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Welcome to the international edition of the Eater Fall Cookbook and Food Book Preview. Here you will find Fall releases from around the world (September 1 to December 31) that are about, written by, or could be useful to chefs/restaurants. Release dates on the books in this section are taken from Amazon and in some cases may be the US distribution date as opposed to the release date in their home countries. Any Canadian, British, Australian, or other English-language publishers who don't see their books listed, feel free to email your titles and they'll be added. You can find the US releases over here.
Now, on to the Fall preview. If there's anything missing from the list, you know what to do.
Ottolenghi: The Cookbook
By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi
This is bestselling cookbook author/London restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi's first cookbook, which was released in the UK in 2008 but is just getting a release stateside. The book contains recipes from the four locations of his eponymous London restaurant; you can check out a preview here.
Ten Speed Press: September 3; Buy at Amazon
The Curious Bartender: The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail
By Tristan Stephenson
London bartender Tristan Stephenson (Purl, the Worship Street Whistling Shop, Dachs & Sons) goes deep on explaining why classic cocktails work and then "reinvents each drink from his laboratory, adding contemporary twists to breathe fresh life into these vintage classics." Do all British bartenders have laboratories? Anyway, no word on US availability at this time but keep an eye out for this one.
Ryland Peters & Small: October 2013; Buy at Amazon
The French Kitchen
By Michel Roux
200 recipes from the chef of London's two Michelin-starred Le Gavroche and host of the BBC's version of MasterChef, The French Kitchen covers French food from "the rustic to the haute."
Weidenfeld & Nicolson: October 24; Buy at Amazon
By Marcus Verberne and Iqbal Wahab
London restaurant Roast focuses on local ingredients and British cooking, so expect lots of "fish, poultry, lamb, mutton, goat, pork, beef, game and vegetables, plus many ideas for British puddings." The foreword is by London restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab; recipes by head chef Marcus Verberne.
Absolute Press: November 7; Buy at Amazon
By Heston Blumenthal
This is definitely one of the biggest, shiniest, and (yes) expensive cookbooks coming out this Fall. A proper sequel to Blumenthal's 2008 opus The Big Fat Duck Cookbook, Historic Heston will draw from both of Blumenthal's showcase restaurants, The Fat Duck (Bray) and Dinner (London), to tell the story of British food across several centuries. You can watch a trailer for the book here.
Bloomsbury USA: November 12; Buy at Amazon
Feasting with Bompas & Parr: Powerful Recipes & Savage Tales of Food for Feasting
By Sam Bompas and Harry Parr
Famous UK "jellists" Bompas and Parr are back with another cookbook. In their own words, the book is "so hairy and muscular it includes an investigation into spontaneous combustion, glitter ham, a chronicle of feasting since the dawn of time, phallic ice sculptures, techniques for feeding 8 to 33,000 people." You were going to have 33,000 people over for a casual dinner next weekend, weren't you?
Pavilion: December 1; Buy at Amazon
My Feast With Peter Kuruvita: Recipes from the Islands of the South Pacific, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines
By Peter Kuruvita
First released in Australia last Fall, My Feast With Peter Kuruvita features recipes from chef Peter Kuruvita's TV shows Island Feast and My Sri Lanka. The shows (and the book) explore the cuisines of Australia's neighbors, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Cook Islands, Indonesia and Vanuatu.
Hardie Grant Books: September 17; Buy at Amazon
The Food of Vietnam
By Luke Nguyen
Sydney chef Luke Nguyen grew up in the city's "Little Vietnam" neighborhood of Cabramatta. His restaurant, Red Lantern, opened when Nguyen was just 23, and he has since gone on to host a number of TV shows including the first season of MasterChef Australia. This book is a survey of Vietnam's regional cuisines.
October 1; Buy at Amazon
Salt Grill: Fine Dining For the Whole Family
By Luke Mangan
Here's the cookbook for famed Sydney chef Luke Mangan's Salt Grill, which has locations in Australia, Jakarta, Bali, Tokyo (which is technically just Salt) and Singapore. The book offers recipes "from seafood tapas to baked lemon sole with prawns & chorizo to the famous Salt salad (seasonal baby vegetables, slow poached hen s egg, buffalo mozzarella and candied walnut)."
Murdoch Books: October 10; Buy at Amazon
Recipes for a Good Time
By Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz
You perhaps recognize Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz and their Sydney restaurant Porteno from No Reservations, in which Anthony Bourdain described the restaurant as "It's all these young chefs saying fuck it, I'm going throw a lot of really good shit on a board." The restaurant serves Argentinean-influenced food, so expect lots of meat and fire.
Murdoch Books: December 5; Buy at Amazon
By Stefano Manfredi
Stefano Manfredi is known as the "godfather of Italian food" in Australia, and this whopping 500 recipe cookbook is his biggest production yet. 500 recipes is a lot of recipes — most books on this list have about 100 — so this is something of an epic cookbook. The publishing language compares it to David Thompson's Thai Food, which means they're banking on it being a big hit.
Murdoch Books: December 5; Buy at Amazon
Le Livre Blanc
By Anne-Sophie Pic
Here's a big glossy chef's book from France's only three Michelin-starred female chef, Anne-Sophie Pic. The New York Times got a sneak peek of her first English language cookbook: "It's as much an art book as a practical guide; Pic explained that she doesn't expect home cooks to replicate her recipes." Bonus: it comes with a laser-cut slip cover.
Jacqui Small: September 1; Buy at Amazon
One Soufflé at a Time: A Memoir of Food and France
By Anne Willan and Amy Friedman
Cookbook author Anne Willan's memoir will be chock full of the big names of food in the 1970s: Julia Child, James Beard, Simone Beck, Craig Claiborne, Richard Olney, and others. One Soufflé at a Time follows Willan's cooking school from Paris and later to Burgundy.
