In recent years, we’ve seen a spate of cookbooks from siblings—the "Deen Bros. Cookbook" by Jamie and Bobby, sons of cookbook and Food TV doyenne Paula Deen, as well as the "Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook," by James Beard Award-winners Matt and Ted Lee. Here are some among the newest crop of sibling authors.
Title: Volt, ink. Recipes, Stories, Brothers
Author: Bryan and Michael Voltaggio
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Pub Date: October 25, 2011
Who and What: Known for competing against each other on season six of Bravo’s Top Chef, the brothers decided to join forces for their debut cookbook. The book features 80 recipes (40 from each) that cleverly focus on “food families” of ingredients (such as crustacean and legume). Also included, personal stories about Bryan’s and Michael’s childhood, and what inspires their very different styles of cooking.
Title: This Is a Cookbook: Recipes for Real Life
Author: Max and Eli Sussman
Publisher: Weldon Owen
Pub Date: September 10, 2012
Who and What: These 20-something hipsters wrote their first cookbook together (Freshman in the Kitchen: From Clueless Cook to Creative Chef) in 2008. Now, Max (chef de cuisine at Roberta’s in Brooklyn) and little brother Eli (a cook at Mile End Deli, also in Brooklyn) tackle more than 60 recipes aimed at young cooks working in (most often tiny) home kitchens. Recipes, like grilled meatball sandwiches and butter-poached cod are organized by occasions such as “lazy brunches” and “night in.”
Title: The Looneyspoons Collection
Author: Janet and Greta Podleski
Publisher: Hay House
Pub Date: November 1, 2012
Who and What: These quirky sisters, known for their healthy recipes, nutrition tips, and “corny humor,” have written three bestselling cookbooks in Canada, and are now taking on U.S. comfort food with a healthy twist, including gluten-free and vegetarian dishes. “Honey, I Shrunk My Thighs” is the name of a recipe for honey-garlic baked chicken thighs, along with “Pimped Out Pumpkin Pie Pancakes” and “The Rolling Scones.”
Title: The Gluten-Free Table: The Lagasse Girls Share Their Favorite Meals
Author: Jilly Lagasse and Jessie Lagasse Swanson
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Pub Date: October 9, 2012
Who and What: This sibling pair (daughters of celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse) were brought up on dad’s rich, Louisiana-style cooking, but faced a serious challenge when they were both diagnosed with gluten allergies. The sisters worked together, changing everything—from their ingredients to the way they ate and thought about food. Their book has recipes for everything: appetizers, soups, salads, sides, entrees, and desserts, from reworked Southern classics to family favorites.