April 2017 – Monthly Roundup

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.

The Butcher Babe Cookbook: Comfort Food Hacked by a Classically Trained Chef by Loreal Gavin brings a delicious collision of down home dishes and classic French cooking in this incredible collection of new comfort food recipes. This Southern belle’s specialty of baking, butchery and bourbon all make for one delicious cookbook with recipes such as Cream Corn Stuffed Cornish Hens, Crustacean Corn Cakes and Lemon-Scallion Cream and the best looking Seven Layer Bar I have ever laid eyes on. We’re indexing this title and are preparing a promotion soon. 

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.
The Cranberry Cookbook: Year-Round Dishes From Bog to Table by Sally Pasley Vargas is a charming little title devoted to one of my favorite berries. Cranberries aren’t just for holiday meals any more. Sally profiles the cranberry industry along with delivering year-round recipes. We are indexing this title and will be sharing a promotion soon. 

A Farmgirl’s Table by Jessica Robinson comes from the writer behind the popular blog Carolina Farmhhouse Kitchen. Robinson delivers from scratch recipes for such dishes as Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Bread, Farmhouse Chicken Casserole, and Brown Sugar Whiskey Steak. If you enjoy Ree Drummond titles, this book is reminiscent of her style. 

Lucky Peach All About Eggs: Everything We Know About the World’s Most Important Food by Rachel Khong and The Editors of Lucky Peach shares a collection of essays centered on the ubiquitous egg and includes recipes from around the world, including Scotch eggs, huevos en rabo de mestiza, and China Café’s egg foo young as well as covering the basics. Those who sometimes cook and bake without eggs will appreciate the full egg substitute guide. In usual Lucky Peach style, this well-rounded, informative cookbook has a hip vibe and quirky illustrations. Rachel has a few events left on the calendar. 

Feeding a Family: A Real-Life Plan for Making Dinner Work, with Healthy Recipes and Tips for Involving the Whole Family by Sarah Waldman, a nutritionist and mom, lays out all the tools needed to break out of the mealtime rut and turn dinner into a nutritionally fulfilling and happy occasion. We will be providing a full review and promotion on this title soon.

Food Swings: 125+ Recipes to Enjoy Your Life of Virtue & Vice by Jessica Seinfeld offers a range of simple and satisfying recipes for when you wish to eat light or for when you are in the mood for something more indulgent. Jessica has numerous titles which are indexed for our members.

The Haven’s Kitchen Cooking School: Recipes and Inspiration to Build a Lifetime of Confidence in the Kitchen by Alison Cayne contains nine chapters centered on a key lesson: in the eggs chapter, readers will learn about timing and temperature while poaching, frying, and scrambling; in the soups chapter, they will learn to layer flavors through recipes like Green Curry with Chicken. The rigorously tested recipes – including wholesome lunches, dinner-party showstoppers, and delectable desserts – will become part of readers’ daily repertoires. Beautiful photographs show both the finished dishes and the how-to techniques, and helpful illustrations offer further guidance.

Savory Sweet: Simple Preserves from a Northern Kitchen by Beth Dooley and Mette Nielsen is a gorgeous book focusing on preserves. From carrot lemon marmalade with ginger and cardamom, crispy pickled red onions to garlic scape pesto with lemon thyme, to caramel apple butter with lemongrass these recipes will have you rethinking flavor combinations.  Low tech, simple, and fast, they eschew hot-water-bath methods in favor of chilling and freezing, keeping flavors and colors bold and bright; and they ease up on sugar to make way for the true savory sweetness of nature’s finest food. Look for a promotion on this book soon.

Salad Days: Boost Your Health and Happiness with 75 Simple, Satisfying Recipes for Greens, Grains, Proteins, and More by Amy Pennington dispels the notion of the boring side-dish salad. 75 creative and nutritious recipes take center stage at every meal including breakfast. Shaved Cabbage and White Onion with Pomegranate and Orange-Caraway Dressing, Summer Fruits with Crushed Herbs, and Fried Turmeric and Ginger Soybeans with Spinach will have us saying farewell to the wedge salad.

Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals by Susie Middleton demonstrates how to prepare seasonal vegetables in satisfying, filling suppers by pairing them with staple ingredients: noodles, grains, beans, greens, toast, tortillas, eggs, and broth. With 125 recipes for flavorful and veggie-forward dishes, tips on keeping a flexible and well-stocked pantry, and make-ahead and streamlining strategies this is the book that will guarantee that more vegetables will make their way to your plates. A full promotion is coming soon.

