Any cook will tell you: you can never have too many cookbooks. This is one reason why cookbooks make such great gifts. Personally I’m a vegetarian but for this review I overlooked that and simply found you the best selling cookbooks available.
Choosing Good Cookbooks for Health
What are the best selling cookbooks in today’s market? It might be helpful to look at the ones that others are choosing and recommending to other people because as we both know, the cookbook aisle in the book store can just be overwhelming. There is no section in the book store to tell us which cookbook is being purchased by other cooks because it has good recipes and easy to follow instructions. Having a list of the best selling cookbooks will be most helpful for you to choose your first cookbook or your next cookbook.
This compilation is also useful if you plan to give a cookbook as a gift to someone. It might be for a Christmas present or it could be for a new bride as a shower gift.
It turns out the most popular cookbooks today help you maintain a healthy lifestyle without costing you too much time in the kitchen.
I’ve included links to cookbook selections that are aimed at specific cooking topics: vegetarian cooking, baking desserts, cooking for kids etc.
- Best Baking and Dessert Cookbooks
- Best Pastry Cookbooks
- Best Kids Cookbooks for children
- Best Vegetarian Cookbooks
- Best Vegan Cookbooks
So here are the general best selling cookbooks this Christmas:
|Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats–A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners (A 30-Minute Meal Cookbook)
This is Rachael’s best and most diverse collection of recipes to date. Famous from TV her cookbooks are well worth the purchase as well: easy to make, easy to follow, and delicious of course.
|The Healthy College Cookbook
For nearly a decade, The Healthy College Cookbook has offered time-pressed, budget-crunched students a simple way to enjoy home cooking in their own small apartment kitchens or even dorm rooms. Written by students for students, the book offers hundreds of simple, healthful alternatives to dreary cafeteria fare. The first edition was so successful it returned to print 17 times.
Now, this best-selling cookbook has been revised, expanded, and enlivened for a new generation of students. One hundred brand-new recipes have been added to the old favorites, including expanded breakfast options, recipes for the ever-popular George Foreman Grill, new smoothie creations, and pizza toppings for storebought crusts, English muffins, and pita bases. Recipes require only a handful of easy-to-find ingredients. The book is packed with vegetarian options, and every recipe is as nutritious as it is delicious. Most can be prepared in less time than it takes to order pizza.
Most college students are new to cooking, and The Healthy College Cookbook contains a wealth of information and tips for the novice. It explains cooking terms, describes common spices, and offers basic, sensible advice on stocking a kitchen with equipment and food staples.
The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook: More than 175 Ultra-Tasty Recipes for Total Health and Weight Loss
Health And Weight Loss Cookbook – This cookbook is aimed mostly at helping you keep your blood sugar levels at healthy levels
Dr. Mark Hyman shares 175 different recipes that promotes better blood sugar levels in our bodies helping to better control the insulin imbalance that often occurs in us. This imbalance is the major cause of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Dr. Hyman gives recipes that also are allergen free and do not include harmful inflammatory ingredients. Following the scientific guidelines of the author will help you or the person who uses the cookbook to enjoy nutritious meals that are no longer toxic to their health.
|New England Soup Factory Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Purveyor of Fine Soup
The thing that sets this book apart from others I have tried is the sheer variety of interesting recipes. Sure most books cover the basics, but this also includes some very inventive combinations. My personal favorite is the author’s take on spanakopita in soup form. It’s rich and delicious and quite unlike any soup I’ve ever had. The eggplant parm soup is also unbelievable. I first tried it in the restaurant and the cookbook version is identical. I also quite enjoyed the Roasted Beet and Pear Soup with Blue Cheese. I’m not normally a huge beet fan but this soup won me over. Overall, you get a breadth of recipes that not only sound good on paper, but work out perfectly when you cook them at home.
|Circle of Friends Cookbook – 25 Dip & Spread Recipes
Dips and spreads for every occasion! Try Robert’s Corn Dip, Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball, Vickie’s Favorite Guacamole and Undefeated Bacon Cheese Dip!
Did you know that island of Sicily has one of the healthiest diets on the planet? Having Mediterranean style meals in your diet can help you reduce weight and have a healthier life, too.
Studies indicate that this type of cooking may reduce the risk of developing disease like Alzheimers, diabetes, Parkinson’s and depression. Making the recipes and following the guidelines will give you flavors that will please your taste buds and give you an infinite amount of health benefits.
Chicken and Beef Cookbook – Almost Like Having Two Cookbooks In One
First of all this cookbook is small enough to carry in your purse so that when you are shopping for groceries you can take it with you to make sure you get all of the ingredients you need. Half of the book contains recipes for beef meals to be cooked in a slow cooker. The other half of the book features chicken recipes. Wow, that makes it easier to find the recipe for the meat you want to prepare!
Sixty recipes and tips to save you time.
Plant Based Meals
Over 300 healthy recipes that do not involve meat that has to be cut with a fork. Meals that can help you regain better cholesterol numbers, start to reverse heart disease and lower your weight. It is all about healthier choices for our dining. Recipes for every meal of the day are provided for you to cook.
Southern Cooking without the Calories
Son of the popular cook Paula Deen, Bobby Deen offers Southern cooking that is as good as what his mother makes except that they are lower in calories and healthier choices. We all love comfort foods but they do not have to be prepared with all of those ingredients that end up making us less healthy.
Offers 120 recipes
Cookbooks Make Great Gifts
Giving a cookbook as a gift is a splendid idea! They are wonderful to give to Mom if she loves to cook and for any woman or man who loves to spend time in the kitchen preparing meals for the family and friends to enjoy.
When a child moves out on their own, a cookbook as a little house warming gift is very thoughtful. Cookbooks are also excellent bridal shower gifts.
Does Dad like to cook? He would most probably love a cookbook instead of a pair of socks or a tie for Father’s Day.