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Like clockwork, with the changing of the leaves every year comes a new cohort of cookbooks to add to the bookcase. This fall, celebrity names like Jamie Oliver, Ina Garten, and Yotam Ottolenghi have all come out with new titles to impress their fans, boasting vegetarian-forward fare, the ease of weeknight cooking, and downright simple comfort food. You’ll also find a host of cookbooks that will safely transport homebound cooks around the world to Israel, Japan, Mexico, Southeast Asia, and the American South. Keep reading for all the cookbooks we’re most excited about this fall (written in order of publish date) and make sure to check back weekly as more books are added to the list.     

Food52 Your Do-Anything Kitchen,” by the Food52 Editors, $16.29 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 1, 2020
There’s a lot of joy to be had in the kitchen—watching the KitchenAid whirl through cookie dough, pulling out fresh bread from the oven, the thrill of rolling out your own pasta—but there can arguably be a lot of stress, too. Food52 is here to help you with all your kitchen concerns in the home and lifestyle brand’s newest cookbook, full of savvy tricks, must-have cooking tools, and how to make the most of any space.

The Chicken Soup Manifesto,” by Jenn Louis, $26.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 1, 2020
You’re probably not the only one who’s resorted to taking in a quart of chicken soup when that winter cold hits. In fact, chicken soup is one of the most widely interpreted dishes in the world, according to James Beard Award nominee and chef Jenn Louis. In her newest cookbook, Jenn has compiled a tome of chicken soup recipes that span the globe.

Rising Hope: Recipes and Stories from Luminary Bakery,” by Kaila H. Johnson and Rachel Stonehouse, $26.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 1, 2020  
Luminary Bakery is part bakeshop, part social enterprise geared towards giving disadvantaged women a second chance through education and baking. The London bakery’s first cookbook highlights testimonials from graduates of the program, along with a host of sweet and savory recipes like shortbread with espresso and blood orange polenta cake. 

Bento,” by Yuko & Noriko, $15.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 1, 2020
“Bento” serves as inspiration for more than 50 make-ahead lunches for everyone in the family, allowing you ample time to put together meals long before they’ll be eaten. Preparing these bento boxes ahead of time will certainly give you more time during the day for, say, keeping the Zoom link going during fourth period algebra.  

Eating Out Loud,” by Eden Grinshpan, $29.25 on Amazon 

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Publish Date: Sept. 1, 2020
“Top Chef Canada” judge Eden Grinshpan’s first cookbook reflects her bright and bold Israeli heritage, primed with recipes for sesame challah monkey bread, charred whole eggplant with crushed tomatoes, and easy chicken shawarma stuffed in a pita.

Big Love Cooking,” by Joey Campanaro, $29.79 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 8, 2020
From the owner of the Little Owl in the West Village comes 75 Mediterranean recipes inspired by Joey Campanaro’s Italian-American upbringing. Along with recipes like fontina sausage biscuits and gravy meatball sliders, the book is filled with stories about the Little Owl and historical N.Y.C. photographs.   

The Good Book of Southern Baking,” by Kelly Fields, $32 at Bookshop.org

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Publish Date: Sept. 8, 2020
Fans of chef Kelly Fields’ New Orleans restaurant Willa Jean will finally have the opportunity to test out Kelly’s acclaimed baking recipes, like New Orleans-style bread pudding, chocolate-coated moon pies, and cinnamon-infused morning buns.

Old World Italian,” by Mimi Thorisson, $28.01 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 15 2020
Cookbook author Mimi Thorisson is back again. Last we heard from her, she had swept readers away, straight into the culinary pleasures of France in “French Country Cooking.” But now the food writer has arrived with a new cookbook—and country—in tow. This time, she’s traveled to Italy in “Old World Italian,” sharing her journey and dishes with us—something that feels especially novel and special, given many of us are unable to travel at the moment.

Home Cookery Year,” by Claire Thomson, $37 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 15, 2020
This cookbook from writer and professional chef Claire Thomson is designed to be plucked from the bookcase year round. Claire’s divided the cookbook into four sections, one for each season, with options for budget cooking, salads and light lunches, special occasions, and celebratory feasts.

