Cookbooks from Celebrity Chefs Coming This Fall

Fall is cooking weather, if only because you can finally turn on the oven without transforming your apartment into a fiery face-melting inferno. This year, cooler temperatures are accompanied by a particularly strong harvest of cookbooks from celebrity chefs like Ree Drummond, Giada De Laurentiis, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, and Yotam Ottolenghi.

Check out these new and forthcoming cookbooks from the chefs you already know and love.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime: Comfort Classics, Freezer Food, 16-Minute Meals, and Other Delicious Ways to Solve Supper!, by Ree Drummond
Dinnertime, especially weeknight dinnertime, can be an unpleasantly fraught experience: supposedly “quick” recipes turn into hour-long disasters, tempers fray, and a trip to the drive-through seems like the only solution. This is where The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Dinnertime comes in. The latest from Food Network celebrity Drummond contains over 125 fast, easy-to-prepare-ahead meals, never losing sight of the deliciousness factor with tasty dishes like Beef Stroganoff, Freezer Meatballs, Mexican Tortilla Casserole, and Veggie Chili. A handy cookbook for anyone looking for a large collection of actually quick, truly delicious recipes.
Publication day: October 20

Happy Cooking: Make Every Meal Count…Without Stressing Out, by Giada De Laurentiis
The follow-up to De Laurentiis’s Feel Good FoodHappy Cooking is a highly personal blend of recipes, strategies, and advice. Drawn from her experience as an on-the-go celebrity who’s also a mother and restaurateur, this collection focuses on recipes and advice to support a happy, healthy life. Readers will find instructions for handmade Christmas gifts sitting side-by-side with tips on hosting every kind of party imaginable, and new, healthy recipes that blend wellness with tastiness.
Publication day: November 3

Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers, by Thug Kitchen
Looking for great vegan party recipes with a side order of hilarious bad attitude? Look no further than Thug Kitchen Party Grub, from the bestselling team behind Thug Kitchen. Crafting a great vegan menu for entertaining can be a challenge, but when you’re helped along by some delightfully over-the-top commentary and a collection of delicious recipes, it becomes a lot easier (and more fun!). Standout dishes include Deviled Chickpea Bites, a Grits and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole, Mexican Lasagna, and Savory Mini Waffles (sign me up, please). Great for your own cookbook shelf, and a perfect gift for chefs—vegan and omnivore alike.
Publication day: October 13

Everyone Is Italian on Sunday, by Rachael Ray
Food Network megastar Ray has been bringing easy, fast recipes to the American public for over 15 years, publishing more than 20 cookbooks, hosting successful TV shows, and even coining a phrase that ended up in the Oxford American College Dictionary: EVOO, short for Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Now she’s back with a collection of traditional and modernized Italian recipes to enliven your table and inspire you to bring the Italian Sunday dinner tradition to your own family.
Publication day: October 27

Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
The only Italian cookbook you’ll ever need, Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cooking covers everything from essential ingredients, to useful tools, to critical techniques. With over 400 recipes, it will take even the most devoted Italian home chef a while to work through, and there’s even a chapter on Italian culture to enrich the entire cooking and reading experience. Recipes range from classics like eggplant parmigiana to lighter, more modern dishes like farro salad.
Publication day: October 27

The Oz Family Kitchen: More Than 100 Simple and Delicious Real-Food Recipes from Our Home to Yours, Lisa Oz
This health-conscious cookbook from Lisa Oz (with contributions from her husband, Dr. Oz himself, throughout) emphasizes whole ingredients, wellness, and delicious family cooking. Oz’s comments about planning around the dietary restrictions of her own family, whose members range from vegetarian to flexitarian, will be especially appreciated by home chefs who must accommodate a range of culinary preferences. The more than 100 recipes include standouts like Almost German Chocolate Cake, Coconut-Crusted Chicken, and Glazed Acorn Squash with Savory Seeds.
Publication day: October 6

NOPI: The Cookbook, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
Ottolenghi, the author of 2012’s widely acclaimed Jerusalem and the owner of the award-winning London restaurant NOPI, has teamed up with NOPI head chef Scully to create a cookbook that brings the restaurant’s most delicious recipes to your bookshelf. The recipes reflect the blend of Middle Eastern and Asian influences that have characterized NOPI’s menus, with beautiful dishes like Burrata with Blood Orange, Coriander Seeds and Lavender Oil, Baked Blue Cheesecake, and Twice-Cooked Baby Chicken, guaranteed to spark the imagination.
Publication day: October 20

Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food, by Nigella Lawson
The goal of Simply Nigella is, as the title suggests, a simple one—but it’s also radical. The idea is that food, both in preparation and eating, should be enjoyable, and that different situations call for different styles of cooking. Lawson’s aim is to provide recipes for the end of a busy workday; or the beginning of one; or for a long, lazy, Sunday; or even those days when all you want to do is curl up on the couch. With dozens of new recipes, from the simple—Thai Noodles with Cinnamon and Shrimp—to the luxurious—Asian-Flavored Short Ribs—Simply Nigella provides a recipe for every occasion.
Publication day: November 3

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