Cookbooks & Resources

Best of Luck to Our James Beard Award Nominee and Cookbook Author Keith Schroeder

UPDATE: Keith and Cooking Light Mad Delicious won a James Beard Foundation Book Award! Congratulations to Keith, his editors at Oxmoor House, and everyone who worked on this fabulous book! The James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will be held tonight at Chelsea Piers in New York City. A veritable who’s who of the food journalism world will be wining, dining, and […]

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Cookbook Corner: New England Farmgirl by Jessica Robinson

After diving into the recipes in Jessica Robinson’s new book, I’ve officially become a wannabe farmgirl. In “New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter,” Robinson makes it sound (and look) idyllic—canning tomato sauce and harvesting fresh corn; tapping maple trees during sugaring season; watching fireflies from grandpa’s screened-in porch. And while I can’t very well re-create my suburban childhood, […]

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Books for Cooks: Breakfast by George Weld

Ten years ago, George Weld opened Egg, a happy, no-nonsense restaurant serving honest Southern breakfast to the groggy denizens of Brooklyn. Weld’s elegant new book shares his formula for sunny breakfast fare like biscuits, eggs, grains, and hash, including a standout smoked bluefish version. Rizzoli, $35, 208 pages Buy Breakfast by George Weld.

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Books for Cooks: Pasta By Hand, by Jenn Louis

We’re big Jenn Louis fans here, and we also love homemade pasta, so when the Portland chef put out her new cookbook, Pasta By Hand, late last month, we were ecstatic. Her book delivers more than 60 hand-shaped pasta dishes, authentic to their Italian regional origins, but perfectly accessible for the home cook. She has smartly narrowed the scope of […]

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Books for Cooks: Mastering Pasta

You may not make fresh pasta often, but you’re richly rewarded when you do. Newbies and pasta pros alike will benefit from chef Marc Vetri‘s in-depth tutorial on forming dough, rolling, saucing, and everything in between. Vetri’s praises aren’t sung nearly enough outside his home base of Philadelphia, though just this week it was announced he’s a nominee for Outstanding Chef in […]

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Two Great Books for Cooks

SHEET PAN SUPPERS This smart new entry for our One-Pot Nation celebrates the utility of the rimmed baking sheet, the most underappreciated workhorse of the kitchen and a baking, roasting, and broiling marvel. Cooks looking to shake up their routine will appreciate Molly Gilbert’s modern, playful recipes. Noteworthy: a Chunky Mango Chutney that we’re spooning on everything from cheese to […]

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Cookbook Corner: The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park

Cookbook: The Perfect Egg Author: Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park Publisher: Ten Speed Press The egg is having its day. Truthfully, it has been having its day for quite some time now. #PutAnEggOnIt and #YolkPorn are top Instagram hashtags for foodie ‘grammers and those who just really love looking at luscious egg dishes. Capitalizing on the national momentum, authors Teri Lyn […]

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Cookbook Corner: Dashing Dish by Katie Farrell

With a passion for clean eating and a love for comfort classics, Dashing Dish author Katie Farrell makes sure her lightened-up foods do not lack in flavor or texture. Her book features everyday favorites with innovative dishes sprinkled throughout. All are made from wholesome, natural ingredients. “Clean eating is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle approach to eating,” she writes. She focuses […]

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Books for Cooks: Charles Phan’s The Slanted Door

Those who have dined at the San Francisco restaurant of the same name will recognize its energy and brilliance on the pages. Some recipes are more complex than the home cook may want to tackle, yet there are plenty of simpler dishes, such as Phan’s irresistible Stir-Fried Green Beans or wok-seared Ginger Beef Vermicelli. Charles Phan, Ten Speed Press, $40, […]

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Books for Cooks: Jewish Soul Food by Janna Gur

Gur’s beautiful book has the distinct feel of an heirloom, with its carefully curated exploration of roughly 100 traditional recipes representing Jewish communities around the world. Included are tasty recipes for homemade pickled herring and rugelach, as well as less familiar delights like Meatballs with Sour Cherries. Janna Gur, Schocken Books, $35, 240 pages

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