Fall Food

The Five New Cookbooks To Spice Up Your Fall!

Don’t you love that fall feeling?! We’re all getting ready for it. We’re all anticipating it. But have you thought about what you want to cook for it?

 

You can’t exactly bring your summer dishes through to autumn. The tastes and flavors just don’t match up to your mood once October kicks in. The air is cooler, the days are shorter, and all you want to do is put on a sweater, drink something warm, and curl up with your favorite book. So when dinner rolls around you’re in the mood for something comforting and delicious. Where do you get your inspiration for meals, you ask? These are the five cookbooks that’ll give you fall-inspired easy dishes and get you through the changing leaves, right into the snowy weather!

 

1. The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America’s Test Kitchen

 

The Perfect Cookie

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Yes, of course, we’re going to start with the most tempting one. For those of you with a sweet craving constantly this may be a book to consider. America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) spans over television, radio, and online to show their viewers the science of cooking. From cooking gadgets to the art of mixing and tasting, this brand will undoubtedly give you the desserts you need with an easy guide. If you can imagine a cookie, brownie, or candy, ATK’s book will most likely have it, from their book to your jar. It’s the season for hot beverages and you have to have something on the side (you know, so your drink doesn’t get lonely). It’s perfect for holidays celebrations, plus what’s better than walking into a house that smells of fresh-baked cookies?!

 

2. Meyer’s Bakery by Claus Meyer

 

Meyer's Bakery

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Carbs are our favorite and probably yours too. Clause Meyer, a food activist and the head of several culinary projects, is giving us something to throw in the oven. His upcoming book gives us 80 simple recipes on how to (perfectly) make all things bread. From scones and baguettes to naan and pretzels, Meyer gives you the chance to really get your hands dirty and impress your guests. He gives us tips to get and advice for mixing, the degree of the oven, and even what flour is best to use. On a cold Sunday night with a hot bowl of soup or in the morning with tea anything of these recipes will work perfectly. We can sense a dough-verload coming.

 

3. The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli

 

The Home Cook

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We’re ready for this one. The executive chef and judge on Food Network’s Chopped is following in her mother’s footsteps and releasing her own cookbook. She’s tailoring it to a whole new generation. The book contains 300 recipes with an array of ingredients that consist of bold flavors, interesting veggies, and a feast of cultural dishes. Guarnaschelli knows that anything is accessible to anyone today. In her book, we can find dark chocolate rum pie to five-spice ribs. When we want to add a dish to the holiday table to show off to our family and friends, this may be the book. The not-your-mother’s cookbook. 

 

4. Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating by Gail Simmons

 

Bring It Home

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Another judge from the popular Top Chef, Simmons is bringing every continent right to your home. After years of her extensive travels and treks to discover new foods and recipes, she’s taking it back with her and serving it for dinner. All the traditional American drinks and dishes like veggie salads or upside down cake are all given a global twist with some kind of ingredient or spice. It’s simple, it’s easy, and she even includes behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and stories that fans will love and newcomers will relate to. So how do you spice up your Christmas brisket? Make it Christmas brisket fried rice. That’s one of the many recipes you can set down on the table (cue the oohs and ahhs).

 

5. Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes and Simple Pleasures from Our Kitchen to Your Table by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar

 

Super Tuscan

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One word: yum. Chef Corcos and his wife, actress Debi Mazar, have brought the rolling hills of Tuscany to us and we didn’t even need a plan ticket (although we’d still love that too). The dynamic duo is sharing loveable anecdotes, stories, photos, and traditional recipes that’ll warm your belly and your heart. This is tradition meets American with the passed down recipes of Corcos’s grandmother. Recipes for marinated chicken with Tuscan herbs and gnocchi in a savory butter sauce is all we need to know before getting this gem. Multicultural flair and the deep love of family is what makes this book magic. On a brisk evening, what could be better than al dente pasta, fresh sauce, and a (small) glass of wine?

   

At this point, we’re just torturing ourselves. The options are endless, as are the recipes, love, and traditions that fill these books. Get your oven mitts and your appetite ready; fall is on our tails

 

 

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