Sweetness by Christy Jordan


I love cookbooks, and (being from the south myself) I’m especially fond of cookbooks featuring southern recipes. It’s the type of food I’m most familiar with—it’s what I was raised on, and what I’ve fed my own family through the years.

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The New Irish Table by Leslie Conron Carola


This book appealed to me because (a) I love learning about Ireland and (b) I love cookbooks. Featuring recipes from ten of Ireland’s top chefs—Darina Allen, Martin Bealin, Derry Clarke, Ultan Cooke, Kevin Dundon, Catherine Fulvio, Neven Maguire, Noel McMeel, Ian Orr, and Tim O’Sullivan—readers are introduced to some of the dishes that make up Irish fine dining and the chefs who prepare them.

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