Back in December, I shared my annual list of books about canning and preserving from the previous year. However, as I was going through my stacks of cookbooks, I realized that this year was an exceptional one for culinary publications and that I had a number of general interest volumes that I wanted to share.
Extra Helping by Janet Reich Elsbach – Food for every one of life’s joys and calamities, delivered with love and good sense. Amazon | Powell’s
Booze and Vinyl by Andre and Tenaya Darlington – Organized by mood, this lovely book pairs classic cocktails with beloved albums. Amazon | Powell’s
Chinese Soul Food by Hsiao Ching Chou – Never before have your favorite takeout dishes been more accessible or delicious. Amazon | Powell’s
Mending Matters by Katrina Rodabaugh – Okay, so this isn’t technically a cookbook, but it is the most lovely guide to mending, which feels cooking adjacent. Amazon | Powell’s
Eating From the Ground Up by Alana Chernila – Vegetable-centric dishes for all occasions, from one of my very favorite home cooks. Amazon | Powell’s
Feed Your People by Leslie Jonath – Big batch recipes for potlucks and parties. Just the thing if your 2019 resolution is to entertain more! Amazon | Powell’s
Vegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron Stauch – This book is bursting with fresh, herb-focused, flavorful food. You won’t miss the meat a bit. Amazon | Powell’s
Korean Home Cooking by Sohui Kim and Rachel Wharton – This image-driven book makes Korean food seem approachable and fun to make at home. Amazon | Powell’s
Milk Street Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball and the Milk Street team – This is the best weeknight cookbook I’ve seen in ages. I’ve made half a dozen recipes from its pages and they’ve all been great. Amazon | Powell’s
Israeli Soul by Mike Solomonov and Steven Cook – Israeli classics, fine-tuned for home cooking. The speedy hummus is excellent, as are the many chopped salads. Amazon | Powell’s
Proud to be on your nightstand and keeping such good company. Love that mending is cooking-adjacent. Cooking definitely feels mending-adjacent!