Best Cookbooks of 2018

Each year the race seems earlier to be the first to get the holiday displays up in department stores, early Black Friday deals are being shared two weeks before Thanksgiving this year, and if you want to buy a pair of gloves in December you are out of luck - it is madness. We don't seem to sit back and enjoy the present. I am guilty of that madness with regard to cookbooks - I've already started to draft my 2019 preview post. Say a little prayer for me. 

As other outlets have already published their best lists of 2018, I thought I'd better get cracking. Jane will be working on her annual Best of the Best compilation that puts her into hiding for a few weeks, so I relayed my season's greetings to her today. Stay tuned for that breakdown.

For my best list - I will provide links to reviews, EYBD Preview links are shared and books that are a part of our EYBD program are indicated. This list considers  international titles as well as books from earlier in 2018 as those are often missing on other best lists. I realize this post may be cumbersome but represents books that I absolutely will not part with and are worthy of your attention. Please know I can only judge books that I have received or purchased myself and while there are so many other wonderful books from 2018, I had to make some tough choices. There are promotions planned for many of these titles. 

Be sure to check out our 2018 Gift Guide
and participate in our First Annual Cookie Contest!
Lastly, our EYBD Page has been updated
with ten more titles for 2019! 



I cannot pick a top baking book from 2018 there are so many. The list that follows is in no particular order.



My top three books of 2018 are listed first. Remaining best titles are in no particular order.








  • Rosesrpink50  on  11/19/2018 at 6:00 PM

    I need to check into Shaya. One of my friends has been cooking out of it and her photos are phenomenal.

  • saladdays  on  11/20/2018 at 11:54 AM

    Nigel Slater's Christmas Chronicles was published in the UK before last Christmas, so I was able to use it last year. It has some wonderful recipes and is also a great read. Buy it now as his narrative, including the recipes, starts in November and you can keep reading (and cooking) in the run-up to Christmas. It continues into January too!

  • Jenny  on  11/21/2018 at 8:15 PM

    saladdays - yes I am aware it was published in the UK last year - but as it came out here in the US I was able to review it for this list. Nigel's books are pure comfort for our minds and our palates

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