Best Western U.S. Cooking, Food & Wine Books
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1. Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains
Author: by Tieghan Gerard
Whether you need to get dinner on the table for your family tonight or are planning your next get-together with friends, Half Baked Harvest Cookbook has your new favorite recipe. Tieghan Gerard grew up in the Colorado mountains as one of seven children.
When her dad took too long to make dinner every night, she started doing the cookingat age 15. Ever-determined to reign in the chaos of her big family, Tieghan found her place in the kitchen. She had a knack for creating unique dishes, which led her to launch her blog, Half Baked Harvest.
Since then, millions of people have fallen in love with her fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains. While it might be a trek to get to Tieghan’s barn-turned-test kitchen, her creativity shines here: dress up that cheese board with a real honey comb; decorate a standard salad with spicy, crispy sweet potato fries; serve stir fry over forbidden black rice; give French Onion Soup an Irish kick with Guinness and soda bread; bake a secret ingredient into your apple pie (hint: it’s molasses).
2. Five Marys Ranch Raised Cookbook: Homegrown Recipes from Our Family to Yours
Author: by Mary Heffernan
Published at: Sasquatch Books; Illustrated edition (September 8, 2020)
Rustic Recipes and Ranch Life Meet Mary Heffernan.Rancher.Entrepreneur.Restaurateur.Wife.Mother. Together with her husband, Brian, they own Five Marys Farms and are raising their four daughters-all named Mary-while pasture-raising cattle, pigs, and heritage lambs. Their work ethic is as strong as their commitment to family, and Mary believes in nourishing meals shared together-in their cozy cabin in winter and around the outdoor camp kitchen in summer.
In these 75 satisfying, homespun recipes you’ll find something for every meal and mood, including Mary’s favorite beef, pork, and lamb dishes, as well as the secret to her famous sidecars! Evocative photos capture the breathtaking beauty of the ranch, the carefree joy of the girls with their horses, the majestic Great Pyrenees who roam the land, and so much more.
Get ready to fall in love with ranch life, hearty recipes, and the Five Marys. Some of Mary’s favorite recipes include: Homemade English MuffinsLoaded Carne Asada NachosWood-Fired Porterhouse Steak with Mushroom- Shallot SauceChili-Rubbed Pork Chops with Charred-Corn SalsaGrilled Lamb Sliders with Tomato Chutney and HavartiCrispy Brussels Sprout Salad with Citrus-Maple VinaigretteCast-Iron Hasselback PotatoesMary’s Lemon-Bourbon SidecarsSweet Drop Biscuits with Grilled Peaches and Cream
3. Faith, Family & the Feast: Recipes to Feed Your Crew from the Grill, Garden, and Iron Skillet
Author: by Kent Rollins
The stars of the YouTube channel Kent Rollins Cowboy Cooking, authors of the hit cookbook A Taste of Cowboy, serve up spins on southern and western favorites, with a side of spiritual values Real-life cowboy Kent Rollins captivates fans from Branson, Missouri, to the Big Apple with his maverick cooking, country humor, and wisdom.
In their heartfelt new book, Kent and Shannon Rollins invite everyone to sit a while at their table. Honey-Chipotle Chicken is hot off the grill. There’s Cracklin’ Cornbread in the skillet and Cool Cucumber Dill Salad from the garden. Save room for the Homemade Cherry Almond Ice Cream.
But first, it’s time for grace. Out here, there’s no Wi-Fijust family and friends. The food is lively, but the recipes are relaxed. Kent’s inspirational sayings, tales of the range, and cowboy poetry combined with Shannon’s stunning photos and quotes from scripture capture faith, hope, and appreciation of life’s blessings.
So praise the Lord and pass the Cheddar-Jalapeo Biscuits!
4. A Taste of Cowboy: Ranch Recipes and Tales from the Trail
Author: by Kent Rollins
Irresistible recipes from pantry ingredients by an authentic cowboy and TV veteran Whether he’s beating Bobby Flay at chicken-fried steak on the Food Network, catering for a barbecue, bar mitzvah, or wedding, or cooking for cowboys in the middle of nowhere, Kent Rollins makes comfort food that satisfies.
This gifted cook, TV contestant, and storyteller takes us into his frontier world with simple food anyone can do. A cowboy’s day starts early and ends late. Kent offers labor-saving breakfasts like Egg Bowls with Smoked Cream Sauce. For lunch or dinner, there’s 20-minute Green Pepper Frito Pie, hands-off, four-ingredient Sweet Heat Chopped Barbecue Sandwiches, or mild and smoky Roasted Bean-Stuffed Poblano Peppers.
