By Rachel Miller

If you’re eager to get back in the kitchen now that the fall weather is (finally!!!) upon us, might we suggest buying a new cookbook? Mastering a few new recipes/cooking more is not only a great Q4 goal — it’s a very cozy, very delicious self-care activity, too. Here are some of the best new cookbooks to add to your shelf this season.

Cookbook 1
Nothing Fancy
You probably already know that Alison Roman, author of the beloved Dining In , has a new cookbook coming out next week (on October 22). Maybe you’re already planning to make some recipes from it on, say, your fall friend getaway in November. (Just spitballing here!) In any case, consider this your reminder to pre-order it if you haven’t yet (pre-ordering is a great way to support the author whose work you love!), and to bake ~The Cookies~ this weekend because hey, it’s probably been a little while since the last time you made them. (Can you believe it’s been TWO YEARS since Dining In came out?!)
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Cookbook 2
Canal House: Cook Something: Recipes to Rely On
Food52, Epicurious, and The New York Times all named this comprehensive cookbook one of the best new releases of fall 2019 with the Times going as far as to call it “an ideal manual for modern cooks, often revisiting a basic formula (like deviled eggs or pan-roasted chicken thighs) and amplifying it (with inventive toppings or quick pan sauces).” If the Canal House chicken thighs with lemon recipe is any indication, this will be the kind of cookbook you’ll return to again and again for years. 😉
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Cookbook 3
Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen
Adeena Sussman is a cookbook powerhouse; aside from her own New York Times bestsellers, she also worked with Chrissy Teigen on the bestseller Cravings . And while I’m not usually one for celebrity endorsements, Michael Solomonov, the creator of my all-time favorite hummus recipe, wrote the forward to this book, so...I’m sold!
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Cookbook 4
Antoni in the Kitchen
Despite the (kind of reasonable, TBH!!) questions about Antoni’s cooking skills during Season 1 of Queer Eye, he’s since shown he can actually cook. Many of the recipes in this book have less than five ingredients and are apparently also very Instagrammable — two major selling points, IMO. Pro tip: Make JVN’s new memoir your next book on your to-be-read (TBR) list, and serve some of Antoni’s recipes to go along with it.
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Cookbook 5
Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook
Written by James Beard Award–winner Toni Tipton-Martin, Jubilee was on every major food media outlet’s “best fall cookbooks 2019” list. Tipton-Martin was also — NBD, guys!! — invited to the White House by Michelle Obama...twice. I am personally obsessed with this quote from the book: “We have earned the freedom to cook with creativity and joy,” and am very much looking forward to making her pork loin recipe this holiday season. It’ll be released on November 5, but you can pre-order it (or add it to your holiday wish list!) now.
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Which cookbooks are you into right now? Let us know in the comments below.