February 2017 – Cookbook Roundup

Each month I happily wade through hundreds of cookbooks, selecting and reviewing all the best new releases from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand (and other countries). The only thing left for you to do is to add them to your Bookshelf. 

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Now to the roundup, February has a nice selection of titles ranging from a book devoted to Pho and one that will have you cooking with cocktails to titles designed to bring us around the table with family and friends. There are a 75 books this month – let’s get started.


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 one of our favorite cookbook writers, 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 Créme Icing are just a few examples.  I apologize for continuing to use this phrase – but this book is a must have. Be sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a copy of this fantastic title and check out the review post which will give you more information as well as a delicious recipe to try now.  
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. 

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’s 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 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. Please check out our review and recipe post on this title and be sure to enter our giveaway. This book was published in the UK last year as Terry & George – Feeding Friends.

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 and Diana Ross for thirty years. Her Southern cooking influenced chefs nationwide, and her cookbook was one of the earliest books to coin the term “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.

Dinner Déjà Vu: Southern Tonight, French Tomorrow by Jennifer Booker shares recipes for two delicious meals, one Southern and one French, from one list of ingredients. The Southern-born author traveled to Paris to study French cooking at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts only to realize that rustic French and Southern dishes use many of the same ingredients. This is Jennifer’s second title, her first book Field Peas to Foie Gras looks like a winner as well. I’m looking forward to this title. A promotion on this title (and the author’s first book) will be coming soon.

breddos Tacos: A Delicious Edible Plate by Nud Dudhia and Chris Whitney was released in 2016 in the UK and in the US this month.  The book offers over 75 recipes for tacos, tostadas, and small plates, including over 70 condiments. Their tempting dishes include Barbacoa beef cheeks, Yucatan chicken with mango habanero sauce, Green chorizo and duck egg, Baja fish tacos, and Octopus ‘al pastor’ with roasted pineapple. The book is packed with gorgeous photos and recipes for accompaniments, wings and more.  

Naturally Nourished: Healthy, Delicious Meals Made with Everyday Ingredients by Sarah Britton streamlines vegetarian cooking by bringing her signature vibrant photography and fantastic flavors to an accessible cookbook fit for any budget, any day of the week. Her mains, sides, soups, salads, and snacks all call for easy cooking techniques and ingredients found in any grocery store. With callouts to vegan and gluten-free options and ideas for substitutions, this beautiful cookbook shows readers how to cook smart, not hard. The author’s first book, My New Roots, is absolutely gorgeous and I am excited to get my hands on this title! Sarah has an event scheduled on the 28th in Vancouver.

Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants by Stefani Bittner and Alethea Harampolis is a practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide that will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your backyard. Visually stunning, the book contains vibrant photographs and is teeming with myriad uses for the wealth from our gardens.
My Sweet Kitchen: Recipes for Stylish Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Donuts, Cupcakes, and More–Plus Tutorials for Distinctive Decoration, Styling, and Photography by Linda Lomelino shares not only recipes but also the author’s expert advice on how to bake, decorate, and photograph your own delicious creations. Through nearly 50 original recipes for decadent delights – from Rhubarb Summer Cake and Lime Pie with Marinated Strawberries to Chocolate Cake with Meringue Brûlée and Caramel Macadamia Tart – Linda is your guide to making picture-perfect desserts. Turn each recipe an opportunity to bake, style, click, and share. For more information on this title and a recipe you can try now check out our review post and be sure to enter our contest.
Gateaux: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq is a masterpiece of pastry. This book is stunning and is on par with Felder’s other titles such as Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry. I hope 2017 allows me time to make beautiful creations like those shared in Gateaux – a Crêpe-Topped Raspberry cake that looks like heaven is number one on my list. Check back soon as we will be offering a promotion on this gorgeous book.
Onions Etcetera: The Essential Allium Cookbook – more than 150 recipes for leeks, scallions, garlic, shallots, ramps, chives and every sort of onion by Kate Winslow and Guy Ambrosino is one of the best single subject cookbooks I have come across. The recipes are varied and special and the photographs are incredible. I will be doing a full review and promotion on this title but for now I will tell you I want to make every single recipe in this book. In addition to the dishes where the star is first and foremost onions, there are recipes such as a Sunday Brisket with Onions then Tuesday’s Shepherd’s Pie using leftovers from the brisket, Roasted Onions Stuffed with Lentils, Feta and Prunes, Noodle Toss with Pork, Shredded Tofu and Garlic Chives and a gorgeous Chive Pasta with Six-Allium Sauce. This book will not gather dust on your bookshelf. The authors have events scheduled to promote this title.
Bake from Scratch is collection of recipes from the first year of the Bake from Scratch magazine which features endless inspiration for home bakers. Bake from Scratch is one of my favorite magazines – it is extremely well done and I can imagine that this book will be the same. I pre-ordered the book and am looking forward to its release on the 28th. It will be nice to have all the magazine’s content in one beautiful cookbook.

The Chinese Kitchen Garden: Growing Techniques and Family Recipes from a Classic Cuisine by Wendy Kiang-Spray beautifully blends the story of the author’s cultural heritage with growing information for 38 Chinese vegetable such as lotus root, garlic, chives, and eggplant and 25 traditional recipes, like congee, dumplings, and bok choy stir-fry, all organized by season.
The Fast Days Cookbook: Delicious & filling low-calorie recipes for the 5:2 diet by Laura Herring helps you plan what to eat and when for those on the 5:2 diet which calls for restricting your calorie consumption to 25% of your energy (calorie) needs, two days a week, and eating normally the rest of the time. Clever ideas for utilizing ingredients that focus on flavors and give you maximum satisfaction for the fewest calories is what you will find in these recipes. With 60 delicious, quick, and easy dishes ranging from 50 to 450 calories, the meals in this book can actually be enjoyed any day even if you aren’t following this specific diet plan. Prawn Summer Rolls with Dipping Sauce, Fig, Apricot & Pistachio Granola and Poke Bowls are just a few examples that don’t sound like deprivation at all.
The Complete Cook’s Country Magazine 2016 by America’s Test Kitchen gathers all six issues of Cook’s Country magazine from the past year in one edition. This title features over 250 easy-to-make, family-friendly recipes from the cooks at America’s Test Kitchen, 170 brutally honest product ratings, and 150 amazingly effective quick tips and shortcuts, plus a detailed index to help you find it all fast. A spill-safe plaid cover with a cloth spine makes this a beautiful edition for your cookbook library.
The Skillet Suppers Cookbook by Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen shows how the creative use of a single pan in the kitchen can lead to delicious diversity at the table. A small collection of 22 recipes for healthy and wholesome meals that can be made in one simple skillet are contained in the 56 pages. An easy primer describes the particular benefits of the various skillet materials and finishes, and a collection of quick tips assists in their care and upkeep.

Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner and Jason Varney is based on the memoir Anatolian Days and Nights and presents more than 100 accessible recipes inspired by Turkish food traditions found in the authors’ travels. These thoughtful adaptations of authentic dishes draw on readily available ingredients while featuring traditional techniques. Recipes include Circassian Chicken, Carrot Hummus with Toasted Fennel Seeds, SpiceRoute Moussaka, Weeknight Lamb Manti, Stuffed Grape Leaves, and Black Sea Hazelnut Baklava, and so much more. 

Ambrosia, Volume 3: Brooklyn by Bonjwing Lee, Adam Goldberg, Daniela Velasco and Elyssa Goldberg delivers the great borough of Brooklyn’s food story. From the mouths of great chefs, street vendors and guardians of hallowed centuries-old institutions we learn about one of the most influential and complex regions in the world, and what its like to cook and eat there in 2016. Volume 3 eats its way through Brooklyn and brings you stories, photos, and recipes from the area’s greatest chefs. Prior issues of this publication are Ambrosia Volume 1: Mexico  and Ambrosia Volume 2: Denmark.  

