Gift Guide: 17 Cookbooks To Give To Your Favorite Food Lover

mbg Contributor By Leah Vanderveldt
mbg Contributor
Leah Vanderveldt is an author living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her bachelor’s in communications and media from Fordham University, and is certified in culinary nutrition from the Natural Gourmet Institute. She is the author of two cookbooks: The New Nourishing and The New Porridge.
Our editors have independently chosen the products listed on this page. If you purchase something mentioned in this article, we may earn a small commission.

Books for all the cooks (and aspiring cooks) on your shopping list this season.

Clean Green Eats

by Candice Kumai

Simple and beautiful whole foods recipes like Sweet Potato Avocado Bowls and Granola Bars.


Article continues below

Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic

by Rebecca Leffler

For the plant-based Francophile. Cauliflower Steak Frites, anyone?


Simply Nigella

by Nigella Lawson

The domestic goddess is back with lots of nourishing recipes for the home cook, like this Ramen-For-One.


Article continues below

Wise Cocktails

by Jennie Ripps and Maria Littlefield

Tea-based cocktails for every mood and taste.


Bon Appétit: The Food Lover's Cleanse

by Sarah Dickerman

The yearly cleanse program from ultimate foodie mag Bon Appétit has made its way into a cookbook. Expect healthy recipes with tons of flavor and flourish.


Article continues below

NOPI: The Cookbook

by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully

Recipes from beloved vegetable enthusiast Ottolenghi's swankiest restaurant, NOPI. Unexpected flavor combinations take whole foods to the next level.


Make Your Own Rules Cookbook

by Tara Stiles

The follow-up cookbook to the Make Your Own Rules Diet from star yogi and talented cook Tara Stiles.


Article continues below

Get the Glow

by Madeline Shaw

A six-week whole foods program to help you ditch junk food and feel more energized and satisfied. Think Vegetable-Packed Curries and vibrant smoothie bowls.


The Healthy Chef: Purely Delicious

by Teresa Cutter

The title says it all. Stunning recipes from a clean-eating chef.


Article continues below

Eating Purely

by Elizabeth Stein

The creator of ancient grain cereal brand Purely Elizabeth shares recipes for every time of day. We love her Baked Eggs for a super-powered breakfast (or dinner).


Near & Far

by Heidi Swanson

Travel-inspired recipes by the talented vegetarian food blogger that will make you simultaneously want to get on a plane and get in the kitchen. Try her Italian Farro Salad for starters.


Food52 Vegan

by Gena Hamshaw

Vegan recipes that you don't actually have to be vegan to love.


A Modern Way to Eat

by Anna Jones

With more than 200 vegetarian recipes, this is the new go-to cookbook if you want to take your plant-based meals from good to great.


Good and Cheap

by Leanne Brown

Perfect for your favorite student or budget-conscious pal. It teaches you how to eat well on just $4 a day. And for each copy you buy, copy goes to someone in need.


Cover Photo Credit: Stocksy

The Taco Cleanse

by Wes Allison, Stephanie Bogdanich, Molly R. Frisinger, and Jessica Morris

Because in 2016 we should all pledge to eat more tacos. The Taco Cleanse is a "tortilla-based diet" from four Austin-based vegans who are all about tacos, guacamole, and margaritas.


The Plantiful Table

by Andrea Duclos

Plant-based recipes that everyone in the family can enjoy from the author of cooking blog, OhDearDrea.


The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook

by Emily von Euw

Raw (and lightly cooked) foods look easy and beautiful in this vivid book.


Ready to learn more about how to unlock the power of food to heal your body, prevent disease & achieve optimal health? Register now for our FREE web class with nutrition expert Kelly LeVeque.

More On This Topic

Food Fundamentals
More Food

Popular Stories

Latest Articles

Latest Articles

Sites We Love

Your article and new folder have been saved!