Cookbooks
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Fäviken by Magnus Nilsson
Cloudberries, reindeer lichen, and black grouse aren’t the sorts of ingredients everyone has in his or her pantry or local environment, but that shouldn’t prevent home cooks and food lovers from being enchanted and inspired by Chef Magnus Nilsson’s new cookbook, Fäviken.
May 2, 2019
Fire In My Belly by Kevin Gillespie with David Joachim
Fans of Chef Kevin Gillespie, it’s time to tie on your aprons and pull out the pork belly! This cookbook has everything you could want and more, from personal stories about being an overweight kid to learning to cook like a chef. Oh, right, and page after page of absoultely mouthwatering recipes for you to make at home. Come for the stories, stay for the food.
May 2, 2019
The Blue Bottle Craft of Coffee by James Freeman, Caitlin Freeman, and Tara Duggan
Even among the host of very excellent coffee roasters that populate San Francisco’s hilly streets, Blue Bottle Coffee is legendary. You can’t walk through the Ferry Building without being drawn lemming-like to the aroma of their espresso, and spotting one of their carts at the farmers’ market or random street corner feels akin to winning the lottery. Yes, their coffee is very good.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Irish Shortbread Toffee Bars
Of my hundreds of cherished cookbooks, my old school community cookbooks rank at the top of the class. (Bonus points if written by a Southern Junior League!) I love reading these retro tomes for entertainment, but they are often the first place I turn for new recipe inspiration, as well. Last week I dusted off a particular favorite—Notably Nashville—for a little late night reading.
May 2, 2019
Handwritten Recipes by Michael Popek
Why would someone tuck a recipe for Chicken and Spaghetti Casserole in the pages of Michael Crichton’s Sphere? Could that Dutch Apple Cake be someone’s long-lost family recipe? Michael Popek has spent years with these mysteries while collecting recipes from the used books at his shop, first for his blog Handwritten Recipes and now for this cookbook.
May 2, 2019
The Meat Lover’s Meatless Celebrations by Kim O’Donnel
With all the meat-heavy meals this time of year, the holidays can leave vegans and vegetarians feeling rather left out of the party. Tofurkey can only do so much! Here is a book that aims to fill the gap with some holiday-worthy vegetarian dishes to truly get excited about eating. And not just vegetarians — Meatless Celebrations is packed with tasty dishes that will appeal to everyone sitting at the table regardless of their stance on roast turkey.
May 2, 2019
Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays by Jeanne Sauvage
Hip hip hooray! Here’s a gluten-free baking book just in time for the holidays! All your favorites are here, from cutout cookies and rugelach to bûche de noël and pumpkin pie. No need to miss out on tasty holiday treats this year — Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays will help fill your cookie tray.• Who wrote it: Jeanne Sauvage• Who published it: Chronicle Books• Number of recipes: 60• Recipes for right now: All of them!
May 2, 2019
Salty Snacks by Cynthia Nims
Throwing a cocktail party this holiday season? Going to a potluck? Doing any kind of entertaining at all?! Yup, Salty Snacks is going to be a lifesaver. With clever ideas for everything from cheese straws to something simply (and temptingly) called “Deviled Bacon,” we definitely won’t be bringing the same dish twice to any parties this season.
May 2, 2019
Secrets of the Best Chefs by Adam Roberts
It’s difficult to fully explain how fantastic this book is without just putting it into your hands and pushing you into a comfy chair for the afternoon. Adam Roberts has spent the past year traveling from kitchen to kitchen, gleaning secrets, tips, and recipes from the best chefs in the country. This is the result: a tome of collective culinary know-how that simultaneously entertains, engages, and educates.
May 2, 2019
The Mini Minimalist by Mark Bittman
I imagine this little set tucked between the bananas and the microwave, ready and waiting for the moment someone asks, “What should we have for dinner?” Unlike Mark Bittman’s previous kitchen bibles How to Cook Everything and How to Cook Everything Vegetarian, these slim hand-sized books contain just the basics: those essential recipes for soups, salads, and main courses that Bittman thinks you should have on-hand come dinner time. And really, that’s all we need.
May 2, 2019
Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking by Kelli and Peter Bronski
Here is your one-stop shop for gluten-free cooking and baking. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner — you’re covered. In Artisanal Gluten-Free Cooking, Kelli and Peter Bronski give us a collection of recipes that prove beyond a doubt that going gluten-free doesn’t mean sacrificing favorite foods or great flavor.
