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Cookbooks To Spice Up Your Kitchen

Feeling uninspired in the kitchen? A new cookbook filled with mouthwatering inspiration is a great way to bring excitement back to your culinary endeavors.

We’ve rounded up our favorite new cookbooks of 2019 below, and they can all be purchased and shipped internationally from US websites with MyUS. And remember, when you shop with MyUS, you’ll pay no US sales tax and enjoy free package consolidation!

5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food $23 

Cover of 5 Ingredients by Jamie Oliver with Jamis Smiling and leaning up against a counter

Jamie Oliver is one of the bestselling cookbook authors of all time, and this year he's focusing on creating delicious meals with combinations of just five ingredients in his new cookbook called, what else but 5 Ingredients. He's included 130 brand new no-fuss recipes that are nutritious, delicious, and perfect for whipping up any night of the week.

"You will not regret buying this cookbook" says Pamela in her five star Amazon review. 

Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family $19

Cover of cookbook Indian-ish, showing several Indian dishes and an illustration by artist Maria Qamar (Hatecopy)

Our favorite Indian cookbook of the year is without a doubt Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family. It's a colorful cookbook written by food writer Priya Krishna in loving tribute to her mom's "Indian-ish" cooking, including clever, practical, and easy-to-make recipes such as Malaysian Ramen, Roti Pizza, and Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney. And because this cookbook is punctuated with Priya’s funny and relatable stories and illustrations by acclaimed Desi pop artist Maria Qamar, it's as much a joy to read as it is to cook from.

"Delicious Indian food, made easy and approachable," says Caitlin in her Amazon review.

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook $24

Cover of Mexican cookbook Tu Casa Mi Casa, featuring six stuffed peppers on a plate

For authentic Mexican recipes that pay homage to good Mexican home cooking, you have to try Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook. Written by award-winning chef Enrique Olvera who opened restaurant Pujol in Mexico City in 2000, this cookbook teaches readers how to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican ingredients into their recipe repertoire, no matter where they live by providing easy-to-follow recipes and step-by-step photographs that demonstrate how to wrap tamales, cook moles, and much more.

"Great book. Simple but sophisticated. Well documented." says Pablo Arizpe in his Amazon review.

Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook $20

Where Cooking Begins cookbook cover showing scallops frying in a pan

Carla Lalli Music is the food director Bon Appetit, so it stands to reason that she would know a thing or two about cooking. In her new cookbook Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook, Carla guides you through six essential cooking methods that will show you how to make everything without overcomplicating anything - sounds good, right? She even includes suggestions for swaps and substitutions, so you'll never feel stuck when you come up missing an ingredient or two.

"Carla's book is genius. In an approachable way, she helps think about what you eat, from both the base ingredients you procure, but also as important, the methods of cooking you employ. You'll get delicious easy to follow recipes here, but more importantly, you'll learn methods so you can improvise." says Benson in his enthusiastic product review. 

30-Minute Vegan Dinners: 75 Fast Plant-Based Meals You're Going to Crave! $16

Cover of 30 Minute Vegan Dinners cookbook showing multiple recipes from the book

Whether you're a full-fledged vegan or just trying to eat a healthier diet, 30-Minute Vegan Dinners: 75 Fast Plant-Based Meals You're Going to Crave! is brilliant. It provides a wealth of fabulous recipes that take typical comfort foods and turn them into incredible plant-based meals, such as Spicy Buffalo Tempeh Wraps, Date Night Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheez, and Jerk Lettuce Wraps with Caramelized Pineapple.

"Great book full of creative fast ideas for vegans and non vegans alike" says Zen*Yogi*Girl in her glowing review. 

Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors $17

Vietnamese Food Any Day cookbook showing a bowl of veggies and skewered meat

Vietnamese food is becoming increasingly popular around the world, and Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors invites readers to bring those flavors into their own kitchens with easy-to-find ingredients. Make honey-glazed pork riblets, chile-garlic chicken wings, vibrant turmeric coconut rice, and no-churn Vietnamese coffee ice cream without a trip to a specialty grocer, and even better, these recipes are easy to make - even on a weeknight!

"Great cookbook for anyone who wants to cook Vietnamese food at home," says Lucy J in her five-star review. 

Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake $11 

Cover of Simple Cake cookbook featuring a cake with white icing

In Simple Cake, Australian expat and baking fanatic Odette Williams treats readers to recipes for 10 base cakes, 15 toppings, and endless decorating ideas to yield treats that include Milk & Honey Cake, Coconut Cake, Summer Berry Pavlova, and Chocolatey Chocolate Cake. These cakes are perfect for any occasion and since she also addresses the fundamentals of great cake-making, these recipes are easy to master and enjoy. 

"Beautiful book, wonderful recipes. Deserves to be adored." says Elizabeth in her glowing review. 

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering $20

Cover of Magnolia Table cookbook showing Joanna Gaines sitting at a table and cleaning greens

Okay, technically the Magnolia Table cookbook isn't a 2019 release, but we just had to include it because it's filled with mouthwatering American classics that you won't want to miss, including chicken pot pie, mac and cheese, and overnight French toast. This bestselling cookbook from Joanna Gaines is infused with her warmth and personality and includes beautiful photos of every dish.

"Great content, some incredible recipes, highly recommended!" says Great in their cookbook review. 

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