This season, New York City seems to be the It place for cookbooks spawned from restaurants. Specifically, Brooklyn.
From deep in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick comes Roberta’s Cookbook by Carlo Mirarchi, chef-owner of both Roberta’s and Blanca; Chris Parachini and Brandon Hoy, cofounders of Roberta’s and Blanca; and writer Katherine Wheelock. They started the restaurant as a pizzeria and caught the attention of the New York Times. Even further out—in Bay Ridge—is where Robicelli’s, a wholesale bakery, started up. In Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes Allison and Matt Robicelli offer grown-up versions of cupcakes, using such ingredients as fried chicken, figs, and whiskey. And those titles are but two of many others.
In Daniel: My French Cuisine, chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud offers this definitive cookbook, with personal touches, and focuses on his New York City–based Restaurant Daniel—and Grand Central expects to print 50,000 copies. Heading west, Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch, with Christine Muhlke, is a collection of San Francisco chef Kinch’s recipes in this wonderfully illustrated cookbook (Eric Ripert offers the foreword).
No matter the season, there’s never a shortage of Italian-themed or -inspired books. Chef and restaurateur Michael White, writing with Andrew Friedman, offers more than 250 recipes in Classico e Moderno; Thomas Keller provides the foreword. And there’s what looks to be the ultimate sourcebook on pasta—Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way by Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen B. Fant.
Meanwhile, Mollie Katzen—bestselling author of the Moosewood Cookbook—returns with 250 new recipes in The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation. And New York Times City Kitchen columnist David Tanis will offer home cooks his first non-menu cookbook, One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal, in which he presents recipes for small meals for any time of the day.
Hyperion is backing Jamie Oliver’s new book with an announced 100,000 first printing; in Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World, Oliver will take readers on a six-country culinary journey. And finally, Ree Drummond, who got her start as a blogger, will share her holiday recipes with The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. Morrow is expecting a great response to this book, as it plans to release a million copies.
PW’s Top 10: Cookbooks
Roberta’s Cookbook. Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini, and Katherine Wheelock. Clarkson Potter, Oct. 29.
Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes. Allison Robicelli and Matt Robicelli. Penguin/Studio, Oct. 17.
Daniel: My French Cuisine. Daniel Boulud and Sylvie Bigar, photos by Thomas Schauer, essays by Bill Buford. Grand Central, Oct. 15.
Manresa: An Edible Reflection. David Kinch and Christine Muhlke, foreword by Eric Ripert. Ten Speed Press, Oct. 22.
Classico e Moderno. Michael White, with Andrew Friedman. Ballantine, Nov. 5.
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way. Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen B. Fant. Norton, Oct. 14.
The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation. Mollie Katzen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin, Sept. 17.
One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal. David Tanis. Artisan, Oct. 22.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World. Jamie Oliver. Hyperion, Oct. 1.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. Ree Drummond. Morrow, Oct. 29.
Amazon publishing/New Harvest
The Preppy Cookbook: Classic Recipes for the Modern Prep by Christine Nunn (Aug. 27, hardcover, $26, ISBN 978-0544114586). A playful, humorous cookbook with more than 125 recipes for every occasion, from the owner and chef of Picnic. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
(dist. by Imagine)
Food & Wine: Wine Guide 2014 by he editors of FOOD & WINE, edited by Mary G. Burnham (Aug. 1, paper, $12.95, ISBN 978-1932624601). The newest edition of the Food & Wine annual wine guide.
Sunday Dinners: Food, Family, and Faith from Our Favorite Pastors by Diane Cowen (Sept. 10, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1449427108). A cookbook that feeds the body and soul features recipes and inspiring stories from some of America’s most prominent pastors.
One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal by David Tanis (Oct. 22, hardcover, $25.95, ISBN 978-1-57965-467-2). In his first non-menu cookbook, Tanis offers 100 refreshingly down-to-earth and easy to prepare recipes for delicious meals any time of day, all presented in the calm, reassuring voice that readers have come to love in his weekly New York Times City Kitchen column; 100 color photos.
The Can’t Cook Book: Recipes for the Absolutely Terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld (Oct. 8, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1451662252). From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Deceptively Delicious, an essential collection of more than 100 simple recipes aimed at even the most kitchen-phobic “can’t cooks” into “can cooks.”
