If you’ve ever perused my bookshelves (which can’t be that many people now that I’m thinking about it), you’ll note that I, not surpringly, have a yen for cookbooks. I like to scour the local used book stores for classics by Jacques Pépin, Edna Lewis, Julia Child, Marcella Hazan, or Jeff Smith. I often wish these old classics had more photos, but I don’t need to be choosy when it comes to the greats.
I’m a cheapie when it comes to buying my own cookbooks, but never turn down a shmancy new and trendy cookbook that I’d been eyeballing all year, most of which are FULL of delicious and drool-worthy photos. Here’s a little roundup of some of the new cookbooks I’ve been gifted this year. Let’s see what’s going to inspire my 2016 cooking.
Brunch at Bobby’s: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend
By Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay cooking up drinks, pastries, eggs, and deliciousness for my favorite kind of meal: BRUNCH! I’m especially jonesing to try the cherry tomato sauce and stratas. Snag a copy here.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us
By Rosanna Pansino
Rosanna’s YouTube channel is awesome and hits all my nerd points in full. The geode candy cupcakes are on deck as an especially science-tastic challenge. So much adorableness. Snag a copy here.
Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories
By Christina Tosi
By the heroes of Momofuku Milk Bar, we’re talking Kimcheezits with Blue Cheese Dip and Choose Your Own Adventure Chorizo Burgers. So excited to attempt to make some of these psuedo-healthy. Ha ha ha ha hmmmm… Snag a copy here.
Easy Gourmet: Awesome Recipes Anyone Can Cook
By Stephanie Le
Stephanie Le, creator of the gorgeous I am a Food Blog, gets down to the bare bones with lots of twists. The summer panzanella, pork belly (a super fave), and fish tacos are being eyeballed hardcore. Snag a copy here.
Chinatown Kitchen: From Noodles to Nuoc Cham. Delicious Dishes from Southeast Asian Ingredients
By Lizzie Mabbott
I’m an Asian food lover who doesn’t cook it nearly enough and these recipes from Hollow Legs are BOMB. Sesame shrimp toast, marinated tofu, and mangosteen kiwi tart: you’re on my radar. Snag a copy here.
The Homemade Kitchen: Recipes for Cooking with Pleasure
By Alana Chernila
From homestyle basics to super awesome whole food cooking, this is a really solid cookbook for starting out your collection. There’s a lot of good wisdom, good stories, and a whole lotta bang for your buck. The broccoli raab and sausage bread pudding is staring me in the grill. Snag a copy here.
BONUS! Not gifted — I bought these, but totally worth mentioning:
Seriously Delish: 150 Recipes for People Who Totally Love Food
By Jessica Merchant
Jessica of How Sweet Eats has been in my RSS readers for YEARS. Yep, I’m old enough to still use RSS. Either way, we’re all the right demographic to eat quite literally seriously delish food. Yums. Snag a copy here.
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
I’m not a big meat-eater, so using this excellent vegan cookbook is easy peasy. Plus, it’s really well-written and FUNNY. I’ve already made the fresh spring rolls and won the game. Snag a copy here.
Next on the list to acquire someday: Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers.
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Ooh please talk more about ChinaTown Kitchen if you cook from it, I’ve been eyeing that one up..