23 of the best new and upcoming cookbooks/food books for the holidays

Looking for that special recipe for the holiday season? Or perhaps you need gift ideas for the chefs in the family. Here are 23 of the best new cookbooks/food books filled with recipes for all types of cuisine. They include new ways of making classic American, vegetarian, and vegan dishes; Southern soul; and recipes from all around the globe. Some even include a little kitchen science and history. These books are sure to bring diversity to your kitchen and happy diners to your table. 

1. 'The Truck Food Cookbook: 150 Recipes and Ramblings from America’s Best Restaurants on Wheels', by John T. Edge

If you live in a city with accessible food trucks, you’ve probably realized by now that the proliferation of affordable gourmet food trucks is one of the most exciting and welcome food trends in recent years. In "The Truck Food Cookbook", veteran food writer John T. Edge brings together some of the best, most popular food truck items throughout the United States. The book features recipes from well-known food truck scenes like the one in Portland, Ore. – but also includes offerings from newer foodie enclaves like the one sprouting up in Durham, N.C. This book offers a well-rounded tour of the food truck boom and an entertaining read.

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