April 2017 – Monthly RoundupApril 25, 2017 by Jenny
The months seem to fly by as I wade through piles of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and more. The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf.
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Now to the roundup – just when I thought March was a doozy of a month, April plowed in with over 150 titles. There is a nice selection this month from international cuisines to restaurant cookbook (sometimes those are one in the same for example Nopalito), memoirs from beloved chefs and food personalities, Food52 is back with two new titles, one on ice cream and one on salad (it’s all about balance, folks), a few bloggers debuted this month (Add a Pinch) and many more. This month I’m going to attempt to simplify things. Instead of publishing a Roundup that will take members until mid-June to read, I’m going to share blurbs about books that we will be doing promotions for (there are a great many promotions coming your way) and are of greater interest to the majority of our members. Then for more specialized titles, I will do a paragraph or two, highlighting those at the end of each country section. All the titles deserve a place on the roundup, but in streamlining this monthly endeavor, I won’t overwhelm our members.
Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes for No-Knead Loaves
& Meals to Savor Every Slice by Alexandra Stafford is
the debut cookbook from the writer behind Alexandra’s
Kitchen. To learn more about this title head to our review and recipe post, then be sure to enter
our giveaway for three copies plus a
special gift from the author.
Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt, Jessica Washburn and Maria Zizka joins the list of wonderful books under the Tartine umbrella. For more information on Tartine All Day see our review and recipe post and be sure to enter our contest to win a copy for yourself. Elisabeth has an event scheduled in May.
Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen by Gonzalo Guzmán and Stacy Adimando is a stunner of a book from the head chef at San Francisco’s popular restaurant Nopalito, featuring 100 Mexican dishes with a Californian vibe. Techniques, insights into Mexican food and culture and favorite recipes from the restaurant are included.
Casa Marcela: Recipes and Food Stories of My Life in the Californias by Marcela Valladolid is the third cookbook from the Food Network personality and this one is by far my favorite. The first two were more basic, in my opinion, and here she hits her stride. Gorgeous photographs are plentiful throughout this book and recipes for Braised Beef Tongue Tacos in Green Salsa, Grilled Shrimp Burritos with Chile Peanut Butter, and Pork Shoulder in Morita-Hoisin Sauce will keep the experienced cook happy and content. Page 79 has a photograph of her cookbook collection – Marcela needs to join Eat Your Books!
Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes by Jami Curl, owner of the Portland-based candy company, QUIN, offers 200 recipes using real, natural ingredients for lollipops to marshmallows. This is the debut cookbook from “the new Willy Wonka”. Candy is Magic is a delightful book that is perfect for beginners and experts alike. Flavor guides and instructions for gift kits and candy parties are also included. Curl is a magician who makes creating confections look like a breeze.
Maggie Austin Cake: Artistry and Technique by Maggie Austin is the debut book from the cake designer whose work has been seen on The Today Show and in the White House. Many step-by-step photographs of techniques and cakes that are truly works of art fill this book. There are basic recipes contained in this title but the majority of its pages are devoted to design – truly a stunning book.
Food52: Ice Cream and Friends: 60 Recipes and Riffs for Sorbets, Sandwiches, No-Churn Ice Creams, and More brings us the best recipes from Food52 contributors. Such creamy delights as Cinnamon roll ice cream, Saltine-brownie ice cream sandwiches and Burnt toast ice cream. Food52: Mighty Salads: 60 New Ways to Turn Salad into Dinner and Make-Ahead Lunches, Too has me rethinking salad. Recipes include Thai Pork Salad with Crisped Rice, Roasted Potato Salad with Mustard-Walnut Vinaigrette, and Fried Eggplant, Tomato & Peach Salad with Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette.
Good Veg: Ebullient Vegetables, Global Flavors–A Modern Vegetarian Cookbook by Alice Hart is a reissue of Alice’s UK book The New Vegetarian and a promotion is planned here for our members. This is a beautiful book full of vibrant photographs with recipes that are packed with flavor and good for us. Sweet Potato Cakes with Lime and Avocado, Ziti with Broccoli and Toasted Pine Nuts and Slow-Baked Artichoke Frittata are just a few recipes that caught my eye.