Simple Fare: Spring and Summer by Karen Mordechai contains recipes designed to excite and inspire, each offering 3 to 5 alternate ingredients that can be used in the same preparation. The food is approachable but decidedly nuanced, balancing unexpected flavor profiles with beautiful presentations. With 68 recipes and 97 variations, this title is an oversized, distinctively designed kitchen essential of more than 165 seasonal recipes and a valuable resource for avid cooks and beginners alike. I just ordered it as I loved her first title, Sunday Suppers. This Fall, the companion to Simple Fare: Spring and Summer will be released and aptly entitled Simple Fare: Fall and Winter

Pizza Camp: Recipes from Pizzeria Beddia by Joe Beddia is old school – it’s all about the dough, the sauce, and the cheese. And after perfecting his pie-making craft at Pizzeria Beddia in Philadelphia, he’s offering his methods and recipes in a cookbook that promises to ramp up our pizza game.
Les Marchés Francais: Four Seasons of French Dishes from the Paris Markets by Brian DeFehr and Pauline Boldt uses the markets as inspiration to create dishes like Pear, Chestnut, and Radicchio salad; Braised Quails with Brussels Sprouts and Horseradish; Cherry Tomato and Basil Clafoutis; Seared Duck Breast and Caramelized Fennel; Crème Brulée with Lavender Infusion, and more. All dishes are gluten-free, though you’d never even know it, and easily adapted to suit whatever seasonal produce is available where you are. 

At Balthazar: The New York Brasserie at the Center of the World by Reggie Nadelson explores the New York restaurant Balthazar and everything that makes it iconic in this brilliantly revealing book that celebrates the brasserie’s twentieth anniversary. Keith McNally, star restauranteur, gave author Reggie Nadelson unprecedented access to his legendary Soho brasserie, its staff, the archives, and the kitchens to bring you all the inside scoop.

My Mother’s Kitchen: A Search for the Meaning of Family, Food, and Life by Peter Gethers is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love. Gethers wanted to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn’t really know how to cook. He embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time.
Stirring Up Fun with Food: Over 115 Simple, Delicious Ways to Be Creative in the Kitchen by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Gia Russo shares more than 100 fun food-crafting ideas that will engage, delight, and amaze kids. Actress Gellar and former Martha Stewart Living editor Russo have organized this book by month, offering projects for every occasion and theme, including Super Bowl, Valentine’s Day, Shark Week, Halloween, and even a Star Wars Day with licensed Star Wars creations! Last year, Gellar’s husband Freddie Prinze published Back to the Kitchen: 75 Delicious, Real Recipes (& True Stories) from a Food-Obsessed Actor – food and fun run in the family.

The New Bloody Mary: More Than 75 Classics, Riffs & Contemporary Recipes for the Modern Bar by Vincenzo Marianella and James O. Fraioli teaches home bartenders how to assemble a colorful assortment of exciting bloodies that were collected from around the country (and a few from abroad). With more than seventy-five coveted recipes, including signature recipes from the man himself, Marianella reveals bartending secrets for creating admired and requested Bloody Mary cocktails no matter what time of day.

Vegan for Everybody: Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and In-Between by America’s Test Kitchen Editors decodes and demystifies vegan cooking, so you can reap its many benefits and avoid the pitfalls of bland food, lack of variety, and over-processed ingredients. You’ll find approachable, fresh, vibrant recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and in between.

Texas BBQ: Platefuls of Legendary Lone Star Flavor by The Editors of Southern Living is a roundup of over 100 authentic recipes from the state of Texas along with gorgeous full-color photography that include enticing appetizers, heirloom side dishes, and indulgent desserts. Look for a promotion soon.

The Nordic Way: Discover the World’s Most Perfect Carb-To-Protein Ratio for Preventing Weight Gain or Regain, and Lowering Your Risk of Disease by Arne Astrup, Jennie Brand-Miller and Christian Bitz shares the complex science at work behind the Nordic Diet, yet it’s remarkably simple and delicious to adopt. Featuring an in-depth look at peer-reviewed studies that support the diet and more than 60 stunningly photographed recipes, The Nordic Way is the health-forward cookbook that readers need to get and stay healthy for life.

