June 2019 New Cookbook ReviewJune 26, 2019 by Jenny
It’s cookbook review time (yes, already). Below you will find a brief summary of titles that I have had the pleasure of reviewing. If I am not in possession of the book, you may click on the book record for more information. For some UK/AU/NZ books, I have added a blurb even if I have not received the book yet.
Before we dig into June, I would like to highlight several titles, I reviewed after their publication month.
The Island Kitchen: Recipes from Mauritius and the Indian Ocean by Selina Periampillai will be one of my best books of 2019. I want to make every recipe in this title but have only had time to crank out one – a Garlicky ginger chicken that was out of the world. We will be bringing a full promotion as soon as the index is complete.
- Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family by Tracy, Dana, Lori and Corky Pollan is another gorgeous title from the Pollan bunch filled with insanely tempting plant forward dishes. Udon noodle soup with miso glazed vegetables and chicken, Banana loaded cream pie with chocolate swirls and Bulgogi beef salad are examples of dishes that are vegetable-forward but still bring animal proteins (and dessert) to the table to please everyone.
- Charcoal: New Ways to Cook with Fire by Josiah Citrin and JoAnn Cianciulli covers the basics of charcoal cooking from sauces to desserts with some new flavor combinations to rock your grill. Hibiscus flower rub, Grilled figs with ricotta, pomegranate molasses, and cacao nibs, and a Smoked crème brûlée are just a few of the dishes that stood out to me.
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- The 2019 Cookbook Preview Post is frequently updated.
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- Lastly, each Sunday, I compile a listing of Kindle cookbook deals that I keep updated throughout the week.
Now let’s talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for many titles and be sure to follow us on social media (buttons on right lower side bar on the home page – photo right). If you would like to order any of these titles, using our affiliate links (right beneath the social media buttons) or the button on the book details page, will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Most of our titles are released in multiple regions and are available locally and through worldwide sellers – the Book Depository make more of these titles available to more members with free international shipping.
I have been tagging books as EYB Picks: USA Pick, UK Pick, Canada Pick, Australia Pick, and New Zealand Pick. These search links will direct you to books that are favorites. I will continue to add these designations as I come across beloved titles or new additions to the library.
Gluten Free by Frederique Jules is an EYBD title released in the US, UK
and AU this month. It’s a gorgeous book that any baker would love.
For more information and to enter our giveaway, please see our promotion
The Peach Truck Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes for All Things Peach by Stephen K. and Jessica N. Rose shares peachy dishes from breakfast to dessert. The authors co-founded The Peach Truck which delivers Georgia peaches around the country. Fried chicken and waffles, Lemon peach pound cake and a Peach basil spritzer are just a few of the recipes that will be headed to my table soon. Now I just need some Georgia peaches! Events
Fish: The Lake-to-Kitchen Cookbook by Jon Wipfli is an EYBD title. For more information and to enter our giveaway, please see our promotion post.
Sushi Master: An Expert Guide to Sourcing, Making and Enjoying Sushi at Home by Nick Sakagami is an EYBD title. For more information and to enter our giveaway, please see our promotion post.
Andalusia: Recipes from Seville and Beyond by José Pizarro is an EYBD title being released in the US this month (released in the UK last month). For more information and to enter our giveaway, please see our promotion post.
Rice. Noodles. Yum.: Everyone’s Favorite Southeast Asian Dishes by Abigail Raines is a title I am obsessed with this month. The recipes here include Fried pork balls wrapped in noodles, Crispy noodles in sweet and sour sauce, and Japanese-style spicy fried rice and I want to make them all!
The Chilango Burrito Bible by Eric Partaker (May UK release; July US) shares an explosion of colorful dishes served at the London eatery. The restaurant is not a stickler for tradition. They are always experimenting with new flavors and combinations. I want to make every recipe in this book from the Chilango fried chicken to the S’murros with chocolate chili sauce. I have a feeling I’ll be doing a load of rolling in the months to come. Absolutely ga-ga over this book!
We Are La Cocina: Recipes in Pursuit of the American Dream by Caleb Zigas and Leticia Landa looks like an exciting book. I was able to take a quick peek at the title while out shopping one day. It is on my wish list. Events
Every Day is Saturday: Recipes + Strategies for Easy Cooking, Every Day of the Week by Sarah Copeland is another title I had a quick peek and it looked very interesting. We all can use extra help to get dinner on the table and Sarah provides excellent advice and tips. Events
Incredible Vegan Ice Cream: Decadent, All-Natural Flavors Made with Coconut Milk by Deena Jalal is filled with luscious recipes for summer’s favorite treat – all vegan!
Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive by Mareya Ibrahim delivers crave worthy plant-forward recipes that sprinkle healthy animal proteins in for good measure. Gorgeous photography and the author’s advice on retraining our taste buds and improving the way we eat is shared throughout.
Other titles of interest:
- Serious Eater: A Food Lover’s Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption by Ed Levine Events
- Son of a Southern Chef: Cook with Soul by Lazarus Lynch
- Midnight Chicken: And Other Recipes Worth Living by Ella Risbridger was previously released in the UK and comes to the US this month. It is an incredibly brilliant read filled with recipes and lovely illustrations.
- Taste of Home Cook It Quick: All-Time Family Classics in 10, 20 and 30 Minutes
- Instant Pot Ace Blender Cookbook: Foolproof Recipes for the Blender That Also Cooks by America’s Test Kitchen Editors
- Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America by Jim Auchmutey
Saffron in the Souks: Vibrant Recipes from the Heart
of Lebanon by John Gregory-Smith explores the cuisine of
Lebanon from both a home cook aspect and tempting street food. As
is typical with Gregory-Smith’s titles, this book is a gift with
stunning photographs and inspirational recipes.
Jude’s: A Celebration of Ice Cream in 100 Recipes by Chow Mezger and Alex Mezger shares recipes for classic and more unusual ice-cream flavors as well as sorbets and vegan options. This photo-filled cookbook shares ice-cream desserts and celebration recipes, decadent desserts, sundaes, shakes and cocktails giving inspiration for all-hours entertaining. Toppings are showcased, with sauces, chunky honeycomb, homemade waffle cones, marshmallows and salted pecan brittle to adorn your creations.
Mandalay: Recipes and Tales from a Burmese Kitchen by MiMi Aye is a title I had to order. It is being released in the UK this month and comes to the US in August. I love MiMi’s first book Noodles. The book is filled with stunning photography and dishes that are calling to me: Coconut chicken noodles, BFC – Burmese fried chicken, and Burmese chicken nuggets (I must be craving chicken) along with Creamed corn with onions, Citrus and shallot salad and Braised butter beans are all marked to make.
Simple Seasonal Provencal Cooking by Alex Jackson (see also Provençal)
is breathtaking. I’ve only had a chance to review the electronic
galley but I am super impressed with the photography and recipes.
Rhubarb and strawberry mille feuille, Socca with artichokes, Rum
baba with roast Reine Claude plums and so many more dishes await
Provence: The Cookbook: Recipes from the French Mediterranean by Caroline Rimbert Craig, a London woman exploring her French heritage, is both a tribute to a disappearing way of life and a practical guide to cooking delicious Provençal recipes wherever you live.
Other titles of interest:
- Jam and Jelly!: A Step-by-Step Kids Gardening and Cookbook (Grow Your Own Ingredients) by Cassie Liversidge
- Caravan Cookbook: Delicious, Easy-to-make Recipes in the Great Outdoors by Monica Rivron
- A Feast for the Eyes: Edible Art from Apple to Zucchini by Carolyn Tillie
- Three Veg and Meat: More Veg, Less Meat; Flip the Balance on your Plate by Olivia Andrews
Flavours of Australia: Eat Drink and Travel delivers over 500 pages of stunning photography and unique stories about the best places to eat and drink throughout Australia. Read the stories of some of Australia’s most decorated chefs and rediscover some of their oldest family institutions. Recreate your favourite meals at home and relive your most memorable food experiences with the signature recipes of our most coveted restaurants.
Planet Cake Celebrate: Cake Making for All Occasions by Paris Cutler is being re-released in Australia this month.
The Great South African Cookbook: The Food We Love From 67 of Our Finest Cooks, Chefs, Bakers, Farmers, Foragers and Local Food Heroes (The Great Cookbooks) features over 130 recipes, from tried and true classics to contemporary fare, The Great South African Cookbook showcases the diversity and creativity of South Africa’s vibrant, unique food culture. There are easy index listings of dairy free, gluten free, and vegetarian dishes. Includes metric measures.
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