Welcome to the Eater Summer Cookbook and Food Book Preview. Here you will find Summer releases (May 1 to August 31) that are about, written by, or could be useful to chefs/restaurants. As usual, Summer is a big season for ice cream books and grilling/barbecue books; but there's something for everyone among the titles below.
First, meat. On the grilling and barbecue front, there's Los Angeles chef Ben Ford's guide to massive outdoor feasts, Taming the Feast, and flavormeister Guy Fieri discover fire in his outdoor cookbook Guy on Fire. For a bit more challenging fare, explore charcuterie with either a sausage book from Ryan Farr of San Francisco's 4505 Meats or NYC/Boston chef Jamie Bissonnette's new guide to charcuterie. Need to make both the backyard cookout master and the culinary showoff happy? Go for The Meat Hook Meat Book for instructions on making Brooklyn's finest rooftop ribs and/or country pate.
As for ice cream, Ohio ice creamist Jeni Britton Bauer of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has a new book out. There are also books from Maine's Jeff Miller of Scoop, Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain, national food truck Coolhaus ice cream sandwichery, and London's Ruby Violet.
Rounding out Summer's offerings are a book on the future of food from chef Dan Barber, a baking book from the ex-St John pastry chef Justin Gellatly, a big shiny chef book from Paris two star restaurant Le Cinq, the 40th anniversary reboot of Richard Olney's classic Simple French Food, and a cocktail book from bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common in Portland.
Now, onto the Summer cookbook preview. If you don't see something here that should be on the list, feel free to let us know in the comments.
Taming the Feast: Ben Ford's Field Guide to Adventurous Cooking
Ben Ford and Carolynn Carreño
Chef Ben Ford (The Filling Station, Los Angeles) goes big on this, his first cookbook. The book lays out plans for feasts of mammoth proportions, with everything from a whole hog roast to a north woods lake fish fry to a burger-and-brats block party. The book was co-written by Carolynn Carreño (who worked on the Mozza cookbook as well as the Shopsin's cookbook) and has photography from Frank Ockenfels III. Check out a preview here.
Atria: May 6; Buy at Amazon
Sausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes
You want sausage recipes? San Francisco butcher Ryan Farr (4505 Meats) has sausage recipes. 50 recipes for sausage — including chorizo, maple-bacon breakfast links, bratwurst, boudin blanc, and all-natural hot dogs — are accompanied by a series of photographs that explain the sausage-making technique. Co-written by Tasting Table's Jessica Battilana and with photography by Ed Anderson.
Chronicle: May 13; Buy at Amazon
Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Desserts
Jeni Britton Bauer
Ohio's cult favorite ice cream maker Jeni Britton Bauer is back with her second cookbook, and this time she's expanding beyond the frozen treats that made her famous. Here bakers will find recipes for baked goods to accompany ice cream, from sundae toppings to cobblers to cookies for making ice cream sandwiches. In addition, the book contains 30 recipes for new ice cream flavors including Absinthe & Meringue, Juniper & Lemon Curd, Cumin & Honey Butterscotch, and more.
Artisan: May 20; Buy at Amazon
The Meat Hook Meat Book: Buy, Butcher, and Cook Your Way to Better Meat
'Tis the season for cooking meat: in Brooklyn butcher Tom Mylan's first book he explores meat in all its various forms. Learn everything from a basic braise to grilled ribs to sausage-making to lamb belly porchetta to homemade chicken nuggets, and maybe pick up some creative ways to get really drunk while doing so. It's what Mylan describes, one assumes with tongue firmly planted in cheek, as a "cool-guy butchering book."
Artisan: May 20; Buy at Amazon
The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food
For Blue Hill/Blue Hill at Stone Barns chef Dan Barber's first book, he didn't go with a big, glossy chef cookbook. Instead, we get a thoughtful, 450-page manifesto on what Barber sees as the future of sustainable food. Drawing on his research at his restaurant in upstate New York and locations farther afield, Barber makes the argument that "America's cuisine require[s] a radical transformation."
Penguin Press HC: May 20; Buy at Amazon
The New Charcuterie Cookbook: Exceptional Cured Meats to Make and Serve at Home
Recent James Beard Award winner and Boston/NYC chef Jamie Bissonnette shares recipes for charcuterie from a variety of traditions, including traditional European, Latin and Middle Eastern-inspired recipes. Photography is by Ken Goodman and the foreword is by Andrew Zimmern.
