As a food blogger and total foodie, my life just wouldn’t feel complete without cookbooks. Throughout the years I’ve created quite a collection and there are always new ones that I’m adding to my bookshelf. Here is my list of my current top favorite healthy cookbooks that are perfect for gifting or adding to your own collection.
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods by Sandor Ellix Katz (gluten-free, vegan and paleo options)
Wild Fermentation is what got me hooked on fermenting foods and helped me to start making my own kimchi. Katz walks you through the history of fermentation and helps you understand the basics to creating a variety of fermented foods. Recipes include vegetable and bean ferments as well as breads, grains, wines, beers, dairy, and vinegars, making this a great gift for anyone looking to begin fermenting foods and improve their health.
Fresh and Fermented: 85 Delicious Ways to Make Fermented Carrots, Kraut, and Kimchi Part of Every Meal by Julie O’Brien (gluten-free, vegan and paleo options)
Fresh and Fermented just came out this year and I’m already obsessed with it! This cookbook is filled with creative recipes to help you incorporate fermented foods into every meal (even smoothies)! It was written by the founders of Firefly Kitchens and I’ve been enjoying their fermented products from the local farmers market for years so I know they’re legit. If you think you don’t like sauerkraut, this cookbook just might change your mind.