Preview of February Cookbooks

There are some delicious cookbooks being released in February and today I'll share a few that I'm excited about with more previews coming throughout the month. Happy reading.

Dulce de Leche: Recipes, Stories, & Sweet Traditions by Josephine Caminos Oria is a cookbook and memoir rolled into one. The Buenos Aires born author and founder of La Dorita, a small-batch, all-natural line of dulce de leche products, shares stories and recipes dating back to when the family moved to America and she cooked by her grandmother Dorita's side. The book is beautiful with lovely illustrations throughout and includes five recipes for variations of dulce de leche alone! Josephine shares soulful recipes that will start your day off with breakfast and end with a comforting dinner followed by a luscious dessert.  

 

Back Pocket Pasta: Inspired Dinners to Cook on the Fly by Colu Henry outlines how a well-stocked kitchen and a few seasonal ingredients can be the motivation for delicious, simply prepared meals in the time it takes to boil water. Pantry staples give you a head start, so you can plan your meal on the way home from work. If you know that you have a tin of anchovies, parmesan, and panko bread crumbs, you can pick up fresh kale to make Tuscan Kale "Caesar" Pasta. Or if you have capers, red pepper flakes, and a lemon, you can make Linguine with Quick Chili Oil. With genius flavor combinations, a gorgeous photograph for every recipe, and a smart guide to easy-drinking cocktails and wine, this book will inspire you to cook better meals faster. Colu has a number of events scheduled to promote her book.  

Share: Delicious and Surprising Recipes to Pass Around Your Table by Chris Santos and Rick Rodgers is a hip collection of innovative dishes from the sexy Chopped judge and restaurant owner written along with our favorite cookbook writer, Rick Rodgers. The photographs are stellar and the recipes will rock your palate - French Onion Soup Dumplings (something that has been on my bucket list to make), Crab Corn Dogs with Old Bay Alioli and Oreo Pancakes with Vanilla Creme Icing are just a few examples.  I apologize for continuing to use this phrase - but this book is a must have - all the cool kids need it - and we're all cool.
 
Chicken on the Menu by Luc Hoornaert and Kris Vlegels is being released in Belgium and the U.K. this month and headed to the U.S. in March. The book shares 60 ultimate chicken dishes including recipes from top chefs. This book's goal is to be a reference book for chicken dishes. Chicken is a universal dish, prepared around the world, and beloved by people everywhere for its accessibility and versatility. Luc Hoornaert and Kris Vlegels present recipes by the greats including Bocuse and Georges Blanc, classical chicken dishes for every day, and recipes from cultures around the world. We love chicken in our house it is extremely affordable and a crowd pleaser. 
 
 
Cooking with Cocktails: 100 Spirited Recipes by Kristy Gardner promises to be a beautiful book where each recipe is spirited resulting in a delicious adventure with roots in Italian and French cuisine.  Julia Child famously commented, "I enjoy cooking with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food" and Kristy delivers on Julia's quote with recipes such as Irish Whisky French Onion Soup, Limoncello Spot Prawns with Fresh Black Pepper, Beer Braised Chicken Thighs and Red Wine Poached Pears with Creamy Ricotta. I'll have more on this title for you soon.

 

The Pho Cookbook: Easy to Adventurous Recipes for Vietnam's Favorite Soup and Noodles by Andrea Nguyen delivers the definitive guide to all things Pho. Gorgeous photographs throughout with recipes for variations of Pho and add-ons to make your bowl of comfort pop. Recipes for Panfried Pho Noodles, Pho Pot Stickers and Pho Noodle Rolls will add some tasty elements to accompany Vietnam's favorite soup and noodles. Andrea's books are perfection and be sure to check out the event she has scheduled to celebrate this book.

 

A Meatloaf in Every Oven: Two Chatty Cooks, One Iconic Dish and Dozens of Recipes - from Mom's to Mario Batali's by Frank Bruni and Jennifer Steinhauer delivers wit and sustenance in the form of warm, comforting meatloaf recipes. Marilyn Pollack Naron illustrations adorn this fun title that will have you gathering ingredients to make Bobby Flay's Korean-Style Meatloaf with Spicy Glaze or Alex Guarnashelli's Mom's Meatloaf in no time. Frank and Jennifer have a few events on the calendar to talk about their new book - check to see if they are in your area.



Cooking for Friends: Bring People Together, Enjoy Good Food, and Make Happy Memories by Terry Edwards and George Craig is another title that I am crushing over this month. The two authors began by making meals for their friends and ended up opening one of London's most celebrated pop-up restaurants - Check On. 100 great recipes with stunning photographs by Georgie Clark who I have been corresponding with because of my obsession with one of the pans in her photos - make this book shine. Grilled Scallops with Bacon Butter, Curried Cauliflower and Almond Soup and Walnut and Potato Dumplings with Rainbow Chard and Berkswell are a few treasures from this title. Cooking with Friends needs to be on your radar. (Through careful and obsessive sluething I was able to find the pan! If only I used my powers for good.)

Princess Pamela's Soul Food Cookbook: A Mouth-Watering Treasury of Afro-American Recipes by Pamela Strobel is back in print after 45 years thanks to the efforts of the Lee Brothers. Princess Pamela's speakeasy-style restaurant in New York was the place to be, serving regulars that included Andy Warhol to Diana Ross for thirty years. Her Southern cooking influenced chefs nationwide, and her cookbook was one of the earliest books to coin soul food. This iconic book of African-American cuisine has been out of print for forty years and Rizzoli has brought it back for a new generation of cooks. Fried Chicken and Collard Greens and unique treasures such as Pork Spoon Bread and Peanut Butter Biscuits are delivered with advice on living and loving. Food52 shares a fascinating piece on Princess Pamela that is a must read. Pamela's motto was "eat with lovin' kindness' - we all need a little of that.
 
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