Friday Reads: Fall Cookbooks!

If you’re already looking for perfect recipes for fall entertaining, these cookbooks might just have the fix.  See what grabs your fancy – and your palette – from these featured titles.  And if you’re looking for even more recipes and ideas, check out Taste Cooking, our online cooking/food magazine, with scrumptious recipes like Spanish Potato Omelette with Roasted Peppers, which looks like the winner of your next brunch menu.

  Peter Callahan's Party Food by Peter CallahanPETER CALLAHAN’S PARTY FOOD by Peter Callahan; Foreword by Kate Spade Venerated caterer Peter Callahan compiles his 30 plus years of entertaining experience for serving visually stunning and palate-electrifying food in new ways. You’re invited into his world of whimsy and wit as he shares brand-new signature hors d’oeuvres and expands his repertoire for the first time to offer ideas for tablescapes, buffets, seated dinners, and bars. Peter brilliantly breaks down his high-end serving style with simplifications and shortcuts, enabling you to throw the coolest of parties—regardless of your skill level, the size of the crowd, the venue, or the theme.   SMITTEN KITCHEN EVERY DAY by Deb PerelmanSmitten Kitchen Every Day by Deb Perelman Deb Perelman, award-winning blogger and New York Times best-selling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, understands that a happy discovery in the kitchen has the ability to completely change the course of your day. Whether we’re cooking for ourselves, for a date night in, for a Sunday supper with friends, or for family on a busy weeknight, we all want recipes that are unfussy to make with triumphant results.   GUERRILLA TACOS: RECIPES FROM THE STREETS OF L.A. by Wesley Avila and Richard Parks III:Guerrilla Tacos by Wesley Avila and Richard Parks III The definitive word on tacos from native Angeleno Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world’s best restaurants to create taco perfection.   HALF BAKED HARVEST COOKBOOK: RECIPES FROM MY BARN IN THE MOUNTAINS by Tieghan Gerard:Half Baked Harvest Cookbook 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.     THE ESSENTIAL COCKTAIL BOOK edited by Megan Krigbaum:The Essential Cocktail Book by An indispensable atlas of the best cocktail recipes—each fully photographed—for classic and modern drinks, whether shaken, stirred, up, or on the rocks.     MODERN CIDER by Emma Christensen:Modern Cider by Emma Christensen Homebrew guru Emma Christensen presents accessible hard cider recipes with modern flavor profiles that make for perfect refreshments across the seasons. This lushly photographed cookbook features recipes for basic ciders, traditional ciders from around the world, cider cousins like perry, and innovative ideas that take ciders to the next level with beer-brewing techniques and alternative fruits. With Christensen’s simple, friendly tone and 1-gallon and 5-gallon options, this book’s fresh and fizzy recipes prove that cider-brewing is truly the easiest homebrewing project–much easier than brewing beer–with delicious, fruit-forward results!   THE SIMPLE BITES KITCHEN by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque:The Simple Bites Kitchen by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque Toasty warm in the winter and cool in the summer, Aimée’s comfortable kitchen is a place where the family gathers, cooks together, and celebrates everyday life. In The Simple Bites Kitchen, she brings her love of whole foods to the table and shares heart-warming kitchen stories and recipes that are nutritious, fairly simple to make, and utterly delicious.  

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