Fress: Bold Flavors from a Jewish Kitchen by Emma Spitzer brings together a mix of Middle-Eastern and Eastern European flavors with this contemporary Jewish cookbook. 100 recipes that every home cook can easily recreate in their kitchen is shared along with gorgeous photographs. Spitzer states, “Fress is the realization of a dream to bring classic, Jewish dishes into the modern day, in a book where the recipes are both accessible and exciting for the home cook to create.” We are indexing this title and planning a full promotion.
King Solomon’s Table: A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World by Joan Nathan is the prolific author’s most beautiful title to date. Joan takes us around the globe and brings us a world of Jewish cooking. The recipes in this book are so incredibly tempting – Macedonian Leek and Meat Patties, Persian Chicken Soup with Gundi, and Multi-Seeded Fennel-Flavored Challah are just a few examples. The author has a number of events planned.
The South’s Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection by Matt Moore is a pork and barbecue lover’s dream come true. Moore has gathered the best ‘cue secrets to be had from all parts with recipes for the five mother sauces, Spicy Korean Pork, Rice Wine Vinegar and Miso Braised Collard Greens and Fried Banana Pudding. This book is an exciting look at the barbecue scene. Look for a promotion soon and check out our calendar for Matt’s tour schedule.
The Book of Greens: A Cook’s Compendium of 40 Varieties, from Arugula to Watercress, with More Than 175 Recipes by Jenn Louis and Kathleen Squires is a compilation of more than 175 recipes for simple, show-stopping fare guaranteed to inspire you to reach for new greens at the farmers’ market, or use those that you are familiar with in new exciting ways. Organized alphabetically by green, each entry features information on seasonality, nutrition, and prep and storage tips, along with recipes like Grilled Cabbage with Miso and Lime, Radish Greens and Mango Smoothie, and Pasta Dough with Tomato Leaves. Jenn Louis was a Top Chef contestant and her book Pasta by Hand is gorgeous – and so is this title. We will be running a promotion on this title soon.
100% Real: 100 Insanely Good Recipes for Clean Food Made Fresh by Sam Talbot is bursting with 100 whole-food recipes and down-to-earth advice about clean eating. This cookbook proves that eating 100% real food is an enjoyable choice you can make every day. The Top Chef alumni’s nourishing dishes are overflowing with natural flavor and free of processed ingredients, questionable additives, sweeteners, or preservatives. We will be sharing a promotion soon.
An American Girl in London: 101 Nourishing Recipes for Your Family from a Californian Expat by Marissa Hermer incorporates a bit of California into her recipes, creating homey British favorites with a brighter twist. Drawing inspiration from both her American upbringing and British cuisine, the 120 recipes in this title focus on cooking delicious, nourishing, family-friendly fare that earns raves on both sides of the pond. From a flavorful sourdough bread and butter pudding to a rich mushroom and tarragon pie, Marissa shows you how to bump up the flavors of home to keep you, your family, and friends feeling fit, loved, and completely nourished.
Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire by Barbara Lynch describes the chef’s remarkable process of self-invention, including her encounters with colorful characters of the food world, and vividly evokes the magic of creation in the kitchen. It is also a love letter to South Boston and its vanishing culture, governed by Irish Catholic mothers and its own code of honor. Through her story, Lynch explores how the past can strengthen and expand who we are. Lynch also shares a dozen recipes to finish off this riveting book. A full promotion will be coming soon. Check out Barbara’s list of events to see if she is in your area.
What to Eat for How You Feel: The New Ayurvedic Kitchen – 100 Seasonal Recipes by Divya Alter explains how to create flavorful meals with seasonal ingredients by applying Ayurvedic principles. This title features 100 recipes for breakfasts, soups, salads, main dishes, one-pot meals, treats, and beverages in three seasonal-based chapters. We are working to bring you a full promotion on Divya’s title.
