Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Cookbooks at BEA



Did you think my Book Expo America coverage was done? Well, think again! For all you gluten eaters out there, I haven't forgotten you. There are plenty of new regular cookbooks hitting bookstore shelves this year and into next year. And as a lover of all things food, I got the details to share with you.

1. Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson by Institute of Culinary Education chefs and IBM's Watson
Yes, you read that right. Remember Watson, the IBM computer that competed against Ken Jennings on Jeopardy and won? Now you can take your culinary cues from this super computer through the 65 recipes in this cookbook! It was described to me as being ideal for foodie home chefs. Sounds interesting, right?

2. Your Kids Cooking by Barbara Brandt, M. ED.
If you want to get your kids interested in cooking, then check out this kid-friendly cookbook that aims to make kids active and engaged learners in the kitchen. It also introduces kids to the food groups! It's for ages 8 and up, but yes, even parents can learn a few cooking pointers through this cookbook.

3. Sweets & Treats with Six Sisters' Stuff: 100+ Desserts, Gift Ideas, and Traditions for the Whole Family by Six Sisters' Stuff
I want the Six Sisters to make space for a seventh sister - ME! Not kidding. These women run a blog with cooking and crafts and all the fun stuff that I like. And they're bringing all of that into their fourth cookbook. It's not just dessert recipes. It also has a section for kids and DIY craft project ideas, such as a wooden cake stand that you can make for $5.

4. The Everyday Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge
I got to take a home a sampler of this cookbook and taste the author's biscotti at BEA. Yum! If you're into baking, know someone who is, or want to learn how to bake, turn to the recipes and techniques in this cookbook.

Emeril Lagasse signing autographs at BEA

5. Essential Emerial: Secrets and Recipes from a Life in the Kitchen by Emeril Lagasse
I received a sampler of this cookbook AND Emeril's autograph. Yes, he does sign it "BAM!" If you're a fan of Emeril, then you'll like this cookbook's 100 classic Emeril recipes divided into categories so you can easily find a nice appetizer for a party or the perfect brunch recipe.

6. The Whole Grain Promise: More than 100 Delicious Recipes to Jumpstart a Healthier Diet by Robin Asbell
I fell head over heels for the Bob's Red Mill Everyday Gluten-Free Cookbook, which was all about healthy gluten-free whole grains, so I'm very excited about this new cookbook coming out this fall. This includes more than 100 recipes that use quinoa, bulgur, and millet and appeal to the whole family.

7. Brunch at Bobby's: 140 Recipes for the Best Part of the Weekend by Bobby Flay with Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson
Bobby Flay was supposed to sign autographs of this cookbook at BEA. I was a little torn about whether or not I wanted to stand in line for him, but Bobby made the decision easy for me. He cancelled his signing! (And, boy, were there some unhappy ladies in the Random House booth!) But review copies of the cookbook were still passed out, and I was lucky enough to grab a copy. I don't know about you but I love brunch. And in this cookbook, you're going to get some recipes that are easy but still deliver Bobby Flay's signature flavors.

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