Beautifully Real Food: Guilt-Free, Meat-Free Recipes to Indulge In by Sam Murphy is an incredible collection of recipes that includes delicious, healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sides, salads, sauces, smoothies and desserts. It features the author’s recipes for: Spaghetti Carbonara, Loaded Vegan Hot Dogs, Salted Caramel Brownies, The Vegan Big Mac, and more. Whether you’re looking to go without meat or dairy every day, every week or just once a month, or if you just want to indulge in guilty food without the guilt, this is the perfect guide to making meals you can really enjoy.
Weeknight Paleo: 100+ Easy and Delicious Family-Friendly Meals by Julie Mayfield and Charles Mayfield, the bestselling authors of Paleo Comfort Foods and Quick & Easy Paleo Comfort Foods are back with easy, delicious, quick, family-friendly Paleo recipes for dinner, featuring plenty of lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats. 100 satisfying Paleo recipes are here to add variety and keep your family well fed, no matter how hectic or busy your day. For those new to Paleo or in need of a refresher, the Mayfields list the equipment, appliances, and pantry staples you’ll need to set up a Paleo kitchen, and provide prep tips, meal plans, and shopping lists to organize weekly meals. 

Truffle Boy: My Unexpected Journey Through the Exotic Food Underground by Ian Purkayastha is the story of New York City’s leading truffle importer who boasts a devoted clientele of top chefs nationwide who began as a food-obsessed teenager in rural Arkansas who learned to forage for wild mushrooms from an uncle in the Ozark hills. Rife with tales from the hidden underbelly of the elite restaurant scene, this title chronicles Ian’s high stakes dealings with a truffle kingpin in Serbia, meth-head foragers in Oregon, crooked businessmen and maniacal chefs in Manhattan, gypsy truffle hunters in the forests of Hungary, and a supreme adventure to find “Gucci mushrooms” in the Himalayan foothills. 
The Temporary Bride: A Memoir of Love and Food in Iran by Jennifer Klinec is the story of the author’s fearlessness in leaving a boring corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London apartment and travel the world in search of delicious recipes and obscure culinary traditions. Her journey takes her to Iran, where she seeks out a local woman to learn the secrets of Persian cuisine. Vahid, son of the local woman, is suspicious of the strange foreigner who turns up in his mother’s kitchen. When the two are thrown together on an unexpected adventure, they discover a mutual attraction that draws them irresistibly toward each other.

Cravings: How I Conquered Food by Judy Collins is a no-holds-barred account of the folk legend’s harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution.

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names and words of more than 150 black men and women who played remarkable roles in unforgettable events in the nation’s history.

Distilled in Oregon: A History & Guide with Cocktail Recipes (American Palate) by Scott Stursa leads a journey through the history of distilling in the Beaver State from the early settlers through prohibition and beyond.
Food & Wine Annual Cookbook 2017: An Entire Year of Recipes by Matt Moore is Food & Wine Magazine’s annual recipe collection is filled with simple and fabulous dishes, all perfected in their Test Kitchen. Look for the most delicious recipes from star chefs, including Thomas Keller, Marcus Samuelsson, Michael Symon, Alex Guarnaschelli and Dominique Ansel.

Everyday Seafood: From the Simplest Fish to a Seafood Feast, 100 recipes for Home Cooking by Nathan Outlaw offers 100 brand-new recipes for all kinds of fish and shellfish. Economical and healthy, good-quality fresh seafood is also fast and easy to cook. This title was previously released in the UK last year. A visually beautiful book full of photographs and delivers much more than delicious seafood recipes. Wine pairings, side dishes and even dessert (to follow your seafood feast) makes this a well-rounded cookbook for all seafood lovers. 

Easy Mexican Food Favorites: A Mexican Cookbook for Taqueria-Style Home Cooking by Jennifer Olvera shares the cooking secret the author discovered while trying to bring Mexican favorites to her family’s table and that is all you need to enjoy delicious Mexican food at home is some simple techniques, time-saving tips, and a gradual, acquired instinct. She delivers all this and more in this title along with 115 hassle-free recipes and step-by-step instructions.
Easy Flourless Muffins & Cookies: Delicious Recipes for Healthy, Portable Gluten-Free Snacks by Amanda Drozdz delivers recipes that come together in a snap and are completely gluten-free, using clever techniques and easily found wheat alternatives to get that scrumptious light and fluffy texture in muffins, and the classic chewy goodness in bars and cookies. Examples include: Honey Almond Oatmeal Muffins, Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, No-Bake Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Bars, Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Muffins and Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies.

Happily Homemade: Cooking with Love by Rachel Schultz shares the author’s go-to creations that always get rave reviews. The popular blogger and Pinterest celebrity’s approachable recipes include only ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. This gorgeous cookbook includes a photo of every recipe, plus essays and tips from Rachel (and her friends) on hospitality and making life easier in the kitchen.

Pâtisserie Gluten Free: The Art of French Pastry: Cookies, Tarts, Cakes and Puff Pastries by Patricia Austin offers a tantalizing collection of gluten-free recipes. This beautifully photographed cookbook is unique in presenting some of the most challenging treats to make without gluten: classic French pastries. The photographs of the pastries in this book would rival any book devoted to pastry. Perfect madeleines, tarts, cakes and cookies that I am eager to try. Recently, we’ve discovered that my son and I may have some gluten sensitivities and with books like this title – we won’t need to give up delicious desserts.

Chocolat: From the Cocoa Bean to the Chocolate Bar by Pierre Marcolini reveals the trade secrets of the art of fine chocolate making: learn how to roast, grind, and temper the chocolate at home just like the professionals and master all aspects of chocolate making. His recipes run the gamut of chocolate possibilities-irresistible creamy sauces, decadent pastries, bars, truffles, and even a smattering of savory dishes-and are beautifully presented and gorgeously photographed in this handsome volume that no chocolate lover should be without.

Gorgeous: Eat Well, Look Great by Shvetha Jaishankar dips into the former model and Miss India’s own experiments with food, weight loss and well-being to present a collection of delightful recipes, insights and a meal plan on how to eat well and look great. She has also gathered refreshing ideas and recipes from the kitchens of India’s top models like Priyanka Chopra, Milind Soman, Malaika Arora Khan, Gul Panag and Madhu Sapre, who embody a balance that allows them to eat what they truly enjoy while still looking their best. 

Leon: Fast & Free by Jane Baxter, Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent delivers recipes from the High Street restaurant chain that are completely gluten- and dairy-free, with some formed from a paleo diet. The book, as all Leon titles are, is beautiful with gorgeous photographs and tempting recipes such as Coconut Water Fried Chicken, Okonomiyaki, Pitta Di Patate (an onion and potato bread) and Roast Chicken with Jerusalem Artichokes & Coppa Di Parma. As the cover states, this book is for people who really like food.

Jane Butel’s Tex-Mex Cookbook (The Jane Butel Library) by Jane Butel is being re-released this month in paperback. Tex-Mex cooking is more popular than ever and Jane Butel, founder of the Pecos River Spice Company, makes it simple and easy with hundreds of recipes, for everything from the best guacamole to crab-filled enchiladas.

Herbs for Flavor, Healing, and Natural Beauty by Jim Rude and Jena Carlin encourages you to tantalize your tastebuds and naturally enhance your beauty with fresh herbs. Featuring gorgeous photography, this one-of-a-kind guide is a carefully cultivated collection of beauty and healing secrets, space-saving herb garden ideas, and recipes for delectable herb-inspired dishes. Discover the wide variety of delicious, healthy, and beautiful ways to use herbs in your kitchen – from familiar flavors like basil and thyme to new favorites like burnet and tarragon.

