March 2019 Cookbook Previews

The calm between Cookbooktober (that period that starts late August and ends in November) and Spring releases (February through May) has abruptly ended. March ushers in a selection of titles that I am excited to share details about today with additional information in my end of the month new cookbook review.

Back in December when I started my 2019 Preview post, these titles seemed so far away and suddenly here we are on the brink of another great year of interesting and anticipated books.

I have recently updated our calendar of author events and our EYBD pages - be sure you check those pages frequently for updates.

Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook by Carla Lalli Music is simply brilliant. It is the book that new cooks, experienced cooks and cookbook lovers will love. Carla is the Food Director at Bon Appetit magazine and has a deep affection for her pressure cooker and black steel pan. Nestled in the myriad photographs and recipes are "notes" that instruct us to what we need "from the market" "spin it" (variations), "at home" (pantry ingredients) and more.  Events

The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert by Chris Taylor (Pie) and Paul Arguin is everything a baker could ask for: unique recipes, twists on the classics, detailed instructions and beautiful photography. Find our more in my  earlier  preview post and interview with the authors. Events

Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes by Cook's Illustrated Magazine delivers over 500 pages of vegetable devotion. This impressive tome shares recipes that feature vegetables as side dishes (with meat recipes included) and main entrees. 

Crumb: Show the Dough Who's Boss by Richard Bertiner is the pastry guru's latest book featuring his trademark detailed instructions along with photographs that take the guess work out of dough. Baguettes to exquisite loaves, such as a beautiful Leopard bread, and more are covered.

Tu Casa Mi Casa: Mexican Recipes for the Home Cook by Enrique Olvera, a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, has reinvented the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim - yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa is Mexico City/New York-based Olvera's ode to the kitchens of his homeland. He shares 100 of the recipes close to his heart - the core collection of basic Mexican dishes - and encourages readers everywhere to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire. Olvera is the author of Mexico From the Inside Out. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.  

Wine Country Table: Recipes Celebrating California's Sustainable Harvest by Janet Fletcher is a guided tour of the breathtaking farms and wineries of California, complete with recipes and stunning photography. I will have more details later this month on this title. Events 

The Little Island Bake Shop: Heirloom Recipes Made for Sharing by Jana Roerick features a collection of 80 easy recipes designed to satisfy almost any craving. Jana's signature pies and cakes are as simple to make as they are delicious. The cookbook also includes savoury dishes designed to nourish: comforting pot pies and satisfying quiches, as well as all the essential recipes needed for doughs, glazes and more. This title is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page.  

Bake: Breads, Cakes, Croissants, Kouign Amanns, Macarons, Scones, Tarts by Rory Macdonald is brilliant. Exquisite photographs and painstaking instructions are featured here. I cannot wait to start creating from this title. We will have a full promotion along with a Q & A with New York's newest pastry prince soon. Rory has an event in New York at Rizzoli which is on our calendar.

Tortellini at Midnight: and Other Heirloom Family Recipes from Taranto to Turin to Tuscany by Emiko Davies is as astounding as the author's other books, Florentine (review) and Acquacotta (a celebration of the traditional cuisine of a lesser known part of Tuscany, the Silver Coast). Emiko continues to impress this cookbook lover as her latest is another work of art with vivid storytelling, stellar photographs and recipes that will inspire and lure us into the kitchen. This title is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD PageEvents

The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friends by Elizabeth Minchilli is the author's latest title. Her book, Eating My Way Through Italy,  was a brilliant  read. Here, Elizabeth hits her stride with photographs and recipes that capture the essence of the Italian cuisine - family and friends. Brava!  Events 

Tokyo Stories: A Japanese Food Tour by Tim Anderson is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page. Anderson is my Japanese guru. His first two books are stellar and he does not disappoint with his latest. He takes this ancient cuisine and makes it hip, fun and exciting. Promotion coming soon. 

New Kitchen Basics: 10 Essential Ingredients, 120 Recipes: Revolutionize the Way You Cook, Every Day by Claire Thompson follows the food writer's successful Art of the Pantry (2017). She also has authored several other cookery titles. Claire's goal is to make our every day cooking easier and tastier. Her books are well thought out, approachable and would make ideal gifts for the cooks in your life (and yourself).

