11 New Cookbooks That Will Change the Way You Eat

Sharpen your chef’s knife, preheat your oven and prepare for a damn good meal, thanks to a little help from these new and noteworthy cookbooks.

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The Mushroom Cookbook by Michael Hyams and Liz O’Keefe

Mushrooms are having a moment. This book tells you which ones to eat and how to eat them, with recipes like Pulled Rabbit and Morel Ravioli, and Kale and Shiitake Soup. Buy the book

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Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned by Alba Huerta and Marah Stets

Huerta is a Southern craft cocktail maven. Here she shares 65 bespoke cocktail recipes, from the iconic mint julep to something called the Snakebit Sprout. We’re intrigued. Buy the book

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Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines with Marah Stets

The latest from Queen Joanna? One hundred and twenty-five recipes inspired by family favorites and selections from their new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table. Expect classics like chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken and overnight French toast. Buy the book

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Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously by Steffi Knowles-Dellner

What’s lagom? It’s the Swedish art of living a balanced, happy life. This book translates that principle to your diet, with comforting, healthy recipes like Beetroot Tarte Tatin and Jam Thumb Cookies. Buy the book

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First We Eat by Eva Kosmas Flores

Inspired by the author’s Greek heritage and the bountiful produce of her garden in Oregon, First We Eat showcases mouthwatering recipes alongside the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen. Buy the book

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Sweet Laurel by Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas

From Matcha Sandwich Cookies to Salted Lemon Meringue Pie, these treats (from the trendy L.A. bakery of the same name) are made with only wholesome ingredients like almonds, coconut and dates. Buy the book

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Buttermilk Graffiti by Edward Lee

This chef and writer hit the road and spent two years uncovering fascinating food narratives from around the country, culminating in 16 adventures and 40 recipes that celebrate America’s melting-pot of culinary traditions. Buy the book

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The Kitchen Shortcut Bible by Bruce Weinstein

For anyone who loves to cook but never seems to have the time, this book is a lifesaver—it features more than 200 recipes that cut back on your time in the kitchen without sacrificing quality or flavor. Buy the book

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Sweet Potato Soul by Jenne Claiborne

Proving that soul food and vegan food aren’t at odds, Claiborne’s new book includes 100 vegan recipes that riff on Southern cooking, from Fried Cauliflower Chicken to Jalapeño Hush Puppies. Buy the book

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Between Harlem and Heaven by JJ Johnson and Alexander Smalls

Part cookbook, part history lesson, this book explores the melding of Asian, African and American flavors, featuring recipes like Mac and Cheese Casserole with Rosemary and Caramelized Shallots. Buy the book

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Pretty Simple Cooking by Sonja and Alex Overhiser

From the husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters behind A Couple Cooks, Pretty Simple Cooking bills itself as a “vegetarian cookbook for non-vegetarians” and features 100 recipes that make veggies the star. Buy the book