The Best Cookbooks Of Fall 2022

For many, fall ushers in a welcome return to the kitchen. After several months of lounging around outside, taking it easy and trying to keep our homes cool (who really wants to turn on the oven when it’s hot outside?), it’s time to lug out the cutting boards and air fryers once again. Lucky for us, fall is also prime cookbook season—a time when publishers release some of their most highly anticipated titles of the year. Right now, there’s no shortage of inspiring recipes to try and culinary adventures on which to embark.

This fall’s crop of new titles are deliciously diverse, spanning cuisines, courses and occasions. There’s also a heavy emphasis on simplicity. From Ina Garten’s easy dinners to family-friendly vegan meals from social media star Tabitha Brown, you’ll find plenty of approachable ideas to recreate at home throughout the season. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for yourself or getting a head-start on holiday gifts for your favorite home cooks, these soon-to-release cookbooks will certainly satisfy. (Word to the wise: Several of these titles offer additional perks—and even bonus recipes—upon preorder confirmation. Don’t sleep on the early purchase.)

Must-Have Fall 2022 Cookbooks

Cozy, Low-Maintenance Meals From A Food Network host

Release date: September 27, 2022

Written after the birth of her adorable daughter Bernie, this second book from Molly Yeh looks at cooking through the lens of a new parent—one busy juggling nap schedules, never-ending to-do lists and figuring out what to cook after a long day . Yeh has assembled a collection of low-fuss, low-maintenance meals that draw from her own Chinese-Jewish heritage and her husband’s Scandinavian roots, such as ham and potato pizza and hand-pulled noodles with potsticker filling sauce. The book also includes advice for prepping and freezing ingredients, and tips for what to do when you don’t have a certain ingredient on hand.

An Encouraging Book Full Of Family-Friendly, Plant-Based Recipes

Cooking from the Spirit: Easy, Delicious, and Joyful Plant-Based Inspirations

Release date: Oct 4, 2022

Tabitha Brown’s shift to a vegan diet was a journey—the actress and TikTok personality started a plant-based diet after dealing with chronic health conditions—so she understands the importance of being creative and flexible in the kitchen. Her first cookbook serves as a friendly, patient guide for home cooks looking to build up confidence when it comes to plant-based cooking.

Recipes To Celebrate Occasions Big And Small

Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work

Release date: October 11, 2022

No matter what kind of mood you’re in, there’s likely a bake that’ll speak to it in this new book from The Great British Baking Show winner Nadiya Hussain. She organizes her recipes by occasion, offering up ideas to make on “Chill Out Days” (tandoori chicken naan sando, perhaps?), “Rainbow Days” (fruity baked ricotta dip, for starters), “Baking Days” (the hot chocolate custard pudding sounds good to us) and more. Hussain’s trademark blend of bubbly energy and ease accompanies every recipe.

A Deeply Personal And Delicious Journey Through Puerto Rican Food

Release date: Oct 18, 2022

In her debut book, Illyanna Maisonet, the United States’ first Puerto Rican food columnist, documents the island’s rich and diverse food traditions. As its name suggests, the tome looks at the way other cultures—Taino, Spanish, and African, for example—have influenced Puerto Rican cuisine, showcasing ingredients and techniques via beautiful photography and Maisonet’s detailed research and rich personal stories. She shares more than 90 recipes—including some passed down by her mom and grandmother—that span Puerto Rican classics such as tostones and arroz con gandules to pinchos with BBQ guava sauce and flan de queso.

A Brilliantly Organized Cookbook Tailored To Busy Parents

Release date: September 6, 2022

From Instagram food maven Dini Klein comes the Prep and Rally cookbook—a nod to her popular online meal prep service, which bears the same name. Klein’s method is a veritable game-changer for busy parents who are short on free time and energy: In each page of the book, she explains how to use an hour of meal prep to produce not one, but four kid-friendly weeknight meals. Grocery lists and step-by-step instructions are included, and there are also plenty of suggested modifications for those with special dietary needs and allergies. A gorgeous, straightforward layout adds to the appeal.

A Celebration Of Black Food And Culture

Release date: Oct 18, 2022

Ghetto Gastro, the Bronx-based culinary collective known for its food, style and social activism, puts its mission on paper in its first-ever cookbook. It’s teeming with vibrant photography, interviews and personal stories, plus 75 recipes influenced by the cultural backgrounds and travels of authors Jon Gray, Pierre Serrao, and Lester Walker. Expect dishes with big flavors and textures, like the Strong Back Stew and King Jaffe Jollof, and a plant-based reimagining of chopped cheese.