May 2, 2019
Vegan Eats World by Terry Hope Romero
Who knew seitan could sound so sexy? Terry Hope Romero manages to do just that and so very much more. In her latest vegan cookbook, Vegan Eats World, she dips into the dishes and flavors of Morocco, Thailand, India, Poland, Jamaica, and many more food-loving cuisines from around the world, vegan-style. Vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, however you identify yourself, we’ve hit the jackpot with this one.
May 2, 2019
Home Baked by Hanne Risgaard
A lot of cookbooks pass through my kitchen, each with their own specialness and things that make them lovable. But every so often, there is one cookbook that stops me in my tracks. That’s what Home Baked did to me. This book of Nordic breads is something completely different and totally intriguing.
May 2, 2019
Fifty Shades of Chicken by FL Fowler
If you’ve been wondering what to get your sassy best friend who cracks the raunchiest jokes at the party and cooks fabulous meals in her spare time, look no further. Fifty Shades of Chicken is a spoof on the best-selling novel Fifty Shades of Gray that replaces heroine Anastasia Steele with a big-breasted chicken and Christian Grey with the strong and competent hands of a very handsome chef. Yup, this cookbook definitely takes “hot and sultry” to a whole new level.
May 2, 2019
15 Cookbooks from 2012 That Made Me Love Cooking More
What a great year for cookbooks. Despite the almost daily release of a new culinary app, and despite the thousands of incredible online cooking resources [wink, wink] and the continuing explosion of cooking shows, people are still enamored of good old-fashioned cookbooks.
May 2, 2019
Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
This is a cookbook about real farm-to-table Japanese cooking, but it’s also about something more ephemeral. The way ingredients look, smell, and feel before you even get them into the kitchen. Trusting your instincts. Using what you have right this instant rather than making lists and grand plans. With simple, nourishing dishes and richly detailed stories of Japanese farm life, Nancy Sington Hachisu creates a whole world between the fabric-bound covers of this book.
May 2, 2019
Cooking Confidence by Joanne Weir
Raise your hand if you’re resolving to keep your fridge stocked with fresh ingredients and cook more meals at home this coming year. You’re not alone! However, if you’re feeling slightly intimidated by your resolution, Joanne Weir is here to help. Her latest cookbook is Cooking Confidence, and it will coach you through everything you need to put a fabulous dinner on the table.
May 2, 2019
Modern Flavors of Arabia by Suzanne Husseini
This is definitely not a cookbook you want to read while hungry because making a decision on what to make would be impossible. The cheese bread rolls, flecked with herbs and soft feta? Falafel stuffed into pita, classic and sure to satisfy? Or wait, what about the lamb meatballs in that tahini sauce? See what I mean? Even when hunger isn’t a factor, choosing which recipe to make first from Modern Flavors of Arabia is nigh on impossible!
May 2, 2019
Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin
If you’re looking for a new project (or three!) to tackle this year, fermented foods are where it’s at. We’re talking things like homemade kimchi, creamy Greek yogurt, and maybe even a bottle of mead or two. Why not?! With Real Food Fermentation by Alex Lewin as our guide for all things fermented, brined, and funky-fied, projects like these become totally doable.
May 2, 2019
True Food by Andrew Weil
It’s the brand spankin’ new year and with this fresh start often comes a desire to make changes and improvements in our daily diet. While this is an admirable pursuit, sometimes in our enthusiasm we tend towards extreme depravation which is never sustainable and only leads to failure. What’s needed is a sensible plan, one that is varied, delicious and interesting and (whoopsie!) just happens to be really good for you.
May 2, 2019
Come In, We’re Closed by Christine Carroll and Jody Eddy
Even chefs have to eat. And, boy, do they eat! Staff meals, served family-style in the dead zone between the lunch hour and arrival of the first dinner guests, are made of the odd bits and leftover scraps from the restaurant’s regular menu dishes. But don’t think this means that these dishe are boring, sloppy, or otherwise unexciting.
May 2, 2019
The Meat Free Monday Cookbook
Is one of your resolutions to eat less meat this year? From the minds behind the Meat Free Monday campaign, this beautifully photographed cookbook will walk you through an entire year of meat-free Mondays. That’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner taken care of….every Monday…for an entire year. Fruits, vegetables, and grains galore. What’s not to love?
May 2, 2019
Martha’s American Food by Martha Stewart
This book could just as easily be titled Martha’s Comfort Food because that is really what she’s given us here. From Philly Cheesesteak to Buckeye Candies, these are the foods that trigger deep childhood memories and that link us to a certain time and place. Keep this book handy because it’s a collection of recipes you’ll be dipping into again and again.
