October 2013 Cookbook Roundup

Every month Susie Chang reviews new cookbook releases and notes trends in the United States. And she may also occasionally throw in a review of a "not-quite cookbook."    And for our non-U.S. members, Jane and Fiona provide similar reviews for new U.K., Australia, and New Zealand releases.

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United States:

The fall onslaught continues, with publishers releasing one would-be hit after another.  So as with last month, I've continued using a categorized list to organize the flood of entries.  The categories are listed in sorting order (it's like a series of filters - cookbooks get sorted into whichever one they fit in first).  That's why you will find cookbooks containing, say, Italian recipes popping up in "Restaurants" or "Baking" before you get to "Ethnic/Regional."

The restaurant tie-ins in particular are picking up speed this fall, and more and more of them are hitting the $50 mark (unlike the typical $35 hardcover cookbook). I have a theory that the more expensive the cookbook, the less likely it is to live and work in the kitchen and the more likely it is to enjoy a life of leisure on the coffee table.  What do you think?

 

Restaurants

Summerland

 

Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality, by Anne Quatrano, Brian Woodcock and Sarah Camp Arnold

Complete Nose to Tail

 

The Complete Nose to Tail, by Fergus Henderson

 

Manresa

 

Manresa: An Edible Reflection, by David Kinch, Christine Muhlke and Eric Ripert

 

Grand Central Oyster Bar

 

The Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant Cookbook, by Sandy Ingber and Roy Finamore

  

Daniel, My French Cuisine

 

Daniel: My French Cuisine, by Daniel Boulud, Sylvie Bigar, Thomas Schauer and Bill Buford

 

The a.o,c, cookbook

 

The A.O.C. Cookbook, by Suzanne Goin

 

The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook

 

The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook, by Michael Anthony, Dorothy Kalins, Danny Meyer

 

The Art of Simple Food II

 

The Art of Simple Food II: Recipes, Flavor, and Inspiration from the New Kitchen Garden,  by Alice Waters

 

Cooking from the Heart

 

Cooking from the Heart: My Favorite Lessons Learned Along the Way, by John Besh

 

Baking

 

Baked Doughnuts for Everyone

 

Baked Doughnuts For Everyone: From Sweet to Savory to Everything in Between, 101 Delicious Recipes, All Gluten-Free, by Ashley McLaughlin

 

Southern Italian Desserts

 

Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily, by Rosetta Costantino and Jennie Schacht 

 

Payard Desserts

 

Payard Desserts, by François Payard and Tish Boyle

 

 

Seriously Bitter Sweet

Seriously Bitter Sweet: The Ultimate Dessert Maker's Guide to Chocolate, by Alice Medrich, and Deborah Jones 

 

The Four and Twenty Blackbirds

 

The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book: Uncommon Recipes from the Celebrated Brooklyn Pie Shop, by Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen

 

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion

 

The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion: The Essential Cookie Cookbook, by King Arthur Flour

 

Single-Subject


Duck, Duck, Goose

 

Duck, Duck, Goose: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking Waterfowl, Both Farmed and Wild, by Hank Shaw

Sauces and shapes

 

Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way, by Oretta Zanini de Vita, and Maureen Fant

 

Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook

 

Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 New Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes!, by Phyllis Pellman Good

Pasta Modern

 

Pasta Modern: New & Inspired Recipes from Italy, by Francine Segan

 

Winter Cocktails

Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks, by Maria Del Mar Sacasa, and Tara Striano

 

 

 

Ethnic & Regional

Southern Fried

 

Southern Fried: More than 150 recipes for crab cakes, fried chicken, hush puppies, and more, by James Villas

 

New Middle Eastern Street Food

New Middle Eastern Street Food: Snacks, Comfort Food, and Mezze from Snackistan, by Sally Butcher

 

Lidia's Commensense Italian

 

Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master, by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali

 

Pok Pok

Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand, by Andy Ricker, J J Goode, Bush Austin and David Thompson

