5 fun cookbooks to expand your culinary tastes

(BPT) – The kitchen isn’t just a space for cooking. It’s also a space to create memories and make decisions that can positively impact your health. Whether you are a home cook or a health-conscious eater, having easy-to-follow cookbooks and recipes is a must. Check out these five books that can help you on your journey to better eating and having fun along the way!

1. The Plant Love Kitchen

Eating with a plant slant and focusing on whole foods — vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes and nuts — are key to a longer, healthier life. If you want to switch to a plant-forward diet that can improve your health, check out this easy-to-use guide by dietitian, nutritionist and food blogger Marisa Moore, R.D.N., L.D. Backed by the latest nutritional science, these 75 delicious recipes can help you reach your wellness goals.

2. Gordon Ramsay’s Uncharted

If you’ve watched the National Geographic television series Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, you’ve seen chef Gordon Ramsay travel to some of the most remote locations on Earth in search of culinary inspiration. In this beautifully illustrated book, you can experience his journey through 60 mouthwatering recipes that reveal insights into the cultures and foodways of destinations from Peru to Louisiana.

3. The Official Disney Parks Cookbook

Bring the magic of Disney Parks and Resorts straight to your kitchen! This book of official Disney recipes is the perfect ingredient for sharing similar food, love and laughter with friends and family at home. Written by Pam Brandon, who has worked closely with the Disney chefs for 25 years, this cookbook can help you serve up 101 tried-and-true recipes, tested by real home chefs that are just right for prepping on a smaller scale in home kitchens.

4. The Blue Zones American Kitchen

The blue zones are places around the world where people consistently live to or past 100. In this book by bestselling author Dan Buettner, you can learn from the wisdom of more than 50 food experts and chefs around the country about the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the United States. By cooking these recipes at home, you can follow Buettner’s journey as he uncovers the regions and cultures that have shaped America’s healthiest food landscapes, from Hmong elders living in Minnesota to the Pilgrims in New England.

5. The Golden Girls Cookbook: Cheesecakes & Cocktails!

Are you a Golden Girls superfan? Don’t miss out on these fun and delicious dessert and drink recipes from Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia. Building on the success of the first The Golden Girls Cookbook, this edition includes over 40 new recipes from the Fab Four, including Rose’s The Fall of St. Olaf Pumpkin Cheesecake, Dorothy’s Vodka and Black Underwear drink, Sophia’s Double Fudge Amaretto Ricotta Cheesecake and Blanche’s Big Daddy Mint Julep. You’ll also enjoy beautiful photos, fun quotes, jokes and photographs from the show.

These cookbooks make great gifts for all the home chefs you love. You can find these delicious and educational titles from Disney Publishing Worldwide and National Geographic Books wherever books are sold.