Howdy cookbook fans!
Very exciting news from cookbook HQ (my house): I’m going to be on a panel at the annual IACP conference in Pittsburgh at the end of March, talking about…this very newsletter! The conference is mostly industry-facing so this is the last time I’ll bring it up here, but if you’re going to be in Pittsburgh, do let me know, would love to say hi.
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Eric Ripert’s Vegetable Cookbook
Coming this September, here’s the cover for New York chef Eric Ripert’s upcoming Vegetable Simple [Random House]. Per the publisher’s copy, “From vibrant Sweet Pea Soup to Fava Bean and Mint Salad, from warming Mushroom Bolognese to Roasted Carrots with Harissa, [Ripert] articulates a vision for vegetables that are prepared simply, without complex steps or ingredients, allowing their essential qualities to shine and their color and flavor to remain uncompromised.” Photos by famed portrait photographer Nigel Parry. Lightly obsessed with vegetable cookbooks these days, looking forward to it. [via @ericripert]
Super Junior’s Lee Teuk Releases Cookbook
Today in K-Pop cookbook news, Super Junior’s LeeTeuk has released a cookbook of “simple easy recipes,” focused on the solo diner. The boy bander is the host of a cooking show called The Best Cooking Secrets in South Korea, and is apparently the first K-Pop idol to write a cookbook. It seems like it’s exclusively available in Korean (screenshots here) so, you know, English-speaking K-Pop Twitter, do your thing.
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“It’s a record of an optimistic era, when activists believed that the elimination of racism, homophobia, and capitalism was just around the corner. While the revolution would not be televised, it would certainly be well-fed.” — Gastro Obscura takes a deep dive into the radical People’s Philadelphia Cookbook I linked to last week.
A nice little podcast from Wisconsin food historian Kyle Cherek on the joy of cookbooks. [WUWM]
A 70-year-old recipe for lemon pie, from Portage, Ohio’s Wood County Cookbook. [Sentinel-Tribune]
New Zealand chef John Emett on his new cookbook The Recipe and the 9 recipes everyone should know how to make (two of which are pies). [Insider]
Cookbook review: Michael Symon’s Fix It with Food. [AJC]
Cookbook review: Vegan(ish) by Jack Monroe. [Telegraph]
Revelstoke, BC gets an annual community cookbook. [Revelstoke Review]
Cookbook clubs, an idea whose time has come. [Tribune]
Recipes for All Ages, 361 recipes from the Monticello, Minnesota senior center. [Monticello Times]
7 cookbooks by athletes (including that weird Tom Brady one). [Chowhound]
That’s it! See paid subscribers Friday, everyone have a great week and happy cooking! Send me scoops! Bye!