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The Best Costco Section That Home Cooks Should Pay More Attention To

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If you're a regular Costco shopper, chances are you're not just wandering around looking for great finds. No, you have a list and you know (almost all the time), exactly where to find the items on it. But here's the thing about this approach: You might be missing an entire section that you really should be visiting.

On a recent trip to Costco, we discovered our favorite new section that you're probably overlooking (we know we were!). Turns out, there's a good selection of cookbooks to gift yourself or to gift someone else — and the prices are often less expensive than Amazon's! Here are a few titles we're eyeing.

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1. The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, $30

This is a seriously geeky book for serious science nerds. It also won awards from two of the most important food organizations: James Beard and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

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2. Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen, $18

We heart Chrissy Teigen for her unabashedly ballsy recipes (and Instagram feed). Trust us — you're going to want to buy Hungry for More for her killer pad Thai carbonara, at the very least.

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3. Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, $20

Part memoir, part cookbook, Reese's new book might turn you into a Southerner-at-heart.

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4. Delish: Eat Like Every Day's the Weekend by Joanna Saltz and the editors at Delish, $18

The first cookbook from Delish.com is filled with recipes that you'll want to make immediately. We're looking at you, Nutella-filled cookies.

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5. Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines, $17

Probably the closest you'll ever get to eating at Joanna Gaine's oh-so-chic farmhouse table. Want to know where to start? Here are eight recipes you should definitely make.

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6. Cook Like a Pro by Ina Garten, $20

Any cookbook from Ina is a no-brainer, but we think this is the most Ina of all of Ina's cookbooks. It's full of tips for home cooks who want to up their game, and it has Ina's method for perfect scrambled eggs.

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