There are a lot of cookbooks coming out this Fall. There are so many cookbooks coming out this Fall, in fact, that they literally did not fit in one Eater post; this Fall's preview has been split into two parts, so if you're not finding what you're looking for below, check out part two.
So what's new for Fall? The big news is pastry chefs are getting their due: not only is Thomas Keller releasing a stunning Bouchon Bakery cookbook, co-written by pastry chef Sebastien Rouxel, but there are also books coming out by Hedy Goldsmith of Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami/Grand Cayman, Dahlia Bakery in Seattle, Brooklyn's Liddabit and Baked bakeries, and many, many more. Hope you have a sweet tooth.
American regional cookbooks continue to branch out beyond the South with not one but two books on the food of Portland, Oregon, many books on West Coast food, a book on Montana ranch food, and even a book on Chinese food in Minnesota since the 19th century. As for international trends, look for books on Southeast Asian cuisine (Charles Phan's Vietnamese Home Cooking, Naomi Duguid's stellar Burma) and lots of books about Northern African and Middle Eastern food.
And as for design trends, again there are bunches of jacketless cookbooks with super matte photos — which unfortunately often has the effect of making photos look dull and even blurry instead of edgy. Just a little gloss, please? Also, there are a whopping eight cookbooks with exclamation marks in the titles (so you know people are super excited about them) and several books with black backgrounds. The chalkboard restaurant trend has made it to the printed page.
And now, without further ado, on to this year's crop of Fall cookbooks.
(Note: this preview covers books coming out between September 1 and December 31. For books coming out before September 1, see the Summer 2012 preview. For books coming out after December 31, stay tuned.)
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Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan.
The first cookbook from Beard Award-winning San Francisco chef Charles Phan doesn't focus on his modern Vietnamese restaurant the Slanted Door, but instead looks at home cooking. Looking for an introduction to Vietnamese cooking? This book could be it, with photo identification guide to unfamiliar ingredients and maser recipes for sauces, stocks and more.
Ten Speed Press: September 25.
Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson.
Fäviken is a super local restaurant in the middle of nowhere — chef Magnus Nilsson's 12-seat restaurant is outside of the tiny town of Järpen, Sweden, nearly 400 miles north of Stockholm. Not only will these 272 pages from Phaidon have you learning about an entire cuisine you barely knew existed, they'll have you plotting ways to go eat there. Here's Eater's preview of Fäviken.
Phaidon Press: October 1.
Edible Selby by Todd Selby.
Photographer Todd Selby's first book based on his Edible Selby series, in which he travels the world photographing international food world figures like Danish chef René Redzepi, Tokyo pizzaman Susumu Kainuma, and Eric Werner of Hartwood in Tulum, Mexico. The book also contains Selby's signature watercolors, handwritten questionnaires, and a recipe from each of over 40 subjects. Selby talked to Eater about the book back in March.
Abrams: October 1.
Secrets of the Best Chefs: Recipes, Techniques, and Tricks from America's Greatest Cooks by Adam Roberts.
For blogger Adam Roberts' second book, he set off across the country to learn from 50 of the country's best chefs. The people he worked with are too numerous to name here (see the full list), but Roberts tells Eater the techniques he learned from them taught him to "tackle my kitchen tasks with great ferocity and verve."
Artisan: October 9.
LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre by Ludo Lefebvre.
While you're probably not going to be tackling chef Ludo Lefebvre's complex takes on foie gras (especially if, like Lefebvre, you live in California), the book will stand as an important record of the cultishly followed LudoBites pop-ups.
Ecco: October 9.
Paul Bocuse: The Complete Recipes by Paul Bocuse.
500 traditional French recipes, filtered through the kitchen of world renowned chef Paul Bocuse. If you're looking for a book to teach you the ins and outs of classic French cuisine, this may be the book for you (don't tell Julia).
Flammarion: October 30.
Jacques Pépin New Complete Techniques by Jacques Pépin.
Fans of Pépin's classic books La Méthode and La Technique rejoice: the master French chef has reshot all the photographs from those books for this new single volume. Everything from boning a chicken to making fancy decorative garnishes to (apparently) turning an old refrigerator into a smoker, Pépin shows you how to properly function in the kitchen with thousands of step-by-step photographs.
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers: November 13.