He even parts with his prized recipe for Bread Pudding with Whisky Cream Sauce. (The secret to its lightness?Hamburger buns. Kent gets creative with ingredients on everyone’s shelves, using lime soda to caramelize Sparkling Taters and balsamic vinegar to coax the sweetness out of Strawberry Pie.
5. Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i [A Cookbook]
Author: by Alana Kysar
Ten Speed Press
From a Maui native and food blogger comes a gorgeous cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes reflects the major cultures that have influenced local Hawaii food over time: Native Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Korean, Filipino, and Western. IACP AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND LIBRARY JOURNAL In Aloha Kitchen, Alana Kysar takes you into the homes, restaurants, and farms of Hawaii, exploring the cultural and agricultural influences that have made dishes like plate lunch and poke crave-worthy culinary sensations with locals and mainlanders alike.
Interweaving regional history, local knowledge, and the aloha spirit, Kysar introduces local Hawaii staples like saimin, loco moco, shave ice, and shoyu chicken, tracing their geographic origin and history on the islands. As a Maui native, Kysar’s roots inform deep insights on Hawaii’s multiethnic culture and food history.
In Aloha Kitchen, she shares recipes that Hawaii locals have made their own, blending cultural influences to arrive at the rich tradition of local Hawaii cuisine. With transporting photography, accessible recipes, and engaging writing, Kysar paints an intimate and enlightening portrait of Hawaii and its cultural heritage.
6. Sweetie Pie's Cookbook: Soulful Southern Recipes, from My Family to Yours
Author: by Robbie Montgomery
The beloved owner of the wildly popular Sweetie Pie’s restaurant, and star of the OWN reality television show Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s shares recipes for her renowned soul food and the lessons she’s learned on the path to success. Growing up in Mississippi and St. Louis, Robbie Montgomery, the oldest of nine children, was often responsible for putting meals on the family table.
Working side by side with her mother in their St. Louis kitchen, Robbie learned to prepare dozens of classic soul food dishes. Now, at seventy-two, Miss Robbie passes down those traditions for generations of fans to enjoy in Sweetie Pie’s Cookbook.
Robbie takes you into the kitchen to prepare her most favored mealssmothered pork chops, salmon croquettes, baked chickenand tells you heartfelt and humorous stories, including amazing tales from her life at the restaurant and on the road as a back-up singer.
Miss Robbie began her culinary career on the roadin the segregated America of the1960s, finding welcoming restaurants in small cities and towns was often challenging for African-Americans. When a collapsed lung prematurely ended her singing career, Miss Robbie returned to St. Louis, using her formidable cooking talent to open a soul food restaurant that would make her legend.
7. Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration
Author: by Carla Hall
Beloved TV chef (ABC’s Emmy Award-winning The Chew and fan favorite on Bravo’s Top Chef), Carla Hall takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine. In Carla Hall’s Soul Food, the beloved chef and television celebrity takes us back to her own Nashville roots to offer a fresh, lip-smackin’ look at America’s favorite comfort cuisine and traces soul food’s history from Africa and the Caribbean to the American South.
Carla shows us that soul food is more than barbecue and mac and cheese. Traditionally a plant-based cuisine, everyday soul food is full of veggie goodness that’s just as delicious as cornbread and fried chicken. From Black-Eyed Pea Salad with Hot Sauce Vinaigrette to Tomato Pie with Garlic Bread Crust, the recipes in Carla Hall’s Soul Food deliver her distinctive Southern flavors using farm-fresh ingredients.
The results are light, healthy, seasonal dishes with big, satisfying tastesthe mouthwatering soul food everyone will want a taste of. Recipes include:Cracked Shrimp with Comeback SauceGhanaian Peanut Beef Stew with Onions and CeleryCaribbean Smothered Chicken with Coconut, Lime, and ChilesRoasted Cauliflower with Raisins and Lemon-Pepper MilletField Peas with Country HamChunky Tomato Soup with Roasted Okra RoundsSweet Potato Pudding with ClementinesPoured Caramel CakeWith Carla Hall’s Soul Food, you can indulge in rich celebration foods, such as deviled eggs, buttermilk biscuits, Carla’s famous take on Nashville hot fried chicken, and a decadent coconut cream layer cake.
8. The Model Bakery Cookbook: 75 Favorite Recipes from the Beloved Napa Valley Bakery (Baking Cookbook, Bread Baking, Baking Bible Cookbook)
Author: by Karen Mitchell
Featuring Oprah’s 2016 Favorite Things English Muffins! This definitive baking guide is the much-anticipated cookbook from the Model Bakery, a mother-daughterrun baking destination with a huge local following that’s been wowing the Wine Country for years. And this book of sensational artisan baked goods makes clear why there are lines out the door!