Eat Delicious: 125 Recipes for Your Daily Dose of Awesome by Dennis Prescott features comfort food from around the globe that can be prepared by any home cook, no matter their skill level. Good food isn’t processed or precious, Dennis insists. Good food is delicious, fun to make, exciting to eat and puts you in a good mood. Mirroring the inviting, energetic style of the author’s popular Instagram account, this book is packed with 125 of his most popular and original recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as desserts, snacks, and sides that everyone will enjoy. This book is incredibly cool – look for a promotion soon.
Dinner Chez Moi: 50 French Secrets to Joyful Eating and Entertaining by Elizabeth Bard delivers sound advice and easy-to-follow recipes, with a range of delightful, yet useful, French secrets to eating and living well, including hunger as the new foreplay, the top five essential French cooking tools and 15 minute meals popular throughout France, and the concept of benevolent dictatorship: why French kids eat veggies, and how to get yours to eat them, too.
Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression by David Leite is the brilliant and long-awaited memoir from the beloved founder of the James Beard Award-winning website Leite’s Culinaria, which has almost 2,900 recipes indexed for our members. David has a number of events scheduled to promote this title. Read our author interview which shares more information about this fantastic read, then head over to enter our contest for a chance to win a copy!
Simple Nature: 150 New Recipes for Fresh, Healthy Dishes by Alain Ducasse and Paule Neyrat shares recipes that are first and foremost delicious, but they are also healthy and respectful of natural resources and stress sustainable practices – in favor of more vegetables, more legumes, and more grains, leaving meat and fish to be used sparingly. This volume takes a more holistic approach to mealtime and includes tips and ideas for reusing leftovers and reducing waste. It is a beautiful title that is approachable with lovely photographs and charming illustrations.
Cooking with Flavor Bombs: Prep It, Freeze It, Drop It . . . Transform Dinner! by Giovannina Bellino is a title that intrigues me. Even the best of us can use a little help in ramping up our meals. Flavor bombs are incredible blends of savory, sautéed aromatics, fresh herbs, vegetables, and spices, or stocks and sauces that you make in advance and freeze in ice cube trays. Some examples of flavor bombs are Herb Pesto Bombs – rosemary, basil, sage, Tex-Mex, and chimichurri; Vegetable-Blend Bombs – umami, suppengrün, mirepoix, sofrito, the Holy Trinity, and Indian curry and Stock and Sauce Bombs – béchamel sauce and beef, chicken and vegetable stocks.
I Love Jam (Blue Chair Jam) by Rachel Saunders features over 25 delectable recipes for making your own vividly flavored jams and marmalades at home, as well as several exciting sweet and savory dishes made with jam. Recipes such as Strawberry Sangria, Braised Short Ribs, and Brussels Sprouts with Kumquats and Smoked Salt are included. The recipes in this book are culled from Saunders’ previous titles Blue Chair Jam Cookbook and Blue Chair Cooks with Jam & Marmalade which are both incredible books.
Artisanal Burger: 50 Italian Twists on an All-American Favorite by Enzo De Angelis and Antonio Sorrentino illustrates recipes for hamburgers stemming from traditional Italian cuisine alongside recipes for French fries, salads, and sauces to discover or rediscover all the tastes of a timeless favorite. We will be posting a promotion on this title soon. Artisanal Burgerwas released in Italy as well as the US this month.
Desserts LaBelle: Soulful Sweets to Sing About by Patti LaBelle and Rick Rodgers is filled with her favorite recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, and puddings, as well as a chapter on diabetic-friendly recipes. With moving personal stories from her career and life, this is the most personal cookbook the singer has written. Every fan of soul and sweets will want to own it. A full promotion coming soon.
Breakfast in Texas: Recipes for Elegant Brunches, Down Home Classics, and Local Favorites by Terry Thompson-Anderson is the first Texas cookbook dedicated exclusively to the morning meal. Gathering nearly one hundred recipes that range from morning classics to the foods of Texas’ regional cuisines to stand-out dishes from the state’s established and rising chefs and restaurants – it is a stellar collection of recipes. We will be sharing a promotion on this beautiful book soon that is guaranteed to ramp up your breakfast and brunch game – Texas style – everything is bigger in Texas, I hear!
