Beranbaum, Rose Levy. The Baking Bible. Houghton Harcourt. Nov. 2014. 576p. ISBN 9781118338612. $40. BAKING
Twice winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals Cookbook of the Year and the James Beard Award, Beranbaum is your go-to author for baking; her first book, The Cake Bible, is in its 47th printing. Here’s a comprehensive guide on baking cakes, tarts, cookies, bread, and more, ranging from Gooseberry Crisp to Mango Bango Cheesecake. With a 45,000-copy first printing.
Goldman, Duff. Duff Bakes. Morrow Cookbooks. Nov. 2014. 304p. ISBN 9780062349804. $27.50. BAKING
You’ve got to admire a guy who not only bakes (Goldman starred in Food Network’s Ace of Cakes for ten seasons and is now owner of Charm City Cakes and Duff’s Cake Mix) but is also a sculptor, artist, and bass player in an indie instrumental band. Here he offers 100 recipes for homey favorites from bacon jalapeño biscuits and banana bourbon cream pie to his special remake of Twinkies. With a 75,000-copy first printing.
Samuelsson, Marcus. Marcus Off Duty: The Recipes I Cook at Home. Rux Martin: Houghton Harcourt. Nov. 2014. 336p. ISBN 9780470940587. $35. COOKING
In his first cookbook since his multi-award-winning and New York Times best seller Yes, Chef, the former executive chef and co-owner of New York’s Restaurant Aquavit, who now holds forth at Harlem’s Red Rooster offers multicultural dishes aimed squarely at the home cook. With a 50,000-copy first printing.