A Few Favourite Cookbooks from 2019

Where are my cookbook lovers at? This round-up is for you.

There were so many incredible cookbooks released this year, however today’s list contains only the books I had a chance to cook from and read cover to cover. Hence, the recommendations!

There are dozens more that I loved, drooled over, and longing flipped through at the bookstore, but I can’t personally vouch for how the recipes work, so they are not on this list. (I’ll share my wishlist before we wrap up, though).

Back in May I wrote my Spring 2019 Cookbook Picks and it’s a good post to review because they are all fabulous books. However, the ones that haven’t left my kitchen are:

The Prairie Table (I posted the Cold Picnic Barbecue Chicken recipe!)

Peace, Love and Fibre by Mairlyn Smith (I posted the Fudgy Chocolate Two-Bite Brownies recipe!)

Love and Lemons Every Day by Jeanine Donofrio

Oven to Table by Jan Scott (I shared the Cream Beef Stroganoff Soup recipe!)

Modern Lunch by Allison Day ( I shared the Citrus, Shrimp and Quinoa Salad!) This one was my all time favourite book from 2019 and I use it frequently.

Fall/Winter 2019 Favourite Cookbooks

The amazing books just kept coming after those spring launches…

I loved the focus on casual gathering with friends (Nothing Fancy, Kitchen Party) as well as the pushback on so-called ‘clean eating’ in Dirty Food and the return to nostalgia in Midwest Made. These are my picks:

Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood by Aran Goyoaga (I made the Mix & Match Granola!)

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman (I posted the Roast Squash with Yogurt and Spiced Pistachios).

Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland by Shauna Sever

Kitchen Party: Effortless Recipes for Every Occasion by Mary Berg

Dirty Food: Sticky, Saucy, Gooey, Crumbly, Messy, Sharable by Julie Van Rosendaal

Favourite Zero Waste Kitchen Books

These aren’t 2019 books, but I discovered them this year and have been finding a lot of inspiration between the covers for my #zerowaste journey.

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And as always, you’ll find over 200 specially curated recipes in my two cookbooks:

My 2019 Cookbooks Wishlist

Cakes, Vegetables, One Pan….these are topics I can’t get enough of in cookbooks. And we all need inspiration for family cooking, so a few of these titles are here for that. As always, I’m dreaming big when it comes to adding to my cookbook library.

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Please share in the comments! What is a cookbook you discovered this past year?

About Aimee

Cooking has always been Aimée's preferred recreational activity, creative outlet, and source of relaxation. After nearly ten years in the professional cooking industry, she went from restaurant to RSS by trading her tongs and clogs for cookie cutters and a laptop, serving as editor here at Simple Bites. Her first book, Brown Eggs and Jam Jars - Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites, was published in February 2015.

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  1. I love these cookbook posts…please keep doing them a couple times a year! I put all on hold at the library and then bake/cook from them and decide which ones get a spot in my amazon cart–usually 1-3 per year…I already have my eye on the Canelle et Vanille one for a Christmas gift to myself. I LOVE her blog and have loved her GF goodies for years.

    • Sarah, thanks for the feedback. I do wonder if anyone really cares. But with SO many cookbooks coming out each year, how does one know, right?
      I’m glad you enjoy these posts and yes I’ll keep them coming! Aran’s new book is incredibly special. A keeper, for sure.

  2. Love these suggestions!!
    Also, I have both your cookbooks and use them often!!

  3. Sarah Brouwer says

    I love these cookbook posts!! My husband always complains that I have too many cookbooks. Do you ever thin your collection out? I find it so difficult!

  4. Real Life Dinners by Rachel Hollis found a home in my kitchen.

  5. I bought Oven to Table after your post with the Stroganoff Soup! So good!!
    Happy New Year 🙂

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