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Best Cookbooks of 2010:
A List of Lists

It’s the last day of 2010, and like many of you, we’re taking a look back specifically, a look back at the lists of best cookbooks from this year. With the deluge of end-of-year lists that came out over the past weeks, we likely lost track of one or two, so the following is by no means an exhaustive or systematic list of lists. Still, these 13 best of lists include many of the recipe-packed, idea-inspiring cookbooks from 2010.

Although we’ve been publishing Cooks&Books&Recipes for only five months, several of our featured cookbooks are included in the lists below, along with at least four cookbooks that are scheduled to be highlighted in the weeks to come.

Joan E. Aller, Cider Beans, Wild Greens, and Dandelion Jelly: Recipes from Southern Appalachia (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Dorie Greenspan, Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours, photographs by Alan Richardson Styler (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

Simone and Inés Ortega, The Book of Tapas (Phaidon Press)

James Villas, Pig: King of the Southern Table, photography by Lucy Schaeffer (John Wiley & Sons)

Grace Young, Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Mastery, with Authentic Recipes and Stories (Simon & Schuster)

And coming soon (with recipes, of course!) on Cooks&Books&Recipes:

  • Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes (John Wiley & Sons)
  • Pam Anderson, Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers, photographs by Judd Pilossof (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  • Melissa Clark, In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite: 150 Recipes & Stories about the Food You Love (Hyperion)
  • Sur La Table and Janet Fletcher, Eating Local: The Cookbook Inspired by America’s Farmers (Andrews McMeel Publishing)

Of these C&B&R-featured cookbooks, the one mentioned most often (9 times) in the best of lists below is Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table, followed (with 6 mentions) by Melissa Clark’s In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite.

The List of Lists

Amazon: Top 10 Books: Cookbooks

Bon Appetit: Our Favorite Cookbooks of 2010

The Daily Meal: The Best Blogs-to-Cookbooks in 2010

David Lebovitz: Favorite Cookbooks of 2010

Epicurious: The Best Cookbooks of 2010

Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef: 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010 (Plus 2 More)

IACP: “2010 Cookbook Award Winners”


Los Angeles Times: 13 Cookbooks for Giving

New York Times: The Year’s Best Cookbooks

NPR: 2010’s Best Cookbooks: Real-Life Labors of Love

Publishers Weekly: The Best Cookbooks of 2010: 25 of Our Favorites

Serious Eats: The 10 Best Cookbooks of 2010

The Washington Post: Top Cookbooks of 2010

Not surprisingly, we have our own favorites from the cookbooks we featured this past year on Cooks&Books&Recipes. We’ll publish our top 5 list after the new year.

3 Responses to “Best Cookbooks of 2010:
A List of Lists”

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    Meg Rosenberg — January 1, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    Just spent my first waking hour of 2011 with this list, looking at the links.  Great resource!

    • Dee, Cooks&Books&Recipes

      Editors, Cooks&Books&Publishers replied: — January 2nd, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

      Thanks, Meg. Glad you found this useful. I’ve found a few more cookbooks I definitely need to check out… ;)

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