There are so many epic cookbooks out this Spring. Here’s a roundup of the ones worth getting that will seriously up your cooking game:
New England Open House Cookbook
If you’re unfamiliar with the wonderful food columns and cookbooks of Sarah Leah Chase, you’re missing out. Not only is Ina Garten right that Sarah’s recipes are “exactly what you want to cook,” but they are also exactly what you want to eat. From the pumpkin and ricotta pancakes to the 17 different lobster recipes, you’d be hard-pressed to find one dish that didn’t come out tasting ridiculously delicious. It comes out on June 2nd, but don’t worry: you can pre-order it here.
Food52 Genius Recipes: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook
Every week, Food52.com features one recipe in their Genius Recipes column and explains what’s so brilliant about it. This book compiles 100 of the most essential ones—nearly half of which have never been featured in the column. Passed down from the cookbook authors, chefs, and bloggers who made them legendary, these foolproof recipes are guaranteed to amaze. Destined to become your go-to resource for smart, memorable cooking, this book is pure genius.
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck: Saucy Stories & Frozen Treats: Going All the Way with Ice Cream
Coming out just in time for ice cream season (even though in my book, ice cream is more of a year-round thing), this cookbook sets out to teach you the art of the cone. The book is written in the style of a high school year book, leading you through from the basics to the more advanced, including Big Gay Ice Cream’s top-selling treats. Pre-order it if you can’t wait for its release on April 28th, And definitely make these cookie dough ice cream sandwiches while you wait.
Mastering Pasta: The Art and Practice of Handmade Pasta, Gnocchi, and Risotto
For his newest cookbook, award-winning chef Marc Vetri offers what he calls a “complete handbook” to pasta. Vetri shares his vast knowledge of pasta, gnocchi, and risotto and his coveted recipes for stuffed pastas, baked pastas, and sauces. The tips and techniques are detailed, easy-to-follow and will turn you into a fresh handmade pasta making machine in no time. Winter may be over, but pasta should always have a place in your heart (and on your plate).
Milk Bar Life: Recipes & Stories
Christina Tosi’s notoriously delicious desserts, including birthday cake truffles and crack pie, have taken the culinary world by storm. In addition to some more sweets, Tosi offers up savory fare in her book that is promised to be just as impressive, like “Kimcheezits with Blue Cheese Dip” and “Burnt Honey–Butter Kale with Sesame Seeds.” This book will break you out of your culinary shell; but, if you prefer the Milk Bar classics, use this recipe to make your own cereal milk.
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