cookbooks worth craving

The cold air has settled in and autumn is in full swing.  It’s nesting season.  For us, that means endless evenings at home surrounded by good food, good wine, and good friends.  It also means new cookbooks.  No, really.  With Christmas coming, publishers opt to release new cookbooks in October over any other time of the year. We’ll be keeping warm in the kitchen with the help of these five cookbooks, hot off the press.

cb-kinfolk From the curators of beautiful lifestyles comes The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings.  Described as one-third cookbook, one-third narrative tale and one-third international adventure, The Kinfolk Table includes 85 recipes in nearly 400 pages of photographs and storytelling.






cb-le-pigeonAnyone who has had the pleasure of stepping foot in Portland knows that Portlandlers (and those who visit) love food.  Le Pigeon is one of the city’s hottest restaurants, boasting a menu that includes meals like clam flatbread with pancetta and ricotta, fried quail with salami gouda risotto, and chicken with gargonzola, caramelized onion pierogi and pear.  James Beard Award-winning chef Gabriel Rucker is the man behind Le Pigeon and his restaurant’s debut cookbook, Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird.




cb-balaboostaBalaboosta is Yiddish for “perfect housewife”. We’re sure Einat Admony is an excellent wife, but it’s her role as chef at three bustling New York City restaurants that us after her book. Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to feed the People You Love is a collection of 140 recipes perfect for nights in with friends and family.





cb-chelseaMarket lovers will surely lust after this collection of the Chelsea Market’s most interesting and beloved recipes from its eclectic vendors and even celebrity food personalities. Chelsea Market Cookbook: 100 Recipes from New York’s Premier Indoor Food Hall is filled with stunning photography and eclectic recipes ranging from cocktails to pork belly.





cb-ottolenghiIf you loved Jerusulem and Plenty, you’ll want to add this one to your collection. From the same authors comes Ottolenghi: The Cookbook, a collection of recipes from author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s London restaurants including everything from pastries, cakes, and breads to Mediterranean inspired meats and fish.

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