Best cookbooks of 2022, Ukrainian food, salt, curry

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Anna Voloshyna uses beets in a deviled egg recipe but reaches for the golden variety and sorrel to update a traditional borscht. Photo by Anna Voloshyna.

Bookstore owner Celia Sack shares her annual picks for best cookbooks with a surprising trend from first generation authors. Anna Voloshyna, a Ukrainian-born food writer and cooking instructor living in the Bay Area, she gets closer to home by sharing family favorites and modern reimaginings of traditional recipes. Ghetto Gastro’s cookbook “Black Power Kitchen'' aims to change the narrative of Black food through history, art, culture, and recipes. Naomi Duguid traveled the world to research how the essential ingredient of salt is collected and used. Raghanvan Iyer’s upcoming book is a love letter to a spice blend that is celebrated among cultures around the world.