A Year Right Here: Adventures with Food and Family in the Great Nearby by Jess Thomson, Seattle-based writer and cookbook author, sets out to spend a year exploring the food of the Pacific Northwest with her family. Planning to revel in the culinary riches of the region and hoping to break her son, Graham, of his childhood pickiness, the adventures into the great nearby include building a backyard chicken coop, truffle hunting in Oregon, and razor clamming on the Washington coast. Her plans to spend “a year right here” are complicated by efforts to help Graham overcome some of the mobility limitations of cerebral palsy, and thwarted further by her own limitations that come to the fore when she attempts the “Gourmet Century,” a hilly one-hundred-kilometer bike ride with gourmet food stops along the way. We will be sharing a promotion on this title soon – so far this book has been an enjoyable read. Jess has a couple of tour dates outstanding.

A Year of Picnics: Recipes for Dining Well in the Great Outdoors by Ashley English presents everything you need to picnic through the seasons, with over 70 picnic-perfect recipes, tips on selecting your location, advice for packing your basket, and creative ideas for outdoor activities. Through 20 themed picnics celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a Table to Farm Picnic or revel in the colors of autumn with a Falling Leaves Picnic – you’ll discover the ways food can be elevated by your surroundings. 

Weber’s Greatest Hits: 125 Recipes for Every Grill by Jamie Purviance is the ultimate gift for every griller, from beginner to veteran. Weber rated, debated, and curated its entire recipe collection, with help from its most enthusiastic fans. Here in one gorgeous package are the ultimate go-to recipes for every occasion. The book includes all-new photography, fun stories from Weber’s rich and often hilarious history, and special features such as the Top Ten Grilling Dos and Don’ts.

Five Ways to Cook Asparagus (and Other Recipes): The Art and Practice of Making Dinner by Peter Miller offers more than 90 recipes, plus menus, tips for giving new life to leftovers, and detailed advice on sourcing ingredients. Miller will show you how to cook dinner with only one or two fresh ingredients and be confident that you will eat well.

The Food Lover’s Garden: Growing, Cooking, and Eating Well (Urban Homesteader Hacks) by Jenni Blackmore introduces the foodie to the gardener in this deliciously accessible, easy-to-use guide to growing, cooking, and preserving twenty-some popular, easy-to-grow vegetables and herbs. Taking the budding gardener from planting, growing and harvesting, to preparation of delicious, nutritious, and affordable meals, this book is a celebration of food in all its stages.

From Garden to Grill: Over 250 Delicious Vegetarian Grilling Recipes by Elizabeth Orsini presents a wide array of vegetarian and vegan recipes that are sure to satisfy even the most dedicated carnivore (cauliflower steaks, anyone?). From appetizers and entrées, to sauces and seasonings, to delectable salads, this is the definitive guide to turning your farmer’s market basket into a delicious, flavorful feast. 

Cast Iron Pies: 101 Delicious Pie Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Cookware by Dominique DeVito delivers an elegant presentation of more than 100 sweet and savory pies tailor-made for everyone’s favorite cooking tool – the cast-iron skillet. Over 100 perfect pie recipes, ranging from fruit pies to cream pies, hand pies to quiches, and everything in between! Each recipe is created with your cast-iron skillet in mind, and they’ve even curated the ten best crust recipes, whether you’re looking for a buttery crust, a flaky crust, or even a gluten-free crust. 

Good Housekeeping Skillet Suppers: 65 Delicious Recipes by Good Housekeeping features more than 60 delicious dishes to prepare in a nonstick, stainless steel, or cast-iron skillet. The fresh, modern, and flavorful recipes include: Shrimp and Zucchini Scampi, Dijon Pork & Asparagus Sauté, Deep-Dish Veggie Supreme Pizza, Iced Spiced Skillet Rolls, and Chicken Chilaquiles.

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.

Kebabs: 75 Recipes for Grilling by Sabrina Baksh and Derrick Riches traveled the backroads of the Barbecue Belt and studied street-food stalls where skewered, grilled foods are most famous, like Greece, Turkey and the Middle East, India, and even Japan (yakitori) and France (brochettes). This is an all-round delicious ode to grilled foods on a stick. 

