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October is Cookbook Month!

No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers. ~ Laurie Colwin

October is National Cookbook Month and a perfect time to celebrate the wide variety of mouthwatering cookbooks available today. Celebrate this month by pulling out a favorite cookbook or treat yourself to a new one. Here are six recent cookbooks for inspiration. Bon Appetit!

This cookbook aims to capture the spirit of the Mediterranean and provides a detailed look at the diverse approaches that have shaped Mediterranean tradition over the centuries. Explore the rich flavors of this region with Mediterranean: The Ultimate Cookbook.

Don't Worry, Just Cook by Bonnie Stern and Annie Rupert

In her latest cookbook, Don't Worry, Just Cook, written with her daughter Anna Rupert (who has, in fact, been in the kitchen cooking beside Bonnie her whole life!), Bonnie and Anna are here to help cooks of all experience foster comfort and connection through food.

Alfresco by Weldon Owen

An inspiring guide to outdoor dining with 125 recipes for alfresco meals, from grilling favorites to make-ahead dishes and batch cocktails.

Desserts Illustrated by America's Test Kitchen

Finesse the final course with confidence using this must-have companion for making dessert magic with 117 types of sweets and 500+ foolproof recipes.

Evolutions in Bread by Ken Forkish

The New York Times bestselling author of Flour Water Salt Yeast teaches you how to elevate your sandwich bread, breakfast toast, and overall bread-baking game using everything he's learned in the last decade to perfect his loaves.

From legendary chef Jacques Pépin, a book celebrating his lifelong love of chickens, featuring dozens of his celebrated paintings and more than 50 recipes, along with a treasure trove of poignant and often humorous stories.

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