With summer starting, cooking books start heating up bookstore shelves. Here’s the top five foodie tomes from Chaucer’s Bookstore in Loreto Plaza.
1 Silver Spoon, by Phaidon Press: Finally, an English-language version of Italy’s most revered cookbook for the past 50 years, compiling the recipes of 14 Italian chefs.
2 Sunday Suppers at Lucques: Seasonal Recipes from Market to Table, by Suzanne Goin: A whopping 132 recipes from L.A.’s favorite Sunday brunch haunt.
3 Everyday Italian, by Giada De Laurentiis: Today’s hottest celebrity cook/Food Network TV host shares more than 120 recipes.
4 La Bonne Cuisine de Madame E. Saint-Ange: Another first-time translation, this cooking book is the French counterpart to our Joy of Cooking.
5 Taste of Southern Italy: Delicious Recipes and a Dash of Culture, by Marlena de Blasi: Tuscany and more is revealed in this cookbook that often reads more like a lively memoir full of villages and colorful characters.