Grill Fire: 100+ Recipes & Techniques for Mastering the Flame by Lex Taylor explores the art of cooking with fire and offers more than just a collection of recipes: Taylor teaches essential grilling skills and tricks for transforming your backyard grill into a Brazilian churrascaria, making your own chicken wing racks, and feeding the hungry hordes. Along with tasty variations on the burger and dog, his delicious, globally influenced dishes range from Japanese kobe slices served with umami tare sauces to Mexican rotisserie chicken, crème brûléed pork chops, Cameroonian Snapper, and the perfect porterhouse. 

Kitchen Intuition: Reawaken Your Creativity, Engage All Your Senses, and Have More Fun Cooking! by Devyn Sisson is a book dedicated to awakening your inner master chef and helping you become adventurous, creative, and empowered in the kitchen. Devyn Sisson, daughter of Primal Blueprint  author, Mark Sisson, has prepared this unique book that takes you beyond the logistics of good cooking and into the realm of intuition – cultivating a harmonious connection between mind, body, and food.

Malaysia: Recipes from a Family Kitchen by Ping Coombes, winner of MasterChef 2014, brings Malaysian cuisine into the spotlight, and from her family table to yours, in this beautiful and unique cookbook. Drawing inspiration from her mother and from the late-night stalls and street markets in her hometown of Ipoh, Ping has assembled 100+ authentic and accessible recipes that serve as the perfect introduction to the tastes, textures, and colors of Malaysian fare. This title was previously released in 2016 in the UK. We are indexing Malaysia now and hope to bring you a promotion soon.
Salt Block Grilling: 70 Recipes for Outdoor Cooking with Himalayan Salt Blocks (Bitterman’s) by Mark Bitterman shares over 70 all new recipes for grilling traditional and nontraditional dishes on a Himalayan salt block from salt expert and best-selling author of Salt Block Cooking. Everyone who loves the excitement and pleasure of discovering new cooking techniques will enjoy this guide to grilling and entertaining with salt blocks. The introduction is your salt block owner’s manual, with everything you need to know to purchase, use, and maintain salt blocks with confidence. 

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat is a visionary new master class in cooking that distills decades of professional experience into just four simple elements, from the woman declared “America’s next great cooking teacher” by Alice Waters. 100 essential recipes – and dozens of variations – to put the lessons into practice and make bright, balanced vinaigrettes, perfectly caramelized roast vegetables, tender braised meats, and light, flaky pastry doughs are included along with 150 illustrations and infographics that reveal an atlas to the world of flavor.

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.
Real Pizza: Secrets of Neapolitan Tradition by Enzo De Angelis and Antonio Sorrentino features the recipes and techniques of eleven legendary Neapolitan pizza makers, this book reveals how to make authentic Neapolitan pizza at home. Wood-fired oven baking and fresh ingredients, such as San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and extra virgin olive oil distinguish Neapolitan pizza from other pies. This title is being released in Italy as well as the US.

My Way: From the Gutters to the Stars by Tim Raue is being released in the US and Germany this month. Tim Raue traces his journey from street kid to two-star Michelen chef and owner of the eponymous restaurant ranked #34 on the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. These are recipes for the advanced cook, culinary professional or someone who wants a peek behind the scenes of top world restaurants. It is a stunning book full of inspiration.

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:
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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 US.

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. 

The Preservatory: Seasonally Inspired Recipes for Creating and Cooking with Artisanal Preserves by Lee Murphy is an absolutely beautiful book which demonstrates how to create unique preserves and how to use them in delicious recipes. The creative options are truly endless, and this book will make jam masters out of everyone. Organized by season, the book features 55 recipes for preserves, such as Strawberry with Rose Petals, and Banana Passion Fruit & Rum; and 45 recipes using preserves, among them Butter BBQ’d Oysters with Chile Pepper Jam; Indian Spiced Lamb Meatballs with Indian Spiced Green Tomato; and Pan Seared Duck Breast with Plum Vanilla & Star Anise. Look for a promotion soon and check the author’s events on our calendar.
Finn’s World: Do What You Love. Love What You Eat by Finn Ni Fhaolain delivers delicious, healthy food that won’t break the bank, allowing you to spend more time following your dreams. Follow Finn’s tips on how to eat better to live a happier, more balanced life. All recipes are gluten-free and include Danish Breakfast Brod, Mother Hubbard’s Bare Cupboard Granola, Moroccan Surfer’s Breakfast, Disco Barbie Beetroot Soup, She Sells Seashells by the Seashore – Cockle Salsa Salad, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Cardboard – Thick Crust Pizza, Lime Cheesecake Cups and Elderflower and Redcurrant Muffins. This title will come to the US in May.


