My Great Cookbook Annual Review 2013 - Part 1: English and American Cookbooks

And once again a year is over.

At the beginning of 2013 I already showed you my big cookbook annual review 2012, now follows the retrospective for 2013.

Above you see my cookbook shelf like every year. On the left and in the middle of the classic Billy with essay is the collection. So she moved again because there was no room anymore in Expedit . Here, however, in my beautiful living room, is still a little space. And if need be next year my paperbacks just move ...
The last review was so incredibly long and elaborate, so we make it different this year and above all for you also manageable. I'll show you here first time my stack Newly added English cookbooks this year and discuss them briefly from left to right and from top to bottom. Agree?
On the Amazon affiliate links - So all Amazon.de links, which are provided with a * (explanation see also in the imprint) - yes, I am in the past review already once received. I quote myself:

My cookbook shelf

I also give each directly an Amazon link for more information and for a possible direct purchase. All these links are affiliate links, i. If you were to buy a book through the link, I would get a small commission from Amazon, which I can then turn into a coupon at some point to buy new cookbooks. This would make sure that it will certainly come in the coming year to a comprehensive review of the year * wiedermalhüstel * - but of course no one should feel obliged to my cooking book addiction to help ...

Kindly, you felt obliged to support me and my pronounced cookbook collecting passion and so one or the other of the following English books landed on my shelf thanks to you. Thank you very much and keep it up! On the other hand, I actually buy German cookbooks in the bookstore.
And here you come, my 18 new English cookbook treasures from 2013:

Cookbooks 2013 Highlights


America's Test Kitchen - Cook's Illustrated
The Science of Good Cooking
Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen
****
The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen (Cook's Illustrated Cookbooks) *
Unfortunately the wonderful cookbook shop Buchgourmet in Cologne this year after more than 25 years close. Together with Regine from pinch of spice I was on sale and dragged home mostly English-language books in postkistenweise.
This one was one of them. As a big fan of the magazine Cook's Illustrated , which I subscribe to via Zinio Reader, I really like the simple style of the book. It might seem a bit nerdy, but it's basically a predecessor of Modernist Cuisine at Home * (which, by the way, will have to move in with me in 2014!). It's about different kitchen tricks, all scientifically explained and often based on chemical or physical laws. A large selection of classic, American recipes.Just a short version, you see, what a thick ham the book is. Beautifully illustrated and with a variety of creative recipe idea for all the ripe fruits directly from the garden ... Now I would like to own an orchard behind the house. As a rule, you can get the ingredients well at the weekly market.

Tony Kitous, Dan Lepard
Comptoir Libanais
A feast of Lebanese-style home cooking
****
Comptoir Libanais *
A cookbook that is based on the very successful Comptoir Libanais restaurants in England. Classic Lebanese and North African cuisine with Arabic influence - beautifully illustrated and in an appealing layout. From mezze, to breakfast, to grilled food - the book really appeals to me, even though I'm not the biggest fan of this kind of cuisine otherwise.

Sally Butcher
Veggiestan
A Vegetable Lover's Tour of the Middle East
**
Veggiestan: A Vegetable Lover's Tour of the Middle East *
Another cookbook with oriental influence. The book has been highly praised in the past 1-2 years and has also been published in German: Veggiestan: The magic of oriental vegetable cuisine * - unfortunately it is not necessarily my case. I do not like the layout very well nor do the recipes appeal to me. That's why I personally can not understand the hype. Friends of mine, however, are extremely enthusiastic about this book. Just a matter of taste.

Sam Mogannam, Dabney Gough
Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food
A Grocer's Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food
****
Bi-Rite Market's Eat Good Food: A Grocer's Guide to Shopping, Cooking & Creating Community Through Food *
Bi-Rite Market is a supermarket in San Francisco. A mix of hip organic food ( Whole Food, Trader Joe's ) and mom and pop shop. With your own kitchen and great concept behind it.
The book itself progresses from department to department and receives countless tips on the proper purchase of good food, the right storage, etc. and also a variety of ingenious, fresh and sustainable recipes. One of them I have already verbloggt this year: orecchiette with chard and white beans. Brilliant! When I discovered the book at Buchgourmet , of course, it had to go directly with me.

Martha Stewart
Cakes
Our First-Ever Book of Bunds, Loaves, Layers, Coffee Cakes, and more
****
Martha Stewart's Cakes: Our First-Ever Book of Bunds, Loaves, Layers, Coffee Cakes, and more *
One of the mentioned coupon books. One may think of Martha Stewart as you like, but I just love this series and its recipes. They are simple and classic, with great simple food photography and good instructions. Simply a safe bank and thus standard works on my shelf. In addition to Martha Stewart's Cupcakes *, Martha Stewart's Cookies * and Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts i> * stand in the closet.

Tarek Malouf
The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home
100 new recipes for baking brilliance
****
The Hummingbird Bakery Home Sweet Home :: 100 new recipes for baking brilliance *
In April I was in London and I have not been there Just bought the book, but also feasted me by the Hummingbird Bakery : Culinary Travel Report London.
The Predecessor The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook * and Sweet Sins - Cupcakes , Cheesecakes, Pies and Co .: The best recipes from the London cult bakery * have been on my shelf for some time now, so this book also had to be part of it.That sounds perhaps more boring than intended. The book is beautifully illustrated and contains great suggestions and ideas.

Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker, Dabney Gough
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones
90 Recipes for Making Your Own Ice Cream and Frozen Treats from Bi-Rite Creamery
****
Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones: 90 Bi-Rite Creamery *
I already mentioned that the ultra-cool Bi-Rite Market also owns its own - also ultra-cool - ice cream shop ? No? Then now.
Another ice book? Yes, another ice book!
A wonderful book of ice cream with great recipes for ice cream, sorbets, waffle croissants and other ice cream ingredients.

