Clear your calendar. Get cozy. And get ready to settle in. The fall A-list has arrived – cookbooks that is. From cooking royalty (a Contessa!) to lush, armchair foodie travelogues to TV chefs to debuts from some of our fave bloggers, we present highlights from fall 2012's tastiest reads.
One part armchair travel, one part cookbook. We can't wait to surround ourselves with the flavours, senses and stories of this complex country and cuisine.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof
Ina is our culinary Jackie O. She makes everything look elegant, effortless and inviting.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Consider us stoked and smitten! Food blogger extraordinaire, Deb Perelman, debuts with a cookbook of all-new recipes.
Pressed and stressed for time? Chef Michael Smith returns this fall with a new cookbook and a new tv show to show us how to maximize flavour in less time.
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Ottolenghi, the man who rocked our vegetables and vegetarian cuisine, returns with a focus on Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian flavours.
Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients
File this under A for "awesome" and "always use". Our fave bakers Matt and Renalto return with brand new recipes for iconic flavours. P.S. Do check out their first two book trailers for previous books. Hilarious and heartfelt. Spoiler alert: you'll never think of Olivia Newton-John quite the same way ever again
Food52 Cookbook Volume 2
Food made by the people, for the people. We love everything about Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubb's Food52 site and cooking community.
Jamie's Great Britain
Jamie Oliver + Brit food. Why did it take everyone so long to realise how brilliant this pairing would be?
The authors of last year's runaway success (Quinoa 365) return with a supergrain sequel.
Lidia’s Favorite Recipes
Whenever we cook with (and from) Lidia, we feel like we're part of her extended family. Good company and great guidance in the kitchen.
Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss
Buddy and his family share favourite recipes, both sweet and savoury. We forsee drama, calamity and tasty times.
My Berlin Kitchen
Do you know Luissa Weiss, author and blogger of The Wednesday Chef? You should. Everything she writes (and cooks) resonates as funny, delicious and true.
Thomas Keller wants to teach us how to bake. We're listening.
You Gotta Eat Here
Eating your way from Vancouver to Edmonton to New Glasgow all in one day? Yes please. One of our guiltiest TV pleasures shares recipes.
One hundred of the best and brightest female chefs share the GBU (good, bad, ugly) of life behind the grill lines in a professional kitchen.
Tyler Florence Fresh
We're not sure why a chick is on Tyler's shoulder or why he seems intent on channelling Blue Steel, but we've been fans since Food 911 and want to see how he transforms "ingredients into superstars".
The Daily Cookie
A cookie for every day of the year? That's a New Year's resolution we can keep. Anna Ginsberg, one of our must-follow bloggers (Cookie Madness), guides us through a year of sweet treats and cookies.
Food with a mission: to be delicious as well as promoting well-being in every sense. We love Andrew Weil's 360 attitude towards food and sustainability.
In a Polish Country Kitchen
Pulitzer prize-winning author + 90 photos + rustic cuisine. This is a lavish tour and exploration of kuchnia polska.