Best of the Best Vol. 11: The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year
from the editors of Food & Wine
Almost one million subscribers heartily agree: Food & Wine is the unrivaled leader in the field—and every year the magazine’s editors search tirelessly for the most delectable dishes from the crème de la crème of cookbooks. Here are their selections, along with an extra treat: some special and previously unpublished recipes. It comes to more than 100 fully kitchen-tested, temptingly photographed dishes in all, taken from the 25 best books of the year. And the food doesn’t come better than this. There are recipes from Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s Asian Flavors of Jean-Georges, Jamie Oliver’s Cook with Jamie, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill Cookbook, Alice Waters’s The Art of Simple Food, Giada De Laurentiis’s Everyday Pasta, and many more. Along with these fantastic choices, there are also another 20 bonus, never-been-published recipes from almost every author, plus great tips from the Food & Wine test kitchen.
Volume 11 of the Best of the Best from the editors of Food and Wine Magazine follows their successful format of selecting the best recipes from 25 of the year's most popular cookbooks. Although I always feel that many great books are excluded each year, I still love to get a look at some cookbooks that I might not have seen otherwise. I few of these books I had already purchased but most of them included here feature a recipe that was not in the original cookbook (a Best of the Best Exclusive).
I have purchased most of the books in this series and I always feel that I've gotten a good bargain. Over 100 recipes from 25 different books for the price of one. The quality of the photography is excellent; many of the photos were from the original books and includes works from talented and gifted food photographers like Ben Fink (one of my favorites) and New Orleans' own Chris Granger. This is truly some of the best of the best.
By Timothy Riley, San Antonio (Amazon.com)