Best Books of 2018: Cookbooks

The stacks and stacks of beautiful, inspiring, and comfort-filled cookbooks we looked at this year had to be winnowed down to a list of the top 20.  Here's a peek at what we chose.

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Minestrone for All Seasons from "Home Cooking with Kate McDermott"

Cold December days seem to call out for warm, hearty soups and this one from Kate McDermott is just the thing.

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Got Leftovers? Cranberry Sauce Slab Pie

Thanksgiving is over and the fridge may be packed with leftovers. Cathy Barrow's Pie Squared recipe gives yesterday's cranberry sauce a whole new look. 

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Tuesday Night Dinner with Christopher Kimball

Milk Street's Christopher Kimball shares a favorite recipe from his latest cookbook: Milk Street: Tuesday Nights, one of our picks for the best cookbooks of 2018.

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It's Almost Thanksgiving: Nonna Teresa's Turkey Stracciatella Soup Recipe

With Thanksgiving coming up fast, this quick and satisfying soup from Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays will be a welcome addition to the menu.

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Recipe Road Test: Chicken Chili & Skillet Cornbread from "Now & Again"

An easy and oh-so-flavorful combo of chicken + black eyed pea chili and cheesy, buttermilk cornbread made in a cast iron skillet.  Author Julia Turshen let us share these recipes from her new cookbook.

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"Whiskey in a Teacup": Reese Witherspoon's Gospel of Southern Charm

Reese Witherspoon's first book is a delightful hybrid of memoir, cookbook, and Southern lifestyle guide.  We caught up with her via email to talk about recipes, tradition, and more.

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Getting to the Heart of "Soul": Our Top Cookbook of 2018 So Far

Todd Richards' debut cookbook stole our hearts and appetites this year with his winning combination of creativity, style, and Soul food roots. We asked Richards what cookbooks are on his shelf, the must-have kitchen trifecta, and more...

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The Best Books of the Year So Far: Cooking, Food & Wine

A look at the top five of our editors' picks for the best in cookbooks and food writing that we've seen in the first half of 2018. I hope you're hungry....

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Prime Day's Must-Have Kitchen Gadgets--And The Cookbooks To Go With Them

It's Prime Day and a trio of the most popular kitchen gadgets are included in today's deals.  Here they are, along with a couple of my favorite cookbooks to go with each one.

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How to Catch Summer in a Jar

Overindulging at the farmer's market these days?  These books offer a multitude of recipes for preserving, pickling, and fermenting, the season's best fruits and vegetables. 

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Superiority Burger: The Food, The Cookbook

The tiny low-key NYC restaurant that everyone's talking about...now has a cookbook.  And it's as fabulous as the food. 

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Cue It Up. Barbecue, That Is

Outdoor cooking has never looked so good.  From the best new barbecue books to a welcome trend in camp cuisine that looks better than what I made last night in my kitchen, here are some favorites for Father's Day or just summer inspiration...

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A Mother's Day Recipe from Stephanie Izard's "Gather & Graze"

A sumptuous dish to make for mom on her special day, courtesy of Top Chef and James Beard award winner, not to mention Chicago restaurant icon, Stephanie Izard and her latest cookbook, Gather & Graze.

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A Family Favorite from Joanna Gaines' "Magnolia Table" Cookbook

What can be better than the perfect chocolate chip cookie?  In her cookbook , Magnolia Table, and here on the Amazon Book Review,  Joanna Gaines shares her recipe for a family favorite.

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