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While the Spring cookbook season may not be able to boast the volume of books released in the Fall, it makes up for it in quality. The books coming out between now and May 1 are heavy on big names, from a memoir (with recipes, of course) by New York chef April Bloomfield to Chicago chef Paul Virant's book on preservation. The chefs are out in full force this Spring: Zak Pelaccio, Chris Cosentino, Nobu Matsuisa and the mad ice cream scientists behind San Francisco shop Humphry Slocombe all have books coming, too.

And don't forget, Spring is grilling season: all kinds of books are coming out to explain how, exactly, one perfects the art of cooking over the open flame. Round that out with some stellar wine books, a few thoughtful political volumes, two books on quinoa and one on everyone's favorite omnipresent seasonal ingredient, ramps, and you've got a hell of a lot of reading to do.

Below, the deluge of books to be released between now and May 1. If there's something missing, do let us know and we'll add it.

Chefs, Restaurants, and Other Famous Food Folk

nobu-veg-l.jpgNobu's Vegetarian Cookbook by Nobu Matsuhisa
A Japanese master gets his vegetable on. And before you go ahead and assume this is going to be a whole bunch of health food, note that there are veg-heavy desserts and cocktails included. The book also features tofu recipes.
PIE Books: February 7, 2012

preservation-kitchen.jpgThe Preservation Kitchen: The Craft of Making and Cooking with Pickles, Preserves, and Aigre-doux by Paul Virant and Kate Leahy
Chicago chef Paul Virant and cookbook author Kate Leahy have teamed up on a book that could prove to be incredibly influential. After all, here is a possible answer to the question, "How do restaurants in areas without year-round growing seasons go entirely local?" By dressing up canning, fermenting, and other old-world preservation techniques in Michelin-starred clothing, Virant and Leahy's book will be, at the very least, a must have for cold-weather home cooks.
Ten Speed Press: April 3, 2012

cosentino-beginnings.jpgBeginnings: My Way To Start a Meal by Chris Cosentino
For San Francisco chef Chris Cosentino's first book, he starts at the very beginning, with Italian antipasti. Fans of Cosentino's nose-to-tail techniques may be surprised by the number of vegetable-driven recipes (for a full list, see here).
Weldon Owen: April 3, 2012.

eat-with-your-hands-l.jpgEat with Your Hands by Zak Pelaccio
New York chef Zak Pelaccio's first cookbook features 125 recipes for the "Southeast-Asian inspired, French-Italian inflected cuisine" of his Fatty 'Cue and Fatty Crab restaurants. Also, it's told with "a refreshing irreverence that would do Anthony Bourdain proud," which is publisher-speak for swear words. Expect many, many photos of pigs.
Ecco: April 17.

girl-her-pig-l.jpgA Girl and Her Pig: Recipes and Stories by April Bloomfield
New York mistress of all things porcine April Bloomfield wrote this book with food writer JJ Goode, and told Eater that it's about "people and things that inspired me to cook stuff." Like who? British folk like Rose Gray, Ruthie Rogers [both of the River Café], [cookbook author] Simon Hopkinsons, Rowley Leigh [of Le Cafe Anglais], as well as the many cuisines she's been exposed to since moving to New York.
Ecco: April 24.

humphry-slocome-book-2.jpgHumphry Slocombe Ice Cream Book by Jake Godby and Sean Lahey.
The folks behind ice cream flavors like "Secret Breakfast" (cornflakes and bourbon), foie gras, and peanut butter curry have collected ice cream recipes for making at home. Written with former Eater editor Paolo Lucchesi, this book may cause spontaneous ice cream maker purchases. You have been warned.
Chronicle: April 25.

