The New Fall Cookbooks That Should Be on Your Bookshelf
Any of you who’ve been to a Smart in the Kitchen cooking class know I have NO ROOM WHATSOEVER for new fall cookbooks. There are books in front of books on top of books, and I still can’t seem to stop. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite new fall releases for this week’s Friday Love List. Let us know what you decide to add to your collection!
Blogger and Website Picks
Two Peas & Their Pod, Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen. Maria Lichty is a prolific food blogger and friend I met a couple years ago at the International Association of Culinary Professionals conference. She’s also been a guest at a branding event at The Vintage Round Top, where I teach my cooking retreats. Maria’s recipes are simple and delicious weeknight family meals.
Food52 Dynamite Chicken: 60 Never-Boring Recipes for Your Favorite Bird: A Cookbook. It’s a fact of modern times, every meat-eating family loves a winner, winner chicken dinner.
Canal House: Cook Something. Recipes to Rely On. Canal House is a veritable institution “for home cooks from home cooks.” Namely, Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer. Honestly, I think every cookbook collection needs every single one of their books. Subscribe to their daily newsletter for endless cooking inspiration or if you’re close to Milford, New Jersey, stop by their café.
Food Writing Intelligentsia
Umami Bomb. Raquel Pelzel is the Editor Director at Clarkson Potter, where some pretty fantastic cookbooks are set in motion. It’s no surprise then that her own cookbooks are, well, the bomb.
Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from my Israeli Kitchen. Adeena Susman has co-authored multiple cookbooks, most notably Chrissy Teigen’s books. The flavors that shine through these pages will make your mouth water. This is one of the new cookbooks I’ve been most excited for this fall.
Books from Newspaper and Magazine Columnists
From the Oven to the Table by Sunday Telegraph columnist and UK food writer Diana Henry is a love letter to the cast iron skillet. I’m part of the camp that thinks everything tastes better made in cast iron, so I’ve pre-ordered my copy already.
Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman will for sure be a runaway hit. She strikes the perfect balance between uber hip and relatable, with viral recipes that range from “the stew” to “the cookie.” I’m new Alison’s new cookbook will be a runaway hit––be prepared for the next viral recipe.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier: 112 Fantastic Favorites for Everyday Cooking. Truth be told, I do not own one Pioneer Woman cookbook. But I like what she has done for Southern-style home cooking, and she is so approachable.