February 2019 New Cookbook Review

A few nights a week, I can be found searching for new cookbook releases and adding those nuggets of inspiration to the EYB library (and to my 2019 Cookbook Preview Post). Recently, I spoke with Maggie Green on her Cookbook Love podcast about a few highly anticipated titles. In our excitement, we veered off track and in one hour it is not possible to talk about every book coming our way, so I recommend keeping track of my 2019 post.

With the constant influx of cookbooks there are always a few gems that may not get the attention they deserve. Each month I will highlight three of these titles:

  • A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures by Cynthia Chen McTernan made my best of 2018 cookbook list and is a suggested title to cover in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. Cynthia's book is a dream. If I didn't fall in love with the recipes (Sesame salt and pepper steak, Steamed scallion buns, and Garlic, ginger and soy salmon en papillote for example), I would have toppled over from the stories shared and the dreamy photographs. Look for a promotion on this beautiful book (our May 2019 selection for the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club) along with a review and giveaway for Cynthia's Crate Chef box. This title is 2.99 right now on Kindle.
  • Emily: The Cookbook: Pizza, Burgers, and More by Emily and Matt Hyland is another title that made my best books of 2018. The Hylands are the husband-and-wife team behind New York City's favorite new pizza and here in their debut cookbook they share the secrets behind their award-winning restaurants featuring more than 100 recipes. Nguyen's hot wings, Beef meatballs with ricotta and basil and a plethora of pizza and other delights fill this title. There is always a little surprise in their recipes that will have you guessing - fish sauce in meatballs? YES! They were amazing!
  • A Love of Eating: Recipes from Tart London by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones was published in April of 2018 and features recipes from the caterers to the stars. Not only is it a striking book filled with lovely photographs, the recipes are nourishing and tempting. The desserts and sweet things and larder chapters are worth the price of the book alone.

A few housekeeping reminders for new members:

  • Be sure you have checked out our new EYBD Page which has been updated with many new titles for 2019.
  • Have you entered all our giveaways? If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post. Just a reminder - you do not need to be a paid member to enter our contests. We have a special forum post where I post the links to expired promotions that provide the winners that Rafflecopter has chosen. This post is in addition to my email notifications.
  • Have you joined our cookbook clubs? Read our latest summaries and come have fun with us while we cook and bake from new selections each month. We offer blast-from-the-past favorites and online recipe options so that everyone can participate. Our titles for March through June have been selected and can be found on our latest summary.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for "Events" link at the end of each blurb.
  • Our Pinterest boards are a great resource. Recently we started a board devoted to Air Fryer recipes and I add all giveaways to our Giveaways board.
  • Lastly, each Sunday, I compile a listing of Kindle cookbook deals and I update that post throughout the week when additions are made and/or deletions.

Now let's talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for many titles and be sure to follow us on social media (buttons on right lower side bar on the home page - photo right). If you would like to order any of these titles, using our affiliate links (right beneath the social media buttons) or the button on the book details page, will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Most of our titles are released in multiple regions and worldwide sellers such as Book Depository make more of these titles available to more members.

I have been tagging books as EYB Picks: USA Pick, UK Pick, Canada Pick, Australia Pick, and New Zealand Pick. These search links will direct you to books that are favorites. I will continue to add these designations as I come across beloved titles or new additions to the library.

USA

Carbs: From Weekday Dinners to Blow-out Brunches, Rediscover the Joy of the Humble Carbohydrate by Laura Goodman is part of our EYBD program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page and for details on this title see our giveaway.

Artisan Sourdough: Wholesome Recipes, Organic Grains by Casper Andre Lugg and Martin Ivar Hveem Fjeld is a beautiful, detailed guide to baking with sourdough. This book was previously released in the UK and Canada in 2017. In this encompassing guide, a pair of bakers show you how to master this traditional style of bread which has never been more relevant or popular and is a favorite of artisan bakers. Sourdough features fifteen no-fail recipes with clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs to help you make your own artisanal loaves at home.

