User menu

Shopping cart



Summer Newsletter 2022 Cookbooks & Food Writing

Six California Kitchens A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine by Sally Schmitt

Sally Schmitt, one of the originators of the California farm-to-table movement and founder of French Laundry in Napa Valley, invites us into the six kitchens—both personal and professional—that shaped her culinary philosophy and life. Filled with stories, recipes, and history, Six California Kitchens celebrates Schmitt’s dedication to “sharing the joy of cooking with hope, gentleness, and love” and will kindle your own memories of kitchens and food cooked with care.  —Jenny

Staff Pick Badge
Six California Kitchens: A Collection of Recipes, Stories, and Cooking Lessons from a Pioneer of California Cuisine Cover Image
By Sally Schmitt, Troyce Hoffman (Photographs by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781797208824
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chronicle Books - April 5th, 2022

Korean American Food That Tastes Like Home by Eric Kim

I love Kim’s New York Times recipes, and his book did not disappoint! Korean American is an ode to the food and the people who inspire Kim, as well as a friendly, straightforward cookbook. For those new to making Korean food, Kim provides an outstanding guide to the staples, though there are a few dishes, like the Crispy Lemon Pepper Bulgogi, that don’t require a trip to H-Mart to be off the charts. Though really, the Gochugaru Shrimp and Roasted Seaweed Grits will make you glad you made the investment. Enjoy!  —Jax 

Staff Pick Badge
Korean American: Food That Tastes Like Home Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780593233498
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 29th, 2022

Watermelon and Red Birds A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations by Nicole A. Taylor

Watermelon and Red Birds, the first cookbook to celebrate Juneteenth, exudes joy and festivity. Through her wonderful stories and recipes, Nicole Taylor tells the history of the holiday and of the all-day cookouts and gatherings surrounding it, from its earliest years to the present day. The fantastic recipes range broadly, from spice blends to drinks, salads to barbecue, ice cream to cakes. I can’t wait to try the Peach Jam & Molasses Glazed Chicken Thighs, Green Beans, Summer Peas & Corn Salad, and Roasted Nectarine Sundae. Truly a vivid and delicious ode to freedom!  —S.B.

Pre-Order Now Badge
Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Juneteenth and Black Celebrations Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781982176211
Availability: Not Yet Published - Available for Pre-Order; Please See Publication Date Below Before Ordering
Published: Simon & Schuster - May 31st, 2022

Boards Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings by America’s Test Kitchen, featuring Elle Simone Scott

You're in good hands with professional food stylist Elle Simone Scott and her versatile spreads for any occasion—boards that have so much than the traditional charcuteries. Scott provides both homemade and store-bought options and offers plenty of variations for vegans and vegetarians as well as meat eaters, and includes recipes for drinks to pair with these creations. You can catch me filling up on the hummus board.  —Celeste

Staff Pick Badge
Boards: Stylish Spreads for Casual Gatherings Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781954210004
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: America's Test Kitchen - April 26th, 2022

Horn Barbeque Recipes and Techniques from a Master of the Art of BBQ by Matt Horn

I’m super excited about this debut cookbook from acclaimed Oakland pitmaster Matt Horn, whose West Coast style draws on his roots in Texas and the South but is wholly his own. Alongside smoked meats, Horn incorporates the Bay Area’s seasonal bounty with lots of fruits, vegetables, seafood, and poultry. His barbecue is so revered that there is always a line out the door and down the block at his restaurant—which, despite only being open 4 days a week, is a finalist for the 2022 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant. Who better to give a master class on how to make mouthwatering barbecue?  —S.B.

Staff Pick Badge
Horn Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques from a Master of the Art of BBQ Cover Image
By Matt Horn, Adrian Miller (Foreword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9780760374269
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harvard Common Press - April 12th, 2022

Mi Cocina Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook by Rick Martínez

Go ahead and judge this book by its cover, because what looks exciting on the outside is just a teaser for what’s on the inside. No matter your level of cooking, you’ll savor the flavors, ingredients, techniques, and stories Martínez shares from his home in the heart of Mexico. The mole, the adobo sauces, the tortillas…start somewhere and see where it leads. Your friends and family will thank you!  —Jenny

Staff Pick Badge
Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593138700
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarkson Potter - May 3rd, 2022

The Modern Proper Simple Dinners for Every Day by Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

This cookbook has it all, from scrumptious toasts to delicious dinners like Stuffed Chicken Breast with Mozzarella and Creamy Kale. More than 100 recipes for making quick dinners and fabulous brunches. There is an egg chapter, a vegetarian chapter, and one devoted entirely to meatballs! Tools, tricks, and shortcuts for all levels of chef make this a must-have in every kitchen.  —Jason

Staff Pick Badge
The Modern Proper: Simple Dinners for Every Day (A Cookbook) Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781982177669
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: S&S/Simon Element - April 5th, 2022

The Book of Difficult Fruit Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes) by Kate Lebo

In her fascinating and compulsively readable mashup of a field guide, memoir, natural history, and cookbook, Lebo profiles 26 fruits—from aronia to osage orange to yuzu—that are troublesome in some way. Whether they are difficult to cultivate or harvest, have a tendency to rot or poison, or feature a short span of ripeness or invasive roots, Lebo lets her amateur curiosity about them loose and weaves obscure knowledge, deep research, and dark humor through her personal essays. This collection is a unique and highly rewarding read.  —S.B.

Staff Pick Badge
The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly (with recipes) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250829474
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - April 12th, 2022

My America Recipes from a Young Black Chef by Kwame Onwuachi with Joshua David Stein

In acclaimed chef and Top Chef alum Kwame Onwuachi’s new cookbook, dishes like baby back ribs, sofrito, jollof, and jambalaya showcase the flavors of the African Diaspora and tell the story of his ancestry—from Nigeria to the Caribbean, Louisiana to the Bronx. Brimming with recipes that are new-to-me food (Egusi Stew) as well as more familiar (shrimp étouffée), My America’s personal stories and mouth-watering photos are an irresistible combination.  —S.B.

Staff Pick Badge
My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef: A Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525659600
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - May 17th, 2022

Green Fire Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking by Francis Mallmann

Fire was one of the most influential discoveries of humankind. In a world of stove cooking, Mallmann uses fire to create delicious dishes. The food photography itself is gorgeous enough without even getting to the fabulous foods! But don’t let these recipes go to waste—I suggest the Crispy Artichokes with Labneh and Limoneta. Make beautiful and surprisingly easy dishes and find out for yourself!  —MJ

Staff Pick Badge
Green Fire: Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781648290725
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Artisan - May 10th, 2022

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Summer Newsletter 2022 Cookbooks & Food Writing