7 Best Cookbooks of 2023 (so far)

There have been a lot of great cookbooks that have been released this year. Flipping through a new cookbook is a great way to shake up your dinner routine, spice up a date night, and save money by not ordering out. Let’s take a closer look at seven of the best from 2023.

Vegetable Revelations: Inspiration for Produce-Forward Cooking

James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author of Root to Leaf delivers more than 150 recipes in this beautifully laid out cookbook. At his Atlanta based restaurant Miller Union, Steven Satterfield is constantly searching for new ways to serve the vast variety offered each season.

If your doctor told you to get more vegetables into your diet this is the book for you. Satterfield will have you eating veggies for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Tenderheart: A Cookbook About Vegetables and Unbreakable Family Bonds

I promise I’m not only looking for books about vegetables here. Bon Appetit called this one of the best books of the year. McKinnon talks about the bonds that are built through and around food. McKinnon grew up in a biracial family – her father was a Chinese immigrant to Australia. Tenderheart features more than 180 recipes.

Salad Seasons: Vegetable-Forward Dishes All Year

I’m gonna go ahead and get this last vegetable one out of the way. And really you shouldn’t be bothered, you really need to eat more vegetables anyway. It’s better for the planet and it’s better for you.

So anyway, Salad Seasons is another great book that you might gift to anyone with a garden or that wants to stay young and beautiful.

Pasta for All Seasons: Dishes that Celebrate the Flavors of Italy and the Bounty of the Pacific Northwest

Moving into the second course we have a beautiful pasta book from Chef Michela Tartaglia. Tartaglia is a Piedmont, Italy native that is now living and working out of Seattle. She opened Pasta Casalinga in Pike Place Market in 2018. I like cookbooks with color photographs and these dishes pop off the page.

The Five Elements Cookbook: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine with Recipes for Everyday Healing

Food is medicine, right? That’s the approach that Gong takes with this title. Whether you need a calming smoothie, a light salad to aid digestion, or something warm to fight off a cold this book has something for you.

With more than 50 recipes to help get you through tough times this is a winner. I’m going to make the calming papaya smoothie in the morning.

More than Cake: 100 Baking Recipes Build for Pleasure and Community

Is there anything more than cake? I didn’t think so but maybe there is more than cake out there. Clocking in at exactly 100 recipes Pickowicz delivers more than just your traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe, she wants the reader to create pleasure through food. If you’re deserts are getting a little stale then try creating Pickowicz’s pecan and black cardamom buns. Or better yet, buy the book for the talented baker in your life and ask them to make you some.