Stills from Le Pigeon: The Cookbook courtesy Ten Speed Press
Ten Speed Press released its fall 2013 catalog today, which contains drop dates for books from two Portland institutions. Le Pigeon: The Cookbook, by Gabriel Rucker and Andrew Fortgang, hits shelves on September 17. Pok Pok, the cookbook by Andy Ricker (with JJ Goode) follows on October 29, 2013.
Le Pigeon: The Cookbook, dubbed a "serious yet playful collection" of 150 recipes spanning 336 pages, promises to celebrate Rucker's familiar "high-low extremes in cooking" (and the screengrab above reveals the Le Pigeon burger's on the menu). The book includes a forward by NYC chef/Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio and was co-written by Meredith Erickson, best known for co-authoring The Art of Living According to Joe Beef.
Stills from Pok Pok courtesy Ten Speed Press
Pok Pok, meanwhile, is described as "an indispensable guide to making Thai dishes at home," with Ricker guiding home cooks through "classic recipes for simple and delicious Thai dishes, as well as the fundamental master recipes of Thai cooking and a primer in techniques and favor profiles." JJ Goode, co-author of April Bloomfield's A Girl and Her Pig, gets a co-author credit.
Other local cookbooks of interest: Lake Oswego's gluten-free Crave Bake Shop will also release a cookbook on September 10, featuring baker Kyra Bussanich's gluten-free recipes for cupcakes, cookies, and other treats featured at the bakery (and on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars).
· Ten Speed Press Cookbook Catalog - Fall 2013 [Ten Speed via Eater SF]
· All Previous Book Club Coverage [Eater PDX]