From learning how to bake bread and cooking with your kids to trying out new desserts and experimenting with fancy cocktails, these cookbooks are perfect for everyone who is spending more time in the kitchen right now.

On May 5, Penguin Random House will publish Family Meal, a digital-only collection featuring more than 40 recipes from our roster of chefs and home cooks. 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Restaurant Workers’ Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund (Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation), which supports on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community during this challenging time.

From Ligurian Focaccia to Shrimp and Chorizo White Bean Stew to Miso Milk Bar Pie and quarantine-worthy wine pairings, you’ll get an exclusive look at what Samin NosratAlison Roman, Dan Barber, Kwame OnwuachiBobby Flay, and more are cooking at home right now.

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For Everyone Making Bread:

Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish

From Portland’s most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker.

In Flour Water Salt Yeast, Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere.

Whether you’re a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeast has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you’re ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish’s step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Click to Learn How to Make an Overnight Country Blonde Loaf.

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Living Bread: Tradition and Innovation in Artisan Bread Making by Daniel Leader

A delicious cookbook by the pioneer from Bread Alone, who revolutionized American artisan bread baking, with 60 recipes inspired by bakers around the world.

At twenty-two, Daniel Leader stumbled across the intoxicating perfume of bread baking in the back room of a Parisian boulangerie, and he has loved and devoted himself to making quality bread ever since. He went on to create Bread Alone, the now-iconic bakery that has become one of the most beloved artisan bread companies in the country. Today, professional bakers and bread enthusiasts from all over the world flock to Bread Alone’s headquarters in the Catskills to learn Dan’s signature techniques and baking philosophy.

But though Leader is a towering figure in bread baking, he still considers himself a student of the craft, and his curiosity is boundless. In this groundbreaking book, he offers a comprehensive picture of bread baking today for the enthusiastic home baker. With inspiration from a community of millers, farmers, bakers, and scientists, Living Bread provides a fascinating look into the way artisan bread baking has evolved and continues to change–from wheat farming practices and advances in milling, to sourdough starters and the mechanics of mixing dough. Influenced by art and science in equal measure, Leader presents exciting twists on classics such as Curry Tomato Ciabatta, Vegan Brioche, and Chocolate Sourdough Babka, as well as traditional recipes.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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 For Cooks Looking for Comfort:

Comfort Food Shortcuts: An “In the Kitchen with David” Cookbook from QVC’s Resident Foodie by David Venable

The beloved host of QVC’s In the Kitchen with David brings us a cookbook featuring 110 comfort food recipes that save on time—without skimping on flavor.

David Venable’s supermarket shortcuts and array of innovative kitchen appliances allow you to prepare incredible comfort meals quickly and conveniently.

For more than two decades, Venable has helped others make and eat good food. Here he continues his passion for tasty, easy comfort meals with 110 fail-proof recipes that utilize time-saving tips, ingredients, and appliances that home cooks can use every day. Forget making it all by scratch—Venable shows you how you can put great food on the table in record time. In this book, you’ll find fast and simple cooking methods for everything from soups and salads to appetizers and entrées to sides, noodles, and desserts.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Rocco’s Keto Comfort Food Diet: Eat the Food You Miss and Still Lose Up to a Pound a Day by Rocco DiSpirito

The #1 New York Times bestselling author and celebrity chef shows you how to lose weight by eating gourmet, keto versions of the comfort foods you love.

Rocco DiSpirito has made a career out of transforming people’s lives without sacrificing taste. Now, Rocco tackles the ketogenic diet with the most effective and delicious version of the diet to date. Using a four-tier program that can deliver up to a pound a day of weight loss, the diet incorporates meal plans and more than eighty of America’s favorite comfort food recipes made over to adhere to keto diet guidelines. You can lose the weight eating the foods you love.

