Writing cookbooks has been an amazing adventure. Since publishing, Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons, my publishers have sent me their many beautiful paleo cookbooks to review. There are so many, but today I thought I’d share my top favorites from recent releases (or soon to be released) cookbooks.(By the way, you can buy my cookbook, or the below titles at many bookstores or through my partner links for Amazon)

Sarah Fragoso from the popular paleo blog, Everydaypaleo.com, has a new cookbook, Italian Cuisine: Authentic Recipes Made Gluten-free. This cookbook is part recipes, part travel log. You follow her family through their trip to Italy as Sarah writes about the food adventures (and misadventures) they had. And, of course, delightful, grain-free Italian recipes are a big portion of the book (which is so much more than simply pasta dishes – though she includes some grain-free pasta dishes too!).

Paleo Happy Hour ( available for pre-order) is a fun cookbook full of appetizers, small plate recipes, plus 21 natural cocktails. When I first got this cookbook, it didn’t appeal to me as much as some of the others, but I realized that was because we aren’t hosting many parties. When I went back through the cookbook thinking about hosting parties, I realized that this cookbook could be very helpful. This cookbook is unique, and while perhaps not as relevant to a young family in survival mode, it would make a wonderful cookbook for those hosting casual get-togethers and full-blown parties often.

Now on to my top two favorite cookbooks!

First Kelly, from TheSpunkyCoconut.com, has written a beautiful book titled, The Paleo Chocolate Lovers Cookbook (also available for pre-order). I am currently 80% grain-free, and I adore chocolate, so this book was pretty darn exciting to get. This is the perfect cookbook for chocolate lovers, paleo or not. Unfortunately my egg intolerance knocks out some of these recipes, but they certainly do look good!

And my top cookbook recommendation? Danielle Walker’s cookbook, Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well and Feel Great is my personal favorite comprehensive paleo cookbook. With over 150 recipes, and covering all meals, this cookbook is a great buy for a well-rounded cookbook. I think this one was my favorite because she cooks food that I like! She has Asian inspired recipes, Italian inspired recipes, lots of kid-friendly recipes, and lots of simple, but delicious recipes. This is a note worthy cookbook for sure!

Anyone else have a favorite paleo cookbooks? 

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of MNN.com. While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.