New York Times food writer Eric Kim made his name with charming YouTube cooking videos and simple recipes that deliver impressive results. Kim forged a cuisine rooted in the Korean American immigrant experience and has created this collection of very cookable recipes including sheet pan bibimbap and Milk Bread with maple syrup. Complementing the recipes are several short essays ranging in topic from the act of leaving home and returning as an adult, to what Thanksgiving means to a first-generation family. As a fan of Kim’s online persona I wasn’t disappointed by his cookbook debut.
This Chicago artist lived more lives than most. A former child circus-performer and WW1 veteran, a vision came to him in his mid-seventies, after which, he drew every single day. Five years in he got his first show and by the time of his death his work was in all the major collections, including this book centered around his spectacular MOMA retrospective which closed earlier this year. A true master of the outsider art-style his vigorous drawings capture all that he saw in his life and his mind.