A quick look at a few of the most interesting cookbooks recently released.
Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects
Karen Solomon’s book is good for beginners who want to dive into the DIY trend.
Almost Meatless: Recipes That Are Better for Your Health and the Planet
Pollatarian and meat-light recipes that utilize less animal but don’t come off as hippie fare.
Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everday Cooking
Michael Ruhlman, of kick-ass Charcuterie book
fame, teaches you the basic ratios for common foods (e.g., pie dough =
3 parts flour, 2 parts fat, 1 part water). Then he tells you how to
riff on the basic preparations.
America’s Best BBQ: 100 Recipes from America’s Best Smokehouses, Pits, Shacks, Rib Joints, Roadhouses, and Restaurants
authors went around the country to their favorite barbecue joints,
snapped great travelogue-type pictures, and recorded both recipes and
Noodles Every Day: Delicious Asian Recipes from Ramen to Rice Sticks
for light meals with interesting flavor combinations using noodles
familiar and exotic, like wheat noodles with five-spice cabbage sauce
and crispy pork, or stir-fried sweet potato noodles with vegetables and
beef. Includes mail-order sources.
Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth
Over-the-top recipes like
Cinnamon-Donut Bread Pudding, White Trash Panini (croissant, peanut
butter, Hershey’s kisses, and marshmallow fluff in a panini press), and
Dark Chocolate Soup with Pound-Cake Croutons.