The 7 Best Cookbooks of 2021

If you love being in the kitchen, you've come to the right place.

We, too, consider ourselves to be amateur chefs. And you know where we get most of our inspiration? Cookbooks—duh. And this year in 2021 was a doozy in terms of new content. From some of the most well-known chefs like Ree Drummond to up-and-comers like Ali Primrose, there are tons of mouth-watering recipes and creations to drool over.

Whether you're looking to gift someone a cookbook or get your hands on one for yourself, look below for the top seven cookbooks of 2021.

Lyke Minded Cookbook: Harvest 1 by Ali Primrose: $85

We'd like to start off this list with up-and-coming interiors and lifestyle influencer, Ali Primrose of Lyke Minded. Ali's curated IG feed is exactly what our dream Pinterest boards look like, and we constantly head to her page for inspo. And when we found out she was creating a cookbook worthy of being put on display 24/7 we knew we needed to get our hands on a copy. And while $85 may seem a bit steep, keep in mind the book is made from freakin' linen and that Ali is running a small biz. Show your support and give her a follow on social media and be sure to grab your own copy of The Lyke Minded Cookbook: Harvest 1! It's full of 40 yummy recipes you'll want to make over and over again.


The Quick Fix Kitchen by Tia Mowry: $22.49

Tia Mowry, twin sis to Tamara, stole our hearts on The Disney Channel years ago. Twitches is to this day one of the best cinematic experiences—don't @ us! And when we found out that Tia created her very own cookbook, The Quick Fix Kitchen, we knew it was going to be jam-packed with tons of yummy and stress-free recipes. If you like an easy, quick meal, this is the cookbook for you. With 65 recipes to enjoy and tons of hacks to make cooking as seamless as possible, we think everyone will get a lot of use out of this book.


The Joy of Pizza by Dan Richer: $31.49

If you don't like pizza, first of all, we feel very bad for you. Secondly, you're in the wrong place! Dan Richer'The Joy of Pizza was made for people who truly enjoy the art of pizza. No, not something from Domino's—think more of an authentic Italian-inspired dish you'd only find at the family-owned restaurant in your small town. Dan gives so many great tips and tricks to creating the most amazing pizza you've ever tasted.


Rodney Scott's World of BBQ by Rodney Scott: $17.77

When we think of barbeque, our mouths instantly start to water, and when we saw images from Rodney Scott's World of BBQ, we immediately opened DoorDash and had some BBQ delivered. Rodney takes BBQ to a whole new level with this cookbook and even lets us in on family recipes. From smoked turkey to ribs, banana pudding and more, there's all sorts of yummy goodness to go around.


Treasury of Southern Cooking by Cheryl Day: $33.99

If you're into all things southern, you need to get your hands on Cheryl Day'Treasury of Southern Cooking. Cheryl is one of the most popular and well-respected cooks in the south, and for good reason! Her latest cookbook goes into the nitty-gritty and is full of some delicious recipes for home-baked goods. From buttery biscuits to melt-in-your-mouth cookies, there's something for anyone with a sweet tooth.


Life Is What You Bake It by Vallery Lomas: $21.96

Raise your hand if you're obsessed with The Great American Baking Show! If you love the series, we're willing to bet you're familiar with winner Vallery Lomas. Her cookbook Life Is What You Bake It is full of recipes we've been dying to try. With over 100 recipes to choose from, all of your baking desires can be found here. Think apple fritters, moon pies, tarts, cakes and more!


The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy by Ree Drummond: $18.15

Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, is one of our favorite chefs of all time. Not only does she have her own tv show and tons of cookbooks up her sleeve, but her latest release, The Pioneer Woman Cooks—Super Easy, was made for even the most novice of chefs. Whether you've been cooking for years or are just getting started on your journey, this cookbook will prove to be super useful. The 120 recipes cover everything from French toast to soups, bowls, pasta, desserts and much more.


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