21 Celebrity Cookbooks That Help You Cook Like Stanley Tucci, Ayesha Curry, Chrissy Teigen and More

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From Courteney Cox’s gluten-free biscotti to Cameron Diaz’s whatever-you-got ramen, there’s no shortage of celeb recipes to be found on the internet. But what about your cookbook shelf? Haven’t you ever wondered what Freddie Prinze Jr. is making for dinner, how Stanley Tucci makes lasagna or what Snoop Dogg is pairing with his mac and cheese? Same. Add any of these 21 celebrity cookbooks to your collection and you can finally eat like the stars.

27 Cookbooks Every Home Chef Needs in Her Kitchen

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1. the Tucci Cookbook By Stanley Tucci

You already know Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight) makes a fine Negroni, but did you know he’s written two cookbooks and a food memoir? The actor’s first title, The Tucci Cookbook, details nearly 200 Italian recipes from the Tucci family kitchen, like eggplant and zucchini casserole and plum and polenta cake (wine pairings included).

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2. vegan, At Times By Jessica Seinfeld

If you’ve ever considered going plant-based, Vegan, at Times by Jessica Seinfeld (who’s married to Jerry Seinfeld) might be the thing convince you. In her fourth cookbook, Seinfeld offers recipes like butternut squash risotto and vegan mint chip ice cream—proving that vegan cooking can be totally irresistible and accessible.

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3. from Crook To Cook: Platinum Recipes From Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen By Snoop Dogg

Don’t act surprised that Snoop Dogg has a bestselling cookbook—after all, he’s practically BFF with Martha Stewart. Along with 50 recipes from Snoop’s own kitchen, Crook to Cook features stories and behind-the-scenes photos of the Grammy-nominated artist’s life.

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4. modern Comfort Food By Ina Garten

With 12 cookbooks and more on the way, the Barefoot Contessa is a household name for good reason. In Modern Comfort Food (her latest title), Garten presents nostalgic, comforting recipes with “the volume turned up.” Think black and white cookies, smashburgers and skillet roast chicken (of course).

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5. foodheim: A Culinary Adventure By Eric Wareheim

He’s known as one half of the comedy duo Tim & Eric (and a recurring actor on Master of None), but Eric Wareheim is also a and drink connoisseur. Foodheim reflects his varied background with chapters on “circle foods” (e.g. burgers and tacos), and “grandma foods” (meatballs and pasta) instead of your typically dividers. Among the recipes are cocktail suggestions, hosting tips and artful photography.

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6. the Full Plate By Ayesha Curry

Ayesha Curry is a restauranteur, mother of three and wife to a certain NBA superstar, so she knows a thing or two about having no time to cook. The Full Plate is all about dinners that are as delicious as they are easy to make, with family favorites and crowd-pleasers that are ready in under an hour.

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7. martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook By Martha Stewart

If Ina Garten is the queen of roast chicken, Martha Stewart is the queen of, well, everything else. In Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, she guides you through just about every cookie, cake and confection you could dream of, offering tips and techniques that will become essential in your kitchen.

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8. carla Hall’s Soul Food By Carla Hall

You may remember Carla Hall as one of Top Chef’s most spirited contestants. (Does the word “hootie-hoo” ring a bell?) In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, she showcases her Nashville roots with Southern recipes for both everyday cooking and celebrations. (We’d recommend ordering it for the Poured Caramel Cake alone.)

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9. mary Berry’s Baking Bible By Mary Berry

Soggy bottoms are no match for you, at least once you have Mary Berry’s Baking Bible in hand. The former judge of the Great British Bake-Off has actually published more than 75 cookbooks, so you could say she knows her way around a Victoria Sponge.

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10. antoni: Let’s Do Dinner By Antoni Porowski

When we first watched Queer Eye, we were convinced resident foodie Antoni Porowski was just a really big fan of avocados. But the TV personality proved us wrong with two bestselling cookbooks (and weeknight-friendly recipes like lazy pierogi). Even if you’re not convinced, order it for the gratuitous eye candy alone.

