The Brisket Book: A Love Story with Recipes by Stephanie Pierson inspired me to cook a brisket as soon as I finished reading it. This book is delicious cold weather reading, as Pierson waxes poetic about the joys of a slow-cooked meaty brisket falling into tender shreds, in a rich aromatic sauce. According to Pierson, every culture has a version of this satisfying dish.
Pierson went on a quest find the best brisket recipe. She interviewed and got recipes from top chefs such as Anita Lo and John Besh as well as from Jewish grandmothers. All the recipes are as mouthwatering and inspiring as the photos.This book would make a great gift for beginning chef or dedicated home cook.