Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Seasonal Cooking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Soup of the Day: 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year (Williams-Sonoma)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

A revised collection of seasonal soups for each day of the year, featuring 100 new recipes and new full-color photography. Soup is often thought of as comfort dish for cold weather, Soup of the Day showcases how diverse soups can be. From light gazpachos to hearty chowders, cream of tomato to chicken noodle, vegetable-lentils to steak and potatoes, there’s something to please every palate throughout the year—and plenty of full-meal soups for easy dinner solutions. New recipes include: Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Pancetta & Gremolata Creamy Brussels Sprouts Soup with Maple Bacon Indian-Spiced Parsnip Soup with Grilled Naan Mac & Cheese Chili Tofu-Kimchi Stew Mushroom, Leek, Wheat Berries & Shrimp Soup Snow Pea Consommé with Cheese Tortellini Caramelized Leek Soup with Blue Cheese Crumble Lamb & Chickpea Chili with Cumin Crema Carrot-Gruyere Soup with Brown Butter Croutons Asiago-Stout Soup with Caramelized Spicy Pears Ramen with Roasted Pork & Soft Egg in Spicy, Soy Broth Clam & Celery Root Chowder Cream of Black Bean Soup with Roasted Poblanos & Cotija Cheese Provencal Chard Soup with Lardoons Ginger–Galangal Broth with Chili & Chicken Meyer Lemon & Potato Soup Tomato Tarragon Soup with Fennel Croutons Grilled Asparagus & Green Onion Soup with Poached Egg Corn & Spinach Chowder with Avocado The recipes are categorized by month of the year and laid out in an easy-to-follow, calendar format. The monthly calendars highlight the season’s best ingredients to bring you fresh and delicious flavor combinations all year round.

  • Author: Kate McMillan
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen; Not for Online ed. edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

2. Magnolia Table


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

#1 New York Times Bestseller Magnolia Table is infused with Joanna Gaines' warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table. Jo believes there's no better way to celebrate family and friendship than through the art of togetherness, celebrating tradition, and sharing a great meal. Magnolia Table includes 125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by her love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor. Inside Magnolia Table , you'll find recipes the whole family will enjoy, such as: Chicken Pot Pie Chocolate Chip Cookies Asparagus and Fontina Quiche Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Bacon, Toasted Pecans, and Balsamic Reduction Peach Caprese Overnight French Toast White Cheddar Bisque Fried Chicken with Sticky Poppy Seed Jam Lemon Pie Mac and Cheese Full of personal stories and beautiful photos, Magnolia Table is an invitation to share a seat at the table with Joanna Gaines and her family.

  • Author: Joanna Gaines
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; Illustrated edition (April 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 1.5 inches

                 

3. Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal , The Atlantic , Bon Appétit , Food Network Magazine , Every Day with Rachael Ray , USA Today , Seattle Times , Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel , Library Journal , Eater, and more “If you’re finding pantry cooking to mean too many uninspired pots of beans, might I suggest Six Seasons? It both highlights a perfectly ripe plant . . . and shows you how to transform slightly less peak-season produce (yes, the cabbage lurking in the back of your fridge right now counts) with heat, spice, acid, and fat.” —Epicurious  “Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. . . . Six Seasons is about as close to a perfect cookbook as I have seen . . . a book beginner and seasoned cooks alike will reach for repeatedly.” —Lucky Peach Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives. In Six Seasons , his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.

  • Author: Joshua McFadden
  • Publisher: Artisan; 1st Edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1579656317
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.6 x 10.4 inches

                 

4. The Complete Cook's Country TV Show Cookbook Includes Season 13 Recipes: Every Recipe and Every Review from All Thirteen Seasons (COMPLETE CCY TV SHOW COOKBOOK)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

Hit the road with top-rated Cook's Country TV and devour another year of great American recipes. Discover new recipes from across the U.S. and cook them along with the cast of the hit TV show Cook's Country . The homegrown recipes cover both classic and regional favorites from small-town America to the big city. Season 13 recipe highlights include fresh takes on homey foods such as Cheesy Stuffed Shells, One-Batch Fried Chicken, and Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie as well as newly created recipes for Amish Cinnamon Bread, Eggplant Pecorino, and Greek Chicken. This cookbook has it all, from fluffy omelets, pancakes, biscuits, and muffins to plenty of desserts, cakes, cookies, pies, and more. In addition to more than 475 foolproof recipes, there is information on the backstory and inspiration behind many of the dishes. A comprehensive shopping guide lists all of the winning products featured on the TV show including ketchup, strawberry jam, and vanilla ice cream.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: Cook's Country (August 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1948703383
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.53 x 9.61 inches

                 

5. The Lost Kitchen: Recipes and a Good Life Found in Freedom, Maine: A Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

An evocative, gorgeous four-season look at cooking in Maine, with 100 recipes   No one can bring small-town America to life better than a native. Erin French grew up in Freedom, Maine (population 719), helping her father at the griddle in his diner. An entirely self-taught cook who used cookbooks to form her culinary education, she now helms her restaurant, The Lost Kitchen, in a historic mill in the same town, creating meals that draw locals and visitors from around the world to a dining room that feels like an extension of her home kitchen. The food has been called “brilliant in its simplicity and honesty” by  Food & Wine , and it is exactly this pure approach that makes Erin’s cooking so appealing—and so easy to embrace at home. This stunning giftable package features a vellum jacket over a printed cover.