Notable Mentions

  • Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant by Claire Criscuolo. Lyons: January 10.
  • Made in Sicily by Giorgio Locatelli. Ecco: February 7.
  • Broussard's Restaurant & Courtyard Cookbook by Ann Benoit and the Preuss Family. Pelican: February 15.
  • The Chefs of Belgium: Trendsetters in Belgian Cuisine by William Asaert and Marc Declercq. Lanoo: February 16.
  • Alain Ducasse Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good by Alain Ducasse, Paula Neyrat, and Christophe Saintagne. Rizzoli: February 21.
  • Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food: More Than 100 Delicious, Super-Fast, and Easy Recipes by Gordon Ramsay. Sterling: March 6.
  • The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best: A 25th Anniversary Celebration of America's Outstanding Chefs by Kit Wohl. Chronicle: March 7.
  • Smart Chefs Stay Slim: Lessons in Eating and Living From America's Best Chefs by Allison Adato. NAL Hardcover: April 3.
  • The Mansion on Turtle Creek Cookbook by Helen Thompson. Rizzoli: April 10.
  • Spoonriver Cookbook by Brenda Langton. University of Minnesota Press: April 26.
  • Next: Tour of Thailand by Grant Achatz, Dave Beran and Nick Kokonas. Apple iBooks: Spring.


  • Weeknights with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner by Giada de Laurentiis. Clarkson Potter: March 27.

Famous Cookbook Authors

marthas-american-food.jpgMartha's American Food: A Celebration of Our Nation's Most Treasured Dishes, from Coast to Coast by Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart's books are almost always full of precise recipes that work flawlessly, and this book should be no exception. Here, Stewart takes on American regional cooking, a topic that is difficult to tackle as a whole but — given her previous success with broad topics like cooking for beginners — should be a breeze for the 69-year-old lifestyle mogul. File under must have.
Clarkson Potter: April 24, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • How to Cook Everything - The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food by Mark Bittman. Wiley: March 13
  • Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard by Nigel Slater. Ten Speed: April 10.

Magazines and Newspapers

  • The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High by the editors of High Times. Chronicle Books: March 21.
  • Real Simple Easy, Delicious Home Cooking: A Year of Fresh, Healthy Recipes for Every Occasion by the editors of Real Simple. Real Simple: April 3.
  • Southern Living What's for Supper by the editors of Southern Living. Oxmoor House: April 24.


herme-pastries.jpgPierre Hermé Pastries by Pierre Hermé
This is the French pastry master's first book in English in over a decade, and if the in-depth pastry history, rock solid recipes and modern riffs on classics weren't enough to win you over, here are three words for you: hardcore food porn. (See here.)
Stewart, Tabori & Chang: March 1, 2012

sugarcubecookbook.jpgThe Sugar Cube: 50 Deliciously Twisted Treats from the Sweetest Little Food Cart on the Planet by Kir Jensen
Take your pastry a little quirkier than Pierre Hermé? Here's a Portland food cart cookbook to satisfy your cravings for cupcakes with potato chips in them and smoothies named after songs by electro-Canadian Peaches.
Chronicle Books: April 25, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • One Girl Cookies by by Dawn Casale and David Crofton. Clarkson Potter: January 10.
  • Le Cordon Bleu Pâtisserie and Baking Foundations Classic Recipes by the Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu. Delmar Cengage Learning: January 13.
  • Whoopie Pies by Mowie Kay. Anness: January 16.
  • The Art of Baking Bread: What You Really Need to Know to Make Great Bread by Matt Pellegrini. Skyhorse Publishing: February 1.
  • Sticky Fingers' Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes by Doron Petersan. Avery: February 16.
  • Hello, Jell-O! by Victoria Belanger. Ten Speed Press: February 28.
  • Joy the Baker Cookbook by Joy Wilson. Hyperion: February 28.
  • Norwegian Cakes and Cookies by Sverre Sætre. Skyhorse Publishing: February 29.
  • The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl and Griffith Day. Artisan: March 6.
  • A Time to Eat Cake by the Students of the 826 Valencia Writing Project. 826 Books: March 13.
  • The Bread Bible by Christine Ingram. Anness: March 16.
  • Grace's Sweet Life: Homemade Italian Desserts from Cannoli, Biscotti, and Tiramisu to Torte, Tartufi, and Struffoli by Grace Massa-Langlois. Ulysses Press: March 27.
  • Pie It Forward: Pies, Tarts, Tortes, Galettes, and Other Pastries Reinvented by Gesine Bullock-Prado. Stewart, Tabori & Chang: April 1.
  • Muffin Tin Mania by Matt Kadey. Ulysses Press: April 10.
  • Mastering the Art of Baking by Anneka Manning. Murdoch Books: April 12.
  • The Illustrated Guide to Pastry & Patisserie by Catherine Atkinson. Anness: April 16.
  • Sweet Macarons: Delectable French Confections for Every Day by Mercotte. Taunton Press: April 17.
  • Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts by Alice Medrich. Artisan: April 24.

