Highlights of April's Cookbooks Part 3

April is a busy month - over 150 cookbooks from around the world being released that will make it to our roundup. My first  and second preview posts focused mainly on US titles and today's features more international releases.

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To the books we go - 

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. My copy is on its way so I will be able to provide more details later this month as well as sharing a promotion for our members.
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. 

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. 

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 Shore and Darcy Shore is being released in Canada 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. 
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.
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. This title is being released in New Zealand.

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! 

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. 


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