Trying to come up with a compelling name for your independent cookbook, but can’t find anything that sticks? We’ve interviewed folks of all sorts of backgrounds that have written and published their own cookbooks. From restaurant owners to passionate home chefs that have built a following on Instagram, if your goal is to publish a guide filled with your favorite recipes it’s a reality now more than ever.

Thanks to the rise of independent publishing options you don’t even need a big publisher to help you get it to print. Best of all there’s a growing market for cookbooks.

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According to a report from the NDP Group, cookbook sales increased by 21% last year. It seems that cooking blogs and the internet haven’t taken a bite into consumer interest in this type of publication just yet.

If you’re struggling to find the perfect name for your cookbook, do not worry. We’ve got a list of 147 creative titles you could use or adapt for your own guide. We even organized these ideas by theme so you can quickly navigate to the specialty that makes the most sense.

Always make sure to choose conduct your due diligence which includes searching the internet and Amazon.com to ensure no one has taken your title already.

BBQ Cookbook Titles

  • Smoked Everything
  • The Butcher Turned Smoker
  • The Dude Guide to BBQ
  • The Modern Woman’s Meat Guide
  • Ribs, Brisket and Everything Else
  • Slow and Tangy
  • The Fine Art of Backyard Grilling
  • Cheap Meats For Expensive Tastes
  • Baby Back Recipes and Rubs
  • DIY Guide: How to Make Artisan BBQ Sauces
  • Local BBQ: Your Guide to Cooking Like a Local from Kansas City to Memphis
  • KC Style BBQ Tutorials
  • Memphis-Style Barbecue for Beginners
  • Brisket Changed My Life
  • Be The Best Griller on Your Block
  • Rockstar BBQ
  • Flying Brisket and Unforgettable Sides
  • Sizzle and Smoke: Your BBQ Bible
  • Baptism by Fire: Mastering the Grill
  • The BBQ Beast: Unleash Your Inner Grillmaster
  • BBQ Bonanza: A Celebration of Smoke and Spice
  • Embers & Aromas: A Journey through BBQ Land
  • Grill Thrill: Secrets of Backyard BBQ
  • Fire It Up! The Art and Science of BBQ
  • BBQ Nirvana: From Novice to Pitmaster
  • Backyard BBQ: Savoring Smoke & Fire
  • Blazing Bites: A Chronicle of BBQ Delights
  • BBQ Odyssey: An Exploration of Smoke, Spice, and Everything Nice
  • The BBQ Whisperer: Conversations with Smoke and Flame
  • BBQ Uncovered: Demystifying the Art of Grilling
  • Smoked to Perfection: The Definitive BBQ Guide
  • All Fired Up: Igniting Your Passion for BBQ
  • The BBQ Almanac: Seasonal Recipes for Grill Masters
  • Spice and Smoke: The BBQ Connoisseur’s Guide
  • The Pitmaster’s Palette: A BBQ Adventure
  • Born to Grill: Celebrating the Art of BBQ
  • Pitmaster Chronicles: Tales & Recipes from the BBQ World
  • BBQ: Beyond Burgers & Briskets
  • Smoky Serenade: A BBQ Love Story
  • Grill Gourmet: The Refined Art of BBQ
  • Ember Eats: The Heat Seeker’s Guide to BBQ
  • Master of the Grill: A BBQ Journey
  • Sizzling Stories: BBQ Traditions & Innovations
  • BBQ Unleashed: Conquering the Flame