Dinner for Everyone: 300 Ways to Go Easy, Vegan, or All Out
by Mark Bittman covers it all with recipes for easy, fancy, or meatless meals, as the occasion requires. Here, he shares 100 essential main dishes, each with easy, vegan, and all-out recipes as the mood or occasion requires. These 300 all-new recipes, accompanied by more than 100 full-color photographs, form a diverse collection that includes quick meals for busy weeknights, creative plant-based fare that will please both vegans and non-vegans alike, and impressive dishes perfect for entertaining. Whatever the experience level, craving, or time constraint, home cooks will find exactly what they need to prepare all their favorites with confidence and enthusiasm. Mark Bittman is one of the authors for whom we have created a complete recipe index of everything they have ever published - 28,000 recipes (with some duplication) in the case of Mr Bittman!

Secrets of Great Second Meals: Flexible Modern Recipes That Value Time and Limit Waste
by Sara Dickerman is not just another "makeover your leftovers" title. Here the author teaches us how to make the most of our food with some thoughtful planning. Sara helps us to identify extra food from one dinner as components for another meal and provides a list of the top ten most versatile dishes for multiple meals, offers advice on food storage (how to wrap it, when to put it in the fridge, when to freeze it, and when to throw it out), and includes tips on adding freshness and flavor using salt, acids, herbs, and texture. The recipes here are not only tempting but resourceful and no one will know leftovers are involved. Events

Cooking at Home
by Dan Doherty is a lovely collection of recipes from the author of Toast Hash Roast Mash and Duck & Waffle. What I love about restaurant chef's "at home" titles are that the recipes are rustic but elegant and often easily approachable. Chicken yakitori, Lamb kofte with apricots & pine nuts, and a delectable Creme brulee bakewell tart are a few examples of the dishes you will find here. This title is being released in the US and UK.


A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Revamp the Way You Eat and Change Your Relationship to Food
by Maggie Battista is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page. For a closer look at this book see our giveaway and promotion for more details. Events


Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen
by Margaret, Irene and Andrew Li is another book in of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page and for additional details on this particular book see our giveaway and promotion. Congratulations to Irene Li, a semi-finalist in the Rising Young Chef category from James Beard! Events


Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors
by Andrea Nguyen is brilliant. For more details on this book see our giveaway and promotion post. Events


Red Hot Kitchen: Classic Asian Chili Sauces from Scratch and Delicious Dishes to Make With Them
by Diana Kuan is a triumph. Gorgeously photographed with vibrant dishes you will turn to time and time again. I just received this title a few moments ago and I am already smitten. We will be indexing this book and bringing you a promotion. Events

Damn Delicious Meal Prep: 115 Easy Recipes for Low-Calorie, High-Energy Living
by Chungah Rhee shares the blogger's favorite meal prep recipes for every meal of the day, from delicious protein-packed breakfasts to energy-boosting snacks. She also shares a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to Meal Prep and why it works; this book will arm readers with dozens of tools for making habit changes actually happen, including prep session plans and checklists, bulk cooking tips, grocery lists, storage suggestions, and substitutions for special diets. Whether you are training for a marathon or are a busy parent looking for a way to make the week a little more manageable, this book will give you the recipes you need to successfully plan out meals and live a healthier (and more delicious) life.

Whole Food Thermo Cooked: 140+ Deliciously Healthy Recipes for All Brands of Thermo Appliance
by Tracey Pattison is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page. This book is the essential healthy cookbook companion to your thermo appliance - a collection of 140+ delicious whole food recipes to suit every occasion, from making your own nut milks to creating a dinner for a crowd. Thermo appliances have a devoted following all round the world. They're almost like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen. And now you can combine the convenience of thermo cooking with nutritious whole foods for your family every day. Replace store-bought preservative-laden staples with basics made from scratch in seconds. Then be inspired by recipes for dozens of soups, delicious mains, simple sides and wholesome sweets and drinks that will please even the fussiest of palates.

The Little Pizza Cookbook is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page. The book is packed with more than 70 delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, this book will turn your home kitchen into an Italian pizzeria. From a classic margherita to exciting contemporary pizzas, you'll find toppings to suit everyone.

Do Preserve: Make Your Own Jams, Chutneys, Pickles, and Cordials by Anja Dunk and Jen Goss and Mimi Beaven makes it easy to transform the delicious flavors of freshly picked seasonal produce into jams, sauces, pickles, and shrubs that can be enjoyed throughout the year. This title was released in the UK previously.