L'Astrance: The Cookbook by Pascal Barbot, Christophe Rohat & Chihiro Masui.
This is the first time Pascal Barbot has put the recipes from his three Michelin-starred Paris restaurant on paper. Featuring 50 "narrative recipes" that feature tasting notes, product sourcing information, and more, the book is an inside look at one of the world's most celebrated restaurants.
Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene: November 16.
- Lunch in Provence by Jean-Andre Charial. Flammarion: September 4.
- The Mile End Cookbook: Redefining Jewish Comfort Food from Hash to Hamantaschen by Noah Bernamoff and Rae Bernamoff. Clarkson Potter: September 4.
- Gordon Ramsay's World Kitchen: Easy and Delicious New Twists on 10 Cuisines by Gordon Ramsay. Sterling Epicure September 4.
- Gordon Ramsay's Sunday Lunch: 25 Simple Menus to Pamper Family and Friends by Gordon Ramsay. Sterling Epicure: September 4.
- This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life by Max and Eli Sussman. Olive Press: September 10.
- Mr. Dickey's Barbecue Cookbook: Recipes from a True Texas Pit Master by Roland Dickey. Pelican Publishing: September 15.
- Little Flower: Recipes from the Café by Christine Moore. Prospect Park Books: September 15.
- The Delta Queen Cookbook: The History and Recipes of the Legendary Steamboat by Cynthia Lejeune Nobles. Louisiana State University Press: September 17.
- Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish. Ten Speed Press September 18.
- Mike Isabella's Crazy Good Italian: Big Flavors, Small Plates by Mike Isabella. Da Capo Lifelong Books: September 25.
- Southern Comfort: A New Take on the Recipes We Grew Up With by Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing. Ten Speed Press: October 2.
- Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants by Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy. Running Press: October 2.
- The Latin Road Home: Savoring the Foods of Ecuador, Spain, Cuba, Mexico and Peru by Jose Garces. Lake Isle Press: October 8.
- Saltie: A Cookbook by Caroline Fidanza, Anna Dunn, Rebecca Collerton, and Elizabeth Schula. Chronicle Books: October 10.
- SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine by Shelley Lindgren, Matthew Accarrino, and Kate Leahy. Ten Speed Press: October 16.
- Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking by Kevin Gillespie. Andrews McMeel Publishing: October 16.
- Marque: A Culinary Adventure by Mark Best and Pasi Petanen. Hardie Grant Books: October 16.
- A Table at Le Cirque: Stories and Recipes from New York's Most Legendary Restaurant by Sirio Maccioni and Pamela Fiori. Rizzoli: October 16.
- Michael Symon's Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers by Michael Symon. Clarkson Potter: October 16.
- Hubert Keller's Souvenirs: Stories and Recipes from My Life by Hubert Keller and Penelope Wisner. Andrews McMeel Publishing: October 30.
- Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks by Rick Bayless. W. W. Norton & Company: November 5.
- The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love by Scott Roberts and Jessica Dupuy. University of Texas Press: November 6.
- Ride or Fry: The Dante Fried Chicken Experience by Sterling Epicure: November 6.
- The Foothills Cuisine of Blackberry Farm: Recipes and Wisdom from Our Artisans, Chefs, and Smoky Mountain Ancestors by Sam Beall and Marah Stets. Clarkson Potter: October 30.
- Origin by Ben Shewry. Murdoch Books: November 1. (Please note: it is unclear if this book will be available in the US.)
- The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook: Comfort Food with a Twist by Cynthia Kallile. Adams Media November 18.
- POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts) by Russell Norman. Bloomsbury USA: November 27.
Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito.
Lewis and Poliafito's cookbooks are always full of fresh takes on classic American sweets, and Baked Elements is no exception. The book dedicates a chapter each to the duo's ten favorite flavors to work with: Peanut butter, lemon/lime, caramel, "booze," pumpkin, malted milk powder, cinnamon, cheese, chocolate and banana. (Check out Eater's preview here.)
Stewart, Tabori & Chang: September 1.
Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors by Hedy Goldsmith.
Hedy Goldsmith, executive pastry chef for Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in Miami and Grand Cayman, is known for the bold flavors showcased here in Baking Out Loud. The 80 recipes include Goldsmith's take on childhood favorites like Pop Tarts, Oreos, Twinkies and Snickers — but don't be fooled into thinking these sophisticated recipes are just kids' stuff.
