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The Best Holiday Cookbooks

Whether you’re in need of a foodie-forward gift or some inspiration for your holiday gathering, this diverse cookbook list has something for everyone.

Got a favorite holiday cookbook? Let us know in the comments!

Holiday Slow Cooker: 100 Festive Recipes For Every Occasion

Dust off the slow cooker and make room in your oven with Leigh Anne Wilkes’ culinary resource. This book has plenty of Christmas recipes, but it’s also got dishes for Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day and more.

The Kerala Kitchen: Recipes and Recollections From The Syrian Christians of South India

Start some new global traditions this year with Lathika George’s unexpected classic. The recipes in this book are made for the North American kitchen, making them accessible without sacrificing authentic flavors.

All Time Best Holiday Entertaining

From the test kitchen comes the perfect guide to holiday entertaining from Cook’s Illustrated. The 75 recipes are pulled from Cook’s Illustrated archives, so we know they’re chef-tested and reliable.

The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes For Old World Jewish Foods

Let Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern Ashkenazi add some Ashkanazi dishes to your Hanukkah feast this year. Their book illuminates the diversity of Jewish cuisine, from bakeries and delis to the youthful kitchens of the authors themselves.

Vegan Holiday Cooking From Candle Cafe: Celebratory Menus and Recipes From New York’s Premier Plant-Based Restaurants

Wow the vegans at your holiday table with this one. We love this book’s array of interesting recipes and gorgeous food photos — it really ups the sexy factor of plant-based cuisine.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year In Holidays

Take a trip to the frontier with “accidental country girl” Ree Drummond. There are no over-complicated or fussy recipes in this book, so it’s great for new cooks or kitchen-phobes aiming to nail deliciousness.

What Can I Bring? Southern Food For Any Occasion Life Serves Up

Elizabeth Heiskell answers the age-old question of party guests, “What can I bring?” with her synonymous cookbook of 100+ recipes. We love this concept. Period.

The Little Black Book of Cocktails: The Essential Guide To New and Old Classics

No holiday celebration is complete without the perfect drink. Pick the ideal one by consulting this book’s nifty index. It’s organized by drink name, primary alcohol, and by color or flavoring.

Want more holiday intel? Learn how to master the cookie swap with our helpful guide.

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  1. Cooking is an art and needs best books to experiment with different recipes. Experience will make a cook good chef. You have the best and unique collection of books. I like cooking and of course, I will try missing books from your suggested list.

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