Essential Cookbooks: Fall 2016 : New Worlder

Fall cookbook season is almost here and we’re super excited about what’s in store. With books focusing on cuisines from Peru to Cuba, Spain to Texas, and our local Brooklyn, we are eager to both cover these books and promote recipes from within on our pages. In advance of publication, however, we’ve created a mini-collection of the Fall 2016 books we’re most excited about, listed by pub date. You’ll see them featured soon enough, but for now, you can pre-order your copies on Amazon by clicking through the corresponding links. 

Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen — by Dan Goldberg, Andrea Kuhn, and Jody Eddy

Connected by a passion for the culture and cuisine of Cuba, Dan Goldberg, an award-winning photographer, Andre Kuhna, a prop stylist and art director, and acclaimed food writer Jody Eddy share 75 tried and tested Cuban recipes in their new cookbook. Some recipe highlights include Tostones Stuffed with Lobster and Conch, Squid-ink Empanadas, and Mojito Cake with Rum-Infused Whipped Cream. September 20; Amazon pre-order here.

The Tacos of Texas — by Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece

Taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece share their knowledge and love of Mexican cooking with readers in their new Texas-based book. Through a journey through the southern state, the authors explore the traditions, recipes, stories, and personalities of tacos across ten cities and regions of the Lone Star State. September 20; Amazon pre-order here.

Dinner at the Long Table — by Andrew Tarlow and Anna Dunn

The owner of a Brooklyn empire that includes Achilles Heel and the Wythe Hotel, Andrew Tarlow has gained a deserved reputation for developing successful restaurants. In his new book, he shares a selection of 17 seasonal menus for either small gatherings of large-scale parties. Recipe highlights include fried calamari sandwiches, panzanella, paella with tomato toasts, and Catalan custard. September 27Amazon pre-order here.

Central — by Virgilio Martinez and Nicholas Gill

Chef Virgilio Martinez has made a name for himself in both his home country of Peru and on the international culinary scene, currently occupying the #1 spot on the Latin America 50 Best List and #4 on the World’s 50 Best List. A celebration of Peru’s diverse gastronomy and ingredients, his restaurant, Central, takes guests on an exploration of the country’s various ecosystems, distinguished by altitude. Similarly structured, each cookbook chapter is organized by regions and features recipes, food, personal essays, and documentary photographs. New Worlder co-founder Nick Gill co-authors. October 10; Amazon pre-order here.

Cúrate — by Katie Button

The mind behind the award-winning Cúrate restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, James Beard Award nominee Katie Button is set to release her first cookbook. Offering readers 125 recipes from Spanish cuisine including classics like Paella and Spanish Tortilla as well as Rib Eye Steak with Blue Cheese Sauce, the book also goes behind the scenes in the kitchen of Katie’s beloved restaurant. October 11; Amazon pre-order here.

Regarding Cocktails — by Sasha Petraske and Georgette Moger-Petraske

From the late Sasha Petraske who made Milk & Honey a legendary and beloved New York City bar, Regarding Cocktails is a collection of 85 cocktail recipes from a bonafide master. Featuring classics as well as modern variations, the book is a testament to Sasha’s love for cocktails, and includes Sasha’s advice and personal musings on the world of cocktails. October 31; Amazon pre-order here

The Spice Companion — by Lior Lev Sercarz

As one of the most sought-after spice specialists, Lior Lev Sercarz’s new spice guide is an anticipate read for this upcoming fall. The book includes detailed information on 102 spices such as how to store them, where to find them, recipes in which to use them, as well as suggested pairings for each spice. As Lior inspired the culinary community to challenge the way it uses spices, his new book advances that concept. November 1; Amazon pre-order here.

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travel’s Through Spain’s Food Culture — by Matt Goulding

Co-founder of Roads & Kingdoms and author of Rice, Noodle, Fish, Matt Goulding is back with a new book. Focused on the marriage between eating and living in Spanish culture, Goulding’s book is a food-driven travel guide that’s filled with personal narration, nearly 200 full-color photos, and useful advice on his adoptive home of Spain. November 15; Amazon pre-order here.

El Celler de Can Roca — by Joan Roca, Josep Roca, and Jordi Roca

The Roca Brothers have established themselves as leaders in the culinary world with three-Michelin starred Catalan restaurant El Celler de Can Roca.  In 2014, they released the first edition of El Celler de Can Roca in Spanish and though this new English edition, which features over 90 detailed recipes, and a collection of the 240 most outstanding dishes from the restaurant’s long history, doesn’t technically publish until winter, we are already looking forward to it because…the Roca Brothers. February 2; Amazon pre-order here.


Though the above books are cookbooks, the one non-recipe book that makes our list is one that, we’re sure, plenty of our readers will enjoy. It’s about hot sauce. You’re welcome.

Hot Sauce Nation: America’s Burning Obsession — by Denver Nicks

Denver Nicks shares with readers the history of hot sauce and how it become a beloved kitchen item. Delving through stories of hot sauce makers and aficionados alike, this book is a love letter to the spicy sauce that leads the American condiments. October 1; Amazon pre-order here.