The Blossom Cookbook: Classic Favorites from the Restaurant that Pioneered a New Vegan Cuisine by Ronen Seri and Pamela Elizabeth is the long awaited cookbook from the duo that brought America a new, craveable vegan cuisine. The book is filled with over 80 recipes for upscale vegan dishes and remakes of classic comfort food. Home cooks will learn the Blossom chefs’ secrets for preparing elegant vegan entrees like Lobster-Mushroom Crusted Tofu and Seitan Piccata with Sauteed Kale, comfort food favorites like Fettuccine with Cashew Cream and Curried Un-Chicken Salad, and more. With essential tips for living a vegan lifestyle including a chapter dedicated to preparing fundamental vegan base sauces and condiments, this cookbook will excite home cooks who love eating healthy, delicious, sustainable meals.
Other titles of interest being released in the US this month are:
- Coleman The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook: The Official Cookbook from America’s Camping Authority by Coleman
- Country Living Farmhouse Kitchen Cookbook: 100 Fresh, Easy & Delicious Recipes by Country Living
- Eating Eternity: Food, Art and Literature in France by John Baxter
- Easy Indian Cooking: 101 Fresh & Feisty Indian Recipes by Hari Nayak
- Dinner with Georgia O’Keefe: Recipes, art, landscape
- Favorite Cookies: More than 40 Recipes for Iconic Treats by Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen
- Essential Book of Homesteading by Ashley English
- The Essential Amish Cookbook by Lovina Eicher
- Foodie Snob by Kevin Nelson
- Flavor: The Science of Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
- Good Morning: Gourmet Breakfast Recipes by Anja Forsnor
- Gluten-Free Cooking for Two: 125 Favorites by Carol Fenster
- Gardening à la Mode: Vegetables by Harriet Anne De Salis
- Victory in the Kitchen: Wartime Recipes
- The New Paris: The People, Places & Ideas Fueling a Movement by Lindsey Tramuta
- Start the Fire: How I Began A Food Revolution In America by Jeremiah Tower
- Young & Hungry: Your Complete Guide to a Delicious Life by Gabi Moskowitz and Diana Snyder
- The Art of Southern Charm by Patricia Altschul
- Big Country Cookbook: Recipes and Histories from Sixteen Counties in West Texas by Tiffany Harelik
- Taste of Home Brownies & Bars by Editors at Taste of Home
- The Little Cheese Cookbook: From Snacks to Sweets – Because Cheese Goes with Everything! by Laura Herring
- Moonshine Mixology: 60 Recipes for Flavoring Spirits & Making Cocktails by Cory Straub
- One Gun Ranch, Malibu: Biodynamic Recipes for Vibrant Living by Alice Bamford and Ann Eysenring
- The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking: How to Craft Real, Cultured, Non-Dairy Cheese (Urban Homesteader Hacks) by Karen McAthy
- Pure & Simple: A Natural Food Way of Life by Pascale Naessens
- Savannah Food: A Delicious History (American Palate) by Stu Card and Donald Card
- Pinot, Pasta, and Parties by Dee Dee Sorvino and Paul Sorvino
- Southern Barbecue and Grilling from Hoffman Media
- The Barista’s Bible by Olga Carryer
- Alchemy of Herbs: Transform Everyday Ingredients into Foods and Remedies That Heal by Rosalee de la Foret
This section features titles being released in the US in addition to their original publishing country – see the country mentioned for more information:
- On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen by Jeremy Fox and Noah Galuten; Naples and the Amalfi Coast by The Silver Spoon Kitchen; and Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant by Dan Hunter are being released in UK and Australia this month as well. See the UK section for more information. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
- Japanese Pâtisserie: Exploring the beautiful and delicious fusion of East meets West by James Campbell – see UK;
- Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration From the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea by Sumayya Usmani and Joanna Yee – see the UK;
- Traybakes: 40 Brilliant One-Tin Bakes For Enjoying, Giving And Selling by Hannah Miles – see UK;
- Nathan Outlaw’s Home Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Cook for Family and Friends by Nathan Outlaw – see UK;
- Home and Away: Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the World’s Cafes, Bistros, and Diners by Randy Shore and Darcy Shore – see Canada;
- The Preservatory: Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves by Lee Murphy – see Canada;
- Citrus: Recipes That Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet by Catherine Phipps – see UK.