Belgian Chocolate: Bean-to-Bar Generation
by Pierre Marcolini, Michel Verlinden and Alexandre Bibaut features 13 chocolatiers who work according to the bean-to-bar principle, an artisanal approach that focuses on the quality and source of the cacao beans and how they are prepared. These enthusiasts (plus Pierre Marcolini himself) explore their calling, describe how they work, and share three favourite recipes. Whether working for well-established companies or starting in the business, all these chocolatiers share the love of their work, the desire to transmit their know-how, the importance of values such as authenticity and quality, and the aspiration to innovate.

The Essential Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
by Coco Morante presents a collection of quick and easy vegan recipes that cover each meal of the day, offering tried-and-true dishes with a modern twist, such as Black bean tamale casserole, Root vegetable tagine with couscous, African peanut stew, Jerk tofu wraps, and more. And best of all, they're all well-tested and authorized by Instant Pot.

Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table: A Memoir with Recipes
by Boris Fishman, the acclaimed author of A Replacement Life, shifts between heartbreak and humor in this recipe-filled memoir. A family story, an immigrant story, a love story, and an epic meal, this book explores the challenges of navigating two cultures from an unusual angle.

The Plantiful Plate: Vegan Recipes from the Yommme Kitchen
 by Christine Wong is a titled filled with vibrant dishes. We will be indexing this book and a promotion will be coming soon. This book shows how easy it is to prepare hearty, satisfying vegan (and gluten-free) dishes bursting with color and flavor. With a mix-and-match approach, these recipes offer maximum flexibility to account for individual tastes, diets, allergies, and perhaps most importantly, what happens to be in your kitchen that day. In addition to the recipes, she shares her tips for meal planning and shopping at markets to minimize plastic waste, and provides at-a-glance guides to nutritional content. Filled with gorgeous photos, it's truly a feast for the eyes.

Ethiopia by Yohanis Gebreyesus is being released in the US this month by Interlink. Previously released in the UK. This title just arrived and after a quick review I am taken with the photographs as well as the dishes shared. I will have more on this book later this month.

How to Braise Everything: Classic, Modern, and Global Dishes Using a Time-Honored Technique
by America's Test Kitchen Editors highlights the treasured technique of cooking food slowly and gently in liquid which is a pillar of cuisines around the world. You'll learn that a pot roast cooks much in the same way as a warm-spiced Moroccan lamb tagine, savory Spanish stewed chickpeas, or even a pot full of hearty bacon-enhanced collard greens. You'll discover tricks to coax out as much flavor as possible from braised subjects in streamlined recipes. With one simple, mostly hands-off technique, you'll unlock deep flavors in meat, poultry, seafood, and even vegetables in this authoritative guide of 200 foolproof, unique recipes.

Taste of Home Affordable Eats: 100+ All Time Favorites that Won't Break the Bank
guides us on how to eat right when cash is tight. You'll even find bargain breakfasts and inexpensive lunch ideas that cash in on flavor without breaking the bank.

Easy Dutch Oven Cooking: Fresh and Flavorful Recipes for Family-Style Meals
by Kim Beaulieu shows readers all the amazing things they can do with the beautiful and cherished Dutch oven. Readers will enjoy trying simple yet impressive braises; crowd-pleasing casseroles; hearty stews; and delightful sweet treats. All of the recipes are approachable for busy families; if it's not ready within 30 minutes, it's hands off while the dish cooks slowly in the oven.

Simply Delicious The Classic Collection: 100 Timeless Tried & Tested Recipes by Darina Allen is being released in the US this month. Previously released in the UK. Nearly 30 years after the original Simply Delicious book and TV series, Darina brings together 100 of her timeless, tried and trusted recipes.

Asma's Indian Kitchen: Home-Cooked Food Brought to You by Darjeeling Express
by Asma Khan is being released in the US this month by Interlink. It was previously released in the UK. Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner for 12 guests at home - Indian food, lovingly cooked from family recipes going back generations. The recipes in this book are homage to Asma's royal Mughlai ancestry and the busy streets of Calcutta, where she grew up, alongside royal recipes spanning Calcutta in the east to Hyderabad in the south.

