Best Cookbooks 2011

The Very Best Cookbooks of 2011

Our Pick: Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

It'd be an understatement to say that here at YumSugar, we do a lot of cooking — and for new ideas and fresh inspiration, there's no better source than restaurants and cookbooks. At a time when close-to-the-source food has been making a comeback, there've been a dizzying number of books guiding the way when it came to making homemade food.

With so many new titles making waves this year, it was hard to choose our top picks, so for a little help, we turned to other respected cooks who'd know best: our readers! Without further delay, here are our favorite (and your favorite) books from the year.