The best three cookbooks of 2010, chosen by a Washington Post food editor

These fiction and nonfiction works resonated with our reviewers.
By Bonnie Benwick
Friday, December 10, 2010; 1:56 PM

I prefaced my list of the year's top cookbooks in the Dec. 1 Food section by admitting my failure to narrow the field to a few titles. This time, I've succeeded: These are the ones I will dive into repeatedly for inspiration and years of happy meals.


Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine

By Ren Redzepi

Phaidon. $49.95

The young Danish chef of what has been deemed the best restaurant in the world, Noma, in Copenhagen, produces the most innovative and beautiful cookbook of the year. You can appreciate the way he puts food on the plate and his ingredient combinations even if you aren't inclined to try them yourself.


More than 300 Recipes From My Home to Yours

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