While Public Market is the perfect place to celebrate the season over a delicious meal, the holidays are also times for hosting meals in your own home. Fortunately, our friends at Ten Speed Press have released gift-worthy cookbooks this fall, brimming with culinary talent and secrets from noted Bay Area (and beyond) chefs.
Below are some ideas – for gifts or for yourself – to entertain and nourish your kin this holiday season:
TARTINE ALL DAY: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook
From the co-founder of San Francisco’s acclaimed Tartine Bakery comes an all-purpose, comprehensive cookbook with 200 recipes for the way people want to eat and bake at home today. By James Beard Award–winning and best-selling author Elisabeth Prueitt, recipes include gluten-free pancakes, best-ever salad dressings and fool-proof salmon.
SWEET: by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh
With cookbooks such as Plenty and Jerusalem, master chef Ottolenghi expanded the horizon of what to cook at home. In this new title, he teams up with the pastry chef of his eponymous London restaurant to deliver more than 120 recipes for delicious baked goods and confections. Treats include Rosemary Olive Oil Orange Cake, Salted Almond Meringues and Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut, and Rosewater.
STATE BIRD PROVISIONS: A Cookbook by Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski
The debut cookbook from the critically acclaimed San Francisco restaurant of the same name. Inspired by the tradition of passed hors d’oeuvres, Brioza and Krasinski provide the secrets to their small but finely crafted dishes ranging from savory pancakes to the restaurant’s signature fried quail with stewed onions, culminating with a suite of ice cream sandwiches.
GUERRILLA TACOS: Recipes from the Streets of L.A. by Wesley Avila
After stints in kitchens of some of the world’s best restaurants, Native Angeleno Wes Avila offers up the definitive word on tacos. Drawing on his Mexican heritage, explores flavor and texture combinations in these recipes complete with graphic novel-style illustrations.
THE NEW WINE RULES: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know by Jon Bonne
The New Wine Rules covers 101 topics on drinking, buying, storing, and sharing wine—told as very short lessons with editorialized illustrations to go along with each. Wine expert Jon Bonné covers it all—how to drink, buy, store, share, and pair wine—in this fun, stylish guide.