Need New Recipe Ideas? Check out These Three Brand-New Cookbooks

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It is possible that you’re coming to the end of a quarantine period hallmarked by plenty of cooking. From the breakfasts you prepared to fuel your endless Zoom meetings, to the dinners, your family gathered around after a busy day, at-home meals took on new significance over the past several months. They might have even convinced you to temporarily shelve your love of delivery meals and get in touch with your inner Master Chef!

Keep the momentum going with these cookbooks, which are brand-new to 2021 and will excite and inspire you with tons of new recipes and thoughtful advice.

Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food

By Julia Turshen

Are you easily intimidated in the kitchen? Do you feel overwhelmed by recipes with a long list of steps and prep work? If so, do yourself a favor and pick up Julia Turshen’s recent cookbook. In “Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food,” the author merges simple comfort food recipes with practical advice and interesting musings about topics like confidence and anxiety, both in the kitchen and in life. Standout recipes include zucchini fritters, sopa Azteca-inspired chicken, and salmon salad.

Rodney Scott’s World of Barbecue

By Rodney Scott and Lolis Eric Elie

Rodney Scott’s recent release isn’t just important because it’s the first cookbook by a Black pitmaster. It’s also a great read for anyone interested in Scott’s unlikely culinary legacy and rises to fame, while also learning tricks of the trade from a James Beard Award-winning chef. When it comes to recipes, Rodney has you covered, with step-by-step guides to barbecuing an entire pig and a long list of less ambitious – but still incredible – recipes, like fried catfish and cornbread with honey butter.

It’s Always Freezer Season: How to Freeze Like a Chef with 100 Make-Ahead Recipes

By Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen

Fresh meals are wonderful, but did you know that you can cook like a pro using frozen ingredients, too? “It’s Always Freezer Season” lays bare the tricks that restaurateurs Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen have picked up over the years, from using ice cube trays to freeze eggs to the secret behind delicious frozen pesto (hint: blanche the herbs first!). In addition to tons of freezing methods, the book also features 100 recipes that you can throw together at home in no time at all.

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