Cookbook Talk

Last week MK shared some of her favorite coffee table books, perfect gifts for the holidays.  Today I wanted to share some cookbooks that are on my Christmas wish list too!  I think books make the perfect gifts, especially cookbooks, because every time you make a recipe you're going to think about the person who gave you the cookbook.  Nothing better than that association to me, well maybe a glass of wine too! 

A few cookbooks to add to your Christmas list...

Sunday Suppers Recipes + Gatherings - we've been long time fans of Sunday Suppers over here. We even tried to convince my cousin to start a similar concept in Charleston! This book is just gorgeous and the simple aesthetic makes it the perfect book to curl up with a glass of wine this fall. 

The Yellow Table - we've talked about Anna Watson Carl a few times here so I won't say too much but Andy and I tried her sausage ragu with parmesan polenta a few weeks ago and it was so wonderful.   It made me want to incorporate more polenta into our routine and the ragu steps were so simple, easily altered for a pork or meatless ragu too! 

Callie's Biscuits and Southern Traditions - we visited Callie's Hot Little Biscuit last time we were in Charleston and I was instantly sold.  I almost bought the cookbook on the spot but resisted and added it to my (long) list instead.  The biscuits were seriously good but the cookbook is full of lots of other traditional southern recipes and techniques too. 

Ina Garten Make it Ahead - we all know MK's love for Ina but really all the reviews back up this cookbook too.  The best part of this one is all the recipes are to be made ahead of time, perfect for your next holiday party.  No one wants to be in the kitchen while their guests are all enjoying themselves in the other room. 

Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence - this one is for all the bakers out there, like me!  I've made a few of her recipes throughout the years (i've always been a big fan!) and they're all amazing.  I've been dying to try homemade marshmallows and I think these gingerbread spiced ones are just the trick.  Don't worry non bakers, she has lots of savory items too. 

Camille Styles Entertaining - this one is more of an entertaining book but I wanted to include it because her concept is all about making everyday moments feel special which I love! And bonus it includes some floral excepts and table top tips too!

- Heath 

Kitchen images via Lonny, Amber Interior Design and Lonny