Vegetarian Cookbook Titles

  • Meatless Gourmet
  • Easy Plant-Based Dinners at Home
  • Super Salads For All Seasons
  • Veggie Delights for Every Night of the Week
  • Undercover Vegan Chef
  • 500 Mouthwatering Vegetarian Desserts
  • Veggie Burgers For Meat Eaters
  • Recipes from My Home Garden
  • Dang! I Can’t Believe There’s Not Meat.
  • Sustainable Living with Modern Meals
  • The Mommy Guide to Cooking Vegetarian
  • How to Get Kids to Enjoy Vegetarian
  • Plant-Based Meals in under 30 Minutes
  • Meatless Mission
  • Carrots, Lettuce and Other Good Things
  • Recipes From The Humble Garden
  • Vegetarian Tacos and Burritos That Taste Great
  • Main Course Cauliflower: How to Feature This Food.
  • The Vietnamese Vegan
  • Baby Greens: Introducing Your Infant to Vegan From the Start
  • Verdant Ventures: Exploring Vegetarian Cuisine
  • The Harvest Table: Vegetarian Recipes from Field to Plate
  • Plant Power: Your Guide to Vegetarian Living
  • Flavorful Foliage: A Journey into Vegetarian Gastronomy
  • The Vegetarian Vanguard: Leading the Green Food Revolution
  • Nature’s Bounty: A Vegetarian Odyssey
  • Garden to Gourmet: Elevating Vegetarian Dishes
  • The Green Pantry: Vegetarian Cooking for Every Season
  • Vegetarian Vibrance: Bold Flavors from Nature’s Kitchen
  • Leaf and Root: An Intimate Vegetarian Journey
  • Cruciferous Chronicles: The Vegetarian Story
  • The Vegetable Visionary: Recipes for a Greener Future
  • Seeds of Delight: A Vegetarian Culinary Adventure
  • The Herbivore’s Heaven: Plant-Based Perfection
  • Nourishing Greens: A Vegetarian Feast
  • The Colorful Kitchen: Celebrating Vegetarian Variety
  • Edible Eden: Creating Vegetarian Delights
  • Vegetable Virtuoso: The Art of Vegetarian Cooking
  • The Green Feast: A Vegetarian Celebration
  • Vibrant Vegetarian: Painting with Food and Flavor
  • Bountiful Harvest: Vegetarian Recipes from Earth to Table
  • Plant-Based Panache: Vegetarian Flavors Unleashed
  • Root to Leaf: Comprehensive Vegetarian Cooking
  • Veggie-Full: Satisfying the Vegetarian Palate
  • Fresh Perspectives: A New Look at Vegetarian Cuisine
  • Simply Greens: The Joy of Vegetarian Cooking
  • Vegetable Symphony: Orchestrating Vegetarian Masterpieces

Italian Cookbook Titles

Italian meats.

  • Forget About It Cooking
  • My Italian Mother’s Kitchen
  • Straight Outta Italy
  • The Premium Pizza Guide
  • Roman Eating for Modern Times
  • Secrets of an Italian Restauranteur
  • Red Wine and Meatballs
  • Pasta with a Big Bottle of Red
  • Red Sauce and White Wines
  • Hearty Italian Meals in Under 15 Minutes
  • The Fine Art of Sausage Sandwiches
  • Grandmother’s Forgotten Italian Meals
  • Louie’s Lasagna Secrets
  • Five Course Italian Meals for Celebrations
  • The Italian Wedding: From Soups to Spaghettis
  • Italian Catering for Groups of 30 or More
  • Italian Fusion: How to Pair Timeless Italian Food with Innovative Flavors
  • The Brick Pizza Oven Cooking Guide
  • The Italian Table: From Our Casa to Yours
  • La Dolce Vita: Celebrating Italian Cuisine
  • Nonna’s Kitchen: Authentic Italian Recipes
  • Venetian Vistas: A Culinary Journey through Italy
  • A Touch of Tuscany: Recipes from the Heart of Italy
  • Italian Indulgence: The Art of Eating Well
  • Under the Tuscan Sun: An Italian Cooking Odyssey
  • From Rome with Love: A Culinary Romance
  • The Pasta Bible: Mastering Italian Cuisine
  • Bella Italia: A Celebration of Italian Food
  • The Sicilian Secret: Exploring Southern Italian Cuisine
  • Passion for Pasta: An Italian Culinary Adventure
  • Italian Mamma: The Joy of Home Cooking
  • The Italian Kitchen: A Taste of Tradition
  • Fresco: Fresh Ideas from Italian Cuisine
  • The Tuscan Treasure: The Joys of Italian Cooking
  • La Piazza: Gathering around the Italian Table
  • Italian Elegance: Fine Dining Made Simple
  • Gondola Gourmet: A Venetian Voyage in Cuisine
  • Trattoria Traditions: Home Cooking from Italian Kitchens
  • The Naples Table: Southern Italy in Your Kitchen
  • Rustic Italian: Recipes from the Countryside
  • The Boot of Flavor: A Journey through Italy’s Kitchens
  • Mediterranean Magic: A Taste of Italy’s Coast
  • Piedmont Plate: Savoring North Italy’s Cuisine
  • Sapore di Casa: The Essence of Italian Home Cooking
  • Viva Italia: A Feast of Italian Classics

Mexican Cookbook Titles

Dorito tacos

The world needs another taco cookbook.

