I don't know if I've told you this before but I am a book addict.
Cookbooks are definitely included in this addiction.
I love reading them cover to cover.
One of the reasons why I love cookbooks so much is that you get an idea of who the person is writing the book and learn some of their tips along the way.
Every year I get this cookbook in the mail.
It is so awesome!!
Food & Wine magazine (my favorite cooking magazine) compiles some of the best recipes from some of the best cookbooks every year.
They make it simple to determine which cookbooks I need to invest in and which I do not.
They also tests the recipes to let you know which are superb and which ones "flop".
This year they have included Mario Batali, Pete Evans, Melissa Clark, Jacob Kenedy, and BobbyFlay just to name a few.
I am so excited that I've already placed post-its on my favorites--
Scallops with Grapefruit Butter (American Flavor by Andrew Carmellini & Gwen Hyman)
Mallobars ( Cook This Now by Melissa Clark)
Deep Dish Chocolate Cream Pie (Bobby Flay's Americain Cookbook by Bobby Flay, Stephaine Banyas & Sally Jackson)
My Mother's Chicken Ragout (Essential Pepin by Jacques Pepin)
Butter +Cinnamon+Sugar=Cake (Baking Style by Lisa Yockelson)
My mouth is salivating looking at the pictures and I can't wait to share my version
(you know I can't follow any recipe exactly).