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Your Cookbook Countdown

By • May 31, 2013 • 37 Comments

Calling all cooks: what cookbooks are you most excited to get your hands on in the coming year?

Cookbooks have a special place in our hearts here at Food52. They fill our shelves, pile up on our tables, and serve as a constant source of inspiration and knowledge. We've shared with you some of the cookbooks that get us most excited -- from Caroline Wright's dinner-saving Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute Meals, to Deborah Madison's vegetable bible, Vegetable Literacy, to the forthcoming Flour, Too by Joanne Chang -- and now it's your turn!

                

Last summer, you helped us make a list of 10 Essential Cookbooks by sharing with us the books that matter most to you. Now, we want to know the books that you can't wait to add to your collection. Is the head chef from your favorite restaurant coming out with a new book? Is the pastry chef from the bakery you've been dying to try revealing the secret to perfect muffins?

Tell us: what cookbooks will you be in line to buy?

 

 

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Comments (37)

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about 1 year ago Babyjaan

THE Married Man's Guide to Creative Cooking (and other dubious adventures) by Samar Halarnkar

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about 1 year ago Helen0900

Toqué! Creators of a new Quebec gastronomy

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about 1 year ago Bianca Carriero

Shout out to Montreal <3 love it

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about 1 year ago Pradagirl47

the new ottolenghi which is on pre order for september

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about 1 year ago Luis Jimenez De Santiago

Modernist cuisine at home.

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about 1 year ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

The LAST book I will buy this year, "SMOKE AND PICKLES: Recipes and Stories From a New Southern Kitchen". Sounds fun.

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about 1 year ago pateberry

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking

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about 1 year ago nigheandubh

I'm looking forward to buying Giada's new book out later this year - always gives us fab recipes. Also want to buy Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course - not to lear how to cook but rather because the recipes look quick and simple from what I've seen on his tv show.

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about 1 year ago krusher

I love David Tanis' cooking. His much anticipated next book, "One Good Dish", is due to be released on 22 October this year. I bought my copy by pre-order from Amazon in March. I have cooked every recipe from his "A Platter of Figs and Other Things" and "Heart of the Artichoke". His books are elegant, authentic, accessible albeit in my house with a well used and well loved look. When I cook his food I feel he is teaching me in my own private master class. I have learned so much from him. I have few regrets in my life but not eating at Chez Panisse when David was cooking there is top of the list. I love Deborah Madison's "Vegetable Literacy" ... a book for reading, learning and cooking - masterpiece.

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about 1 year ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

The New York Times has a good article on cookbooks in its Summer Reading column: http://www.nytimes.com... Aime, Nigellissima and Every Grain of Rice are included, and look lovely.

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about 1 year ago alme

I just added two cookbooks to my Amazon shopping cart: Nigellissima--Nigella Lawson's new easy-to-make Italian recipes--and Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking by Fuchsia Dunlop.

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about 1 year ago AngelaM-E

Just ordered Pie it Foward by Gesine Bullock-Prado as my goal is to make better pie this summer. Also, got Jeni's Splendid Icecream at Home which I've wanted for awhile.

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about 1 year ago chesterfieldsue

Joe Yonan's Eat Your Vegetables!

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about 1 year ago Louise Gray

Since I am a long time vegetarian/vegan, there are few great vegetarian restaurants in my area. So there, I learned to cook and have too many cookbooks. Also one longs to eat the way one did when one was young, carefree, not concerned about fat, cholesterol and the like. Hence my purchase of Betty Goes Vegan. Now I can enjoy my comfort foods and take a culinary walk down memory lane without a guilty conscience.

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about 1 year ago Ileana Morales | a little saffron

Just purchased Vegetable Literacy. I knew it was one I had to have, and it's gorgeous. I don't have much of a garden now, but I hope for one in the future. I'll use this book for a long time.

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about 1 year ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I just remembered that Gabrielle Hamilton (Blood Bones and Butter) has a forthcoming book based on her research into home cooking. How appropriate for Food52.

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about 1 year ago cookbookchick

Thanks, pierino! I didn't know that. She is a wonderful writer. Can hardly wait!

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about 1 year ago Ileana Morales | a little saffron

I didn't know this either. How exciting! My boyfriend and I both loved Blood, Bones, and Butter.

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about 1 year ago cookbookchick

Just purchased (on Kindle) and am devouring Elissa Altman's Poor Man's Feast, not a cookbook, but a memoir with recipes. Deliciously well-written story about her food-focused life. I can't put it down! Also just bought Vegetable Literacy (the real book, not the virtual one) and look forward to spending some time with it.

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7 months ago luvcookbooks

Meg is a trusted home cook.

loved elissa altman's book, too

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about 1 year ago Dianerquinn

I have been waiting for Flour Too ever since I baked my way through Flour. I love Joanne Chang. Browsing through my collection of cookbooks (over 1,000!) in preparation of a dinner party, I rediscovered my love for Donna Hay. I own Flavours and found it so exciting to retread, I have been buying up Donna Hay's cookbooks that I didn't own. I find them so inspiring. I have preordered her book Seasons and can't wait to get it. I love her use of vegetables, Asian ingredients, and the focus on fresh ingredients. Simple and elegant. Her books are eye candy. I read them like Romance novels! I can truly imagine cooking all of the way through each one.

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about 1 year ago viblanco

As already mentioned, Vegetable Literacy by Madison and The A.O.C Cookbook by Goin. I'm still interested in picking up last year's Burma by Duguid. My current classic favorite is Food of Life - Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij.

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about 1 year ago cookbookchick

Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry, Cathy Barrow's book on canning and preserving, coming out in 2014.

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about 1 year ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

Shameless plug department; my good friend Kim Sunée, author of Trail of Crumbs will have a new book coming probably next year from Andrews McMeel. It's not a cookbook per se although it does include recipes a few of which she asked me to test for her and she kindly sent me some very cool Korean ingredients. You can see one recipe on her blog right now http://kimsunee.com/recipes...
Maybe two years from now I'll inflict my own book on you, "!Malavida!"