Category Archives: Cookbooks

[FOOD] Down South by Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe

Down South by Donald Link and Paula Disbrowe is a celebration of Southern food and heritage, although this “South” is more of the Cajun-Mississippi region, rather than the Carolinas-Georgia area that I traditionally associate with the term. A great variety of dishes are presented in this book from watermelon gazpacho with crabmeat to sweet & sour spring onions. The photography… Read more »

[FOOD] North by Gunnar Gíslason and Jody Eddy

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North by Gunnar and Jody is simply a breathtakingly beautiful book, from the dust jacket to the innards. First and foremost, it’s a cookbook that tells a tale about Icelandic food and provides details from producers to recipes. Of course some of the recipes / items that are featured in this cookbook cannot be replicated exactly by American cooks, but… Read more »

[FOOD] The Homesick Texan’s Family Table by Lisa Fain

It’s not “officially” autumn yet, but I consider the period of time starting immediately after Labor Day to be the actual start of “fall” – at least where I live. As such, I start turning to cookbooks to start planning comfort food meals for the fall & winter, along with taking advantage of the farmer’s market bounties that involve seasonal… Read more »

[FOOD] My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz

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While it may not be readily apparent – I absolutely love cookbooks and books about food. My tastes are very narrow though – I only enjoy either food writing in the vein of MFK Fisher such as Provence, 1970 by Luke Barr or absolutely brilliant cookbooks that tell a story, are well designed, and move beyond simply being a collection… Read more »