- Cracked: Creative and Easy Ways to Cook with an Egg by Linda Tubby see UK;
- I Love My Barbecue: More Than 100 of the Most Delicious and Healthy Recipes For the Grill by Hilarie Walden – see UK;
- Fridge Cakes: Over 30 No-Bake Desserts by Jean-Luc Sady – see UK;
- Pana Chocolate, The Recipes: Raw. Organic. Handmade. Vegan. by Pana Barbounis – see Australia.
- The Burger Lab: The Art and Science of the Perfect Burger by Daniel Wilson – see Australia.
- Slow Cooking All Year Round: Great-Tasting Meals with Minimum Fuss by Diane Johnson – see Australia.
- A Whole New Way to Eat: 135+ Feel-Good Recipes from About Life by Vladia Cobrdova – see Australia.
- The Adriatic Kitchen: Recipes inspired by the abundance of seasonal ingredients flourishing on the Croation island of Korcula by Barbara Unkovic – see Australia.
- Eat this, My Friend: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes for Sharing by Jade O’Donahoo – see Australia.
- Le Picnic: Chic Food for On-the-Go by Suzy Ashford – see Australia.
- Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India by Mira Manek – see UK.
The Greenhouse Cookbook: Plant-based Eating and DIY
Juicing by Emma Knight shares 100 easy-to-make recipes –
50 to eat with utensil and 50 to serve in a glass which makes
eating and drinking more plants effortless. From breakfasts to
satisfying lunches and weekday-friendly dinners, the recipes in
this collection prove how simple it can be to create delicious and
even decadent plant-based meals to delight omnivores and
vegetarians alike. This title comes to you from the founders of
Greenhouse Juice Co. and is being released in Canada and the
Home and Away: Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the World’s Cafes, Bistros, and Diners by Randy and Darcy Shore is being released in Canada and the US this month and takes readers on a global tour through food, from the steamy noodle shops of Seoul to the wood-fired grills of Istanbul and funky dives of San Francisco. Randy and Darcy Shore explore how food informs our ideas around community and identity and how it shapes our experience of and appreciation for other cultures. Their book includes such dishes as Braised Pork Belly with Crunchy Rice, Volcanic Soba Noodle Salad, Moroccan Lamb with Lemon Couscous, and Jerk Chicken with Grilled Romaine. There’s also interviews with chefs Mario Batali, Edward Lee, Anita Lo, Vikram Vij, and others on the ways their cultures influence their cooking. I’m hoping to be able to provide you with a full review and promotion.
Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration From the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea by Sumayya Usmani and Joanna Yee is the eagerly awaited follow up to the award winning Summers Under the Tamarind Tree which I reviewed in detail last year. The talented food writer and cookery teacher continues her journey of discovery through the exotic cuisine of her native Pakistan. This beautiful title introduces home cooks to Pakistani desserts and explores their unique significance in the country’s culture and traditions. The 70 authentic and family recipes travel from the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in the north (where berries and fruits grow in abundance), via the fertile Punjab (with its rice- and grain-based desserts) to the Arabian sea in the south (where saffron- and cardamom-laced sweet recipes are a favourite). It is a stunning title with gorgeous photographs. Look for a full review and promotion soon on this title that is also being released in the US.
