Photo of a few choices for Good Food’s favorite cookbooks of 2017 by Rosalie Atkinson.
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Each year, we read through hundreds of cookbooks. Some of them have beautiful, vibrant photographs. Some of them tell stories about cultural borderlands and family traditions. Some are just pure food porn. This holiday season, Celia Sack from Omnivore Books on Food in San Francisco has compiled her list of favorites. We are checking it twice.
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Photo of soft-fried beans at Verlaine by Jasmine Vo.
Jonathan Gold declares the beans at Verlaine in West Hollywood to be the best he’s ever had. Verlaine is celebrated Mexican chef Diego Hernández’s first spot in LA, and it cleared up any doubts Gold had about the virtues of Baja Med cuisine. Read Gold’s full review in the LA Times.
Photo of chef Diego Hernandez and Esteban Luis by Jasmine Vo.
Photo of a panettone loaf. Photo by Roy Shvartzapel.
Chef Roy Shvartzapel is a classically trained pastry chef who has worked in some of the most prestigious kitchens around the world: elBulli, Bouchon Bakery, the list goes on. But he’s dedicated the better part of a decade to pursuing a year-round panettone kitchen.
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