Leafing Through Cookbooks | Wyatt's World

Fall is for many things—back to school, longer evenings, and a cooking frenzy. This sampling of the season’s hottest cookbooks will help stock displays and get your patrons excited about what's new in food. 

Fall is for many things—back to school, longer evenings, and a cooking frenzy. This sampling of the season’s hottest cookbooks will help stock displays and get your patrons excited about what's new in food. 
 

  • Cover of Pastry LovePastry Love: A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes by Joanne Chang (Houghton Harcourt). 
    James Beard Award winner Chang's recipes first teach the basics then advance to the more challenging as a way to test the home cook's kitchen skills. Deft instruction, high expectations, and plenty of hands-on tutorials are abundant throughout this lovingly crafted collection.
     
  • Whole Food Cooking Every Day: Transform the Way You Eat with 250 Vegetarian Recipes Free of Gluten, Dairy, and Refined Sugar by Amy Chaplin (Artisan: Workman).
    For your next delicious and healthful meal, skip the refined sugar and turn to veggies, urges Chaplin. Here, the James Beard Award–winning chef guides us through plant-forward recipes and the steps to transform our eating habits while enjoying rich and flavorful meals. Also note Sean Brock's South: Essential Recipes and New Explorations, another standout offering this fall (Artisan: Workman).  

 

  • Canal House: Cook Something; Recipes To Rely On by Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton (Voracious: Hachette).
    The cofounders of the Milford, MA–based culinary studio/restaurant offer tips designed for home cooks to master key ingredients and techniques and elevate recipes with taste and confidence.
     
  • Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen by Adeena Sussman (Avery: Penguin).
    Israeli food is having more than a moment, and to celebrate all this scrumptiousness comes Sussman’s guide to the country's culture and cuisine, a collection of winners to add to your staple rotation.

 

  • Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking: A Cookbook by Toni Tipton-Martin (Clarkson Potter: Crown).
    Another James Beard Award winner, Tipton-Martin here presents a collection that spans time and flavor profiles, all adapted for home cooks. As much a history as a cookbook, this work is destined to become a core title. Complementary titles include Alison Roman's Nothing Fancy: The Art of Having People Over; A Cookbook (Clarkson Potter: Crown) and Aran Goyoaga's Cannelle et Vanille: Nourishing, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Meal and Mood (Sasquatch). 

 

Bonus title: Maegan Brown's Beautiful Boards: 50 Amazing Snack Boards for Any Occasion is a great resource for those embarking on what could be called high-aesthetic cleaning, à la Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin's The Home Edit, (Rock Point: Quarto).

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