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6 Cookbooks to Elevate Your Fall Recipes



As we shift back from our summer snacking and into cozy fall fare, we've cracked open a  number of new cookbooks that are sure to make your autumn recipes richer and heartier.

This roundup of six regional cookbooks spans artisanal bread-making, plant-based cuisine, sauce-making, and the inspired reinvention of leftovers.

Living Bread

Daniel Leader

October 2019, $40

This hard cover artisanal bread cookbook from the head of the iconic bakery Bread Alone is as mouthwatering to flip through, with its full-page bread porn photos, as it is instructional, featuring anecdotes from Leader's travels, information about the evolution of global breadmaking, and 60 recipes ranging from timeless to playful.


Sauces Reconsidered: Apres Escoffier

Gary Allen

2019, $28

Scrapping the traditional French culinary approach epitomized by Auguste Escoffier, Kingston-based food writer Gary Allen endeavors to illuminate the history and methodology of sauces from around the globe, grouping the recipes by physical properties rather than country of origin and encouraging budding sauce-makers to internalize the fundamental principles and qualities so they can innovate.


Compassionate Cuisine

Linda Soper-Kolton and Sara Boan

2019, $24.99

From the team inside the kitchen at the 150-acre Catskill Animal Sanctuary comes a vegan cookbook that highlights 125 of the best recipes from their Compassionate Cuisine culinary program, which is perfect for vegan foodies and animal lovers alike. Each section of the book is accompanied by a story about the rescued animals told by sanctuary founder Kathy Stevens.


Every Day is Saturday

Sarah Copeland

2019, $29.95

Make weeknight cooking simple with Every Day is Saturday, a new offering from Food Network veteran and former editor of Real Simple, Sarah Copeland. Beyond the 100 easy recipes, Copeland also offers tips for planning and shopping to simplify and streamline the food prep process, so you and your family can eat well without the stress.


The Complete Vegan Cookbook

Natural Gourmet Center

2019, $35

The Natural Gourmet Center has trained chefs in whole foods-based preparation for over 40 years. This comprehensive cookbook compiles more than 150 of their plant-based recipes into one visually stunning vegan manual—a must-have for vegans, vegetarians, and anyone looking to expand their plant-based culinary repertoire.

Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers


Julia Turshen

2018, $35

Most of us spend the week avoiding the Tupperwares stashed at the back of the fridge. This new cookbook from the Hudson Valley's award-winning writer and home chef Julia Turshen tackles the leftovers dilemma head-on with an accessible compendium of simple recipes for easy weeknight cooking and leftover makeovers.

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