After a 3-day keto cleanse, you’ll dive in to a 21-day diet plan, where you’ll burn fat rapidly, control your appetite, achieve optimal health, and enjoy satisfying meals in the process. Recipes like Chocolate Glazed Donuts, Cinnamon Roll Bites, “Mac” and Cheese, Hot Crispy Keto Fried Chicken, Spaghetti Squash Carbonara, and Meat Lovers’ Cauliflower Pizza deliver the same flavor with a fraction of the carbs. Rocco also includes a maintenance plan that allows you to eat a wider range of food while still keeping the weight off for long-term success. Loaded with Rocco’s signature combination of culinary and nutritional expertise, Rocco’s Keto Comfort Food Diet makes a low-carb, high-fat keto lifestyle possible for everyone.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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For Everyone Who is #Procrastibaking:

Baking Gold: How to Bake (Almost) Everything with 3 Doughs, 2 Batters, and 1 Magic Mix by Jami Curl

A smarter, easier, and more fun way to bake: Turn just three doughs, two batters, and one magic mix into more than seventy-five different cookies, cakes, buns, brownies, and tarts!

From award-winning author and pastry chef Jami Curl, Baking Gold is an ingenious collection of recipes and preparation methods that streamline baking while producing top-notch results, making sure every recipe comes together easily and works perfectly every time.

At its core, Baking Gold features recipes for three doughs, two batters, and one cookie/brownie magic baking mix that can be repurposed and reinvented in order to create more than 75 unique and special treats. Ranging from mainstays such as Ginger-Molasses Cookies, Peanut Butter Brownies, and breakfast goodies like Caramel Sticky Buns to showstoppers such as the quintessential Vanilla Celebration Cake or Curl’s signature Chocolate-Honey-Almond Butter Poufs, Baking Gold is perfect for bakers of all ages and skills.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Click for a Recipe for Bits of Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies.  

Click for a Recipe for Everyday Holiday Cookies.

Tasty Dessert: All the Sweet You Can Eat (An Official Tasty Cookbook) by Tasty

75 sweet treats from Tasty to inspire, delight, and satisfy any level of home baker.

Ready to rise from baking newbie to MVP? Tasty Dessert gives you the lowdown on baking basics, from building a fuss-free pantry to mastering easy-as-pie twists on old favorites. You’ll stuff, layer, frost, and meringue your way to the cherry on top of pretty much every meal. If Confetti Birthday Soufflé, No-Bake 16-Layer S’mores Cake, and Sour Cherry Fritters don’t float your boat (are you feeling ok?), here are 75 recipes for any hankering, mood, or occasion, whether you’re jonesing for a sugar adventure or having a late-night dessert emergency. Just don’t forget to save a piece of it for yourself.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Click for a Recipe for Salted Caramel Brownies.

For Happy Hour:

Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes by David Lebovitz

The New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen serves up more than 160 recipes for trendy cocktails, quintessential apéritifs, café favorites, complementary snacks, and more.

Bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger David Lebovitz delves into the drinking culture of France in Drinking French. This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to Kir and regional apéritifs, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh fruit and French liqueurs. And because the French can’t imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, David includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with your concoctions. Each recipe is accompanied by David’s witty and informative stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Click to Learn How to Make an Americano and a Spicy Glazed Nut and Pretzel Mix.

Easy Tiki: A Modern Revival with 60 Recipes by Chloe Frechette

60 recipes inspired by the history of tiki as well as the modern revival that’s putting a fresh spin on tropical tiki drinks—all simplified for the home bartender from cocktail authority PUNCH.

Tiki is the dream of escape, a tropical vacation complete with warm ocean water, island music, and beachside dinners. Kicking back with a tiki cocktail may be the epitome of easy living, but ironically, tiki drinks are among the hardest to make, often requiring eight or more ingredients. Now Easy Tiki is here to solve that problem!

