Best Cookbooks August 2016

Best Cookbooks August 2016

The best beach reads for the long weekend ahead, including something for outdoorsy types, literary types, curious types, curry-loving types, and just all-around food-loving types.

Grilling Burgers

How Grilling Works

Grilling guru Meathead Goldwyn explains how grilling works—you know, thermodynamics and other science stuff—in plain terms. We think you’ll like the homework.

Grandmother's Rolling Pin

Why We Bake

Everyone, it seems, has a grandmother story. You know, some recollection of her in the kitchen baking cookies with you while sharing words of wisdom. Idyllic, yes?

Lucky Peach Pho Issue

Best Cookbooks May 2016

There’s a lot of potential inherent in any new cookbook. Here are those recently published books that make good on what they promise.

Salmon

How to Buy Salmon

It can be confounding as you stand at the seafood counter confronted by little signs with confusing and misleading marketing terms. Here’s how to shop with confidence.

Best Cookbooks April 2016

Best Cookbooks April 2016

We flipped through cookbook after cookbook and sussed out ways of seeing the world that are crazy inspiring and recipes that are eminently reliable. Here are several we think you’ll be hungry to read.

My Fat Dad

A Grandmother’s Love

The charming story of a doting Jewish grandmother and how she saw to it that her granddaughter was never hungry for love.

Edible French Prendre de la Brioche

Edible French

You can be as mellifluous as the French with these common food idioms (we also included their eminently charming English translations).

Books

Best Cookbooks March 2016

This time of year, one day you’re huddled over chili, the next you’re contemplating spring pea shoots. Here, books to satisfy your every climate-induced craving.