Featuring 75 recipes and 60 photos, it’s as luscious to look at as their most-requested breads, classic desserts, and fresh pastriesall arrayed hereare to eat. Pain au Levain, Sticky Buns, Peach Streusel Pie, Ginger Molasses Cookies, and many more glorious recipes make this a mouthwatering read and a reference gem for lovers of bread and pastry, cakes and cookies, and, of course, the Model Bakery!
9. The Zuni Café Cookbook: A Compendium of Recipes and Cooking Lessons from San Francisco's Beloved Restaurant
Author: by Judy Rodgers
For twenty-four years, in an odd and intimate warren of rooms, San Franciscans of every variety have come to the Zuni Caf with high expectations and have rarely left disappointed. In The Zuni Caf Cookbook, a book customers have been anticipating for years, chef and owner Judy Rodgers provides recipes for Zuni’s most well-known dishes, ranging from the Zuni Roast Chicken to the Espresso Granita.
But Zuni’s appeal goes beyond recipes. Harold McGee concludes, “What makes The Zuni Caf Cookbook a real treasure is the voice of Zuni’s Judy Rodgers,” whose book “repeatedly sheds a fresh and revealing light on ingredients and dishes, and even on the nature of cooking itself.” Deborah Madison (Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone) says the introduction alone “should be required reading for every person who might cook something someday.” 24 pages of color; 50 black-and-white photographs
10. Bestia: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L.A. [A Cookbook]
Author: by Ori Menashe
Ten Speed Press
This debut cookbook from L. A.’s phenomenally popular Bestia restaurant features rustic Italian food that is driven by intense flavors, including house-made charcuterie, pizza and pasta from scratch, and innovative desserts inspired by home-baked classics. IACP AWARD FINALISTSince opening in downtown Los Angeles in 2012, Bestia has captivated diners with its bold, satisfying, and flavor-forward food served in a festive, communal atmosphere.
Now, in this accessible and immersive debut cookbook, all of the incredible dishes that have made Bestia one of the most talked-about restaurants in the country are on full display. Rooted in the flavors and techniques of Italian regional cooking, these recipes include inventive hits like fennel-crusted pork chops; meatballs with ricotta, tomato, greens, and preserved lemon; and agnolotti made with cacao pasta dough.
Irresistible desserts such as apple cider donuts and a chocolate budino tart, from co-owner and pastry chef Genevieve Gergis, end the concert of flavors on a high note. With chapters on making bread, pasta, and charcuterie; sections on stocks and sauces; and new ideas for getting the most from your cooking by layering flavors, Bestia delivers a distinctively innovative approach to Italian-inspired cooking.
11. The Prophets of Smoked Meat: A Journey Through Texas Barbecue
Author: by Daniel Vaughn
May 14, 2013
The debut title in the Anthony Bourdain Books line, The Prophets of Smoked Meat by Barbecue Snob Daniel Vaughn, author of the enormously popular blog Full Custom Gospel BBQ, is a rollicking journey through the heart of Texas Barbecue. From brisket to ribs, beef to pork, mesquite to oak, this fully illustrated, comprehensive guide to Texas barbecue includes pit masters’ recipes, tales of the roadfrom country meat markets to roadside stands, sumptuous photography, and a panoramic look at the Lone Star State, where smoked meat is sacred.
12. State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook
Author: by Stuart Brioza
Ten Speed Press
Finalist for the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Awards for “Restaurant and Professional” categoryThe debut cookbook from one of the country’s most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. Few restaurants have taken the nation by storm in the way that State Bird Provisions has.
Inspired by their years catering parties, chefs Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski use dim sum style carts to offer guests small but finely crafted dishes ranging from Potato Chips with Creme Fraiche and Cured Trout Roe, to Black Butter-Balsamic Figs with Wagon Wheel Cheese Fondue, to their famous savory pancakes (such as Chanterelle Pancakes with Lardo and Maple Vinegar), along with a menu of more substantial dishes such as their signature fried quail with stewed onions.
Their singular and original approach to cooking, which expertly blends seemingly disparate influences, flavors, and textures, is a style that has influenced other restaurants throughout the country and is beloved by diners, chefs, and critics alike. In the debut cookbook from this acclaimed restaurant, Brioza and Krasinski share recipes for their most popular dishes along with stunning photography, and inspire readers to craft an unforgettable meal of textures, temperatures, aromas, and colors that excite all of the senses.
