A regular home cooking practice, once a lofty goal to so many of us, has become a sudden reality. Time at home means time in the kitchen, and punctuating these shapeless days are homemade meals—which health experts say is an upside of a very upside-down situation. Whether your loved ones will be joining you at the table or via mealtime Skype, you’re making a new batch of memories. May these books help them be all the more wholesome and delicious.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Pereleman
Deb Pereleman is the queen of making the most of a non-professional kitchen—and ingredients that you probably already have at home. Funny and down to earth, she makes food prep something you’ll look forward to.
Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond
Pretty in pink—and delicious with recipes from over 100 inspiring female friends of the women-in-food magazine. Note: Cherry Bombe’s annual Jubilee festival is now streaming on IG!
Mastering The Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
Okay, you might need to order some extra butter to pull of these recipes. But if there were ever a time to master the art of French cooking, now might be it.
Sunday Suppers at Lucques by Suzanne Goin
A classic from beloved and dearly departed national treasure. Easier than you might fear. Try the ricotta gnocchi and razored beet salad with fried chickpeas.
River Cafe by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray
The cult London eating establishment is known for its fresh takes on Italian. Bonus: the bright, beautiful volume doubles as a coffee table book.