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Thank you to D Magazine and all of our customers for their support. We have been named "Best Place To Buy Cookbooks" for Best Of Big D 2021, and we have to agree - our selection of cookbooks is pretty stellar! To celebrate this award, our staff picked out some of their favorite cookbooks, ranging from quick healthy meals to luxurious desserts, and even a couple of options for the kiddos. Check those recommendations out below, or stop by our store to see the full collection!

The Defined Dish: Whole30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes

By Alex Snodgrass

ISBN: 9780358004417
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 2019-12-31T05:00:00.364Z

The Defined Dish: Whole30 Endorsed, Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780358004417
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - December 31st, 2019

THE DEFINED DISH by Alex Snodgrass is one of our top selling cookbooks in the store for good reason! This Dallas chef has wonderful recipes for healthy and delicious food. I use this cookbook at home more than any other. Try the Chicken Gumbo on cauliflower rice, the Turkey Taco Skillet Bake, the Indian Style Vegetable Curry and the Enchiladas con Carne. And Alex is coming out with a NEW cookbook in December - THE COMFORTABLE KITCHEN. Pre-order here! - Nancy
 


THE DEFINED DISH by Alex Snodgrass is one of our top selling cookbooks in the store for good reason! This Dallas chef has wonderful recipes for healthy and delicious food. I use this cookbook at home more than any other. Try the Chicken Gumbo on cauliflower rice, the Turkey Taco Skillet Bake, the Indian Style Vegetable Curry and the Enchiladas con Carne. And Alex is coming out with a NEW cookbook in December - THE COMFORTABLE KITCHEN. Pre-order here! - Nancy
 

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites: A Cookbook

By Deb Perelman

ISBN: 9781101874813
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Published: 2017-10-24T04:00:00.296Z

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781101874813
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 24th, 2017

If you haven’t followed Deb Perelman on her food blog, her down to earth writing and excellent suggestions will have you stunned. If you do know about her recipes, this book is just the thing you need. Deb mixes a wonderful blend of new flavors with old classics, made easy. Everything she makes is enjoyable, with recipes that will make you want to cook more! The last two recipes I made from her cookbook were very well received. Your guests are sure to enjoy anything of hers that you make. Also, Deb is a very talented photographer whose photos do justice to her gustatory delights! - Tom


If you haven’t followed Deb Perelman on her food blog, her down to earth writing and excellent suggestions will have you stunned. If you do know about her recipes, this book is just the thing you need. Deb mixes a wonderful blend of new flavors with old classics, made easy. Everything she makes is enjoyable, with recipes that will make you want to cook more! The last two recipes I made from her cookbook were very well received. Your guests are sure to enjoy anything of hers that you make. Also, Deb is a very talented photographer whose photos do justice to her gustatory delights! - Tom

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence

By Claire Saffitz

ISBN: 9781984826961
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Published: 2020-10-20T04:00:00.293Z

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781984826961
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 20th, 2020

Internet sensation Claire Saffitz is best known from her time at Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, developing recipes and reverse engineering iconic snack foods. She brings the same energy as a recipe developer to her cookbook DESSERT PERSON, which contains some of the best technical instructions I have ever seen for everything from a simple loaf cake to a complex souffle, as well as solutions for when things go wrong while baking! - Ishita


Internet sensation Claire Saffitz is best known from her time at Bon Appétit Test Kitchen, developing recipes and reverse engineering iconic snack foods. She brings the same energy as a recipe developer to her cookbook DESSERT PERSON, which contains some of the best technical instructions I have ever seen for everything from a simple loaf cake to a complex souffle, as well as solutions for when things go wrong while baking! - Ishita

United Tastes of America: An Atlas of Food Facts & Recipes from Every State!

By Gabrielle Langholtz

ISBN: 9780714878621
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: 2019-05-22T04:00:00.141Z

United Tastes of America: An Atlas of Food Facts & Recipes from Every State! Cover Image
By Gabrielle Langholtz, Jenny Bowers (By (artist)), Danielle Acken (By (photographer))
$29.95
ISBN: 9780714878621
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Phaidon Press - May 22nd, 2019

What could be more fun than cooking together as a family unless it is traveling the United States of America while cooking together as a family?  This colorfully illustrated cookbook for kids and families highlights culinary culture, facts, maps and recipes from all the states and territories of America. From Louisiana gumbo, to Texas tacos and Alabama gulf shrimp, this cookbook will provide a fun and delicious road trip without having to leave your kitchen! - Lisa


What could be more fun than cooking together as a family unless it is traveling the United States of America while cooking together as a family?  This colorfully illustrated cookbook for kids and families highlights culinary culture, facts, maps and recipes from all the states and territories of America. From Louisiana gumbo, to Texas tacos and Alabama gulf shrimp, this cookbook will provide a fun and delicious road trip without having to leave your kitchen! - Lisa

Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More: A Baking Book

By Nadiya Hussain

ISBN: 9780593233733
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Published: 2021-07-27T04:00:00.207Z

Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More: A Baking Book Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780593233733
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - July 27th, 2021

