Smitten Kitchen Keepers: New Classics for Your Forever Files by Deb Perelman
Perelman excels at making accessible-but-interesting dishes that are delicious and satisfying. Her goal with her Smitten Kitchen blog has always been to create “recipes worth repeating” and although many of us believe she has already accomplished that (my stained and spattered copies of her first two books are testaments), it is the stated aim of her new book as well. And what a great collection it is! Standouts include Carrot Tarte Tatin, Crispy Oven-Pulled Pork, Fettuccine with White Ragú, Thick Molasses Spice Cookie, and Better-Than-Classic Pound Cake. No doubt, it’s a keeper.