  • Jose’s Family Cookbook and Recipes
  • 101 Grande Recipes from Mexico
  • The Ultimate Guide to Tex Mex
  • Southern California Tacos and Burritos
  • Alvarado’s Mexican Food Road Trip
  • The Ultimate Nacho Textbook
  • Unforgettable Tastes from South of the Border
  • 227 Salsas You Can Make at Home
  • Master the Art of Guacamole
  • How to Shop Smart and Save at Mexican Grocery Stores
  • Low-Calorie Mexican Alternatives with All The Taste
  • Beans and Rice: How to Spice Up Your Dinner Time
  • Forgotten Salsa Recipes for Everyday
  • Southwest Inspired Burritos at Home
  • Taco Tuesday, Wednesday and Every Other Day of the Week
  • Carne Asada and Ways to Prepare Mexican Meats
  • Authentic Mexican Meals That Will Make Grandma Proud
  • Gourmet Mexican Meals for Special Occasions
  • Cerveza Fresa and Margarita Recipes
  • Lime & Salt: Modern Mexican Drinks for Entertaining
  • The Not Too Spicy Mexican Meals
  • Breakfast Burrito Heaven
  • Mexican Mosaic: A Culinary Journey
  • Fiesta Flavors: Celebrating Mexican Cuisine
  • Salsa, Spice, and Everything Nice: A Mexican Cooking Adventure
  • Mexican Gastronomy: A Trip from Tacos to Tamales
  • Mexican Serenade: Savor the Authentic Flavors
  • Aztec Appetite: Unveiling Traditional Mexican Recipes
  • From Cactus to Corn: A Mexican Food Odyssey
  • Baja Bites: Coastal Cuisine of Mexico
  • Mexican Magic: From Street Food to Fine Dining
  • Viva la Cocina: A Toast to Mexican Cooking
  • The Mariachi’s Menu: Music and Food of Mexico
  • Mexican Kitchen Chronicles: A Culinary Voyage
  • Hot & Hearty: A Mexican Cooking Extravaganza
  • Spice of Life: The Vibrant Flavors of Mexico
  • Mexico on a Platter: Authentic Taste Delivered
  • Tacos, Tamales, and Tequila: A Mexican Culinary Tour
  • Chili and Chocolate: The Soul of Mexican Cooking
  • The Cantina Cookbook: Mexican Recipes from the Heart
  • Mexican Heritage: Heirloom Recipes for Modern Kitchens
  • Acapulco Adventures: A Culinary Cruise in Mexico
  • Fiesta in Your Kitchen: Mexican Cuisine Uncovered
  • Cinco de Mayo Every Day: A Celebration of Mexican Cuisine
  • Mexican Culinary Treasures: A Gastronomic Journey
  • The Mexican Table: From Yucatan to Zacatecas
  • Mexican Sunrise: Start Your Day the Mexican Way
  • Sabor a Mexico: Savor the Flavors of Mexico
  • From Tortilla to Tamale: Mastering Mexican Gastronomy

Asian Cookbook Titles

A chef preparing noodles from scratch.

  • Asian Fusion: How to Mix Asian Flavors with Surprising Foods
  • Kung Poa Nation
  • Ramen Rising: The Guide to Cooking Restaurant Quality Noodles
  • Pad Thai Party: How to Throw a Party in Your Mouth
  • Chinese on the Cheap: How to Make Affordable Asian-Inspired Recipes
  • Vietnamese Sandwiches for the Refined Palette
  • Oodles of Noodles from Thailand to China
  • Asian Inspiration from the Kitchen for Your Soul
  • Cooking from Korea: The Ultimate Resource
  • Food From My Travels: Traveling Asia to Discover New Flavors
  • Thai Chef: Everything You Need to Know
  • Tasting Japan and Taking It Home.
  • Spice Route: A Culinary Journey Through Asia
  • Rising Sun Recipes: Authentic Asian Cuisine
  • The Dragon’s Table: Exploring Asian Gastronomy
  • Asian Aromas: Unfolding the Flavors of the East
  • Lotus & Lemongrass: A Taste of Asian Cuisine
  • The Great Wall of Flavors: A Chinese Culinary Adventure
  • From Bamboo to Bok Choy: An Asian Cooking Odyssey
  • Rice and Silk: Celebrating Asian Culinary Traditions
  • Sesame & Soy: An Intimate Look at Asian Cuisine
  • Eastern Epicure: Mastering Asian Cooking
  • Jade Plate: Unveiling the Secrets of Asian Kitchens
  • The Asian Palate: From Sushi to Satay
  • Golden Pagoda: The Treasure Trove of Asian Recipes
  • Ginger & Garlic: The Essence of Asian Cuisine
  • Tales of Tofu: Vegetarian Feasts from the East
  • Chopstick Chronicles: A Culinary Journey Across Asia
  • Rice Paddy Gourmet: Fresh from the Fields of Asia
  • Asian Food Almanac: A Year in Eastern Cooking
  • Eastern Elegance: Fine Dining in Asian Tradition
  • The Buddha’s Bowl: Vegetarian Delights of Asia
  • Silk Road Kitchen: Asian Recipes for Modern Cooks
  • Noodle Nirvana: A Tour of Asia’s Best Bowls
  • Wok this Way: Mastering Asian Stir-fries
  • Tea and Tempeh: Vegan Flavors from the East
  • Asian Fusion: Blending East and West
  • Asian Kitchen Secrets: From Curry to Kimchi
  • Zen and the Art of Asian Cooking

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Baking Cookbook Titles

  • The Bun is in The Oven and the Bread is in The Pan.
  • Expert Secrets: The Guide to Becoming a Master Baker
  • The Novice Guide to Baking Your Own Bread
  • The Uncut Loaf: How to Bake Better Breads
  • Don’t Lie… You’ll Love Making Rye!
  • The Bread Group: How to Cook Pastas, Breads, and More
  • The Culinary Cupcake: The Master’s Handbook
  • Cakes and Frosting’s That Everyone Will Devour
  • Timeless Baking Tips for the Modern Woman
  • Men Can Bake Too! A Guide for The Man in Your Life
  • Inspirational Baking: How Your Baked Goods can Do More Good.
  • Blue Ribbon Baking: Recipes from an Award-Winning Baker
  • The Baker’s Dozen: Bulk Baking for Big Events
  • The Small Batch Baker
  • Old Country Baking for Modern Times
  • Muffin Sandwiches with Mix and Match Toppings
  • Flour Power: Mastering the Art of Baking
  • Sugar and Spice: A Baking Adventure
  • Oven Odyssey: A Journey through Baking Land
  • Butter and Beyond: Essential Baking Recipes
  • The Whisk Almanac: Seasons in the Baking Kitchen
  • Dough Dreamscapes: Exploring the World of Baking
  • The Pastry Pilgrimage: A Baker’s Chronicle
  • Baking Magic: Confections from the Heart
  • Kneading Know-How: A Comprehensive Guide to Baking
  • The Baker’s Blueprint: Architecting Edible Masterpieces
  • Batter and Bake: Sweet and Savory Classics
  • Rise & Shine: Inspiring Ideas for Bakers
  • The Sweet Life: The Baker’s Journey
  • The Secret of Sweets: Mastering Baking Basics
  • Sugarcoat It: The Art of Baking Desserts
  • Rolling Pin Chronicles: A Baking Adventure
  • From Scones to Soufflés: A Baking Journey
  • Bread and Beyond: A Baker’s Story
  • Bake Believe: Dreamy Delights from the Oven
  • Baking Bliss: Hearty and Wholesome Creations
  • Dusted & Delicious: The World of Home Baking
  • Flavors in Flour: A Trip to Baking Paradise
  • Golden Crust: The Joys of Baking Bread
  • Baking Wonders: From Baguettes to Brioche
  • Whisked Away: Worldly Baking at Home
  • Crumbs of Wisdom: Secrets from a Baker’s Kitchen
  • Baking Unleashed: From Muffins to Meringues

