Cookbook Club with Book Larder

Cookbook Club with Book Larder

New year, new cookbooks! Check out what Seattle favorite Book Larder have on their pre-order list (and what you missed on from last year...)

January Reads

Book Larder is Seattle's only culinary bookstore, celebrating 12 years in business. They carry a carefully selected collection of new and imported cookbooks to lovers of food and cooking in Seattle and beyond. They're also a spot to gather for author events, cooking classes, demonstrations and more... When you visit, they hope you’ll make yourself at home around their big kitchen counter. They also ship anywhere in the world!

Favorites from 2023


by Hetty McKinnon

A lovely collection of vegetarian dishes, full of flavor and texture, organized by type of vegetable. Hetty writes robust recipes that are both delicious and adaptable to what you have in your fridge, and suggests easy swaps for dietary needs. It’s a go-to for everyday vegetarian cooking - perfect for shopping the farmers’ market!

More Than Cake: 100 Baking Recipes Built for Pleasure and Community

by Natasha Pickowicz

The debut book from NYC pastry chef and three-time James Beard nominee Natasha is a deeply visual masterclass in technique, flavor, texture, and expression through decoration, from cakes to cookies to savory bakes and everything in between - even how to throw your own bake sale! It belongs in the baking and pastry pantheon, for lovers of Claudia Fleming, Claire Ptak, and Tartine.

Made in Taiwan: Recipes and Stories from the Island Nation

by Clarissa Wei with Ivy Chen

Clarissa’s deeply researched book chronicles the people and history of Taiwanese food, and makes the case for why this cuisine deserves its own long overdue spotlight, taking us through all the classics as well as recipes and techniques that will be new to many readers.

Ed Mitchell’s Barbeque

by Ed Mitchell, Ryan Mitchell and Zella Palmer

Ed’s passion for barbeque and its rich culinary history shines through, with the perfect balance of tradition and innovation, mouthwatering recipes, and heartwarming anecdotes that celebrate the joy of gathering around a shared table. (Extra love for the playlist in the back!)

The Secret of Cooking: Recipes for an Easier Life in the Kitchen

by Bee Wilson

A beautiful book full of kitchen wisdom from one of the UK’s foremost food writers. Centered on the contentment derived from putting a meal on the table, Wilson slays myths and teaches skills to new and experienced cooks alike. A fantastic read - try the “Magic Pasta”!

New in 2024

Health Nut: A Feel-Good Cookbook

by Jess Damuck

We’re big fans of Jess’ first book Salad Freak, and just as that books challenges the boundaries of the word salad, so too does this fun and whimsical approach to what she calls “hippie health food” - you won’t find any carob, wheatgrass shots, or restriction here, but you will find fresh, craveable vegetable-forward dishes full of flavor, texture, and color, from grain bowls and stir fries to smoothies and breakfast muffins.

The Book of Pintxos

by Marti Buckley

We’re so looking forward to Marti Buckley’s The Book of Pintxos, all about the legendary snacks and small bites of the Basque culinary tradition. Perfect for parties, entertaining, or if you love the idea of snacks for dinner (we refuse to say #girldinner), this colorful and vibrant book is packed with pintxo recipes, bar profiles, histories, and gorgeous photographs.