January 1, 2006

Forecasting: December 2005

Happy New Year. May your cookbook collections grow and your culinary experiments delight. Here's some things to keep an eye out for that were listed as sold via various sources during the last month....

Kara Zuaro's I LIKE FOOD, FOOD TASTES GOOD: An Indie Rock Cookbook, recipes and related musings from indie rock groups including Death Cab for Cutie, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, and Belle & Sebastian, to Hyperion.

Kelly Alexander and Cindy Harris's HOMETOWN APPETITES: The Life, Legacy, and Recipes of Clementine Paddleford, part biography, part cookbook, based on a James Beard Award-winning Saveur feature story about pioneer food writer Clementine Paddleford, who defined American cuisine by writing about what ordinary Americans were cooking at a time when most food writers were looking to European traditions, to Gotham.

Diane Morgan's THE DAILY GRILL: 150 Fast-Track Recipes for Weeknights at the Grill, making for no pots and pans to clean up and delicious weeknight grilling recipes ready in 40 minutes or less, to Chronicle.

Carlyn Berghoff and Jan Berghoff, with writer Nancy Ross Ryan's THE BERGHOFF FAMILY COOKBOOK: From Our Table to Yours, Celebrating a Century of Entertaining, sharing over 170 recipes from the oldest, single-family owned restaurant in the country (founded in 1898), to Andrews McMeel.

Notes: I am very tempted by the Indie Rock Cookbook, though I have a sneaking suspicion that my more recent musical choices are even more indie than those featured. And I have no idea what sorts of recipes to expect, though if it follows the song it will be: "Juicy burgers, greasy fries, turkey legs and raw fish eyes..."

Posted by Jennifer at January 1, 2006 8:11 PM | TrackBack
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