Food writing is coming full circle: Bloggers who first disdained the print world are now getting cookbooks published. Good for them.

When the cooking blogs first took off, Deb Perelman’s Smitten Kitchen quickly became a favorite, for her friendly writing and her obsession with testing recipes until she decided on the very best one. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook (Knopf, $35) has the same homey, simple recipes and writing as the blog, and photography that has the rich look of old paintings.

All in a handy form that you can keep on a bookshelf.

— The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)