May 2, 2019
Sweet Macarons by Mercotte
I find it impossible to pass by a bakery selling macarons and resist stopping in for a sample. Or two. Making them at home isn’t all that difficult, but there are a few tricks of the trade that can set you up for success. Equal parts enlightening and inspiring, this colorful cookbook from the French blogger Mercotte is all you need to get started making your own crunchy cream-filled confections.
May 2, 2019
Carnivore: 120 Recipes for Meat Lovers by Michael Symon
Paleo folks and other omnivores, your attention please. (Vegetarians and vegans, you may want to look away for a moment — try here or here!) This book is an homage to all things meaty and good. It does not hold any punches. You want your braised lamb neck? We got your braised lamb neck! Or at least, Chef Michael Symon does.
May 2, 2019
Preserving Wild Foods by Matthew Weingarten and Raquel Pelzel
In Preserving Wild Foods, chef Matthew Weingarten and collaborator Raquel Pelzel celebrate wild and seasonal foods of the coastline, pasture, garden, forest, and wetland — and the preservation techniques that can make these treasures available year-round.
May 2, 2019
Clean Food by Terry Walters
Nix the preachy diet-lingo. Forget memorizing rules or doling out calories. If you’re looking to jumpstart a new habit of healthy eating without involving the word “diet,” Terry Walter’s revised Clean Food is what you want. Season by season, this book gives you all the tools, recipes, and encouragement you need to change the way you eat and help you stick with it.
May 2, 2019
Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich
I have a lot of cookbooks. A lot. I haven’t counted them but it’s probably in the triple digits. And of those scores of titles, there are only three dedicated to desserts. One is by Maida Heatter, another is by Lindsey Shere and the final is this one, Pure Dessert by Alice Medrich. Read on for why this book has a special place on my shelf.I don’t shun desserts but I don’t make them that frequently.
May 2, 2019
Meringue by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evans Gardner
I love meringue. Love it. The whole phenomenon of crunching into a meringue and feeling the crisp fragments dissolve like a sugary snowflake on my tongue is one of the best things ever. So I am feeling especially giddy about this new book by Linda K. Jackson and Jennifer Evans Gardner, which is devoted entirely to this magical confection in all its various forms.• Who wrote it: Linda K.
May 2, 2019
SPQR: Modern Italian Food and Wine by Shelley Lindgren and Matthew Accarrino
I’ve never been to San Francisco’s acclaimed SPQR restaurant, but that hasn’t stopped me from thoroughly enjoying Shelley Lindgren and Matthew Accarrino’s cookbook. Indeed, the wine director and executive chef make it a point that this isn’t a restaurant cookbook but rather a passeggiata, or stroll, through the ancient Roman roads of central and northern Italy.
May 2, 2019
The Naked Brewer by Christina Perozzi and Hallie Beaune
Homebrewers are generally a jolly lot, and the people who write about homebrewing are even more so. I’ll tell you now, The Naked Brewer will make you laugh out loud. These ladies are seriously funny — and they know their stuff, too. You’ll want your notebooks handy, my homebrewing friends, because even as it entertains, this book is all about helping you brew better beer.
May 2, 2019
The Dahlia Bakery Cookbook by Tom Douglas and Shelley Lance
I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Dahlia Bakery in Seattle, Washington, and by the looks of their recently released cookbook, it sounds like I’m missing out. Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar, Mascarpone, and Jam? Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Crackly Crust? Hello! You’re totally speaking my language. Until I can sample these treats from the source, I’ll have to content myself with the recipes.
May 2, 2019
Orlando Gough’s Recipe Journal: A Cookbook Well Worth Seeking Out
OK. I know this is going to be a bit of a hard sell, since most of our readers are in the US and the book I’m about to talk about is only available in the UK. I completely understand it that this may be a huge barrier for some of you. But I’m so taken with Orlando Gough’s Recipe Journal that I can’t help but share it! I can say with confidence that it was absolutely worth the effort to get it from London, England to my home in Oakland, California.
May 2, 2019
Sunset Edible Garden Cookbook
• Who wrote it: The Editors of Sunset Magazine• Who published it: Oxmoor House• Number of recipes: About 180• Recipes for right now: Asian Greens and Tofu Soup, Gorgonzola and Radicchio Risotto, Pappardelle with Chicken and Winter Greens, Lamb Stew with Roasted Red Peppers, Molten Cheese Gnocchi, Whole Wheat Lasagna with Butternut Squash and Kale• Other highlights: This is one of those books that is equal parts resource and cookbook.