Classico e Moderno by Michael White and Andrew Friedman, foreword by Thomas Keller (Nov. 5, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-0345530523). For fans of Mario Batali and Lidia Bastianich comes an extraordinary collection of 250-plus authentic and inspired traditional and modern Italian dishes.
From the Wood-Fired Oven: New and Traditional Techniques for Cooking and Baking with Fire by Richard Miscovich, foreword by Dan Wing (Oct. 15, hardcover, $44.95, ISBN 978-1603583282). Baker Miscovich offers recipes on how to get maximum use out of a single wood oven firing, including baking, roasting, and dehydration.
Spain: Recipes and Traditions from the Seaports of Galicia to the Plains of Castile and the Splendors of Sevilla by Jeff Koehler, photos by Kevin Miyazaki (Nov. 5, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0811875011). From the craggy Catalan coastline to the undulating, red-soiled hills of Andalucía, the diversity of the Spanish countryside is without rival.
The Sweets of Araby: Enchanting Recipes from the Tales of the 1001 Arabian Nights by Leila Salloum Elias and Muna Salloum (Nov. 25, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1581571806). In this storybook/cookbook the authors translate some of the 1001 Arabian Nights stories Scheherazade recounted for Shahryar and adapt ancient recipes for the traditional sweet treats mentioned.
Da Capo Lifelong
(dist. by Perseus)
The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!: More than 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Every Season by Mark Reinfeld (Nov. 26, paper, $17.99, ISBN 978-0738216737). From award-winning author, chef, and coauthor of the 30-Minute Vegan series, more than 100 plant-based soups, consommés, stews, chowders, and raw and dessert soups, for every season.
(dist. by Workman)
Never Too Late to Go Vegan: The Over-50 Guide to Being Fit, Healthy, and Happy on a Plant-Based Diet by Carol J. Adams, Patti Breitman, and Virginia Messina (Jan. 7, paper, $15.95, ISBN 978-1615190980). A guide for those over 50 who are thinking about—or already committed to—eating and living vegan, featuring the specific health benefits of a plant-based diet for the over-50s; includes 75 delicious, easy vegan recipes to meet the changing nutritional needs that come with aging.
Firefly Books/Robert Rose
Easy Everyday Gluten-Free Cooking: Includes 250 Delicious Recipes by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt (Sept. 1, paper, $24.95, ISBN 978-0778804628). Enjoy all the sensational food that is typically avoided in gluten-free diets.
Cuisine Nicoise: Sun-kissed Cooking from the French Riviera by Hillary Davis (Aug. 1, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-1423632948). From easy weeknight meals to more elaborate Sunday dinners, learn the recipes and cooking style from the “other” French cuisine—the one that forms the foundation of the Mediterranean diet and celebrates local, fresh and light.
Sweetie-Licious Pies: Eat Pie, Love Life by Linda Hundt, photos by the Kalman & Pabst Photo Group (Oct. 1, hardcover, $26.95, ISBN 978-0762787524). This heirloom-style cookbook pairs innovative pie recipes, using only fresh ingredients, with beautiful food photography and vintage family photos.
Fix-It and Forget-It New Cookbook: 250 Slow Cooker Recipes by Phyllis Good (Oct. 1, paper, $19.95, ISBN 978-1561488001). After selling more than 11 million copies of her slow cooker cookbooks, New York Times bestselling author Phyllis Good is launching her first full-color cookbook in the Fix-It and Forget-It series, with new recipes.
Grand Central Life & Style
Daniel: My French Cuisine by Daniel Boulud and Sylvie Bigar, photos by Thomas Schauer, essays by Bill Buford (Oct. 15, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-1455513925). The definitive and personal cookbook by Daniel Boulud, one of the most respected and successful chefs in America, includes both signature dishes from his restaurants and his home-cooking. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Skinny Bitch Bakery by Kim Barnouin (Sept. 24, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-0062105134). For vegans and non-vegans, bakers and nonbakers alike, here is an essential guide to vegan baking from the nutritionist who’s been leading the vegan zeitgeist for years as the nutritionist coauthor of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series. 50,000-copy announced first printing.
Susan Mallery’s Fool’s Gold Cookbook: A Love Story Told Through 150 Recipes by Susan Mallery (Aug. 27, paper, $21.95, ISBN 978-0373892815). The New York Times bestselling author invites you to taste the local cuisine of her beloved fictional town and share in a year’s worth of deliciously seasonal recipes.
