The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
J. Kenji López-Alt
W.W. Norton & Company
Sometimes we forget that behind all of the juicy morsels we consume on a daily basis is the scientific method. Cooking is a visceral amalgam of chemistry and physics. Written by Serious Eats' managing culinary director, J. Kenji López-Alt, this cookbook is a crash course in food science behind classic American dishes, using new and easier techniques. Of course, you can read up on the interactions between heat, energy, and molecules and its impact on your food, but López-Alt simplifies the science of these recipes through 1,000 pages of comprehensive headnotes, sidebars, backstories, chemical and biological explanations, and step-by-step photography.
Root to Leaf: A Southern Chef Cooks Through the Seasons
Chef Steven Satterfield’s debut cookbook is not a compilation of his mouthwatering recipes from his award-winning restaurant in Atlanta, Miller Union. Instead, through the teachings of whole vegetable cooking, Satterfield invites readers to get acquainted with local farmers’ markets, foraging, and the home garden, unlocking a world of possibilities in the realm of vegetable dishes. Similar to chefs spearheading the nose-to-tail movement, Satterfield’s is a proponent of getting the most out of plants, using all edible parts, from root to leaf. Appealing to all types of eaters, the recipes found in this cookbook will allow each season’s greatest bounty to become the main feature of every meal.
NOPI: The Cookbook
YOTAM Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully
Ten Speed Press
If you’re familiar with Yotam
Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers
Thug Kitchen's second installment of branded cookbooks is not for the faint-hearted. If you find it hard to stick to your plant-based diet around your friends, then it's time to adopt the attitude of the makers of Thug Kitchen: f*ck it! Finally, your friends can stop giving you grief about your healthy habits with more than 100 recipes from Thug Kitchen Party Grub: For Social Motherf*ckers. And since Thug Kitchen won't stand for any excuses, they've created a dish for every occasion you can think of. Cocktail recipes are also