Food Book Roundup

June 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Seems like it is the season for celebrity cookbooks as many a star in the food world has taken up the pen. Maybe some of these can make it on to your summer reading list or perchance, the Book Club here?

 

Gail Simmons chronicles her rise in the culinary word from line cook and personal assistant to Top Chef Judge and host of the Desserts spinoff in her memoirs Talking With My Mouth Full.

 

 

 

Marcus Samuelsson’s tale begins in Ethiopa, continues in Sweden and leads to a James Beard award, three stars from the New York Times and a state dinner at the White House in Yes, Chef.

 

 

Anthony Bourdain is everywhere. His graphic novel Get Jiro, a critique of modern food culture is out July 3rd and he is signed on to publish the Mission Chinese book. All while aiding in wife Nigella Lawson’s unnamed ABC cooking show.

 

 

I’m especially excited to read former Times Restaurant Critic, Sam Sifton’s Thanksgiving out this fall.

 

 

 

Jessica Seinfeld has a follow-up to Deceptively Delicious in the works geared toward people who are “terrified” of cooking.

And it won’t be out until next spring but I am super psyched about, Family Table: Favorite Staff Meals from Our Restaurants to Your Home by Michael Romano and Karen Stabiner, features staff meal recipes from New York restaurateur Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group restaurants.

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