LATERAL COOKING: One Dish Leads to Another by Niki Segnit, the author of the award-winning cookbook The Flavor Thesaurus, is a unique volume divided into twelve chapters, each covering a basic culinary category such as “bread;” “stock, soup & stew;” or “sauce.” The recipes in each chapter are arranged on a continuum, passing from one to another with just a tweak or two to the method or ingredients. The book encourages more knowledge to allow for improvisation, and the confidence to be creative in the kitchen.
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY TV SHOW COOKBOOK: Best-Ever Recipes From the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV by the infallible Editors at America’s Test Kitchen is a truly comprehensive and go-to book for anything you want to cook! There are over 500 recipes included in this gorgeously photographed cookbook. The editors pared down from 1,300 recipes to 580 select winners chosen for their uniqueness. There are fourteen chapters from breakfast and soups and stews to poultry, beef, and fish to pasta, grilling, pizza, and desserts. I can’t wait to dive in and start cooking at this exciting volume!
AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN THE SIDE DISH BIBLE: 1001 Perfect Recipes for Every Vegetable, Rice, Grain, and Bean Dish You Will Ever Need is another sterling volume from the Editors at America’s Test Kitchen. A side dish is an integral part of a menu. The pairing of side dishes is important to success in the kitchen and with this giant volume, you can find anything under the sun to up your ante on family dinners or even fabulous sides to take to a potluck dinner where you will surely shine. The book covers basics you can count on; potatoes every way; dinner party winners; holiday classics; and even a chapter on outstanding breads.
DONAL’S MEALS IN MINUTES: 90 Suppers from Scratch, 15 Minutes Prep by award-winning Irish food writer Donal Skehan is a charming book filled with 90 hassle-free recipes for easy-peasy dinners. The book is divided into six chapters based on how people shop and cook, allowing one to choose a meal that suits your evening. There is One Pot: One Pan; Quick Prep/Slow Cook; Six Ingredients: and Grocery Store Suppers where you pick up something ready-made to jazz up some basic ingredients.