Must-Have Cookbooks for each Enneagram Type

We’ve put together a list of Must-Have Cookbooks for each Enneagram Type.  If you’re looking to add a little flavor to your kitchen, or spice up dinner time (or dessert), we’ve curated cookbooks you must-have in your collection.  

You know what’s fun? The uniqueness of each Enneagram type, and it’s not hard to find cookbooks that each type would be drawn to. Whether you’re drawn to fun flavors exploring all the plated possibility or it’s more about pleasing the people around your table, we have a cookbook that should speak to you. We made sure to consider what each Enneagram Type enjoys, what motivates each type, and made our suggestions based on the distinctive characteristics that make you gloriously YOU.  

If it’s time to shake things up, (and we all know it is) we’ve put together 36 cookbooks for each Enneagram type that you can explore while we are all at home cooking for our people.  By the way, if you’re looking for things to do at home, we’ve also posted 45 Unique Stay-At-Home Activities by Enneagram Type to check out next. You might just find a few of these cookbook recommendations there as well.

Let’s get started exploring our our must-have Cookbooks for each Enneagram Type.  If you’re ready to jump straight to your number, click on the link below, but make sure to double back and check out the rest of the numbers–they might just make a fun or thoughtful gift that’s quick and easy to ship. 

Enneagram One

The Defined Dish

“Never intimidating, and packed with flavor,” is how Brene Brown describes this cookbook.  And with that kind of endorsement, how could you possibly go wrong? Balanced, healthy, and wholesome, this is the perfect addition to your cookbook collection. 

Once Upon a Chef Cookbook

100 tested and perfected recipes. If you’re looking to change up the norm, grab a new cookbook and put their claim to the test. 

Cook Like a Pro

You’re probably already a pro, so why not align yourself with the Barefoot Contessa in this cookbook that’s trustworthy to bring warm, comforting, and homey meals to your table. 

The New Rules

We know you’re a rule follower–rules keep boundaries and let you know whether you’ve been successful. With this The New Rules cookbook by Milk Street, explore 75 rules and insider secrets of cooking that will simplify and streamline your cooking process while still delivering great food to the table. 

Enneagram Two

Love & Lemons Everyday


Transform boring bland veggie dishes into imaginative and flavorful works of art, all while helping bring healthier eating to your table.  

Nothing Fancy

If you love to gather and feed people, this is a must-have cookbook in your collection. Forbes describes this cookbook at “relaxed, but impressive,” and “people-pleasing.” Get it now and delight in delivering simplified delicious-ness. 

Bread Baking for Beginners

One of our favorite Enneagram 2’s looooooves to bake on her snow days.  She puts all the love she typically would in a work-day into kneading breads, scones, and feel-goodies.  If you haven’t tried your hand at making fresh bread, now’s your chance. 

Magnolia Table

No one does home better than Joanna Gaines of Magnolia, and now, in the same spirit of creating great meals for your family and friends, you can have access to 145 of her newest recipes. 

Enneagram Three

The Perfect Pie

If you’re going to be the best, you ought to know how to make the best pie.  And why not start now while there’s time to perfect your technique? Your family/friends in isolation will thank you. 

5 Ingredients

Who has time for planning, shopping, loading, unpacking, and storing 10,000 groceries? Not you, unless you are a career foodie.  Don’t sacrifice greatness with this cookbook that promises 5 ingredient meals can make incredible combinations. 

The Beauty Chef

You are what you eat, and beauty is more than skin-deep.  Learn the 150 delicious and nutritious meal combos for amazing skin, and a healthy tummy.

Cool Beans


Why blend in when you were born to stand out? No, we aren’t talking about Enneagram 3’s.  After blending in for far too long, this cookbook highlights beans for what they are–all the things we never knew we absolutely need. 

Enneagram Four


Did you think we would put some ordinary cookbook on your list? No way. Not when you can have one of the best cookbooks of the year that no one else knows about yet. Delight in a different culture and experience the stories of Yasmin Khan all while creating cooking masterpieces. 