The Blogs

  • La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life by Beatrice Peltre. Roost Books: February 7.
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier by Ree Drummond. William Morrow Cookbooks: March 13.
  • Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo. Michael Joseph: April 12.

American Regional

texas-eats.jpgTexas Eats: The New Lone Star Heritage Cookbook, with More Than 200 Recipes by Robb Walsh
Robb Walsh has long been the go-to cookbook author for Texan cuisine, but this book has the potential to be his masterwork. Gone are stuffy preconceptions of what Texas food is (cheese enchiladas!), and in their place find what Texans really eat (Czech-Tex! Viet-Tex! And, okay, some vintage Tex-Mex.) Bonus? Aaron Franklin's nationally recognized recipe for barbecued brisket from Austin's Franklin Barbecue.
Ten Speed Press: March 6, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • Southern Teatime Pleasures: Simple Ideas and Recipes by Alda Ellis. Harvest House Publishers: February 1.
  • Barbecue Road Trip: Recipes, Restaurants & Pitmasters from America's Great Barbecue Regions by Mike Witzel. Crestline: February 29.
  • The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover's Tour of the New American South by Paul and Angela Knipple. The University of North Carolina Press: March 1.
  • Jon Bonnell's Texas Favorites by Jon Bonnell. Gibbs Smith: March 1.
  • New Orleans Classic Brunches by Kit Wohl. Pelican: March 15.
  • Chicago Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Windy City by Amelia Levin. Lyons Press: April 3.
  • The Boston Homegrown Cookbook: Local Food, Local Restaurants, Local Recipes by Leigh Belanger. Voyageur Press: April 15.
  • Farm Fresh Southern Cooking: Straight from the Garden to Your Dinner Table by Tammy Algood. Thomas Nelson: April 17.
  • Washington Food Artisans: Farm Stories and Chef Recipes by Leora Bloom. Sasquatch Books: April 24.


takeawaycookbook.jpgTake Away by Jean-Francois Mallet (Photographer)
French photographer Jean-Francois Mallet traveled the world taking photos of street food. Need cooking inspiration? Or just really like looking at fried food? Here are 375 doses of food porn, straight up.
Chronicle Books: March 21, 2012

southernitaliancookbook.jpgThe Southern Italian Farmer's Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Tuscany to Sicily by Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino.
Does the world need another Italian cookbook? If it does, it needs this one: husband-and-wife Matthew Scialabba and Melissa Pellegrino traveled the "agritourism" circuit of Southern Italy, collecting recipes that — to their knowledge — have never been published in English.
Lyons Press: April 3.

Notable Mentions

  • Ploughman's Lunch and the Miser's Feast: Authentic Pub Food, Restaurant Fare, and Home Cooking from Small Towns, Big Cities, and Country Villages Across the British Isles by Brian Yarvin. Harvard Common Press: February 14.
  • Curry, Callaloo & Calypso: The Real Taste of Trinidad & Tobago by Wendy Rahamut. Macmillan Caribbean: February 20.
  • Flavors of Ireland by Margaret Johnson. Ambassador International: February 22.
  • Fish: Recipes from the Sea by the Editors at Phaidon. Phaidon: February 27.
  • Indonesian Cooking: Satays, Sambals and More by Dina Yuen. Tuttle Publishing: March 10.
  • The Swedish-American Cookbook by Sophia Lindahl. Skyhorse Publishing: March 15.
  • Hashi: A Japanese Cookery Course by Reiko Hashimoto. Absolute Press: April 1.
  • Around a Greek Table: Recipes & Stories Arranged According to the Liturgical Seasons of the Eastern Church by Katerina Katsarka Whitley. Lyons Press: April 3.
  • The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen by Frances and Edward Mayes. Clarkson Potter: April 20.

