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Not a cookbook, per se, but the food book of the year that I've far and away recommended the most is No Meat Required by Alicia Kennedy. It is challenging, thought-provoking, and very compelling. Worth reading no matter one's dietary preferences!
I'm enjoying "Chili Crisp" by James Park. I love cookbooks that inspire me to think in new ways.
I haven't bought many cookbooks in the past couple of years but I splurged this year with a few that I and others here have enjoyed - The Miller's Daughter by Emma Zimmerman, Mooncakes and Milkbread by Kristina Cho, and Jam Bake by Camilla Wynne. There are so many interesting new cookbooks and story tellers that it's hard to resist looking into many more.
A fave cookbook of mine this year (I think..? Maybe last year?) Is 'Spiced' from America's Test Kitchen.
I've loved their content for a longtime, and even my pastry chef fiancé still uses a magazine, 100 holiday cookies, that I grabbed years back
My favorite new cookbook of the year is Learning Korean by Peter Serpico. It's all about Korean home cooking and he's adapted the recipes to the typical American kitchen.
I was raised in taiwan and attended tapei American school - the food at the various stalls was amazing.. best place to get Chinese street food was at the Night Market!
This year I am gifting “Invitation to a Banquet: the story of Chinese food” by Fuchsia Dunlop to my sister and just finished reading “Sourdough Baking: A Treatise” by Thomas Teffri-Chambelland - a great reference book for sourdough!
Two of the newer books I’m really looking forward to diving into are Dark Rye and Honey Cake, a Belgian baking book by Regula Ysewijn, and Sohla El-Waylly’s Start Here.
I'm looking forward to reading these. Thank you A!
I'm looking forward to trying "Still We Rise," "Ever Green Vietnamese," and "Start Here."
I'm loving Kung Food by Jon Kung, Start Here by Sohla El-Wally and Bake Smart by Samantha Seneviratne.
I haven’t bought any cookbooks this year but on my wishlist is one that comes out later this month that I’ve been excited for- Nancy Silvertons The Cookie that changed my life. I love her bread book from a zillion years ago so I’m sure this book will have lots of winner recipes in it too
Yogurt & Whey (Homa Dashtaki)was a delight. I read it like a novel - such fun, and very funny. It's completely changed how I look at making and using yogurt. The Art of the Pie (Kate McDermott) was a life-changer; my crusts are sooo much better after reading Kate's wise words, and tachycardia is no longer a concern. And of course Maurizio Leo's The Perfect Loaf is now well-worn and much-loved. Thanks for pointing these books out to us, Andrew. And Happy Thanksgiving to all!
These both sound wonderful. I LOVE the cover of Polish'd. Two books I've been enjoying this fall are Portico, by Leah Koenig; and The Global Pantry, by Ann Taylor Pittman and Scott Mowbray. I already have at least three books on Roman cuisine, so was slightly reluctant to buy yet another, but Leah's book is so beautifully researched and written, and the recipes I've tried so far are great. I freelanced for Ann and Scott when they were at Cooking Light, so I knew the recipes would be well-tested and well-written. They are also clever and intuitive and really showcase the world of pantry products and how to put them to good use.