Bake from Scratch, Volume Three: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker by Brian Hart Hoffman is the latest compilation of recipes from the Bake from Scratch magazines. If you know me at all, you know how much I love their work. 

Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes and Tales from Our Tiny Kitchen by Ryan Alvarez and Adam Merrin is a cookbook of vegetarian recipes inspired by the husbands' travel, relationship, and entertaining. This title is vibrantly photographed and filled with approachable, inspiring recipes.   Events

Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake by Odette Williams provides recipes for 10 base cakes, 15 toppings, and endless decorating ideas to yield a treat for any occasion. I am loving this book. It's all about the cake! Events

French Appetizers by Marie Asselin is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page. Here you will find a collection of French appetizers is perfect to serve for L'apéro, happy hour, or to give a lunch box or picnic basket that "something extra-special." Look for a full promotion later this week.  

Andaluz: A Food Journey through Southern Spain by Fiona Dunlop offers a vivid gastronomic window on this region. Entries from the authors travel diary accompany sumptuous recipes from Granada in the east to Córdoba at its heart and Seville in the south bringing a taste of Moorish Spain to kitchens everywhere. We are in the process of indexing this title and will have a full promotion soon.



Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai'i by Alana Kysar, Maui native and popular food blogger, brings a gorgeous cookbook of 85 fresh and sunny recipes that reflects the major cultures that have influenced local Hawaiʻi food. I hope to have more on this title in my monthly review. 

Thank You for Smoking: Fun and Fearless Recipes Cooked with a Whiff of Wood Fire on Your Grill or Smoker
by Paula Disbrowe, award-winning author and grilling expert, shows home cooks how to elevate meals with the sultry allure of smoke. 100 recipes are shared here from the obvious meat-centric types to cocktails!

Pleesecakes: 60 Awesome No-bake Cheesecake Recipes by Joe Moruzzi & Brendan Perry is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page and our promotion and giveaway post. I just stocked up my pantry with all types of treats to top recipes from this book!  

Salsas and Tacos: The Santa Fe School of Cooking by Susan D. Curtis is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends,  you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page. This is a revised and updated edition of the original. Look for a promotion soon. 

Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails by Shannon Mustipher is guaranteed to whip your Tiki game into tip-top shape.  Shannon is a Brooklyn-based rum expert and here she delivers 90 recipes for tantalizing cocktails. Events 

East Meets Vegan: The Best of Asian Home Cooking, Plant-Based and Delicious
by Sasha Gill (previously released in January under the title Jackfruit and Blue Ginger) is a title this non-vegan can get behind. I am a devotee of Asian cuisine and the author has made all my favorite Asian classics vegan friendly. We are indexing this book and hope to have a promotion for you.

Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes by Katie Parla is another gorgeous Italian cookbook being released this month but one that features recipes that may have been erased from history if not for Katie. This title is a travelogue, cookbook, and mini vacation to southern Italy. Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this piece of Italy. Events

The Modern Cheesemaker: Making and Cooking with Cheeses at Home by Morgan McGlynn is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page. I will have more on this title in our upcoming promotion. 

The Flexible Pescatarian
by Jo Pratt is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page. I will have more on this title in our upcoming promotion.  

Clean Eating for Busy Families, Revised and Expanded: Simple and Satisfying Real-Food Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love
by Michelle Dudash is part of our EYBDigital Program. Buy the book before the promotional period ends, you will receive digital access. For more information see our EYBD Page.

Batch Cocktails: Make-Ahead Pitcher Drinks for Every Occasion by Maggie Hoffman author of last year's The One-Bottle Cocktail is back again bigger and just as fantastic. Belly up to the bar and make a pitcher-full of libations for your guests so that you can enjoy the party and not play bartender.  

Pacific Natural: Simple Seasonal Entertaining by Jenni Kayne offers tips and ideas for entertaining and living well throughout the year, using Jenni's beautifully designed homes as sumptuous settings. 

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