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Our 11 Favorite Cookbooks from Food Bloggers

January  6, 2015

You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.

Today: We love it when food blogs turn into books. Here are our favorites. 

Joy the Baker Book  Top with Cinnamon

For many, food blogs are the gateway drug to cooking. They grab your eye with beautiful photos or your heart with well-told stories, and then at the end of it all there's a recipe, and you have no other recourse than to try your hand at it. The best food bloggers are advocates for food and cooking and writing; they nudge us towards our kitchens and for that we are grateful.

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We particularly love it when bloggers turn their voices and kitchen smarts into beautiful cookbooks -- here are a few of our favorites:

What are your favorite blogger-written cookbooks? Tell us about them in the comments!

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull



[email protected] August 5, 2021
Helo,I found a phenomenal cookbook.
If yiu want to vissit it l will leave you a link.
Tuan H. November 29, 2017
'cltt' October 21, 2017
Yes Silvia, i also liked paleo recipes. it adds to what food52 teaches. check it here
Silvia M. April 4, 2015
I love the nom nom paleo book written by Michelle Tam and don't forget to look at !!
Silvia Wennekes
Sprigs O. January 14, 2015
I agree with Sara S. about Jennifer Reese's Make Bread, Buy Butter and with MotherWouldKnow about Cathy Wheelbarrow's new book, Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Pantry. Great information and fun reads, both.
Sam W. January 8, 2015
I love everything Deb Perelman does, but I hope someday she writes a great big baking book because her cakes and desserts are outstanding!
Saghar S. January 8, 2015
I must confess for me the beauty of the editorial printed product count just as much the content. The prettier the better! I'm in love with WHAT KATIE ATE and WHAT KATIE ATE AT THE WEEKEND. I am preparing a prototype inspired by her book (and many more) with my oen recipes and photos, and hopefully somebody someday will publish it!
Briar January 7, 2015
My Darling Lemon Thyme by Emma Galloway! I'm obsessed
Cheazza January 7, 2015
I read My Paris Kitchen for hours. When I'd finished, I started it right up again. I found it completely enchanting.
nancy E. January 7, 2015
Duck, Duck, Goose by Hank Shaw. His blog is Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook.
Sara S. January 6, 2015
Make the Bread Buy The Butter by Jennifer Reese aka The Tipsy Baker, is one of my favorites!
Allyn January 6, 2015
Homemade Decadence was one of my favorite Christmas presents this year. Her strawberry ginger cobbler is heavenly. I feel like A Kitchen in France will be one of those I get simply to drool over the photos. I love reading her blog, and but have yet to make any of her recipes. Maybe the book would finally change that!
MotherWouldKnow January 6, 2015
I love Cathy Barrow's new book on preserving, Mrs Wheelbarrow's kitchen (disclaimer - I got a free copy because I reviewed it)
Tiffany F. January 6, 2015
Does a not-yet-released book count? Annelies Zijderveld over at The Food Poet ( has a book coming out this spring called Steeped: Recipes Infused with Tea. I tested a few of them and they were amazing! It's going to be a great book!