Clarkson Potter: October 2.
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by Caitlin and James Freeman.
Caitlin and James Freeman's Blue Bottle coffee shops in San Francisco and New York take coffee very seriously, and this book is dedicated to helping you make better coffee at home. The book features a treatise on the art of cupping (tasting coffees the same way professionals do) as well as recipes for the pastries Caitlin has developed for the shops.
Ten Speed Press: October 9.
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle by Tom Douglas.
Seattle chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas focuses on the cakes, pies, cookies, and muffins of his Dahlia Bakery for this, his fourth cookbook. (His first, Tom Douglas' Seattle Kitchen, won a James Beard award.) Cross your fingers for the recipes for the bakery's famous triple coconut cream pie.
William Morrow Cookbooks: October 23.
Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel.
The release of any Thomas Keller cookbook is going to be celebrated, but the breads and pastries of Bouchon Bakery insure this volume will likely see more actual kitchen time than some of its predecessors. While it's not necessarily for beginners — there are four recipes for brioche, each suited to a different, specific purpose — the book's sense of humor and traditional techniques make this a must have.
Artisan: October 23.
- The Chocolate Bible by Le Cordon Bleu. St. Martin's Press: September 1.
- Beyond the Bread Basket: Recipes for Appetizers, Main Courses, and Desserts by Eric Kayser. Flammarion: September 4.
- Ready for Dessert: My Best Recipes by David Lebovitz. Ten Speed Press: September 18.
- A Baker's Field Guide to Doughnuts: More than 60 Warm and Fresh Homemade Treats by Dede Wilson. Harvard Common Press: September 18.
- Tate's Bake Shop: Baking For Friends by Kathleen King. Tates Bake Shop: September 25.
- How to Be a Breadhead: A Beginner's Guide to Baking by Father Dominic Garramone. Reedy Press: October 1.
- Cooking with Chocolate: The Best Recipes and Tips from a Master Pastry Chef by Magnus Johansson. Skyhorse Publishing: October 1.
- Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques by Shauna Sever. Quirk Books: October 2.
- Pieography: Where Pie Meets Biography by Jo Packham. WWC Press: October 2.
- The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook: How to Make Truly Scrumptious Candy in Your Own Kitchen! by Liz Gutman and Jen King. Workman Publishing Company: October 9.
- The Brown Betty Cookbook by Linda Hinton Brown and Norrinda Brown Hayat. Wiley: October 9.
- Kinky Cookies by Joanna Farrow. Spruce: October 10.
- Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: 60 Recipes for Traditional Festive Treats by Jeanne Sauvage. Chronicle Books: October 10.
- More from Macrina: New Favorites from Seattle's Popular Neighborhood Bakery by Leslie Mackie. Sasquatch Books: October 16.
- I'm Dreaming of a Chocolate Christmas by Marcel Desaulniers. Wiley: October 16.
- Nick Malgieri's Bread: Over 60 Breads, Rolls and Cakes plus Delicious Recipes Using Them by Nick Malgieri. Kyle Books: October 16.
- Standard Baking Co. Pastries by Alison Pray and Tara Smith. Down East Books: October 16.
- The Home-Made Cake Shop: Cupcakes - Whoopies Pies - Cake Pops - Afternoon Tea by Carol Pastor, Mowie Kay, Hannah Miles, Anthony Wild, and Simona Hill. Anness: October 16.
- Cake Pops Holidays by Angie Dudley. Chronicle Books: October 17.
- Moufflet: More Than 100 Gourmet Muffin Recipes That Rise to Any Occasion by Kelly Jaggers. Adams Media: October 18.
- The Elements of Dessert by Francisco J. Migoya. Wiley: November 20.
- Cookies for Grown-Ups by Kelly Cooper. Red Rock Press: December 1.
- Pies for All Seasons by Jessica Strand. Egg & Dart: December 11.
Cleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking by Laura Taxel, Marilou Suszko, and Michael Symon.
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cleveland's West Side Market, this cookbook delves into the rich history of one of the oldest (and only) "municipally owned and operated retail food arcades" left in the US today. Expect a thorough look at the history of the region's cuisine.
University Of Akron Press: October 1.
Open Range: Steaks, Chops, and More from Big Sky Country by Jay Bentley and Patrick Dillon.
