The top cookbooks for the cook in your life, no matter what their skill level, and all published in 2021. This cookbooks guide includes flavors from all over the world, from the exotic to creative reinventions of your favorites. You’ll find something for everyone on your list who loves to cook!

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It’s time to kick off the gift-giving season, and what better way to say you care than a cookbook for the cook in your life?

For me, that’s love… And I know it shows with my insane collection of cookbooks that I stare at every day in my office. 

Ok so maybe I’m a little obsessed. I feel like that means I have a beat on the good cookbooks out there though, right?

This year for the cookbooks guide, I wanted to include a real variety of options for you all. There are so many different diets and cultures covered in this collection! Particularly, I wanted to focus on the NEWER cookbooks so all of these have been released in 2021.

That means there’s less likelihood that they already have it sitting on their bookshelf! 

Below you’ll find cookbooks for the adventurous home cook looking for new flavors to explore. You’ll also find books for those looking to hone their cooking and baking skills. There’s even some new cuisines that you may not have seen on shelves yet!

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Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Cookbooks