Naples and the Amalfi Coast by The Silver Spoon Kitchen is an incredibly beautiful book which follows the success of the other Silver Spoon series titles Tuscany, Sicily and Puglia. Stunning photograph and delicious recipes fill this book. A promotion is coming soon. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant by Dan Hunter is a book for the inner chef that is waiting to be released in serious home cooks. Hunter is the chef and owner of the restaurant, Brae, (Scottish for hillside) located in the countryside outside of Melbourne. The restaurant boasts working gardens and respect for local products as does the book. With recipes that will challenge cooks with multiple components., this ia a stunning piece of work from the pioneer of modern Australian cuisine. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen by Jeremy Fox and Noah Galuten is being released in the UK, US and Australia this month. Gorgeous photographs and exciting recipes to make vegetables the star of the plate are featured in this stunner. Baby Artichoke Fritto with Black Garlic Aioli, Lima Beans and Sorrel Caccio e Pepe and Spaetzle with Blueberry Sauce and Corn Pudding are three stellar examples of the wonderful recipes. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
Japanese Pâtisserie: Exploring the beautiful and delicious fusion of East meets West by James Campbell features 60 recipes, from reinvented classics to stunning patisserie creations made achievable to the home-cook. Some examples of the magnificence in this book are Lemon & Yuzu Éclairs, Miso Butterscotch Tarts and a Matcha & Pistachio Opera. It is truly a gorgeous book that brings new meaning to fusion cuisine. This title is being released in the UK and US this month and I hope to bring you a full promotion soon.
Modern Baker: A New Way to Bake by Melissa Sharp and Lindsay Stark will transform the way you bake, giving you the essential knowledge needed to create positively good-for-you breads and cakes. Featuring 120 recipes including loaves, buns, cakes, biscuits and bites, the bakes are all designed to promote gut health using easy baking methods and natural ingredients, with some using simple sourdough starters made from just flour, water and air. Modern Baker is the ultimate healthy baking bible and will give you the tools to be confident, experiment and create delicious artisan bakes in your own kitchen. Modern Baker, which opened in Oxford in 2014, passionately supports three key principles: good health, good provenance and most importantly, great taste. This book is being released in the UK.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh brings Ghanian food to the forefront. From Pan-roasted Cod with Grains of Paradise and Nkruma (Okra) Tempura to Coconut & Cassava Cake and Cubeb Spiced Shortbread, this is contemporary African food for everyone. Most of the ingredients are easy to come by at supermarkets or local shops, and the recipes are flexible – you can take the basic principles and adapt them easily to what you have available in your cupboard or fridge. Don’t have access to goat, substitute lamb or pork. Zoe will help you bring something truly exciting and flavour-packed to the kitchen. Gorgeous photographs and tempting dishes will help you to bring the food of Africa to your table. This title is being released in the UK this month and coming to the US in June.
Traybakes: 40 Brilliant One-Tin Bakes For Enjoying, Giving And Selling by Hannah Miles shares recipes for one of the simplest forms of cakes – those that can be baked in a tray. The joy of a traybake is that it can be prepared in very little time and cut into easy and regular shaped slices or squares to serve or sell – and of course to eat! I have a friend that refuses to bake cookies when bars are so much easier to make – she is onto something (I still like cookies). They transport easily in their tin and are just right for offering up at a bake sale. or a welcoming housewarming gift. Every recipe fits the same standard tin size, so there is no hunting for specially sized equipment, and they each make 24 slices. Chocolate brownies and blondies, lemon meringue, red velvet and more…this will become your go-to collection of tried-and-tested irresistible bakes for family and friends. This title is being released in the UK and US. Bakers prepare your trays!
Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Food for Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share over 100 of their family favourites – all vegetarian recipes. From quick, delicious weekday breakfasts and dinners, to more elaborate meals for weekend celebrations, this is food that will make you look and feel great. This title is being released in the UK this month and coming to the US in May.
Nathan Outlaw’s Home Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Cook for Family and Friends by Nathan Outlaw is the fourth book from the 2 Michelin-starred chef, with over 100 amazing recipes for effortless home cooking. With two children and a busy professional life as a chef with restaurants in Cornwall, London and Dubai, Nathan knows how hard it is to juggle cooking for the family with a hectic work schedule. In this title, Nathan offers over 100 recipes, covering all kinds of food, to inspire and improve your cooking. Home Kitchen is being released in the UK and US.
Bill’s Everyday Asian by Bill Granger celebrates the big, bold taste explosions of Asia and the fresh, lively combinations of ingredients that have had the bestselling author hooked since childhood. Asian food is demystified, unveiling the secrets behind balancing sweet, sour, salty and hot, and has simplified his favourite classics to create a collection of failsafe, quick and healthy recipes for everyday. From Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce, Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings, to Rice Noodle Pho with Rare Beef, Bill serves up the tastes of Asia to tantalise the tastebuds and fit in with our fast-moving lives. This paperback version is released in the UK this month, previously this title was published in 2016 in Australia.
