Cookbooks of November - Part 3

These highlight posts are costing me money, too! Sadly, yet thankfully, the numbers of cookbooks being released will slow down for a bit before Spring hits with a whirlwind of titles.  Between now and then, there are new cookbooks coming our way but not in the copious numbers of the Fall.  My first and second highlight posts covered mainly U.S. titles, this post will focus on Canadian, U.K. and Australian releases for the most part. Next week, I will have one more highlight post to threaten our wallets. 

Be sure to enter all our giveaways here at Eat your Books and get ready for our Thanksgiving Day help from our friend, Rick Rodgers next week.

Ottawa Cooks: Signature Recipes from the Finest Chefs of Canada's Capital Region by Anne DesBrisay brings readers recipes from forty-one of Ottawa's most inspirational cooks including dishes from fine restaurants, food trucks and farmhouse kitchens. Previously released in Canada in September, this title is coming to the U.S. this month. With more than eighty recipes that focus on the best of the region's products with flavors inspired from around the globe, there is a little something for everyone. Recipes for Sweet Potato Spice Cake with Rum-Raisin Mousse and Pecan Praline, Pulled Pork Fritters and Crispy Green Papaya Salad with Citrus Soaker and Peanut Crumble are examples of the weath of unique and incredibly flavorful recipes in this truly beautifully photographed book. Go Canada! 

The Baker in Me by Daphna Rabinovitch is being publicized as the "quintessential baking book for any baker" and I believe they hit the mark. Stunning full page colored photographs fill this 488 page tome that contains recipes from the basics to more complicated favorites. Daphna's background is one of an executive pastry chef but states "I am, at heart, a home baker". Accordingly, these recipes can be tackled by any home baker with great success. I have some recipes tagged to make but I do have a close friend who made a recipe or two from this book and was thrilled with the results. Seven Layer Bars with Marshmallows and Dried Cranberries, Peek-a-Boo Chocolate Cupcakes, and Three Nut Brittle Squares are a few tempting sweets that I have marked. 

Aimee's Perfect Bakes: Over 50 Beautiful Bakes and Cakes for Friends and Family by Aimee Twigger is being released in the United Kingdom this month and was previously released in Australia in July. This is the second title from the popular blogger of Twigg Studios. featuring over 50 original sweet and savoury baking recipes. Each recipe has easy-to-follow instructions and is paired with stunning photographs shot by Aimee herself. She also gives crafty tips for beautifully wrapping and presenting her delicious bakes to make perfect, edible gifts for any occasion. Her first title was Love Aimee X and after looking at her blog - I just ordered them both. 

Chiltern Firehouse: The Cookbook by André Balazs and Nuno Mendes is a title I am anxious to get my hands on. The Chiltern Firehouse opened in 2013 to roaring success with the restaurant and chef Nuno Mendes' menu at its heart. Lisbon-born, Mendes draws on influences from his career split between the United States and Europe to create contemporary recipes with an American accent. From the signature crab doughnuts to maple-glazed salmon and frozen apple panna cotta, Mendes delivers recipes of reimagined classics and bold new flavours. The book is being released in the U.K. next week and the U.S. in April of 2017.

4 Grosvenor Square : The Menu of the Italian Embassy in London by Danilo Cortellini is another reason to be excited about November! From honing his skills at some of the finest Michelin-starred restaurants in the Italian Peninsula, to cooking for Europe's most influential people and making the final of MasterChef: The Professionals, chef Danilo Cortellini's exquisite approach to Italian cuisine has led him to the kitchens of 4 Grosvenor Square, the Italian Embassy in London. Family recipes that have been passed down through generations, traditional regional delights and innovative creations combine to make up Danilo's menus. I will have this book soon and will share more on the end of the month roundup.

Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons: The Story of a Modern Classic by Raymond Blanc is a personal tour of Blanc's legendary restaurant and hotel. Set out seasonally, it contains 120 recipes from his celebrated kitchens which range from those that can be recreated at home - such as Soupe au Pistou and Soufflé de Rhubarbe - to the sensational creations - including Theme Sur la Tomate and Cassolette D'abricot - which have earned the restaurant its status as one of the world's legendary gastronomic destinations. Spectacular photography of the luxurious rooms and the stunning gardens, as well as beautiful and witty illustrations, the fairy tale of Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons is brought to us in this beautiful book.

More Please!: My Family Recipes You'll Love to Cook and Share by Manu Feildel and Clarissa Weerasena is being released in Australia this month and in the United Kingdom next month.  In his television show, Manu Feildel gets to sample some of the finest home cooking in the nation. His favourite meals, though, are most often those he enjoys at home with his loved ones. Pulling from his multi-cultural background, he and his partner, Clarissa, create dishes influenced from many types of cuisines. The book is packed with fun, flavorful food that is sure to please.


Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse is being released in Australia this month and in the U.K. in March of 2017. The authors own the celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters and don't ignore convention in favour of plant-based innovation in the kitchen. Their first cookbook offers 80 plus delicious vegan recipes with a Spanish twist to recreate at home. From 'chorizo' and potato, Spanish 'meatballs' in a saffron almond sauce, chipotle cashew 'cheese', 'tuna' and green pea croquettes to warm Spanish doughnuts or spiced Mexican flan, the recipes give new inventive life to classics that will appeal to meat and vegetarian eaters alike. Coming also to the U.S. in 2017.




  • lgroom  on  11/12/2016 at 4:33 PM

    Can't wait to get my little mitts on '4 Grosvenor-square.' I wander around looking at the embassies when I am in London or Washington and fantasize that I may one day be a dinner guest there.

  • Jenny  on  11/12/2016 at 9:13 PM

    Lorraine, I think you are my long lost sister.

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