Molly Yeh's Favorite Cookbooks

The Girl Meets Farm star tells us why these 12 cookbooks are must-haves.

September 07, 2021

Related To:

Artist Jane Mount created this illustration of Molly’s favorite books, and she could do the same for you! Check out her work at idealbookshelf.com.

Molly's Picks

$15.89
Amazon

This book made me enjoy cooking even more than I already do!

$25.53
Amazon

Hetty’s ode to the food of my heritage is one of the most inspiring sets of recipes I’ve ever laid eyes on.

$19.75
Amazon

Jerusalem is full of history, complexity, diversity and vibrant food. This book does it justice.

$15.89
Amazon

This is the most gorgeous book about Hawaii’s food. Whenever I want to be transported there, I open it.

$17.49
Amazon

All I want in life is to eat bread for every meal, and this book validates that. It makes bread a lifestyle.

$12.98
Amazon

Cynthia’s recipes and stories speak strongly to me as a fellow Chinese American (and lover of black sesame!).

$34
Amazon

The styling of the food photos in this book makes you feel like a fly on the wall in one of the world’s most special bakeries.

$18.69
Amazon

This is a journey into the kitchens of African bibis (grandmothers), complete with beautiful stories and delicious recipes.

$18.68
Amazon

Each legendary recipe is not only a gem but also a learning moment, with tricks to add to your toolbox.

$19.99
Amazon

These recipes are fresh and colorful and packed full of Adeena’s warm personality.

$21.78
Amazon

Sarah is one of the most trustworthy bakers I know, and her sweets are reliable classics.

$33.99
Amazon

Having married into a Scandinavian family, this book has become my encyclopedia.

A Few More Recs!

Headshot by Yatrik Solanki.

Headshot by Yatrik Solanki.

Molly turns to Maya Meredith’s The Kitchen Review of Books for cookbook suggestions. Here, Maya talks about her latest picks:

$35.99
Amazon

This book — full of not just recipes but also essays, poems and eye-popping art — explores the incredible breadth and depth of Black food culture.

$35
Amazon

Who can resist the powerful sour, spicy, sweet and funky flavors of the food of the Philippines? This book includes traditional and modern recipes.

$40
Amazon

This book has me ready to use ingredients like miso, turmeric and yogurt in new ways — and break out specialized picks like black vinegar and bonito flakes more often.

Related Links:

Next Up

16 Third-Culture Cookbooks That Will Change the Way You Cook

Discover inspiring ways to fuse flavors and explore identity through food, one recipe at a time.

10 Food-Themed Bridal Party Proposal Gifts Your Friends Will Love

Popping the question to your besties is just as important!

32 Gifts for the Couple Who Loves to Cook

Make sure the food-loving couple in your life has a well-stocked kitchen!

77 Gifts for Food Lovers from Food Network Magazine

We've got picks for friends, family, kids, pets and more!

Drew Barrymore's Got an Etsy Gift Guide — and Her Best Picks for Food Lovers Start at Just $5

Because who wouldn't want inspiration from the gift-giving superstar herself?

21 Best Holiday Gifts for the Host

The most delicious, tasteful and thoughtful presents for your fave foodie host.

21 Graduation Gift Ideas for the Class of 2024

Because the tassel was worth the hassle!

37 Best Stocking Stuffers You Can Buy For $25 or Less

Practical, petite and price-conscious, these presents will definitely grab a spot on Santa’s nice list.

Latest Stories