Thanksgiving day is upon us! In order to create the best fall feast, we have some great cookbook recommendations to fully complete your fall table and to impress all of your family and friends. Where Thanksgiving may be an American tradition, great food is for everybody and every culture! The best spreads are colorful, and a golden spread of all the different types of tasty treats. From pie to a flavorful charcuterie board, we have cookbooks to recommend that will surely not disappoint!
Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards For Any Occasion by Maegan Brown
I do not know how many of you have actually had to cook the turkey for Thanksgiving, but it does take a heck of a long time! While you and your family wait for the golden bird to pop out of the oven, you need something to snack on! This cookbook offers some great snacking food while you wait for the main course! Also, a good board also serves as a great festive addition to your fall table!
The Bread and Salt Between Us: Recipes and Stories From a Syrian Refugee’s Kitchen by Mayada Anjari
Thanksgiving is about being grateful for all the blessings in your life, and this cookbook accurately qualifies for this season. While this may not be a traditional Thanksgiving cookbook, it is full of recipes that can be great additions to your family’s spread. The author shares her stories of her and her family, and how they escaped from Syria and moved to the U.S. to start their lives over again. This is an additional great message and story to share with your family this Thanksgiving!
Great Balls of Cheese by Michelle Buffardi
Who doesn’t love cheese?! Similar to snack boards, cheese balls are an art! This can occupy the adults while waiting for the rest of the feast to be done in the oven, and it serves as entertainment for the children of the family as well! Some cheese balls in the recipe called to be rolled in chives, nuts, and some turn out to look like cats! They’re all made of cheese, so we all know they are gonna be tasty treats, no matter how they turn out.
Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well: A Cookbook by Sam Sifton and Sarah Rutherford
Wanting to really impress the family this Thanksgiving? Here is a great cookbook to follow for decadent dishes. It is an all-around quintessential, traditional Thanksgiving cookbook. It also gives good info on what to serve, how to serve it, and what to do with the leftovers. Inside you can also find a killer cranberry sauce recipe!
Talk Turkey to Me by Renee S. Ferguson
Never cooked a turkey in your life? No worries! This cookbook’s got you covered. Basting alone is such a complex art form that a whole essay could be written on it. Luckily this book talks you through it step by step easily. It’s an essential book to have on hand in case things go a little awry on Thanksgiving day! Not to mention, the title is hilarious.
If you are a vegetarian or vegan celebrating Thanksgiving this year, check out our other articles that review 5 Amazing Vegan Cookbooks for plant-based options to fulfill your fall table!