A clearly written, beautifully photographed, truly helpful how-to book by the charming winner of The Great British Baking Show. Despite that prize, Nadiya's recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, and biscuits are not too intimidating for beginners even when they are inspiring for experienced bakers. - Kyle


A clearly written, beautifully photographed, truly helpful how-to book by the charming winner of The Great British Baking Show. Despite that prize, Nadiya's recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, and biscuits are not too intimidating for beginners even when they are inspiring for experienced bakers. - Kyle

What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

By Laura Shapiro

ISBN: 9780143131502
Availability: Special Order
Published: 2018-07-24T04:00:00.204Z

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780143131502
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Penguin Books - July 24th, 2018

Laura Shapiro looks at the food lives of six famous women, each of whom made her mark on the world in a distinctive way: Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun and Barbara Pym. Shapiro creates fascinating biographies by these women by  "pouncing on every clue that might help me figure out what they cooked or ate or thought about food." - Lori


Laura Shapiro looks at the food lives of six famous women, each of whom made her mark on the world in a distinctive way: Dorothy Wordsworth, Rosa Lewis, Eleanor Roosevelt, Eva Braun and Barbara Pym. Shapiro creates fascinating biographies by these women by  "pouncing on every clue that might help me figure out what they cooked or ate or thought about food." - Lori

How to Cook Everything—Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food

By Mark Bittman

ISBN: 9781328545435
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Published: 2019-10-01T04:00:00.273Z

How to Cook Everything—Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781328545435
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Mariner Books - October 1st, 2019

I think a really good, basic cookbook always makes a perfect wedding, housewarming, or graduation gift, and this is one that I recommend. Not only are the recipes clear, but it opens with lists of items needed for a well-stocked pantry, including staples, pots, pans, knives, and gadgets, and a description of basic cooking techniques. - Brian


I think a really good, basic cookbook always makes a perfect wedding, housewarming, or graduation gift, and this is one that I recommend. Not only are the recipes clear, but it opens with lists of items needed for a well-stocked pantry, including staples, pots, pans, knives, and gadgets, and a description of basic cooking techniques. - Brian

The Vegan Meat Cookbook: Meatless Favorites. Made with Plants. [A Plant-Based Cookbook]

By Miyoko Schinner

ISBN: 9781984858887
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Published: 2021-05-11T04:00:00.13Z

The Vegan Meat Cookbook: Meatless Favorites. Made with Plants. [A Plant-Based Cookbook] Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984858887
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - May 11th, 2021

In the Vegan Meat Cookbook, chef Miyoko Schinner, takes us through international favorites and comfort foods, giving them a vegan twist and exploring foods we often neglect such as jackfruit and kimchi. They explore how to create your own plant-based proteins with whole foods, staying true to a diet dedicated to knowing exactly what your food is composed of. - Tyler


In the Vegan Meat Cookbook, chef Miyoko Schinner, takes us through international favorites and comfort foods, giving them a vegan twist and exploring foods we often neglect such as jackfruit and kimchi. They explore how to create your own plant-based proteins with whole foods, staying true to a diet dedicated to knowing exactly what your food is composed of. - Tyler

5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food

By Jamie Oliver

ISBN: 9781250303882
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Published: 2019-01-08T05:00:00.7Z

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781250303882
Availability: NOT IN STOCK - Usually arrives in 7 - 14 business days
Published: Flatiron Books - January 8th, 2019

Perfect for both the novice or the experienced cook on a time crunch, every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring a quick and flavorful meal. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from. - Carlos


Perfect for both the novice or the experienced cook on a time crunch, every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring a quick and flavorful meal. With over 130 recipes, and chapters on Chicken, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Fish, Eggs, Veg, Salads, Pasta, Rice & Noodles and Sweet Things, there's plenty of quick and easy recipe inspiration to choose from. - Carlos

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook

By Julia Child

ISBN: 9780375413407
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Published: 2001-10-16T04:00:00.288Z

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I: 50th Anniversary Edition: A Cookbook Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780375413407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - October 16th, 2001

This is a classic that never goes out of style! I reach for it as my go-to wedding or housewarming present. Straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes make this a favorite for me!  Fun fact: one time, Julia Child complimented me on my puff pastry and used it in her demonstration. - Betsy
 


This is a classic that never goes out of style! I reach for it as my go-to wedding or housewarming present. Straightforward, easy-to-follow recipes make this a favorite for me!  Fun fact: one time, Julia Child complimented me on my puff pastry and used it in her demonstration. - Betsy
 

Tacos!: An Interactive Recipe Book (Cook In A Book)

By Lotta Nieminen

ISBN: 9780714875057
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: 2017-10-30T04:00:00.302Z

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By Lotta Nieminen (By (artist))
$19.95
ISBN: 9780714875057
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Phaidon Press - October 30th, 2017

A glorious book for young cooks in their play kitchens or real ones. This is a perfect way to get your kids interested in cooking, or to motivate your budding young chef. Plus, who doesn’t love tacos? - Richard


A glorious book for young cooks in their play kitchens or real ones. This is a perfect way to get your kids interested in cooking, or to motivate your budding young chef. Plus, who doesn’t love tacos? - Richard