Last week the editors at Eater National, a five-city-aggregate monster of a food blog, churned out a catalog of hot-ticket cookbooks soon to hit the shelves. The list runs 11 categories deep, each led by one (or in some cases, a couple) pubs the site’s "particularly excited about," then several more honorable mentions. Yay for us, called out are several homegrown gastronomes:
Kim O’Donnel’s Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook is the first of the tomes you’ll see this fall. The September 14 release gets a mention in the "single subject" subhead for its vindication of vegetables and other animal-free meals. O’Donnel, a Canning Across America wonk, serves up 52 such menus in the book.
More flattery for Ethan Stowell: he lands on the "chefs, restaurants, and other famous food folk" list for his New Italian Kitchen, due out September 21. Stowell penned the ode to the Boot along with Leslie Miller.
Taking the top spot in the "professional and reference" category is the mammoth Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, authored in part by Food Lovers’ fave Chris Young. He and Nathan Myhrvold and Maxime Bilet are compiling the insanely ambitious anthology (it’s 2,200 pages—zoiks!), which Young has described as “part cookbook, part reference work, part textbook, part philosophical statement.” Look for it in early December.