Saffron Soul: Healthy, Vegetarian Heritage Recipes from India by Mira Manek is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Whether you want to cook a Saffron & Lime Chia Pot, an Indian Summer Salad, a Thali, a Masala Almond Milk or a Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake, Saffron Soul combines the best of the core elements of Indian cooking with original health-promoting twists. As well as offering the best and most naturally healthy Gujarati recipes, Mira also recreates some perennial favourites, replacing traditionally used grains and sugar with more nutritious ingredients such as millet, chia and jaggery, and cutting down on oils and fats, to make her dishes even healthier. We are in the process of indexing this title to bring you a 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.  

Cracked: Creative and Easy Ways to Cook with an Egg by Linda Tubby offers a huge variety of recipes, from classic to contemporary, and includes insider tips on how to make the perfect boiled, scrambled, poached egg as well as how to master meringues, hollandaise sauce, mayonnaise and pasta. With recipes for Egg Hoppers with Kachumber, Bun Cha with Omelette Noodles, Cheesy Kale and Nut Fritters, Quail Egg Coconutty Curry, Mocha Meringue topped Brownies and Blueberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake, this is an inspirational collection of dishes for anyone that likes eggs! This title can also be purchased in the US.

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. 

Guilt-Free Nice Cream: Over 60 Amazing Dairy-Free Ice Creams by Margie Broadhead has everything you need to know about creating delicious and flavourful dairy-free nice cream. Using bananas as the base, you simply add your main ingredients of choice, churn, chill and hey presto, you have your very own healthy ice cream! Flavours include classics such as Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble, Banana Rum n Raisin and Raspberry Ripple as well as more inventive combinations such as a tropical Pina Colada Nice Cream served inside a pineapple! Margie also shows you how you can use your nice cream as a show-stopping dessert including a triple layer Neopolitan Nice Cream Cake, Double-Choc Salted Caramal Mini Magnums and an exquisite Peanut Butter and Chocolate Tart. 

I Love My Barbecue: More Than 100 of the Most Delicious and Healthy Recipes For the Grill by Hilarie Walden shares more than 100 delicious and diverse barbecue recipes for superb results every time you light it up. A comprehensive guide to barbecuing basics, covering everything you need to know to get started – from the cooking equipment and fuels to siting and lighting. Cooking techniques are explained in a clear, easy-to-understand manner, covering cooking methods, temperatures, food safety and timing for different types of food. Master the grilling of every ingredient including vegetables, meat, seafood and even desserts! This title is also being released in the US. 

Le Gavroche Cookbook by Michel Roux Jr. celebrates London restaurant Le Gavroche, created and run by the Roux family, now in its 50th year. Le Gavroche opened its doors in 1967 under Michel and Albert Roux. Half a century later, the Roux family is a name synonymous with quality French cooking and the highest standard of service. Michel Roux Jr, who has been chef de cuisine at Le Gavroche for over 25 years now, selects 200 of the most popular classic recipes from its kitchens. Michel Roux Jr worked with many of France’s top chefs and as a personal chef to the President of France before taking over at Le Gavroche. This reissued edition of his first book marks the restaurant’s 50th year anniversary, showing how to create the atmosphere and cuisine of Le Gavroche at home, with advice on dining French style and how to select what to drink, from aperitif to sweet wine. We are working on a promotion of this historic title, prior editions date back to 2001.
Mastering Chocolate: Recipes, Tips and Techniques from the Award-Winning Master Chocolatier by Mark Tilling, twice winner of the UK Chocolate Masters and champion of BBC2’s Bake Off: Creme de la Creme, reveals his showstopper recipes in this comprehensive guide. Mark covers the chocolate story from bean to bar, essential equipment and successful tempering, followed by 20 creative recipes for everyone from beginners to professional chefs.

Red Rooster: The Cookbook: The hottest food and hustle in Harlem by Marcus Samuelsson is being published in the UK this month. This title was previously released in the US last year. Essays and interviews along with archival and contemporary photos chronicle all that is Harlem. All these factors are reason enough to covet this book, but then we have the recipes: Aunt Maybel’s Ham Buns with Chocolate Gravy; Steamed Bass, Fiery Noodles, Long Beans; and Andouille Bread Pudding which are just a few examples of Samuelsson’s greatness. 

