I don’t know about you, but I am addicted to cookbooks. I can read them like literature. In fact, I have over 150 at my house right now. My favorite is the American-German cookbook from Milwaukee. I have the second edition, published in 1924, and what makes it brilliant? It’s half in German, half in English. The best part is that the German is in that old style Gothic font – yup, it’s pretty cool. But enough about me, here are some recent cookbooks that look interesting:
CHILDREN AND TEENS:
Chop Chop: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family – Sally Sampson. pb $19.99 10+
30 Healthy Things to Cook and Eat – Usborne. Spiral bound $9.99 10 and under.
Little Cooks: Fun and Easy Recipes to Make With Your Kids – Erin and Tatum Quon. pb $19.95 10 and under
Cool World Cooking: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Kids – Lisa Wagner. pb $15.95 12 and under
Honest Pretzels And 64 Other Amazing Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook – Mollie Katzen. ob $17.99 Vegetarian w/dairy, 12 and under.
Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up – Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson. hc $17.99 Preschool+, Vegetarian w/dairy.
How to Cook: Delicious Dishes Perfect for Teen Cooks – Dorling Kindersley pb $17.99
VEGETARIAN, VEGAN, RAW:
Raw Magic: Superfoods for Superpeople – Kate Magic. pb $22.95 The food looks delicious, though I have some reservations about the processing (and price!) of some of the ingredients.
The Occasional Vegetarian: 100 Delicious Dishes That Put Vegetables in the Center of the Plate – Elaine Louie. pb $18.99
Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes – Doron Petersan. hc $27.50
Mango & Mint: Arabian, Indian, and North African Inspired Vegan Cuisine – Nicky Garratt. pb $17.95
College Vegetarian Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends – Megan Carle & Jill Carle. pb $19.99 w/Dairy. Good for beginners and the budget conscious.
River Cottage Veg: 200 Inspired Vegetable Recipes – Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. hc $35 I love his River Cottage books and tv show. This is his first vegetarian book.
Gorilla Food: Living and Eating Organic, Vegan, and Raw – Aaron Ash. pb $24.95
Vegan Holiday Kitchen – Nava Atlas. hc $24.95 Contains soy-free, gluten-free, and nut-free recipes or how to make the recipes free of those ingredients.
The New Middle Eastern Vegetarian: Modern Recipes from Veggiestan – Sally Butcher. hc $35 I see what she did, there.
The Vegan Cheatsheet – Amy Cramer & Lisa McComsey. pb $14 Includes shopping lists, restaurant survival guide, etc.
Drink Your Own Garden: A Homebrew Guide Using Your Garden Ingredients – Judith Glover. hc $19.95 Might be worth reading Amy Stewart’s The Drunken Botanist, too, although that is more about what plants create the world’s great drinks than recipes.
Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers: The Secrets of Ancient Fermentation – Stephen Harrod Buhner. pb $19.95
The Healthy Green Drink Diet: Advice and Recipes to Energize, Alkalize, Lose Weight, and Feel Great – Jason Manheim. hc $16.95
Booze for Free: The Definitive Guide to Making Beer, Wine, Cocktail Bases, Ciders and Other Drinks at Home – Andy Hamilton. pb $16
Hooch: Simplified Brewing, Winemaking & Infusing at Home – Scott Meyer. pb $22
How To Make Your Own Drinks: Create Your Own Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Drinks – Susy Atkins. hc $16.99 From fruit cordials to after dinner liqueurs.
Fix the Pumps – Darcy O’Neil. pb $16.95 The history and art of making soda, with old-fashioned recipes.
Homemade Soda: 200 Recipes – Andrew Schloss. pb $18.95
Edible DIY: Simple, Giftable Recipes to Savor and Share – Lucy Baker. pb $19 From candies to alcoholic syrups and liquers.
Salty Snacks: Make Your Own Chips, Crisps, Crackers, Pretzels, Dips and Other Savory Bites – Cynthia Nims. pb $16.99 I have this at home and it’s fantastic! Contains many wheat-free recipes.
Hand-Crafted Candy Bars: From-Scratch, All-Natural, Gloriously Grown-Up Confections – Susie Norris & Susan Heeger. hc $24.95 You’ll never buy another candy bar again. If only I could eat chocolate…
Meals in a Jar: Quick and Easy, Just-Add-Water, Homemade Recipes – Julie Languille. pb $15.95
Share: The Cookbook that Celebrates Our Common Humanity – Women for Women International. hc $ 25.99
Indian Cooking Unfolded – Raghavan Iyer. pb $19.95 A step-by-step guide.
Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites – Jaden Hair. pb $24
The New Persian Kitchen – Louisa Shafta. hc $24.99
Vietnamese Home Cooking – Charles Phan. hc $35
The Brazilian Kitchen: 100 Classic and Contemporary Recipes for the Home Cook – Leticia Moreinos Schwartz. hc $24.95
Simply…Gluten-Free Desserts – Carol Kicinski. hc $26.99
Gluten-Free on a Shoestring – Nicole Hunn. pb $19
The Intolerant Gourmet: Glorious Food Without Gluten & Lactose – Barbara Kafka. hc $29.95
The Essential Dehydrator - Susan Palmquist & Jill Houk. hc $18.95 Includes instructions on how to make a solar dehydrator.
Supergrains: Cook Your Way to Great Health – Chrissy Freer. pb $24.95 Includes gluten-free recipes.
The Food Substitutions Bible – David Joachim. pb $24.95 Ingredients, equipment, and techniques.
The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook – Shannon Hayes. pb $22.95
Practical Paleo – Diane Sanfilippo. pb $39.95 A great book for the beginner, includes a meal plan, shopping hints, nutrient, vitamin, and mineral breakdowns.
Slow Cooking for Two – Cynthia Graubart. hc $19.99