Single Subject

mypizzalahey.jpgMy Pizza: The Easy No-Knead Way to Make Spectacular Pizza at Home by Jim Lahey and Rick Flaste
Like making pizza at home but hate dealing with kneading it? Yeah, no-knead bread man Jim Lahey has a pizza crust making method for that.
Clarkson Potter: March 20, 2012

rivercottagefish.jpgThe River Cottage Fish Book: The Definitive Guide to Sourcing and Cooking Sustainable Fish and Shellfish by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher
While you should honestly probably just get any book with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's name on it, this book will be of particular interest to those concerned with eating sustainable seafood. Using the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch's guidelines, Fearnley-Whittingstall and food writer Nick Fisher's book features 135 recipes for sustainably caught fish that will sooth that nagging voice in the back of your head.
Ten Speed Press: March 20, 2012

fishforever.jpgFish Forever: The Definitive Guide to Understanding, Selecting, and Preparing Healthy, Delicious, and Environmentally Sustainable Seafood by Paul Johnson
Not into taking sustainable seafood "cookery" advice from the British? Here's a San Francisco-based offering on the same subject, featuring recipes from Alice Waters, Thomas Keller, Michael Mina, Daniel Boulud, and Alain Ducasse.
Wiley: January 10, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • The Art of Cooking Morels by Ruth Mossok Johnston. University of Michigan Press: January 9.
  • Bean By Bean: A Cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon. Workman: January 15.
  • Ramps: Cooking with the Best Kept Secret of the Appalachian Trail by the editors of St. Lynn's Press. St. Lynn's Press: February 1.
  • The Fresh Egg Cookbook by Jennifer Trainer Thompson. Storey Publishing, LLC: February 14.
  • Cooking Quinoa by Jessica Harlan and Kelley Sparwasser. Ulysses Press: February 21.
  • Marshmallow Madness!: Dozens of Puffalicious Recipes by Shauna Sever. Quirk Books: February 28.
  • Asian Tofu: Discover the Best, Make Your Own, and Cook It at Home by Andrea Nguyen. Ten Speed Press: February 28.
  • Waffles: Fun Recipes for Every Meal by Tara Duggan. Weldon Owen: March 13.
  • The Quintessential Quinoa Cookbook by Wendy Polisi. Skyhorse Publishing: April 1.
  • Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden: The Best Way to Grow, Preserve, and Bake with Small Fruit by Jo Ann Gardner. Skyhorse Publishing: April 1.
  • Zuppe by Mona Talbott. Little Bookroom: April 3.
  • Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons by Jeanne Kelley. Rizzoli: April 10.
  • Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient by the Editors of Grit Magazine. Andrews McMeel: April 10.
  • In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Divinely Odorous Bulb by Liz Primeau. Greystone Books: April 10.
  • Crepes: 50 Savory and Sweet Recipes by Martha Holmberg. Chronicle Books: April 18.
  • Sushi by Kazuo Nagayama. PIE International: April 24.
  • Lobster!: 55 Fresh and Simple Recipes for Everyday Eating by Brooke Dojny. Storey Publishing, LLC: April 24.


offal-annisa-helou.jpgOffal: The Fifth Quarter by Anissa Helou.
This expanded edition of Helou's exellent The Fifth Quarter jazzes things up with the addition of full color photography and a foreword from cookery author Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Absolute Press: April 1.

Notable Mentions

  • Pure Steak by Stefan Marquard, Stephan Otto, and Steffen Eichhorn. Schiffer: February 28.
  • Sausage by Nichola Fletcher. Dorling Kindersley: April 2.
  • Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut by Lynne Curry. Running Press: April 24.


wicked-good-barbecue.jpgWicked Good Barbecue by Andy Husbands and Chris Hart.
A barbecue book from two guys from Boston? Blasphemy! Perhaps, but to be honest most barbecue books out there are severely lacking, and these guys have some serious competition credentials to back up their recipes. Maybe a fresh perspective is just what this genre needs.
Fair Winds Press: March 1.