Simply Hot Pots: A Complete Course in Japanese Nabemono and Other Asian One-Pot Meals
by Amy Kimoto-Kahn is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page. For more details on this title see our promotion and giveaway.


Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen
by Yasmin Khan is being released in the US this month by W. W. Norton. It was previously released in the UK. Yasmin is a gifted storyteller using food to bring the cuisine of Palestine to the world. Events


The Vegetable Gardener's Cookbook: 75 Vegetarian Recipes That Will Help You Make the Most Out of Every Season's Harvest
by Danielle Majeika, farm-owner and founder of the blog The Perpetual Season, derives complexity of flavor from a harmonious balance of herbs, simple spices, farm-fresh vegetables, and cooking methods in this incredible cookbook.

The Sunday Brunch Cookbook: Over 300 Modern American Classics to Share with Family and Friends by Cider Mill Press shares fifty-two unique brunch menus for your entertaining needs, featuring over 250 sweet and savory recipes.

The Ultimate Instant Pot® Cookbook for Two: Perfectly Portioned Recipes for 3-Quart and 6-Quart Models by Janet A. Zimmerman is the official Instant Pot® Cookbook for every dinner duo. Cooking for two is a lot easier with your Instant Pot® especially when recipes are perfectly portioned for you, too! This title makes it easier and tastier than ever to spend quality time together over a real homemade meal.

One-Hour Dairy-Free Cheese: Make Mozzarella, Cheddar, Feta, and Brie-Style Cheeses―Using Nuts, Seeds, and Vegetables by Claudia Lucero is for anyone embracing a dairy-free lifestyle (including vegan, paleo, or allergen-free) that wants to create and enjoy the savory goodness of chees - in one hour or less. In ingenious, step-by-step recipes, traditional cheesemaker Lucero shows how to make 25 delicious plant-based cheeses using your choice of seeds, nuts, and vegetables to achieve rich flavor and creamy texture.

Canada

The Seaweed Cookbook: Discover the Health Benefits and Uses of Seaweed, with 50 Delicious Recipes by Nicole Pisani and Kate Adams covers all aspects of seaweed. It is for those who would like to incorporate this powerful food into their diet and it is for those who already enjoy it and want to discover new recipes. The book explains the benefits of eating seaweed, where to buy it, how to collect it (if you're lucky enough to live by the seaside), and how to dry, store, soak and handle it as an ingredient. Most importantly, there are 50 easy and delicious recipes.

The Newish Jewish Cookbook: Over 140 Recipes for Fabulous Jewish Heritage Food! Holiday and Everyday Recipes, Fresh Spins on Delicious Traditions by Marcy Goldman is a delicious collection of the very best tastes from the Jewish kitchen. Featuring twelve chapters from Appetizers, Brunch, Mains, Kugels, Briskets, Chicken, Vegetarian, Soups, Passover and more, each chapter is filled with original recipes showcasing traditional favorites as well as a host of both holiday and seasonal and holiday offerings, new twists on classics and vegetable-forward dishes to suit every appetite.

Oven to Table: Over 100 One-Pot and One-Pan Recipes for Your Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More by Jan Scott takes the guesswork out of mealtime with over 100 essential, simple, and tasty one-pot and one-pan creations. This collection of practical recipes brings ease, comfort, and bold flavour to everyday cooking.

UK

Simple & Classic: 123 Step-by-Step Recipes by Jane Hornby is a newly curated collection of the very best of Jane Hornby's recipes from What to Cook & How to Cook It, Fresh & Easy, and What to Bake & How to Bake It, each previously published by Phaidon. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Crumb: Show the Dough Who's Boss by Richard Bertinet is being released in the UK this month and the US next. This book arrived this weekend and it is outstanding. Bertinet's titles are not only beautiful but detailed. Crumb is no different, filled with step-by-step process photographs for folding, scoring and what dough should look like at certain times during the fermenting - it is a baker's dream.

Mary Berry's Quick Cooking by Mary Berry is the brand-new, official tie-in to the major BBC One series, Mary shows how being in a rush will never be a problem again. Find brilliant 20- and 30-minute meals and enjoy wonderful dishes that can be swiftly assembled and then left to cook away while you do something else.