A 100-Recipe Book On Mexican-American Cooking

The Siete Table: Nourishing Mexican-American Recipes from Our Kitchen

Release date: Oct 18, 2022

Siete Family Foods got its start inside the Garza family kitchen, where co-founder Veronica began experimenting with grain-free tortilla chips in support of her gluten-free diet. Garza’s chips have since made it into homes across the country and now so will many more of the family’s beloved gluten-free recipes. “The Siete Table” features 100 recipes inspired by the Garzas’ Mexican-American roots, and true to the company’s mission of encouraging healthy lifestyles, they can be easily tweaked to enjoy as part of any lifestyle, be it vegetarian, vegan or dairy- free.

Easy, Crowd-Pleasing Dinners From Ina Garten

Release date: October 25, 2022

In her 13th cookbook, the Barefoot Contessa sets out to answer what’s arguably one of the toughest questions asked daily: What’s for dinner? Ina Garten tackles the age-old conundrum with her signature combination of calm and comfort, offering up satisfying, easy meals like Tuscan white bean soup, overnight mac and cheese and hasselback kielbasa. Expect plenty of freeze-ahead, make-ahead ideas that you can turn to again and again, plus a “Two-Fers” guide with tips on how to breathe new life into leftovers (yes, even Ina has to deal with leftovers).

A Deep Dive Into Chinese-American Cooking

The Woks of Life: Recipes to Know and Love from a Chinese American Family: A Cookbook

Release date: Nov 1, 2022

For years, home cooks have turned to food blog The Woks of Life as a trusted source of Chinese and Chinese-American recipes and cooking tips. The Leung family’s book by the same name brings together 100 of their favorite recipes, ranging from classic restaurant dishes such as Cantonese roast duck and mini char siu bao to home-style meals, both traditional and updated. Here, just as they do online, Bill, Kaitlin, Judy and Sarah dive thoroughly into all the essential techniques, must-have tools and pantry staples that you’ll need.

New Takes On Classic Jewish Dishes

Modern Jewish Comfort Food: 100 Fresh Recipes for Classic Dishes from Kugel to Kreplach

Helmed by Modern Jewish Baker author Shannon Sarna, this nostalgia-inducing collection of Jewish comfort food is equal parts smart and stunning. Recipe origins run the gamut from North Africa to New York City, and while there are plenty of classics—latkes, yeasted rugelach, Syrian sambusek, chicken soup, macaroons and more―almost every dish gets a delightful creative twist. You’ll be hooked from the first sentence: Sarna’s narrative is just as encouraging, thorough and warming as the recipes themselves. “Comfort food may mean something different to every community,” she explains in the book’s introduction. “But it is, ultimately, the smells, sounds, and memories of being in the kitchen.”

Italian Recipes From A TikTok Pasta Star

The Pasta Queen: A Just Gorgeous Cookbook: 100+ Recipes and Stories

Release date: Nov 8, 2022

Transport yourself to Italy via this debut cookbook by Nadia Caterina Munno, better known to her 2.5 million TikTok followers as The Pasta Queen. The book is a love letter to her homeland, full of culinary history, noodle-making tips, and, of course, Munno’s beloved pasta recipes. Expect a mix of her already-viral hits (Assassin’s Spaghetti, anyone?) and entirely new recipes inspired by different regions in Italy.

For Bakers Ready To Take Their Desserts To The Next Level

What’s for Dessert: Simple Recipes for Dessert People: A Baking Book

Release date: Nov 8, 2022

Calling all “dessert people”: Recipe developer Claire Saffitz returns with a second book of enticing sweets, just in time for baking season. “What’s for Dessert” covers nearly every dessert category—cookies, cakes, pies, souffles and so much more—with 100 recipes designed to be as streamlined and simple as possible. Armed with Saffitz’s reliable recipes and troubleshooting tips, even the most bewildered of bakers will find themselves attempting a whipped tres leches cake or a s’more tart to delicious success.

Updated Classics From A Beloved Blogger

Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files: A Cookbook

Release date: Nov 15, 2022

Deb Perelman has gained a devoted following with her blog, Smitten Kitchen, where she shares rigorously tested recipes written with warmth and wit. For her third book, Perelman collects 100 “keepers,” recipes that are guaranteed to be hits whether you’re making it the first or 50th time—recipes like slow-roasted chicken on schmaltzy croutons, perfect spaghetti and meatballs and chocolate peanut butter cup cookies.


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