What New Cookbooks Are You Enjoying?
And chime in with as any classic favorites, too
It’s been a pretty hectic month with lots going on. Consequently, I haven’t had much time to do much cooking and baking, which has been especially challenging since a few of the new cookbooks (above) that have recently come out have been sitting on my kitchen table, bookmarked with recipes that I’m excited to try.
So I thought maybe we could have an open forum here, and let’s discuss:
What cookbooks have you been excited about lately?
I love the variety of cookbooks out there and the ones above I’ve found particularly enticing. But I’m interesting in hearing about what cookbooks interest you.
(I also love Smitten Kitchen Keepers, not shown because I’ve already shared a recipe from it, and just got the double volume The New French Wine, which I’m hoping will educate me more on French wine.)
And—I’d also love to know: What are your favorite cookbooks of all-time? (And why.)
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I have happily spent the last few weeks going through my books to make some choices for this thread. The lists got so long, I had to pick just a few. Older favorites include culinary royalty Julia, James and Jacques. I have all their books and still use them. Oddities include celebrity authors Bobby Seale, Zane Grey, Liberace and Vincent Price. New favorites include Samin Nosrat, Donna Hay, and the Food52 Genius series. My newest books are Love Japan and Ever-Green Vietnamese. Ten Speed provided me with free copies of these books; the opinions are my own. They are both fantastic and challenge a home cook with new ingredients and methods. We have loved everything I’ve cooked from these since I got them, but especially the Pork Chops with Teriyaki-Bacon Jam from Love Japan. One last must-have is my full set of the Time-Life Good Cook series. I reread them every couple years and always learn something new.
Old books: The Looneyspoons Collection by Janet & Greta Podellski and Yum & Yummer by Greta Podelski. The recipes are delicious, healthy and easy to follow. I go back to these books often. I also love David's My Paris Kitchen.
My other favourite recipes, which have not been published as a book (as far as I know) are from the recipes David posts online. I go back to them over and over again (corn, basil, tomato salad; Idiot Chocolate cake; blueberry buckle with lemon syrup, etc.). Maybe David would consider a Favourite Recipes Collection for a book.