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15 New Cookbooks to Anticipate This Fall

Oct 10 2012 - 4:30am

A number of well-loved blogs, restaurants, and even TV chefs are coming out with cookbooks this Fall, and they're chock-full of with dishes that will keep us cooking well into the Winter. Loaded with beautiful pictures, illustrations, stories, and — most importantly — recipes, Fall's new releases are offering us entirely new ways to explore our kitchens. Here are 15 books not to part with, ranging from drinks to dessert and covering all skill levels. Choose a favorite or start your holiday shopping early; any one of these book will inspire even take-out lovers to get cooking!

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

If you are a fan of Deb Perelman's blog, Smitten Kitchen [1], then you're in luck. Her new cookbook, The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook [2] ($35), has over 100 new recipes, a few favorites, and, of course, those stunning color photographs readers have all come to love (and pin!).

Tiny Food Party: Bite-Size Recipes For Miniature Meals

Tiny Food Party! [3] ($19) is a fun concept of enjoying your favorite food, only bite-sized. From mini-cheesecakes to pocket-sized pop tarts, you can enjoy your favorite meals as snacks or easy-to-make appetizers. Even drinks, like teeny-tiny cocktails (served in shot glasses or teacups) are included.

Lidia's Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes, From Basic Sauces to Irresistible Entrées

Dedicated to her fans, Lidia Bastianich shares her favorite go-to meals in her new cookbook Lidia's Favorite Recipes [4] ($25), on sale Oct. 16. A collection of Lidia's top 100 irresistible recipes (like her fried mozzarella skewers), this book is filled with favorites that both new cooks and longtime fans can enjoy. You'll also see updates made to recipes, including information about the affordability, seasonality, and nutritional value of ingredients — making the classics even easier to love.

Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks

What more could you need in life than a margarita, guacamole, and snacks? Rick Bayless feels the same way, and has collected his prized recipes in a new tome Frontera: Margaritas, Guacamoles, and Snacks [5] ($25). With over 50 recipes, there are margaritas for every budget, guacamole for each month, and even a few side snacks to make Taco Tuesday, or any night, loaded with Mexican flavor.

Bouchon Bakery

Set to release Oct. 23, Bouchon Bakery [6] ($50) is one of the most anticipated cookbooks of the Fall. It's full of ideas and kitchen techniques that blend Thomas Keller [7]'s love for French and American baked goods, as well as tips and tricks from the famed Bouchon Bakery. We can't wait to bake favorites like baguettes and assorted macarons.

Paul Bocuse: The Complete Recipes

Think of Paul Bocuse as the male Julia Child [8], and a new book, Paul Bocuse: The Complete Recipes [9] ($50), which drops Oct. 30, as his version of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Created for the home cook, this book even includes details like conversion tables, average cooking times, and a glossary of French culinary terms, so nothing is a mystery.

This Is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life

In a fun, hipster-esque sort of way This Is a Cookbook [10] ($23) favors taste over perfection. If your kitchen scares you, then this book is your plan of attack for learning the ins and out of cooking. The pages are loaded with great pictures, texture, and illustrations that include easy meals for one, two, or even large dinner parties.

Vietnamese Home Cooking

Finally, chef Charles Phan shares the art of Vietnamese cooking, techniques, and ingredients in his first cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking [11] ($35). With recipes that are simple and approachable, we can't wait to explore the authentic taste of Vietnamese cooking and re-create some of the flavors from Phan's legendary restaurant, The Slanted Door.

Edible Selby

Photographer Tom Selby decided to take a stab at food (and did so successfully) in his new book, Edible Selby [12] ($35), profiling more than 40 culinary influencers around the world. Capturing these edible masterminds behind the scenes in their gardens, kitchens, and restaurants, Selby artfully portrays popular foods and the people behind them. Each cook shares a signature recipe, accompanied by handwritten questionnaires and watercolor illustrations that look just as mouthwatering as the recipes themselves.

My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story

My Berlin Kitchen [13] ($27) is a love story and cookbook in one. Luisa Weiss tells the story of how she cooked her way to a new life, a new love, and a new home in Berlin. Loaded with stories and recipes, this book takes a deeper look inside Weiss' Berlin adventures. Like her blog The Wednesday Chef [14], it is heartwarming and inspiring.

Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust

Ina Garten's new cookbook Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust [15] ($35) tackles more than just making one dish successfully; it's also about planning a menu and coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. Foolproof even provides notes throughout, detailing where a recipe can go wrong, plus tips for making recipes in advance — all the more reason to love her!

Jerusalem: A Cookbook

Jerusalem [16] ($35) is sure to become one of those go-to cookbooks. Of-the-moment chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city and of the diverse communities within. The book offers a cross-cultural perspective and an inventive twist on every type of dish, from vegetables to dessert. With over five popular restaurants in London, you won't be disappointed by Ottolenghi's latest book or dishes.

Come In, We're Closed: An Invitation to Staff Meals at the World's Best Restaurants

Come In, We're Closed [17] ($35) gives you an after-hours look at the creative dishes professional cooks feed each other when their restaurants' doors are closed. With over 100 comfort dishes such as apple honey caramel glazed doughnut holes, foodies can explore the favorite foods of industry professionals.

Simply Sensational Cookies

If you're bored of your average, ordinary chocolate chip cookie, then Simply Sensational Cookies [18] ($30) by Nancy Baggett is a must. With over 200 cookie recipes, everything from the classics to a more adventurous take on cookies is covered. The best part? This book was written for everyone: the novice baker, experienced cook, the savory snacker, and those who don't even have time to bake.

Canal House Cooks Every Day

Inspired by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton’s popular blog Canal House Cooks Lunch [19], Christopher and Melissa have put together a year of seasonal recipes in Canal House Cooks Every Day [20] ($45). On Oct. 30, this popular blog will be released in hardback. In a bright red cover, Christopher and Melissa have created a cookbook that masters simple cooking, seasonal ingredients, and the taste buds of busy families.

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