Dinner Pies, Easy Vegan, Southern Soups, & More | Cooking Reviews, December 1, 2015


Forty-plus desserts featuring gourmet sea salts, essential Dinner Pies for novice and proficient pie bakers, McDermott’s Southern soup recipes deserve attention, a contemporary Jewish cookbook to tempt many home cooks

Mission Chinese Food, Foster’s Market, the New Sugar & Spice | Cooking Reviews, November 15, 2015


Bowien’s debut cookbook is not to be missed; if you love bakery/cafe cookbooks and easy entertaining, Foster’s cookbook is a must; Seneviratne’s recipes will lure many home cooks; Snyder’s take will satisfy sweet-toothed citrus lovers

Best Books 2015: Cookbooks


Jaffrey, Madhur. Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking. Knopf. ISBN 9781101874868. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781101874875. COOKING Miglore, Kristen. Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change The Way You Cook. Ten Speed: Crown. ISBN 9781607747970. $35; ebk. ISBN 9781607747987. COOKING López-Alt, Kenji. The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science. […]

Family Recipes, Good Cheap Eats, Essential Emeril, Southwestern Cuisine, & More | Cooking Reviews, October 15, 2015


Debuter Adams’s cake recipes are unlike any you’ll find in similar cookbooks; Fisher’s guide to easy, everyday cooking; Lagasse’s latest shares his secrets to success; Webster’s enthusiasm for all things Maple is infectious

Chefs Bittman, Boyle, Elliot, Ottolenghi, Ronnen, & Others | Cooking Reviews, September 15, 2015


Bittman’s unconventional cookbook can help proficient cooks develop ideas, MasterChef Elliot’s hearty, classic dishes, Ottolenghi’s latest will challenge readers, Solomonov writes candidly about personal struggles and professional breakthroughs.

Let Them Build Cake: The Best Resources for Baking and Making Gingerbread Houses and Beyond


It’s time to revive a classic holiday centerpiece: the gingerbread house. This roundup features a range of holiday baking and decorating projects suitable for all ages and skill levels. Supplementary videos and web resources will guide you toward additional recipes and tutorials.

Satisfy Hunger with Clean Eating, Yogurt Culture, Green + Grains | Cooking Reviews, February 15, 2015


An eye-opening Bar Tartine; Yogurt Culture belongs in most all collections; Vetri continues to please with exceptional Italian cuisine; clean eating and lifestyle tips; an accessible take on leafy, grainy dishes.

Master Chefs Paul Bocuse, Jacques Pépin, plus a Debut, Chinatown Faves, & Chocolate Confections | Cooking Reviews, July 2015


Abood’s debut exudes charm and style; recommend Fertig’s latest to bakers who love unconventional recipes; the heart and soul of French chef Pépin; Woodier offers a bargain for knowledge-hungry apple lovers

Trends, Traditions, Tastes: Middle Eastern Cooking | Collection Development, July 2015


Emphasizing recency and broad appeal, this list of materials will meet the practical needs of cooks and provide signposts for readers who’d like to contextualize their Middle Eastern cooking through additional study. The recommended DVDs highlight differences in how foods are prepared and eaten in the Middle East versus the United States and touch on heated debates regarding the origins of popular foods.

Local Eats, Icy Treats, Meatless Mains, & Barbeque Favorites | Cooking Reviews, June 15, 2015


Foolproof classic fare for potlucks, picnics, tailgates, and other occasions; readers will undoubtedly emerge better cooks after trying López-Alt’s perfected recipes; an unlikely Meatless in Cowtown will satisfy vegetarians