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Best Cookbooks & Food Writing of 2020

One bright spot of this tumultuous year has been that many of us have been cooking at home more than ever before. Happily, we have had wonderful new cookbooks to turn to! Here are the ones that have really stood out to Bookshop staff. Click on each title to read our recommendations. Don't miss our other Best Books of the Year lists here.

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In Bibi's Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984856739
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

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The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452182698
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 27th, 2020

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The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: A Cookbook Cover Image
$38.00
ISBN: 9780316480680
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Published: Voracious - October 27th, 2020

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Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581755
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - October 13th, 2020

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Modern Comfort Food: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780804187060
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

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Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984858733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - September 8th, 2020

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Cool Beans: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with the World's Most Versatile Plant-Based Protein, with 125 Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581489
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 4th, 2020

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Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780399581045
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Published: Ten Speed Press - February 11th, 2020

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Chicano Eats: Recipes from My Mexican-American Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780062917379
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Published: Harper Design - June 30th, 2020

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The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984856227
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Published: Lorena Jones Books - September 8th, 2020

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Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780735224742
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Penguin Press - June 9th, 2020

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Falastin: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780399581731
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - June 16th, 2020

The Nom Wah Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from 100 Years at New York City's Iconic Dim Sum Restaurant Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9780062965998
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Published: Ecco - October 20th, 2020

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Xi'an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York's Favorite Noodle Shop Cover Image
By Jason Wang, Jessica Chou (Text by), Jenny Huang (By (photographer))
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419747526
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Published: Abrams - October 13th, 2020

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The New Craft of the Cocktail: Everything You Need to Know to Think Like a Master Mixologist, with 500 Recipes Cover Image
By Dale DeGroff, Daniel Krieger (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984823571
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 22nd, 2020

Coconut & Sambal: Recipes from my Indonesian Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781526603517
Availability: Not On Our Shelves, But Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - October 13th, 2020

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Baking at the 20th Century Cafe: Iconic European Desserts from Linzer Torte to Honey Cake Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781579658984
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Published: Artisan - October 20th, 2020

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My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393239720
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 7th, 2020

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Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781250098092
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 25th, 2020

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Eat a Peach: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781524759216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - September 8th, 2020

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