One-Dish Vegan: More than 150 Soul-Satisfying Recipes for Easy and Delicious One-Bowl and One-Plate Dinners by Robin Robertson (Sept. 10, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-1558328129). Recipes that range from stews, chilis, and casseroles to stovetop sautés and stir-fries.
Kate Gosselin’s Love Is in the Mix: Making Meals into Memories with 108+ Family-Friendly Recipes, Tips and Traditions by Kate Gosselin (Sept. 24, hardcover, $22.95, ISBN 978-0757317644). As the well-known mom to eight growing and hungry kids, Gosselin shares her family’s favorite recipes for every day and entertaining.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation by Mollie Katzen (Sept. 17, hardcover, $34.99, ISBN 978-0547571591). A joyful 250-recipe manifesto from the author of the bestselling Moosewood Cookbook.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World by Jamie Oliver (Oct. 1, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1401324414) is a celebration of amazing food from six very different countries, including Morocco, Spain, and Italy. Each chapter is filled with mouthwatering photos and focuses on recipes from a different city or region in the world. 100,000-copy announced first printing.
The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer, with Martha Rose Shulman (Dec. 3, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0307959355) is the definitive book on classic French pastry from an award-winning pastry chef, star of the documentary Kings of Pastry, and cofounder of the French Pastry School in Chicago. 30,000-copy announced first printing.
Mast Brothers Chocolate: A Family Cookbook by Rick Mast and Michael Mast, foreword by Thomas Keller (Oct. 22, hardcover, $40, ISBN 978-0316234849). Stories and recipes from the makers and purveyors of America’s finest craft chocolate. 60,000-copy announced first printing.
Midpoint Trade Books/New Holland Australia
Sliders and Rollers by David Cowie (Nov. 1, hardcover, $19.99, ISBN 978-1742574028). Sliders are trendy mini burgers, and rollers are all the rage right now: one of the big attractions is the buns they’re served in and the fillings and flavors you can use to make the perfect party appetizer or main meal.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations by Ree Drummond (Oct. 29, hardcover, $29.99, ISBN 978-0062225221). Holiday favorites for all year, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author and Food Network personality. 1,000,000-copy announced first printing.
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way by Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen B. Fant (Oct. 14, hardcover, $39.95, ISBN 978-0393082432). The indispensable cookbook for genuine Italian sauces and the traditional pasta shapes that go with them.
Octopus Books USA/Spruce
(dist. by HBG)
Cakes Galore Mini by Valeria Barrett (Sept. 3, hardcover, $9.99, ISBN 978-1846014475). Now available in a gift-sized format, the book contains old-time favorites as well as contemporary creations in this comprehensive collection of cake recipes.
Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes by Allison Robicelli and Matt Robicelli (Oct. 17, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0670785872). The ultimate guide to gourmet cupcakes features grown-up flavors (figs, whiskey, fried chicken) and the delicious story of a Brooklyn family saved by its sweet tooth.
50 Foods: The Essentials of Good Taste by Edward Behr (Oct. 31, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1594204517). A new gastronomic canon: the 50 foods every gourmet must know, including elegant yet practical information about enjoying them, from the founding editor of The Art of Eating.
Alex Atala: Discovering New Brazilian Ingredients by Alex Atala (Sept. 1, hardcover, $49.95, ISBN 978-0714865744). The first major cookbook from Alex Atala, chef/owner of D.O.M., offers an in-depth look at the products and process that make up his innovative cuisine through 65 recipes and 150 stunning color photographs, which bring each dish to life and reveal the vibrant, colorful landscapes of Brazil.
Roberta’s Cookbook by Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini, and Katherine Wheelock (Oct. 29, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-0770433710). The highly anticipated cookbook from the Bushwick, Brooklyn, restaurant the New York Times called “one of the most extraordinary restaurants in the country.”
Taste of Home Recipes Across America: 735 of the Best Recipes from Across the Nation by (Sept. 12, hardcover, $24.99, ISBN 978-1617651526) makes it easy to sample the flavors of the U.S.—whether it’s crispy Southern fried chicken, Philly cheese steak, or Ozark mountain berry pie—with the recipes collected here.
Keepers: Two Home Cooks Share Their Tried-and-True Weeknight Recipes and the Secrets to Happiness in the Kitchen by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion (Aug. 20, hardcover, $26.99, ISBN 978-1609613549). Veteran food writers and editors Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion draw from two decades of experience in their own kitchens: 125-plus simple dishes.
