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18 Restaurant Cookbooks Coming Out This Fall

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Behold 18 restaurant cookbooks from the Fall 2012 cookbook season. The books collected here tell the story of specific restaurants (or bakeries or, in once case, a coffee shop) at specific points in time. These records are important: menus change, staff move on, restaurants shutter, but these books will still be around after the chefs that wrote them are long gone. Many years from now, people will be able to try making the croissants from Bouchon Bakery or read about what it was like to eat at Magnus Nilssen's Faviken because someone decided to write it all down.

Please note these are not chef cookbooks: more and more frequently, chefs are shying away from writing restaurant books in favor of writing books for home cooks, memoirs or books about staff/family meals. These books can be fantastic and there are many of them in Eater's Fall cookbook preview, but they are not portraits of an experience in the way a traditional restaurant cookbook is. Above, the cover art; below, the full list in no particular order.

18 Restaurant Cookbooks From Fall 2012

· Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller. Artisan: October 23.
· The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook: Sweetness in Seattle by Tom Douglas. William Morrow Cookbooks: October 23
· The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee: Growing, Roasting, and Drinking, with Recipes by James Freeman and Caitlin Freeman. Ten Speed Press: October 9.
· POLPO: A Venetian Cookbook (Of Sorts) by Russell Norman. Bloomsbury USA: November 27.
· The Meatloaf Bakery Cookbook: Comfort Food with a Twist by Cynthia Kallile. Adams Media November 18
· Origin by Ben Shewry. Murdoch Books: November 1. (Please note: it is unclear if this book will be available in the US.)
· 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.
· The Salt Lick Cookbook: A Story of Land, Family, and Love by Scott Roberts and Jessica Dupuy. University of Texas Press: November 6.
· A Table at Le Cirque: Stories and Recipes from New York's Most Legendary Restaurant by Sirio Maccioni and Pamela Fiori. Rizzoli: October 16.
· Marque: A Culinary Adventure by Mark Best and Pasi Petanen. Hardie Grant Books: October 16.
· SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine by Shelley Lindgren, Matthew Accarrino, and Kate Leahy. Ten Speed Press: October 16.
· Saltie: A Cookbook by Caroline Fidanza, Anna Dunn, Rebecca Collerton, and Elizabeth Schula. Chronicle Books: October 10.
· Little Flower: Recipes from the Café by Christine Moore. Prospect Park Books: September 15.
· The Mile End Cookbook: Redefining Jewish Comfort Food from Hash to Hamantaschen by Noah Bernamoff and Rae Bernamoff. Clarkson Potter: September 4.
· L'Astrance: The Cookbook by Pascal Barbot, Christophe Rohat & Chihiro Masui. Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene: November 16.
· LudoBites: Recipes and Stories from the Pop-Up Restaurants of Ludo Lefebvre by Ludo Lefebvre. Ecco: October 9.
· Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson. Phaidon Press: October 1.
· 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.

· Eater's Fall 2012 Cookbook & Food Book Preview [-E-]
· All Cookbook Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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