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11. home Cookin’ With Dave’s Mom By Dorothy Letterman

Today’s late night hosts have nothing on David Letterman’s mom, Dorothy, who was a recurring guest on The Late Show. She went on to write a warm-hearted cookbook with surprisingly essential recipes—seriously, the pie crust will replace every other crust recipe you’ve tried.

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12. nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-try Recipes For Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, And More By Nadiya Hussain

Fellow Great British Bake-Off fanatics will remember Nadiya Hussain as the season six winner. Now, she has multiple cookbooks and a Netflix show. In Nadiya Bakes, Hussain expertly guides you through 100 achievable recipes for treats like key lime cupcakes and spiced squash strudel. (We bet Berry is proud.)

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13. at My Table: A Celebration Of Home Cooking By Nigella Lawson

We like to think of celebrity domestic goddess in a trio of sorts: There’s Ina, Martha and of course Nigella. In At My Table, Lawson showcases recipes that are easy to execute but still offer valuable culinary lessons, like chicken fricassee and emergency brownies.

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14. appetites: A Cookbook By Anthony Bourdain

The late, great Anthony Bourdain traveled, cooked and ate a lot, but he actually wrote more non-fiction than he did cookbooks. Appetites contains a wide variety of recipes—from Korean fried chicken to New England clam chowder—that Bourdain liked to cook at home (so you know they’re good).

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15. cravings: All Together By Chrissy Teigen

In her third cookbook, Cravings: All Together, Chrissy Teigen shares comfort foods that have her family’s stamp of approval, like stuffed PB&J French toast and red lentil soup. Hey, if it’s good enough for John Legend, it must be good enough for us, right?

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16. salt, Fat, Acid, Heat By Samin Nosrat

If there’s one cookbook that will hands-down make you a better cook, it’s Samin Nosrat’s Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. It looks like a tome (and at 480 pages, it kinda is), but the illustrated book is far from intimidating. It will teach you how to use the four essential elements of any dish (aka salt, fat, acid and heat) to transform your food.

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17. back To The Kitchen By Freddie Prinze Jr.

You didn’t know Freddie Prinze Jr. (yes, the actor from I Know What You Did Last Summer) had a cookbook? OK, confession: Neither did we. But it turns out he’s a skilled home cook who likes to make dishes like homemade biscuits with green-chile gravy and New Mexico-style eggs for his family.

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18. mastering The Art Of French Cooking By Julia Child

We’d like to argue that Julia Child is the O.G. food celebrity, but instead we’ll just offer her iconic first cookbook as proof. In it you’ll find 500-plus recipes that seem daunting, but are actually quite cookable with Child’s guidance at hand.

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19. son Of A Southern Chef: Cook With Soul By Lazarus Lynch

Two-time Chopped winner Lazarus Lynch grew up on Southern and Caribbean food—his mother is Guyanese and his father, originally from Alabama, ran a soul food restaurant in Queens, New York. His cookbook is one part art, one part family history and one part modern soul food—as fun to read as it is to cook from.

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20. lidia’s A Pot, A Pan And A Bowl: Simple Recipes For Perfect Meals By Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Lidia Bastianich is kind of like the Julia Child of Italian and Italian-American cooking. In Lidia’s a Pot, a Pan and a Bowl, you’ll find her take on one-pot recipes, like one-pan chicken and eggplant parmigiana, skillet lasagna and beer-braised beef short ribs.

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21. this Must Be The Place: Dispatches And Food From The Home Front By Rachael Ray

2020 was a garbage year for most of us, Rachael Ray included. She wrote This Must Be the Place (not to be confused with the Talking Heads song) from her Upstate New York home, with her husband playing the role of (iPhone) photographer. The result is a collection of recipes that range from pantry-friendly and extremely comforting, like “Stupid Good, Silly Easy Sausage Tray Bake,” to more complex, like Moroccan chicken tagine.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...