Buy only one cookbook this year, and still get all the best recipes published in the past 12 months. Almost 1 million subscribers heartily agree: Food & Wine is the unrivaled leader in the field, and every year their editors search tirelessly for the most delectable dishes from the "creme de la creme" of cookbooks. Here are their selections–more than 100 from 25 cookbooks–all fully kitchen-tested. And the chefs don't come better than this: Mario Batali ("Babbo Cookbook"), Daniel Boulud ("Chef Daniel Boulud"), Wolfgang Puck ("Live, Love, Eat!"), Alice Waters ("Chez Panisse Fruit"), Eric Ripert ("A Return to Cooking"), and Marcel Desaulniers ("Celebrate with Chocolate"). Cheryl Alters Jamison & Bill Jamison show how to start the day with" A Real American Breakfast," including Blueberry Turnovers and Corned Beef Hash. David Thompson provides a luscious introduction to "Thai Food," with such delicious meals as Stir-Fried Minced Beef with Chilies and Holy Basil. Nick Malgieri explains how to bake "Perfect Cakes": try a Chocolate Chiffon or Zuccotto alla Ricotta. Go vegetarian with Charmaine Solomon's Eggplant Lasagne; Mediterranean with Annisa Helon's Chick Pea Fritters; or Spanish with Janet Mendel's Flamenco Potato Salad with Lemon Dressing.
Each recipe will tantalize you on the page, just from the enticing photos and the descriptions. Imagine what they will really taste like on your palate.