Family Cookbook Title Ideas

  • Healthy Start: Breakfasts that Dads and the Kids Will Love
  • Cooking While Pregnant. Meals that Nurture Your Little Ones.
  • Mastering The Family Picnic without the Stress
  • Ready-Serve Sandwiches that Aren’t Boring
  • Meals-O-Plenty: Meals for All Sorts of Situations
  • Encouraging Kids to Cook in The Kitchen
  • American Comfort Food for the 21st Century Family
  • Daddy’s Comfort Food For Weekends
  • Top Secret Recipes of Super Moms Around the World
  • Second Shift Cooking: How to Make Memorable Meals after Work
  • Meal Prep Mania: How to Prepare Foods in Advance For Your Growing Family
  • Timeless Freezer Foods That Last for Months
  • Never Eat Out Again. Great Meals for Real Families.
  • Dinner in a Pinch. Food You Can Make on the Fly.
  • Family Feast: Recipes Passed Down Through Generations
  • The Homestead Table: Our Family’s Culinary Journey
  • Around Our Table: A Family Cooking Legacy
  • The Hearthstone: Heartwarming Family Recipes
  • Legacy on a Plate: A Family Cookbook
  • From Our Hearth to Yours: Family Favorites
  • The Kinfolk Kitchen: Heirloom Recipes and Memories
  • The Family Pantry: Recipes for Every Generation
  • Tales from Our Table: A Family Cookbook
  • Our Family’s Kitchen: Traditional Recipes, Modern Twists
  • Generation Delicious: Food Stories from Our Family to Yours
  • Hand-Me-Down Dishes: Treasured Family Recipes
  • Kitchen Keepsakes: A Family Recipe Collection
  • Timeless Tastes: Our Family’s Culinary Heritage
  • From Grandma’s Kitchen: A Family Culinary Chronicle
  • Heirloom Eats: Our Family’s Culinary Journey
  • Family Forklore: Stories and Recipes from Our Table
  • Feasting Together: The Family Cookbook
  • Traditions on a Plate: A Family Cookbook
  • Culinary Roots: Our Family’s Favorite Dishes
  • Family Food: Time-Tested Recipes for Home Cooking
  • Love and Casseroles: A Cozy Family Cookbook
  • Family Supper: Meals That Bring Us Together
  • The Cozy Kitchen: Comfort Food for Our Family
  • From the Family Oven: Heartwarming Homemade Recipes
  • The Heart of the Home: Family Recipes and Memories
  • Home Sweet Kitchen: A Family’s Legacy in Recipes

General/All Purpose Cookbook Name Ideas

  • Starter Recipes for Couples Just Starting Out
  • The $7 or Less Gourmet Meal Deal
  • Cooking For The Joy of It
  • Home Cooking without a Culinary Degree
  • Stop Eating Out: Restaurant Meals You Can Easily Make at Home
  • Burn Everything? The Simplest and Best Recipes of All Time.
  • California Flavors For Summertime Fun
  • Soups to Savor and Other Good Things
  • Fast Food That Ain’t Bad Food
  • Lazy Day Gourmet: You Don’t Need to Sweat to Make a Great Meal
  • Cooking on the Flat Top: Creative Ideas
  • Fantastic Appetizers for All Occasions
  • Remembering America: The Most Popular Recipes from 1945 – 1965
  • Culinary Canadians: Recipes from the Top Chefs of Our Nation
  • This is Everything: How to Cook Just about Anything
  • Bologna: Sandwiches, Stews, and Salads You Can Make with this Fantastic Meat
  • Stepping Up Your Kitchen Game
  • The Petite Chef with Big Flavor
  • Cookin’ without Culinary School
  • Instagram Worthy Meals Cooked at Home

Recipe Name Ideas

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  • A Dash of Delight: Recipes for Joyful Cooking
  • Palette to Palate: Colorful Recipes for Every Mood
  • Culinary Canvas: Mastering the Art of Home Cooking
  • Global Gastronomy: A World of Recipes
  • Epicurean Encyclopedia: An A-Z of Recipes
  • Kitchen Wanderlust: Recipes from a Traveller’s Notebook
  • Comfort Cuisine: Heartwarming Recipes for Every Table
  • Eats & Treats: A Culinary Celebration
  • Food for the Soul: Inspiring Recipes for Everyday Life
  • Vivid Vegan: Fresh and Colorful Plant-Based Recipes
  • Seasonal Symphony: Year-Round Recipes for the Local Gourmet
  • The Nostalgic Kitchen: Recipes Inspired by Memories
  • Love in Every Bite: Recipes to Share and Enjoy
  • Edible Elegance: Sophisticated Recipes for Every Occasion
  • Rainbow Recipes: A Burst of Color on Every Plate
  • A Pinch of Adventure: Recipes from the Off-Beaten Track
  • The Garden’s Bounty: Fresh and Flavorful Veggie Recipes
  • Harvest to Hearth: Rustic Recipes for the Home Cook
  • Savory Stories: Recipes and Tales from a Food Lover’s Kitchen
  • The Kitchen Passport: International Recipes for the Home Cook
  • Feast of Flavors: Exciting Recipes from Around the World
  • Deliciously Decadent: Indulgent Recipes for Special Occasions
  • The Weekend Cook: Recipes for Relaxing and Entertaining
  • Timeless Tastes: Recipes to Savor Through the Seasons
  • From Field to Feast: Farm-Fresh Recipes for the Whole Family
  • Scrumptious and Simple: Easy Recipes for Busy People
  • A Touch of Spice: Recipes for Adding Flavor to Your Meals

