cookbooks

      Cookbooks Our Editors Are Reading

      Cookbook recommendations? We’ve got ‘em. Here are the books from which our editors are drawing their kitchen inspiration this summer. (An interesting trend: almost all of the cookbooks below are heavy on Mediterranean flavors and styles.) Head to the market for some tomatoes, slice them thick, douse them with olive oil and read on.

      Book It: The Cookbook Conference Comes to the Roger Smith on Feb. 9

      On February 9 to 11, the Roger Smith Hotel in Midtown Manhattan will host the Cookbook Conference, a three day intensive series of panels and workshops for publishers, writers, editors, agents, researchers and readers. The goal isn’t just practical advice–how to pitch, position and test a cookbook, say–but also to think deeply about the history and future of a genre that most of those who read this site take very, very seriously. In our opinion, cookbooks cover as diverse a world as fiction, and can be just as transporting. (Not to mention handy at times.)