Booklist’s Top 10 Food Books of 2013

It feels a little early to begin the 2013 best book season, but here we are. Booklist Online offers up the best in cookbook and food related publishing in 2013.

I’ve placed my hold on Modern Art Desserts although I am probably just setting my self up for baking related disappointment.

Barbecue Crossroads: notes and recipes from a Southern odyssey (M)
by Robb Walsh

Consider the Fork: a history of how we cook and eat (M)
by Bee Wilson

Cooked: a natural history of transformation (M)
by Michael Pollan

Jerusalem (M)
by Yotam Ottolenghi

Modern Art Desserts: recipes for cakes, cookies, confections and frozen treats based on iconic works of art (M)
by Caitlan Freeman

Preserving Wild Foods: a modern forager’s recipes for curing, canning, smoking and pickling (M
by Matthew Weingarten

Scandinavian Classics: over 100 traditional recipes (M)
by Niklas Ekstedt

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook: recipes and wisdom from an obsessive home cook (M
by Deb Perelman

Soul Food: the surprising story of an American cuisine, one plate at a time (M)
by Adrian Miller

Vegetable Literacy: exploring the affinities and history of the vegetable families with 300 recipes (M)
by Deborah Madison

Carpe Diem

“Soup”er Douper Soup Recipe