Books for Food & Drink Lovers

The best cookbooks are the ones with clearly written recipes that have been tested by real chefs. To pass the publishing test, the recipes have gone through the ringer - unlike many on the web, which are often community or corporately generated and may not be all that good. The selection of cookbooks we carry at the Savory Pantry have not only passed the publishing test, but they've gotten passed our discriminating buyers as well who have stocked our shelves with the cream of the crop. Given the sheer volume of food and drink books out there, you'll be grateful to find the best new cookbooks and bar books all in one place.

What We Look for in Great New Cookbooks and Bar Books

First off, the recipes have to be appealing, clearly written, and speak to the here and now. That means we pay attention to our customers who want eat gluten-free recipes, vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, zero or low alcohol drinks; modern cooking incorporates lots of dietary needs, and the best cookbooks will include recipes to accommodate all comers. We also look for beautiful design: scrumptious photography, charming illustrations, well-made bindings. A book about food or drink should look as good as the food it's hawking.

The Best Cookbooks of 2021

Our stock is constantly evolving as we bring in the best cookbooks and cocktail books published each year. As food trends change so do the books: the current emphasis on cooking with locally sourced, organic ingredients matches right up with our selection. The kitchens of France, England, Italy, Asia, even Australia are well represented, but all are grounded in the reality that we are cooking from our American homes and we like to shop fresh and local.

La Vida Local

Our online shop serves the entire US with personalized customer service and speedy, careful shipping. Given our brick-and-mortar roots in Hot Springs Arkansas, and a second thriving store in Saratoga Springs, New York, we have reason to carry excellent books featuring Southern cooking and baking, and Southern drinking culture, and the flavors & lifestyle of the Northeast: Upstate New York's Hudson Valley, the Adirondacks, New England. And as Hot Springs and Saratoga Springs are both Class A horse racing towns, books that appeal to an equine crowd are well represented in our stock.

Food Gift Books and More

Perhaps our most unique proposition when it comes to cookbooks and bar books is how we pair them with our artisanal foods, kitchen, and barware for one-of-a-kind gifts. You'll find beautiful bundles with themes ranging from Bourbon Love to Farmhouse Breakfasts. Special attention is given to special occasion gifts from Mother's Day to Derby Day, from Christmas to Easter. When a well-chosen book is tucked into your gift basket, your present will be remembered for years to come.

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We are your gourmet concierge, standing by to create tasty, memorable food gifts for anyone and everyone on your list -- including you! No order or budget too big or too small.
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