The Book of Tapas, New Edition by Simone Ortega and Inés Ortega is an update to the 2010 edition. This is the definitive book on tapas, with simple and authentic recipes for all the best-loved tapas dishes. Shows how tasty, versatile and appetizing tapas can be, the perfect food for sharing and explains everything you need to know about this quintessentially Spanish way of eating, and the importance of tapas-bar culture in Spain. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Raw: Recipes for a Modern Vegetarian Lifestyle by by acclaimed Icelandic cook Solla Eiríksdóttir, was first published in 2016, when the concept of raw food was relatively new. Now a widely accepted route to healthy eating, her book features 75 healthy and delicious mainly raw recipes, introducing readers to an approach to ethical and sustainable eating that has found its way into the everyday diets of people around the world. Divided into five chapters - breakfast, snacks, light lunches, main dishes, and sweet treats - the book abounds with bright, fresh tastes such as turmeric tostadas, quinoa pizza, kelp noodles with tofu, and vegan vanilla ice cream. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Cooking at Home by Dan Doherty is a lovely collection of recipes from the author of Toast Hash Roast Mash and Duck & Waffle. What I love about restaurant chef's "at home" titles are that the recipes are rustic but elegant and often easily approachable. Chicken yakitori, Lamb kofte with apricots & pine nuts, and a delectable Creme brulee bakewell tart are a few examples of the dishes you will find here. This title is being released in the US and UK.

A Work in Progress: A Journal by René Redzepi is a highly personal document of the creative processes at Noma and the challenges faced by its chefs over a twelve-month period in an unspecified year of the restaurant's history. After a month of vacation, Redzepi made a resolution to keep this journal and to dedicate a year to the creativity and well-being at Noma. The result is an unusually candid, and often witty, insight into the inner workings of one of the most creative minds in the food industry today. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

The Yoga Kitchen Plan by Kimberly Parsons is the second title from the author of The Yoga Kitchen. The 65 recipes here follow a sattvic (pure) food model - this means that the food is lacto-vegetarian i.e. fruit, vegetables and dairy predominate while stimulating foods that unsettle the mind are excluded, such as eggs, garlic, onion and caffeine.

How to be Gluten-Free and Keep Your Friends: Recipes & Tips by Anna Barnett and Quadrille helps you to go about your life without compromises, excuses or apologies. Instead, you'll be armed with 50 incredible recipes you can cook for yourself, your friends and your family (without hearing any complaints!), as well as 50 tips, tricks, and hacks for being a better more easygoing gluten-avoider. Your options will open up, you'll enjoy a whole new menu of food, and your friends... well, they'll never have a bad word to say again!


James Martin's Great British Adventure: A Celebration of Great British Food, with 80 Fabulous Recipes by James Martin follows the author as he travels from coast to coast, cooking and eating everywhere from Whitby to Snowdonia, Bristol to Belfast, and Orkney to Land's End. On the way he cooks classic British dishes alongside some more surprising recipes, all with the best ingredients this small island has to offer.

Whole: Down-to-Earth Plant-Based Wholefood Recipes by Harriet Birrell is a beautiful, down-to-earth, plant-based book that captures the distinct and covetable vibe of author Harriet Birrell's beachside lifestyle, one where her priorities are good food, wellness, surfing, and family. In the book, Harriet shares whole, satisfying home recipes with a modern twist. Harriet's philosophy is all about celebrating and enjoying the abundance of whole food available and preparing it in a way that is easy and tasty. Whole includes everything from nourishing breakfasts, salads, and bowls to wholesome main dishes and divine desserts.

AU

The Yogic Kitchen by Jody Vassallo offers a quiet argument for a food-as-medicine approach to health, based on the ancient Indian practice of Ayurveda. Packed full of diagnostic charts and gentle advice on the Ayurvedic way, this title translates Jody's passion for good food and good health (as well as stylish living) into recipes that do all the work for you. This book illustrates the power of the right ingredients to bring balance to the digestive system and the mind as well as joy to the tastebuds.

The Nude Nutritionist: Stop Obsessing About Food and Never Diet Again by Lyndi Cohen is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page.

8 Weeks to Wow: Transform Your Life with the Ultimate Workout, Nutrition and Motivational Plan by Emilie Brabon-Hames and Chief Brabon is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information on EYBDigital see our EYBD Page.

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