Two of my favorite food bloggers—Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapine—are publishing their first cookbook tomorrow. Called In the Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes from Our Year of Cooking in the Real World, the book is based on their popular blog, Big Girls, Small Kitchen.

Cara and Phoebe are "quarter-life cooks"—aka they're cooks in their 20s who target their recipes to people in my demographic: young folks with small kitchens who are learning to cook on a budget. On the blog, I love how you can search recipes for when you're low on "money, skill, space or time." You can also search by season, main ingredient, occasion and more.

Here's more about the cookbook from BGSK:

In The Small Kitchen is a quirky cross between a food memoir and a beautiful cookbook with delicious recipes and colorful pictures. What’s within its pages (all 300 of them!) chronicles our sophomore year in the “real world,” featuring the recipes and tales behind themed cocktail parties, at-home diner dates, lonely lunches, and all manner of kitchen disasters. There will be over a hundred perfectly tested recipes, including fifty new recipes that have never been featured online.

The cookbook is out tomorrow from William Morrow. Parents: If you're looking for a graduation gift, I think this would be a non-intimidating intro to cooking for young grads! (For more potential grad gifts, see these ideas in BookPage.)

What cookbooks are you recommending lately?

Also in BookPage: Read our May cooking column and browse our Recipe of the Week feature from the blog.

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