From Ina’s 11th masterpiece to Chrissy Teigen’s follow-up to Cravings, here are the cookbooks you’ll be seeing everywhere this pumpkin spice season. Why? Because their recipes are really damn good.
9 Cookbooks That Will Be Huge This Fall
cook Like A Pro: Recipes And Tips For Home Cooks By Ina Garten
From the gal who needs no introduction, impeccably tested recipes accompanied by “pro tips” and hacks. First-rate truffled scrambled eggs and fried chicken sandwiches make an appearance, as well as signature entertaining tricks like how to set up an elegant home bar. As the Barefoot Contessa says, “You don’t have to be a pro to cook like one.”
all About Cake By Christina Tosi
It’s a universe of cake truffles, banana-chocolate-peanut butter cakes and cereal-milk ice cream and we just live in it. The owner of Milk Bar (and creator of the naked cake) reveals all of her bakery’s secrets, with clear instructions that even kitchen rookies can follow.
cravings: Hungry For More By Chrissy Teigen And Adeena Sussman
Remember when Chrissy asked Twitter for six brown bananas? Well, her latest cookbook includes the banana bread recipe in question, and surprise—it’s shaped like a bundt cake. Her edible diary includes speedy dinners, healthyish recipes and down-and-dirty comfort food.
now & Again By Julia Turshen
We’re going to be straight with you: Julia Turshen is one of our all-time favorite cookbook authors. Her recipes have short ingredient lists, clear instructions and an approachable tone. Follow any one of them, and the results are guaranteed to be mouthwatering. This edition focuses on inexpensive meals that make amazing leftovers (think: pulled pork with vinegar slaw or stuffed mushrooms with walnuts, garlic and parsley).
comfort In An Instant: 75 Comfort Food Recipes For Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, And Instant Pot By Melissa Clark
Maybe you think these appliances are brilliant. Maybe you think they’re gimmicky. But one thing’s for certain: The New York Times veteran’s cookbook will convince you that the Instant Pot is the best thing since sliced bread. Pesto risotto with cherry tomatoes, lemon chicken with garlic and olives and pimiento mac and cheese are some of the delights inside.
everyday Dorie By Dorie Greenspan
You know her as the creator of the world’s best cookie, but in this book you get to see what she whips up when she isn’t baking killer baked goods. Turns out, the dishes are totally down to earth, made with easy-to-find ingredients. Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs? We’re all in.
skinnytaste One And Done By Gina Homolka And Heather K. Jones
Sheet-pan dinners? Check. Skillet meals? Check. Air-fryer recipes? Check, check, check. The founder of the popular blog skinnytaste.com certainly knows the way straight to our heart: Easy recipes, low calories and easy cleanup.
ottolenghi Simple By Yotam Ottolenghi
We’ve swooned over Ottolenghi’s colorful, veggie-forward Middle Eastern-inspired recipes for years. The only problem? Well, they’re usually pretty complicated. Enter his latest masterpiece, aimed at home cooks. Filled with recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less with 10 or fewer ingredients, it truly changes everything. Cauliflower, pomegranate and pistachio salad, here we come.
red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-standard Recipes From America's Favorite Rural Bakery By Brian Noyes And Nevin Martell
Fun fact: On “Pi Day” in 2016 the White House posted a pic of Obama eating Red Truck Bakery pie on its Facebook page. Do you need any further excuse to check out this cookbook? OK, we’ll give you a few more: flaky buttermilk biscuits, layered sweet potato pecan pie, bourbon sarsaparilla cake and double chocolate moonshine cake.