Rowman & Littlefield
Celebraciones Mexicanas: History, Traditions, and Recipes by Andrea Lawson Gray and Adriana Almazan Lahl (Aug. 13, hardcover, $37, ISBN 978-0759122819) is the first book to bring the richness and authenticity of the foods of Mexico’s main holidays and celebrations to the American home cook.
One Bowl Baking: Simple, From Scratch Recipes for Delicious Desserts by Yvonne Ruperti (Sept. 24, paper, $22, ISBN 978-0762448951). Make “from scratch” baking as simple as box mix—no mixers or food processors—in just one bowl. 40,000-copy announced first printing.
500 Cake & Cupcake Decorations: The Only Cake & Cupcake Decorating Compendium You’ll Ever Need by Amanda Rawlins and Caroline Deasy (Sept. 1, hardcover, $18.95, ISBN 978-1416209102) guides readers through the process of making delightful decorations in easy-to-follow steps.
Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home by Ivy Stark, with Joanna Pruess (Sept. 3, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-1626361249). Street food, the heart and soul of Mexico’s diverse culture, goes gourmet—try the best recipes from the Dos Caminos restaurants at home.
Spiegel & Grau
Puddin’: Luscious and Unforgettable Puddings, Parfaits, Pudding Cakes, Pies, and Pops by Clio Goodman, with Adeena Sussman (Oct. 8, hardcover, $25, ISBN 978-0812994193). The classic American treat finally gets its due in this collection of foolproof pudding recipes, from favorite standards to inventive modern twists, by the owner of the hottest dessert shop in New York, Puddin’ by Clio.
Small, Sweet, and Italian: Tiny, Tasty Treats from Sweet Maria’s Bakery by Maria Bruscino Sanchez (Sept. 17, hardcover, $27.99, ISBN 978-1250026675). Small, scrumptious Italian treats from everyone’s favorite Italian baker.
Family Italian: Simple, Delicious Favorites Made to Share by Gennaro Contaldo (Sept. 3, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1454910213) is about preparing fresh, honest, seasonal food; instilling smart eating habits in our children; and spending quality time around the kitchen stove and table.
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Bountiful: Recipes Inspired by Our Garden by Todd Porter and Diane Cu (Oct. 1, hardcover, $35, ISBN 978-1617690488). The first cookbook from the superstar duo behind the popular blog WhiteOnRiceCouple.com.
Junior’s Home Cooking: Over 100 Recipes for Classic Comfort Food by Alan Rosen and Beth Allen (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1600859038). More than 100 of Junior’s favorite recipes for all kinds of family favorites served in the landmark restaurant chain.
Taunton Press/Academia Barilla
I Love Pasta by Academia Barilla (Oct. 15, hardcover, $24.95, ISBN 978-1627100878). Smooth or ribbed, long or short, pasta is a “machine” designed to “capture” the sauce, to hold it, to transport it in the proper quantity to the mouth, to define the flavor of the recipe.
Ten Speed Press
Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch and Christine Muhlke, foreword by Eric Ripert (Oct. 22, hardcover, $50, ISBN 978-1607743972). The long-awaited cookbook by Kinch, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s star chefs, who has revolutionized restaurant culture with his take on the farm-to-table ethic and focus on the terroir of the Northern California coast.
Malaysian Cooking: A Master Cook Reveals Her Best Recipes by Carol Selva Rajah and Masano Kawana, foreword by David Thompson (Aug. 6, paper, $14.95, ISBN 978-0804843775). Carol Selva Rajah, a well-respected authority and dedicated educator in the field of Asian culinary culture, honors her childhood memories of sweet-smelling and fragrant kitchen aromas in her newest Asian cookbook.
(dist. by Simon & Schuster)
The Wild Chef by Jonathan Miles (Aug. 13, hardcover, $32.50, ISBN 978-1616285470). In the first cookbook from Field and Stream magazine, Jonathan Miles guides readers from field to table with the best recipes, techniques, and tools for every hunter—from the aspiring chef to the seasoned shot who does his own butchering, with more than 100 recipes.
Come Home to Supper: Over 200 Casseroles, Skillets, and Sides (Desserts, Too!) to Feed Your Family with Love by Christy Jordan (Oct. 22, paper, $16.95, ISBN 978-0761174905). Here’s a heartfelt celebration of family dinners, with an emphasis on easy-to-prepare comfort foods, from the publisher of the enormously popular Web site Southernplate.com.