Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a culinary pro, you can never have enough cookbooks—especially during the holidays. Find inspiration for your next holiday feast, weeknight dinner and more with our favorite cookbooks from the last year.
Caramel (pictured above) — Here is an easy-to-follow guide for using classic caramel techniques in fun dishes like creme brulee and truffles.
The Scarpetta Cookbook
Bring New York City restaurant Scarpetta’s signature dishes to life with this compilation of the eatery’s best recipes. Owner (and Chopped judge) Scott Conant gives his wine pairing tips, plus an entire chapter dedicated to stocking your pantry
The Cooking for Real host shows off her real-life digs, plus tons of cute baby photos and stories, in her debut cookbook. Learn how to make comfort foods, snacks and cocktails right from Sunny’s kitchen.
Yiddish for “perfect housewife,” this cookbook is a mix of exotic dishes like harissa-spiced Moroccan fish and stick-to-your-ribs comfort food like cheesy potatoes.
Chelsea Market Cookbook
Home to Food Network’s New York headquarters, Chelsea Market also houses 33 food shops and restaurants. Try some of The Lobster Place’s crab cakes, or whip up Dickson’s Farmstand Meats’ beef stew at home.
See the rest in our Cookbook Gift Guide.