Here are two of my personal favorites from 2011:
• Cookbook Review & Recipe from Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi - For his colorful, innovative ways with vegetables, and the simple yet vibrant photography.
• Recipe & Review of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer - Jeni is a hometown favorite, and her shops are one of the nicest things about living in Columbus. I adored this book — it had a great mix of thorough, scientific explanation and testing to give great results, combined with delicious recipes and gorgeous photography.
OK, your turn! What was your favorite new cookbook published this past year?
(Images courtesy of Chronicle Books and Artisan Books)