May 2, 2019
D’Lish Deviled Eggs by Kathy Casey
• Who wrote it: Kathy Casey• Who published it: Andrews McMeel• Number of recipes: 50• Recipes for right now: Smoked Salmon with Sour Cream & Chives Deviled Eggs, Firecracker BBQ Pork Deviled Eggs, Bloody Mary Deviled Eggs, Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs, Old-School Onion Dip Deviled Eggs, Sunny Roasted Red Pepper Deviled Eggs• Other highlights: It’s impossible not to love a deviled egg, in my opinion.
May 2, 2019
The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila
• Who wrote it: Alana Chernila• Who published it: Clarkson Potter• Number of recipes: 101• Recipes for right now: Yogurt, Maple Popcorn, Sauerkraut, Potato Leek Soup, Pudding, Chicken Nuggets, Veggie Burgers, Lasagne, Breadsticks, Chai, Peanut Butter Cups, Fig Bars• Other highlights: There are a few things that I love about this book and why it has earned a spot on my very crowded shelf.
May 2, 2019
The Sweet Book of Candy Making
Working with sugar can be a little scary, or so a lot of people think. The Sweet Book of Candy Making is determined to quell those worries by explaining everything you need to know to make candy in the comfort of your own kitchen, just like your Grandma!
May 2, 2019
Betty Crocker Cookbook: Newlywed Edition
Although I’m not a newlywed, I’m always interested in cookbooks geared to people starting out on a culinary journey together. When done well, these kinds of cookbooks usually include a helpful overview of the basics, including cooking techniques and pictures that make you actually want to eat the food — great for people just learning to cook on their own or together. So how did Betty Crocker’s version play out?
May 2, 2019
Dirt Candy by Amanda Cohen and Ryan Dunlavey
Amanda Cohen owns Dirt Candy, a vegetarian, or more accurately a vegetable, restaurant in the East Village of New York. We already know that vegetarian food has moved far beyond its 1960’s hippie reputation, but you may not know exactly how far unless you’ve experienced Ms. Cohen’s bold, sassy, vegetable-focused food.
May 2, 2019
The River Cottage Fish Book by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher
• Who wrote it: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Nick Fisher• Who published it: Ten Speed Press• Number of recipes: 135 straight-up recipes along with many tutorials on things like filleting fish, smoking fish, and preparing squid.
May 2, 2019
The Country Cooking of Greece by Diane Kochilas
Greek food — real, fresh, diverse Greek food — is often underrepresented here in the States. Sure, you can find a “Greek salad” anywhere, but from the mountains to the islands, Greece is a country of many different regions and dishes. Fortunately, for those of us who love Greek cuisine and want to learn more, there’s The Country Cooking of Greece by Diane Kochilas.
May 2, 2019
How to Boil an Egg by Rose Carrarini
• Who wrote it: Rose Carrarini• Who published it: Phaidon Press• Number of recipes: 84• Recipes for right now: Green Fried Eggs, Eggs Baked in Dashi, Date & Walnut Scones, Lemon Pancakes, Italian Egg Soup, Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi, Egg Salad with Arame & Rice, Chocolate & Orange Polenta Cake, Bread & Butter Pudding• Other highlights: It takes a book like this to truly appreciate how versatile an egg can be.
May 2, 2019
The Drunken Botanist by Amy Stewart
Spring officially arrives this week, and what better time for the release of Amy Stewart’s delightful new book, The Drunken Botanist. As you’re planning your garden, foraging for wild plants, or simply looking for a good cocktail recipe (and cocktail party conversation topics!), you don’t want to miss this entertaining and illuminating guide to “the plants that create the world’s great drinks.
May 2, 2019
Meatless from The Kitchens of Martha Stewart Living
The test kitchens at Martha Stewart are never idle for long! Hot on the heels of Martha’s American Food, we have this new collection of 100% meat-free recipes. But it’s not just for vegetarians! With over 200 recipes for everything from pot pie to tacos, there’s plenty here for anyone who’s trying to eat a little less meat this year.
May 2, 2019
Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook by Jessica Goldman Foung
I am borrowing this book from a friend, and as you can see, it is already well-loved. Which is interesting, actually, because my friend is not on a low-sodium diet, and neither is anyone in her family. Such is the power of Jessica Goldman Foung’s enthusiasm for her low-sodium lifestyle, one she did not adopt by choice but rather after being diagnosed with Lupus.
