In the Before Times, when we thought about the best cookbooks of the year, we sought inspiring dinner party recipes and fun dishes for a crowd. Thinking about the best cookbooks of 2020—which ones we used the most, which ones kept us from ordering delivery after the millionth night of staying in—was different, of course. We loved our cookbooks more than ever in 2020. Below are the 2020 cookbooks that we loved most of all. So no, this isn’t really dinner party fare, but dinner parties weren’t a thing in 2020 anyway.