• The Kitchen Stories Cookbook

    If you’re looking for inspiration for quick, versatile dinners during the week, this is the cookbook for you. Whether it's a grilled take on chicken piccata, satisfying spinach and black bean quesadillas, or super simple 5-ingredient dinners, our recipes set any level of home cook up for success thanks to step-by-step instructions, photos, and illustrated guides.


    Our first cookbook was released internationally in March 2021 in cooperation with Prestel and contains some of the most popular recipes from our app, plus plenty of exciting new creations. We’ve also dedicated a chapter to the foundations of cooking with tips that will guarantee you have all the know-how needed to succeed, because after all: Anyone can cook—you just have to know how.


  • What's Inside

    Our favourite recipes for every day.

    We’ve dedicated the book to the one meal that often challenges us most. Even for us as chefs and food editors, dinner can be tough with so many criteria at play. We look for speed and simplicity, but also want to maximize flavor and keep things interesting. That’s why not a single recipe in our cookbook takes longer than 60 minutes from start to finish—including cooking and baking time. As those familiar with our app know and love, all of our recipes feature step-by-step photos, making them even more foolproof.



    In total, Anyone Can Cook features six chapters covering basic techniques for you to practice and perfect, our list of important utensils and ingredients every kitchen needs, and 70 inspiring and approachable recipes for your dinner table.


    Our recipes are divided into the following chapters:


    Soups & Salads, Vegetarian & Vegan, Pasta & Noodles, Meaty Mains, Out of the Oven


  • A Sneak Peek

  • Love Letters From Our Community:


    “Delicious! This was the first thing I’ve made from this app, I was nervous as to how it would go (as a beginner), but my whole family loved it! Definitely will make it again! ”

    (Phoebe Frank)

    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “I made it myself and I love it! It tastes amazing! 10/10 would recommend!”

    (Timothy Avedikian)

    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “Omg this dish made me wanna die. It’s like heaven. Am I in heaven now? I don’t know. Another great recipe. You guys are awesome.”

    (Beryl Lian)


    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever cooked. So many flavors, so balanced, so good.”

    (Danny McVey)

    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “This was insanely delicious. Super simple to throw together and packed with flavor. I want to make this every week!”

    (Darren Sharp)

    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “This recipe is a keeper! In fact, I believe it to be one of the “best” recipes given its simple preparation. Chicken was moist & very tasty. I would serve this meal to any house guest. Thank you!!”

    (Mark Rich)

    Love Letters From Our Community:

    “I never been so proud, crispy on the outside and fluffy inside, this scone is worth with the effort, thank you for the recipe ”

    (Jody Raditya Hanindyawan Handoko)

  • Our Authors


    Meet the team that poured their hearts into developing and testing the recipes for Anyone Can Cook.

    Christian Ruß

    Test Kitchen Manager & Chef

    Julie Myers


    Julia Stephan
    Food Editor

    Kristin Bothor
    Managing Editor

    Ruby Goss
    Food Editor

    Devan Grimsrud
    Managing Editor

    Johanna Reder
    Test Kitchen Manager & Chef

    Lisa Schölzel
    Food Editor

    Xueci Cheng
    Food Editor

  • How To Order

    Local Book Store

    You can buy the cookbook directly at a local Thalia bookstore, or simply order it at the bookstore of your choice using the ISBN number.


    ISBN-10: 3328601600


    Anyone Can Cook is available internationally. Check your local book store or order online.


    Whether for a birthday or Christmas, our cookbook is a great way to gift your loved ones or fill your own wish list with it.

  • About Kitchen Stories


    Kitchen Stories founders Mengting and Verena met in college, where they discovered their shared passion for good food. When it came to cooking, however, their knowledge diverged: one was an experienced home cook, the other a complete beginner. They were inspired by the differences in their cooking experience and moved to Berlin with an idea: to found the first video-based, user-friendly, and design-oriented cooking app.


    In early 2014, Kitchen Stories first appeared on the Apple App Store. Within a few weeks, Kitchen Stories ranked near the top of the "Food & Drink" category in over 150 countries.


    Today, Kitchen Stories is available on several platforms and offers a wide range of recipes, practical cooking tips, and informative and entertaining articles about food and food culture.