By Jodi Lariviere
This was a really stellar year for cookbooks and cooking related novels. But, in my opinion, here are 10 of the best. Well worth your money and they make a great gift!
In no particular order:
10 – Saveur The Way We Cook – A photo collection of home cooks and professional chefs doing what they do best. A wonderful coffee table book.
9 – Canada’s Favourite Recipes – by Elizabeth Baird and Rose Murray – Everyone should have a book that showcases our country via food.
8 – The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook – by Mairlyn Smith – A great book to have if you are looking for inspiration for healthy meals!
7 – The Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust – by Ina Garten – – Everyone needs a book like this.
6 – The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions – by Tanya Steel – I love the idea of a book based on recipes that have been tested by people just like me!
5 – Gluten Free and Vegan Bread: Artisanal Recipes to Make at Home – by Jennifer Katzinger – Always good to know in this day and age of allergies and healthy eating.
4 – Kitchen Diaries 2: A Year of Simple Suppers – by Nigel Slater – Amazing Chef making tasty simple food. Enough said.
3 – Modernist Cuisine at Home – by Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet – This is the home version of Modernist Cuisine. The multi-volume set that seeks to teach you the science behind cooking. An interesting read to be sure.
1 – The Kitchen Counter Cooking School: How a Few Simple Lessons Transformed Nine Culinary Novices into Fearless Home Cooks – by Kathleen Flinn – Ok… so this one actually came out a year ago, but it was released in paper back this year so I’m going to give it a pass. Such an interesting story about how cooking can change your life!
Jodi Lariviere was born with a deep love and appreciation for food, and the gift of gab! Later in her life those traits have combined themselves on her food blog: Simply Fresh Ottawa. She is also the book reviewer for My Friend in Food. Follow her on Twitter @simplyfresh.