Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Party Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

Looking for cookbooks with a little more personality? Welcome to tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen. The first cookbook and recipe book from Tha Dogg, From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen . You've seen Snoop Dogg work his culinary magic on VH1's Emmy-nominated Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party, and now Tha Dogg's up in your kitchen...with his first cookbook. Recipe book that delivers 50 recipes straight from Snoop's own collection: Snoop's cookbook features OG soul food cookbook staples like Baked Mac & Cheese and Fried Bologna Sandwiches with Chips, and new takes on classic weeknight faves like Soft Flour Tacos and Easy Orange Chicken. And it don't stop...Snoop's giving a taste of the high life with remixes on upper echelon fare such as Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. But we gotta keep it G with those favorite munchies too, ya know? From chewy Starbursts to those glorious Frito BBQ Twists, you should have an arsenal of snacks that'll satisfy. And of course, no party is complete without that Gin and Juice and other platinum ways to entertain. If you're a fan of celebrity books and cookbooks such as Bob's Burgers, Magnolia Table Cookbook, Margaritaville cookbook, Thug Kitchen cookbook, or the Gilmore Girls Eat Like a Gilmore; the Doggfather's got you covered - complete with epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that bring his masterpieces to life.

  • Author: Snoop Dogg
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1452179612
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 0.95 x 9.3 inches

                 

2. Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion (Appetizer Cookbooks, Dinner Party Planning Books, Food Presentation Books)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

Bestselling cookbook shares the secrets to easy, attractive, and delicious spreads With 40 contemporary spreads to graze on presented with gorgeous photography, easy recipes, and helpful tips An inspiring resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers: Platters and Boards is the guide to entertaining with effortless style. Author Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation. With recipes and presentation ideas for breakfast, brunch, appetizer, antipasto, charcuterie, and cheese boards to share with friends and family Makes an inspiring bridal shower, housewarming, or hostess gift Celebrated cookbook author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen is the author of Vegetarian Heartland and the founder of the blog Vegetarian Ventures Fans of Cook Beautiful , The Art of the Cheese Plate , InStyle Parties , Magnolia Table , and Cravings will love Platters and Boards . A visual cornucopia of a cookbook with 40 contemporary arrangements presented with gorgeous photography, easy recipes, and helpful tips including: Tips on portioning Guides to picking surfaces and vessels Recommendations for pairing complementary textures and flavors A handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions from holiday parties to baby showers

  • Author: Shelly Westerhausen
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (March 20, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-1452164151
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 1 x 10.5 inches

                 

3. Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s. From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying "Side A" and "Side B" cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more. Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill , Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend , and many more. Visit boozeandvinyl.com for more info.

  • Author: André Darlington
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Music
  • ISBN: 978-0762463473
  • Dimensions: 8.38 x 1 x 8.38 inches

                 

4. Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The social media star,  New York Times  columnist, and author of  Dining In  helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.   “Enemy of the mild, champion of the bold, Ms. Roman offers recipes in  Nothing Fancy  that are crunchy, cheesy, tangy, citrusy, fishy, smoky and spicy.”—Julia Moskin,  The New York Times IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  The New York Times Book Review  •  The New Yorker  • NPR •  The Washington Post  •  San Francisco Chronicle  •  BuzzFeed  •  The Guardian  • Food Network   An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends—either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes—heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats—is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week.   Alison Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips, sass, and confidence to pull it all off. With  Nothing Fancy , any night of the week is worth celebrating. Praise for Nothing Fancy “ Nothing Fancy is full of the sort of recipes that sound so good, one contemplates switching off any and all phones, calling in sick, and cooking through the bulk of them.” — Food52   “ Nothing Fancy exemplifies that classic Roman approach to cooking: well-known ingredients rearranged in interesting and compelling ways for young home cooks who want food that looks (and photographs) as good as it tastes.” — Grub Street

  • Author: Alison Roman
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Entertaining & Holidays
  • ISBN: 978-0451497017
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 1.09 x 10.27 inches

                 

5. Drinking Animals Coloring Book: A Fun Coloring Gift Book for Party Lovers & Adults Relaxation with Stress Relieving Animal Designs, Quick and Easy Cocktail Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

BEST GIFT IDEA FOR PARTY LOVERS - SPECIAL LAUNCH PRICE (WHILE STOCKS LAST!!!! ) Fun! Fun! Fun! Let your creativity run wild! Original Artist Designs, High Resolution A Gorgeous Drinking Animals Coloring Book for Adults Relaxation!! *Incredibly Fun and Relaxing

  • Author: Caffeinestar Publishing
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 26, 2019)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1796828894
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.12 x 11 inches

                 



6. Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

2019 James Beard General Cookbook Award Finalist To the hundreds of thousands who follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, Dorie Greenspan’s food is powerfully cookable—her recipes instant classics. In Everyday Dorie , she invites readers into her kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-Glazed Salmon to Lemon Goop. What makes a “Dorie recipe”? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannellini beans in cod en papillote. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers’ market, or pantry, like Sweet Chili Chicken Thighs, which is both weeknight simple and fine enough for company, and Eton Mess, a beautifully casual dessert of crumbled meringue, fruit, and whipped cream. They are easygoing, providing swaps and substitutions. They invite mixing and matching. Many can be served as dinner, or as a side dish, or as an appetizer, or hot, cold, or room temperature. And every single one is like a best friend in the kitchen, full of Dorie’s infectious love of cooking and her trademark hand-holding directions.

