Cooking & Food

With a wide range of cookbooks, restaurants, and foodies represented on our shelves, we have yet to find a cookbook memoir or quirky foodie tome too hot to handle. From the masters behind Camino to niche markets like vegan ice cream, we're actively looking to add to our blossoming list of the latest and greatest in the food world. 

 

A Wide Range

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A Wide Range

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Preeti Mistry with Sarah Henry

Juhu Beach Club Cookbook

Running Press

Vibrant and unexpected, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook is a bold take on Indian food from Oakland-based James Beard Award nominee Preeti Mistry. Influenced by her background as a second-generation Indian, Preeti's irreverent style informs her personality and her food. This collection of street food, comfort classics, and restaurant favorites weaves Preeti's culinary journey together with more than 100 bold, flavor-forward recipes to excite and inspire home cooks.

Josh Donald

Sharp

Chronicle Books

Sharp is a knife skills class in book form and an introduction to the best knives from around the world. From a premier knife purveyor and go-to knives expert, this comprehensive guide details the elements of buying and caring for good knives, including sharpening and knife skills. Step-by-step instructions and photography cover a range of techniques with 15 recipes from great chefs, which feature all the cuts that mark an accomplished cook.

Tara Whitsitt

Fermentation on Wheels

Bloomsbury

Three years ago, food activist Tara Whitsitt had a dream: to take to the road in a converted school bus and spread the gospel of kombucha, kimchi, and kefir nationwide. She would bring her microbe-dense delicacies, her expertise, and her generosity to food communities across the country. Now, through her winning stories, illustrations, photographs, and fifty recipes, Tara tracks her two-year, twenty-thousand mile journey, sharing the ways she has brought people together, pollinated their minds, and changed their lives for the better.

Leslie Jonath

Feed Your People

Powerhouse

When we feed people, we also feed ourselves—literally and spiritually. Sharing a meal is one of life’s greatest pleasures and a powerful and intimate way to create community. Feed Your People offers big-batch recipes from big-hearted chefs and cooks for the foods we gather around. Starting with an introduction to big-batch cooking, this book features dishes by Alice Waters, Bryant Terry, Gonzalo Guzman, Joyce Goldstein, Tanya Holland, Dennis Lee, Preeti Mistry, and other generous cooks who know how to feed a crowd.

Karen Solomon

Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs

Storey Publishing

Easy to grab and satisfying to eat, preserved proteins go way beyond jerky. Food preservation teacher and cook Karen Solomon teaches you how to smoke, pickle, salt-cure, oil-cure, and dehydrate a variety of meats, dairy, fish, eggs, and other proteins economically and at home. Fifty-six creative recipes highlight the range of specialty foods that you can make yourself with these techniques, including smoked salmon, pickled beans, cured sardines, brined cheese, duck breast prosciutto, and, of course, beef jerky (eight varieties!).

Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend: How To Live a Healthy Veggie Life...and Still Eat Treats

Chronicle

A Beautiful Mess is one of the most popular DIY style blogs in the world, with more than 1 million readers. Now co-creators (and sisters) Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share their unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in this, their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week and indulging on weekends. Featuring vibrant photographs, this one-of-a-kind book is a great gift for yourself or a friend looking for more healthy and delicious go-to recipes!