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    Here Are Our 20 Favorite Cookbooks From 2019

    We read, we cooked, we conquered.

    1. For bakers who want to branch out: Midwest Made by Shauna Sever

    2. For dinner party-worthy food that won't stress you out: Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

    3. For gorgeously global recipes: A Place at the Table by Rick Kinsel and Gabrielle Langholz

    4. For anyone who's been watching Food Network from the very beginning: Rachael Ray 50 by Rachael Ray

    5. For anyone still eyeing a visit to Highclere Castle: The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook by Annie Gray

    6. For families who want to stretch their palates: The Adventurous Eaters Club by Misha and Vicki Collins

    7. For delicious inspiration (and encouragement!) from the internet's favorite Korean mom: Big Book of Korean Cooking by Maangchi

    8. For all things keto: Easy Keto Cookbook by Maya Krampf

    9. For a legit fun exploration of Tex-Mex: AMA: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock

    10. For anyone who needs to update their dog-earred version from forever ago: Joy of Cooking: Revised Edition

    11. For Pinterest-approved ideas that aren't too complicated: Half Baked Harvest: Super Simple by Tieghan Gerard

    12. For no-frills Instant Pot inspiration: The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook by Simon Rush

    13. For any host who knows that big-batch drinks are key to any successful party: Batch Cocktails by Maggie Hoffman

    14. For equal parts education and culinary inspiration: Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin

    15. For anyone building out their collection of modern classics: Essential Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

    16. For vibrant and colorful recipes you can enjoy year-round: Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors From My Israeli Kitchen by Adeena Sussman

    17. For Milk Street devotees: The New Rules by Christopher Kimball

    18. For an easy-to-follow guide to making Indian food at home: Indian-ish by Priya Krishna

    19. For vegan ideas that won't break the bank: Plant-Based on a Budget by Toni Okamoto.

    20. For anyone who needs a new ~statement book~ for the coffeetable: Tartine: A Classic Revisited by Elisabeth M. Prueitt and Chad Robertson

    What was your favorite cookbook this year? Share it in the comments! 🍽