This Month’s Best New Cookbooks: October 2012

Every month PBS Food highlights five food and cookbooks that will be released during the month. Lidia Bastianich has a brand new cookbook out, and popular food blogger Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen releases her first cookbook in October as well. We also discovered some other cookbooks that looked too good to not have them grace our bookshelves this month.

Check Out the Cookbooks and Others on Our List

Lidia's Favorite Recipes CookbookLidia’s Favorite Recipes: 100 Foolproof Italian Dishes by Lidia Bastianich

Available: October 16, 2012

Lidia Bastianich gives us a fresh look at her favorite dishes, the ones that have made it to the table time and time again: more than 100 of her signature recipes, revised to be more concise and clear, but just as soul-satisfying as ever.

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Small Plates and Sweet TreatsSmall Plates and Sweet Treats: My Family’s Journey to Gluten-Free Cooking by Aran Goyoaga

Available: October 23, 2012

Trained pastry chef, blogger, and mother of two Aran Goyoaga turned to gluten-free cooking when she and her children were diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Combining the flavors of her childhood in Bilbao, Spain, with unique artistry and the informal elegance of small-plate dining, Aran has sacrificed nothing.

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In Season CookbookIn Season: More Than 150 Fresh and Simple Recipes from New York Magazine – Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld

Available: October 25, 2012

The first cookbook from New York magazine food editors Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, based on their popular column, In Season collects more that 140 recipes from the country’s finest chefs and restaurants, using fresh farmers’-market ingredients.

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Smitten Kitchen CookbookThe Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

Available: October 30, 2012

The long-awaited cookbook by Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen–home cook, photographer, and celebrated food blogger. Deb Perelman loves to cook. She isn’t a chef or a restaurant owner–she’s never even waitressed. Cooking in her tiny Manhattan kitchen was, at least at first, for special occasions–and, too often, an unnecessarily daunting venture.

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James Beard CookbookThe Essential James Beard Cookbook: 450 Recipes That Shaped the Tradition of American Cooking by James Beard

Available: October 30, 2012

The best recipes from one of America’s most influential food personalities in a big, delicious cookbook that delights in every category. Known as the Dean of American Cooking, James Beard set a standard of culinary excellence that’s still a benchmark today.

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