Health & Wellness

5 Highly Anticipated Cookbooks

From home cooking and family favourites to recipes based on a controversial eating plan, these upcoming cookbooks are really stirring the pot

By Katrina Caruso


If you’re looking for something new to try in the kitchen, you might want to check out these five cookbooks, which are coming out this spring. They’re all already ranking as bestsellers on Amazon’s US website, and they haven’t even been released yet.

Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes
Author: Jennifer Segal
Release Date: April 3, 2018
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A former chef who trained in France, Jennifer Segal has for years been a successful food blogger. Once Upon a Chef (also the name of her blog) is filled with recipes the whole family will love (even the pickiest grandkids!) and will help demystify cooking, presenting recipes in a simple and straightforward way.

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
Author: Joanna Gaines
Release Date: April 24, 2018
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Joanna Gaines’s forthcoming Magnolia Table (named after the restaurant she and her husband opened at the end of February in Waco, Texas) features 125 recipes based on her own family’s favourites and covers everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to snacks and desserts.

Giada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita
Author: Giada De Laurentiis
Release Date: March 27, 2018
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Food Network’s Emmy-winning Giada De Laurentiis has become known for healthy classic Italian cooking. Her latest cookbook is filled with authentic Italian recipes full of contemporary touches alongside gorgeous photographs of Rome, where she was born, as well as tips and tricks for cooking Italian cuisine.

The Pretty Dish: More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out
Author: Jessica Merchant
Release Date: March 20, 2018
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A personal trainer turned food blogger, Jessica Merchant has filled her second cookbook, The Pretty Dish, with themed menus and ideas for parties (including playlists), as well as some DIY beauty products. The book’s 150 recipes range from drinks, tacos, and pizza to avocado face masks.

The Plant Paradox Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin-Free
Author: Dr. Steven Gundry
Release Date: April 10, 2018
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Dr. Steven Gundry’s 2017 book, The Plant Paradox: The Hidden Dangers in “Healthy” Foods, was a New York Times bestseller—and created controversy. The cardiac surgeon not only recommends cutting gluten out of your diet (a step many regard as an unnecessary fad) but also suggests shunning proteins called lectins, which are found in tomatoes, zucchini, brown rice, quinoa, beans and other legumes, and other foods we’re often told to eat more of. This cookbook is based on Gundry’s dietary recommendations.

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