One Pan & Done: Hassle-Free Meals from the Oven to Your Table by Molly Gilbert shows you how to use your oven to your advantage, letting it do most of the work to turn out juicy, crispy roasts, succulent vegetables, rich stews, flaky fish, and, of course, sweet treats. Think of it as fast slow-cooking, but with the benefits of baking, roasting, and broiling for concentrated, intense flavor every time. The best part is that with Molly’s simple, hands-off recipes, you’ll have time to savor your meal and enjoy your company. Whether you’re an over-scheduled parent, a busy young professional, or even an accomplished cook, you deserve food that’s big on flavor, but simple on steps. This book is the follow up to her run-away hit Sheet Pan Suppers. 

Mouthfeel: How Texture Makes Taste (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History) by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbæk investigates the multiple ways in which food texture influences taste. Combining scientific analysis with creative intuition and a sophisticated knowledge of food preparation, they write a one-of-a-kind book for food lovers and food science scholars. 

The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health by Stephanie Weaver is an essential lifestyle guide to reducing headaches and other symptoms related to migraine, vertigo, and Meniere’s disease. Its “slow-approach” plan and more than 75 trigger-free recipes set readers up for success – even when they’re in pain.

Plenish: Fuel Your Ambition: Plant-based juices and meal plans to power your goals by Kara Rosen is the follow up to Plenish: Juices to Boost, Cleanse & Heal. The title shares recipes, plant-based juices and meal plans to power your goals whatever they may be. 
One Part Plant: A Simple Guide to Eating Real, One Meal at a Time by Jessica Murnane shares what the author learned on her way to healing her body through food and all she asks of us is to eat one plant-based meal a day. She keeps it simple and, most importantly, delicious – with 100 allergy-friendly recipes like Creamy Mushroom Lasagna, Easy Vegetable Curry Bowls, Triple Berry Skillet Cobbler, and Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Featuring her top ten pantry basics, practical advice, and colorful and bold photography, this title is an inspiring and educational guide to eating real and feeling your best.

An Irish Country Cookbook: More Than 140 Family Recipes from Soda Bread to Irish Stew, Paired with Ten New, Charming Short Stories from the Beloved Irish Country Series (Irish Country Books) by Patrick Taylor delivers ten new short stories in the popular An Irish Country series paired with more than 140 delicious Irish family recipes.
From Cabela’s Kitchen Table by Cabela’s Outfitters is a collection of recipes provided by employees of Cabela’s Outfitters, Among these pages you will find more than 200 recipes and DIY tips on how to prepare your game fist and other wild edibles.

At the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain (Early Modern Cultural Studies) by Jodi Campbell demonstrates the ways in which early modern Spaniards used food as a mechanism for the performance of social identity. Research on European food culture has been based largely on studies of England, France, and Italy, but more locally on Spain. Jodi Campbell combines these studies with original research in household accounts, university and monastic records, and municipal regulations to provide a broad overview of Spanish food customs and to demonstrate their connections to identity and social change in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

Pure Heart: A Spirited Tale of Grace, Grit, and Whiskey by Troylyn Ball and Bret Witter is a charming story of a woman who set out to find a purpose in the most unexpected of places, and ended up finding happiness, contentment, and a community of love and respect. This is the story of Asheville Distillery and Troy & Sons and one woman’s quest to create the perfect moonshine recipe. 

Porridge: Oats + Grains + Seeds + Rice by Anni Kravi shares over 50 recipes which take inspiration from around the world, using oats, quinoa, amaranth, raw buckwheat, bulgur wheat, rice and spelt. The chapters are broken down into mylk (almond milk and coconut milk) bases, sweet, savoury, raw and cooked recipes and over 20 inventive toppings. All the recipes are sugar-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan. This title is being released in the US this month and previously released in the UK in January.
More Braai the Beloved Country by Jean Nel has been released in the US and South Africa this month.  Following on the success of Braai the Beloved Country, the well-known outdoor cooking coach, shares his braai secrets in this title. Full of mouth-watering recipes such as Coffee-rubbed Ribeye Steaks, Pork Belly with a Quince and Sherry Glaze or the classic South African Chicken and Apricot Sosaties, this book is also filled with stunning photographs. With a keen enthusiasm for wood and charcoal braaiing, Jean Nel is undoubtedly a braai fanatic. Give him a piece of meat and he will magic it into one of his classic, effortless masterpieces of smoky delight. If you have ever been uncertain about the difference between Direct and Indirect cooking, or any aspect of braaiing, spend an afternoon engrossed in this book and you too will soon be an expert.

