Nine Deliciously Photographed Cookbooks to Satisfy Your Summer Appetite

Nine Deliciously Photographed Cookbooks to Satisfy Your Summer Appetite

Nine Deliciously Photographed Cookbooks to Satisfy Your Summer Appetite

by The Luupe

These cookbooks by Luupe photographers are making us hungry.

With so many recipe blogs popping up over the past few years, we often forget the art of the cookbook. Books you want to sit with, get covered in sauce and flour (or maybe try to avoid doing so!) and pass on to future generations.
Beyond the heartfelt stories of food and family, and the introduction to new cultures and experiences, what makes a great cookbook so deliciously inviting is the photography.
Below are ten of our favorite cookbooks photographed by members of The Luupe's community. Read, look, and get your hunger on today!
By Carla Kaya Perez-Gallardo, Hannah Black, and Wheeler.
Photos by Jessica Pettway.
About: Magically photographed by The Luupe's Jessica Pettway, this is a bold-flavored tropical comfort food cookbook from Lil' Deb's Oasis, the James Beard Award-nominated spot in Hudson, New York. With 70+ recipes, such as Charred Octopus in the Ink of Its Cousin, Sweet Plantains with Green Cream, Abuela's Flan, it's a "big-hearted celebration of food, love, and community," paired with essays on the restaurant's early days and the chefs' "navigation of the colonial histories entangled in their recipes' origins."

Cover Photo and Art Direction
: Ashley Corbin-Teich
Interior Photography: Ashley Corbin-Teich and Paul Delmont
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Creative Director: Sarah Anne Bargatze
Food Stylist: Alina Hardin
From the publisher: Tastemade presents 100 accessible recipes – a one-of-a-kind resource and guide made to inspire and empower cooks of all levels and experiences and create curiosity.
By Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen
Photographed and styled by Lauren Vied-Allen
Publisher: Ten Speed Press/ Penguin Random House

About the book: Ashley Christensen and Kaitlyn Goalen show how the freezer can become its own pantry – "the single most important tool in your kitchen" to save time and energy.
By Priya and Ritu Krishna
Photos by Mackenzie Smith Kelley
Food Styling: Judy Kim. First AD / Digital Tech / Everything: Lauren V. Allen, Production Assistant: Nancy Nuygen. Dishwasher / cheerleader: Shelly Krishna. Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
From the publisher: This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking—a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.
Priya’s mom, Ritu, taught herself to cook after moving to the U.S. while also working as a software programmer—her unique creations merging the Indian flavors of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favorites like spaghetti and PB&Js.
By Andrea Nguyen
Photos by Penny De Los Santos
Publisher: Ten Speed Press/ Penguin Randomhouse
From the publisher: Wrapped, rolled, or filled; steamed, fried, or baked–Asian dumplings are surprisingly easy to prepare and enjoy at home, as Andrea Nguyen demonstrates with more than 75 recipes photographed by The Luupe's Penny De Los Santos.
By Lindsay Christians.
Photos by Chris Hynes
Publisher: UW Press
From the publisher: From brats and burgers to bibimbap, Madison, Wisconsin's food scene looks substantially different than it did just a decade ago. Though the city has always been ahead of the locavore movement, a restaurant boom in the 2010s radically changed the dining landscape.
Even when individual eateries close or chefs move on, their ideas, connections, and creativity have lasting power. Much larger cities have been unable to match the culinary variety, innovation, and depth of talent found in Wisconsin’s state capital.
Lindsay Christians and Chris Hynes' take a beautifully written and photographed look at nine creative, intense, and dedicated chefs.
By Annelies Zijderveld
Photos by Stephanie Shih
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
From the publisher: "From morning eats to evening sweets, Steeped infuses your day with the flavors and fragrances of tea. Romance your oat porridge with rooibos, jazz up your brussels sprouts with jasmine, and charge your horchata with masala chai! Annelies Zijderveld's recipes include Matcha Chia Pudding Parfaits, Earl Grey Soba Noodle Salad, Green Tea Coconut Rice, Chamomile Buttermilk Pudding with Caramelized Banana, and more."
By Vanessa Sarraino
Photos by Joanna Wojewoda
About: The book includes holistic information and recipes for individuals with celiac disease and other autoimmune deficiencies.
This is Sarraino’s first information-based celiac and anti-inflammatory cookbook.
“This written creation was truly a work based on love and a strong desire to educate and help begin the journey of healing for autoimmune sufferers,
By Laura Lazzaroni
Photos by Laura La Monaca
Publisher: Giunti
About: Laura Lazzaroni and Laura La Monaca show readers how to make bread at home. It's a masterclass that examines all the variables involved, from the management of the yeast to the 'reading' of the dough, with tricks, advice, and clear explanations of even the most complex techniques. Want to learn how to turn sourdough-style bread into tasty seasoned bread, use ciabatta dough to make focaccia, turn soft milky bread into a fried bowler? This book beautifully shows how easy and fun it can be.
The Luupe
The Luupe is a one-stop production company that is raising the bar for professional brand imagery on a global scale. With a highly curated and diverse network of professional women and non-binary photo and video creators across 65+ countries around the world, we are reinventing how brands produce original, local, and authentic visual stories that connect with a global audience. Our mission is to champion and amplify diverse perspectives from around the world — in front of and behind the lens.
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