Kelsy L. Peterson

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Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over

If Roman’s wildly popular first cookbook, Dining In, is any indication, this title will be in high demand; recommended as a first purchase.

Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes To Make You Smile

Intrepid bakers of all skill levels will find inspiration in Kim-Joy’s whimsical creations, but experienced bakers will be best served by her advanced techniques and/or specialized kitchen equipment.

Joy of Cooking: 2019 Edition Fully Revised and Updated

In an era when thousands of recipes are at our fingertips online, this classic collection proves its worth as a source of dependable culinary guidance and reliable recipes; a first purchase.

Antoni in the Kitchen

The Queer Eye star’s first cookbook is sure to appeal to the show’s many fans and foodies alike; an essential purchase.


Icing on the Cake: Baking and Decorating Simple, Stunning Desserts at Home

With an eye-catching design and plenty of dazzling photographs, Huff’s book is sure to be a hit with experienced bakers wanting to learn advanced techniques for creating Instagram-worthy desserts; highly recommended.


Chetna's Healthy Indian: Everyday Family Meals. Effortlessly Good for You

Vibrant photography, compact recipes, and straightforward preparation techniques make this title enticing for both beginning and experienced home cooks, though it could have been improved with the addition of a basic ingredient guide.

Dinner Just for Two

A first purchase for library cookery collections and an invaluable resource for anyone preparing meals for smaller households.

Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking—150 Vegetarian Recipes

Not to be missed; an essential purchase for library cookery collections.—Kelsy Peterson, Forest Hill Coll., Melbourne, Australia

Happily Ever Esther: Two Men, a Wonder Pig, and Their Life-Changing Mission To Give Animals a Home

Although there is less focus on Esther and her piggy personality, this is essential reading for her many fans, who will enjoy learning what she and her family (both animal and human) have been up to. [See Prepub Alert, 1/22/18.]

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