Category Archives: People and Things We Like

Our 2016 Holiday Bestsellers

1. Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World by Shane Mitchell 2. Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain 3. Konstantin Filippou by Konstantin Filippou 4. Ten Restaurants that Changed America by Paul Freedman 5. Dorie’s Cookies by Dorie Greenspan 6. Cooking for Jeffrey by Ina Garten 7. Simple: Effortless Food, Big Flavors by […]

Matt’s Favorite Home Books: 2016

Prompted by the folks at, Matt spent some time sorting out his ideas about many of this year’s books written for home cooks. These are definitely adventurous in one way or another—nothing we’d call beginner books—but they all offer big payoffs to people who are ready to spend some time with them. See the […]

How the James Beard Awards Work

Kenzi Wilbur’s Burnt Toast podcasts over at Food52 are really worth listening to. She’s recently interviewed Los Angeles food critic Jonathan Gold (subject of the new film, City of Gold), gone behind the scenes with’s Piglet contest in which leading cooks test and rate some of the year’s most interesting cookbooks, and talked to […]

One year of e-commerce

Our revised and sales-capable website is now just over one year old and we thought it would be interesting to see whether our customers were choosing different books on-line than they were over the counter. For your and our information, here our two lists comparing our internet bestsellers with in-store bestsellers: Website Bestsellers, May 2014-May […]

The Chef Says…

Coming August 19. We’re proud to be joining Princeton Architectural Press’s Quotes, Quips, and Words of Wisdom series with The Chef Says…, a collection of 150 choice and often pungent observations from some of the world’s greatest chefs. We were excited when PAP editor Sara Baeder approached us about putting the book together. She made […]