If you’ve seen any of Food Networks Iron Chef or Top Chef episodes, then you’ve surely seen Chef Edward Lee. His new book, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen ($20) pulls from his Korean and Southern influences and provides more than 130 recipes to excite the palette. Chef Lee is an American Korean, raised in Brooklyn, who eventually settled down in Lousiville, Kentucky, where he owns world acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. His new book is filled with cooking techniques, like pickling, fermenting, frying, and smoking, that make you feel right at home.
Meat | Everything You Need To Know ($30) is a reference manual for meat lovers. Americas’s premier butcher explains everything from the best and most flavorful cuts to purchase, to exactly how to prepare each cut based on 75 recipes that can come only from years of knowledge gained by being a fourth generation butcher. […]