Since 2013, NPR has been offering its holiday book coverage in the form of the Book Concierge, an interactive tool that lets you filter your selections (want a geeky book that’s also funny? A comic book about music? A cookbook for kids? It’s all there, and tag-searchable). I do a big chunk of the cookbook coverage on the Concierge, and I generally try to find quirky, gifty, interesting books that may not have made their way onto others’ lists. I think I chose 15 of them this year, and I’d be happy to receive any one of them if I didn’t already have them all.
This is not the same list, however, as NPR’s 10 Best Cookbooks of 2015, which I’m still pulling out my hair over (the deadline’s tomorrow! plenty of time!) That will go live next Monday, Dec. 14th, so stay tuned.