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Whether you’re a seasoned cook or are just starting out in the kitchen, you can never go wrong with a cookbook for some extra inspiration behind the stove. And forget about your grandmother’s recipe books — cookbooks are getting as exciting as ever, with everyone from Snoop Dogg to Action Bronson getting into the business.

If you’re looking to spice up your kitchen with some unusual cookbooks, below we’ve carefully picked some of our favorites available online, from munchies tips care of self-proclaimed stoner Action Bronson to some of the best Italian recipes inspired by The Sopranos‘ family restaurant.

What’s more, the cookbooks below start at under 20 bucks, so you’ll be able to refresh your recipes at a bargain.

Scroll on to view all of our favorite cookbooks.

Action Bronson, Stoned Beyond Belief

Stoned Beyond

Action Bronson


Filled with photos and illustrations, Action Bronson’s Stoned Beyond Belief is more than just a cookbook. It’s a love-letter to pot and includes everything from in-depth botanical analyses of the plant to over 35 recipes to satisfy your munchies.

Snoop Dogg, From Crook to Cook

From Crook To Cook

Snoop Dogg


Inspired by his cooking show with Martha Stewart, Snoop Doog’s first-ever cookbook includes a new spin on staples such as mac’n’cheese and fried bologna sandwiches (which we’ve actually tried for Thanksgiving last year), along with cocktail recipes including (of course) gin & juice.

Artie Bucco Et. Al, The Sopranos Family Cookbook

The Sopranos Family Cookbook

Artie Bucco Et al


This one is for all of The Sopranos aficionados. First released in 2002, this cookbook includes some of the best Italian recipes out of Nuovo Vesuvio, the show’s family restaurant. From arancini and baccalà to pasta e fagioli and zabaglione, these recipes will bring a touch of Napolitanean flair to your kitchen.

Leah Vandervelt, The CBD Kitchen

The CBD Kitchen: Over 50 Plant-Based Recipes for Tonics, Easy Meals, Treats & Skincare

Leah Vandervelt


With the whole CBD craze going on right now, it’s not that surprising that Leah Vandervelt decided to release a cookbook of CBD-infused recipes. Her book The CBD Kitchen contains easy recipes such as desserts and light meals, along with cocktails and DIY face masks and moisturizers.

Guy Fieri, Guy on Fire

Guy on Fire

Guy Fieri


As summer’s in full effect, it was only right to include a cookbook on grilling and outdoor cooking. Brought to you by none other than Guy Fieri, this volume will get your grill going, with fail-safe dishes including fried chicken, chorizo and polenta casserole, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

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