I feel like I’ve been talking about cookbooks forever here on Eat the Love, but this is my third and final roundup! Part of the reason I’ve had to split my cookbooks up into three different roundups is that sheer amount of awesomeness in all the books that were released this fall. This final roundup quite possible has some of my favorite books from the season.
And to top it all off, I’m giving away FOUR books as well to one lucky reader! Stick around or scroll down to the end of this post to learn how to win Baking Chez Moi by Dorie Greenspan, The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani, Holidazed by Jerry James Stone and Mexico the Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte! [This giveaway is closed!]
Dorie Greenspan is everyone’s best friend. Or least that’s how it feels when you read her cookbooks. Warm, inviting, friendly, when I open up any of her cookbooks I feel like I’m getting a huge hug from her. Her latest Baking Chez Moi is no different. With comforting desserts like Philadelphia blueberry-corn tart, brown butter peach tourte and cherry crumble torte every recipe seems designed to invoke a satisfying sigh, a delightful grin and a happy warm feeling of love. If I had time I’d work my way through every recipe but since I don’t I’ll be content to just earmark the three dozen or so recipes to try out when I have a moment to spare.
I’ve been obsessed with The Pizza Bible by Tony Gemignani ever since I’ve gotten it. With the first 40 pages dedicated to “Pizza Master Class” ranging from descriptions and explanations of ingredients (even brands of flour and tomato products!) to making and working the dough, the book is absolutely thorough in its education. With recipes for pizzas like Mastunicola (a classic of Naples) to global inspired like Greco or Parisian to US regional pizzas from the more popular New Yorker style, to the acclaimed Chicago style to lesser known Detroit Red Top and St. Louis style this book has it all. After getting my baking steel, my partner AJ and I have been making pizza nonstop and this has been my go-to cookbook for various types.
My pal Jerry James Stone of the blog CookingStoned released his Holidazed cocktail cookbook late last year and it was too late for me to include in my 2013 roundup so I’m talking about it now! His festive and fun book features some cheeky cocktails, along with some cheeky language and a few naughty (and nice) photos as well. Recipes for spiced apple toddy, cranberry & rosemary white Christmas sangria and butternut squash bourbon flip all sound perfect for those long exhausting evenings with the dysfunctional family! A short chapter on little nibbly things and treats featuring recipes like martini deviled eggs, pomegranate and lime popsicles and grilled fig salad also means you won’t be short on ideas for what to serve at familyi functions either!
The exhaustively researched and beautifully produced Mexico: the Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte is weighty. And I don’t mean that in a physical sense (though at 700+ pages it certainly is that). I mean it takes on the cuisine of a whole country as diverse as Mexico and tries to capture it in one book. Luckily it seems to succeed with chapters devoted to everything from meat to eggs to sauces to rice and beans. Recipes like short ribs in chili and coffee sauce, fish wrapped in banana leaves and pumpkin empanadas, Mexico: the Cookbook is perfect for those looking to explore Mexican cuisine beyond tacos and guacamole. With clear concise recipe instructions as well details on which region inspired the recipe and preparation/cooking times Mexican food at home seems suddenly easier than I previous thought.
Last year I did the 12 cookies of Christmas where I posted 12 cookie recipes in a row. This year I haven’t posted a single cookie recipe but that’s OK. I have Holiday Cookies, a collection of the prize winning cookie recipes from the Chicago Tribune. With over 100 recipes that ended up finalists in their annual holiday cookie contest, there are more than plenty of cookie recipes to feed Santa. And his helpers. And friends. And family. With cookies like ginger spice delights, hazelnut coffee oatmeal cookies and triple-chocolate walnut cookies, these recipes with short little family stories of how they came about are ones you can make year round not just for the holidays!
