At the end of every year the lists of
Top or Best or Favorite cookbooks start appearing. For the 3rd year
running we've compiled all these lists for the Eat Your Books Best of the Best Cookbooks list. This year
we're delighted to announce joint winners - Momofuku Milk Bar by
Christina Tosi and Plenty by
Yotam Ottolenghi. The list is an amalgamation of 195 Best of 2011
lists from TV, Radio, Newspapers, Magazines, Websites, Blogs and
Booksellers across the world so it is apt that a baking book from a
New York bakery and a vegetarian book from a London café were the
winners. The 3rd spot was taken by Jacques Pépin with Essential
Pepin - with 60 years as a chef and the author of 26 cookbooks
Jacques would be one of very few authors who could produce a
cookbook with over 800 favorite recipes.
This is the second year that a Momofuku book has won, in 2009
David Chang's restaurant book Momofuku took the top spot and
interestingly this is the 2nd year running Plenty has appeared in
the list. Last year it came 6th as it was released in the UK in
2010 and this year it's become a huge success in the US as well.
It's an amazing achievement for an author these days to be
successful in the US, UK and Australia/New Zealand, without having
their own TV show. To find out more about how we compile this list
and to see who made the Top 10 go to the Best of the Best
Cookbooks of 2011. Also listed are the top books for Britain,
Canada, Australia, Drinks, Vegetarian & Vegan and Memoirs.