The holidays are fast approaching — and it just so happens that 'tis an active season for celebrity chefs to release new cookbooks. Today's best celeb chef books teach lasting techniques that can be applied beyond their specific recipe offerings, and even give you a glimpse into their personal lives and how they like to eat and feed others. So if you want to know how to prep food like Ina Garten, make the dish that practically raised Chrissy Teigen, or or discover how to drink just like first-time cookbook author Snoop Dogg, you're in luck! Here are some of our favorite new celebrity cookbooks to pass along as gifts.
Chrissy Teigen, Cravings: Hungry for More
Carla Hall, Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
You can catch Bravo's Top Chef alum Carla Hall on tour for her latest cookbook, which aims to change the way people think about soul food. She's doing select signings and cooking demos through the end of the year.
Snoop Dogg, From Crook to Cook
Jamie Oliver, Jamie's Friday Night Feast
Pre-order recent hero Jamie's latest cookbook (which drops November 15) and you'll have his collection of "epic weekend recipes" right in time to gift for the holidays.
Ina Garten, Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks
Ina Garten's best advice for life and food is to keep it simple, and her latest book is aimed at arming home cooks with the skills to also make it easy and joyful. Also: truffle eggs and fried chicken sandwich recipes.
Christina Tosi, All About Cake
Learn the secrets behind Milk Bar, chef Christina Tosi's New York empire that makes the customized birthday cake of your dreams and recently provided the wedding cake of choice for new Project Runway host Karlie Kloss.
Gordon Ramsay, Healthy, Lean & Fit
Luckily, Gordon can't shout at you from the pages of his latest cookbook, but he can give you some advice (in the form of 108 recipes) on how to find flavor without adding too much fat.
Top Chef Masters alum Anita Lo came up with a genius concept for her new book, which is subtitled A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One. Have a "me party" with her recipes that pack a punch in a small portion.
Tiffani Theissen, Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours
Who knew that when Tiffani played rebellious Valerie Malone on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the '90s that she'd go on to have a much more wholesome image as a creator of a family cookbook decades later?
Together: Our Community Cookbook
Meghan Markle, who hasn't let being pregnant stop her from cooking while on the road, penned the foreword to this charity cookbook featuring easy-to-follow recipes from Europe, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, including coconut chicken curry, eggplant masala, Persian chicken with barberry rice, and caramelized plum upside-down cake.
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