These Cookbooks Will Save You From Boring Meals This Summer


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While your summer plans may be full of warm-weather happy hours, fun dinner outings with friends, and holiday meals, you can still whip up great food at home. All you need is the right cookbook!

Summer is all about bold ingredients, fresh vegetables and foods full of flavor. Whether you're a seasoned home cook or new to the kitchen, there's always a dish you can make or a new recipe to try, especially when you're cooking with the best cookbooks.

Our team of home shopping editors has rounded up the best cookbooks for your summer weeknight dinners and weekend plans.

If you want to add more vegetables to your plate this season, buy cookbooks full of quick and easy vegetable meals, such as Weekday vegetarians for Jenny Rosenstrach and Love and Lemons cookbook, Simple Feel Good Food.

Tired of the same weekday pasta with tomato sauce? Spice up your summer dishes and expand your palate with recipes from around the world. Discover the vast world of Vietnamese cuisine with Vietnamese Ever-Green for Andrea Nguyen. Find a new favorite recipe from any number of places The World Central Kitchen Cookbook from Jose Andres.

And no meal is complete without something sweet. That's why we've even selected cookbooks with delicious dessert recipes, including books featuring your favorite treats (cookies! cake! ice cream!) from Alison Roman i Claire Saffitz.

The key ingredient to the recipe for an exciting summer meal is a new cookbook. Check out our must-have summer cookbook picks below and add some flavor to your weeknight meals ASAP.


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