Sweater weather is officially here and if you’re anything like me, you love piling on a chunky knit, brewing a strong cup of tea, and flipping through some new cookbooks. Fall is all about being cozy and honestly, what’s cozier than that? Whether you’re into cooking up comfort food classics, or baking up a storm, there’s a book out there with your name on it!
Here are 10 new fall cookbooks to add to your shopping list!
Ina Garten Modern Comfort Food
The Barefoot Contessa is back, baby and this time it’s all about comfort food. We know that comfort food in the fall isn’t *groundbreaking*, but if anyone can get us excited, it’s Ina. This book has over 80 recipes that are turning the volume up on faves that we all know and love. Think Cheddar and Chutney Grilled Cheese sandwiches, classic Black & White cookies, cheesy enchiladas, and much more.
Jamie Oliver 7 Ways
One of our faves here at #TeamE7 is Jamie Oliver so obvi this list had to include his newest book 7 Ways which is all about finding ways to reinvent your favourite ingredients. Similar to Jamie’s other book 5 Ingredients, you’ll find new ways to use everyday pantry staples like you never thought before. This book is also great for anyone who despises grocery shopping every few days. One big shop at the start of the week will suffice and you’ll have exciting and achievable dishes in no time.
Claire Saffitz Dessert Person
Attention all Bon Appetit superfans! Gourmet Makes host Claire Saffitz’s debut cookbook Dessert Person will in fact turn you into a dessert person. With over 100 recipes like Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake and Malted Forever Brownies to Mushroom Galette, to name a few, you’ll be baking up a storm before you know it.
Oh She Glows For Dinner
Looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your life? Then you’ll want to run and not walk to get your hands on Oh She Glows For Dinner when it comes out in October. This cookbook is filled to the brim with flavour-packed recipes that are nourishing and practical so even a novice can get cooking with confidence!
Beloved cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi has done it again and you’re in for a healthy serving of veggies! In Flavor, you’ll learn innovative vegetable cooking techniques in over 100 recipes that are unique and will have you screaming for more. It’s here you’ll learn what makes each vegetable unique and how to showcase the flavours (get it?!) in each one.
Matty Matheson Home Style Cookery
Local TO chef Matty Matheson is coming back at ya with a second cookbook that’s all about quality home cooking. Get ready to salivate as you flip through 135 recipes that are perf to cook for all the folks you love. Matty is all about bold cooking and these comfort foods are approachable and always tasty.
Baking Day With Anna Olson
If your idea of a weekend well spent is getting in the kitchen and getting your bake on, then make sure you get a copy of Anna Olson’s new book the second it comes out. Anna’s recipes are always easy to follow and are great for all skill levels. With over 120 recipes to choose from you’re sure to find a tasty treat to make!
In Bibi’s Kitchen
Bibi means grandmother and In Bibi’s Kitchen, you’ll explore stories and recipes of bibi’s from eight African nations: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, and Eritrea. These nations happen to be the backbone of the spice trade so to say that the recipes in this book are flavourful is a massive understatement. Expect to fall in love with dishes like Eritrean Flatbread, Ground Chickpea Stew, and Ajemi Bread with Carrots and Green Pepper, as well as the women behind the recipes.
If you’re looking to expand your culinary skills even further, why not take up Indian cooking? Thanks to Maneet Chauhan’s new book Chaat, you’ll get an education in Indian food with its diversity and bold flavour. This book is chock-full of fun to eat foods that are inspired by Maneet’s railway travels across the country and into the homes of friends and family. The recipes at the top of my list are definitely the Goan Fried Shrimp Turnovers and Spicy Pineapple Chaat.
A Good Bake
Coming to you in November is A Good Bake and if the cover doesn’t sell you, all the delicious recipes you’ll swoon over on the inside will. In addition to the 120 recipes, author Melissa Weller dives into the why’s and how’s of baking so that everyone (even those who swear they can’t bake) can nail it everytime. Get excited to make homemade croissants, showstopping layer cakes, and even gooey sticky buns!
(Story by Contributing Editor, Blair Stutz)