13. Heartlandia: Heritage Recipes from Portland's The Country Cat
Author: by Adam Sappington
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
September 1, 2015
Portland’s beloved [eatery] unveils the secrets to their fried chicken, pimento cheese and other comforting dishes in a book geared toward the home cook (Eater.Com). Husband-and-wife team Adam and Jackie Sappington opened their acclaimed Portland restaurant, The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar, in 2007.
Adam, Executive Chef and a self-taught expert in whole animal butchery, and Jackie, the Executive Pastry Chef, are passionate about sharing soulful, heartwarming comfort food with their patrons. And now they’re sharing their recipes and secrets with home cooks around the world.
Some of the mouthwatering dishes include their legendary Skillet-Fried Chicken, Autumn Squash Soup with Apple Cider and Brown Butter, Red Wine-Braised Beef with Wild Mushroom Steak Sauce, and Crispy Fried Oysters with Smoky Bacon and Green Apple Ragout. Sweet dishes include Challah French Toast with Maker’s Mark Custard and Clabber Cream, Butterscotch Pudding, and Bourbon Peach Crumble Pie.
Additional chapters are devoted to drinks, pickles and preserves. Sumptuous photography throughout capture the mouthwatering amazing food as well as the spirit of the restaurant and the heartland.
The Salmon Sisters: Feasting, Fishing, and Living in Alaska: A Cookbook with 50 Recipes
Author: by Emma Teal Laukitis
Hearty and comforting recipes that honor wild foods from the sea and the shore-and the inspiring life and work story from this famed pair of sisters and Alaskan fisherwomen. Share in the remarkable and wild lives of Emma Teal Laukitis and Claire Neaton, the Salmon Sisters, who grew up on a homestead in the Aleutians where the family ran a commercial fishing boat in the Alaskan sea.
Their book reveals through stories, recipes, and photography this outward-bound lifestyle of natural bounty, the honest work on a boat’s deck, and the wholesome food that comes from local waters and land. Here are creative and simple ways to enjoy wild salmon, halibut, and spot prawns, as well as simple crafts and ideas for exploring the natural world.
The sisters are committed to sustaining and celebrating the seafaring community in Alaska, and their business of selling products related to and from the ocean donates a can of wild-caught fish to local food banks for each item purchased.
15. The Homesick Texan's Family Table: Lone Star Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours [A Cookbook]
Author: by Lisa Fain
Ten Speed Press
From beloved food blogger Lisa Fain, aka the Homesick Texan, comes this follow-up to her wildly popular debut cookbook, featuring more than 125 recipes for wonderfully comforting, ingredient-driven Lone Star classics that the whole family will love. Nobody knows and loves Texan food more than Lisa Fain.
With The Homesick Texan’s Family Table, Fain serves up more of the appealing, accessible, and downright delicious fare that has made her blog so popular. Featuring a mix of down-home standards and contemporary updates, all of the recipes are made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, yet still packed with real Texas flavor.
With recipes ranging from Fried Eggs Smothered in Chili over Grits and Mexican Chocolate Pancakes to Brisket Tacos to Cochinita Pibil, The Homesick Texan’s Family Table has something for everyone-whether you’re in Dallas or Detroit, Houston or Honolulu.
16. Traeger Grill Bible: The Ultimate Guide to Mastering Your Traeger Grill & Smoker: Discover 600+ Delicious, Healthy and Simple Wood Pellet Grill Recipes, Perfect for Beginner & Advanced Pitmasters
Author: by BBQ Lab.
Discover how you can grill all of your favorite meals with the wonders of the Traeger grill bible! Have you been searching for a fun and simple way to grill delicious meat, seafood and vegetables? Are you tired of the hassle and mess of cooking on a traditional grill?
Or do you want to uncover a ton of delicious, healthy recipes that the whole family can enjoy? Then this book is for you! Packed with an incredible 600+ recipes, all specially designed for grilling, this brilliant cookbook breaks down the fundamentals of the Traeger grill, revealing how you can begin cooking all your favorite meals with just a fraction of the time and hassle.
Covering how you can pick the perfect Traeger grill for you, tips and tricks for managing the temperature, along with a wealth of recipes for every occasion, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, appetizers, and even desserts, the Traeger Grill Bible holds the ticket to a whole new world of interesting dishes and flavor.
If you’ve always dreamed of impressing your friends and family at barbeques and cookouts, or if you want to eat healthier and lose weight while still enjoying great-tasting foods, then the Traeger grill offers you a wonderful opportunity for doing all of this and so much more.