Favorite New Cookbooks November 2017

Now that it is cold and dreary in NYC, I like to spend my time inside cooking. One of my favorite hobbies is looking at cookbooks (actually cooking out of them is less of a passion, but I’m working on it). I recently bought three new cookbooks and love them all.


Pretty books (and yes, pretty flowers).

There is something about food photography that I just love! Therefore, one of my musts for a good cookbook, are good pictures!


Smitten Kitchen Every Day


I have been a big fan of Smitten Kitchen for a while and love the social media account as well as the previous cookbook.

Lots of recipes and I am looking forward to making this dessert this week!


Cook Beautiful


I have loved the blog Eye Swoon for the past several years as Athena is the most tasteful and beautiful lady out there. So when I found out she was creating a cookbook, I knew that everything about it would be beautiful, and sure enough, it is one of my absolute favorites.

I am making this kale salad for dinner tonight! I can’t wait for a new kale salad recipe!


Dining In

A different type of food photography but still great and so beautiful.

I am most excited about the summer salads and will make them as soon as it is SUMMER (which can’t come soon enough but is far far away from now).


There you have it, my top three new favorite cookbooks! Of course, now that I am on a cookbook kick, I keep finding more and more that I want…..I hope you have a great week, Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. What great cook books! One of my favorite’s is the I Love Trader Joes Cookbook ~ since that is grocery store go to!

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