The best cookbooks of 2017 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts.  They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers.  When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, think about supporting your local bookstore.  

We asked for favorite cookbooks of 2017 lists from the cookbook stores that feature in our directory.  All these lists will be included in our Best of the Best list, which is being unveiled shortly. 

USA

Omnivore Books - owner Celia SackSalt Fat Acid Heat

Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
The Grammar of Spice by Caz Hildebrand
Leave Me Alone with the Recipes by Cipe Pineles
Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
David Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
The Indian Cookery Course by Monisha Bharadwaj
Peppers of the Americas by Maricel E. Presilla
Salad for President by Julia Sherman
The Artful Baker by Cenk Sonmezsoy
Nopalito by Gonzalo Guzmán

 


Kitchen Arts & Letters - Matt Sartwell

David Tanis Market CookingDavid Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
Meehan's Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan
Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson
Pantry and Palate by Simon Thibault 
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman
Unforgettable by Emily Kaiser Thelin 
wd~50 by Wylie Dufresne

 

 

 

Read It and Eat - owner Esther Dairiam

Six SeasonsSix Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Homegrown by Matt Jennings
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Cheers to the Publican by Paul Kahan
The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis
Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream by Dana Cree
Istanbul & Beyond by Robyn Eckhardt
Feed The Resistance by Julia Turshen
Meehan's Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan
Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker

 

 

 
 

Sweet by Ottolenghi & GohBook Larder - owner Lara Hamilton

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Dining In by Alison Roman
Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
Kaukasis by Olia Hercules
David Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
My Rice Bowl by Rachel Yang
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman
Istanbul & Beyond by Robyn Eckhardt

 

 

 

BravetartPowell's City of Books - cookbook buyer Tracey T.

Bravetart by Stella Parks
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman
Kachka by Bonnie Frumkin Morales
The Sweet Spot by Bill Yosses
Easy Soups from Scratch with Quick Breads to Match by Ivy Manning
Clara Cakes by Clara Polito
Instant One-Pot Meals: Southern Recipes by Laura Arnold
High Protein Pancakes by Pamela Braun

 

 

Pizza CampThe Cookbook Stall - owner Jill Ross

Pizza Camp by Joe Beddia
America the Cookbook by Garielle Langholtz
F*ck that's Delicious by Action Bronson
David Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Bianco by Chris Bianco
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman
The Chef and the Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson

 

 

The Moosewood Restaurant TableKitchen Witch Cookbooks - owners Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa

The Moosewood Restaurant Table by The Moosewood Collective
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
In My Kitchen by Deborah Madison
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
The New Irish Table by Leslie Conron Carol & Neven Maguire
Scents & Flavors: A Syrian Cookbook by Charles Perry
El Gourmet Vegetariano by Yotam Ottolenghi
At My Table by Nigella Lawson
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker

 

 

CANADA

On VegetablesGood Egg - owner Mika Bareket

On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Salad for President by Julia Sherman
Naturally Nourished by Sarah Britton
Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura
Night + Market by Kris Yenbamroon
David Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
Cherry Bombe by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu
Meyer's Bakery by Claus Meyer

 

 

 

Dinner: Changing the GameAppetite for Books - owner Jonathan Cheung

Dinner: Changing the Game by Melissa Clark
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Bangkok by Leela Punyaratabandhu
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
King Solomon's Table by Joan Nathan
On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox
Cheers to the Publican by Paul Kahan
Farm to Chef by Lynn Crawford
David Tanis Market Cooking by David Tanis
The Modern Cook's Year by Anna Jones

 

 

 

Farm to ChefThe Cookbook Co. Cooks - owner Gail Norton

Farm to Chef by Lynn Crawford
Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat
Feast by Lindsay Anderson
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Best of Bridge Sunday Suppers by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, Sue Duncan, and Julie Van Rosendaal
The Soup Sisters Family Cookbook Edited by Sharon Hapton
Unforgettable by Emily Kaiser Thelin and Paula Wolfert
The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis
In My Kitchen by Deborah Madison
Food52 Mighty Salads by Food 52

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA

BraeBooks for Cooks - owner Tim White

Brae by Dan Hunter
The Tivoli Road Baker by Michael & Pippa Jones
Ostro by Julie Busuttil Nishimura
Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
Tasting Georgia by Carla Capalbo
Ramen by Tove Nilsson
Hong Kong Food City by Tony Tan
The Aleppo Cookbook by Marlene Matar
A Charcuterie Diary by Peter J. Booth
JapanEasy by Tim Hayward

 

 

EUROPE

Home Sweet Home XmasDe Kookboekhandel (Netherlands) - owner Jonah Freud

Home Sweet Home Xmas by Yvette van Boven
Mari Plukt de Dag by Mari Maris
Gather by Gill Meller
America the Cookbook by Gabrielle Langholtz
Souq by Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol
Vleesbijbel by Gertjan Kiers
Agrumes by Anne-Sophie Pic
On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox
Bijdendijk by Joris Bijdendijk
River Cafe 30 by Ruth Rogers & Rose Gray

 

 

 

BijdendijkCook + Book (Netherlands) - owner Riejanne Schimmel

Bijdendijk by Joris Bijdendijk
Gather by Gill Meller
Home Sweet Home Xmas by Yvette van Boven
Aan tafel met Floorabella by Floor van Dinteren
Scandinavisch comfort food (Scandinavian Comfort Food) by Trine Hahnemann
Slow (Stirring Slowly) by Georgina Hayden
Souq by Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol
Koken met vuur (Food from the Fire) by Niklas Ekstedt
Mandelmanns kookboek by Marie & Gustav Mandelmann
Citrus by Catherine Phipps

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