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
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.