The Year’s Best New Cookbooks
Writing a cookbook is the chef’s equivalent of moving to the suburbs — it’s just what you do now. The unfortunate truth is that most cookbooks are devoid of original recipes, and chefs’ general apathy toward the genre is masked by filtered photography and big-name endorsements. But every once in a while, one will challenge us to cook out of our comfort zone, try a new ingredient or discover a foreign culture. These are the year’s new cookbooks that stand above the rest.
Known for her fusion-style California restaurant, Crustacean Beverly Hills, Helene An teams up with her daughter Jacqueline to tell their family story of Vietnamese cooking through 100 home recipes, including oven-roasted lemongrass chicken, beef pho and slow-roasted pork shoulder.
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By: Jack Seemer
Photo: Chase Pellerin