Where Cooking Begins

Make everything without complicating anything.  Learn six cooking methods to give you the privilege of creating in the kitchen without getting stuck or feeling overwhelmed. 

Beautiful Boards

Food is a work of art, and now snacking can be too.  Grab Beautiful Boards and learn the art of displaying beautiful food.

A Super Upsetting Book about Sandwiches

Sandwiches may be cliche, but they don’t have to be.  Add a unique twist to the classics, and make lunchtime at home a little more creative. 

Enneagram Five

The Gaijin Cookbook

Gaijin is a Japanese term for “outsider.” And yet, Ivan Orkin is a chef who’s food is “so good it makes your eyes explode.” Learn from the master who you might just have something in common with. 

Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Book

It’s a little bit of literature and a little bit of fun all mixed into this cocktail cookbook featuring drink recipes paired with commentary on historical classics. 

Tasty Ultimate

A must-have cookbook for Enneagram type 5’s, with kitchen hacks, master-techniques, and 150 delicious recipes that will make you the expert in the kitchen. 



Explore all the possibilities of veg with this practical guide to vegetables.  Discover new flavors, experiment with textures, all while learning about the farms they come from. 

Enneagram Six

Magnolia Table

No one does the “art of togetherness” better than an Enneagram 6…except maybe Joanna Gaines.  Explore the Gaines family favorites, and while you’re at it, grab your favorites and invite them to dinner. 

Eating Through the
Zombie Apocalypse Cookbook

It’s inventive meal prep at its best. Because when the undead rise, eating will be hard, and doing it successfully will become an art.

True Comfort

Cozy recipes and comfort food are exactly what we all crave, but doing it gluten free and using refined sugar? You don’t have to sacrifice all the cravings for healthier eating anymore.

Everything Is Under Control

Read her story, the highs and lows of adulthood, the falling in love, and the transition to motherhood, all from a dancer and chef out of 4 star kitchens in NYC.  Experience the story while making the recipes. 

Enneagram Seven

From Crook to Cook

It’s the celebrity cookbook you’ve been waiting for. Experience the high-life with Snoop Dogg, and is soul-food favorites along with the cocktail combos you won’t want to miss. 


Travel back in time to explore the kitchens that created the food we know and love today.

Cravings Cookbook

SATISFY THEM ALL.  You know you want to. Grab Cravings by Chrissy Teigan and give your tastebuds something to look forward to at home. 

Tasty Dessert

Satisfy that sugar craving with Tasty’s Dessert Cookbook. Packed with variety and easy-to-follow recipes, you won’t get bored anytime soon. 

Enneagram Eight

Eat What You Want Cookbook

Eat What You Want–because no one puts Baby in the Corner. No deprivation, no “bad foods” list. The only rule? Enjoy your food. Even at home. 

No Crumbs Left

Gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, Whole30 compliant, AND delicious??? Challenge accepted. 

AMA: A Modern Tex-Mex Kitchen

Go big. Go bold, or go home. This award-winning restaurant owner has packed big flavors inspired by influential cuisines around the world. 

Run Fast Cook Fast Eat Slow

Indulge and nourish your gut with recipes from Olympian Shalane Flanagan and Chef Elyse Kopecky. A perfect cookbook for high-energy, no-time, on-the-go Enneagram 8’s. 

Enneagram Nine


Taste all the things. Commit to nothing.  Pull all the things together to create a meal with an aesthetic. There couldn’t be a more perfect cookbook for an Enneagram 9.


How to please a crowd? Grab a cookbook that boasts low stress dinners with endless possibilities.


Revisit all the classics.  If you’re an aspiring baker you’ll want this posh pastry book the New York Times labeled as the “Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019.

Everyday is Saturday Cookbook

Easy cooking every day of the week.  No extra effort. No crazy ingredients you have to buy from an exotic farmer’s market that’s likely to be closed. Just feel good, simple recipes perfect for your people.

We want to know all your favorite cookbooks! Tell us your Enneagram Type and what is a must-have cookbook for your Enneagram type in the comments below. 

Author: Bone+Marrow