  • Author: Erin French
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (May 9, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0553448436
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 1 x 10.3 inches

                 



6. Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • The social media star,  New York Times  columnist, and author of  Dining In  helps you nail dinner with unfussy food and the permission to be imperfect.   “Enemy of the mild, champion of the bold, Ms. Roman offers recipes in  Nothing Fancy  that are crunchy, cheesy, tangy, citrusy, fishy, smoky and spicy.”—Julia Moskin,  The New York Times IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY  The New York Times Book Review  •  The New Yorker  • NPR •  The Washington Post  •  San Francisco Chronicle  •  BuzzFeed  •  The Guardian  • Food Network   An unexpected weeknight meal with a neighbor or a weekend dinner party with fifteen of your closest friends—either way and everywhere in between, having people over is supposed to be fun, not stressful. This abundant collection of all-new recipes—heavy on the easy-to-execute vegetables and versatile grains, paying lots of close attention to crunchy, salty snacks, and with love for all the meats—is for gatherings big and small, any day of the week.   Alison Roman will give you the food your people want (think DIY martini bar, platters of tomatoes, pots of coconut-braised chicken and chickpeas, pans of lemony turmeric tea cake) plus the tips, sass, and confidence to pull it all off. With  Nothing Fancy , any night of the week is worth celebrating. Praise for Nothing Fancy “ Nothing Fancy is full of the sort of recipes that sound so good, one contemplates switching off any and all phones, calling in sick, and cooking through the bulk of them.” — Food52   “ Nothing Fancy exemplifies that classic Roman approach to cooking: well-known ingredients rearranged in interesting and compelling ways for young home cooks who want food that looks (and photographs) as good as it tastes.” — Grub Street

  • Author: Alison Roman
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Entertaining & Holidays
  • ISBN: 978-0451497017
  • Dimensions: 8.22 x 1.09 x 10.27 inches

                 

7. The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-ferments, and black fruits and vegetables (Foundations of Flavor)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

New York Times  Bestseller Named one of the Best Cookbooks of the Year by the  Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Houston Chronicle, Esquire, GQ, Eater , and more Named one of the Best Cookbooks to Give as Gifts by  Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Esquire, Field & Stream, New York Magazine’s The Strategist, The Daily Beast, Eater, Vogue, Business Insider, GQ, Epicurious , and more “An indispensable manual for home cooks and pro chefs.” — Wired At Noma—four times named the world’s best restaurant—every dish includes some form of fermentation, whether it’s a bright hit of vinegar, a deeply savory miso, an electrifying drop of garum, or the sweet intensity of black garlic. Fermentation is one of the foundations behind Noma’s extraordinary flavor profiles. Now René Redzepi, chef and co-owner of Noma, and David Zilber, the chef who runs the restaurant’s acclaimed fermentation lab, share never-before-revealed techniques to creating Noma’s extensive pantry of ferments. And they do so with a book conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. With more than 500 step-by-step photographs and illustrations, and with every recipe approachably written and meticulously tested,  The Noma Guide to Fermentation  takes readers far beyond the typical kimchi and sauerkraut to include koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, lacto-ferments, vinegars, garums, and black fruits and vegetables. And—perhaps even more important—it shows how to use these game-changing pantry ingredients in more than 100 original recipes. Fermentation is already building as the most significant new direction in food (and health). With  The Noma Guide to Fermentation , it’s about to be taken to a whole new level.

  • Author: René Redzepi
  • Publisher: Artisan; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1579657185
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.6 x 10.1 inches

                 