Notable Mentions

  • Stephane Reynaud's Barbecue & Grill by Stéphane Reynaud. Lyons Press: April 1.
  • Weber's Smoke: A Guide to Smoke Cooking for Everyone and Any Grill by Jamie Purviance. Oxmoor House: April 3.
  • Slow Fire: The Beginner's Guide to Lip-Smacking Barbecue by Ray "DR. BBQ" Lampe. Chronicle Books: April 11.
  • BBQ Manual: Great Grilling Made Simple by Ben Bartlett. Haynes Publishing: April 15.
  • Simply Grilling: 105 Recipes for Quick and Casual Grilling by Jennifer Chandler. Thomas Nelson: April 17.
  • Adventures in Grilling: Cooking with Fire and Smoke by Willie Cooper. Weldon Owen: April 17.
  • The Gardener & the Grill: The Bounty of the Garden Meets the Sizzle of the Grill by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig. Running Press: April 24.


meatfreemonday.jpgThe Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year by Annie Riggs (Editor), Paul, Stella, & Mary McCartney (Foreword)
This baby-steps guide to eating less meat comes from famed vegetarians Paul, Stella and Mary McCartney and is an off-shoot of their popular Meat-Free Mondays program that encourages people to go vegetarian one day a week. Come on, one day isn't going to hurt.
Kyle Books: March 16, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • Let Them Eat Vegan!: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Strong Recipes for the Whole Family by Dreena Burton. Da Capo Lifelong Books: March 6.
  • The Sexy Vegan Cookbook: Extraordinary Food from an Ordinary Dude by Brian Patton. New World Library: March 13.
  • Vegetarian: A Delicious Celebration of Fresh Ingredients by Alice Hart. Lyons Press: April 17.
  • Main Street Vegan: Everything You Need to Know to Eat Healthfully and Live Compassionately in the Real World by Victoria Moran and Adair Moran. Tarcher: April 26.


taste-buds-molecules.jpgTaste Buds and Molecules: The Art and Science of Food, Wine, and Flavor by Francois Chartier.
Now available for the first time in English, sommelier Francois Chartier does for wine what the molecular gastronomists have done for food: gets really, really nerdy about it. Chartier's book seeks to "map out the aromatic molecules" of wine, and won several cookbook awards in France doing so.
Wiley: February 28.

thedropsofgod.jpgDrops of God, Volume '03: Les Gouttes de Dieu by Tadashi Agi (Author) and Shu Okimoto (Illustrator)
This best selling Japanese wine manga has been called "the world's most important wine book," and volume three comes out March 13. Because why not learn about wine from a comic book?
Vertical: March 13, 2012


  • Beer Tasting Tool Kit: How to Choose and Taste Beer Like a Brewer by Jeff Alworth. Chronicle Books: February 8.
  • Breweriana: American Beer Collectibles by Kevin Kious. Shire: February 21.
  • The Illustrated Guide to Brewing Beer by Michael Schaefer. Skyhorse Publishing: March 15.
  • North Carolina Craft Beer & Breweries by Erik Lars Myers. John F. Blair, Publisher: April 1.


  • The Wineslinger Chronicles: Texas on the Vine by Russell Kane. Texas Tech University Press: February 15.
  • How to Talk about Wine: Discover the Secrets of Wine Ten Minutes at a Time by Bernard Klem. Sterling Epicure: March 6.
  • Exquisite Matches: The Pairing of Wine and Food by Philippe Faure-Brac. Hachette Livre Editions du Chene: March 16.
  • A Toast to Eclipse: Arpad Haraszthy and the Sparkling Wine of Old San Francisco by Brian McGinty. University of Oklahoma Press: March 25.
  • Grape: Stories of the Vineyards in South Africa by Jeanne Viall, Wilmot James, and Jakes Gerwel. NB Publishers: March 30.
  • The Australian Wine Encyclopedia by James Halliday. Hardie Grant Books: April 1.
  • The Makers of American Wine: A Record of Two Hundred Years by Thomas Pinney. University of California Press: April 2.
  • Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines by Kerin O'Keefe. University of California Press: April 2.
  • Food and Wine Pairing with the Masters by Ken Arnone and Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. Delmar Cengage Learning: April 16.


  • William Yeoward American Bar by William Yeoward. Cima Books: February.
  • ¡Hola Tequila! by Colleen Graham. Sellers Publishing Inc: March 12.
  • Sip and Savor: Drinks for Party and Porch by James Farmer. Gibbs Smith: April 1.
  • Pink Elephants: The 150 Most Requested Drink Recipes and Some Simple Snacks by Pamela Senk Falk. Egg & Dart: April 10.
  • Slushed!: More Than 150 Frozen, Boozy Treats for the Coolest Happy Hour Ever by Jessie Cross. Adams Media: April 15.
  • Edible Cocktails: From Garden to GlassSeasonal Cocktails with a Fresh Twist by Natalie Bovis . Adams Media: April 15.
  • The Famous Grouse: A Whisky Companion: Heritage, History, Recipes & Drinks by Ian Buxton. Ebury Press: April 24.

