Food & Wine magazine annually publishes a cookbook titled Best of the Best, which contains recipes from 25 of the best cookbooks of the year. If you are a cookbook lover, and like me have limited kitchen space, buying these books are a great way to get the best recipes of the year from the most respected chefs.
Recently I picked up two of their editions at the Book Cellar, the used book shop where I volunteer. The 2015 edition has several recipes I'm interested in trying, such as the first one in the book for Chicken Saltimbocca from Mario Batali and Jim Webster's America- Farm to Table cookbook.
Here is the link to the Chicken Saltimbocca recipes on the Food Network.
Other recipes I want to try include:
- Tyler Florence's Herb Roasted Wild Mushrooms with Red Wine and Cream from Inside the Test Kitchen
- Agatha Kulaga & Erin Patinkin's Banana Nutella Coffee Cake from Ovenly
- Lone Star Breakfast Taco from Tacolicious
I also bought the 2007 edition (they were each just $1!) and the recipes that interested me the most are:
- Jamie Oliver's Chicken and Mushroom Pasta Bake from Jamie's Italy
- The Pizza Maker's Wife's Pan Fried Steaks from Lobel's Meat and Wine
- Mrs. Carl Winchenbach's Banana Cream Pie from Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters
These cookbooks have gorgeous full color photography of many of the recipes, and they'd be a perfect resource for someone having a dinner party. The book is organized by chef, and there is also a recipe index that organizes by category- starters, salads, poultry, desserts, etc.- to make finding what you are looking for easy.
Have any of you tried Food & Wine Best of the Best cookbooks? Let me know in comments.