Leafy Greens Cafe: Recipes from Our Organic Garden by Antonia de Luca is another title being released in South Africa and the US this month. There are two things for which Italians are world-famous: passion and wonderful food, and Antonia De Luca’s family have been gifted with both. In this, De Luca’s first cookbook, she details the joy of learning about farming and cooking from her father and grandmother, who instilled in her an appreciation for the sheer delight of sun-ripened ox-heart heirloom tomatoes, fragrant fresh basil and crusty home-baked breads. Following the success of Leafy Greens Café, whose core concept is to create a daily menu from whatever has been freshly harvested from Rocky Ridge Farm’s organic garden, De Luca presents a collection of her favourite recipes (including spinach croquettes, kale salad and Piña Coladas) to encourage a return to natural, living foods.
Asian Pies: A Collection of Pies and Tarts with an Asian Twist by Evonne Lyn Lee and Sarah FC Lee is a stunning cookbook that contains 50 unique pie recipes that are set to make the Western staple an Asian favourite! Featuring 50 recipes from potpies and puff pastries to tarts, this collection of unique Asian pies will redefine the limits of pie-baking with exciting sweet and savoury pie fillings that tantalize your taste buds. This book is being released in Singapore and the US this month. 

My First Kitchen by Vikas Khanna expertly guides you on how to set up your own kitchen, cook marvelous food in quick, easy steps, throw parties, even barbeque like you were a pro! He holds your hand through the journey as you pick the best produce, learn to cut, chop and preserve and puree all the processes that you thought too intimidating. My First Kitchen is the only book you will need to begin your culinary journey! This title is being released in India and the US. Vikas’ cookbooks are favorites in my collection and it doesn’t hurt that he is easy on the eyes.
Bone Soup and Flipped Bread: The Yemenite Jewish Kitchen by Sue Spertus Larkey is being released in Israel this month and comes to the US in March – it shares beautiful photographs, both modern and archival and presents the history, little-known culinary heritage and food traditions of the over two-thousand-year-old Yemenite Jewish community, as well as the changes that followed immigration to Israel in the 1950’s. A chapter on the indispensable Yemenite larder is followed by three sections devoted to everyday recipes and recipes for foods that traditionally accompany life-cycle events and holidays. These are prefaced by descriptions of the many colorful customs central to the celebrations, Yemenite cooks personal stories, tips and above all, their deep desire to preserve their beloved food heritage.


Flipping Good!: Pancakes from Across the World
 by Sudi Pigott takes influences from countries all over the world to create a unique collection of recipes. We love pancakes in this house and I preordered this book because of the list of recipes which include Ricotta pancakes with Banana and Honeycomb Orange Butter; Potato Latkes with Sumac Fried Egg; Galettes de Sarrasin with Leeks and Merguez sausage; Okonomiyaki with Shredded Cabbage, Prawns and Tamarind Sauce; Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes with Apricots and Maple Syrup; and Kaiserschmarren with Plum Compote. This title is being released in the UK and US. 

Everyday Delicious: Super Tasty Breakfasts, Brunches, Mains, Desserts & Snacks by Izy Hossack is the paperback version of Top with Cinnamon which is being released in the UK and US this month. I recently posted a review of this title on Sunday Supper Movement and was pleasantly surprised by the variety of dishes this young blogger has created. Her next title, The Savvy Cook will be out in July and is geared toward cooking for one or two people. Izy is someone to watch. The Chocolate Chip Amaretto Torte from Everyday Delicious is fantastic! 

