When I first started the website I was constantly on the prowl for books to read through, cook from and review. Now, I have an inbox full. And, I mean BOX.

I don’t have to look anymore. These books find me. Now, it’s more a matter of managing the pile. And, the truth is, I love it. It’s great to know that authors and publishers feel that a review on our site is meaningful enough to let us take a look at their work and report on it to you.

Have a look at what I’m working on. Here’s what’s currently in my inbox. We’ll be posting reviews, recipes and comments about these books in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

This list is arranged in no particular order (just like my pile). Some of these books haven’t been released yet. If one looks interesting click the cover image and reserve a copy for yourself.

If you’re a cookbook publisher or author and would like to have your book hit my inbox, drop me an email.


Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond FIRST IMPRESSION: This one is going to be great. Who doesn’t love truffles? Fantastic recipes, mouthwatering images and a forward by Joël Robuchon. What could be better?

Italian, My Way: More Than 150 Simple and Inspired Recipes That Breathe New Life into Italian Classics FIRST IMPRESSION: Culinary legend and Top Chef Master favorite, Jonathon Waxman brings simple Italian classics into your kitchen. 150 inspired recipes.

Salad as a Meal: Healthy Main-Dish Salads for Every Season FIRST IMPRESSION: Great salad recipes of every shape and color. There are about a dozen I would like to try right now. I’m curious which one I’ll pick for my post.

Ultimate Camp Cooking FIRST IMPRESSION: I get some crazy books in the door. I’m not much of a camper, but, some of these recipes look pretty great. Maybe I’ll pitch a tent in the front yard for a little review inspiration.

On a Stick! FIRST IMPRESSION: First off, Matt Armendariz is a fantastic food photographer. Second, he apparently has an excess amount of wood at his disposal. Fun recipes, great images.

The Ultimate Chocolate Cookie Book: From Chocolate Melties to Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Biscotti to Black and Whites, with Dozens of Chocolate Chip Cookies and Hundreds More FIRST IMPRESSION: Chocolate cookies. Enough said. Lots and lots to try.

Heartland: The Cookbook FIRST IMPRESSION: Midwest flavors and fare well represented. I love this food. Great images and lots of simple hearty recipes. This book would look as good on a coffee table as it would in your kitchen.

Soup of the Day (Williams-Sonoma): 365 Recipes for Every Day of the Year FIRST IMPRESSION: I love soup. This book should be a grand slam winner for me. Can’t wait to break out the soup pot and make a few.


FARMfood: Green Living with Chef Daniel Orr FIRST IMPRESSION: Big, colorful and full of life. This book looks like it’s packed with great recipes and useful food info.


  Let Them Eat Vegan!: 200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Strong Recipes for the Whole Family FIRST IMPRESSION: DeCapo publishes some great vegetarian/vegan cookbooks. It looks like this is another example.

Paradise Kitchen: Caribbean Cooking with Chef Daniel Orr FIRST IMPRESSION: Caribbean cooking with Chef Daniel Orr. The cuisine of the island of Anguilla comes to your kitchen.


Home Baked Comfort (Williams-Sonoma): Featuring Mouthwatering Recipes and Tales of the Sweet Life with Favorites from Bakers Across the Country FIRST IMPRESSION: I’m not much of a baker, but, these recipes might convert me. A great collection. maybe a friend can help me with the details.


Kitchen on Fire!: Mastering the Art of Cooking in 12 Weeks (or Less) FIRST IMPRESSION: Part culinary college, part cookbook. Written in a fun and lively style. Can’t wait to dive into this one.

One thought on “Inbox

  1. Rusty Welch

    Good evening,

    We recently released the first LSU Licensed cookbook titled “The Art of Tailgating – Favorite Recipes.” While this cookbook features mouth-watering recipes for Beef, Chicken, Pork, Seafood and more, our cookbook also features a historical walk-through of LSU and LSU football.

    The cookbook is available at, in hard copy and Kindle. We have submitted the Nook version and it is pending approval. We also have a grocery store chain (over 230 stores) working on placing their first order.

    I would love the opportunity for our book to appear on your website.

    Rusty Welch


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