10 Exciting Cookbooks Coming in 2014

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The New Year is upon us, and rather than list out the best food moments or the top cookbooks or the worst food failures of 2013, we’d like to only look forward. But let’s face it, 2013 was a big year for food and foodies. Before moving on, let’s recap. It’s important — and there will be a quiz later.

The Good

  • Cronuts™
  • The resurgence of ramen
  • MasterChef Junior premiered and Gordon Ramsey showed he is a real human being
  • Pickles and fermented vegetables became an ‘It Thing’
  • Mason jars everywhere
  • Coffee-making style was streamlined and thoughtful: chemex brewers, V60s, and freshly-roasted, small-batch, single-origin beans
  • Pumpkin-flavored everything

The Bad

  • The Paula Deen scandal
  • Horsemeat in everything — accidentally
  • Sriracha operations were suspended and everyone panicked
  • A possible global wine shortage was announced and everyone freaked out
  • $65,000 of chicken wings disappeared
  • 65 cases of Pappy van Winkle’s Family Reserve 20-Year Bourbon were stolen and bourbon-lovers cried
  • Cronut™ craze
  • Pumpkin-flavored everything

What really caught our eye were some amazing cookbooks. Eater National put together a List To End All Lists for the best cookbooks of 2013 by cross-checking with all the other (39 in total) best 2013 cookbooks lists published. With a total of 38 cookbooks that you can’t miss published last year, you have some reading (and cooking) to catch up on. Like we said, though, we’re about looking to the future, and we have a whole year of cookbooks in front of us. There are some exciting things that lay up ahead. Namely, there are 10 cookbooks being published in 2014 that we can’t wait to get our hands on. We all need something to look forward to. Here are some beautiful and delicious things.