Humphry Slocombe by Jake Godby, Sean Vahey and Paolo Lucchesi
Never mind the season or the temperatures out of doors, ice cream is a year ’round affair for many of us. Even so, I’m not sure anyone is ready for the “ice cream counterculture revolution.” And yet here it is.
The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of Europe by Mark Reinfeld
Part of living vegan is giving stuff up. At least, that was true until fairly recently, when a larger number of people than ever before became interested in a plant-based diet. In the past few years, we’ve been deluged with vegan cookbooks. Obviously, some of these are better than others.
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball
True Blood: Eats, Drinks, and Bites from Bon Temps represents the ultimate creative full circle.
One Dish at a Time by Valerie Bertinelli
Though the title is an obvious nod to the 1970s sitcom she starred in, Valerie Bertinelli’s One Dish at a Time would stand on its own in a cookbook competition, though it’s true Bertinelli’s celebrity status is what will get the book attention.
Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr and Chad Sarno
This year, the raddest fad diet is -- wait for it -- health.
Seriously Simple Parties by Diane Rossen Worthington
Whether you choose Seriously Simple Parties as a gift or to complete your personal holiday schedule, Diane Rossen Worthington’s 20th cookbook hits home.
Waffles by Dawn Yanagihara
Who needs a whole book about waffles? After all, on the surface of things, how much can be done with the waffle-y form?
Pure Vegan and Vegan Eats World
In a year that was awash in vegan cookbooks, two really stood out.
Cakepops Holidays by Bakerella
Bakerella is Angie Dudley, the popular and adventurous blogger whose confections have formed a revolution. It’s possible that she didn’t invent them, but she certainly has done more than her share to not only bring them to the masses, but also to push the very boundaries of cake on a stick.
Sunday Brunch by Betty Rosbottom
A special Father’s Day begins with breakfast. Though, of course, so many special days do. The fact is, though, you don't need a special occasion at all to enjoy Betty Rosbottom’s truly terrific Sunday Brunch, perhaps the best breakfast book I’ve enjoyed out of a sea of them.
The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook by Alan Kistler
Could there ever be a sillier or more derivative or even more exploitive idea than a cookbook based on a blockbuster fantasy series?
The Best of the Best and More and The Rest of the Best and More
Though they seem unlikely early heroes of the self-publishing explosion, the vast success of the enterprise they started almost as an aside more than 30 years ago has blossomed into a cover story over the years.
All the Dirt: Reflections on Organic Farming by Rachel Fisher, Heather Stretch & Robin Tunnicliffe
It surprises even some western Canadians to discover that a big chunk of the new food movement had its start there.
Best Food Writing 2011 edited by Holly Hughes
The Best Food Writing 2011 is the 11th edition that Holly Hughes has edited so, clearly, she knows this beat pretty well.
Sunday Roasts by Betty Rosbottom
Rosbottom, who is also the author of Sunday Soup, The Big Book of Backyard Cooking and Coffee, breaks Sunday Roasts into several logical sections.
Piece of Cake! by Camilla V. Saulsbury
Here’s the scenario: you’ve been invited to a holiday dinner and it was requested you bring some type of dessert. You really would like to make a cake, but every time you think about all those bowls and all that mixing, you sit back down and start thinking about buying something rustic enough to pass off as your own. Then guilt sets in, and it all begins again.
The Tipsy Vegan by John Schlimm
Schlimm’s book is whimsical, sure. But it does offer truly vegan alternatives in a happy, party package. There are surprisingly few drink recipes here: food with booze is what it’s all about.
The Country Cooking of Italy by Colman Andrews
Someone who has a complete collection of Italian cookbooks will obviously require The Country Cooking of Italy in order to make it more complete. A beautiful book meant to be cooked from and shared, coffee table-style, and with a pedigree that will make aficionados demand it.
Sinfully Vegan by Lois Dieterly
At a glance, the words “sinful” and “vegan” have no business showing up together in a sentence, never mind the title of a book. But Sinfully Vegan puts a lie to all of that, filling a whole book with delicious and completely vegan desserts.