Cookbook Wishlist 2018 Gift Guide

Cookbook Wishlist 2018 Gift Guide

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Here it is – My Cookbook Wishlist for 2018! I love reading cookbooks, they are always so inspiring to me, even as a food blogger, maybe even especially! Seeing other food creative’s work, amazing recipe ideas, tricks & tips and who doesn’t love beautiful pictures of food?! The following 9 books are on my list this year, definitely a wide range of topics that I hope will help you when you’re shopping for the foodie, chef, or home cook in your life too!

Cookbook Topics That Interest Me Right Now

Ok you know you have a good cookbook Wishlist when you have Martha Stewart AND Snoop Dogg on it, fo shizzle! And where my food interests and what I look for in cookbooks tend to change over time and seasonally, here are some topics that interest me right now and draw me in when looking for cookbooks!

  • Anything and everything preparing and cooking for the holidays, obviously!
  • Great mealspiration (that’s a word right?!) made by talented home cooks
  • Anything share board or charcuterie board related because I LOVE making them and even better, enjoying them.
  • Anything Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker, I’m always looking for new meal ideas 
  • Food writing or food culture related books, for obvious reason. Food bloggers, I’ve got a good one on here for you!
  • Cookbooks from one of my favourite rappers, because how can I even explain that? It’s Snoop!
  • And of course, BEAUTIFUL FOOD pics, because they are my true love affair and sometimes you can buy a cookbook based on the delicious cover right?

My 2018 Cookbook Wishlist

Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson by: Anna Olsen

From the Publisher – When does the festive season begin for you? For Anna, it’s with the first pumpkin pie of the year. Pumpkin pie isn’t something she bakes on any old evening, so it signifies something very special when she does: the start of the holidays! In Anna’s house, the holidays are a time for coming together with family and friends, celebrating traditions, and making some new ones, too. In this festive cookbook, Anna shares the recipes she most loves to make during the holiday season–for occasions like a festive brunch, entertaining a crowd, a cozy supper, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, an elegant New Year’s evening–and sensational sweets such as holiday cookies, celebratory centerpiece cakes, festive pies and tarts, fancy bars and slices, and much more!

On Boards by: Lisa Dawn Bolton

From the Publisher – In On Boards, food stylist Lisa Bolton has put together 50 ideas for instantly approachable boards, all with effortless entertaining in mind, as well as 52 recipes for delectable savory and sweet additions like Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip and Chocolate Salami. All of the boards can be pulled together in very little time, and all include presentation and styling tips to make them (and you!) shine. Lisa also shows you how to style any assortment of food into a beautiful board so you can transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry!
With chapters on Everyday Boards, Holiday & Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards and Around the World Boards, you will find inspiration for every gathering. Whether you are looking for a breakfast or brunch board; a board for a picnic, potluck or playdate; for Thanksgiving, Superbowl Sunday or New Year’s Eve; for a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated boards.

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen by: Snoop Dogg

From the Publisher – Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop’s own collection: Snoop’s cookbook features OG staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. And it don’t stop… Snoop’s giving a taste of the high life with remixes on upper echelon fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. But we gotta keep it G with those favorite munchies too, ya know? From chewy Starbursts to those glorious Frito BBQ Twists, you should have an arsenal of snacksthat’ll satisfy. And of course, no party is complete without that Gin and Juice and other platinum ways to entertain.

Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker: 100+ Fabulous New Recipes for the Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot by: Martha Stewart Living

From the Publisher – Perfect for beginners, the book begins with staples that traditionally require long cooking times, such as whole grains, dried beans, and stocks, that are finished much more quickly in the pressure cooker. In this first chapter, you’ll find the master cooking techniques for these affordable, accessible ingredients — the results become building blocks for many creative recipes and meal prep, ready to be transformed into countless, easy meals that will serve you throughout the week. The rest of the book is full of one-pot recipes — dishes that once seemed like long weekend affairs or were too labor intensive to muster on a weeknight are now ready in a flash: braised short ribs that fall off the bone after only an hour; rich pork and pinto bean chili made with dried beans, no pre-soaking required; and a creamy, perfectly cooked risotto ready in six minutes, without constant stirring. Demonstrating the incredible versatility of the appliance, Martha Stewart’s Pressure Cooker has a sweet ending — a chapter devoted solely to desserts, such as cakes, puddings, and more.
 

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains by: Tieghan Gerard

From the Publisher – While it might be a trek to get to Tieghan’s barn-turned-test kitchen, her creativity shines here: dress up that cheese board with a real honey comb; decorate a standard salad with spicy, crispy sweet potato fries; serve stir fry over forbidden black rice; give French Onion Soup an Irish kick with Guinness and soda bread; bake a secret ingredient into your apple pie (hint: it’s molasses). And a striking photograph accompanies every recipe, making Half Baked Harvest Cookbook a feast your eyes, too.

Round to Ours: Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food: Menus for Every Gathering by: Laura Jackson & Alice Levine

From the Publisher – If you love planning menus, styling your home for a party and spending laidback time in your kitchen, then you need to come Round to Ours . Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine like to keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering over 20 ready-made menu ideas, with more than 100 recipes that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family. This cookbook has the perfect combination of menu ideas and recipes for every occasion. It is the home cook’s ultimate secret weapon; whether you’re throwing a dinner party for six on a Friday night or hosting the last barbecue of the season, this one-stop-shop will tell you how to set the mood, cook the food and create a truly memorable gathering.

The Best American Food Writing 2018 by: Ruth Reichl

From the Publisher – Food writing is stepping out,” legendary food writer Ruth Reichl declares at the start of this, the inaugural edition of Best American Food Writing . “It’s about time… Food is, in a very real sense, redesigning the world.” Indeed, the twenty-eight pieces in this volume touch on every pillar of society: from the sense memories that connect a family through food, to the scientific tinkering that gives us new snacks to share, to the intersections of culinary culture with some of our most significant political issues. At times a celebration, at times a critique, at times a wondrous reverie, the Best American Food Writing 2018 is brimming with delights both circumspect and sensuous. Dig in!

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast by: Christopher Kimball

From the Publisher – Kimball and his team of cooks and editors search the world for straightforward techniques that deliver delicious dinners in less time. Here they present more than 200 solutions that will transform your weeknight cooking, showing how to make simple, healthy, delicious meals using pantry staples and just a few other ingredients. Here are some of the fresh, inventive meals that come together in minutes

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