Hello, readers! I hope you’re feeling festive tonight, because I am. We had a lovely pre-Thanksgiving celebration last weekend with a couple who is very special to our family. The timing was significant, too, in just how special they are to us–they have been instrumental in my brain injury journey. Sam is the one who was able to get my dad out of the city to the hospital in time to see me before my brain surgery, and Sue Ann came to see Jennifer and me speak about our experience at my memoir preview event. Not to mention, they have been supportive and encouraging all along the way. Both of them have become as close as family, lifelong friends whom we love deeply. Beautiful people we couldn’t help but be thankful for at a celebration about thankfulness right after an anniversary of what we are most thankful for (my survival, our family’s survival over something that might have destroyed us). I’m not sure if writers’ lives are onion layers of symbolism, or if we just have a layered way of looking at things. #SorryImNotSorry, right?? 😉
Speaking of Thanksgiving, HarperCollins posted a very timely list from their Buzzfeed on their Facebook today, and I thought it would be perfect for tonight’s Top 10. I will be posting another “Top 10” installment on Thursday for Thanskgiving, prompted this week by The Broke and the Bookish: “Top Ten Things I’m Grateful For.” For now, though, sit back and salivate over HarperCollins’s compilation of appetizing book covers. (The list has product links if you’d like to buy or lust over the book covers in greater detail.) Though my mom and sister are the primary chefs of the family, I enjoy cooking/baking, too, and I sure enjoy eating the fruits (and veggies) of their labor. These book covers are making me even more excited for Thanksgiving, and you already know how excited I get about holidays. 😉
10 Book Covers You Wish You Could Eat On Thanksgiving
With foolproof recipes, detailed menu timetables, and down-to-earth advice,Thanksgiving 101 is the holiday cook’s best friend.
Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, the pioneers of the online community cookbook, return with a second helping of delicious, seasonal recipes from the country’s most inventive home cooks in The Food52 Cookbook, Volume 2.
Supplemented by illuminating food facts and anecdotes, and illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs, Nick Malgieri’s A Baker’s Tour is a satisfying and educational international collection of inviting, delicious recipes for home cooks and food lovers everywhere.
Featuring scrumptious dishes passed down for generations through Christy Jordan’s family, Southern Plate highlights the very best in southern cooking.
From squash and root vegetables to cranberries and quince to hearty, savory dishes, Autumn Gatherings will help you make the most of this season’s natural bounty.
In Slow-Cooked Comfort, Lydie Marshall focuses on fish, poultry, meat, and vegetables that have been simmered in aromatic broths and sauces. Unparalleled in flavor, these dishes resonate with the coziness of family suppers, hearth, and home.
Since it was first published in 1973, Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco has established itself as the classic work on one of the world’s great cuisines, and in 2008 it was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame.
A one-of–a-kind cookbook, Savory Sweet Life is a wonderful collection of inventive and playful family recipes that celebrate the everyday moments in life—from birthday parties and family game nights to potlucks and summer backyard barbecues.
A celebration of the food of the Hudson Valley and the people who grow and produce it, Hudson Valley Mediterranean shows how to use seasonal ingredients to create delectable, nourishing meals.
Fresh Food Fast is a collection of seasonal vegetarian menus that can be created in under an hour, from James Beard and IACP Award–winning chef Peter Berley, a culinary instructor, family man, and chef with a passion for delicious meals that use seasonal produce and are easy to prepare.
Are you hungry now? 😉 What delicious-looking books would YOU add to this list–and what cookbooks are your favorite? Though you’ve probably wandered off for a snack by now, just remember that the rule about not talking with your mouth full doesn’t apply to typing. 😉
Please join me on Thursday for a list of the ten things I’m most grateful for–and have a happy Thanksgiving, dear readers. ❤