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You can’t eat out every night, and the grilled cheese you made at 2 a.m. last Friday doesn’t exactly count as cooking. If you haven’t already learned how to cook, you should start now. And what better way to do that than with ten of the coolest cookbooks on the market?

Try one (or all) of these Ten Cookbooks To Better Your Life:

The Sprouted Kitchen: A Tastier Take On Whole Foods

This is the cookbook for the healthy eater. It has 100 recipes using ingredients like whole grains, fresh produce, lean proteins and natural sweeteners. That doesn’t mean the recipes aren’t delicious, though. A few of the more mouthwatering ones include Seared Scallops on Black Quinoa with Pomegranate Gastrique, Ranchero Breakfast Tacos, and Cocoa Hazelnut Cupcakes.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $16

Beyond Bacon

Paleo is all the rage these days, and if you’re giving it a go, you’ll love this cookbook. Following the paleo diet, all recipes are grain-, dairy-, and refined sugar-free and show you how to use the less traditional parts of meat when cooking. Recipes include Savory Bacon Jam on Homestyle Biscuits, Pho Soup With Chitterling “Noodles”, and Salted Mocha Biscotti.

Available on Amazon for $28

Le Livre Blanc

If you’re looking to impress with upscale recipes, here’s a cookbook for you. French chef Anne-Sophie Pic has created a cookbook that reinvents culinary traditions from her family and country with Le Livre Blanc. This book is really all about presentation, showing you a lot about how to artfully arrange food on the plate. We recommend this for the experienced chef who wants to wow their friends with beautiful meals.

Available on Amazon for $36

Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck

You’ve probably seen Thug Kitchen pictures on Twitter and Instagram, but did you know it’s a real cookbook? The full name is “Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give A F*ck” and aims to get people to “eat some G*ddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle”. This cookbook tells you how and why you should eat more kale and what ginger does for inflammation without boring you to tears. Some of the recipes include Pumpkin Chili, Grilled Peach Salsa, and Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos. Thug Kitchen 2 is coming soon.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $15

Cookin’ With Coolio 

Did you know that Coolio has a cookbook? He does. And it’s awesome. This is the perfect gift for the chef that has every cookbook you’ve ever heard of. We promise she won’t have this one. Coolio has been cooking since he was 10 years old and has developed his own cuisine that he calls “Ghetto Gourmet”. The recipes are comfort foods with a healthy twist that won’t deplete your bank account, like “Fall-Off-The-Bone-And-Into-Your-Mouth-Chicken” and “Banana Ba-ba-ba-bread”. Our favorite chapter has to be “Pasta Like A Rasta”.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $13

Gluten Is My Bitch: Rants, Recipes and Ridiculousness for the Gluten-Free 

As you can tell from the title, this cookbook is for people who don’t eat gluten. The book is funny and brutally honest about the gluten-free lifestyle. It includes 40 gluten-free comfort food recipes and also recommends the best gluten-free products you can buy.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $27 

Sweet Cream And Sugar Cones

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own ice cream, this cookbook is for you. This cookbook was published by San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery, well known for its handcrafted, inventive ice cream and for the long line that wraps around the block. Some of the recipes include Chai-Spiced Milk Chocolate, Malted Vanilla with Peanut Brittle and Chocolate, and Honey Lavender. It’s not all ice cream, though. The cookbook also has recipes for cakes, frostings, pie crusts and cookies.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $17

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London’s Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenhi, one of the world’s most beloved chefs, gives us an original approach to vegetarian cooking with this cookbook. The book is organized by cooking method and includes everything from salads (of course) to hearty main dishes and desserts. This book will change the way you cook and eat your veggies, and it’s not just for vegetarians – healthy omnivores will love it too.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $21

Fifty Shades Of Chicken

Yep. This is a thing. And it’s as ridiculous as you would expect it to be. The book includes 50 seductive chicken recipes staring Miss Chicken, a young free-range chicken who finds herself at the mercy of a chef. Recipes include Bacon-Bound Wings, Mustard-Spanked Chicken, and Learning-To-Truss-You Chicken. So there’s that.

Available on Barnes & Noble for $13

Chrissy Teigan’s Cookbook (Coming Soon)

We don’t have a name or a release date yet, but if you follow her on Instgram, you know it’s going to be awesome. Chrissy started her food blog, So Delushious, in 2014 and since then has been a panelist on MTV’s cooking completion Snack-Off and was later offered a deal to publish her own cookbook. There will be sections of the book dedicated to sandwiches, dessert, and “sh*t on toast” and it will include recipes like Vegetarian Chile and Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi. Yum.


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