Best Cookbooks 2010 Mashup

Librarians aren’t the only ones in the best books mashup business. The Huffington Post has put together a slide show of the Best Cookbooks for Giving. Each had to be chosen by at least two of  eight sources (four got by with just one pick — from the Huffington Post’s own Food Editors).

We’re pleased to see Brooklyn well-represented. The Frankies Spuntino’s cookbook (it’s by two Frankies and “spuntino” means “a little snack” in Italian), from EarlyWord‘s neightborhood restaurant, came in with 5 picks:

The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual
Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo, Peter Meehan
Retail Price: $24.95
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Artisan – (2010-06-14)
ISBN / EAN: 1579654150 / 9781579654153

And, slightly further afield, but within walking distance of EarlyWord headquarters, the bakery Baked got two picks for its innovative approach to American standards in Baked Explorations. Below, the author/owners talk about a recipe they picked up while touring for their first book:


Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented
Matt Lewis, Renato Poliafito
Retail Price: $29.95
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang – (2010-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 1584798505 / 9781584798507

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