Cookbooks galore + a giveaway

Greetings from 10,000 feet up in the air. Okay, so I don’t really know how high up in the sky I am, but I’m heading home to Los Angeles after a great trip to NYC. One of my favorite parts about this trip was getting to meet so many new and fabulous people who have gorgeous cookbooks.

I’m a little bit of a cookbook fanatic. They all live on a special bookcase, dedicated to cookbooks, in my living room. And obviously they are color coordinated. I mean it only makes sense to color coordinate your cookbooks right? I color coordinate my closet, so what’s wrong with doing it all over the house.

This past week I found a bunch of new books that have already been ordered and will hopefully be arriving within the next 24 hours. Gotta love Amazon Prime ­čÖé

So here they are! And because I’m so jazzed about these kick ass cookbooks, I’m hosting a giveaway! One lucky What’s Gaby Cooking winner gets to pick whichever book they want and I’ll have it shipped right to you to join your own cookbook collection! Just leave a comment here telling me which book sounds like your new favorite! Contest closes Friday at Midnight PST.

So… here goes… my latest favorite cookbooks…

The Newlywed Cookbook  by Sarah Copeland

Serve Yourself by Joe Yonan

Chewy Gooey Crispy Crunchy Melt-in-Your-Mouth Cookies by Alice Medrich

Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule

Cook This Now: 120 Easy and Delectable Dishes You Can’t Wait to Make by Melissa Clark

Fried Chicken and Champagne by Lisa Dupar


The Glorious Pasta of Italy by Domenica Marchetti

So let me know which one looks like your favorite! And I’ll announce the winner this weekend ­čÖé

*Full disclosure* I’m hosting this giveaway with me, myself and I. And I linked to the books via amazon because that was easiest. I don’t have an amazon affiliate account or anything like that. Just wanted to make life easy for you guys ’cause you’re awesome!

Update!! Thanks to everyone who entered! I wish I could send you all books but there’s just one winner today! Congratulations to #17┬áCaroline @ chocolate & carrots!!

To claim your book, just email me at and I’ll send it off right away ­čÖé xo

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  1. Wow, what a treat! Checked out all the cookbooks and it would be a tough choice for sure! Only one??? Well, I like Fried Chicken and Champagne, Serve Yourself: Nightly Adventures in Cooking for One and The Newlywed Cookbook but I think I like Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables cookbook best. Maybe because I have a wonderful garden and love to cook fresh from it as well as beautiful New Hampshire wild blueberries, apple orchards all around me and a very healthy appetite!

  2. They all look amazing! I would choose Ripe or the Pasta or maybe the Ooey Gooey Cookies.

    I, too, have my cookbooks color coded.

  3. All great suggestions but Ripe looks wonderful. I’m always looking for new ways to cook veggies and fruit.

  4. I think the Italy cookbook would come in a first with me. So much goody in one book I am sure!!

  5. Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule would definitely be my first choice!! {I already own the cookie and pasta ones!}

  6. Tough choice! Cook This Now or Ripe? Eeenie Meenie Minie — Cook This Now!
    Thank you and Happy Easter!

  7. Gosh, this is a difficult choice. I want them all, but if I have to make a choice I choose Alice Medrich’s book. Her gooey, chewy book is amazing!

  8. I love, love, love this round up of books, and am utterly honored that my book is a part of it! Thank you to all of you who wished for The Newlywed Cookbook, and for the beautiful compliments you posted! I hope a copy finds its way into all of your homes! And congrats to Caroline, the winner!

  9. Dear Gaby,
    Came across your blog by accident…what a treat. I especially like your 50 things about you! I have been collecting cookbooks for 20 years and there seems no end to my addiction.
    For my choice of your cookbook picks I choose the Ripe Cookbook.
    I live on the beautiful island of Kauai and my favorite thing to do is cruise the Farmer’s Markets. I shop for the most eye catching local seasonal vegetables and fruits. With excitement and an inner smile, I race home to create a healthy vibrant meal to share with my husband.
    I’m looking forwarding to trying your Cowboy Caviar. We have a huge tree in our back yard, with amazing dinosaur size avocados…they are my favorite too.
    Much Aloha
    Suzanne Bertoia

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