Fall 2015's Best Cookbooks: Cooking Pros Bring It Home

September 1, 2015
By: Eater Nola

The restaurant- and travel-oriented books might bring all the dazzle, but home cooking is the heart and soul of cookbook season. This season’s lineup is dominated by a passel of professionals who invite readers into their homes: chefs like John Besh, Bobby Flay, or Amanda Freitag; test-kitchen royalty like the scientifically rigorous J. Kenji López-Alt or Dora Charles, the creator of many of Paula Deen’s recipes; or simply royalty royalty: get ready for Ruth Reichl’s first standalone cookbook.

John Besh's previous books have been broad in scope, covering Louisiana as a whole or following his personal journey through America and Europe. This book drills down on the cuisine of the Crescent City, adapting classic restaurant preparations for home cooks.