- 20110105 - Great Taste - Best of 2010 Cookbooks

The Art of Mexican CookingStrawberry Crepe It's hard to imagine what could top wandering New York's finest culinary bookstore where over 13,000 titles make stomachs gurgle and mouths water daily.  We're doing the next best thing which is talking with Matt Sartwell, manager of Kitchen Arts and Letters in Manhattan.  For more than 25 years the store has been a destination for chefs, authors, "foodies," and anyone interested in finding the right food book.  Its owner, Nock Wacksman, even has a strong Iowa connection.  He and his wife have been food judges at the Iowa State Fair for seven years.  Matt, who was an editor at Penguin Books before becoming a fixture at the store, will help us explore the best cookbooks of 2010, some current trends among publishers and the purchasing public plus discuss what books speak most clearly to different culinary interests.


Kathy DuBois will be working her culinary magic cooking up both a savory and sweet crepe duet.  We'll present you with a fresh-ground farro version without eggs for the savory dish, and the "this is anything but standard" dessert crepe with a "to die for" filling.