You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.
Today: We love it when food blogs turn into books. Here are our favorites.
For many, food blogs are the gateway drug to cooking. They grab your eye with beautiful photos or your heart with well-told stories, and then at the end of it all there's a recipe, and you have no other recourse than to try your hand at it. The best food bloggers are advocates for food and cooking and writing; they nudge us towards our kitchens and for that we are grateful.
We particularly love it when bloggers turn their voices and kitchen smarts into beautiful cookbooks -- here are a few of our favorites:
- Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day
- Molly Wizenberg's A Homemade Life -- although more of a memoir with recipes -- will always be one of our favorites.
- Erin Scott's Yummy Supper
- My Paris Kitchen, because everything David Lebovitz does turns to copper (which, in the kitchen, is better than gold).
- And if we hadn't booked flights to Paris already, Mimi Thorisson's A Kitchen in France got us packing our bags.
- The Sprouted Kitchen
- Deb Perelman's The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (we also can't wait for her second book!).
- Our Social Media Manager, Rachel, loves Sarah Copeland's Feast.
- We love Izy Hossack's Top with Cinnamon for Izy's signature cakes, cookies, and lovely photos.
- Joy the Baker's Homemade Decadence is even sweeter and more over-the-top than her first book. (And that's a good thing.)
- Louisa Shafia's The New Persian Kitchen won our 2014 Piglet tournament of cookbooks, and our hearts.
What are your favorite blogger-written cookbooks? Tell us about them in the comments!