 

The Taste of America

 

The Taste of America, by Colman Andrews (not a cookbook - a sort of cultural survey of American foods)

 

My Mexico

 

My Mexico: A Culinary Odyssey with Recipes, by Diana Kennedy

 

 

Magazines, Bloggers, Teachers

The Cook's Illustrated Baking Book

 

The Cook's Illustrated Baking Book, by Editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine

 

The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2014

 

The Best of America's Test Kitchen 2014, by Editors at America's Test Kitchen

 

The Kinfolk Table

 

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings, by Nathan Williams 

 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks A Year of Holidays

 

The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 140 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations, by Ree Drummond 

 

Well Fed 2

 

Well Fed 2, by Melissa Joulwan

 

Canal House Cooking Vol. 8

 

Canal House Cooking Volume No. 8: Pronto, by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer

 

Elizabeth David on Vegetables

 

Elizabeth David on Vegetables, by Elizabeth David

 

Cooking at Home, revised

 

Cooking at Home with the Culinary Institute of America, Revised Edition, by The Culinary Institute of America

 

 

TV/Celebrities

Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes

 

Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great FoodRegions of the World, by Jamie Oliver

 

The Can't Cookbook

 

The Can't Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified!, by Jessica Seinfeld

 

Week in a Day

 

Week in a Day, by Rachael Ray

 

Plus...one fascinating $120 oddball:

photography of modernist cuisines

 

The Photography of Modernist Cuisine, by Nathan Myhrvold

 

 

Some October trends: Chocolate, parodies and "spooky" sweets, pies in particular and baking generally, Paleo slow and Paleo sweet, DIY: brewing and drying/dehydrating.

 

U.K.:


River Cottage Fruit Everyday

 

River Cottage Fruit Every Day!,  By High Fearnley-Whittingstall

 

 

101 sandwiches

101 Sandwiches, by Helen Graves (This is the first cookbook by Helen Graves, whose blog, Food Stories, is indexed on EYB)

 

 

Gok's Wok

 

Gok's Wok: Fast, Fresh, Healthy Asian Recipes by Gok Wan

 

 

A lighter way to bake

 

A Lighter Way to Bake, by Lorraine Pascale

 

 

The Collection

 

The Collection, by Mark Hix

 

 

Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds

 

Paul Hollywood's Pies & Puds by Paul Hollywood

 

 

the French Kitchen

 

The French Kitchen, by Michel Roux, Jr.

 

 


Australia & New Zealand:

 


A free range life

 

Annabel Langbein: A Free Range Life Summer 2013: Everything You Need for a Great Summer,  by Annabel Langbein  


Julie Biuso at home

 

Julie Biuso at Home,  by Julie Biuso 


 

LIttle and friday

 

Little and Friday: Celebrations,  by Kim Evans 


 

A taste of home

 

A Taste of Home,  by Brett McGregor

 


meeia samoa recipes

 

Mea'ai Samoa: Recipes and Stories from the Heart of Polynesia,  by Robert Oliver



Dr Libby's Real Food Kitchen

 

Dr Libby's Real Food Kitchen  by Libby Weaver



A Bit of What You Fancy

 

A Bit of What You Fancy,  by Jo Seagar


 

the dirty chef

 

The Dirty Chef: From Big City Food Critic to Foodie Farmer,  by Matthew Evans



The food of Vietnam

 

The Food of Vietnam, by Luke Nguyen



Fast Fresh and Unbelievably Delicious

 

Fast, Fresh and Unbelievably Delicious by Matt Preston



Asian After Work

 

Asian After Work: Simple Food for Every Day,  by Adam Liaw

 


Christmas cooking with Women's Weekly

 

Christmas Cooking with the Weekly  by The Australian Women's Weekly



The Australian Women's Weekly perfect roasts

 

Perfect Roasts: Triple-Tested, Home-Cooked Classics for Special Family Meals  by The Australian Women's Weekly


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