Spring Cookbooks

Some of the Best 2008 New Titles

  • Spring Cookbooks
  • Spring Cookbooks
  • Spring Cookbooks
  • Spring Cookbooks
  • Spring Cookbooks

Spring Cookbooks

Some of the Best 2008 New Titles

The best cookbooks do a single, simple thing:  they make us cook. 

They may give us new recipes, tips to improve our skills, menu ideas, a culinary or ingredient point-of-view, a little celebrity glamour, and maybe some stories to help us appreciate what we're eating.  But above all, they draw us into the kitchen.  In this spring's crop of new cookbooks, the best of them do just that. 

The Sweet Melissa Baking Book:  Recipes from the Beloved Bakery for Everyone's Favorite Treats
By Melissa Murphy
Viking Studio, $27.00, hardcover, color photographs
100 recipes


Jewish Home Cooking, Yiddish Recipes Revisited
By Arthur Schwartz
Ten Speed Press, $35.00, hardcover, 100+ full-color photos
90+ recipes


The Art of Mexican Cooking
By Diana Kennedy
Clarkson Potter, $30.00, hardcover, black and white photographs and line drawings throughout
Revised 2nd Edition (original published in 1989)
200+ recipes


Martha Stewart's Cookies, The Ultimate Guide to Homebaked Treats
By the Editors of Martha Stewart Living
Clarkson Potter, $24.95 paperback, 200 full-color photographs
175 recipes


Other Promising New Spring  Cookbooks

The River Cottage Cookbook
By Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall
Ten Speed Press, $35.00, hardcover, 95 recipes and 160+ full color photos


Fish Without a Doubt
By Rick Moonen and Roy Finamore
Houghton Mifflin, $35.00, hardcover, 250 recipes, 40 full-color and 90 black and white photographs


Chocolate Epiphany:  Exceptional Cookies, Cakes, and Confections for Everyone
By François Payard with Anne E. McBride
Clarkson Potter, $35.00, hardcover, 70 full-color photographs, 100 recipes


Serendipity Parties:  Pleasantly Unexpected Ideas for Entertaining
By Stephen Bruce with Sarah Key, photos by Liz Steger, illustrations by Seymour Chwast
Universe, a Division of Rizzoli International, $19.95, 100 color photographs

Looking ahead to the fall, one of our favorite cookbook authors has a new title coming in October -- Ina Garten's Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics:  How to Get Great Flavor from Simple Ingredients

Until then, enjoy exploring the new spring cookbooks.  One of them is bound to get you into the kitchen.




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