Easy Tiki examines the modern tiki revival offering sixty transporting recipes that re-jigger the classics with minimal ingredients while still maintaining the delicious balance, spices, and stunning garnishes that define tiki cocktails. Drinks include classics such as the Beachcomber’s Gold and Fog Cutter and modern cocktails such as Elusive Dreams and Paradise Lost. Easy Tiki also includes an overview of the origins of the tiki genre, from Don the Beachcomber and the mid-century tiki craze to Trader Vic’s and beyond.

Coming in May!

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Click to Learn How to Make a Caribe Daiquiri.

 For Kids in the Kitchen:

The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook: 150+ Recipes for Young Chefs Edited by Food Network Magazine

It’s the ultimate kids cookbook from America’s #1 food magazine: 150+ fun, easy recipes for young cooks, plus bonus games and food trivia!

The Big, Fun Kids Cookbook from Food Network Magazine gives young food lovers everything they need to succeed in the kitchen. Each recipe is totally foolproof and easy to follow, with color photos and tips to help beginners get excited about cooking. The book includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert—all from the trusted chefs in Food Network’s test kitchen.

Inside you’ll find: cooking tips from the pros, special fake-out cakes (one looks like a bowl of mac and cheese!), choose-your-own-adventure recipes (like design-your-own Stuffed French Toast), fun food games and quizzes (like “What’s Your Hot Dog IQ?”), and more!

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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My First Cookbook: Fun Recipes to Cook Together . . . with as Much Mixing, Rolling, Scrunching, and Squishing as Possible Edited by America’s Test Kitchen

From the creators of The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs, this collection of approachable and fun recipes is designed to introduce kids ages 5 to 8 to the kitchen, along with their grown-ups. It’s not about getting dinner on the table, but about doing fun cooking projects together.

My First Cookbook will inspire the youngest chefs to enter the kitchen, empower them to cook, and engage their creativity–plus they’ll have fun doing it. From simple after-school snacks like Yogurt and Berry Swirls and English Muffin Pizzas, to family meals like Cheese Pupusas and Rice Noodle Bowls, to holiday celebration recipes like Thanksgiving Biscuits and Chinese New Year Pork Dumplings, each beginner recipe is developed by the experts at America’s Test Kitchen Kids before being kid-tested and kid-approved.

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Check Out ATK’s Kitchen Classroom for Kids.

MasterChef Junior Bakes!: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Bakers: A Baking Book by MasterChef Junior

100 playful baking recipes inspired by MasterChef Junior‘s young chef contestants, plus plenty of tips, techniques, and step-by-step photographs to enchant bakers ages 8 to 100!

Like the dishes featured in the MasterChef Junior Cookbook, the 100 recipes in the MasterChef Junior Bakes! celebrate creativity, technique, and deliciousness, embracing simple to sophisticated and sweet to savory baked goods. Young bakers will learn how to cream butter for Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies; shallow fry dough for Glazed Jelly Doughnuts with Powdered Sugar; whip a silky chocolate ganache for German Chocolate Cupcakes with Ganache Filling; and knead dough for cheesy Garlic Knots.

Packed with baking guidance and know-how, insider info from MasterChef Junior alumni, and photographs from your favorite show moments, home bakers of all skill levels will be excited to bake like a MasterChef.

Available in Hardcover and eBook Editions.

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Want More Cookbooks and Recipes?

]Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press’s Spring 2020 Cookbooks Sampler takes a page right out of each of their Spring 2020 cookbooks to help you make delicious, satisfying meals with everything you already have stocked in your pantry. From healthy family dinners to comforting meals with leftovers, these recipes will help you plan the menu.

Bonus Recipe:

Try this delicious recipe from Christina Tosi’s All About Cake cookbook: Apple Cider Donut Crock-Pot Pudding.

While you whip it together (and let it bake in the crock-pot), we curated a few audiobooks that you can listen to. Each of these delightful listens will last as long as it takes you to get from start to the very tasty finish.

Try This Recipe: Apple Cider Donut Crock-Pot Pudding






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