Feast your eyes on these glorious holiday
cookbooks that are sure to whet your appetite. Even the most challenging of menus can be mastered using these books, specially compiled for the holiday season.


For Beginnersbest-holiday-cookbooks

“Thanksgiving 101: Celebrate America’s Favorite Holiday with America’s Thanksgiving Expert”
by Rick Rodgers

This cookbook includes step-by-step instructions for classic Thanksgiving dishes, as well as new twists on old favorites.


For Dessert

“Perfect Pies” by Michele Stuart

Written by Michele Stuart, who has won 26 National Pie Championship awards, “Perfect Pies” is your go-to book for gorgeously illustrated, updated recipes for your favorite holiday pies.


Traditional Favorites

“Betty Crocker Complete Thanksgiving Cookbook: All You Need to Cook a Foolproof Dinner”

Whether you’re cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the first time or have hosted this celebration for years, this book contains all you need to know to make your holiday special.


“Jewish Holiday Cookbook” by Joan Nathan

Recipes reflecting every cuisine of the Jewish tradition, all organized according to the holidays of the Jewish year.



“The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays”
by Ree Drummond

Award-winning blogger, Food Network personality, and #1 “New York Times” bestselling author Ree Drummond presents “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays,” a fantastic collection of recipes, photos, and homespun humor to help you celebrate all through the year.


Vegan and Gluten-Free

“Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays”
by Jennifer Katzinger

Entertaining friends and family can be a challenge when you’re vegan and gluten-free. It can be even trickier when you’re not, but a family member or close friend is. Turn to “Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays” for help. Jennifer Katzinger, author of the popular “Flying Apron’s Gluten-Free & Vegan Baking Book” makes celebrating the holidays simple and stylish with 70 delicious, satisfying recipes for the most cherished holidays.



“Holiday Food” by Mario Batali

In his holiday book, Mario Batali captures all the flavors of this festive season with enticing recipes that showcase the brilliance of simple Italian food at its best. Four complete menus offer abundant meals for the holidays, starting with the seafood extravaganza known as the Feast of Seven Fishes, traditionally served on Christmas Eve.

These titles can be found online at or at Barnes and Noble.

This article appears in the November 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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