The Homemade Vegan by Joanne O’Connell is being published in the UK this month and comes to the US in April. This book is a collection of recipes from vegan’s early days giving them the proper context and referencing the communities and households who created them. The recipes demonstrate affordable ways to eat healthy dairy alternatives, without the added chemicals, sugar, and salt, which are now so often added to the processed versions produced by major food manufacturers. 
The Food and Cooking of Pakistan: Traditional Dishes From The Home Kitchen by Shezhad Husain includes 85 classic recipes from the ‘Land of the Pure’ and is being released in both the UK and US this month.  Pakistan is proud of its culinary heritage and the regional dishes that are increasingly popular around the world. Traditionally based on ancient Mughlai recipes, modern Pakistani cooking embraces the ingredients and techniques of nearby countries, creating richer, more elaborate food that is often referred to in the West as being Lahori or Peshawari. Delectable biyanis – a must at every wedding banquet – biryanis, nehari, haleem, kebabs, gol gappay are just a few examples of the recipes in this title.

Eat Better Not Less: 100 Healthy and Satisfying Recipes by Nadia Damaso proves that healthy food isn’t boring, and filling your body with the right ingredients can make you feel amazing. It is an absolutely stunning book with eye-popping photographs that totally are crave worthy. There are even desserts including ice cream! Beef Tenderloin with Plum Blackberry Sauce and Garlic Mushrooms, Divine Nougat Cheesecake Topped with Chocolate Sauce and Sweet Potato Fries with Heavenly Tahini Dip are a few examples of what awaits you in this gorgeous book. 
Adventures of a Terribly Greedy Girl by Kay Plunkett-Hogge is a celebration of a tumbling through life, of mistakes, and opportunities laid bare. Joyful, witty, and occasionally indiscreet, this is a book that stares at menopause with a gin in hand and looks back at a life entirely unplanned. The book also includes 25 pivotal recipes including Ivy on the Shore Salad, Salty-sweet Peanut Cookies, and Thai Gravadlax.

Love Your Lunches: Vibrant Healthy Recipes to Brighten Up Your Day by Rebecca Dickinson has over 50 inspiring ideas to brighten up your mid-day meals. Each recipe is nutritionally balanced, easy to make, and mouth-wateringly delicious. There are also ideas for toppers, snacks, shared lunches, and innovative ways to package and transport your lunches. Learn to adapt last night’s leftovers for an exciting lunchtime meal as well as fresh and cost-effective ideas for those days when you haven’t got the time to make lunch at home. All recipes are vegetarian, with vegan and meat alternatives so you can easily mix and match your lunch to your own personal preference. This book comes to the US in April. 
Taste: The Infographic Book of Food by Laura Rowe explores the complex, colourful and at times controversial world of food, through a collection of thought-provoking, stimulating and beautifully-crafted infographics. This title is also being released in the US.

Pancakes and Waffles: Delicious Ideas For Breakfast, Brunch and Beyond by Hannah Miles delivers many ways to add variety to breakfast including nutritious recipes to kick start your day. With recipes for Oatmeal Pancakes with Berry Compote and Granola Pancakes with Salty Honey Sauce your family will love coming to the breakfast table. Decadent treats include Oreo Pancakes with Chocolate Fudge Sauce and Salted Caramel Waffles. Also included are lunch or breakfast-for-dinner options such as Beer and Bacon Pancakes, Squash and Goat Cheese Pancakes or Huevos Rancheros Waffles.
Cheesecake: 60 classic and original recipes for heavenly desserts also by the prolific Hannah Miles celebrates this most beloved of desserts. A chapter on the Classics includes simple Baked Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, and Mini Chocolate Chip cheesecakes. Whatever the time of year, Fruity cheesecakes are the best way to enjoy whatever is in season; try Strawberry and Clotted Cream, Champagne and Pink Rhubarb, or Bananas Foster. For those with the most incurable of sweet tooths, Candy Bar cheesecakes are packed with your favorite confections-from peanut brittle to rocky road cheesecake-while Gourmet recipes add a touch of contemporary sophistication, including Salted Honey, Chocolate Chile, and Crème Brulée varieties. Party cheesecakes offer truly original ideas for brightening any occasion, from pretty Trifle Cheesecakes in glass jars to irresistible Cheesecake Pops! And finally, International skips over the globe to bring you cheesecakes in flavors such as Japanese Cherry Blossom and Italian Tiramisu. This is a reprint of the 2003 version and is being released both in the UK and US. Hannah’s books are lovely.

