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Big Chefs - Great Recipes: October is Cookbook Month!

The cookbooks I value the most in my collection are the ones where you hear the author's voice and point-of-view in every recipe.~ Anthony Bourdain

October is National Cookbook Month, a perfect time to celebrate the wide variety of new mouthwatering cookbooks that have recently been published. Here are seven cookbooks by famous chefs and food institutions that will make you hungry for the kitchen. Bon Appetit!

by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

Bringing together more than a 100 delicious, flavorful, and easy-to-make Italian recipes, From Our Family's Table to Yours is a celebration of the dishes Lidia's family turns to over and over--and yours will, too. This book is the next-best thing to a seat at Lidia's table!

Master chef Jacques Pépin shares his expert insights on cooking economically at home--how to save money, time, and effort--in Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way, with over 150 recipes.

Seafood Simple by Eric Ripert

The definitive seafood guide from the three-Michelin-starred chef of Le Bernardin, featuring gorgeous photography and step-by-step techniques alongside 85 accessible recipes for preparing incredible fish at home.

Simply Symon Supper by Michael Symon

Michael Symon, star of Symon's Dinners Cooking Out and creator of the viral social media trend "Symon Dinners", shares simple menus and dinnertime inspiration for every week of the year.

The World Central Kitchen by José Andrés

A captivating collection of stories and recipes from renowned chefs, local cooks, and celebrity friends of José Andrés's beloved nonprofit World Central Kitchen (WCK), which feeds communities impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.

Capturing the attention to detail that goes into each dish as they balance the best seasonal ingredients and flavors, set against the rich tapestry of restaurant life, the book is a fascinating insight into the magical and rare experience of eating at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

by Amy Emberling and others

This fun, spirited, and visually rich cookbook from the beloved Zingerman's Bakehouse contains a full gamut of recipes to mark life events, seasonal holidays, and celebrations, from birthdays and weddings to tailgating, Passover, Mardi Gras, Pi Day, and more!

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