Favorite Cookbooks of 2015

By Alexandra Caspero on December 12, 2015

I know I say this every year – but I think cookbooks make the greatest gifts. Here is a collection of some of my favorites from this year. If I’ve missed any good ones – let me know in the comments below!

  1. The Vegetarian Bible: This book is everything. I gushed about it in this guide and continue to love it. This book completely changed the way I think about cooking and I can’t imagine recipe development without it.
  2. Inspiralized: I feel in love with my spiralizer this year and it’s partly because of this cookbook. Spiralizing is such a fun, creative way to enjoy fruits and vegetables.
  3. Nopi: I love everything Yotam Ottolenghi touches; his recipes are imaginative and incredibly delicious. This is his latest and I can’t get enough of it.
  4. The Food Lab: If you love Serious Eats, you’ll want this book. It breaks down the science behind dishes, with beautiful pictures to match.
  5. The Plantiful Table: I was sent an advance copy of this book and I think it’s the perfect gift for plant-based momma’s who want healthy food for the whole family. Must make the Bánh Mì Chay, it’s incredible.
  6. My New Roots: It’s no secret that I collect cookbooks; I enjoy nothing more than curling up on the couch with a beautiful book and transporting myself to a food-lovers day dream. This book is packed with gorgeous, mouth-watering healthy food. The life-changing loaf of bread with olives and caraway is reason enough to get (or give) this book.
  7. Near & Far: Another winner from Heidi. 125 mouthwatering, vegetarian recipes inspired by her travels.
  8. Crossroads: A collection of recipes from one of my favorite LA restaurants, this is serious vegan food. I save these dishes for nights I want to really impress.
  9. The Homemade Vegan Pantry: After seeing the review in VegNews, I immediately went out and bought this book. While I don’t make everything from scratch, I love the idea of healthy, homemade baking mixes, condiments, sauces and more.

For more cookbook love, see also:

Must-Give Cookbooks of 2014
Top 8 cookbooks for every skill-set

The Ultimate Plant-Based Protein Cookbook + Course

(Includes 40+ recipes!)


Meet Alex Caspero

Alex Caspero is a Registered Dietitian, New York Times Bestselling Chef, and mom of two. She aims to cut through the nutrition noise by providing real-life, nourishing tips for body and mind. Learn more about Alex.

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