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There's a lot to look forward to this year as cities around the world slowly emerge from lockdown. As much as we can't wait to frequent the heck out of our favorite restaurants again, home cooking has become an essential part of our weekly routine—and we don't hate it. Whether you're just mastering sourdough or you're a TikTok-famous feta influencer, we could all use some new material. The best new cookbooks of 2021 offer just that: heaps of fantastically fresh recipes that span the globe and boost your skills.
Trying to break out of a cooking rut? Pick up Sam Sifton's No-Recipe Recipes, which ditches formality in favor of fun. Craving something lighter? You'll find plenty of inspiration in Julia Turshen's Simply Julia as well as Gregory Gourdet's Everyone's Table. But that's just scraping the surface. Take a look at the best new cookbooks of 2021—listed in the order they'll hit shelves—and pre-order your favorites today. We'll keep this list updated as more new titles are announced throughout the year.