When your bread ends up being served at French Laundry, arguably the best restaurant in America, you know it’s good. Kathleen Weber started baking bread and selling it as a side project when her first fine-dining customer ended up being Thomas Keller of The French Laundry. Fast forward 20 years and now she owns Della Fattoria Bread. Her cookbook with the same name as her company is an insight of how she came to become one of the premiere bread bakers in America (according to Bon Appetit, as well as her loyal customers) as well as an instruction manual on understanding the secret language of bread. From recipes on classics like sweet baguettes and pain au levain batard as well as dinner rolls and hambuger buns to breads like aborio rice bread and seeded wheat bread boule, this cookbook is designed for those experienced cooks who have always thought bread baking was an mystery or for the bread baker who wants to expand his/her repertoire.
When I describe the food that Bar Tartine serves my non-food obsessed friends usually look at me like I’m crazy. The food is…interesting sounding. At least that’s what one person said to me. But once you’ve had a taste of their food you understand that it’s one of the most exciting restaurants here in San Francisco. With Eastern European, Japanese and Scandinavian influences, the flavor profiles skew toward bitter, fermented, cured, salty and umami. Half of the Bar Tartine book is dedicated just to culinary techniques for creating components used in the restaurant like pickles, vinegars and syrups. The other half are recipes ranging from soups like black garlic and lentil or chilled beet with coriander and yogurt, shared plates like buckwheat dumplings with parikas sauce and Brussels sprouts with dried tuna and tonnato sauce this is a magical book and a must have for all those who are adventurous in the kitchen.
I was surprised to hear that Dana Cowin, editor-in-chief of Food and Wine magazine was a terrible cook! So it only made sense that she find the best teachers that she could (you know, people like Jacque Pepin, Michael Chiarello and Mario Batali) and had them show her what to do in the kitchen. The end result, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen is like having those chefs in the kitchen with you, giving you tips and tricks on how to make the best food possible. With plenty of side bars and call outs to help you in the kitchen, recipes like chicken stir fry with celery and peanuts (taste the soy sauce before you use it because the older it is, the more concentrated it is), Mexico City shrimp (remove the pan from the stove before the shrimp are done and let the residual carry over heat finish them) and green beans with arugula and lemon pesto (don’t use a super punchy flavored olive oil for the pesto or it’ll overpower the herbs) are now within everyone’s reach. Even the editor-in-chief of one of the most popular food magazines out there!
I’m not sure when I become obsessed with Iceland. Perhaps it was in high school when I started listening to The Sugarcubes but all I know is that the tiny island in Scandinavian has always fascinated me. With the explosion in Nordic cuisine becoming popular (I blame Rene Redzepi of Noma for that one) it was only a matter of time before there was a book released about Icelandic cuisine. The cookbook North by Gunnar Karl Gislason and Jody Eddy fills that niche with aplomb! With stunning photography and fascinating stories interspersed between ambitious dishes like dried trotters, pickled onions and hay-smoked mayonnaise; tea-poached skate, braised kale, shallot puree and skyr; and crispy oats cooked in beer with malt cream this book is pure armchair travel via culinary adventure.
A few years ago I was in New York hanging out with a bunch of food bloggers and I made the mistake of asking them for recommendations on where to go for food. Once I diligently took notes of all the places to check out (I had two days there and I think I would have to eat every two hours to maybe get through a third of the laundry list or recommendations) I noticed that nearly everyone I asked suggested I check out a new bakery that had just opened up in SOHO called Dominique Ansel Bakery. Back then he had not released his creation of the Cronut™ yet. Fast forward a few years and now EVERYONE knows him and his world domination pastry. For those who don’t live in New York or aren’t willing to wait in line for one, his cookbook The Secret Recipes is available. Lest you think the Cronut™ is the only reason to buy the book, there are plenty of awe inspiring recipes in the book, including black and blue pavlovas, chocolate pecan cookies and his DKA (Dominique’s Kouign Amann) which was his signature pastry before his other pastry took over that reign. With each recipe listing difficulty (chocolate pecan cookies are beginner level, the Cronut™ is advanced) as well as the stunning photos in this book, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves baking and want to try their hand at some innovative professional level desserts.
