Nonfiction Previews, Oct. 2013, Pt. 3: Cookbooks from Bastianich, Deen, & More

Bastianich, Lidia Matticchio & Tanya Bastianich Manuali. Lidia’s Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Everyone Can Master. Knopf. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780385349444. $35; ebk. ISBN 978038534945. COOKING
Not just delicious recipes from the queen of Italian cooking (Rustic Ricotta Tart, anyone?) but commonsense tips that will free you up, e.g., focaccia may contain basil because of Ligurian cooking traditions, but you can be inventive if you like rosemary better. With a six- to eight-city tour.

Boulud, Daniel & others. Daniel: My French Cuisine. Grand Central Life & Style. Oct. 2013. 416p. ISBN 9781455513925. $50. COOKING
The award-winning restaurateur, who has establishments in New York, Miami, Palm Beach, London, Vancouver, and Singapore, offers 75 signature recipes, plus 12 favorites he relies on when entertaining friends. With a 50,000-copy first printing.

Deen, Paula & Melissa Clark. Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up. Ballantine. Oct. 2013. 448p. ISBN 9780345543660. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780345543677. COOKING
After being diagnosed with diabetes, the Emmy Award–winning star of Food Network Television found ways to slim down her recipes and consequently her waistline. With a 15-city tour, by request.

Hertzberg, Jeff, MD, & Zoë François. The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking. Thomas Dunne Bks: St. Martin’s. Oct. 2013. 400p. ISBN 9781250018281. $29.99. COOKING
A fully revised edition of the authors’ mega-best-selling Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day (500,000 copies in print), with inspiration drawn from fan feedback on the book’s website.

Jackson, Alan & JoAnn Cianciulli. The Lemonade Cookbook: Southern California Comfort Food from L.A.’s Favorite Modern Cafeteria. St. Martin’s. Oct. 2013. 272p. ISBN 9781250023667. $30. COOKING
Jackson opened his first Lemonade restaurant only five years ago in West Hollywood and has since expanded to eight locales and counting, so this food must be good.

Le Billon, Karen. Getting to YUM: The 7 Secrets of Raising Eager Eaters. Morrow Cookbooks. Oct. 2013. 288p. ISBN 9780062248701. pap. $19.99. COOKING
The author of French Kids Eat Everything returns with over 100 tasty recipes that she’s already test on children just like yours. With a 50,000-copy first printing,

Madison, Deborah. Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. rev. ed. Ten Speed. Oct. 2013. 768p. ISBN 9781607745532. $40. COOKING
Madison updates her vegetarian cooking classic, published in 1997, which now has more than 400,000 copies in print.

Mast, Rick & Michael Mast. Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook. Little, Brown. Oct. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780316234849. $40. COOKING
Cofounders of a company that has masterminded “bean to bar” chocolate making by hunting down amazing cocoa all along the equator, the Masts share their recipes for cookies, cakes, and brownies, plus savory dishes like Pan-Seared Scallops with Cocoa Nibs. With a six-city tour to Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Portland, and Miami.

Moskowitz, Isa Chandra. Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week. Little, Brown. Oct. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780316221900. $30. COOKING
Billed as America’s best-selling vegan cookbook author—and she has sold more than a half million copies of her books—Moskowitz offers 150 new recipes for meals that can be made in as little as 30 minutes. With a 150,000-copy first printing and an eight-city tour to New York, San Francisco, Omaha, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, and Atlanta.

Ray, Rachael. Week in a Day. Atria: S. & S. Oct. 2013. 368p. ISBN 9781451659757. $24.99. COOKING
The celebrated Ray wants to free up your evenings by showing you how to prepare all the meals for one week in a single night. With 352 recipes, 75 photos, and QR codes linking to videos of Ray demonstrating various techniques.

Barbara Hoffert About Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Prepub Alert; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president, treasurer, and awards chair of the National Book Critics Circle.