I’m seeing ‘best cookbooks for 2011’ lists everywhere so I thought I should throw together one of my own. Bear in mind, I haven’t bought every new cookbook that’s come out this year, though I’ve given it a good crack!
So below are my faves for the year in no particular order.
A Month in Marrakesh by Andy Harris – I like the way this book is divided up. There are lots of tagines, the recipes are relatively straightforward and the ‘look’ of the book is terrific. A winner for me.
Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi – A worthy successor to Ottolenghi. Lots of vegetarian recipes that you just want to cook – and we have!
Vietnamese Street Food by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl – We fell in love with food of Hanoi when we there a few months ago. This book has plenty of street food recipes and stories of stall owners.
Cumulus Inc by Andrew McConnell – Recipes from this fantastic restaurant in Melbourne. I’ve cooked a few with success and most of the regular menu dishes are here. Very nice book but why wasn’t their fantastic bread included.
Two Asian Kitchens by Adam Liaw – I resisted buying this until I saw it cheap in Costco. I’m glad I did as its very thoughtfully put together with lots of the sort of food that I like to eat.
I couldn’t squeeze it into the Top 5 but the most interesting cookbook added to my collection this year was……..