For those who are completely uncomfortable with the idea of baking desserts at all, Jane Hornby is here to rescue you. I’ve been a long time fan of her books (having given her book What to Cook and How to Cook It to friends of mine who haven’t a clue what to do in the kitchen) and her latest What to Bake and How to Bake is fabulous. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, the classic recipes she meticulously details 50 recipes like malted milk chocolate birthday cake, peanut butter cookies and lemon glazed ginger cake. All the recipes seem sound rock solid familiar as well as rock solid in execution and instructions, making this the perfect cookbook for the tentative home baker that doesn’t know where to start.
I know I say this a lot about the books I’ve featured in my roundups but Alexandre Gauthier: Chef, La Grenouillère is NOT like most cookbooks. First off, with its exposed binding and lack of book spine, this book look like an art project more than an everyday cookbook. Secondly the recipes almost seem secondary to the spectacular photography that dominates the book. With over 250 pages of photographs of food, landscape, people and atmospheric environment this is book is a sumptuous photo essay of a leading chef in new French cuisine. Though some of the recipe (listed in the back, ingredients strictly in weight not volume and often requiring specialty kitchen equipment) border on absurdly surreal, you can’t deny the innovative creative vision of Chef Gauthier. This is not the book you pick up to make a casual weeknight dinner. This is the book you pick up to be visually inspired by and to live vicariously through.
I’m going to just come out and say that every single person who loves making their own food should own The Flavor Bible. I’ve long championed the book that shows what flavors combined well with other flavors, so I was excited to hear Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg were releasing a sequel of sorts called The Vegetarian Flavor Bible focusing on vegetarian and vegan ingredients. This isn’t a cookbook in a traditional sense, but rather a reference guide for ingredients developed by interviewing chefs and asking them what their favorite ingredient combinations are. Included this time are also nutritional information for ingredients including protein, carbs and fat percentages. With more specific specialty ingredients listed like various fiddlehead ferns, maca root and Bragg liquid aminos this book is a must have reference for anyone (vegetarian or meat eating) looking to create their own delicious dishes in the kitchen.
I have an utterly hilarious story that tangentially relates to Yigit Pura, winner of the first season of Top Chef Just Desserts but sadly I am not allowed to write about it here on the blog. You’ll just have to ask me in person. That said, I was keenly anticipating his first book Sweet Alchemy, Dessert Magic and it lives up to its name. With chapters focusing on ingredients (eggs, butter, sugar) the recipes are both subtle contemporary twists on classic desserts. Orange-scented waffles with “toffee”; Spring berries and bing cherries macerated in raspberry and red verjus sauce; and lemongrass and ginger ice cream all sound modern yet approachable. Sweet Alchemy is a great contemporary dessert cookbook for those looking for the sophisticated and familiar at the same time.
I’m not a huge fan of single subject cookbooks but there’s something about a brownie that makes me want to basically abandon all reasoning and gorge myself. So when Extreme Brownies by Connie Weis arrived on my doorstop I felt like I had to give it a chance, despite the single subject misgivings. Thankfully I did, because I would never have discovered some pretty awesome brownie recipes like her tuxedo brownies (with a layer of marshmallow fluff), her snickering brownies (with layers of nougat, peanut butter caramel and chocolate glaze) and her caramel stuffed sea salt brownies which sound insanely good. Though Connie does rely on a lot of store bought prepared ingredients (peanut butter cups, candied caramels, marshmallow fluff) and I’m more of completely made-from-scratch type of guy I can appreciate the easy approachable way that most people take when it comes to making food. Not everyone is as insane as I am about that sort of thing right?
My friend Michael owns every single issue of Saveur magazine and I’m supremely jealous of his collection. One of my all time favorite food magazines, Saveur is known for their stunning photography, in-depth long form essay stories and authentic recipes from cultures familiar and foreign. And though their new book The New Classics Cookbook doesn’t have as many amazing photos as the magazine nor does it have their signature long form essays, it’s the closest thing to my friend’s collection that I’m going to get. With 1000 recipes ranging from chicken fried steak with sawmill gravy to aloo gobi, lebkuchen, this cookbook is a trip around the world, culinary style. I’m looking forward to the trip!
[THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED]
I’m giving away a copy of Baking Chez Moi, The Pizza Bible, Holidazed and Mexico the Cookbook to one lucky reader! All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what your favorite cookbook was this year! Or, if you didn’t buy any cookbooks this year, tell me what cookbook you WISH you had gotten this year! Did I miss any in my roundups that you love? Did you agree with me and absolutely love one of the books I featured? Let me know and you could win a copy of these four amazing books! The Fine Print
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Baby June says
Wow, so many great cookbooks! As a dessert lover, I have to say I am partial to that cookie cookbook and the “extreme desserts” one….may have to buy some treats for myself! :3
I loved reading/looking through My Paris Kitchen. I’m trying to work up the nerve to try the cassoulet recipe!
My favorite cookbook this year has been Deborah Madison’s “The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.” Her recipe for buttermilk biscuits is phenomenal. My family goes crazy every time I make them. I’ve enjoyed everything that I’ve made using her book. I would recommend it to anyone. It truly is a book for everyone.
My favorite book of the year is still Plemty More. You cannot go wrong with anything Yotam Ottolenghi creates. Even food I thought I hated, I have learned to love. He is truly a master of flavor.
Excited for Peter Reinhardt’s book. I believe I own all of them but that one now.
Nicole B says
Would love the Pizza Bible
I’m loving A Modern Way to Eat, which I recently picked up in London. Hoping for Brock’s Heritage cookbook for Christmas!
Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says
Oh dear, so many cookbooks this year. I loved the Southern Living Community Cookbook cause it was so artsy and doodles were everywhere and I love that. First Prize Pies was also a favorite! I’d LOVE to win these!
My favorite new (to me) cookbook this year is Ottolenghi. These 4 would be a lovely addition!! Thank you for these cookbook roundups – super helpful for making Christmas lists 🙂
Jenny Hartin says
My favorite book Flour + Water Pasta.
Shelle Libberton says
One of the great joys in life, COOKBOOKS!!
Would love Baking Chez Moi -it sounds wonderful!
Jean Arkens says
As a new member and a cookbook lover/afficionado, I am really enjoying this blog. Would love to win some of these topnotch cookbooks.
These all look amazing, I already own Dominique Ansel’s book, it is wonderful.
I’m pretty stinkin’ excited to pour through Mrs Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry!
Gary Bates says
I especially love baking, but would enjoy the other two cookbooks as well.
Letting the reading and cooking begin….where to start first…Thanks for the opportunity to win…jon
Melanie F. says
I am lusting over Dorie’s new book. They all look wonderful, but I’ve got my eye on hers for sure!
Not sure what my favorite was this year, but I definitely have my eye on the new Saveur cookbook!
Linda Mire says
It’s tough for me to pick just one! Dana Cowin’s Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen is great. I loved Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson for the beautiful illustrations. Fresh from the Farm by Susie Middleton was a great read and had great recipes. Skinnytaste by Gina Homolka fits the lifestyle changes I’m making. So many!
Mark Bittman’s The VB6 Cookbook.
J. L-Gat says
My favorite cookbook so far this year is one of Thomas Keller’s cookbooks Bouchon Bakery! I’m really interested about that pizza bible though, I’ve been on a pizza phase lately after making some pizza’s from my previous job where I made a Thai pizza using a housemade sweet chili sauce, Hawaiian pizza with housemade BBQ sauce and smoked kalua pork, and this mushroom pizza featuring Hamakua mushrooms, Kula lavender and truffle cheese.
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine says
My favorite cookbook(s) this year were Choosing Raw and OATrageous Oatmeals!
bren m says
So many great cookbooks out this year! I have the Saveur, Kitchn, and an Indian one from Costco on my list. I am looking forward to the new baking ones!
Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says
I think my favorite cookbook of this year would have to be Yotam Ottolenghi’s “Plenty More.” (And that Mexico cookbook is definitely on my wishlist!)
Sharyl W. says
I just got Chez Moi. Ready to get into it.
Where to start? There has been such a great line up books…all great picks. I am always drawn to the international categories. Mexico, Portugal, and then the Asian books all look wonderful. But then there is A Boat, Whale, Walrus…. Okay I will stop now.
Nicole D. says
My favorite would have to be Baking Chez Moi, which I do not have! Aw, dude, this has to be the best set yet(except that it’s missing the Holiday Cookie book! Thank you!
i adore Dorie Greenspan.
I love Chez Moi. My favorite of the year wasn’t on your list. Sugar Rush!
Hmmm. Favorite is hard to pick. Plenty More was my most anticipated.
Francis Abwa Njie says
The books seem to get better and better! If the contest lasted till tomorrow, I’m sure I’d see Big Fat Duck !!
Di Larson says
I love all your picks for the year! Many are not on my list but NEED to be – like the Iceland cookbook! Meanwhile, my favorite cookbook purchase of the year was an unusual one: The Slanted Door. It just sneaked up on me! I would love to win some of these cookbooks, nearly all of which I don’t have.
My favorite cookbook is Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. I know it’s not new but it is for me.
Mary Ann says
Baking Chez Moi, can’t wait to win it! Thank you.
Deb Meyer says
I just love all Chocolate Desserts! My Buche de Noel was awesome! I’m on a binge right now for tarts! Love your pick of books.
Definately Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry.
Favorite cookbook was Cooking Light’s Lighten Up, America! Picked it up last Christmas on a whim and really enjoyed the recipes we tried and the pictures all over the country. I may have to pick up Baking Chez Moi, it looks beautiful!
I’ve only borrowed it from the library, but my favorite cookbook this year is Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi. Great recipes!
Mrs. L says
I came into possession of so many cookbooks this year (it’s what happens when you’re’ a cookbook junkie) that I decided to narrow it down to cookbooks I cooked from. Then I decided on which cookbook I actually made more than one dish. Hands down the new Ina Garten Make It Ahead.
Leslie Comer says
So many good ones this year. Plenty More is top of my list.
I actually had the opportunity to peruse The Pizza Bible at the library and really, really want a copy! I love making homemade pizza and the ideas and details in the book sparked my interest in the craft that much more. I have my fingers crossed!
Jennifer Miller says
I am (not so secretly) hoping for a copy of Baking Chez Moi. I have so many cookbooks, but I can’t help myself!
Dana Kaiser says
i don’t have any of these books, and now I wish I could get my hands on all of them!
Lynda Herman says
My Paris Kitchen !
Karen Gerber says
I actually loved Marcus Samuelsons new cookbook, Off Duty. ☺️
I loved Flour!
My favorite cookbook I bought this year has to be The New Midwestern Table. Followed closely by Brown Sugar Kitchen.
Jo Anne Kindler says
i love French cookbooks. My favorite this year is My Paris Kitchen. I’d love to receive “Baking Chez Moi,”
Nancy O. says
What a wonderful collection!
Cassie Kifer says
I was just looking at the Amazon bestsellers and new release list to make my holiday wishlist. The Bar Tartine, Mexico Cookbook, and the new Laduree Macaron book were on my list–even though I much prefer Pierre Herme’s French macarons 🙂
I have over 600 cookbooks and about 98% are baking cookbooks. I love to bake!
Rocky Rill says
Dorie Greenspan’s latest book Baking Chez Moi is my new favorite. It’s filled with great recipes and her writing style makes them so approachable. And kudos to Alan Richardson for his stunning photographs and to Karen Tack for her amazing food styling!
Dorie, always Dorie.
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on that Mexico cookbook! These all look great!
edward ang says
Gotta go with a local – Flour + Water. Happy holidays!
