I highly recommend Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart's Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. This newly released gem of a cookbook is packed full of traditional, modern, and sophisticated southern cuisine. With a little over 700 pages, this is more of a tome than a cookbook. This book reminds me of Dorie Greenspan's Around My French Table or maybe even Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything. It's very comprehensive and really celebrates southern cooking at it's finest. You will not find loads of overly rich butter-laden recipes in this book. Think of this cookbook as a fresh take on southern cooking with a modern, almost up-scale, classy touch. Unfortunately this cookbook doesn't have too many pictures, but I honestly don't mind. I don't think you will either.
For the baker in your life, The Back In The Day Bakery Cookbook will charm you with it's whimsical retro design and gorgeous baked goods (both savory and sweet). This is one of those books that you simply page through again and again because it's so very pretty.
My cast iron skillet is probably my favorite kitchen tool. I love the versatility of being able to go from the stovetop, to the oven, to the table. Of course, it helps that everything looks gorgeous when served in cast iron. It's no surprise then that The Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook is also a favorite of mine. This cookbook is full of gorgeous cast iron cookware and great recipes (many of them time-saving one-pot recipes).
These are my favorite cookbooks that have been published this year, however I'd really love to know which ones you liked the best. What are some of your favorite cookbooks that came out this year?
I don't use my cast iron skillet nearly enough, are there a good number of recipes for the skillet or would the book be better suited for a person with a number of cast iron items?ReplyDelete
Fab-u-lous list girlfriend!!!!ReplyDelete
Hi there, there is a collection of book links going down at Carole's Chatter. This time we are collecting links to posts about your very most favourite cookbooks. Here is the link Your Favourite Cook Books Please do pop by and link in – maybe this nice post? Have a lovely day.ReplyDelete
I have two of these (Joy and Muy Bueno) and now I"m thinking I need the others!ReplyDelete
Great idea for a post, Kim. I may get the Mastering the Art for my mom. Hard for me to answer your question since I'm always a year or two behind. Ha!ReplyDelete
Muy Beuno is one I loved too.
Great post. I have my eye on Ina Garten's book. They have it at Costco so...maybe next time I go. Hope you are well.ReplyDelete
I'm totally agreeing with you on The Back in The Day cookbook and Joy the Baker. I love these 2 books. I now want the rest of them too. lolReplyDelete
What a great summary of cookbooks, kim! I wis Santa would bring one of each! I've been such a good girl this year! ;-) Hope you're enjoying Christmas this year with your little ones!ReplyDelete
Wow this was the cutest thing I have ever read on any blog.Keep on sharing such good stuffs.I also like to read about birthday return gifts .