Highly anticipated cookbooks of early 2021

Seira Wilson on January 19, 2021
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Highly anticipated cookbooks of early 2021

What exciting new cookbooks are on the horizon this year? So many, I can't possibly list them all. Fall is typically a very busy time for cookbook publishing but this spring is no slouch, either. March and April look particularly promising, and below you'll find a handful of titles from both renowned chefs and newcomers whose upcoming cookbooks are getting lots of buzz.


Eat Better, Feel Better: My Recipes for Wellness and Healing, Inside and Out by Giada De Laurentiis

A new cookbook from Giada De Laurentiis is always something to look forward to, and in Eat Better, Feel Better, she is focusing on health and wellness. This cookbook includes not only 100 new recipes, but also a 3-day reboot plan, and guidance on how to use self-care techniques such as intermittent fasting, meditation, and more, to support your well-being. (March 16)


Rodney Scott's World of BBQ by Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie

Pitmaster Rodney Scott is the owner of one of South Carolina's premier barbecue spots, Rodney Scott's Whole Hog BBQ, and a James Beard Award winner for Best Chef Southeast. In his first cookbook, Scott shares some of his secrets to success—from delicious recipes to stories from his life and heritage. (March 16)


The Pepper Thai Cookbook: Family Recipes from Everyone's Favorite Thai Mom by Pepper Teigen

In her best-selling cookbooks, Chrissy Teigen includes recipes and anecdotes from her mom, Pepper, nicknamed "Pepper Thai" for her love of hot chilies. Now, Pepper Teigen has her own cookbook to share, filled with 80 Thai-inflected dishes, the same fun, playful style as Cravings, and stories that make the reader feel like part of the family. (April 13)


Vegetable Simple by Eric Ripert

We've been eagerly awaiting Eric Ripert's new cookbook for a really long time, since this is one of the many books postponed in 2020. But spring is the perfect time to think about vegetables, and in Vegetable Simple, Ripert turns his refined eye to mouth-watering preparations that highlight the flavors and beauty that makes each vegetable special. (April 20)


Cook This Book: Techniques That Teach and Recipes to Repeat by Molly Baz

Molly Baz is already well-known from her work as a food editor and video host at Bon Appetit. Baz is also a recipe developer and cook who makes whipping up something delicious in the kitchen look fun and easy. Her first cookbook, Cook This Book, is the ultimate kitchen staple, with recipes and technique that build confidence and mastery. One of my favorite features in the book (I can’t wait to try this) is Baz’s inclusion of QR codes that link to short demo videos. Genius! (April 13)


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