A cookbook from a beloved Great British Baking Show alum? A slow food manifesto and a fast-food history? Read on for a taste of the most exciting food books of the summer season.
Published by Clarkson Potter Publishers
Release Date: July 27,2021
If you watched Nadiya’s season on the Great British Baking Show, I’m guessing you grew to love her, as I did. Both of her solo Netflix shows (Nadiya’s Time to Eat and Nadiya Bakes) continue to provide a sense of comfort and well-being (and hunger). This cookbook is tied to the series, but it’s a beautiful love letter to baking and all the reasons we do it, as well. Beginners and more advanced bakers alike will enjoy perusing these recipes and reading Nadiya’s notes.
Published by Penguin Press
Release Date: Jun 01, 2021
Nearly a decade in the making, this is a book encouraging eaters to be intentional about what they put in their mouths and how they choose to consume. Peppered with bits of Waters’ own food history and experiences, it’s a great read for those interested in sustainability and the future of how we eat.
Published by Flatiron Books
Release Date: June 22, 2021
New in paperback this summer, buckle up for a wild ride through the quirky history of the fast-food chains that form a backdrop for our lives. From origin stories and fascinating trivia to all the ways political and social history shaped the way fast-food spread across America, this is a smart book that puts fast-food into context.
Published by Phaidon Press Limited
Release Date: June 30, 2021
A beautiful collection of recipes from prominent chefs all over the world (you might recognize Edouardo Jordan’s name from his James Beard award-winning restaurants in Seattle). Far from the sort of fare they might cook in their restaurants, these are the dishes they cook for those they love most: their children. A perfect gift for the food-focused parents in your life, or just the thing to add new life to your own menus, kids optional.
Available Now in Hardcover $26.95 (Published by Knopf, November 10, 2020)
Published by Vintage
Release Date: August 17, 2021
If you missed this 2020 release, you will be able to get it in paperback this summer. It’s an extremely personal book, written by one of our great cookbook writers. While there is a wealth of beautiful food writing within, it’s also about how food has intersected with every area of her life, from her religious life practicing Zen, to writing cookbooks and falling in and out of love, to her childhood in Davis, California.
Published by Chelsea Green Publishing
Release Date: June 24, 2021
by Alan Bergo
Maybe you pass the foraged fiddleheads at the Farmer’s market or aren’t sure what to do with garlic ramps. Alan Bergo’s book is intended as a guide to edible plants you might not be familiar with, or know how to cook or eat. While not all plants will be available locally, this guide is a great resource in learning to forage and feast safely.
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