What to look for this Cookbooktober 2018June 13, 2018 by Jenny
Besides my family, cookbooks are my life. My days are filled with reviewing, reading, cooking from, and thinking about cookbooks. I’m sure many of you can relate. If I am not paging through a book, I’m researching what the future holds for cookbook devotees.
My 2018 Preview Post is an extensive compilation
of cookbook releases by month. If a book is on that list – it
appeals to me, or I feel it will appeal to a great many of you. I
frequently update this massive listing and also share monthly preview
articles to keep you are members in the loop.
Today, I wanted to share a breakdown of major releases for the second half of 2018. This was a very hard list to pare down as I am looking forward so many new books. If you are new to Eat Your Books, please use the code FBJUNE18 when you sign up to check us out with a free 45 day Premium membership. We are sure you will want to hang around.
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Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Italian Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone by Marc Vetri and David Joachim promises to be a revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have. (August)
Rose’s Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with
More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum is an
ultimate collection of no-fuss recipes everyone should know. Rose
guides you through every recipe with a streamlined, simplified
approach and more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos.
Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China’s Yunnan Province by Georgina Freedman is a title I am so excited about. Each chapter here covers a different area featuring its cardinal recipes such as Tibetan momo dumplings, Dai cucumber salad with peanuts, the famed “crossing-the-bridge” noodles of Kunming, Eastern-style fried rice with ham, potatoes, and peas, and roasted eggplant salad from near the Burmese border. (September)
Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen is the celebrity’s new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly. And it will have you hungry for more. (September)
The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck is a comprehensive collection of German recipes – from authentic traditional dishes to contemporary cuisine. Germany is made up of a series of distinct regional culinary cultures. From Hamburg on the north coast to Munich in the Alpine south, and from Frankfurt in the west to Berlin in the east, Germany’s cities and farmland yield a remarkable variety of ingredients and influences. This authoritative book showcases this diversity, with 500 recipes including both beloved traditional cuisine and contemporary dishes representing the new direction of German cooking – from snacks to desserts, meat, poultry, and fish, to potatoes, dumplings, and noodles. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (September)
The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East by Salma Hage shares more than 135 home-cooking recipes exploring the regional diversity of Middle Eastern cuisine by sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, the book features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of ingredients.Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (September)
Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi’s is scheduled for release in September of 2018. This title will share 120 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and favour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. (September) (US release in October)
Time: A Year and a Day in the Kitchen by Gill Meller is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Gather. In it Gill distills the essence of his approach to food and cooking – time spent in the kitchen, with good ingredients, makes for the best possible way of life. Morning, daytime and night – these are the touchstones of our days, and days are the markers of our years. (September)
Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen is another must-have from Julia featuring recipes to bring us around the table.
Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan invites readers into the beloved author’s kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-glazed salmon to Lemon goop. What makes a “Dorie recipe”? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannellini beans in cod en papillote. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers’ market, or pantry. (October)
In their first major book since the spectacular Zahav, Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people – the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. (October)
A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair by Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske and Alison Roman is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide – Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs’ passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes – many of which are ideal for creative home cooks – and are full of their distinctive wit and personality. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott delivers satisfying, mainly one-dish meals from the author of Art of the Pie. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there’s no time to cook, this practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren’t looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family. (October) EYBD Book.
The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking – modern and traditional, sweet and savory – with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats. No other book on Nordic baking is as comprehensive and informative. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (October)
Estela by Ignacio Mattos shares the dishes that make dining at the New York hot spot a true experience. In April, I dined there with Jane and another friend and it was truly one of the best meals of my life. Mattos is a master. (October)
Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay brings us one of her most beautiful books yet with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I’ve had a peek at the digital version of this book and it is jaw-droppingly stunning.
The Noma Guide to Fermentation by René Redzepi and David Zilber will show readers how to build their own pantry of ferments, including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-fermented vegetables, and black fruits. This title will include approachable instructions and supporting photographs that will demonstrate the steps to re-create each of Noma’s innovative flavors at home, as well as thoughtful suggestions for how cooks can use these new ingredients that will elevate their everyday cooking to a whole new level.
Searing Inspiration: Fast, Adaptable Entrées and Fresh Pan Sauces by Susan Volland explains how to skillfully wield a hot skillet to sear entrees, then shows how quickly a fresh, easy sauce can be made in that same hot pan. In more than sixty enticing recipes that cover seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, tofu, and eggs, Volland invites home cooks to adapt her recipes for taste, diet, and ingredient availability. (November) EYBD Book.
Other July – December titles that are must haves include:
- Honey & Co.: At Home: Middle Eastern Recipes from Our Kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich
The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic by Eric Greenspan
- Southern Baked by Amanda Wilbanks – EYB Digital title.
- Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, Stems, and Other Odds and Ends into 80 Scrumptious, Surprising Recipes by Lindsay-Jean Hard – this year is the year of less waste and so looking forward to this title from my friend at Food52
- One Pot Comfort: Make Everyday Meals in One Pot, Pan or Appliance (The Blue Jean Chef) by Meredith Laurence
by Ashley Rodriguez – Ashley’s first book is beautiful and I am so looking forward to her second offering
- Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors by Ryan Angulo and Doug Crowell
- All About Cake by Christina Tosi
- Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson
Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking by Claire Tansey
- Food of Northern Thailand by Austin Bush
- The Casa Mono Cookbook: Spanish Recipes from the New York Classic Restaurant by Andy Nusser, Anthony Sasso and Jim Webster
- Bestia: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L. A. by Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis and Lesley Suter
- Comfort in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Classic Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® by Melissa Clark
- Carla Hall’s Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration by Carla Hall
- Emily: The Cookbook: Pizza, Burgers, and More by Emily Hyland and Matt Hyland
Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories by Naz Deravian
- Smith & DELI-cious: A Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse
- Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast by Christopher Kimball
- Baladi: Recipes from Palestine – A Culinary Journey from the Land to the Sea by Joudie Kalla
- Home Made Christmas by Yvette van Boven – yes! I love all her books
- The Modern Italian Cook by Joe Trivelli
- The Staub Cookbook: Modern Recipes for Classic Cast Iron by Staub
- Atoosa’s Persian Kitchen by Atoosa Sepehr
- Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake by Kristen Miglore
- Seattle Cooks by Julien Perry – – absolutely stunning book – as are all the Cooks and Eats series by Figure 1 EYBD Book.
- The Bread Collection: Recipes for Baking Artisan Bread at Home by Brian Hart Hoffman
- Vancouver Eats: Signature Recipes from the City’s Best Restaurants by Joanne Sasvari EYBD Book.
- Earth to Table Every Day by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann
- Waste Not: How To Get The Most From Your Food by James Beard Foundation
- Just a French Guy Cooking by Alexis Gabriel Ainouz EYBD Book.
- SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the Modern Middle East by Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf
Which titles are you looking forward to?
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- dlduncan11 on Jenny’s Best Books of 2022 and Cookbook Gift Guide with Giveaway
- dataentrytard on The Tomte Cake and Giveaway
- jezpurr on Trap Kitchen Mac N All Over the World: Quick Bites – Cookbook Giveaway
- BrandiRae on Jenny’s Best Books of 2022 and Cookbook Gift Guide with Giveaway