In years past, we’ve noticed common threads amongst our favorite, most coveted cookbooks: baking and comfort foods (last year) or easy weeknight dinners (the year before). This year’s cookery books are works of art in every sense of the word: bright, cheerful covers open to pages of creativity, expression, music, and art—poetry, drawing, painting, and collage—with approachable recipes, too.
Here are 10 standouts.
N.B.: We’ve linked to Bookshop throughout, though we encourage shopping your local bookstore whenever possible, this season and always.