Alana Chernila
The Homemade Pantry
101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Home Making
****
The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making
Another coupon book. Thank you!
In New York I finally had it in my hand and leaf through it - due to increased weight of the case but then ordered in Germany. As a great self-made and einkoch fan, I find the book very wonderful. A young mother tells us what she does all at home: from ricotta to breakfast granola to tomato sauce in stock. Everything I like and like to do or do myself. Rather plain of layout and not glossy photography, the book appeals to me because of the very personal touch and really contains a lot of great ideas.

David Rosengarten, Joel Dean, Giorgio DeLuca The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook
**** The Dean and DeLuca Cookbook *
Another book discovered in New York, I then ordered here with a voucher. We were in a Dean and DeLuca cafe for breakfast and the whole concept appealed to me. This book is therefore quite clear. Actually, the list of shortcomings is probably long: it dates from 1996, is incredibly simple layout and contains no photos. Bäm, exclusion criterion for most. Not for me - I love the variety of recipes and the little anecdotes. The selection is huge and for me it's another standard work in the closet.

Jeff Hertzberg
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day
The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
***
Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking *
And yet a coupon book - you see, your clicks have been well spent! This book has been on my wish list forever. I would like to start baking bread again at home, but unfortunately have no time and, above all, no nerve for days of sourdough. That's why this book, which I want to make more detailed next year. Basically, there are only a handful of basic doughs, which are then modified in various ways. Simple and simple. And so is the style of the book. No photos, a lot of text, long recipes. I really like the blog I have.

Alex Hoffler, Stacey O'Gorman
Meringue Girls Cookbook
Incredible Meringues everybody can make
****
The Meringue Girls *

Meringue Girls *
Cupcakes, cakepops and macarons were yesterday - the new trend is called Meringues (= Baisers)!
The wonderful Meringue Girls also make wonderful meringues - delicate and airy and in a variety of flavors. From small appetizers to Pavlova or other sweets that contain meringues. With great photos by David Loftus and an attractive layout I like this book very well.I like fruit and eat it anyway way too little. That's why this book with its many great ideas is just right. I'm looking forward to it when it starts again in the spring with all the delicious fresh fruit. It's not just about sweets, on the contrary! The book also convinces again by its honest and simple layout without glossy and schischi.

Shirley O. Corriher
CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed > b>
The Hows and Whispering Reveals 235 Great Tasting Recipes
***
CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed * ( Paperback)
CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed: * (Hardcover)
Similar to The Science of Good Cooking it's all about kitchens basics, techniques and cooking styles. Add to that a variety of recipes, which I like well. Unfortunately, layout and photography do not really appeal to me - but the book also dates back to the 90s, it all looked a bit different ...

Deb Perelman
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
recipes and wisdom from an obsessive home cook
****
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook *
I'm a big fan of the smitten kitchen blog and I enjoy reading it regularly. What Deb is conjuring up in her little New York kitchen, has hand and foot, is simple and delicious and feasible for everyone. It was long overdue for her to publish her own cookbook. This year it finally moved in with me. Like her blog, her book is simple and down-to-earth, personal, with great stories and anecdotes and even better recipes.

Alain Coumont, Jean-Pierre Gabriel

Delicious Recipes from Le Pain Quotidien
****
Le Pain Quotidien Cookbook: Delicious Recipes from Le Pain Quotidien *
Another New York discovery, another coupon book, another great restaurant chain that does not exist in Germany (more!). No matter why we did not accept this concept ... We had a fantastic breakfast at Bryant Park and soon thereafter had to move in this book. Gorgeous photographs, beautiful layout, just great recipes. I just love the book and the concept. And after all, there are shops in the Netherlands, Belgium and France - so you do not necessarily have to go to New York for breakfast ...

Daniel Humm, Will Guidara
I Love New York
Ingredients and Recipes
*****
I Love New York: Ingredients and Recipes * 5 stars! My second favorite English cookbook from this year. You can not say much - Daniel Humm interprets star cuisine in a regional way, introducing farms and producers. The photos are fantastic, the lyrics are great and the recipes are terrific. Definitely buy! And those who do not like to recalculate ingredients and prefer to read in German, the book was also published in German at the end of the year: I love New York: My New York cookbook *.
So, that was it with the books up there.
But who has counted correctly, may have noticed that there are only 17 books.
Number 18 - my absolute highlight of the year now follows.
I present, tadaaaa:

Thomas Keller, Sebastien Rouxel
Bouchon Bakery
*****
Bouchon Bakery *
In London I stumbled upon this book this year and just could not let go of it.Sure, all pretty expensive and stuff, but the baked goods are just gorgeous and incredibly delicious!
This book is for me THE standard work par excellence - it not only contains fantastic recipes that make your mouth watering but much more: the whole concept and philosophy of Thomas Keller. The recipes are specified in grams and are described in detail. Since there is so much fervor and heart blood in it, you can see it on every page.
I can really only make a clear purchase recommendation for this tome pronounce - the book is currently available at Amazon even for around 30 ¬ - this is really eerily cheap for what you get commanded.
I'm still very impressed and absolutely thrilled - my highlight in 2013!

And that's about it - my 18 English cookbooks.
As you see There are only a few exceptions that did not get at least 4 stars.
Soon follows Part 2 of my review of the year, the German-language cookbooks. Since it is still a whole pole more this year, so that I probably as well as last year not all books can imagine. Presumably, I limit myself to only the recommendations from 4 stars upwards. You may be curious. Especially on whether I can do it this year, or only in the coming ...