St. Martin's Press: September 17; Buy at Amazon
Provence, 1970: M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, James Beard, and the Reinvention of American Taste
By Luke Barr
What's that? You didn't get enough 1970s French cooking from the Anne Willan memoir? Here's an American-focused history of the winter of 1970, when James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones all hung out in Provence and discussed food. The book references a collection of notes taken by Fisher which were later discovered by her great nephew.
Clarkson Potter: October 22; Buy at Amazon
The Art of French Pastry
By Jacquy Pfeiffer and Martha Rose Shulman
Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer is the co-founder of Chicago's French Pastry School, and this book teaches the fundamentals of French pastry. (There are some Alsatian treats thrown in for good measure.) Recipes are written with weights for ingredients instead of volume, although there is "a look at their equivalent in U.S. units."
Knopf: December 3; Buy at Amazon
Fine French Desserts: Essential Recipes and Techniques
By Hubert Delorme, Vincent Boue, Didier Stephan
This is a survey of traditional pastry written by three culinary school instructors. 250 recipes for "crème brûlée, Black Forest cake, clafoutis, lemon meringue pie, profiteroles, frozen raspberry soufflé, Opéra, tarte tatin, crêpes Suzette, macaroons, gingerbread, strawberry-cherry gazpacho, mango-pineapple carpaccio, fruit taboulé, Christmas log, and sugar decorations."
Flammarion: November 19; Buy at Amazon
World-Class Swedish Cooking: Artisanal Recipes from One of Stockholm's Most Celebrated Restaurants
By Björn Frantzén and Daniel Lindeberg
Time for Scandinavian restaurants outside of Copenhagen to get their turn: here's the cookbook from Stockholm's two Michelin-starred restaurant, Frantzén/Lindeberg, which also happens to be #12 on the World's 50 Best List. The book focuses on "season-conscious ingredients" which the publisher's description says will "infuse some top-notch Swedish fun into your kitchen!" So, you know, that sounds neat.
Skyhorse Publishing: September 4; Buy at Amazon
A Work in Progress: Notes on Food, Cooking, and Creativity
By René Redzepi
Phaidon is tripling up on this, Noma chef René Redzepi's third cookbook. One volume is a traditional cookbook; one is a journal that explores "creativity, innovation, and the meaning of success"; the third is a small book of snapshots from the restaurant. Check out a sneak peek of the book here.
Phaidon Press: November 11; Buy at Amazon
Sausage!: How to Make and Serve Delicious Homemade Chorizo, Bratwurst, Sobrasada, and More
By Johan Åkerberg and Jesper Lindberg
According to the authors of Sausage, Stockholm chef Johan Åkerberg and cookbook author Jesper Lindberg, "if you can make a hamburger, you can make a sausage." (This is apparently a saying?) In any case, they're ready to teach you how to make everything from cheesedogs to venison sausages to something called "Moose on the Loose."
Skyhorse Publishing: November 6; Buy at Amazon
Pizza: Seasonal Recipes from Rome's Legendary Pizzarium
By Gabriele Bonci and Elisia Menduni
Pizzaiolo Gabriele Bonci's Roman pizzeria, which you may know from Anthony Bourdain's The Layover (Bourdain on the pizza: "This is magic, I can tell"), is famous for unconventional takes on the traditional dish. Look for topping combinations like "pizza with grilled peaches and chicory; potatoes, eggplant, and rosemary 'ash'; asparagus, egg, and lemon; endive, olives, and anchovies" and something called "sandwich pizza."
Rizzoli: October 8; Buy at Amazon
By Arnold Hanbucker and Karen Keygnaert
Here's a cookbook from Belgian Michelin one star restaurant A'Qi, which "fuses Asian refinement and Western culinary tradition, a combination of nature and culture." The book was written by chefs Arnold Hanbuckers and Karen Keygnaert.
Stichting Kunstboak: October 16; Buy at Amazon
Pizza: Recipes from the Finest Pizza Chefs in Naples
By Alba Pezone
200 recipes for Neapolitan pizza from actual Naples pizzaiolos? Yes, please.
Hardie Grant Books: November 1; Buy at Amazon
D.O.M.: Rediscovering Brazilian Ingredients
By Alex Atala
Here's Brazilian chef Alex Atala's first major English cookbook, out from Phaidon. Atala's restaurant D.O.M. — currently #6 on the World's 50 Best List — explores traditional and lesser known Brazilian ingredients in creative and modern ways. In other words, don't expect to be able to find the fruits and vegetables to make these dishes at home, but do prepare to start daydreaming about trips to Brazil (and Atala's restaurant). Check out a preview of the book here.
Phaidon Press: October 8; Buy at Amazon
And There's More
· Say It with Cake
by Edd Kimber. Kyle Cathie Limited: September 1; Buy at Amazon
· The New Pâtissiers
by Olivier Dupon. Thames & Hudson: September 23; Buy at Amazon
· Mr Todiwala's Bombay
by Cyrus Todiwala. Hardie Grant Books: October 1; Buy at Amazon
· My Mexico Updated Edition
by Diana Kennedy. University of Texas Press: November 1; Buy at Amazon
· Japanese Soul Cooking
by Tadashi Ono and Harris Salat. Ten Speed Press: November 5; Buy at Amazon
by Levi Roots. Mitchell Beazley: November 5; Buy at Amazon
· The French Baker
by Sébastien Boudet. Skyhorse Publishing: November 6; Buy at Amazon
· The Azebaijani Kitchen
by Tahir Amiraslanov. Saqi Books: November 11; Buy at Amazon
· Adventures on the Wine Route 25th Anniversary Edition
by Kermit Lynch. Farrar, Straus and Giroux: November 12; Buy at Amazon
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