The Good Dish Our Favorite Cookbooks

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Our inspiration for food comes from so many places! And when our friends put a cookbook together, we're all over it. Here are the newest cookbooks we're loving right now and what makes them so great. Check them out yourself and show us on Instagram what you're cooking!

Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts

In the spirit of books like "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat "and "Food Lab," an informative, entertaining, and essential guide to taking your kitchen smarts to a higher level—from two food world professionals (a chef and a writer). When food writer Matt Rodbard met chef Daniel Holzman while covering the opening of his restaurant, The Meatball Shop, on New York's Lower East Side, it was a match made in questions. More than a decade later, the pair have remained steadfast friends—they write a popular column together, and talk, text, and DM about food constantly. Now, in "Food IQ," they're sharing their passion and deep curiosity for home cooking, and the food world zeitgeist, with everyone.

Try their recipe for juicy Oklahoma fried onion burgers here!

Eat Your Heart Out: All-Fun, No-Fuss Food to Celebrate Eating Clean

Delicious bites are my happy place, and I live for vibrant food memories I can treasure and try to recreate in the playground that is my kitchen. But there have been times in my life—after babies, for instance, or when there has been too much celebrating or too much stress, or simply an easy slip into mindless consuming rather than purposeful choosing—when even a gleeful eater like me needs a reset. A reset that lets me savor my indulgent moments and make them count while helping me fit in my clothes and feel confident and comfortable in my skin again. This book is a collection of 150 recipes that have consistently helped me lose weight without ever disappointing these demanding tastebuds of mine — or making healthy eating feel like a second, third or fourth job I just don’t need.

Try her recipe for magic pancakes she makes with banana, yogurt and oat flour!

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Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy's Greatest Food, with Recipes

A stylish, transporting pasta master class from New York City’s premier pasta chef, with recipes for 40 handmade pasta shapes and 100 Italian American, regional Italian, and modern dishes. New York City chef Missy Robbins fell in love with Italian food and pasta twenty-five years ago. She has been cooking, researching, and studying her way across Italy ever since, which led her to open two of America’s most renowned pasta restaurants, Lilia and Misi. With illustrated step-by-step recipes for handmaking forty of the most versatile pasta shapes and one hundred recipes for Italian American, regional Italian, and Robbins’s own best pasta dishes, plus two dozen vegetable sides, this is the hard-working manual for home cooks who aspire to master the art of pasta cooking.

Try out Missy's recipe here for homemade tagliatelle noodles with mushrooms!

Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

From award-winning chef and Food Network personality Scott Conant, a cookbook of restaurant-quality Italian meals that you can make easily in your home kitchen. Thirty-five years into an illustrious career of restaurant openings across the country, widespread acclaim, and frequent appearances on the Food Network’s "Chopped" and many other shows, Scott Conant has returned home to create his most personal cookbook yet. Meals cooked from simple, fresh ingredients were staples of Conant’s childhood in a New England family with roots in Southern Italy. From his grandparents’ garden to the dinner table, he learned early on to appreciate the nuances of different flavors and ingredients, and the strong connection between food and family.

We loved Scott's crispy chicken cutlet sandwich with radicchio slaw. Click here for the recipe!

Rebel Homemaker:Food, Family, Life

Drew Barrymore has always done things in her own unique way—including how she cooks, lives, and finds happiness at home. In her first lifestyle and cookbook, Drew shares recipes, stories from her life, and personal photos that show how she lives a healthy, delicious, and joyful life through her own rebellious brand of homemaking.

We're loving her recipe for white fish crusted in slivered almonds, cumin, paprika and lemon zest.
Try it here!

Save-It-Forward Suppers:A Simple Strategy to Save Time, Money, and Sanity

Meal prep without burnout! Transform leftovers from each meal into a fresh new dish and put a home-cooked dinner on the table every night with 100-plus recipes and 15 easy weekly menus, in this first cookbook by Cyndi “Hyacinth” Kane, often seen on Ree Drummond’s hit Food Network show and blog, The Pioneer Woman.

We loved Cyndi's steps to cook a bone-in ham and keep it moistkeep it moist. And use the leftovers to make easy eggs benedict and jambalaya.

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Sunday Best: Cooking up the Weekend Spirit Every Day

Make everyday meals something to celebrate with more than 100 recipes inspired by the Southern roots and Sunday suppers of "Top Chef" finalist Adrienne Cheatham’s upbringing.

At the core of chef Adrienne Cheatham’s debut book is the deep sense that everyday moments should be appreciated, celebrated, and made special for those you love. In this stunning personal collection, Adrienne showcases her signature style of cooking, sharing more than 100 recipes that combine her family’s Southern roots, her classical training in professional kitchens, and her distinct point of view, full of multicultural influences.

Try her spicy lamb meatballs here!

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