Suzanne Goin runs a famed stable of restaurants, and is renowned for her skills as a chef. She translates her talents for seasonal, clean, elegant food into a book of recipes that are easy to follow and impressive to serve. She writes recipes along with detailed explanations of techniques, so you can really understand the mentality of a chef, and learn to bring restaurant-quality cooking home. We like that we can learn to master lamb meatballs, upscale s'mores, and duck sausage all in one spot.
Exclusive to Food52, this book with a signed bookplate is a contender in Food52's Piglet Tournament, which pits 16 of the year's most notable cookbooks against each other, judged by some top chefs and food writers.