This year’s Best Books feature on NPR is a bit different.  It’s not subject-sorted lists anymore, but an interactive “concierge” which pools together the choices of many different experts and tags them so that you can filter across all the subjects.

My choices are in the “Cookbooks and Food” section – I’ve chosen just 5.  [The choice of Ottolenghi is not mine, by the way.  I felt the book, sadly, wasn’t tested up to the standard of Plenty and Jerusalem.

Click here to visit “Cookbooks and Food” on NPR’s Best Books of 2013 feature.

You can find out more about all the cookbooks featured on the NPR special on my app, CookShelf, with write-ups of 250+  of the latest cookbooks and regular cookbook news.  CookShelf is your guide to the best cookbooks to give and to get –  just 99¢ this week only!

Know someone who loves cookbooks?  CookShelf makes the perfect virtual stocking stuffer! Just gift it to your favorite cook from your  iPhone/iPad or Android device and start inviting yourself over for supper.