Food Love: The Kinfolk Table & Coi Stories and Recipes

If you’re getting stuck for food-related holiday gift ideas, these new cookery books by Coi in San Francisco and print and online food magazine Kinfolk are sure to get you salivating this afternoon.

Recently featured in our Food for Thought report, Edible FlowersCoi Stories and Recipes, by American chef Daniel Patterson, features a mouthwatering array of photos, essays and recipes that reflect the evolution of this Californian, locavore restaurant. Opened in 2006 in the North Beach area of the city, Coi has become renowned for its ever-rotating eight-course, tasting menu, which lays heavy focus on regionally grown and sourced ingredients that endeavor to add a sense of time and place to dishes – a topic we explore further in our Food Flavors report. Read more about the book in an interview between head chef Patterson and Phaidon’s commissioning editor, Emma Robertson.

Next up is the team behind the Canada-based food and lifestyle publication – and Stylesight favorite – Kinfolk, who have filled a hefty 400 pages with collected recipes, conversations, gatherings and tales of adventure, in their new book, The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings. Utilizing Kinfolk’s creative network of photographers, bloggers, food enthusiasts, designers and friends from around the word, “the book reflects our ideas about the way we believe entertaining should be: comfortable, simple, slow and meaningful,” explains founding editor Nathan Williams.

“The main cities we chose to focus on were Brooklyn, Copenhagen, our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and the English countryside. Of course, great food and even greater people extend beyond these borders, so we’ve added a Wandering Table section featuring tales from Salt Lake City to family secrets.”

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings is available via the Kinfolk website, while Coi Stories and Recipes can be purchased via Phaidon. Be sure to check out our Edible Flowers report. – Samantha Fox

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