Erin Pride-Swaney

Six of the year’s best cookbooks to give to your loved one

Is your friend or relative wishing for a Le Creuset dutch oven or Sur la Table spatulas? Read this.


Austrian chef expands the boundaries of fruit in our cooking

Bernadette Wörndl’s “Fruit: Recipes that Celebrate Nature” combines inspiration with usefulness.


Simple and gratifying: Home cooking shouldn’t be complicated

The Israeli-British chef directs you to straightforward home cooking and ‘What if?’ creations.


No Meat October: Go vegetarian for a month like the Thais

Saiphin Moore’s cookbook “Rosa’s Thai Cafe” explores dishes served during the Thai Vegetarian Festival.

‘Cooking from Scratch’ brings home the tastes of PCC’s deli

This new cookbook offers 120 colorful, seasonal Northwest recipes from the natural foods market.

‘Simply Vibrant’ book of simple recipes inspired by the seasons

Cookbook author Anya Kassoff’s recipes turn colorful, plant-based, healthy food into delicious meals.

The new flavor of soul food

Atlanta chef melds traditional African-American cookery with modernist cuisine.

Experiental cookbook shaped by travel, eateries, experiences

“How to Eat a Peach” author comes up with a menu and then decides who to invite over for dinner.

Beyond carrot cake: Baked sweets that taste of nature

The cookbook “Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb” celebrates vegetables, edible flowers and herbs in baked desserts.

Winning recipes: ‘A celebration in the face of harshness’

Chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales’ “Kachka” is the winner of Piglet 2018, Food52’s cookbook tournament.

Both Piglet contenders deserve a spot on your cookbook shelf

Day 8 of Food52’s tournament is a close match with “Kaukasis” versus “King Solomon’s Table.”

‘Bravetart’ wins Piglet bakeoff for its iconic dessert recipes

It’s just desserts: Day 7 of Food52’s cookbook competition pits ‘Bravetart’ against ‘Tartine All Day.’

‘Night + Market’ deemed the more compelling Piglet cookbook

Day 6 of Food52’s competition pitted alluring “Night + Market” against food lit “The Art of Flavor.”

It’s pho vs. alliums in battle of the cookbooks

“The Pho Cookbook” demystifies the intimidating soup, while “Onions Etcetera” is a big surprise.

Thai cookbook “Bangkok” brings it in Piglet Tournament face-off

In round three of Food52’s NCAA-like competition, “Bangkok” beats out “Auentico.”

‘Six Seasons’ cookbook wins round 2 of Piglet Tournament

Day 2 of Food52’s competition faced “Six Seasons” by Joshua McFadden against “Gather” by Gill Meller.

How far will ‘Salt, Acid, Fat, Heat’ go in Piglet Tournament?

The Herald’s cookbook reviewer takes a look at the books competing in this year’s Food52 contest.

‘Between Harlem and Heaven’ a history of Afro-American food

This cookbook from New York chefs a pretty apt choice to cook from during Black History Month.

Tiny book “Tonic” packed with with homeopathic remedies

Tanita de Ruijt’s recipes help support your body’s natural defences and heighten your state of mind.

From Halloween to New Year’s Eve: Festive dishes for the holidays

Gizzi Erskine’s new cookbook is a collection of recipes inspired by fall and winter celebrations.