NPR — Best Cookbooks

How many of you equate Brooklyn with delicious baked goods?

Change your tune, non-Brooklynites. TWO of NPR’s picks of the best cookbooks of the year (Baked and The Sweet Melissa Baking Book) come from Brooklyn bakeries (both within walking distance of EarlyWord).

We’re waiting for our favorite street vendor, “The Treats Truck,” which also does its baking in Brooklyn, to produce a cookbook.

But, we digress.

Holds are building on the following titles that were specifically mentioned on the show.

NPR correspondent Susan Chang’s top pick is by an NPR colleague, Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Supper: Recipes, Stories, and Opinions from Public Radio’s Award-Winning Food Show.

  • Hardcover: $35; 352 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter (April 8, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0307346714
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307346711
Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
  • Hardcover: $29.95; 208 pages
  • Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang (October 1, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 1584797215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584797210
Chang says these “two guys from Brooklyn…seem to willing to put anything in their baked goods…ale, chipotles, green tea, salt.”
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food (Completely Revised 10th Anniversary Edition)
Mark Bittman
  • Hardcover: $35; 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley (October 15, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0764524836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764524837

To see the rest of the titles, including The Sweet Melissa Baking Book, go to The 10 Best Cookbooks Of 2008. But don’t go if you’re hungry; NPR includes recipes from each title.

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