May 2, 2019
Salt Sugar Smoke by Diana Henry
“I am a home cook,” writes Diana Henry, and this is the approach she takes in Salt Sugar Smoke. “I have done everything in this book in a gentle way and didn’t spend much on new equipment.” Yet the results are glorious: sumptuous fruit jams and curds, savory smoked meats and salted fish, and a very international lineup of condiments, syrups, alcohols, and pickles.
May 2, 2019
Classic Snacks Made From Scratch by Casey Barber
Buried deep in our childhood, or perhaps in the back of the cupboard, we each have a junk food that we secretly love beyond all reason. Hostess cupcakes or apple pies from McDonalds. Sour Patch Kids at the movies or tater tots still hot from the fryer. Go on. It’s ok to admit it. Especially since Casey Barber has just handed us the keys to the snack aisle with her new book Classic Snacks Made from Scratch. Same favorite snacks, fewer unpronounceable ingredients.
May 2, 2019
Try This At Home by Richard Blais
This is a guy who gives new meaning to the idea of playing with your food. Whether it’s skewering french toast on cinnamon sticks for brunch-ready finger food or making cheez-whiz foam for a burger, Richard Blais is definitely having fun in the kitchen. His enthusiasm is infectious. I want to cook from this book and I want to do it right now.
May 2, 2019
One Pan, Two Plates by Carla Snyder
If you are the type of person who hates eating the same thing for dinner two nights in a row but also doesn’t want to spend hours making dinner every single evening, then I think you’ll be interested in this new cookbook. One Pan, Two Plates is full of one-pot (or one-skillet!) meals that come together in a flash and won’t leave you a lot of leftovers to deal with. Sound like your kind of party? Read on.
May 2, 2019
Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking by Cybele Pascal
For individuals and families with food allergies, going out to eat or ordering takeout is not always an option, even if the cook is busy or tired. Cybele Pascal’s Allergy-Free and Easy Cooking offers a solution with recipes for homey comfort foods and restaurant favorites that can be on the table in 30 minutes or less.
May 2, 2019
Grace’s Sweet Life by Grace Massa Langlois
I’ve never met a cannoli that I didn’t like. Or a panna cotta. Or a scoop of gelato. Let’s just say that it would take a stronger person than myself to resist the lure of a fine Italian cake or pastry. Grace Massa Langlois is a lady after my own heart, and her dedication to all things sweet and good have led to this delightful cookbook of classic Italian desserts.
May 2, 2019
The Little Paris Kitchen by Rachel Khoo
Have you, perhaps, forgotten how délicieux French food can be? This is Rachel Khoo’s worst fear, and she is determined not to let the situation get out of hand. If your idea of French cuisine is fussy technique and loads of butter, wait until you see her muffin tin croque madames and her chicken dumpling soup. In her tiny Paris apartment with its two-burner stove, Rachel Khoo reminds all of us how truly phenomenal French food can be.
May 2, 2019
Rachel’s Irish Family Food by Rachel Allen
Irish food doesn’t often get the acclaim it deserves. Irish celebrity chef Rachel Allen is changing that little by little all over the world, literally. She was in Dubai last week and in NYC this week, and her fan base continues to grow like wild fire.  It’s because she presents Irish cuisine with a breath of fresh air, including modern takes on traditional dishes. St.
May 2, 2019
Comfort Food Makeovers from America’s Test Kitchen
Put a bowl of creamy, crumb-topped mac n’ cheese on the cover of any book and I am oath-bound to pick it up. But this isn’t just any mac n’ cheese. This is a mac n’ cheese makeover — a lighter version developed by those exacting and perfectionist cooks over at America’s Test Kitchen, and it’s just one of over 175 comfort food recipes they tweaked and remodeled. Half the fat and still deserving of the Test Kitchen’s stamp of tasty approval?
May 2, 2019
The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen by Matt Lee & Ted Lee
The Lee Brothers are back! Are you ready for another round of great Southern classics? If you’re response to cornmeal-crusted fried fish and cake dripping with caramel frosting is to tuck a napkin into your collar and grab a fork, then I’d say you’re ready.
May 2, 2019
Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel
Except for a few minor quibbles, I think Bouchon Bakery is one of the most perfect books on home baking available today. Even before taking it into the kitchen, I was excited and inspired just to look through its almost 400 pages of recipes, tips, photographs, and profiles.
