Okay so I'm a little obsessed. But Food52 is no joke. Whether you're a novice in the kitchen, or someone with major skills, you can bet you'll learn something from just scrolling through their website, or subscribing to their emails. No they aren't paying me to say these things, I just really love them.
It took me a while to find out they existed; I was on the hunt for dishes and somehow stumbled upon their website, and have been hooked ever since. You can actually check out one of my previous posts, where my good friend and Ariel Louise guest poster, Alex shares her adventures at their open house here.
But I digress.
On top of all of the things Food52 showers it's devote fans with, it's also home to a plethora of books that I've been drooling over for quite some time from bloggers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and the like. So I wanted to share the ones on my "to-buy" list...(P.S. These make great gifts). *Cough cough*
So for someone like me who is a devote baker, this book is crucial. It has a variety of sweets from the Food52 website, and others not yet featured there. If you're apprehensive, the recipes they show online are very credible, take it from someone who's baked them quite a few times, or try them out for yourselves!
I first heard of Four and Twenty Blackbirds, (made up of an amazing lady duo conquering the world of pie), on a Food52 podcast. These women are revolutionizing this tasty pastry, and have become well known around NYC. It's on my bucket list to get one of their holiday pies...
I recently discovered this little book which has a compilation of helpful cooking and conversion charts; a definite must have, if you're in need of a quick source off hand. Especially for those of us who're tired of getting our computers covered in flour trying to convert measurements.
I've mentioned this girl before on the blog. Izy Haddock is a blogger who is the bomb. I dream of being about to whip up killer food with her one day. The recipes she comes up with are insanely creative and will make your jaw drop. She's a wonderful source for new recipes or if you're looking for inspiration.
Okay so I have to admit...really any kind of french cookbook grabs my attention. I can't insert emojis here, or else these lines would be full of french flags. Another swoon worthy book filled with beautiful photos, Mimi let's us take a peak into her french countryside home and it's everything you'd expect it to be. I'm reminded of visiting my grandparents in Aisey Sur Seine when I see some of these photos, and especially the rustic recipes. Ahh nostalgia.
David Lebovitz is another one of my role models. This has been sitting on my "NEED" list for some time. David is not only hilarious, but a great source for tips on cooking everything from traditional french foods, to making ice cream. His blog is the bomb if you don't know who this man is.
Dorie Greenspan was the genius behind Around My French Table, a monumental french cookbook in the industry. It focuses on desserts in their simplest form, really defining the way french sweets should be viewed.
This collection is exactly what is says; a solid compilation of works. This is more so a suggestion to you readers because I have some of these books already, but they are not only involved in the realm of baking, but other venus as well. Take a look at the list for yourself on their website; it managed to fit 6 books into only 5, so it's chock full of goodies.
Okay so Cherry Bombe is not exactly a cookbook, but it's worth a read. It's a relatively new publication that's all about women in the food industry, and how they're totally taking it over. Another Podcast that I listen to obsessively, you learn about women from all walks of life on their journeys with food.
Joy is one of the first bloggers I ever followed even before I began blogging myself. She keeps her recipes real, fun and quirky, and to this day I'm still entertained by what she shares. This book has been on my list forever, so hopefully soon it will land on my shelf!
I hope you check out some of these great reads and Food52's website if you haven't yet. It's totally worth it! Do any of you have books that you're itching to buy, or ones you'd like to recommend? Let me know in the comments below!
Happy Hump Day!