Fall Preview 2015: 21 Essential Cookbooks We’re Loving

September 8, 2015
By: George EmbiricosJess Kapadia and Tiffany Do, Food Republic

With so much great writing surrounding glossy photos, detailed recipes and engaging stories, reading cookbooks is not the utilitarian jaunt of yesteryear, but rather a journey through the eyes of some of the most exciting food professionals in the industry. This fall’s cookbooks have certainly grabbed our attention.

We whittled down the season’s sizable reading list to our 21 favorites, influenced by everything from our obsession with Nashville hot chicken and Dale Talde’s Asian fusion flavor symphony to our fascination with Sweden’s Magnus Nilsson and London’s Yotam Ottolenghi. Taco benders will never be the same, thanks to Alex Stupak’s seductive guide to Empellón-grade fare at home, and if you’re going to bake with chocolate, bake with the good stuff. Repeat after us: Guittard. Stay-home-and-cook season is upon us: Ready your woks and braisers, and preorder these essential volumes.