Inspired by dishes from Belgrade, Montana's Mint Bar and Cafe, this book reaches deep into Montana's culinary traditions. There is a heavy emphasis on meat in the book — Montana is ranching country, after all — and venison, quail, duck, elk, fish, pork, and beef are all covered.
Running Press: October 23.
The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: How Portland's Rule-Bending Chefs Handcrafted the New Urban Cuisine by Karen Brooks and Teri Gelber.
Here's Portland, Oregon restaurant critic and food writer Karen Brooks' guide to the best in Portland food, and an explanation of how it got that way. The book includes Brooks' top 100 food destinations in Portland.
Chronicle Books: December 19.
- North Carolina Bed & Breakfast Cookbook by the North Carolina Bed and Breakfasts and Inns Association. 3D Press: September 1.
- Dutch Oven Cajun and Creole by Bill Ryan. Gibbs Smith: September 1.
- Dadgum That's Good, Too! by John McClemore. APG Sales & Distribution: September 1.
- Philadelphia Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the City of Brotherly Love by April White. Lyons Press: September 4.
- Pecans: A Savor the South Cookbook by Kathleen Purvis. The University of North Carolina Press: September 10.
- Buttermilk: A Savor the South Cookbook by Debbie Moose. The University of North Carolina Press: September 10.
- The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas. Wiley: September 11.
- Louisiana Seafood Bible, The: Fish Volume 1 by Jerald and Glenda Horst. Pelican Publishing: September 15.
- Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living from Iowa's Best-Known Homemaker by Evelyn Birkby. University Of Iowa Press: September 15.
- The Eckert Family Fall Cookbook: Apple, Pumpkin, Squash Recipes, and More by Jill Eckert-Tantillo and Angie Eckert. Reedy Press: September 15.
- Maine Home Cooking: 175 Recipes from Down East Kitchens by Sandra Oliver. Down East Books: September 16.
- The Southern Foodie: 100 Places to Eat in the South Before You Die (and the Recipes That Made Them Famous) by Chris Chamberlain. Thomas Nelson: September 18.
- Fred Thompson's Southern Sides: 250 Dishes That Really Make the Plate by Fred Thompson. The University of North Carolina Press: September 24.
- In The Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs: 35 Fabulous Meals in About an Hour by Maria Isabella. Kent State Univ: September 26.
- A Savannah Christmas by Kimberly Ergul and Holley Jaakkola. Pelican Publishing: September 30.
- Farmer's Daughter, A: Recipes from a Mennonite Kitchen by Dawn Stoltzfus. Revell: October 1.
- The Oregonian Cookbook: Best Recipes from Foodday by Katherine Miller. Portland Oregonian Books: October 1.
- Chefs of the Mountains, Restaurants and Recipes from Western North Carolina by John E. Batchelor. John F. Blair: October 1.
- Asian Flavors: Changing the Tastes of Minnesota since 1875 by Phyllis Louise Harris and Raghavan Iyer. Minnesota Historical Society Press: October 1.
- The Amish Family Cookbook by Jerry and Tina Eicher. Harvest House Publishers: October 1.
- Edible Dallas & Fort Worth: The Cookbook by Terri Taylor. Sterling Epicure: October 2.
- Around the Southern Table: Coming Home to Comforting Meals and Treasured Memories by Rebecca Lang. Oxmoor House: October 2.
- California Cuisine and Just Food by Sally K. Fairfax, Louise Nelson Dyble, Greig Tor Guthey, Lauren Gwin, Monica Moore, and Jennifer Sokolove. The MIT Press: October 5.
- Sweet on Texas: Lovable Confections from the Lone Star State Denise Gee. Chronicle Books: October 10.
- Washington, DC Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Nation's Capital by Beth Kanter. Lyons Press: October 16.
- Jewish Cookery Book: On Principles of Economy by Esther Levy. Andrews McMeel Publishing: October 16.
- My Key West Kitchen: Recipes and Stories by Norman Van Aken and Justin Van Aken. Kyle Books: October 16.
- Field to Feast: Recipes Celebrating Florida Farmers, Chefs, and Artisans by Pam Brandon, Katie Farmand, and Heather McPherson. University Press of Florida: October 19.
- From a Southern Oven: The Savories, The Sweets by Jean Anderson. Wiley: October 23.