Memoirs and Histories

culturalhistory.jpgA Cultural History of Food by Fabio Parasecoli (Editor) and Peter Scholliers (Editor)
A gigantic, expensive, multi-volume culinary masterwork? That may sound familiar, but this culinary history is more academic than Nathan Myhrvold's megacookbook Modernist Cuisine. A collaboration between New School professor Fabio Parasecoli and Peter Scholliers of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the book is covers "2500 years of food and its physical, spiritual, social and cultural dimensions."
Berg Publishers: February 12, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • They Eat That?: A Cultural Encyclopedia of Weird and Exotic Food from around the World by Jonathan Deutsch and Natalya Murakhver. ABC-CLIO: January 31.
  • Day of Honey: A Memoir of Food, Love, and War by Annia Ciezadlo. Free Press: February 14.
  • Empires of Food: Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations by Evan D.G. Fraser and Andrew Rimas. Counterpoint: February 28.
  • White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf by Aaron Bobrow-Strain. Beacon Press: March 6.
  • Fear of Food: A History of Why We Worry about What We Eat by Harvey Levenstein. University Of Chicago Press: March 15.
  • Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization by Paul Kindstedt. Chelsea Green Publishing: March 28.
  • Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America by Gustavo Arellano. Scribner: April 10.
  • Vodka: A Global History by Patricia Herlihy. Reaktion Books: April 15.
  • Gin: A Global History by Lesley Jacobs Solmonson. Reaktion Books: April 15.
  • Colonel Sanders and the American Dream by Josh Ozersky. University of Texas Press: April 15.
  • Fork in Asias Road by John Krich. Marshall Cavendish Editions: April 15.

The Politics of Food

Notable Mentions

  • The Philosophy of Food by David M. Kaplan. University of California Press: February 1.
  • Food Gurus by Stephen Vines. Marshall Cavendish Trade: March 15.
  • Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim. University of California Press: April 1.
  • Food Myths by Nicole Seniour. New Holland Publishers Ltd: April 1.


athomeontherange.jpgAt Home on the Range by Margaret Yardley Potter
This book is actually a reprint — the original book is by Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's great-grandmother. And while Gilbert's previous book was a little, um, inspirational for some tastes, the volume is in good hands with McSweeney's.
McSweeney's: April 17, 2012

Notable Mentions

  • The Kitchen as Laboratory: Reflections on the Science of Food and Cooking by Cesar Vega, Job Ubbink, and Erik van van der Linden. Columbia University Press: January 31.
  • Tasia's Table: Cooking With the Artisan Cheesemaker at Belle Chevre by Tasia Malakasis. NewSouth Books: March 15.
  • The Perfect Ingredient: 5 Fantastic Ways to Cook Apples, Beets, Pork, Scallops, and More by Bryn Williams. Kyle Books: March 16.
  • Ripe: A Fresh, Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule. Running Press: March 27.
  • Make It Easy by Jane Lovett. New Holland Publishers Ltd: April 1.
  • Ham, Pickles & Jam: Traditional Skills for the Modern Kitchen Larder by Thane Prince. Pavilion: April 1.
  • The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making by Alana Chernila. Clarkson Potter: April 3.
  • Healthy in a Hurry: Simple, Wholesome Recipes for Every Meal of the Day by Weldon Owen: April 3.
  • The Taste of Tomorrow: Dispatches from the Future of Food by Josh Schonwald. Harper: April 10.
  • Livwise by Olivia Newton-John. Murdoch Books: April 12.
  • River Cottage Baby & Toddler Cookbook by Nikki Duffy. Bloomsbury USA: April 24.
  • The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Sixties Cookbook by Rick Rodgers and Heather Maclean. Running Press: April 24.
  • How to Be An Everyday Kitchen Magician by Richard Fox. Green Books Ltd: April 26.

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