Epicurious’ picks for top fall cookbooks

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Just over a week ago, Food52 shared their top fall cookbook picks. Now it’s Epicurious’ turn; they’ve just published a list of their top 30 fall cookbooks. It’s easy to spot the future bestsellers as they have made it onto both lists. These top books  include My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl, Nopi: The Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully, and Madhur Jaffrey’s Vegetarian India.

The lists diverge, however, and Epicurious adds several books by well-known names. One pick from an established author is Lidia’s Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Epicurious wonders if this might be Bastianich’s “career capstone cookbook.” Not only does it contain over twice as many recipes as a standard cookbook, in addition to exploring tools, techniques, and Italian culinary terms, it also covers both Italian and Italian American food, a first for a cookbook of this calibre.

Other big names on the Epicurious list are Jacques Pepin (Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen), Nigella Lawson (Feel Good Food), and Emeril Lagasse (Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom From My Life in the Kitchen), and blogger Heidi Swanson (Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel). The list also includes drool-worthy bakery books (including the US release of The Violet Bakery Cookbook) and deep-diving single subject tomes. Do you see anything in the Epicurious list that will end up on your Bookshelf?

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