular tearoom near Tuscany. Buy: $30 at amazon.com.
Mozza at Home
Chef Nancy Silverton of L.A.’s Mozza on cooking at her house in Umbria. Buy: $23 at amazon.com.
Katie Parla and Kristina Gill's book celebrates the fresh flavors and iconic dishes of one of our favorite food cities. Buy: $21 at amazon.com.
Taste of Persia
There perfect introduction to Persian cuisine with rich storytelling and fantastic recipes. Buy: $26 at amazon.com.
Stunning photographs, vibrant recipes, and remarkable stories of food and humanity. Buy: $40 at amazon.com.