Of all the niche-subject cookbooks that have crossed our desks recently — on kinky cookies, miracle berries and seaweeds, and we are not making those up — the breakfast-for-dinner category seems most promising. Who hasn’t tucked into a stack of hotcakes or a silky omelet after dark?
A savvy book editor and a pair of millennial food lovers joined forces to create “Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!” (Quirk Books, February 2013; $19.95).
Co-authors Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth collaborate on the six-year-old LoveandOliveOil.com blog, which chronicles the married couple’s cooking exploits in their Nashville loft.
They represent a new breed of food writers who develop non-intimidating recipes and produce killer food photography to boot. Landis is smart enough to use the light from a wall of windows and keep the visual setups simple. (If you have a penchant for spoons, you’ll be happy.) Hackbarth eats, preps and does the dishes. This is a part-time gig for both: The one that pays the bill is their graphics and Web design business.