Six delicious books to give or get this holiday season
With the rise in popularity of electronic reading devices such as the iPad, Kindle, and Nook, putting together a list of the year's best cookbooks may seem like a genteel and antiquated pursuit. And yet, like many home cooks, we at Epicurious still make time to actually turn the pages of a new cookbook and make space in our homes to add noteworthy titles to our existing collections. These six books deserve to take up some countertop real estate, as they wowed us with their love of good food, their bold designs, and their intimate stories told through recipes. We hope these cookbooks will inspire you not only in the present but also in the future, in their inevitable electronic versions.
Two Additional Titles to Keep in Mind
Bon Appétit Desserts: The Cookbook for All Things Sweet and Wonderful by Barbara Fairchild (Andrews McMeel) weighs a hefty six pounds, but its singular devotion to our favorite course makes this 600-recipe compendium worth its weight in sugar. If "the holidays" is code for "cookies" at your house, then The Gourmet Cookie Book: The Single Best Recipe from Each Year 1941-2009 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the baking cookbook for you. This slim volume has 69 recipes from the magazine's archives, and each is accompanied by a beautiful new photo.
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- The Best Jewish Cookbooks
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- Cookbook Coverage on the Epi-Log
By Esther Sung