Cookbook Club with Now Serving

Cookbook Club with Now Serving

Our friends at the Los Angeles based cookbook and culinary shop Now Serving share their picks of the season. It's like a back to school reading list, but for anyone who likes to cook :-)

September Reads

Now Serving was started by husband and wife team Michelle Mungal and Ken Concepcion (who spent decades in the kitchen at Wolfgang Puck's Cut steakhouse) back in 2017. They asked themselves, “Where would cooks and chefs want to hang out on their day off?”

The answer was to create the only culinary bookstore in Los Angeles. SoCal-based Grazoids may already be familiar with their beautifully curated selection and fun line-up hosting authors and chefs like Andrea Nguyen, Natasha Pickowicz, and Hetty McKinnon. But for those of you who haven't yet had the chance to check out their shelves (or live too far away to make it IRL), we asked them to put together a list of their favorite picks for the fall. Read on to read on!

Kung Food

by Jon Kung

The social media phenomenon and champion of "third culture cooking" brings it with his first stunning book, exploring identity, cultural traditions, and the ingredients that can define what modern Chinese American cuisine is.


by Sandra A. Gutierrez

Very excited for this impressive, encyclopedic overview of the cuisines of 21 Latin and Central American countries by the highly regarded cultural expert as she presents 300 recipes to deep dive into.

More Is More

by Molly Baz

The Bon Appetit Test Kitchen alum returns with the follow up to her bestselling debut, Cook This Book, with another round of high energy, maximalist, blockbuster recipes for the home cook.


by Adeena Sussman

The highly anticipated next release from the prolific cookbook author and Tel Aviv-based recipe developer further explores the meaning of Shabbat, emphasizing peerless techniques, kitchen strategies and modern flavor profiles on classic dishes.

East Winds

by Riazz Philips

Looking forward to the follow up to the award-winning West Winds, this time examining the seldom-heralded foods of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, and Suriname in this tightly edited collection.

Snacking Bakes

by Yossy Arefi

Another round of effortless and craveable bakes from the author of Snacking Cakes that will no doubt be your-go-to whether it's some self love in the kitchen or looking to impress the masses with your baking ability.