Every month Susie Chang reviews new cookbook releases and
notes trends in the United States. And she may also occasionally
throw in a review of a "not-quite cookbook." And for our
non-U.S. members, Jane and Fiona provide similar reviews for new
Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand releases.
Recipes from My Russian Grandmother's Kitchen:
Discover the rich and varied character of Russian cuisine in 60
traditional dishes by Elena Makhonko: The latest in
Lorenz's popular "Grandmother" series.
Chocolate-Covered Katie: Over 80 Delicious Recipes
That Are Secretly Good for You by Katie Higgins: Treats
based on alternate ingredients (coconut oil, spelt flour,
stevia). A big hit in the blogosphere.
Weeknight Vegetarian by Ivy
Manning: The Portland food writer offers her own contribution
to a popular category. You can read our author interview and enter our contest for a chance to win one of
three copies of the book.
Clean Slate: A Cookbook and Guide: Reset Your
Health, Detox Your Body, and Feel Your Best by the editors
of Martha Stewart Living: The usual beautifully-curated collection
of very familiar recipes: smoothies, lean proteins, whole
Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for
Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven
by Molly Gilbert: The logical end product of people now
knowing all about roasted vegetables.
Date Night In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish
Your Relationship by Ashley Rodriguez: Part
relationship-therapy book, part cookbook, Date Night In
exhorts parents to shut off their screens and find - somewhere -
the energy to cook a meal with and for each other at the end of
Fat Witch Bake Sale: 67 Recipes from the Beloved
Fat Witch Bakery for Your Next Bake Sale or Party by
Patricia Helding: Feed-a-crowd sweet treats from the popular bakery
inside New York's Chelsea Market.
Dashing Dish: 100 Simple and Delicious Recipes
for Clean Eating by Katie Farrell: Gluten-free,
sugar-free, and spiritually approved recipes from Christian
lifestyle personality Farrell.
The Soup Club Cookbook by
Courtney Allison: Four women decide that once a week each would
whip up an extra-large batch of soup and deliver it to the others
as a way to stay connected. Learn more about their story and the cookbook it
A Good Food Day by Marco Canora: A
chef is inspired to make simple, natural recipes fit for a food
Healthy Latin Eating by Angie Martinez
and Angelo Sosa: Radio and TV personality Martinez and acclaimed
chef Sosa join together to create over 100 recipes that blend the
art of Latin cooking with healthy eating.
Healthy Slow Cooker Revolution by
America's Test Kitchen Editors: More healthy January eating, this
time from the familiar ATK-brand of heavily-tested recipe. The Test
Kitchen crew brings over 200 new recipes featuring leaner cuts of
meat, more fresh vegetables, and hearty whole grains.
German Cooking Now by Jeremy
Nolen and Jessica Nolen: Turning traditional German cooking on its
head to reflect modern palates, this book celebrates fresh
vegetables, grains, herbs and spices as obsessively as it does
pork, pretzels and beer.
The Cuban Table by Ana Sofia Pelaez: A
comprehensive, contemporary overview of Cuban food, recipes and
culture. Read more about the author's research on the EYB blog.
The Baker's Four Seasons by Marcy
Goldman: Over 175 recipes ranging from casual baking to special
occasion treats and holiday show-stoppers, arranged by the season
and further delineated into "big baking" and "small baking"
Lomelino's Cakes by Linda Lomelino: A
self-called "look book" of 27 stunning cakes. In addition to
recipes the book offers advice on how to decorate with frosting,
stack multiple layers, create perfect ganache, and make the most of
January trends include gluten-free and paleo, quinoa, smoothies,
make it fast, make it ahead. If there were a book called
"5-Minute Gluten-Free Paleo Quinoa Smoothie," it would probably fly
off the shelves!
Finally, a few reading titles from the academic presses,
for curling up by the fire...
The Poets Guide to Food, Drink, &
Desire by Gaylord Brewer: Recipes from an unexpected
source - a Tennessee literary critic, playwright, and poet.
1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die by
Mimi Sheraton: The Part of the 1,000....before you die series, this
one has the "grande dame" of food journalism offering her take on
Chopsticks: A Cultural and Culinary
History by Q. Edward Wang: Everything
you ever needed to know about the second-simplest way to get food
from plate to mouth.
Deliciously Ella by Ella
Woodward: Popular food blogger Ella's focus is all about the food
that tastes good AND makes you feel good - for her that is
sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free. In this her first
cookbook she chronicles her own journey to health and provides over
Bread by Nick Malgieri: A UK edition of
the book published in the US in 2012. The master baker takes
you through all the basic techniques, through into more advanced
recipes and finally dishes containing bread.
Small Bites by Paul Gayler: Gayler
takes small bites beyond the tapas of Spain with quick and easy
small plate recipes from around the world including China, Italy,
the Middle East.
Spelt: Meals, Cakes, Cookies and Breads from
the Good Grain by Roger Saul: As interest in ancient
grains grows, more grain-specific books are emerging. This
one focuses on a grain that claims to help reduce heart disease and
bowel cancer and is authored by a leading UK producer of artisanal
Home Comforts by James Martin: The
celebrity chef brings it home with comfort food ranging from meals
for one to fancy dinners. He has recipes for his trademark
British hearty food but also lightens it up and travels the world
for more adventurous dishes.
Guilt-Free Baking by Gee Charman: It
may be January when we are meant to be focused on healthy eating
but Gee says that doesn't mean we have to give up the sweet
things. She finds novel ways to keep sweetness and flavor
while reducing "bad" fats and calories.
Eat. Nourish. Glow by Amelia Freer:
Nutritional therapist and healthy eating expert Amelia Freer
doesn't want you to follow fad diets - she wants to help you change
the way you eat for ever. She has 10 principles of healthy
eating that she thinks will help you on the path to better health,
losing weight and looking great.
Australia & New Zealand
Best of Spirit House by Spirit House: Since it
opened in 1995 Spirit House has grown into an iconic destination
for lovers of Asian food, including myself. There have been several
books from Sprit House and this features the best recipes,
including the Whole Crispy Fish with Roasted Chilli Paste and
Lemongrass and 20 new ones.
Farmer Goes Fishing by Matthew Evans and Nick Haddow and
Ross O'Meara: Television presenter of The Gourmet Farmer TV series,
food critic turned farmer and sustainable seafood activist Matthew
Evans, along with his two best chef mates, shows us how seafood
should be cooked. Simple recipes that demystify everything from
abalone to sea urchin, snapper to octopus, as well as inspiration
if you want to catch your own dinner rather than head to the
Paleo by Macri Irena: The creator of the popular blog Eat
Drink Paleo, originally self published this book, and it is now
more widely available from Penguin in Australia and the UK. All
recipes follow the paleo diet and the book includes an introduction
to paleo nutrition and philosophy; a handy inventory of foods to
focus on and avoid; and user-friendly recipes and measurements. The
book takes home-cooks on a real-food journey from breakfast
(hazelnut pancakes with blood orange syrup) through to dessert
(chilli chocolate mousse).