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Best Cookbooks & Food Writing 2021

Spending time in the kitchen making a meal has continued to bring us comfort and all kinds of nourishment during this difficult year. 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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Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

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Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes Cover Image
By Abra Berens, Lucy Engelman (Illustrator), EE Berger (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797207131
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 26th, 2021

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At Home in the Kitchen: Simple Recipes from a Chef's Night Off [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984858504
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 23rd, 2021

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Rodney Scott's World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day: A Cookbook Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781984826930
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 16th, 2021

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Baking With Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780358223580
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Published: Harvest - October 19th, 2021

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Grains for Every Season: Rethinking Our Way with Grains Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579659561
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Published: Artisan - November 23rd, 2021

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Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781984859112
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 12th, 2021

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Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984857002
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 26th, 2021

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Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593137680
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Published: Clarkson Potter - September 7th, 2021

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Bress 'n' Nyam: Gullah Geechee Recipes from a Sixth-Generation Farmer Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781682686041
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Published: Countryman Press - May 11th, 2021

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To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories From the Heart Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9783791386836
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Published: Prestel - April 6th, 2021

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Filipinx: Heritage Recipes from the Diaspora Cover Image
By Angela Dimayuga, Ligaya Mishan, Alex Lau (By (photographer))
$40.00
ISBN: 9781419750380
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Published: Abrams - November 2nd, 2021

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Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062993335
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Published: Harper Wave - March 2nd, 2021

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Super Natural Simple: Whole-Food, Vegetarian Recipes for Real Life [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856883
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 23rd, 2021

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The Food of Oaxaca: Recipes and Stories from Mexico's Culinary Capital: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525657309
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Published: Knopf - March 16th, 2021

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Cook Real Hawai'i: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781984825834
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Published: Clarkson Potter - March 30th, 2021

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Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781579658410
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Published: Artisan - November 9th, 2021

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The Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593138748
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Published: Clarkson Potter - August 31st, 2021

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Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781469662800
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - April 27th, 2021

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Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324004516
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 16th, 2021

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Death & Co Welcome Home: [A Cocktail Recipe Book] Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781984858412
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Published: Ten Speed Press - November 16th, 2021

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The Korean Vegan Cookbook: Reflections and Recipes from Omma's Kitchen Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593084274
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Published: Avery - October 12th, 2021

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Greenfeast: Spring, Summer: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781984858719
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 20th, 2021

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Mumbai Modern: Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by Indian Roots and California Cuisine Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781682686287
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Published: Countryman Press - November 2nd, 2021

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Mooncakes and Milk Bread: Sweet and Savory Recipes Inspired by Chinese Bakeries Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780785238997
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Published: Harper Horizon - October 12th, 2021