By Mark Rotella | PW
From deep in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick comes Roberta’s Cookbook by Carlo Mirarchi, chef-owner of both Roberta’s and Blanca; Chris Parachini and Brandon Hoy, cofounders of Roberta’s and Blanca; and writer Katherine Wheelock. They started the restaurant as a pizzeria and caught the attention of the New York Times. Even further out—in Bay Ridge—is where Robicelli’s, a wholesale bakery, started up. In Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes Allison and Matt Robicelli offer grown-up versions of cupcakes, using such ingredients as fried chicken, figs, and whiskey. And those titles are but two of many others.
In Daniel: My French Cuisine, chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud offers this definitive cookbook, with personal touches, and focuses on his New York City–based Restaurant Daniel—and Grand Central expects to print 50,000 copies. Heading west, Manresa: An Edible Reflection by David Kinch, with Christine Muhlke, is a collection of San Francisco chef Kinch’s recipes in this wonderfully illustrated cookbook (Eric Ripert offers the foreword).
Meanwhile, Mollie Katzen—bestselling author of the Moosewood Cookbook—returns with 250 new recipes in The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation. And New York Times City Kitchen columnist David Tanis will offer home cooks his first non-menu cookbook, One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal, in which he presents recipes for small meals for any time of the day.
Hyperion is backing Jamie Oliver’s new book with an announced 100,000 first printing; in Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World, Oliver will take readers on a six-country culinary journey. And finally, Ree Drummond, who got her start as a blogger, will share her holiday recipes with The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. Morrow is expecting a great response to this book, as it plans to release a million copies.
PW’s Top 10: Cookbooks
Roberta’s Cookbook. Carlo Mirarchi, Brandon Hoy, Chris Parachini, and Katherine Wheelock. Clarkson Potter, Oct. 29.
Robicelli’s: A Love Story, with Cupcakes: With 50 Decidedly Grown-Up Recipes. Allison Robicelli and Matt Robicelli. Penguin/Studio, Oct. 17.
Daniel: My French Cuisine. Daniel Boulud and Sylvie Bigar, photos by Thomas Schauer, essays by Bill Buford. Grand Central, Oct. 15.
Manresa: An Edible Reflection. David Kinch and Christine Muhlke, foreword by Eric Ripert. Ten Speed Press, Oct. 22.
Classico e Moderno. Michael White, with Andrew Friedman. Ballantine, Nov. 5.
Sauces & Shapes: Pasta the Italian Way. Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen B. Fant. Norton, Oct. 14.
The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation. Mollie Katzen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Rux Martin, Sept. 17.
One Good Dish: The Pleasures of a Simple Meal. David Tanis. Artisan, Oct. 22.
Jamie Oliver’s Food Escapes: Over 100 Recipes from the Great Food Regions of the World. Jamie Oliver. Hyperion, Oct. 1.
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays: 135 Step-by-Step Recipes for Simple, Scrumptious Celebrations. Ree Drummond. Morrow, Oct. 29.