Hardcover Cook Fall Cookbook Roundup 2017

A stack of fall cookbooks

A stack of fall cookbooks

Hardcover Cook Fall Cookbook Roundup 2017 

It's Cookbook Season! Here's what I'm excited about this year (In no particular order): 

Istanbul and Beyond by Robyn Eckhardt and David Hagerman

One of the most memorable trips I ever taken was to Turkey, including a few memorable days in its capital, Istanbul. The author is new to me, but any reason to return to Istanbul's fragrant kitchens through its food is a welcome one.

Dinner In an Instant by Melissa Clark

Who better to trust with a guide to pressure cooking than New York Time's own Melissa Clark? She already earned my trust with Dinner, so I'm happy to give myself and my InstantPot over to her and trust I'll be eating well this October. 

Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert's Renegade Life by Emily Kaiser Thelin

It wasn't until writing this that I discovered this book isn't written by Paula Wolfert. I admit, I haven't cooked from any of her books, but her legacy of introducing American kitchens to the flavors of the middle east, Italy, and beyond is profound. This book was recommended to me by ex-Chez Panisse chef Cal Paternell. The book originally released earlier this year as a self-published title and landed with a printer for a re-printing. I look forward to diving in.

AUTENTICO: Cooking Authentic, the Italian Way by Rolando Beramendi

This one is near and dear to my heart, and full disclosure, I work with Rolando at Manicaretti, the company he founded nearly 30 years ago. Rolando has been influencing the American palate for decades, by importing traditional Italian artisanal products and introducing them to the great specialty food stores and restaurants around the country (he's worked with Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Nancy Silverton, Mario Batali, to name just a few.) The book travels into the kitchens and farms where Rolando learned to cook and be "Autentico" and takes you on a journey into the Italian pantry and illustrates traditions and techniques through recipes from many regions of Italy. 

Smitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman

I've been following food blogs for about as long as I've been collecting cookbooks, and Deb's was one of the first I read that remains in regular rotation. I never did get around to cooking from her first book, but I plan to make up for it this time around.

State Bird Provisions by Nicole Krasinski and Stuart Brioza

Their restaurant concept was revolutionary when they opened—fine(ish)-dining, dim sum style. I've been lucky to eat at State Bird Provisions, although I'm still not sure how to classify the food, other than its ridiculously delicious. I can't wait to recreate a few of their dishes at home (I particularly love the Duck Liver Mousse with Almond Biscuit).


Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Ottolenghi earned my trust with Plenty, so anything he writes will find a place on my shelves. I don't tend to cook many sweets, so it'll likely be enjoyed mostly as eye-candy.

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks

Have you recently tried to revisit a nostalgic food only to discovers the flavors fall flat? I feel that way about girl scout cookies—they're really just not that good. But BraveTart aims to fix all that. Stella promises to deliver on nostalgia while elevating flavors. I can't wait to make Fig Newtons and Nutter Butters, things I loved as a kid.

Hello! My Name is Tasty by John Gorham and Liz Crain

I ❤️ Portland, largely because of its food scene, and Tasty n Alder is a place I really enjoyed. The menu is homey, hearty, and incorporates influences from around the world, what more could you ask for? 

Plus a few more that I haven't bought yet: 

Bäco: Vivid Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock

Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis

Night + Market by Garrett Snyder and Kris Yenbamroong

The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli

wd~50 by Wylie Dufrense

Juhu Beach Club by Preeti Mistri

Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode