Eight New Cookbooks That Inspire Culinary Creativity

From Sardinian to Slovenian recipes, and including everything from Korean cuisine to comfort food

Recipes, from all cuisines and of every level of complexity and thought, congest the Internet. It’s easy to Google and go. But cookbooks—with beautiful images, illustrations and life stories—counter the pellmell search engine experience with the narratives of the chefs and restaurants. These eight cookbooks are disparate, ranging from Sardinian and Slovenian recipes to Korean cuisine and American comfort foods, but every one is an …

Holiday Gift Guide 2016: Solid Food

Delectable delights for cooking (and eating) enthusiasts

As the holidays get closer and closer, we’re launching our beloved Gift Guides—and while the season can get stressful, our aim is to make choosing presents a lot easier. While buying products for each other is the traditional route, make sure to consider gifting experiences, price-matching presents with a donation to a charity, taking time to volunteer, and—of course—be sure to spend time with your …

Picture Cook

A whimsical, illustration-only cookbook aims to remove the intimidation of cooking for novice chefs

Today’s standard format for cookbooks is a recipe for ultimate intimidation: a mathematical formula accompanied by beautiful, close-up photographs of the prepared meal taken on a DSLR camera. With such detailed requirements and high expectations, novice cooks might bemoan their shameful results and end up forgetting that cooking can actually be enjoyable—and take less time than it does to order take-out. Indie publisher Ulysses Press …