Before we go any further, congratulations to Bernice, who won the cookie box!
There are so many fantastic books available this holiday season. Whether shopping for your family, or yourself, tis the season for new publications. Here are a few I highly recommend.
In the Charcuterie. Boetticher and Miller. Beautiful book with excellent instructions and impressive recipes.
Pati’s Mexican Kitchen. Pati Jinich. I reach for this book all the time and it never disappoints. Pati’s recipes are approachable, delicious and inventive. I’ve written about it in detail here.
The Heart of the Plate. Mollie Katzen. I adore this book. It’s full of sensational, flavorful vegetarian recipes. It’s really pretty, with Mollie’s marvelous illustrations interspersed with the photographs.
Vegetable Literacy. Deborah Madison. A completely novel way of organizing a cookbook, this ode to the vegetable is presented by botanical genus. My inner gardening nerd loves the thoughtful pairings of foods within botanical families. The recipes are inviting, delicious and make the vegetables shine. This is one of the most beautiful cookbooks I own.
The Glorious Vegetables of Italy. Domenica Marchetti. A book chock full of Italian vegetable love. The eggplant meatballs are amazing.
Charcuterie, the new edition! Michael Ruhlman. Everything you loved about the first edition, with a few Italian touches.
Duck, Duck, Goose. Hank Shaw. Get duck and goose into the regular rotation at your house. It’s so nice to see this sensible take on cooking these foods. You’ll love Hank’s warm and inviting tone and his easy to follow recipes.
Put ‘Em Up Fruit. Sherri Brooks Vinton. More from this fabulous preserver, this time it’s fruit in her sights and she tells you how to make the most of what’s in season.
Soup and Bread Cookbook. Beatrice Ojakangas. Soup. Bread. Really, do you need to know anything else?
One Good Dish. David Tanis. I just got this book and I can’t put it down. I already know I’m going to cook every single recipe in it. And the photography is breathtaking.
Homemade Summer and Homemade Winter. Yvette van Boven. Yvette does it all. Recipes, photography, whimsical styling. These are two spectacular books filled with ideas for preserving, entertaining and enjoying life.
Saving the Season. Kevin West. Tumble into this book, lovely recipes, reminiscences, literary passages and charming photographs, cook from it and tuck into your favorite chair to revel in the writing. Kevin’s put together a comprehensive look at home preserving, organizing it all by the season. His recipes are inviting, inventive and straightforward, all small batches, easy to manage.
finally… The Kinfolk Table. Just for gazing at the sheer beauty and perfection. This is one seriously aspirational book.
Oh, and did I mention? All of these books are available in my Amazon shop.
Have you read any great cookbooks lately? What’s on the top of your wish list? Leave me a comment before Friday, December 6. I will randomly select three winners – one will receive Heart of the Plate, another will receive Put ‘Em Up Fruit, and the other will receive Duck, Duck Goose. In plenty of time for gifting. Or keeping.