5 Cookbooks to Beat the Winter Blahs - Rachael Ray Every Day

5 Cookbooks to Beat the Winter Blahs

Cook your way through the new year with some of the best cabin-fever busters on the shelf.
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1. Big American Cookbook

by Mario Batali

Too cold to start your car? This book will take you on a cross-country road trip without leaving your kitchen. Start with the Deep South section. Because biscuits. $40

2. Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore

by Anna Thomas

If you’re thinking about going veg in 2017, filling recipes like Winter Squash Risotto with Sage and Pine Nuts will keep even your carnivorous guests happy. $35

3. ¡Cuba!

by Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn and Jody Eddy

Dive into the spicy, vibrant world of Cuban cooking with recipes like Sopa de Pollo with Plantain Dumplings sprinkled among slice-of-life stories and food-centric Cuban history lessons. $30

4. Cooking with Mary Berry

by Mary Berry

The Great British Baking Show judge, who has written more than 70 cookbooks (go, girl!), shares new, easy-to-follow family favorites. $25

5. Short Stack

Multiple authors

Each booklet zeroes in on one ingredient, so you can get psyched about your latest supermarket haul. Eggplant? Yay! Cherries? Double yay! $14 each

6. ¡Buenos Nachos!

by Gina Hamadey

Nosh on everyone’s favorite finger food with recipes from connoisseurs like Hugh Acheson, Tyler Kord and, of course, Rachael! $25

7. Everything I Want to Eat

by Jessica Koslow

Whip up hella-fresh dishes like the Sorrel Pesto Rice Bowl in the spirit of Insta-famous L.A. restaurant Sqirl, even if you’re nowhere near Cali. $40

This story appeared in the January/February 2017 issue.