- Dishing Up® Washington: 150 Recipes That Capture Authentic Regional Flavors by Jess Thomson. Storey Publishing, LLC: October 23.
- Mme. Bégué's Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery by Elizabeth Begue. Pelican Publishing: October 31.
- Jack Daniel's Cookbook: Stories and Kitchen Secrets from Miss Mary Bobo's Boarding House by Lynne Tolley and Mindy Merrell. Thomas Nelson: December 11.
The Country Cooking of Greece by Diane Kochilas.
Previous books in the Country Cooking of series — France, Italy, and Ireland — have all been big successes, even picking up a few James Beard Awards. This time, chef, food writer, and restaurant consultant Diane Kochilas puts her spin on the rural foods of Greece.
Chronicle Books: September 19.
Burma: Rivers of Flavor by Naomi Duguid.
James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Naomi Duguid explores the foods of Burma through photographs and recipes. Explore the soups, noodle dishes, and dipping sauces of this "cultural crossroads" between Thailand, India and China.
Artisan: September 25.
The Lebanese Kitchen by Salma Hage.
It's time for another one of Phaidon's in-depth, encyclopedic looks at a cuisine. This time around, it's the all-too-often overlooked cuisine of Lebanon, and Salma Hage shares the recipes that have been passed down in her family for generations.
Phaidon Press: October 8.
Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
The massively popular British cookbook author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi returns to his homeland for a look at the foods of Israel. Along with business partner Sami Tamimi, Ottolenghi discusses the complex and varied foods of Jerusalem, looking to the "Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian" communities for inspiration.
Ten Speed: October 16.
- Hugo Ortega's Street Food of Mexico by Hugo Ortega. Bright Sky Press: September 1.
- Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu and Kenji Miura. Andrews McMeel Publishing: September 4.
- Eric Kayser's New French Recipes by Eric Kayser and Yair Yosefi. Flammarion: September 4.
- New Ukrainian Cookbook by Annette Ogrodnik Corona. Hippocrene Books: September 14.
- The Art of Brazilian Cooking by Sandra Cuza. Pelican Publishing: September 15.
- Roots, Fruits, Shoots and Leaves: A Guide to Shopping at Chinese Fresh Food Markets by Pam Shookman. Blacksmith Books: September 16.
- Czech & Slovak Food & Cooking by Ivana Veruzabova. Lorenz Books: September 16.
- Food & Cooking of Shanghai & East China by Terry Tan. Lorenz Books: September 16.
- Irish Food & Cooking by Biddy White Lennon and Georgina Campbell. Lorenz Books: September 16.
- Scandinavian Christmas by Trine Hahnemann. Quadrille Publishing: September 27.
- La Cocina Mexicana: Many Cultures, One Cuisine by Marilyn Tausend. University of California Press: October 1.
- The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World by Linda Lau Anusasananan. University of California Press: October 1.
- Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla. W. W. Norton & Company: October 1.
- The Fundamental Techniques of Classic Italian Cuisine by Cesare Casella and Stephanie Lyness. Stewart, Tabori & Chang: October 1.
- Tacos, Tortas, and Tamales: Flavors from the griddles, pots, and street-side kitchens of Mexico by Roberto Santibanez. Wiley: October 2.
- Modern Flavors of Arabia: Recipes and Memories from My Middle Eastern Kitchen by Suzanne Husseini. Appetite by Random House: October 2.
- A Month in Marrakesh: Recipes from the Heart of Morocco by Andy Harris. Hardie Grant Books: October 2.
- The Enlightened Kitchen: Fresh Vegetable Dishes from the Temples of Japan by Mari Fujii. Kodansha USA: October 5.
- An Edible Mosaic: Middle Eastern Fare with Extraordinary Flair by Faith Gorsky. Tuttle Publishing: October 10.
- Beyond Hummus and Falafel: Social and Political Aspects of Palestinian Food in Isræl by Liora Gvion. University of California Press: October 22.
- Antonio Carluccio: the Collection by Antonio Carluccio. Quadrille Publishing: October 25.
- Hiroko's American Kitchen: Cooking with Japanese Flavors by Hiroko Shimbo. Andrews McMeel Publishing: October 30.
- Betty Crocker Indian Home Cooking. Betty Crocker: October 30.
The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World by Steve Beaumont and Tim Webb.
