If your mom's happy place is the kitchen (lucky you!), she's sure to enjoy a new cookbook. Here are some we highly recommend. Find other book and gift ideas for Mother's Day here.
Ever-Green Vietnamese: Super-Fresh Recipes, Starring Plants from Land and Sea [A Plant-Based Cookbook] (Hardcover)
Via Carota: A Celebration of Seasonal Cooking from the Beloved Greenwich Village Restaurant: An Italian Cookbook (Hardcover)
Jess Damuck's passion for bright, crunchy, seasonal mixes of vegetables, fruit, herbs, and grains is contagious. Salad Freak is filled with food that is exceptionally beautiful, healthy, and completely irresistible. —S.B.
Kim's new book is an ode to the food and the people who inspire him, as well as a friendly, straightforward guide in the kitchen. For those new to cooking Korean food, he provides an outstanding guide to the staples you'll want, though there are a few recipes, like the Crispy Lemon Pepper Bulgogi, that don't require a trip to H-Mart to be off the charts. —Jax
This cookbook has it all: from scrumptious toasts to delicious dinners like Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mozzarella and Creamy Kale. More than 100 recipes for making quick dinners and fabulous brunches. Tools, tricks, and shortcuts for all levels of chef make this a must-have in every kitchen. —Jason
From seafood to vegetables, soups to sweets, “the matriarch of Edisto Island” shares the flavors of coastal South Carolina and the traditions of her ancestors. “Cooking is the way I take care of people, how I support my community, and how I love others.” —S.B.
Focusing on the dishes of Bay Area restaurateur Assil’s Syrian and Palestinian heritage, Arabiyya features 100 recipes and instructions for making delicious flatbreads, mezze, falafel, desserts, and so much more. “Through our food, we create home wherever we are.” —S.B.
Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine (Hardcover)
Want to learn how to make perfect General Tso's chicken? What’s the best way to stir fry vegetables? From the author of the bestseller The Food Lab comes yet another amazing cookbook, well-researched and full of easy-to-follow recipes. This is seriously one of the best cookbooks I have ever read. —Jason
With minimal ingredients and maximum joy in mind, Ali Slagle's no-nonsense, completely delicious recipes are ideal for dinner tonight—and every single night. Like she does with her instantly beloved recipes in the New York Times, Ali combines readily available, inexpensive ingredients in clever, uncomplicated ways for meals that spark everyday magic.
Food writer Rick Martinez's new cookbook—a love letter to the beauty and bounty of México—is not to be missed. With personal essays and more than 100 recipes inspired by Rick's 586 days spent driving around Mexico, Mi Cocina is at the same time highly informative, inspirational, and infused with personality.
From meatballs to vegan chili, waffles to coffee cake, this collection of comfort food recipes, made from affordable and easy-to-find ingredients, is fantastic! —S.B.