jeremyCooks Favorite Reads of 2012 

Fresh/ Tyler Florence 

A stunning book full of photos that spark the imagination.  Chef Florence has produced a must have for any serious cook.  Recipes range in complexity - but don't let the impeccable food photography fool you. The book is divided based on ingredients such as apples, beets, duck, and octopus. 
The Kitchen Diaries/ Nigel Slater 

Ok, I’ve cheated here. This is one of my absolute favorite cookbooks! I’ve had it in my collection since its publication in ’05. However, since its popularity has grown it has now been reprinted. It's a lovely earthy book that takes the reader on a year long journey with one of Britain's most cherished food writers. Recipes include vegetable curry, pumpkin soup, and double ginger cake. I urge you to go get this and other works from Mr.Slater!

A Girl and Her Pig/ April Bloomfield 

Don’t be intimidated by the image of Chef April Bloomfield with a dead pig slung over her shoulder. Although some of the ingredients might be unfamiliar to non-epicures, this book offers comfort food like roast chicken, duck confit and pea soup. Be sure try her recipe for sheep's milk ricotta gnudi and the traditional meringue filled english dessert, eton mess.

The Canal House Cooks Everyday/ Hamilton & Hirsheimer

Its big, it's red, and full of simple inviting recipes! Based off the popular blog "Canal House Cooks Lunch", this piece of work will last in your cookbook collection for generations. Hamilton & Hirsheimer both come from food publication backgrounds lending there recipes a certain detail to perfection. Each dish sync's accordingly with the seasons and features ingredients fresh from the market. 

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