The Artisanal Kitchen: Jewish Holiday Baking,” by Uri Scheft, $12.95 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 15, 2020
This book, which is adapted from Uri’s 2016 cookbook “Breaking Breads,” is a streamlined version, focusing solely on the pastries and breads often present during Jewish holiday celebrations. There’s the chocolate babka, along with options for other fillings like ricotta, apple, and poppy seed, plus standbys like challah for Rosh Hashanah, sweet and savory hamantaschen for Purim, and coconut macaroons for Passover.

Posh Pasta,” by Pip Spence, $19.99 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 15, 2020
The latest book in the Posh series, “Posh Pasta” unsurprisingly focuses on everything pasta. Learn how to make the dough from scratch, then dive into a host of recipes that are sure to make you eschew store-bought pasta sauce for the likes of tuna rigatoni and spaghetti carbonara.  

Vegan One-Pot Wonders,” by Jessica Prescott, $24.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 15, 2020
When you’re the dishwasher, there’s nothing better than a one-pot meal. That’s why we love Jessiica Prescott’s “Vegan One-Pot Wonders,” which will make clean-up—and preparation—easy. These undemanding vegan recipes are founded on the principles of ease and affordability, offering up dishes like ginger jasmine rice and pink borscht. 

The Full Plate,” by Ayesha Curry,  $19.19 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 22, 2020
Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, TV personality, and entrepreneur has added a second cookbook to her portfolio. “The Full Plate,” the follow-up to her beloved debut, “The Seasoned Life,” shares how she cooks for her family. The 100 recipes included in the book are specifically designed to be on the table in less than an hour, geared toward busy families who still aim to eat healthfully.

Very Merry Cocktails,” by Jessica Strand, $19.95 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 22, 2020
For those who consider themselves to be at-home mixologists during the colder months, you’ll surely want to get acquainted with this cookbook, an ode to ringing in all the season’s beloved holidays. Is the snow raging outside? Boil up spiked Mexican hot chocolate as a soul-warming balm. Throwing a safe fête for friends and family? You’ll need to earmark the pages for traditional festive drinks, like Swedish glogg and hot buttered rum.

Mexican Home Cooking,” by Mely Martínez, $25.20 on Amazon

Publish Date: Sept. 25, 2020
Blogger Mely Martínez compiles a range of dishes traditionally served in the home of many Mexican households, like crispy rolled potato tacos, thinly pounded beef milanesa, and chicken in green salsa tamales. Along with the 85 recipes, Mely also walks readers through the staples of a Mexican pantry—from squash and tomatillos to beans and corn husks—as well as the tools and equipment she recommends working with. 

Sheet Pan Chicken,” by Cathy Erway, $18.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Sept. 29, 2020
James Beard Award-winning food writer Cathy Erway makes weeknight cooking a breeze, thanks to these 50 recipes for sheet-pan chicken. Inspiration for these recipes span the globe—from Japan to Thailand and the Middle East—complete with dishes like cumin five-spice chicken wings and chicken katsu with plum sauce. 

“Modern Comfort Food,” by Ina Garten, $25.13 on Amazon 

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Publish Date: Oct. 6, 2020
America’s favorite home cook shares 85 new recipes in “Modern Comfort Food,” many of which are inspired by childhood favorites (think black & white cookies and hash browns pressed in a waffle iron). 

Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India,” by Maneet Chauhan, $32.50 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 6, 2020
During a cross-country train ride that took James Beard Award-winning chef and “Chopped” judge Maneet Chauhan from bustling local markets to the homes of family and friends in India, she relished in chowing down on chaat, snacks or small meals endemic to the country’s culinary culture. In “Chaat,” you’ll take a railway journey yourself, traveling from the east of India to the west, from the north to the south, buoyed by bite-sized snacks and full-blown meals along the way. 

“Ottolenghi Flavor,” by Yotam Ottolenghi, $25.11 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 13, 2020
In Ottolenghi’s newest cookbook, he’s worked with colleague Ixta Belfrage to build on vegetarian cooking, this time wielding Italian and Mexican ingredients and techniques. The result is a book teeming with 100 vegetarian recipes—over half of which are vegan—with recipes like black lime tofu, white bean mash with garlic aioli, and a one-pan orecchiette puttanesca. 

