Written by Natalia

A list of mouth-watering cookbooks to whet your appetite!


Comida Mexicana by Rosa Cienfuegos

Comida Mexicana is an excellent cookbook for those who want to taste authentic Mexican flavors. We have all tried Tex-Mex, but Mexican cuisine is about so much more. Rosa Cienfueguos has combined the best street food dishes from all across Mexico into this cookbook. Be prepared to taste punchy flavors in your tacos, tamales and other Mexican snacks!


The Latin American Cookbook – Virgilio Martinez | Nicholas Gill

Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez has created a cookbook with over 600 recipes inspired by Latin American culture. It includes recipes from Panama, Costa Rica, Guyana, Brazil and many more central and southern locations. This cookbook is a must-have for anyone who wants inspiration from all things Latin American cuisine and culture.


One Pot: Three Ways: Save Time with Vibrant, Versatile Vegan Recipes by Rachel Ama

One Pot by Rachel Ama is a cookbook filled with delicious vegan recipes that you can make by using either only one pan, pot or tray. Having said goodbye to meat, dairy and fish 10 years ago, Rachel Ama focuses on creating flavorful plant-based recipes influenced by her Caribbean and African roots.


The Nordic Cookbook by Magnus Nilsson

The Nordic Cookbook by Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson is a staple in Nordic cooking, filled with over 700 recipes collected from the Nordic countries. Combined with the recipes, Nilsson shows and tells the history of Nordic cooking and the importance of using  local ingredients. The book contains familiar dishes, but also recipes for the lesser known Swedish nyponsoppa (rose-hip soup) and juniper beer. Nilsson’s book is definitely worth having in your cookbook collection.


In Bibi’s Kitchen: The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries That Touch the Indian Ocean  Hawa Hassan & Julia Turshen

Often the best way to learn how to cook is to cook alongside your parents or grandparents, and the cookbook In Bibi’s Kitchen pays homage to this idea. The book consists of 75 recipes and stories from bibis (grandmothers) from eight African nations, such as Kenya, Eritrea and Tanzania. This is a beautiful addition to your cookbook collection if you want to learn more about traditional and authentic recipes from the African diaspora.


Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan heroes Palestinian food in her cookbook Zaitoun, meaning “the olive.” The recipes are inspired by the communities she visited on her travels within Israel, the West Bank and Gaza . The recipes include classics such as hummus and falafel, but also a Gazan salad and fattoush. Khan does a beautiful job  combining the recipes with the voices of the Palestinians she met along the way.


Stir Crazy by Ching-He Huang

Don’t have much time in the kitchen but want to prepare yourself a healthy meal in just under 30 minutes? Ching-He Huang is here to help you with a variety of stir-fry dishes which are either vegan, vegetarian or contain seafood or meat. Not only has she written delicious recipes, she has also created a step-by-step list of how to create the best and healthiest stir fries. A favorite of mine is the eggplant in a spicy peanut sauce. Absolutely mouthwatering.


Australia: The Cookbook by Robb Dobson and Alan Benson

This clunker of a cookbook is a great gift for those who aspire to try out the multicultural cuisine of Australia. The recipes include the famous and delicious pavlova, roast lamb with mint sauce and kangaroo blood sausages. Robb Dobson also draws on the origins of Aboriginal cuisine and the use of native ingredients. Australia is a beautiful mix of cultural history and food.