May 2, 2019
Every Grain of Rice by Fuchsia Dunlop
If you had to pick three words to describe Chinese cooking, what would they be? Would they be “frugal,” “healthy,” and “delicious”? If not, they will be after spending some time with Fuchsia Dunlop’s new book. Every Grain of Rice is about the kinds of fresh and simple vegetable-based dishes that make up everyday Chinese home cooking.
May 2, 2019
Seriously Simple Parties by Diane Rossen Worthington
I tend to be a fairly nervous, overly-anxious hostess of dinner parties, and I am always envious of my friends who can casually finish a roast while simultaneously carrying on a conversation and pouring wine. Whether you identify with me or with my put-together friends, Seriously Simple Parties is a book that we can all appreciate. It’s full of solid party-throwing advice and the kinds of recipes that will have you looking for an excuse to invite people over.
May 2, 2019
Leon: Family & Friends by Kay Plunkett-Hogge and John Vincent
Leon: Family & Friends is the fourth publication from Leon, the UK’s “naturally fast food” chain, but this isn’t your typical fast food, or your typical restaurant cookbook. Like the eatery, the book’s design and recipes are unpretentious, fresh, and fun, with something for everyone.
May 2, 2019
Indian Vegetarian Feast by Anjum Anand
“Indians are alchemists of the vegetarian table,” writes Anjum Anand, and her new cookbook merges India’s rich culinary traditions with a fresh, modern perspective. Indian Vegetarian Feast should appeal to both vegetarians and omnivores looking for simple, healthy weeknight recipes and beautiful dishes to impress dinner party guests.
May 2, 2019
Saved By Cake by Marian Keyes
Never underestimate the power of cake. Or perhaps more accurately, the process of baking one. Novelist Marian Keyes discovered this while in the midst of a crushing depression and hasn’t stopped baking since. The glitter-topped, rainbow-tinted, frosting-filled baked treats that came from this time in her life are the absolute opposite of depressed — they are joyful, full of life, and just plain fun.
May 2, 2019
Short & Sweet: The Best of Home Baking by Dan Lepard
Imagine you had a tiny expert baker who you could put in your apron pocket and take with you into the kitchen. This baker would offer helpful tips at appropriate moments, “It’s ok that your sauce separated — just keep whisking!” and nudge you toward new recipes, “Try the Jammy Lamingtons. Trust me.
May 2, 2019
Patisserie: Mastering The Fundamentals of French Pastry by Christophe Felder
If Dan Lepard’s new cookbook Short & Sweet is the one-stop shop for homey everyday sweets and baked goods, Patisserie is the one-stop shop for all things classic and French. Want to become the master of puff pastry? Craft your own pulled-sugar roses? Drap petits fours with fondant? With over 3,200 step-by-step photos and 210 recipes in 800 pages, this book will show you exactly how to do all of these things and more. Wowzas.
May 2, 2019
Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley
Are you ready to be wrapped in a big ol’ bear hug of awesome? One that smells like fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies and the unbeatable huevos rancheros you first ate on a trip to Mexico when you were a teen? Then turn to the first page of this graphic food memoir by comic artist Lucy Knisley and prepare to settle in for a happy afternoon of reading.
May 2, 2019
Cooking with Flowers by Miche Bacher
This book took me completely by surprise. I expected salads with nasturtiums and candied rose petals — pretty, light-hearted recipes. I did not expect to be plunged deep into a world of vibrant color, flavors running from honey-sweet to spicy-peppery, and recipe ideas so exciting and perfect that I felt the immediate need to “Make. Now.” Thank goodness spring is finally here and the first flowers are ready to be picked…for my dinner.
May 2, 2019
Chloe’s Vegan Desserts by Chloe Coscarelli
“Go ahead and lick the spoon — there are no worries when you bake vegan!” As a guilty spoon-licker myself, reading this made me laugh out loud. I had to concede the point. These are the exact same decadent, caramel-drizzled, chocolatey, creamy desserts we know and love, but made without a single egg or drop of dairy milk entering the picture. Chloe Coscarelli won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars with her vegan Chocolate Orange Cupcakes (yes, the recipe is in the book!
May 2, 2019
An Apple a Day by Karen Berman and Melissa Petitto
As we all know, an apple a day keeps the doctor away — and now we have no excuses! This book will have us looking at apples in a whole new way as we work our way through recipes for apple hand pies, crunchy apple-filled salads, apples roasted with chicken, and applicious drinks and cocktails. Get out your paring knives and your vegetable peelers: it’s about to get apple-y up in here.
May 2, 2019