I didn’t buy any cookbooks this year. I’ve browsed most of the new cookbooks that have been in the bookstore, especially the dessert and bread baking ones. There are several I have put on my Christmas list. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible and Pizza Bible are on the list.
Chef TonyB says
Well MY absolute favorite cookbook of the year is “The Baking Bible” by Rose Levy Beranbaum, just released. I am so exited to cook every recipe and I already have about 6 or so already scheduled. Rose is the master of technical advise in the kitchen and if you follow her recipes to the “T”, then it is literally impossible not to create a success each time! I am however VERY excited to hear about Dorrie Greenspan’s new cookbook; you are so correct that she is warm, inviting, friendly and open and she started in a SMALL GALLEY kitchen; imaging that!
Hands down Jerusalem by Ottolenghi. His cookbook Plenty More is right up there with it.
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
OMG I am afraid to confess how many cookbooks I purchased this year. You see, I just started the blog this year and although I already had lots of cookbooks I wanted to learn more especially about Italian cooking and the history behind some of the dishes. Some of the cookbooks are used. I wanted to get some of Laurie Colman’s essays as well as Ruth Reichl. I got Extra Virgin as well as La Terra Fortunata featuring stories and recipes from the region where I was born. I could go on at length but I think you get the idea. I read the cookbooks as novels and I truly appreciate them and USE them. Any cookbook I would win would be very appreciated. 🙂
Vicki Ferebee says
My Paris Kitchen is my favorite of the year!
I’m hoping for my favorite Baking Chez Moi, maybe I’ll win it, or maybe someone will gift it to me.
My favorite cookbook this year was plenty more by ottolenghi! But it is very hard to choose!
Oh, so many cookbooks so little time. It is hard to pick a favorite this year but Baking Chez Moi is on my short list.
Lori Woods says
My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz!
Wow! Nice variety it have on my cookbook shelf .. Perhaps the legs will think if me 🙂 and gift them …. Hmmmm
Although I don’t own it yet, Dina Falconi’s Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook is at the top of my list.
My favorite cookbook this year which I always reference too and have made my all-time favorite brownie from is Baked Explorations. I absolutely love Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito and their book is really quite exceptional!
My favorite new cookbook was She Simmers blog, Leela Punyaratabandhu’s Simple Thai Food. She helps Thai food less intimidated to make at home. Great recipes!
I keep wanting to pick up Jerusalem – is that from this year? 🙂
I just don’t buy cookbooks that much because then I’d want to cook stuff that my kids probably won’t like.
I am hoping to receive The Slanted Door. All of the books mentioned look exciting
i was so excited to hear that Dorie Greenspan was coming out with a new book–but I haven’t gotten it yet. This would be the perfect opportunity! Cheers!
First Prize Pies by Allison Kave – yum!
I’m really excited about Yigit’s book. I sampled some of his stuff at the Ferry Building farmer’s market back in May, and I loved his caramels.
Maria Rivera says
There are so many that I want, and I love your reviews. I’m really loving Prune right now. I just recently got it, but I know I’ll be cooking from it a lot.
I haven’t gotten any new cookbooks yet this year, but I’m hoping to get the new America’s Test Kitchen 2015 book. There’s just something about reading the process behind perfecting a recipe that I love.
Oh My! thank you for a chance to try. Am now crossing EVERYTHING I own in hope for a christmas win.
Love Dorie Greenspan. Cooked through “Around My French Table” with “French Friday’s with Dorie” blog. Have purchased a silicon caneles mold. Now need the recipe from “Baking Chez Moi”.
Flour + Water is my favorite this year
I stumbled upon Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook and it has been so fun to cook my way through! The rice pudding has been a repeat offender in my house 😉
Jazmin Lui says
The cookbook that I wish I had is David Lebovitz “My Paris Kitchen” – looks fantastic! But I have always wanted to learn how too cook more Mexican food – all of these cookbooks sound fantastic!
Francine Long says
Smoke & Spice: Cooking With Smoke, the Real Way to Barbecue by
Cheryl Alters Jamison, awesome.
Jill O'Connor says
An embarrassment of riches:) They all sound fantastic.
Kim Porter says
I would like any the books in your round up! I have only one of the books you listed and it is very, very good—Saveur’s The New Classics.
Kim Henrichs says
Honestly, the Mexico: The Cookbook is my most wanted cookbook!!!!
This is a hard one! This year alone so many great cookbooks came out. If I had to name one, or two, or three (lol) I truly loved David’s book, My Paris Kitchen and Aglaia Kremezi’s book, Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts and Dorie’s book, Baking Chez Moi.
I couldn’t treat myself to a new book, but would have loved to have gotten: The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2015 (Best of America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook: The Year’s Best Recipes)Oct 1, 2014 by Editors at America’s Test Kitchen
Top With Cinnamon is on my most-wanted list this Christmas.
Although I am a cookbook addict, my “new” cookbooks are only new to me, so my favorite cookbook of the year is actually an oldie but goodie, Maida Heatter’s New Book of Great Desserts.
Of this year’s crop of new cookbooks, one that I’d love to add to my collection is Sally’s Baking Addiction: Irresistible Cupcakes, Cookies, and Desserts for Your Sweet Tooth Fix.
One of my top cookbooks from this year was the Oh-She-Glows Cookbook. It has lovely recipes that are simple but delicious.
claudia harris says
Nom Nom Paleo is the cookbook I’m most interested in exploring, but I LOVE Dorie Greenspan, and would love to explore more authentic Mexican food after my time at university in Tucson–and pizza variations, always! Thanks for all your good work Irwin. Wishing you and AJ a holiday season filled with light and love, and a new year during which you see all your hard work bear abundant fruit.
Michelle ruiz says
wow I would love to explore all of them 🙂
Shanna @ pineapple and coconut says
All of these books look wonderful! I would need another house just to fit all the cookbooks I want. I think my favorite this year has been Nom Nom Paleo – Food For Humans. I love the layout, the recipes are awesome and so flavorful and I love Michelle’s approach to Paleo. Its not full of paleofied desserts which annoy me, but recipes that aren’t trying to be something else just real good food.
tracey wade says
My new cookbook this year is ‘Every Grain Of Rice’ by Fuchsia Dunlop.
The cookbook that I’d love to win is the ‘Pizza Bible’
Thank you for all of your lovely recipes and cooking inspiration!
I love cookbooks 🙂
Kristin Satterlee says
I didn’t realize they’d put out a vegetarian Flavor Bible! The original is such a great resource.
Matthew Ivan says
I love cooking (I even have a food blog) but am trying to hone my craft and improve my skills. I’m really liking America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook. Great roundup! Just did a Christmas dessert roundup and included this one btw.
My fav is Baking Chez Moi.
Arthur in the Garden! says
I agree with Jennifer. I love Deborah Madison but I am looking forward to read Moi by Dorie Greenspan sometime this winter!
julianne c. says
for me, it’s a toss up between ‘what katie ate’ and ‘seriously delish’. thanks for the giveaway!
Nicole Muse says
Wow, I cannot wait to use our Pujols Kitchen Cookware and make fabulous recipes. The flavors and variety of cookbooks would be enjoyed by so many! Delicious
Tina Hughes says
I would love to have The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. It looks amazing and a good intro to veggie style eating.
Michelle Garstenauer says
Connie Weis does include nade from scratch marshmallow and caramel in her book. She even includes a graham cracker recipe for her s’mores brownies. Thete are variations for thise who don’t wish to tackle those items from scratch or for time constraints. Please give her book a look. It is fabulous!
One just can’t have too many cookbooks. The electronic format just doesn’t equal the good ole paper cookbook.
Kuick is an online food ordering portal, operating in the United Kingdom,
which provides a wide selection of cuisines and dishes in your area.
We use our technology to connect restaurants/takeaways and delivery partners,
so our customers can either pick up their meals in person or get them delivered
to the comfort of their homes. Please visit https://kuick.com