8. Colombiana: A Rediscovery of Recipes and Rituals from the Soul of Colombia


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

“I have never read a more passionate and heartfelt expression of Colombian culture and cuisine in English. I’ve been waiting for years for a book like this to come out.” – J. Kenji López-Alt, New York Times bestselling author of The Food Lab A recipe developer and food stylist—whose work has taken her across the globe to work with clients like Michelle Obama and into the test kitchens of today’s most esteemed culinary publications—pays homage to her native country with this vibrant, visually stunning cooking, the first dedicated solely to Colombian food, featuring 100 recipes that meld the contemporary and the traditional. To Mariana Velásquez, a native of Bogotá, the diverse mix of heritages, cultures, and regions that comprise Colombian food can be summed up in one simple concept: More is more. No matter what rung of society, Colombians feed their guests well, and leave them feeling nourished in body and soul.  In Colombiana , the award-winning recipe developer and food stylist draws on the rich culinary traditions of her native land and puts her own modern twist on dishes beloved by generations of Colombians. Here are recipes for classics such as arepas and empanadas, as well as “Colombian-ish” recipes like Lomito de Cerdo al Tamarindo y Menta (Tamarind Pork Tenderloin with Mint), Gazpacho de Papaya y Camarón Tostado (Spicy Papaya and Charred Shrimp Gazpacho), and Cuchuco de Trigo con Pollito y Limón (Lemony Bulgur Farmer’s Chicken Soup).  In addition to offering a unique perspective on Colombian food, Mariana shares the vibrant style of Colombian tablescapes and entertaining. For her, the best meals are never simply about the food on the table—they are an alchemy of atmosphere, drinks, and simple snacks and sweets that complete the experience and make it memorable. Rich with culture and stories as well as one-of-a-kind recipes and stunning photography, Colombiana is a gastronomic excursion that reminds us of the power of food to keep tradition alive.

  • Author: Mariana Velásquez
  • Publisher: Harper Wave (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0063019430
  • Dimensions: 8 x 1.16 x 10 inches

                 

9. Sous Vide for Everybody: The Easy, Foolproof Cooking Technique That's Sweeping the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

Sous Vide for Everybody is an approachable cookbook that demystifies sous vide cooking and demonstrates how it can make your life easier, while also giving you the tools to try exciting new dishes. Originally from the French for "under vacuum" because it often involves sealing food in plastic, sous vide allows you to cook food gently in an automatic water bath to the perfect temperature. That may sound intimidating, but the technique has trickled down from experimental fine-dining restaurant kitchens to the home kitchen precisely because it's an easy, convenient, and hands-off way to cook. Sous vide not only makes traditional cooking easier and more foolproof, it often can help to make food taste better, taking away all the guesswork and giving you back some free time. In this cookbook, you will find recipes that teach you how to cook sous vide, starting with basics like the perfect steak or soft-cooked egg. You will also find recipes that expand your knowledge and creativity in the kitchen using sous vide, from a holiday-worthy chuck roast that tastes like a prime rib at a fraction of the cost to eggs Benedict to fruit-on-the-bottom yogurt cups.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1945256493
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 0.6 x 9.63 inches

                 

10. The Complete Autumn and Winter Cookbook: 550+ Recipes for Warming Dinners, Holiday Roasts, Seasonal Desserts, Breads, Foo d Gifts, and More (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Seasonal Cooking - August 2021

Celebrate the season with this treasure trove of cozy cooking and baking recipes, from soul-warming soups and simple dinners to showstoppers and weekend projects. As the air grows chillier and nights longer, these dishes draw us to the table and the warmth of an active kitchen: Slow-simmered dishes like Cider-Braised Pork Roast, cheesy weeknight pasta like Unstuffed Shells with Butternut Squash, or a crusty bread like Fig and Fennel Bread.   When the flavors of summer fade, autumn and winter fruits and vegetables can be just as bold and bountiful. Find recipe inspiration from the season's first ripe figs and plump brussels sprouts to roasty sides featuring celery root, kohlrabi, and kabocha squash, or a cranberry curd tart to brighten a winter's night.     Themed chapters showcase all the reasons to love autumn and winter cooking:      •    Find new celeberation favorites  with a chapter of centerpiece dishes like Turkey and Gravy for a Crowd or Swiss Chard Pie to wow your guests.     •    Picked apples on an autumnal adventure?  All Things Apple covers both sweet and savory recipes like French Apple Cake and Celery Root, Fennel, and Apple Chowder to help you use them up.    •    Create the ultimate party spread  with chapters devoted to Appetizers, Festive Drinks, and Brunch: Try fried Korean fried chicken wings, latkes with beet-horseradish applesauce, or Everything Cheese Straws.     •    Obsessed with pumpkin? So are we! In the Everyone Loves Pumpkin chapter you'll find everything from Creamy Pumpkin-Chai Soup to Rum Pumpkin Chiffon Pie.    •    Bake to your heart's content with chapters covering breads, cookies, cakes, pies, puddings, and more.     •    Give the gift of food with recipes for Rocky Road Bark and Fruits of the Forest Liqueur. America's Test Kitchen's tips and tricks guarantee every meal is a success. Flip to the introduction for menus and entertaining tips. Plus, we've added seasonally themed spreads throughout so you can decorate the perfect holiday cookies or plan a charcuterie board with last-second appetizers.

  • Author: America's Test Kitchen
  • Publisher: America's Test Kitchen (September 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Entertaining & Holidays
  • ISBN: 978-1948703840
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 10 inches