The best cookbooks of 2016 by the experts

Who knows cookbooks better than the owners of specialist cookbook stores? They stock and sell thousands of cookbooks and because their stores are focused on food and drink books, they are true experts.  They read the books, cook from them and then share their knowledge with their customers.  When shopping for cookbook gifts this holiday season, think about supporting your local bookstore.  

We asked for favorite cookbooks of 2016 lists from the cookbook stores that feature in our directory.  All these lists will be included in our Best of the Best list, which is being unveiled shortly. 

USA

Omnivore Books - owner Celia SackAll Under Heaven

All Under Heaven by Carolyn Phillips
Clean Soups by Rebecca Katz
Far Afield by Shane Mitchell
Five Morsels of Love by Archana Pidathala
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
My Two Souths by Asha Gomez
The New Mediterranean Jewish Table by Joyce Goldstein
Small Victories by Julia Turshen
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
The Saffron Tales by Yasmin Khan


Kitchen Arts & Letters - Matt Sartwell

Dorie's Cookies

Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
All Under Heaven
 by Carolyn Phillips
Bowl by Lukas Volger
Far Afield by Shane Mitchell 
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop 
Simple by Diana Henry
The Spice Companion by Lior Lev Sercarz
Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid 
Tasting Rome by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill

 


The Adventures of Fat RiceRead It and Eat - owner Esther Dairiam

The Adventures of Fat Rice by Abe Conlon, Adrienne Lo, & Hugh Amano
¡Cuba! by Dan Goldberg & Andrea Kuhn
Red Rooster Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson
Far Afield by Shane Mitchell
Dinner At The Long Table by Andrew Tarlow & Anna Dunn
Marbled, Swirled, and Layered by Irvin Lin
Sweet Sugar, Sultry Spice by Malika Ameen
Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Molly On The Range by Molly Yeh

 

 
 

Simple by Diana HenryBook Larder - owner Lara Hamilton

Simple by Diana Henry
Amaro by Brad Thomas Parsons
Stir, Sizzle, Bake by Charlotte Druckman
Small Victories by Julia Turshen
Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
Big Food Big Love by Heather Earnhardt
Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss
Scandinavian Comfort Food by Trine Hahnemann
Dandelion & Quince by Michelle McKenzie

 

 

Big Food Big LovePowell's City of Books - cookbook buyer Tracey T.

Big Food Big Love by Heather Earnhardt
Crisps Cobblers Custards & Creams by Jean Anderson
Deep Run Roots by Vivian Howard
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Food with Friends by Leela Cyd
Minimalist Baker Everyday Cooking by Dana Shultz
Red Rooster the Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson
The Short Stack Cookbook by Nick Fauchald
Small Victories by Julia Turshen
Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore by Anna Thomas

 

Land of Fish & RiceThe Cookbook Stall - owner Jill Ross

Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
The Gefilte Manifesto
by Jeffrey Yoskowitz and Liz Alpern
Everything I Want to Eat by Jessica Koslow
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
The New Cocktail Hour by Andre and Tenaya Darlington
The Adventures of Fat Rice by Abe Conlon, Adrienne Lo, & Hugh Amano
Poole's: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner by Ashley Christensen
Eat In My Kitchen by Meike Peters
Thug Kitchen 101 by Thug Kitchen
Molly on the Range by Molly Yeh

 

 

 

The Book of SpiceKitchen Witch Cookbooks - owners Debbie Lindsey and Philipe LaMancusa

The Book of Spice by John O'Connell
On the Coast
by Troy Gilbert
Today's Bayou Kitchen by Ty Cobb
The Complete Book of Pork by Philip Hasheider
A La Mode by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Thug Kitchen 101
Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon
The Book of Latin American Cooking by Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz
The New Indian Family Kitchen by Anjali Pathak
Cooking on Purpose by Diana Riley 

 

 

 

CANADA

Taste of PersiaGood Egg - owner Mika Bareket

Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
Simple by Diana Henry
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Lucky Peach Presents Power Vegetables by Peter Meehan
Food52: A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Small Victories by Julia Turshen
Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss by Luisa Weiss
Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl by Jessica Koslow
Simple: The Easiest Cookbook in the World by Jean-Francois Mallet

