November 2021 New Cookbook Review

One more month and 2021 will be behind us. I hope that 2022 will be more stable and less chaotic for the publishing and food world. As of the time of writing, the books below are published or are to be published by November 30th. But those dates can change at a moment’s notice. I’ve kept our 2021 preview post updated with… read more

October 2021 New Cookbook Review

As of the time of writing, the books below are published or are to be published by October 31st. But those dates can change at a moment’s notice. I’ve kept our 2021 preview post updated with any changes and continue to update the 2022 preview post. If you would like to order any of October’s titles (or preorder/order any other books or items)… read more

September 2021 New Cookbook Review

Hello members, it's me, the broken record, once again telling you that many of this month's cookbooks have been bumped to October, November or beyond. So I offer this caveat - as of this writing, the books below are published or are to be published by September 30th. But those dates can change at a moment's notice. Shipping delays, paper… read more

Looking forward to 2022 cookbooks

Every September, I begin cataloging the following year's cookbook releases. I do this for several reasons: 1) so our members know what is waiting down the pipeline and 2) it makes the monthly new cookbook reviews a little easier for me as I keep the original post updated when changes occur. Preview posts for the second half of 2021 -… read more

August 2021 New Cookbook Review

As I mentioned in a recent weekly roundup, publishers are experiencing shipping delays and labor shortages resulting in books being moved further down the pipeline. Typically our August monthly review is far more expansive. However, this does not mean that there aren't some spectacular books to consider this month. If you would like to order any of these titles, using… read more

July 2021 New Cookbook Review

Believe it or not, book publication dates are still changing from month to month. Shortage of staff, shipping delays and other issues have caused release dates to move back. Several books from July have moved to August or beyond and those months are already packed with releases. I am trying to keep the 2021 Cookbook Preview updated with the changes. If… read more

June 2021 New Cookbook Review

This year is now officially half over. We still have six months of great releases coming our way and you can check those out on my 2021 Cookbook Preview - a collage of a few covers are shared below. In the next few weeks, I'll have a preview of fall/autumn titles and before you know it the 2022 preview will… read more

May 2021 New Cookbook Review

We have almost made it through half of 2021. I was talking with a publicist recently and we were discussing with amazement about the power of the cookbook buying public. We weren't sure if we are just busier because publishing is booming or if working from home enables us to work longer. I, myself, have never had a commute while… read more

April 2021 New Cookbook Review

Every month is a surprise, I never know which books will have publication date, title or cover revisions. Even with updating the 2021 preview post weekly, many times I'm met with changes! Many of these cookbooks will be the subject of giveaways – and some already have a promotion published. Please keep checking the blog for updates. If you would like… read more

March 2021 New Cookbook Review

March roars in like a lion with a big gust of releases to usher in another cookbook season. As it seems to be the new normal, a handful of titles had their publishing dates moved to another month in the near future. COVID is wreaking havoc with printing and shipping in the publishing world. I keep my 2021 preview post updated to… read more

February 2021 New Cookbook Review

As I began my review of February cookbooks, I found that many titles were moved to March or April - perhaps in an effort to allow time for books to make it to warehouses due to COVID related slow downs. I keep my 2021 preview post updated to show these monthly releases and I have also prepared a Spring preview post. The… read more

January 2021 New Cookbook Review

Welcome to the first month of this new year that we all have hopes will be a great one. There certainly are a number of impressive cookbooks slated for 2021. My 2021 preview post breaks down the releases by month and is continually updated. If you would like to order any of these titles, using our affiliate links below or… read more

December 2020 New Cookbook Review

Welcome to the last month of 2020. The number of releases is even smaller than usual for December as there were about a dozen books moved to 2021. To check out what is coming next year, my 2021 preview post is continually being updated. Some reminders before we discuss this month's titles. Last month, I published my gift guides for the… read more

November 2020 New Cookbook Review

Welcome to the last unofficial month of the totally unofficial Cookbooktober. November has some exciting titles but far less in number than October. It seems as though I was just finishing up October's epic review yesterday and here we are nearing the end of the year. Some reminders before we dive into the cookbooks. Recently, I've published my gift guides… read more

October 2020 New Cookbook Review

This month exhausted me before it even began. The pandemic had publishers moving release dates so often that I felt like I was herding cats. Every time there was a change, I had to make sure that I covered all the bases: preview posts updated, book data updated, our indexing manager had to be made aware, covers and sub-titles checked,… read more

September 2020 New Cookbook Review

September shares a bounty of beautiful titles and we still have October and November's releases to be excited about. Yet again many books that were slated for this month were moved to October and beyond. So be sure to check the looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post if you are wondering where titles have been shifted to. I continue to update this… read more

Looking to 2021 cookbooks

2021 is looking like another stellar year for cookbook lovers. This year we have books coming from Julia Turshen, Dorie Greenspan, Eric Ripert, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Zoë François, Mark Bittman (two books), Pepper Teigen (Chrissy’s mom), Carla Lalli Music, Joshua McFadden, Giada De Laurentis, Sybil Kapoor, Rosie Birket, Mary Berg, Emma Galloway, Ross Joseph Dobson, Tom Parker Bowles, Michael Smith,… read more

August 2020 New Cookbook Review

August came in a hurry and the month is on its way out just as quickly. There are a decent number of tempting books for us this month although still less in quantity than normal for August. A few of my favorites include: Simply by Sabrina Ghayour, Amboy by Alvin Cailan, Maenam by Angus An, and 100 Cookies by Sarah… read more

July 2020 New Cookbook Review

What July is lacking in the number of its releases, it makes up in the quality of books. As I was preparing this month's review, I noted additional fall/autumn titles are again being moved to 2021. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month of when cookbooks are slated to be published. I continue to update this preview… read more

June 2020 New Cookbook Review

Yet again, another month of many titles being shifted about due to the COVID pandemic. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month of when cookbooks are slated to be published. I continue to update this preview weekly. Be sure to follow us on social media (buttons located on right lower sidebar on the home page). If you… read more

May 2020 New Cookbook Review

Once again, I settled in to prepare this month's cookbook review and found many titles scooted forward to June, July, and August. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline by month where you can learn when a book’s publication date was moved to and/or what is to come for this year. I continue to update this preview weekly. Be… read more

April 2020 New Cookbook Review

Just a short month ago, the pandemic was around-the-clock news and today it remains the same. COVID-19 has stopped the presses, literally. Typically, April is the third-largest month for cookbook releases. Many titles that would be in our review below were shelved until September or October mainly in the effort to allow the authors to tour to promote those titles.… read more

March 2020 New Cookbook Review

With the world in a state of flux, I have been able to distract myself (as much as possible) in the world of cookbooks. Recently I prepared my Best Cookbooks of Spring and I am always scouring the internet for new cookbook releases. The looking forward to 2020 cookbooks post provides an outline of what this year has in store for… read more

February 2020 – New Cookbook Review

I've been busy adding scores of new cookbook releases in our library. There are so many exciting titles coming to us this year. Ina Garten's Modern Comfort Food, Yotam Ottolenghi's Ottolenghi Flavour (Ottolenghi is touring this year with Samin Nosrat), Vivian Howard's This Will Make It Taste Good, Jonathan Waxman's The Barbuto Cookbook, Nigella Lawson's Cook, Eat, Repeat: Ingredients, Recipes… read more

January 2020 – New Cookbook Review

Here we are in a new decade! I am busy updating our post looking forward to cookbooks in 2020 and working on judging cookbooks again this year for James Beard. I kept thinking after the holidays that things would slow down a bit but I was wrong! I'm not complaining, it is cookbooks after all! This month offers a small selection of… read more
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