As the end of the year gets closer, it is time for us to release our list of the best cookbooks of 2019.
Fortunately, this year we had amazing cookbooks! Ones with mouth-watering recipes and others with amazing stories. With so many good cookbooks choosing the best is never easy! But after much thought and with your precious help, we finally managed to name the best cookbooks of the year.
Before we leave you with our list we can only wish you a wonderful Merry Christmas!
With a score of 5 / 5 in our review, Wildness: An Ode to Newfoundland and Labrador is the best cookbook we had the opportunity to review this year.
In fact, this is one of the most spectacular cookbooks we ever reviewed!
Wildness Cookbook is the first book from the acclaimed chef Jeremy Charles, that will take you on a journey to Canada’s rugged east coast. Where wildness has a profound influence on the tasting menu at Charles’s acclaimed restaurant, Raymonds, nestled in the historic port at St. John’s.
In this book, you will find more than 160 recipes that represent the local fare: cod, shellfish, moose, game, wild edibles, and more. Each recipe is accompanied by its own story, along with essays about the people and landscape.
In the second position, with a score of 5 / 5, and the biggest surprise of this year is Christmas Feasts and Treats Cookbook by Donna Hay.
This book is full of Hay’s favorite Christmas recipes. With step-by-step images and plan-ahead tips, you will be able to change up your menu with confidence. Here you will find the classic Christmas dishes, but also plenty of modern styling ideas and time-saving tricks.
Full of the charming, modern photography for which Hay has become known. Just flicking through it will get you in the holiday mood.
Most of us have our go-to recipes for the holidays, from turkey and gravy to the Christmas Ham. So the question is, ” Do we need a Christmas cookbook?”. After we had the opportunity to review the Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay our answer is a loud and clear yes!
With a score of 4.8 / 5, Poilâne Cookbook takes the third place in our list of the best cookbooks of 2019.
To food lovers, the world over, a trip to Paris is not complete without a visit to Poilâne. For the first time, Apollonia Poilâne, third-generation baker and owner, provides detailed instructions so bakers can reproduce its unique sourdough loaves at home, as well as the bakery’s other much-loved bread and pastries.
This book tells the story of how Apollonia took over the global business at age eighteen and steered it into the future as a Harvard University freshman after her parents were killed in a helicopter crash
The Poilâne cookbook blends a bold narrative with fantastic and easy recipes. Framed from sunup to sundown, the book traces Appolonia’s day, moving from breakfast to dinner and deep into the night where Apollonia dreams up new and exciting ideas.
Mandy Lee did an incredible job in The Art of Escapism Cooking, and for that reason, it takes the fourth place with a score of 4.8 / 5.
Moving from New York to Beijing wasn’t a pleasant experience for Mandy. So to keep herself from going mad, with China’s stifling political climate and infuriating bureaucracy, she decided to create her “unapologetically angry food blog”.
In her first cookbook, Mandy goes a little further, revealing how she cooked her way out of an untenable living situation, with more than 80 delicious Asian-inspired dishes with influences from around the world.
The recipes in The Art of Escapism Cooking are a reflection of the different places where Mandy lived. Cities like Taiwan, Vancouver, New York, and Hong Kong played an important role in Mandy’s life. This entertaining and unusual cookbook tells the story of how using the kitchen as a refuge and ultimately creating delicious and satisfying meals helped her crawl out of her expat limbo.
Taking the fifth place in our list of the best cookbooks of 2019 is The New Pie with a score of 4.8 / 5.
Get ready for a new, fresh take on baking the ultimate feel-good dessert! In this book, the baking celebrities Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin re-examine the amazing world of pies.
Through traditional time-honored techniques, modern cooking methods, innovative flavors, and a love for kitchen gadgets, these legendary competition circuit pie experts reinvent the traditional pastime of pie-making.
The New Pie offers 75 beautiful and unique recipes with step-by-step instructions and playful photography. You’ll learn to make groundbreaking creations, including a magnificent Blueberry-Maple Pie with wood-grain lattice, a striped chocolate Pie of the Tiger, and many more.
In the sixth position, and also with a 4.8 / 5 score, we have Jamie Oliver Veg.
The “Naked Chef” is back with a brand-new cookbook of over 100 brilliantly easy, flavor-packed and accessible veg recipes. Whether you’re embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just want to try some brilliant new flavor combinations, this book ticks all the boxes.
In this new cookbook, Jamie puts together a collection of brilliantly easy, flavor-packed, and accessible veg recipes. From simple suppers and family favorites to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food.
As the title suggests, it brings easy and delicious meals for everyone. Not only for those who live a vegetarian lifestyle but also for those who simply love brilliant flavor combinations.
Another great cookbook on our list is the Breakfast: The Cookbook. With a score of 4.8 / 5, it occupies the seventh place.
Breakfast: The Cookbook puts together a collection of hundreds of home-cooking morning meals from all over the world. In this book, Emily Elyse Miller, founder of The Breakfast Club, recognizes the rise of breakfast cuisine, with an authoritative of delicious and accessible recipes.
All dishes are traditional and authentic offerings, celebrating a diverse array of morning meals from 80 countries around the world.
This book puts together an incredible collection of recipes, that will take you on a journey around the world. Where you will find dishes from every corner of the globe, including familiar favorites like Huevos Rancheros, Granola Shakshuka, a Full English Breakfast and much more.
With a score of 4.6 / 5 in our review, Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook takes the eighth position.
From the star Spanish-American chef José Andrés and James Beard award-winning writer Matt Goulding, Vegetables Unleashed is a new cookbook that will transform how we think about and eat vegetables.
Andrés is famous for his unstoppable energy and for his belief that vegetables are sexier than meat can ever be. Showing us how to creatively transpose the flavors of a global pantry onto the produce aisle. Vegetables Unleashed showcases Andrés’s wide-ranging vision and borderless cooking style.
In the ninth position is also another great book. With 4.6 / 5 The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook is one of the best vegetarian cookbooks of 2019.
Fresh vegetables are an integral part of Greek cuisine, and The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook showcases exactly that. In this book, you will find an array of delicious meatless breakfasts, soups, salads, vegetables, grains, and desserts.
Drawing inspiration from all over Greece, the book simplifies this hugely popular cuisine. With easily achievable, nourishing recipes so satisfying and tasty that they appeal to vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.
The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook is a great tribute to Greek Cuisine. Although is a meatless cookbook you will find a great variety of famous Greed dishes. Carrot and Cilantro Falafels, Roasted Eggplant and Bean Salad, or even the Greek Cannelloni Bake are recipes that will leave even the most meat enthusiasts in love by this cookbook.
Finally in our list of the best cookbooks of 2019 and with 4.5 / 5 score is Midnight Chicken.
Midnight Chicken “is a story of eating things, which is, if you think about it, the story of being alive. More importantly, this is a story about wanting to be alive”.
This book begins with Ella Risbridger’s story but it’s has everything a cookbook needs. Besides this inspiring story, there are more than 80 recipes here, from breakfast to dessert.
But it’s more than a list of instructions on how to make a really good roasted chicken, a proper roast garlic and tomato soup or salted caramel brown butter brownies. It’s about how making these foods, or any foods can be a profoundly rejuvenating experience.