8 Of The Best Cookbooks For Under $20

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There’s something about a paperback cookbook that can’t be replaced by an iPad or laptop screen. It’s that feeling you get when you physically turn the pages of a cookbook while you frantically search your kitchen for ingredients. It’s that sense of comfort you get from knowing that someone else made that recipe over and over again as a beloved ritual. And while some cookbooks can make a decent dent in your wallet, it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are eight cookbooks that will fill your kitchen with delicious eats without breaking the bank.

1. The Super Easy 5-Ingredient Cookbook — $17

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When you’re limited on resources, this five-ingredient cookbook will give you easy, whole-food recipes that are light on your budget.

2. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give A F*ck — $14

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If you’re looking for a book that might convince you to eat more vegetables, this book will teach you to rely less on the microwave and processed foods and focus more on fresh and healthy ingredients.

3. Cravings: Recipes For All The Food You Want To Eat — $17

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For all the Chrissy Teigen fans out there, here’s a cookbook that compiles her favorite comfort food recipes.

4. Tasty Latest and Greatest: Everything You Want To Cook Right Now — $14

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Tasty, Buzzfeed’s popular cooking brand, has a cookbook that’ll give you indulgent and healthy weeknight dinners perfect for every meat lover, vegetarian and vegan out there.

5. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures In The Culinary Underbelly — $6

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If you haven’t read Anthony Bourdain’s exposing memoir, you need to get your hands on it. This book takes a deep dive into the raw and unfiltered culinary world through the lens of a legend.

6. Lidia’s Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, From Basic Sauces To Irresistible Entrées — $19

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Lidia Bastianich is one of the most beloved Italian chefs and authors in America. This cookbook compiles 100 of Lidia’s favorite recipes and go-to meals that she cooks for her own family.

7. Magnolia Table: A Collection Of Recipes For Gathering — $18

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If you’re a fan of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” get your hands on this cookbook from Joanna Gaines with a combination of comfort food recipes from her new Waco-based restaurant, Magnolia Table.

8. Platters And Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads For Every Occasion — $17

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Anyone who loves to entertain should look into “Platters and Boards.” Author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares her secrets to creating the best spreads for any occasion. You’ll find tips on portioning, advice on what kinds of vessels to serve in, pairing tips and all sorts of sage wisdom for the ultimate dinner party.

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