Martha Stewart’s Cake Perfection,” by Editors of Martha Stewart Living, $25.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 13, 2020
If there’s anyone who can transform our cakes into blissful, beautiful excellence, it’s Martha Stewart. Her newest cookbook, is geared toward both the experienced and the novice, filled with soaring layer cakes, plump cupcakes, and sheet cakes that even the most uninitiated can tackle. 

In Bibi’s Kitchen,” by Hawa Hassan, $25.49 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 13, 2020
Buoyed by stories spun by these grandmothers and recipes pulled from their homes, “In Bibi’s Kitchen” acts as a haven for inspiring tales. Hawa and her team have traveled to Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, and more, sharing recipes like spiced fried fish, steak and piri piri sandwiches, and chicken thighs with garlic, ginger, and coconut oil.

East: 120 Vegan and Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing,” by Meera Sodha, $35 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Published in the UK last year, “East” is now making its way to the U.S. in this newly adapted version, complete with recipes from a slew of Asian cuisines. Here you’ll find East Asian and Southeast Asian recipes for noodles, curries, tofu, salads, rice dishes, and sweets. 

Dessert Person,” by Claire Saffitz, $31.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Bon Appetit star Claire Saffitz presents a baking tome that’s geared toward transforming you into a confident baker. Whip up cherry cream cheese danishes, double apple crumble cake, and caramelized honey pumpkin pie like it’s second nature, thanks to Clarie’s easy-to-follow instructions and useful tips and tricks.  

The New Rules of Cheese,” by Anne Saxelby, $14.99 on Amazon 

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Publish Date: Oct. 20, 2020
Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby is at the helm of Saxelby Cheese, an esteemed N.Y.C. shop. Her book presents itself as the guide all fromage fans never knew they needed, with tips on how to make cheese platters, how to repurpose leftover bits, and guides to tasting cheese properly.

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes,” by Nik Sharma, $35 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 27, 2020
Nik Sharma’s follow-up cookbook to “Season” focuses on the science of cooking. Here, Nik showcases how home cooks can use a scientific approach to cooking by examining flavor profiles: bitterness, saltiness, brightness, and spiciness, among others. Recipes are often inspired by Nik’s Indian heritage, fused with Western ingredients: baked sweet potatoes with maple creme fraiche, masala cheddar cornbread, garlic and ginger dal with greens, and roasted eggplant raita.

The Whole Chicken,” by Carl Clarke, $35 on Amazon

Publish Date: Oct. 27, 2020
Carl Clarke knows just about everything one can about cooking chicken, and he wants to proffer that knowledge to you, dear home cook. Armed with his poultry manifesto, you can learn everything from how to butterfly a chicken to making crispy, crunchy General Tso chicken wings. 

Il Buco: Stories & Recipes,” by Donna Lennard and Joshua David Stein, $27.99 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Oct. 27, 2020
On the heels of Il Buco’s 25th anniversary comes the restaurant’s first cookbook: “Il Buco: Stories & Recipes.”  Written in tandem by Il Buco founder Donna Lennard and writer and editor Joshua David Stein, the book is part recipes, part culinary journal. Here you’ll find a mix of 80 Italian recipes, along with insight into scoring the best ingredients for Mediterranean cooking and Donna’s own personal experience as a restaurateur.

7 Ways: Easy Ideas for Every Day of the Week,” by Jamie Oliver, $35 on Amazon

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Publish Date: Nov. 10, 2020
TV personality Jamie Oliver is back again with a new cookbook, this time sharing seven ways to prepare 18 of our favorite and most-used staples (think chicken breasts, eggs, and mushrooms), in recipes that include no more than eight ingredients each. 

Always Add Lemon,” by Danielle Alvarez, $35 on Amazon 

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Publish Date: Nov. 10, 2020
Chef Danielle Alvarez’s debut cookbook rests on the foundation that just a squeeze of lemon can elevate any dish out there. Here, you’ll find 100 recipes—think porchetta roasted pork shoulder and citrus salad with Meyer lemon dressing—that are rooted in a vegetable-forward cuisine.

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Amy Schulman is an associate editor at Chowhound. She is decidedly pro-chocolate.
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