The ultimate brunch dish, strata can be assembled the night before and baked in the morning, and it’s a great way to use leftover veggies and cheeses
Use edible flowers to serve the best-dressed cheeses
This reference guide for 500 cheese provides a wealth of knowledge packed into a deceptively small book.
This compact guide of 500 red wines banishes the intimidation factor with just enough info to inform your choices.
This compact guide of 500 white wines banishes the intimidation factor with just enough info to inform your choices.
Apples I Have Eaten is an endearingly small, red-bound guide to the apples we can’t find in grocery stores.
Through photographs and 30 vignettes, nature photographer David Middleton chronicles the day-to-day life of a working dairy farm in Quite a Sightly Place: A Dairy Farm in Vermont (Commonwealth Editions, 2010; $30). Once a town of 50 dairy farms, Danby, Vermont, is now home to only four, one of which is operated by the Bromley family. Middleton […]
Tartine Bread (Chronicle Books, 2010; $40), by esteemed California baker Chad Robertson, is a very personal baking book. Beginning with the story of his quest for the bread of his dreams, Robertson introduces his readers to his method of breadbaking in meticulous detail. Beautiful photographs by Eric Wolfinger illustrate the steps to the recipes and give […]
With the renaissance of local farm markets, seasonal produce, and backyard veggie patches across the country, now is the time to read up on the pleasures and benefits of learning to “put food by,” as our grannies called it. Canning, pickling, and preserving basics form the foundation of The Art of Preserving (Williams-Sonoma, 2010; $30) by Rick Field, […]
For the wine devotee, The Most Beautiful Wine Cellars in the World (VdH Books, 2010) is an expansive volume that tours nearly 60 wine cellars in Europe, North America, Lebanon, and China, led by chef and sommelier Jurgen Lijcops. Richly textured, full-page photography gives a rare sense of having entered these hallowed caverns of the wine world, each […]