Citrus: Recipes That Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet by Catherine Phipps explores the myriad uses of oranges and lemons, and all things in between. Her recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. This book is a beautiful book with a varied assortment of recipes that will please any level of cook.
The Grilled Cheese Sandwich: 60 Unbrielievably Delicious Recipes by Sian Henley combines quality breads and cheeses, create fun and quirky recipes from ideas for breakfast, such as Greece is the Word (Labneh, Fresh Fig and Honey) or California Dreaming (Goats Cheese, Bacon and Avocado), to posh dinners including Wanna Date? (Hallomi, Dates, Harissa and Mint) and the Camembert Reynolds (Camembert, Turkey and Cranberry). And if that’s not enough, why not have the Return of the Mac (Mac and Grilled Cheese) or the Sloppy Joe (Fontina and Meatballs) as a midnight snack? It’s not all about savoury varieties though, there are also sweet treats such as the Please Sir, Can I have Some S’more (Mascarpone and Chocolate) or a Banoffee toastie (Banana, Dulce de Leche and Mascarpone) amongst many others.
The Home-Made Sweet Shop: Make Your Own Confectionery With Over 90 Recipes For Traditional Sweets, Candies And Chocolates by Claire Ptak opens with an overview of the history of sweets and chocolates, and a cook’s guide to ingredients, equipment and techniques. More than 90 step-by-step recipes follow, including Salt-Water Taffy, Peanut Butter Fudge, Sugar Mice and Raspberry Lollipops. Each method is clearly set out and illustrated including a stunning picture of each finished confection. Packed with tips and variations, this guide will enable cooks of all abilities to recreate their best-loved sweets and chocolates at home. This title will be released in the US in June.
S is for Sri Lankan (Alphabet Cooking) and K is for Korean (Alphabet Cooking) by Quadrille is the brand-new series which focuses on creating a collection of must-have books filled with 50 of the most on-trend dishes from around the world. The series will kick off with these two titles which will introduce the ultimate recipes from each cuisine, all in a highly desirable and on-trend gift package.
Other titles of interest being released in the UK:
- Moonshine: A Global History (Edible) by Kevin R. Kosar
- The 50 Greatest Dishes of the World by James Steen
- Honey: A Global History (Edible) by Lucy Long
- Flavour: A User’s Guide to Our Most Neglected Sense by Bob Holmes
- Knife: The Culture, Craft and Cult of the Cook’s Knife by Tim Hayward
- Risotto! Risotto! by Valentina Harris is being republished this mont,
- Ugly Food: Overlooked and Undercooked by Richard Horsey and Tim Wharton
- Wholefood Heaven in a Bowl : Natural, Nutritious and Delicious Wholefood Recipes to Nourish Body and Soul by David Bailey and Charlotte Bailey
The Adriatic Kitchen: Recipes inspired by the abundance of seasonal ingredients flourishing on the Croation island of Korcula by Barbara Unkovic is a rustic cookbook full of not only gorgeous recipes but evocative memories. Over 70 simple yet delicious recipes are included, such as Croatian Sweet Easter Bread; Black Risotto; Fresh Fig Crumble; Roast Chicken with Pomegranate and Spinach; Dalmatian Shepherd’s Lamb with Potatoes and Broad Beans; Sugared Almonds; Croatian Pepper Biscuits; Carrot and Mint Salad. Infused with the warmth and vibrancy of Barbara’s beloved island.
Eat this, My Friend: Everyday Vegetarian Recipes for Sharing by Jade O’Donahoo is a collection of recipes for the foodie-to-be. O’Donahoo’s mission is to offer what she calls a moment of authenticity and calm in her compendium of hand-lettered and hand-illustrated recipes. The 60 recipes are presented across five chapters (breakfast and brunch, lunch, sides, dinner, and sweets). All are meat free and represent the way the author likes to cook and eat; prioritizing vegetables, using wholefoods, and avoiding refined sugar, without the need for searching high and low for obscure ingredients. The illustrations are so fantastic – I want to decorate my kitchen with framed prints.