  • Author: Dorie Greenspan
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

7. Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

“I have never read a more passionate and heartfelt expression of Colombian culture and cuisine in English. I’ve been waiting for years for a book like this to come out.” – J. Kenji López-Alt, New York Times bestselling author of The Food Lab A recipe developer and food stylist—whose work has taken her across the globe to work with clients like Michelle Obama and into the test kitchens of today’s most esteemed culinary publications—pays homage to her native country with this vibrant, visually stunning cooking, the first dedicated solely to Colombian food, featuring 100 recipes that meld the contemporary and the traditional. To Mariana Velásquez, a native of Bogotá, the diverse mix of heritages, cultures, and regions that comprise Colombian food can be summed up in one simple concept: More is more. No matter what rung of society, Colombians feed their guests well, and leave them feeling nourished in body and soul.  In Colombiana , the award-winning recipe developer and food stylist draws on the rich culinary traditions of her native land and puts her own modern twist on dishes beloved by generations of Colombians. Here are recipes for classics such as arepas and empanadas, as well as “Colombian-ish” recipes like Lomito de Cerdo al Tamarindo y Menta (Tamarind Pork Tenderloin with Mint), Gazpacho de Papaya y Camarón Tostado (Spicy Papaya and Charred Shrimp Gazpacho), and Cuchuco de Trigo con Pollito y Limón (Lemony Bulgur Farmer’s Chicken Soup).  In addition to offering a unique perspective on Colombian food, Mariana shares the vibrant style of Colombian tablescapes and entertaining. For her, the best meals are never simply about the food on the table—they are an alchemy of atmosphere, drinks, and simple snacks and sweets that complete the experience and make it memorable. Rich with culture and stories as well as one-of-a-kind recipes and stunning photography, Colombiana is a gastronomic excursion that reminds us of the power of food to keep tradition alive.

  • Author: Mariana Velásquez
  • Publisher: Harper Wave (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0063019430
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.16 x 10 inches

                 

8. The Falafel Cookbook: Over 60 Fantastic Falafel Recipes to Feast On!


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

Golden and crispy on the outside, deliciously moist and spicy inside, what’s not to like about falafel? Over 60 delicious recipes inspired by this healthy and nutritious street food. The falafel may be pretty humble but it is extremely versatile and packed full of delicious potential whether you’re sticking to traditional chickpeas or experimenting with more unconventional flavours like beetroot, pumpkin or butterbean. From light accompaniments and simple salads to sandwiches and substantial mains, this book will provide you with plenty of ways to enjoy this healthy and nutritious street food, all year long. Recipes include: • Spiced Falafel and Feta Burgers • Falafel Shakshuka • Greek Falafel and Horiatiki Village Salad • Falafel Buddha Bowls • Moroccan Spiced Falafel and Vegetable Tagine • Falafel Souvlaki

  • Author: Heather Thomas
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (March 18, 2021)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design

                 

9. Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​ Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes with a retro/nostalgic twist. Eighty percent of the book includes tried-and-true recipes that simply aren’t in today’s cooking repertoire—mainly from-scratch recipes that are hard to find. Twenty percent is a fun look back at some of the cooking customs of the past that may not be worth repeating, but are worth remembering. Features include ideas like “How to Throw a Hawaiian Tiki Party,” and the robust introductory pages contain interesting stories, anecdotes, and artwork from Betty Crocker’s history. Recipes are carefully curated to ensure that they are still relevant, achievable, and made with available ingredients—think Beef Stroganoff, Chicken à la King, Waldorf Salad, and Chiffon Cake. These lost recipes are ready to grace the tables of a whole new generation of cooks.

  • Author: Betty Crocker
  • Publisher: Betty Crocker; Illustrated edition (October 10, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking Education & Reference
  • ISBN: 978-1328710338
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.94 x 9 inches

                 

10. On Boards: Simple & Inspiring Recipe Ideas to Share at Every Gathering


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Party Cooking - August 2021

BESTSELLING BOARD BOOK: TURN SIMPLE FOODS INTO BEAUTIFUL BOARDS WITH MORE THAN 100 EASY RECIPES AND IDEAS Sharing food on boards is the perfect way to entertain family and friends. With minimum effort and maximum impact you can casually host in style, while focusing on spending time together, rather than being stuck in the kitchen. No cooking skills are required to make these boards (and you!) shine! In On Boards , food stylist Lisa Bolton has put together 50 ideas for instantly approachable boards, all with effortless entertaining in mind, as well as 52 recipes for delectable savory and sweet additions like Beet Hummus, Bourbon Bacon Jam, Mashed Potato Dip and Chocolate Salami. The boards can be pulled together in very little time, and each includes presentation and styling tips to impress your guests. Any assortment of food can be pulled into a beautiful board, so you will be able transform whatever is in your fridge and pantry when unexpected guests arrive! With chapters on Everyday Boards, Holiday & Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards and Around the World Boards, you will find inspiration for every gathering. Whether you are looking for a breakfast or brunch board; a board for Christmas Day, Superbowl Sunday or New Year's Eve; a huge celebration or a cozy date night for two, it is included in this collection of gorgeously curated boards. On Boards is the gift people give again and again--perfect for those who love to entertain, but not the stress that goes with it!

  • Author: Lisa Dawn Bolton
  • Publisher: Appetite by Random House; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Main Courses & Side Dishes
  • ISBN: 978-0147531148
  • Dimensions: 7.91 x 0.71 x 10.9 inches