Five New Cookbooks from Boston Chefs

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It’s Fall Cookbooks Week here on The Feed! Check back daily for bonus recipes and the stories behind this season’s top new releases below.


Photograph by Julia Hopkins

— Erin Gardner —

Erin Bakes Cake

This choose-your-own-adventure-style manual makes creating gorgeous cakes seem almost as easy as picking one up at the store. It’s no wonder Gardner, a former pastry chef at Locke-Ober, won Food Network’s Sweet Genius in 2012. $27.50, Rodale.

MORE: Up your cake-baking game with tips from Gardner, and whip up a chocolate birthday cake recipe from the book.

— Joanne Chang with Karen Akunowicz —

Myers + Chang at Home

Joanne Chang spills the secrets behind dishes—including cult favorites like her pork-and-chive dumplings—from the Asian bistro she runs with her husband, Christopher Myers, and chef Karen Akunowicz. $32, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

MORE: Read an interview with Chang and Akunowicz, and try making two dishes from the book (salmon and eggplant).

— Matt Jennings —


In his debut cookbook, Townsman’s Matt Jennings offers chef-y riffs on seasonal New England fare, from lobster rolls with tobiko roe to rhubarb-and-strawberry crisp with pork-fat crumble, plus stories and helpful tips. Out October 17, $35, Artisan.

MORE: Jennings talks more about Homegrown and health, and shares two perfect recipes for Labor Day.

— Christopher Kimball —

Milk Street

The first cookbook from Christopher Kimball’s new Boston-based food-media company features a vibrant global grab bag of flavors and methods, made accessible for the home cook through more than 125 thoughtful recipes. $40, Little, Brown.

MORE: Kimball talks about his new cookbook and shares a tahini brownie recipe.

— Kristen Kish —

Kristen Kish Cooking

The Menton alum and Top Chef champ shares refined, technique-driven dishes (think octopus with chorizo purée), punched up with personal anecdotes that’ll make you feel like you’re in culinary school with Kish by your side. Out October 31, $40, Clarkson Potter.

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