Page Street Publishing: August 26; Buy at Amazon
Also Coming This Summer
· Scoop: Notes from a Small Ice Cream Shop
by Jeff Miller. Minnesota Historical Society Press: May 1; Buy at Amazon
· Dos Caminos Tacos: 100 Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Mexican Street Food
by Ivy Stark and Joanna Pruess. Countryman: May 5; Buy at Amazon
· The Soda Fountain: Floats, Sundaes, Egg Creams & More--Stories and Flavors of an American Original
by Peter Freeman and Gia Giasullo. Ten Speed: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· Man Bites Dog: Hot Dog Culture in America
by Bruce Kraig and Patty Carroll. AltaMira: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage
by Molly Wizenberg. Simon & Schuster: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· Bliss of Spices: The Essence of Indian Kitchen
by Vikas Khanna. Wisdom Tree Publishers: May 15; Buy at Amazon
· Fried & True: More than 50 Recipes for America's Best Fried Chicken and Sides
by Lee Brian Schrager and Adeena Sussman. Clarkson Potter: May 20; Buy at Amazon
· Coolhaus Ice Cream Book: Custom-Built Sandwiches with Crazy-Good Combos of Cookies, Ice Creams, Gelatos, and Sorbets
by Natasha Case, Freya Estreller, Kathleen Squires. Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: May 20; Buy at Amazon
· Trailer Food Diaries Cookbook: Portland Edition, Volume II
by Tiffany Harelik. History Press: May 27; Buy at Amazon
· The New Greenmarket Cookbook: Recipes and Tips from Today's Finest Chefs—and the Stories behind the Farms That Inspire Them
by Gabrielle Langholtz. Da Capo: May 27; Buy at Amazon
· Dumplings All Day Wong: A Cookbook of Asian Delights From a Top Chef
by Lee Anne Wong. Page Street Publishing: August 19; Buy at Amazon
Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen
Ex-Disney exec Martin Morales now owns a popular Peruvian restaurant in London called Ceviche. In this cookbook, Morales explores all cuisines of Peru, including Japanese influences, street food, seafood dishes, desserts, ceviches (obviously), and a healthy number of pisco cocktails.
Ten Speed: May 27; Buy at Amazon
Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from Britain's Best Baker
Justin Gellatly was the pastry chef at St John in London for 12 years, launched the St John bakery, and is the man behind the restaurant's famous doughnuts. He now owns Bread Ahead bakery, also in London. Here he explores baked goods both traditional (British and French) and modern.
Fig Tree: May 29; Buy at Amazon
Éric Briffard and Chihiro Masui
Just because Summer is the season of meat and ice cream books doesn't mean we can't have a massive chef cookbook. Here's Le Cinq, a cookbook covering the two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and the food of its chef, Éric Briffard. The book contains photography from Richard Haughton and was co-written by Chihiro Masui (co-author of the L'Astrance book).
Antique Collectors Club: August 15; Buy at Amazon
Also Coming This Summer
· J'aime London: 100 Culinary Destinations for Food Lovers
by Alain Ducasse. Hardie Grant: May 1; Buy at Amazon
· Ruby Violet's Ice Cream Dreams: Ice Cream, Sorbets, Bombes, and More
by Julie Fisher. Hardie Grant: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· The Sobo Cookbook: Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road
by Lisa Ahier and Andrew Morrison. Appetite by Random House: May 13; Buy at Amazon
· Clifford & Son
by Michael Clifford, Peter Clifford, and Joe McNamee. Liberties Press: May 15; Buy at Amazon
· Daniel Galmiche's Revolutionary French Cooking
by Daniel Galmiche. Duncan Baird Publishers: May 20; Buy at Amazon
· Cracking Yolks & Pig Tales: The Lid off Life in the Kitchen with 110 Stunning Recipes
by Glynn Purnell. Kyle Books: May 22; Buy at Amazon
· Four Kitchens
by Colin Fassnidge. Random House Australia: June 1; Buy at Amazon
· Honey & Co: Food from the Middle East
by Itamar Srulovich and Sarit Packer. Salt Yard: June 19; Buy at Amazon
Small Thyme Cooks: Culinary Coloring and Activity Book
Andrè Hueston Mack
This is a culinary coloring and activity book designed by winemaker Andrè Hueston Mack. According to a press release, Small Thyme Cooks is for "food nerds of all ages" and the pages features prominent chefs like April Bloomfield, Tom Colicchio, Sean Brock, Alice Waters, and Marcus Samuelsson. Check out a preview here. Get Fraiche Cru: May 1; Buy at Amazon
Thailand: The Cookbook
Here's the next in Phaidon's series of in-depth cuisine specific cookbooks, and this time around they're covering Thai food. The book contains a whopping 500 recipes from every region of Thailand, compiled by author and photographer Jean–Pierre Gabriel over the course of years of travel.