 

 

Taste & TechniqueAppetite for Books - owner Jonathan Cheung

Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
Simple by Diana Henry
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
Sous Vide at Home by Lisa Q. Fetterman
Food52: A New Way to Dinner by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
Red Rooster Cookbook by Marcus Samuelsson
The Adventures of Fat Rice by Abe Conlon, Adrienne Lo, & Hugh Amano
Martha Stewart's Vegetables by Martha Stewart
Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten

 

 

 

Classic German BakingBarbara-Jo's Books to Cooks - owner Barbara-Jo McIntosh

Classic German Baking by Luisa Weiss
Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons by Raymond Blanc
Classic Koffmann by Pierre Koffmann
Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
30 Ingredients by Sally Clarke
Dandelion and Quince by Michelle McKenzie
A-Z of Eating by Felicity Cloake
Simple by Diana Henry
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
The British Table by Colman Andrews

 

 

Flapper PieThe Cookbook Co. Cooks - owner Gail Norton

Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston
Appetites
 by Anthony Bourdain
Taste & Technique by Naomi Pomeroy
The Baker in Me by Daphna Rabinovitch
Vij's Indian by Meeru Dhalwala & Vikram Vij 
Batch by Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison
Best of Bridge : The Family Slow Cooker Cookbook
Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid
Oh She Glows Every Day by Angela Liddon

 

 

AUSTRALIA

Lamingtons & Lemon TartScrumptious Reads - owner Julie Tjiandra

Lamingtons & Lemon Tart by Darren Purchese
Smith & Daughters by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse
Neighbourhood by Hetty McKinnon
Australian Fish & Seafood Cookbook by John Susman, Anthony Huckstep, Sarah Swan & Stephen Hodges
Best Kitchen Basics by Mark Best
The Cook's Table by Stephanie Alexander
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Land of Fish and Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl by Jessica Koslow
Simple by Diana Henry

 

Books for Cooks - owner Tim White

Selections not yet received

 

NEW ZEALAND

AppetitesCook the Books - owner Felicity O'Driscoll

Appetites by Anthony Bourdain
River Cottage A to Z
by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
The Cook's Table by Stephanie Alexander
Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl by Jessica Koslow
The Short Stack Cookbook by Nick Fauuchald & Kaitlyn Goalen
Around the World in 80 Dinners by Janne Appelgren & Joanna Savill
Istanbul Cult Recipes  by Pomme Larmoyer
French Country Cooking by Mimi Thorisson
Menus by Australian Gourmet Traveller
The Monocle Guide to Drinking and Dining
 

EUROPE

Books for Cooks (London) - owner Eric Treuille

Selections not yet received

 

The Rijksmuseum CookbookDe Kookboekhandel (Netherlands) - owner Jonah Freud

The Rijksmuseum Cookbook by Jonah Freud
Bon Appétit by François-Régis Gaudry
Keukendagboek 2 [The Kitchen Diaries 2] by Nigel Slater
Bonen! by Joke Boon
China the Cookbook by Kei Lum Chan and Doria Fon Chang
De Mijne is de Beste: Het Stoofvleesboek by Filip Jans and Carl Surmont
Solo Food by Janneke Vreugdenhil
Lessen in Lekkers by Mac van Dinther and Rein Janssen
Groot Aziatisch kookboek [The Complete Asian Cookbook] by Charmaine Solomon
Sensationele salades [Savour: Salads for All Seasons] by Peter Gordon

 

 

 

Bart's Fish TalesCook + Book (Netherlands) - owner Riejanne Schimmel

Bart's Fish Tales by Bart van Olphen
Sensationele salades [Savour: Salads for All Seasons] by Peter Gordon
Greek by George Calombaris
Polska by Zuza Zak
Vuur + ijs (Fire + Ice) by Darra Goldstein
Life in Balance by Donna Hay
Simple Food by Sergio Herman
Gone Fishing by Mikkel Karstad
The Nordic Kitchen by Claus Meyer
De Mijne is de Beste: Het Stoofvleesboek by Filip Jans and Carl Surmont

1 Comment

  • DragonWell  on  12/27/2016 at 10:38 AM

    Love these lists.

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