The cookbook shelf

Whether it’s romantic dinner for two, an array of hors ‘oeuvres for twenty or more, a full dinner party of 8 around the table, we’re always looking to cookbooks to create a menu tailored to ever occasion. Here are some of favorites that will pretty much have you covered whatever you’re cooking needs: sweet, savory, enjoying for one or for the masses that also happen to make a beautiful, fun read.

A Simple Feast

Diana Yen and The Jewels of New York put together this beautiful cookbook cleverly organized by the seasons.

We had the chance to go to a book signing for A Simple Feast at the DUMBO POWERHOUSE Arena where there was a delicious spread with some highlights from the book. Also, be sure to check out Cleo the Bunny, the Instagram sensation and pet bunny of the team.

Chelsea Market Cookbook

The Chelsea Market is a gourmet food court, shopping mall with rotating sample sales from the likes of Theory and Rag & Bone, as well as an artisanal boutique. This amalgamation of the array of eateries within ranging from the Lobster Place to the Doughnuttery makes for a great cookbook to prepare bites for big parties — appetizers, hors d’oeuvres or sweet samplings.


The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings

Last but not least, The Kinfolk Table is an exceptional cookbook for when everyone is coming to the dinner table. It is an international adventure through recipes with thoughtful musings on enjoying life and the good foods from the earth. If you’re not a subscriber already, I recommend checking out Kinfolk Mag. Their vision has become an adjective and style barometer in this house. The Spiced Raw Chocolate Mousse was a major hit.

Happy cookin’!