favorite cookbooks of 2014

This has been a great year for cookbooks, with titles so incredibly stylized, they are far beyond books with recipes. Long gone are the days of dense, illustration-less cooking bibles. Now, you’ve got to be niche, providing something for everybody: vegans who swear, hipsters who don’t travel, and people who only consume soup. Below are a few of my favorites, which I hope will encourage me to cook more in the new year!


Favor Flours by Alice Medrich and Maya Klein; Heritage by Sean Brock; The Soup Club by Courtney Allison, Tina Carr, and Caroline Laskow; The Portlandia Cookbook by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein; The Kitchn by Sarah Kate Gillingham; Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi