Cookbooks on the Wishlist

Picture this: A kitchen shelf full of cookbooks...

While I currently use Pinterest for most of my recipe finds and curation, there’s literally nothing like having a shelf of cookbooks in the kitchen as your go-to, it makes your kitchen all the more lived-in and YOURS. I can still remember my mom opening up one of the many cookbooks she used a million times over to make our family’s faves. Hell, she still does that when we gather.

In this season of reminiscing, cooking, community and family, I gathered the cookbooks I wish to have in my kitchen one day.

Magnolia Table 

By Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines is my own personal decor goddess who can do no wrong. Somehow her cookbook gives me the same feeling as her interiors - comfy, personal, clean, and REALLY beautifully displayed. 

Dining In

By Alison Roman 

Alison is all over my IG feed, so naturally, her cookbook is on my list of must-haves. Not only are the images incredibly aesthetically pleasing, but the recipes are fresh, colorful, and clean - just like Alison. 

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

By Samin Nosrat 

Samin's Netflix mini-documentary by the same name is one of my all-time favorites. She talks about how to use these four elements to make your food effortlessly scrumptious, with the right amount of salt, fat, acid and heat. 

Thug Kitchen

By Thug Kitchen

From the foul-mouthed duo that I first got to know on IG, to bonafide cookbook authors - Thug Kitchen shows you how to make delicious food that's good for the body and makes you curse your way through it all. 

Ottolenghi Simple

By Yotam Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi is a multi-cookbook published chef who manages to combine the oddest (to me) of ingredients into the most delicious dishes. 


By Lindsay Maitland Hunt

When you're looking for healthy recipes that are not so healthy they taste like cardboard.