Cooks love books!

Darlings, for the past months we have recommended many fabulous books for cooks. Please check our archives by going to Bing or Google and typing DolceDolce  with words “cook book” or any other subject.

 
This has been a banner year for cookbooks with Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily by Jessica Theroux, Food and Friends: Recipes and Memories from Simca’s Cuisine by Simone Beck and Suzanne Patterson.  And there are many other fabulous cookbooks that we have reviewed in our archives.
 
A few other new ones worth mentioning are:
 
The Amish Anniversary Cook Book: 20 Years of Food and Faith by Lovina Eicher and Kevin Williams is more than a wonderful cook book, it is also a memoir and historical document. In this book, Lovina Eicher chronicles the life of an "old order"Amish family through their food and celebrations. The book is written through a series of cooking columns she wrote, and are touching and real in their simplicity and honesty. Caught between the lines of recipes for wonderful pies, cakes, relishes, and salads are tales of love and loss. I found this book mesmerizing and life-affirming.
 
The Blue Chair Jam Book by Rachel Saunders instructs an aspiring jam maker in everything they need to about the art of preserving. Jam making and preserving is once again becoming popular with a small group of dedicated young cooks. West coast cook and entrepreneur Rachel Saunders owns and operates Blue Chair Fruit, renowned for intensely-flavoured preserves. The book conducts a seasonal exploration of preserving the delicious essence of fruits – both the art and science. 
 
Foodista: Best of the Food Blogs – 100 Great Recipes and Voices is a surprisingly good eclectic collection of recipes from cooks who blog. The photos are mouthwatering. This book will inspire fledgling and experienced cooks. There are recipes from all over the world that are sure to impress even the jaded cook!
 
And another highly-recommended cookery book is Eat Like There No Tomorrow, by chef and cancer survivor Hans Rueffert. Top foodies laud this book for its fresh approach, originality, and charming stories. www.hanscook.com 
 
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