Fridge Cakes: Over 30 No-Bake Desserts by Jean-Luc Sady shares over 30 ingenious recipes that are simple to make but taste amazing. There’s a zesty chocolate orange, a decadent choco-fudge, and a summery mango and passionfruit. For a boozy dinner party, you can’t look past the Limoncello and nougat: the perfect happy ending. And what about a little festive number, Christmas gingerbread with citrus and spices, for when you’re all-cooked-out over the festive period?

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.

A Year of Beautiful Eating: Eat Fresh. Eat Seasonal. Glow with Health, All Year Round by Madeleine Shaw, bestselling nutritional health coach, shows you how to eat your way to health and beauty all year round. With over 100 nutritious and wholesome recipes packed with flavour and medicinal benefits, Madeleine focuses on the importance of eating in tune with nature and supercharging your plate with what your body needs to look and feel beautiful season by season. Toast the longer days of spring with Lamb Chops with Parsnip Mash and Asparagus; cool off with a Papaya and Peanut Salad in summer; embrace the autumn with a Pumpkin and Red Cabbage Salad with Miso Dressing and indulge in winter with Coconut Chocolate Chunk Cookies. No matter your mood, this is good, wholesome eating, every day of the year. We are indexing this title for a promotion. 

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:


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.

Everyday Kitchen: 52 Easy, Healthy and Hearty Meals by Ed Halmagyi is jam-packed with a new collection of Ed’s favourite easy recipes, brimming with flavour, but low on the difficulty scale, and designed with one purpose in mind – to help you and your gang eat better and love life more. After all, isn’t that sense of joy the whole reason for getting people together around a table? With 52 complete meals, in three main chapters – Hearty, Healthy and Easy – you’ll have a new recipe to try each week of the year.

Julie Goodwin’s Essential Cookbook by Julie Goodwin promises to deliver delicious food to feed your hungry loved ones. Collected here for the first time you can find Julie’s essential go-to recipes: from making a great omelette, to roasting the perfect chicken, preparing simple and satisfying soups and salads and baking classic cakes, muffins and desserts that will become family favourites. Whatever ingredients you have in the house, no matter the season or occasion, you can put together a tasty feast that will please everyone, every time.

Pana Chocolate, The Recipes: Raw. Organic. Handmade. Vegan. by Pana Barbounis is the sweet book vegans and health-aware sweet tooths have been waiting for. It includes over 70 recipes that cover the sweet spectrum – from breakfast (chia pudding, granola, buckwheat porridge) to kids parties (chocolate crackles, honey joys), to uniquely plated creations based around raw chocolate to traditional desserts that can be made raw, there is something to delight each sweet craving without the guilt of modern additives. This title is also being released in the US.

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. 

A Whole New Way to Eat: 135+ Feel-Good Recipes from About Life by Vladia Cobrdova is the culmination of years of knowledge working as a recipe developer for the cafes at the Australian wholefood stores About Life, combining ingredients to create the perfect balance of health, nutrition and taste. Covering breakfast, drinks, dips & spreads, salads, soups, lunch, dinner, snacks and sweets. This title is also being released in the US.

The 7:2:1 Plan by Tim Robards is the author’s tried-and-tested method of combining fitness and flexibility with eating 70% super clean, 20% sensible and 10% relaxed for a nutritionally-balanced lifestyle. Tim does not believe in counting calories. Instead, he goes back to nutrition basics to help you form simple and sustainable eating practices based on your own individual needs. Tim shares an expertly tailored step-by-step exercise guide to help you be your fittest and most flexible self and with 100 easy and abundant recipes, you’ll have everything you need to start your 7-2-1 journey for life.

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. 
New Zealand

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.

Homegrown Kitchen: Everyday Recipes for Eating Well by Nicola Galloway is a complete guide to eating well for those who love to cook fresh food. Beginning with a comprehensive section on the kitchen essentials, including sourdough bread, home preserving and fermentation, the book is then divided into breakfast, lunch and main meal chapters, followed by a chapter on indulgent sweet treats. Inspired by her large garden, Nicola Galloway creates food in rhythm with the changing seasons, with fresh homegrown and local produce forming the base of her recipes. 


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  • KarinaFrancis  on  April 26, 2017

    Somebody hide my credit card quick before I have a date with Amazon!

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