The seasons may change but my love for cookbooks is a true constant and there is nothing more exciting than shopping for new cookbooks come fall. Discovering new-to-me authors and enjoying fresh iterations from my favourite ones — it just doesn’t get any better than that. Fall truly is the most exciting time for any cookbook lover whether you’re more into baking, meal prep, cooking up a large dinner, or trying your hand at re-creating your fave restaurant’s famous dishes, there’s something for everyone regardless of the appetite.
Here are all the new cookbooks I can’t wait to add to my collection this fall!
Small Batch Bakes – ed kimber
Ed Kimber has done it again. Not only did he win The Great British Bake Off way back when but he’s also the author of One Tin Bakes and One Tin Bakes Easy. Ed is back again, this time, with a book for those who love to bake but aren’t looking to feed an army. Perfect for small households or students, Small Batch Bakes is filled with delicious and dependable recipes for one to six people. Craving a late-night sweet? Ed’s got you covered with his brilliant Emergency Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe which makes just one cookie for when you need it most!
Go-To Dinners – ina garten
Ina is back, baby! Our Barefoot Contessa is blessing us again with Go-To Dinners, a book chock full of new recipes that reflect her updated way of approaching everyone’s favourite mealtime — dinner. Compiled here is a collection of Ina’s tried and true go-t0 dinners that she came to rely on over the COVID pandemic and if it’s good enough for Ina, you know it’s going to be good enough for the rest of us!
One – Jamie Oliver
Another of my kitchen heroes is Jamie Oliver and just when I didn’t think I could love him more, he comes out with One — a cookbook where everything is made in just one pan. Jamie truly knows what the people are after and it’s certainly not the dishes. With over 120 recipes to choose from, all fuss-free and requiring little prep, get ready for meal time to be the highlight of your day.
Smitten Kitchen Keepers – Deb Perlman
One of the food blog OGs, Deb is officially back with her third cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Keepers. With the delightfully simple objective of helping us cook better, shop smarter, and eat more deliciously, this book, filled with over 100 of Deb’s fail-free recipes, is going to be every home cook’s fuss-free foodie bible.
What’s For Dessert – Claire Saffitz
While I can’t wait to get my hands on all of these books, the one I am most excited about is this one right here. Claire Saffitz is one of my foodie idols. Watching her on Bon Appetit fueled some kind of passion for baking and through her first book Dessert Person, I went for it. I made puff pastry, cream puffs, danishes, and more. Now back with What’s For Dessert, Claire is sharing her most streamlined recipes yet that is sure to help answer the question, “what’s for dessert?”
Ottolenghi Extra Good Things
No matter how many cookbooks I have, there is always room for more Ottolenghi. This new iteration Extra Good Things is centred around bringing flexibility to each meal by using staple pantry items that bring flavour and ease. Think easy weeknight meals that use minimum effort but reap maximum flavour and possibilities. You’ll quickly learn how to turn any could-be-basic meal into an Ottolenghi dish through zippy sauces, marinades and more!
Nadiya Everyday Baking
Another one of my Bake-Off faves is Nadiya and whether you know her from GBBO, her cookbooks or her hit Netflix series, you know she’s the real deal. Her latest book, Everyday Baking is filled with meal ideas for any type of day you may be having. No matter if you’re short on time, or ready for a heavy cook, Nadiya has the answer. I love Nadiya’s unique take on food — everything is so flavourful, thoughtful and beautiful and it’s a surprise to no one that this next book will be the same.
There are few things I love more than a restaurant cookbook, especially when that restaurant is NYC’s Via Carota. I’ve only been once, and I sat on one of those sidewalk patios in late November but the freezing cold was worth it. Yes, we had the iconic salad and yes, it was everything! This veg-centred cookbook is filled with simple yet brilliant recipes that showcase the true elegance of Italian cooking. I can’t wait to add this to my collection!