Le Picnic: Chic Food for On-the-Go by Suzy Ashford reimagines outdoor lunching as a chic activity that’s worth putting a little more effort into. Rather than taking a boring sandwich and a flask of coffee to your next picnic, why not a bacon-and-leek quiche, a beautiful potato-and-pork sausage galette or cherry-tomato tartlets? Classic French recipes can be perfectly transportable, are not overly complex, and don’t require particularly hard-to-find ingredients or an advanced skill set. The recipes in the book are designed for the home cook and are not just for picnics.
Sharing Plates: For Brunch, Lunch and Dinner with Friends by Luke Mangan is being released in Australia and has all your options covered with over 100 recipes that take inspiration from around the world – Spain and Italy, Scandinavia, the Middle East and Asia – with a chapter of Luke’s famously divine desserts to complete the feast. A little taste of everything, for just about everyone, for just about any occasion. I’ve ordered this title and hope to have it by the end of the month to share more details.
The Burger Lab: The Art and Science of the Perfect Burger by Daniel Wilson examines the elements that make up the ultimate burger: the perfect squishy bun; a pickle that has just the right amount of tang and crunch; the exact quantity of mayo and ketchup to deliver maximum flavor without over-powering the burger; and the ultimate pattie that’s meaty, juicy and umami-intense. It is a science to get all the elements perfect, but in this unique cookbook Daniel Wilson shows us how to get the chemistry exactly right. Mouth-watering constructions include a Wagyu cheeseburger deluxe, a Fried chicken burger with slaw, a Reuben burger with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, thousand island on a rye bun, a BBQ pulled pork bun with pickles and more, plus recipes for condiments, chips and milkshakes to wash it all down.
Slow Cooking All Year Round: Great-Tasting Meals with Minimum Fuss by Diane Johnson gathers many traditional favorites, showing you how to cook them low and slow, so they will become your go-to signature dishes that require little to no effort. This phenomenally popular style of cooking is budget conscious – taking tougher cuts of meat & turning them into delicious, tender, juicy & hearty meals for the family. Despite the longer cooking times, slow cooking generally requires shorter preparation time, leaving you to get on with ‘life’ whilst dinner gently bubbles away.
Kitchen Garden Companion Cooking: Gather, Chop, Cook, Plate, Eat by Stephanie Alexander is being re-released in paperback this month in Australia with 20 new delicious and reliable recipes. This cookbook is a comprehensive guide for making the most of the produce you’ve grown yourself to create delicious meals for family and friends.
On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen by Jeremy Fox and Noah Galuten; Naples and the Amalfi Coast by The Silver Spoon Kitchen; and Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant by Dan Hunter are being released in Australia, UK and US this month. See the UK section for more information. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
Slow Cooked: Satisfying Food for the Oven or Slow Cooker by Allyson Gofton is an amazing selection of hearty meals that will satisfy the hungriest members of your family. Traditional meals – but often with a modern twist – cooked in the oven or slow cooker. From Rich Pinot Chicken with Mushrooms to Moussaka Lamb Braise or Pork Chops in Pizza Sauce, these recipes are winners. Filling soups and satisfying puddings are also featured, along with sound information on meat cuts and how to cook them to perfection, and practical tips on getting the best from your slow cooker or oven. Allyson Gofton is known for her clear, straightforward recipes that work and that appeal to a wide range of people.
Dinnertime Goodness by Nadia Lim delivers more than 85 nourishing and delicious dinners. These are meals the whole family will enjoy, selected from My Food Bag Foodies’ favourite recipes. Tasty, quick and healthy, they use the freshest seasonal ingredients and make the most of New Zealand-grown produce, meat and fish. Together with speedy weeknight dinners and restaurant-quality meals, in this book you’ll find inspiring vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free options complete with detailed nutritional analysis. Packed with delicious, achievable, satisfying recipes, this book promises to become an indispensable companion in the kitchen.
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