Phaidon: May 5; Buy at Amazon
Simple French Food 40th Anniversary Edition
Famed cookbook author Richard Olney's classic cookbook on French cuisine is back with a new, gussied up 40th anniversary edition. New, tricked-out features include a new cover, a new layout, and an intro by Mark Bittman. If you've never read Olney, perhaps now is a good time to brush up on a classic.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: May 6; Buy at Amazon
Guy on Fire: 130 Recipes for Adventures in Outdoor Cooking
How is it possible Guy Fieri hasn't written a cookbook about outdoor cooking yet? No matter: here the Mayor of Flavortown shares recipes for all your favorite outdoor events, including tailgating, camping (see, there's a tent on the cover), and more.
William Morrow Cookbooks: May 6; Buy on Amazon
Also Coming This Summer
· The VB6 Cookbook: More than 350 Recipes for Healthy Vegan Meals All Day and Delicious Flexitarian Dinners at Night
by Mark Bittman. Clarkson Potter: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· Extra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen
by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar. Clarkson Potter: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· The Chef Says: Quotes, Quips and Words of Wisdom
by Nach Waxman and Matt Sartwell. Princeton Architectural Press: August 19; Buy at Amazon
The Old-Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail, with Recipes and Lore
An in-depth look at the most classic of cocktails from renowned booze writer Robert Simonson. With 40 recipes (both classic and contemporary), history, and more. Photography is by Eater's own Daniel Krieger.
Ten Speed: May 13; Buy at Amazon
Alchemy in a Glass: The Essential Guide to Handcrafted Cocktails
Greg Seider (Summit Bar) has been in the New York City cocktail scene for years, having worked at The Mercer Kitchen, Asia de Cuba, The Box, Minetta Tavern, and more, and developed the cocktail program at Le Bernardin. Here Seider explains how he creates cocktails — "the art of balancing flavors, mixers, and spirits" — along with recipes for 50 cocktails of his own creation.
Rizzoli: May 20; Buy at Amazon
Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique
Jeffrey Morgenthaler and Martha Holmberg
This cocktail book from bartender Jeffrey Morgenthaler of Clyde Common in Portland breaks the mold of traditional cocktail books by organizing recipes by technique. Concepts include juicing, garnishing, carbonating, stirring, and shaking, with 60 accompanying recipes. The book also explains how to choose ice for your cocktails.
Chronicle: June 3; Buy at Amazon
Also Coming This Summer
· Let Me Tell You About Whisky: Taste, Try & Enjoy Whisky from Around the World
by Neil Ridley and Gavin Smith. Pavilion: May 1; Buy at Amazon
· Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day
by Lauren Clark. Union Park Press: May 1; Buy at Amazon
· Colorado Breweries
by Dan Rabin. Stackpole: May 1; Buy at Amazon
· Modern Cocktails: Dozens of Cool and Classic Mixed Drinks to Make You the Life of the Party
by Jimmy Dymott. Skyhorse: May 6; Buy at Amazon
· Make Some Beer: Small-Batch Recipes from Brooklyn to Bamberg
by Erica Shea and Stephen Valand. Clarkson Potter: May 13; Buy at Amazon
· Proof: The Science of Booze
by Adam Rogers. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: May 27; Buy at Amazon
· A Perfect Pint's Beer Guide to the Heartland
by Michael Agnew. University of Illinois Press: May 30; Buy at Amazon
· Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Book
by Stuart Pigott. Stewart, Tavori & Chang: June 17; Buy at Amazon
· The Winemaker's Hand: Conversations on Talent, Technique, and Terroir
by Natalie Berkowitz. Columbia University Press: June 24; Buy at Amazon
· Magic in a Shaker: A Year of Spirited Libations
by Marvin Allen. Pelican: June 30; Buy at Amazon
· Brewed in Japan: The Evolution of the Japanese Beer Industry
by Jeffrey Alexander. University of Hawaii Press: July 31; Buy at Amazon
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