Dessert Cookbook Names

  • Decadent Delights: A Dessert Lover’s Guide
  • Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: Exploring Sweet Creations
  • Dreamy Desserts: From Cookies to Cakes
  • Tempting Treats: Adventures in Baking
  • Sweets from Scratch: Homemade Desserts for Every Craving
  • Whisked Away: A Journey through Dessert Recipes
  • Heavenly Bites: The Dessert Cookbook
  • Indulgence: The Art of Fine Desserts
  • Sinful Sweets: Confections and Decadent Delights
  • The Sweet Spot: An Exploration of Desserts
  • Pastries and Puddings: A Dessert Diary
  • Cocoa & Cream: The Ultimate Dessert Book
  • Just Desserts: Sweet Recipes for All Occasions
  • Golden Whisk: Classic Dessert Recipes
  • After Dinner Delights: A Dessert Cookbook
  • Choco-lot: Chocolate Desserts for Every Mood
  • Bake My Day: A Dessert Love Affair
  • The Sweet Life: Delectable Dessert Recipes
  • Sweet Tooth: A Cookbook for Dessert Lovers
  • Frosted & Fabulous: The Art of Pastry Making
  • Crumbs of Comfort: Heartwarming Desserts for Every Table
  • Pie in the Sky: Heavenly Desserts for Every Taste
  • Sweet Surrender: The Dessert Encyclopedia
  • From Velvet to Victory: A Dessert Journey
  • The Last Course: Unforgettable Dessert Recipes
  • The Sugarplum Collection: Exquisite Dessert Creations
  • Desserts Unleashed: From Soufflés to Strudels

Funny Cookbook Names

  • Eat Your Feelings: Comfort Food for Every Crisis
  • Fork It: Recipes for When You Just Don’t Care Anymore
  • Burn After Reading: The Cookbook for Kitchen Failures
  • Fifty Shades of Gravy: A Love Story in the Kitchen
  • How to Impress Your Mother-in-Law: Recipes for the Nervous Cook
  • Turnip the Beet: Silly Recipes for Serious Eaters
  • Dining Solo: The Art of Cooking for One and Eating All
  • Help! My Dinner Is Burning: An Emergency Cookbook
  • Thyme Travel: A Culinary Journey across History
  • Gour-maybe: Fine Dining for the Reluctant Chef
  • Eats, Shoots, and Peas: The Vegetable Lover’s Guide
  • Your Buns Are Toast: A Guide to Baking Bread and Pastries
  • The Joy of Not Cooking: Recipes for the Culinary-Challenged
  • Game of Scones: Baking in the Seven Kingdoms
  • Beat It: An Egg Lover’s Cookbook
  • Grill and Bear It: BBQ Recipes for the Brave
  • Lettuce Alone: Salad Recipes for Introverts
  • Cooking with Wine: Sometimes I Even Add It to the Food
  • Hummus Where the Heart Is: An Unserious Guide to Middle Eastern Food
  • Eat, Pray, Loaf: The Bread Baker’s Spiritual Journey
  • The Walking Bread: Apocalypse-Ready Baking Recipes
  • The Stew Abides: Hearty Recipes for Soup Lovers
  • Dude, Where’s My Casserole? Home Cooking Made Simple
  • When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Bars
  • Steak Out: Carnivore’s Culinary Crimes
  • The Soufflé Also Rises: The Up and Downs of French Cooking
  • The Grape Gatsby: A Tale of Cooking with Wine

We hope this post has given you inspiration for the title of your next cookbook, no matter food concept you’ve got in mind.

Cooking Up a Name that Sells

There are a couple recommended guidelines that apply to creators that hope to sell a lot of copies of their cookbook. The primary tip is to make a niche cookbook that speaks directly to a specific market.

A good example of this is Daniel Walker’s Against All Grains that shares grain-free recipes for people with specific diets. This may seem like a narrow topic, but Walker’s publisher had a reported 200,000 copies produced in anticipation of the hit book. If you have an angle for your cooking guide that isn’t available anywhere else, it can bolster sales.

One common approach to identifying a unique cookbook idea is to draw from personal experience. Did you grow up in a rural or unique area of the country with unique recipes? Have you traveled and discovered flavors that aren’t popular in the United States? Did your grandmother have a pie recipe that’s to die for? Do you have any dietary restrictions or food groups you can’t eat? These can all server as inspiration for the next great cookbook.

Remember, you don’t need to be a globally recognized chef these days to produce a hardcover book with professional-level photography. Anyone with the desire and a unique book idea can create a high-quality publication thanks to print on demand and technology advances.

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