Breakfast Bowls: 52 Nourishing Recipes to Kick-Start Your Day by Caroline Griffiths is a sure-fire way to fuel your morning. The giveaway is open to EYB members in the USA, UK and Australia and ends on March 17th. The review and recipe post will give you more information about the title.

Taste For Life: Eat Kindly, Tread Lightly, Live Well explores the delicious world of plant-based food with Animals Australia, the leading animal protection organisation – more 100 mouthwatering recipes for every occasion. 

Phillippa’s Home Baking by Phillippa Grogan and Richard Cornish shares more than 140 reliable recipes from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, gathered from family, friends and her travels. What’s more, she hands on her precious baking wisdom, from baker to baker, to guarantee you’ll enjoy all the rewards of successful home baking for your loved ones. I ordered this title and just received it – absolutely gorgeous with stunning photographs. Recipes for Indonesian Spiced Layer Cake, Pine Nut Cheesecake and Spanish Almond Cake with Pistacio and Honey Cream are some of the unique recipes in this title. 

The $50 Weekly Shop: How to Buy Groceries for a Family of Four on a Tight Budget by Jody Allen will teach you how to feed your family for only $50 a week! Need advice about saving money when it comes to that weekly grocery shop? This book provides you with a step-by-step guide on how to get your family grocery budget down to only $50. Jody Allen, of Stay-at-Home Mum fame, will help you set up your grocery budget, create delicious meals that cost less, and make the most of every grocery purchase. Featuring recipes, meal plans, sample grocery lists and advice on how to grow and make your own food, The $50 Grocery Shop is sure to revolutionise the way you budget for your household without compromising on quality or flavour! We will be sharing a promotion for our Australian members soon! 

Food to Make You Glow
 by Lola Berry shares the key whole foods to support specific health goals: happiness, energy, beauty, immunity, calming, weight loss and detox. As well as 90 delicious recipes based around these wholefood heroes, Lola recommends the best herbal teas, lifestyle tips, exercises and activities for each health goal. Lola has authored a number of books

Whole Food Bowl Food: Naturally Gluten Free, Delicious Home Cooking by Anna Lisle is a must for the modern cook who loves to try new recipes that are super tasty, healthy and just a little bit different. All the recipes are gluten free (and many are sugar and dairy free), so the whole family can enjoy. For author and foodie, Anna Lisle, a whole food diet is simply about enjoying real food ingredients in their most natural state such as whole grains, full fat dairy, lean meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables. 
The Vegan Kitchen: 130+ Wholefood Recipes for a Plant-based Diet from Australian Women’s Weekly offers the long-time vegan and those just starting out, fresh recipe ideas using ‘new’ alternative ingredients readily available in most supermarkets. There are also recipes for making your own yoghurt, cheese, mayonnaise and ice-cream – all free of animal products.

New Zealand


Wholehearted by Kelly Gibney is filled with over 100 recipes for inspiringly accessible nourishing meals. This title which is being released in New Zealand (and available in the US and UK) contains recipes to cater to everyone’s dietary requirements. An abundance of gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan options for ideas for breakfast through to dinner and dessert ensures that feeding everyone in your life, including yourself, with wholesome food that is both delicious and easy, never feels like a chore ever again.


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 as it is extremely affordable and a crowd pleaser. 

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  • Mrs. L  on  February 21, 2017

    So many cookbooks to add to my wish list. You're killing me Smalls!

  • Jenny  on  February 22, 2017

    <3 Mrs L

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