Your top go-to, essential cookbooks that were published in the last decade
New chow poster who is trying to decide how to best use a lovely amazon.com christmas gift card.
we all have our all time, favorite cookbooks. i have an overabundance of these from 25 years of loving/learning how to cook. for example: the joy of cooking & the new basics cookbook would be in my all time esssential library.
i am interested in which of the "newer" cookbooks chow posters consider to be their go-to's.
my essential, more modern list would include: frank stitt's southern table; dorie greenspan's around my french table; the essential new york times cook book--amander hesser & sara foster's southern kitchen.
thanks in advance for your suggestions
This was the January 2013 Cookbook of the Month. Here's a link to the reporting thread. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8829...
I was pleasantly surprised by the new and unexpected flavors. Here are some of my favorites from the book (so far).
Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with Tahini and Za'atar
Roasted Cauliflower & Hazelnut Salad
Barley Risotto with Marinated Feta
Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice
Roasted chicken with Clementines & Arak
Braised eggs with Lamb, Tahini and Sumac
Salmon Steaks in Chraimeh Sauce
For a big collection along the lines of ENYT, I've had a lot of success with Gourmet Today.
This is a former Chowhound Cookbook of the Month, and you can see what people thought of the recipes by perusing the threads linked in this one: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/705571
And while it depends how you like to cook, for me two essentials of recent years are Ottolenghi and Tamimi's two books, Ottolenghi: The Cookbook and Jerusalem.
Again, both were Chowhound Cookbooks of the Month, so there's lots of reporting to look through if you wish.
The Zuni Cafe Cookbook - Judy Rodgers
Chez Panisse Vegetables - Alice Waters
Mexican Everyday - Rick Bayless
Sunday Suppers at Lucques - Suzanne Goin
Arabesque - Claudia Roden
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day - Hertzberg/François
Plenty - Yotam Ottolenghi, Jerusalem - YO and Tami Samimi
The Gift of Southern Cooking - Edna Lewis and Scott Peacock