A international guide to beer (with illustrations) by Steve Beaumont (who reviews beer for Maxim.com) and British beer writer Tim Webb. Included: the duo's top 500 beers from around the world.
Sterling Epicure: October 2.
Beer, Food, and Flavor: A Guide to Tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Beer by Schuyler Schultz.
Wine and food pairing, sure, but a beer and food pairing guide is not something you see every day. This guide shares tactics for finding the perfect beer to drink with your home cooked recipes as well as tips for navigating restaurant beer lists.
Skyhorse Publishing: October 17.'
How to Make Your Own Brewskis: The Go-to Guide for Craft Brew Enthusiasts by
Jordan St. John and Mark Murphy. Barron's Educational Series: October 1.
- The World Atlas of Beer: The Essential Guide to the Beers of the World by Steve Beaumont and Tim Webb. Sterling Epicure: October 2.
- The Naked Brewer: Fearless Homebrewing Tips, Tricks & Rule-breaking Recipes by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune. Perigee Trade: October 2.
How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto by Eric Asimov.
New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov's thought-provoking memoir pulls the veil back on America's wine culture to examine the roots of our collective anxiety about wine. It's part memoir and part, well, manifesto that offers an alternative approach to understanding wine from one of the industry's biggest brains. Perhaps the most anticipated wine release of the season.
William Morrow: October 16.
Wine Grapes: A Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, and Jose Vouillamoz.
While this isn't exactly a page-turner, it's definitely a game changer. Britain's top wine critic and Master of Wine, Jancis Robisnon, teamed up with grape geneticist Jose Vouillamoz to create what is essentially the King James Bible of wine grapes. The book defines and catalogs the 1,368 wine grapes currently in production, how they are related, who makes the best wines from them, and what they taste like. It weighs 6 1/2 pounds.
Ecco: October 30.
Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures by Paul Lukacs.
Paul Lukacs has established himself as one of the top American wine historians. This isn't the first book that seeks to tackle the history of wine from ancient world to present, but Lukacs finds a fresh angle by discussing its cultural evolution from a source of nutrition to a symbol of status.
W. W. Norton & Company: December 3.
—Wine book recommendations and write ups by Eater wine editor Talia Baiocchi.
- Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course (Kevin Zraly's Complete Wine Course) by Kevin Zraly. Sterling Epicure: September 4.
- Smart Guide To Wine by Philip Seldon. Smart Guide Publications Inc.: September 15.
- Life's Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart. Quadrille Publishing: September 27.
- Wines of Burgundy & Bordeaux by John Heathcote. Melrose Books: September 30.
- Wines of the Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen. Sterling Epicure: October 2.
- The One Minute Wine Master: Discover 10 Wines You'll Like in 60 Seconds or Less by Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan. Sterling Epicure: October 2.
- Had a Glass 2013: Top 100 Wines Under $20 by James Nevison. Appetite by Random House: October 16.
- Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California by Simone Cinotto. NYU Press: November 12.
- Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age by Joel Butler and Randall Heskett. Palgrave Macmillan: November 13.
Cocktails with Bompas & Parr by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr.
"Bespoke jelly makers" Sam Bompas and Harry Parr have been making their custom creations since 2007, but in this book seem to bring it back down to earth by exploring drinks you might want to make at home. Expect classic cocktails as well as crazy new concoctions.
Pavilion: October 1.
- Destination: Cocktails: The Traveler's Guide to Superior Libations by James Teitelbaum. Santa Monica Press: September 1.
- Let's Bring Back: The Cocktail Edition: A Compendium of Impish, Romantic, Amusing, and Occasionally Appalling Potations from Bygone Eras by Lesley M. M. Blume. Chronicle Books: September 26.
- World's Best Whiskies by Dominic Roskrow. Aurum Press Ltd: October 1.
- Cocktails with Bompas & Parr by Sam Bompas and Harry Parr. Pavilion: October 1.
- Dr. Cocktail: 50 Spirited Infusions to Stimulate the Mind and Body by Alex Ott. Running Press: October 2.
- New Orleans Classic Cocktails by Kit Wohl. Pelican Publishing: October 7.
- Mezcal Undocumented by Louis E.V. Nevaer. Mark Batty Publisher: October 23.
- The New Old Bar: The Hearty Boys Classic Cocktails and Bar Snacks by Steve McDonagh. Agate Midway: November 13.
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