Corby Kummer is a food critic with The Atlantic and a contributing editor for Boston Magazine. In addition to reviewing restaurants and writing books, Kummer also diligently reads and rates cookbooks.

"The great thing about cookbooks is that people still like cooking from them — not from iPads where you get them greasy or wet" Kummer said. "It's one of the few things where people actually want the book."

On Wednesday, Kummer joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on "Boston Public Radio" with his list of the best cookbooks of 2013.

Corby Kummer's list: