March 2022 New Cookbook Review

Here we are in March which came in like a lion and went out like a lamb as many titles were moved further down the pipeline. That being said, there are still a plethora of fantastic books for our enjoyment released this month. Please be sure to keep checking the 2022 preview post for updates.

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United States

Advanced Bread Baking at Home: Recipes & Techniques to Perfect Your Sourdough and More by Daniele Brenci is your one-stop-shop for ambitious recipes with accessible tips and tricks to take your loaves to new heights. Chef Brenci’s experiences of growing up in Italy and working in Michelin-starred restaurants have made him a master of artisan bakes. He is the perfect guide to help you go beyond basic sourdough and learn how different types of flour and their unique protein contents can elevate and enhance your bread.

Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish: A Whole Brunch of Recipes to Make at Home by Cathy Barrow is all I hoped it would be and more. Cathy offers guidance on everything we should know and what we need to have on hand to begin bagel making. It is helpful that there are many process photos on how to form the bagels which is a true benefit for beginners. Ernest Hemingway (from the grave) could write pages in detail about the process, but there is nothing like having the privilege of those photos. Cathy also includes schmears, sandwich musts and loads more. Events

Bake from Scratch: Volume Six: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker by Brian Hart Hoffman: These volumes are always a must have! This latest collection of over 650 recipes from the editors of Bake from Scratch magazine features step-by-step tutorials, tried-and-tested recipes, and stunning photography. This cookbook will have you mastering yeasted breads, layer cakes and so much more.

Baking for Every Season: 75 Favorite Recipes to Savor and Share by Williams-Sonoma shares recipes that cover classics (like bûche de Noël and pumpkin pie bars), contemporary recipes (such as candy bar pie and hot cocoa cookies), and fun kid-friendly delights (including piñata cupcakes and classic sugar cookies). Guides and tips for decorating and serving, trouble shooting, and flawless baking make this cookbook a go-to guide for home cooks of all skill levels.

Around the Board: Boards, Platters, and Plates: Seasonal Cheese and Charcuterie for Year-Round Celebrations and Elevated Gatherings by Emily Delaney: Boards are having a moment. They are the new kale. This new book contains a chapter for each season and you’ll learn to make nearly 50 creative, delicious boards that capitalize on the flavors and festivities of each. Complete with suggested flavor and beverage pairings, styling tips, ingredient profiles, and more, Around the Board is your guide to year-round entertaining.

Cooking with Plant-Based Meat: 75 Satisfying Recipes Using Next-Generation Meat Alternatives by America’s Test Kitchen: Available everywhere from grocery stores to fast food chains, today’s meat alternatives like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat impressively replicate the taste and texture of meat. Now, the recipe experts at America’s Test Kitchen show how to cook successfully with these modern meat mimickers – producing juicy, savory, meaty flavor – and transform them into a broad array of mouthwatering dishes that make sustainable meat-free eating feel luxurious.

Dessert Can Save the World: Lessons, Secrets, and Recipes for a Stubbornly Joyful Existence by Christina Tosi shares wisdom the author gleaned while growing up surrounded by strong women who showed her baking’s ability to harness love and create connection, as well as personal stories about succeeding in the highly competitive food world by unapologetically being her true self. Studded with personal and unorthodox recipes (Banana chocolate chip peanut butter cookies or Nonna’s half-frozen cookies), this title reveals the secret ingredients for transforming our outlooks, our relationships, our work, and our entire collective existence into something boldly optimistic and stubbornly joyful. Tosi has another cookbook coming in November: All About Cookies: A Milk Bar Baking Book.

Ferrandi Paris: Fruits & Nuts: Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts by Ferrandi Paris offers a complete course on cooking with fruits and nuts from the world-renowned culinary school. Alongside more than sixty recipes covering the entire range of fruit varieties, you will learn the basics with step-by-step instructions for preparing, cutting, and cooking any type of fruit or nut using a variety of cooking methods. Recipes are organized by category, from citrus to red to tropical fruits, with both sweet and savory concoctions offering a comprehensive guide to incorporating fruit or nuts into any part of your meal all wrapped up in a beautifully photographed title.

Fix Me a Plate: Traditional and New School Soul Food Recipes by Scotty Scott is filled with approachable and unique takes on soul food. Each flavor has a story, and every recipe in this book is infused with a family anecdote that highlights its significance in Scotty’s life. Raised in Detroit but with cooking roots firmly planted in Georgia, Scotty now shares new takes on family classics, like his mother’s “Mac and Quiche” or his grandma’s 100-year-old sweet potato pie (“officially the World’s Best”).

Genius Kitchen by Max Lugavere, best-selling author of Genius Foods and Genius Life, is back with a cookbook inspired by traditions from around the globe with 100-plus recipes and stunning photographs. In addition, Max lists the basic, healthy ingredients and tools that are essential for a well-stocked kitchen and pantry and offers techniques and best practices for healthy cooking and eating well on a budget.

Gluten-Free Sourdough Baking: The Miracle Method for Creating Great Bread Without Wheat by Mary Thompson, founder of the beloved A Couple of Celiacs food blog, proves that baking scrumptious gluten-free sourdough is not only possible, it’s easier than you’d think! Master the art of sourdough baking under the guidance of an expert to whip up wheatless loaves, muffins and pies that’ll leave your home smelling like an artisanal bakery. Mary has also included vegan- and allergen-friendly substitutes for her recipes where possible, so everyone can enjoy these gluten-free treats!

Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals by Tieghan Gerard:  If you know Half Baked Harvest’s work, you will not be surprised to learn that this book is an absolute stunner! How this woman makes a naan breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs and honey seem like a work of genius is beyond me, but I am grateful she does. Every page is beautiful in terms of photography and content. Please note that we have indexed the Half Baked Harvest blog which you may add to your bookshelf. Events

Karavan Kitchen by Soraya Beheshti is packed with recipes for a wide range of Middle Eastern vegan dishes. This title provides an evocative introduction to the many diverse cultures of the region and an eye-opening and compelling examination of the refugee crises caused by the conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. Beheshti demonstrates how food is often the central connection that many refugees have to their native countries and a means of creating community even when forced to live in difficult conditions many miles from home.

Korean American: A Cookbook by Eric Kim is a gorgeous collection of 85 recipes but the true value here is the author’s narrative. Essays ranging from the life-changing act of leaving home and coming back, to what Thanksgiving means to a first-generation family both conceptually and culinarily – all while teaching readers about the Korean pantry, the history of Korean immigration in America, and the importance of white rice in Korean cuisine. Kim divides up these recipes as follows: TV Dinners (food to eat in front of the tv); Kimchi is a verb; S is for Stew; Rice cuisine; Garden of Jean (vegetables); Korea is a peninsula; Feasts; and Korean bakery. The recipes and photography are outstanding and include the “Kim Thanksgiving menu”, cocktails and breads and desserts in the bakery section. Run to get this book.

Life of Fire: Mastering the Grill, Pit, and Smoker by Pat Martin: One of the few pitmasters still carrying the torch of West Tennessee whole hog barbecue, Nashville’s Pat Martin has studied and taught this craft for years. Now, in his first book, he reveals all he knows about the art of barbecue and open-flame cooking, in all the stages of a fire’s life. Events

Macaron School: Mastering the World’s Most Perfect Cookie with 50 Delicious Recipes by Camila Hurst: If you wish to elevate your macaron game (or even build your macaron game), this is the book for you. Macaron master, Hurst brings you an ultimate resource for making perfect macarons. Whether you’ve already tried making this delicious but oh-so tricky treat or are getting started for the first time, let Camila be your personal guide through every step of the process. You’ll learn the fundamentals with an in-depth tutorial for perfect plain shells, packed with step-by-step photos and all of Camila’s best tips and tricks gathered from her experience baking thousands of macarons over the years. There are even sections dedicated to shell decorating, sourcing the right ingredients and tools, as well as troubleshooting common problems.

Pizza Quest: My Never-Ending Search for the Perfect Pizza by Peter Reinhart: This book reflects Reinhart’s lifelong quest to making the best pizza. This adventure has led him to working with the most inventive pizza restaurants, creating a critically acclaimed pizza webseries, judging pizzas at the International Pizza Expo, and writing three books on the subject. Here, he profiles the most exciting pizzaiolos working today and their signature pies, sharing over 35 tribute recipes that will give readers a taste of the best of what the pizza world has to offer.

Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession by Jess Damuck shares delicious and beautiful recipes from Martha Stewart’s personal salad chef and the self-proclaimed “Bob Ross of salads.” Offering more than 100 inspired recipes, the recipe developer and food stylist shares her passion for making truly delicious salads. Salad Freak encourages readers to discover and embrace their own salad obsessions.

Save-It-Forward Suppers: A Simple Strategy to Save Time, Money, and Sanity by Cyndi Kane is a richly illustrated cookbook from Cyndi “Hyacinth” Kane, often seen on Ree Drummond’s hit Food Network show and blog, The Pioneer Woman. Transform leftovers from each meal into a fresh new dish and put a home-cooked dinner on the table every night with 100-plus recipes and 15 easy weekly menus. Find out more about this title in our promotion/giveaway.

The Art of Pantry Cooking: Meals for Family and Friends by Ronda Carman: I love when I am pleasantly surprised by a cookbook. Just as with “boards” having their moment, pantry cooking has risen from the ashes of the last few years of quarantine life. However, this book is truly special. Taking 30 pantry staples, Carman delivers inspired dishes that range from Espresso lentil brownies, Clementine and pistachio couscous breakfast bowls to a Polenta and pork ragu.

Serafina: Modern Italian Cuisine for Everyday Home Cooking by Vittorio Assaf, Fabio Granato and Lavinia Branca Snyder: The story behind the birth of the Serafina restaurant is an unusual one. Assaf and Granato were lost at sea and battling violent weather and hunger for nine hours. During this ordeal (not knowing if they would be found) they vowed to open a restaurant serving the best pasta and pizza in the world. In 1995, they opened Serafina in NYC and they have gone on to open restaurants from Dubai to Japan. This stunning book is filled with classic Italian recipes that have the Serafina touch.

Shellfish: 50 Seafood Recipes for Shrimp, Crab, Mussels, Clams, Oysters, Scallops, and Lobster by Cynthia Nims shares fifty delicious and approachable shellfish recipes that are perfect for busy home cooks who want to create satisfying dishes and who also may be new to cooking with shellfish. Arranged by shellfish type, this collection of recipes incorporate varieties enjoyed around the country, including everyone’s favorite: shrimp! Additionally, each chapter includes helpful tips and information about each species, including seasonality, sustainability, shopping for shellfish, as well as storing and handling. You’ll find recipes for dinners and appetizers, as well as soups and salads. Written in a friendly voice, these fifty simple, nourishing recipes will have even novices feeling confident cooking shellfish in the kitchen.

Spices & Lime: Recipes from a Modern Southeast Asian Kitchen by Shamsydar Ani shares a collection of recipes loaded with a refreshing variety of flavours that will put some zest into your meals. It also includes an introduction to the halal diet and suggested replacements for common non-halal ingredients.

The Complete Cookbook for Teen Chefs: 70+ Teen-Tested and Teen-Approved Recipes to Cook, Eat and Share by America’s Test Kitchen Kids: For the first time, America’s Test Kitchen Kids is bringing their rigorous testing, kitchen knowhow, and hands-on learning to teenagers in the kitchen. Fiercely independent and searching for culinary adventure, teen chefs are ready for exciting, global recipes made to share with friends and family – with the support of fundamental kitchen techniques and approachable instruction.

The Forest Feast Road Trip: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels through California by Erin Gleeson journals her family’s extended road trip around California, staying in unique cabin dwellings along the way and showing readers the beauty and incredible food of the Golden State she knows so well. This new title showcases 100 vegetarian recipes, all inspired by her family’s journey by car through a stunningly geographically diverse setting. Each chapter focuses on a different region of California, depicted in Gleeson’s signature aesthetic of atmospheric photography, charming watercolor illustrations, and mouthwatering recipes drawn from the fresh, local produce found in each location. Events

The Official Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea Cookbook Gift Set captures the essence of teatime at Downton Abbey, pairing an exclusive tea towel with the Afternoon Tea Cookbook, which features classic recipes for sweets and savories, etiquette notes, and lavish imagery. This set would be an ideal gift for Mother’s Day or those Downton Abbey fans in your life.

The Official Guinness Cookbook and Gift Set: Over 70 Recipes for Cooking and Baking From Ireland’s Famous Brewery by Caroline Hennessy: Unique in its velvety finish and bold, rich flavor perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet, Guinness Draught Stout, along with the brewery’s other beers, has long been used by home cooks as either the secret ingredient or the perfectly paired beverage to a variety of dishes and drinks. Now this reputation for excellence in cooking is going from under the radar to official with The Official Guinness Cookbook Gift Set, featuring a striking chef’s apron emblazoned with the iconic Guinness logo. From savory braised short ribs to traditional Guinness soda bread to decadent cheesecake brownies, the comprehensive book includes over seventy recipes for dishes that feature or pair with the stouts, ales, and lagers of the Guinness breweries, including several recipes from the Dublin Guinness Storehouse and the Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. The beers featured in the book include the classic Guinness Draught, crisp Extra Stout, bittersweet Foreign Extra Stout, citrusy Baltimore Blonde, and more. 

The One-Bowl Baker: Easy, Unfussy Recipes for Decadent Cakes, Brownies, Cookies, and Breads by Stephanie Simmons: Baking all your favorites just got one step simpler with Blue Bowl Recipes founder Stephanie Simmons’s 60 one-bowl recipes, which are faster, easier, and don’t leave you with a pile of dirty dishes to wash when you’re done! Recipes include: Chocolate peanut butter tart with salted peanut crust, homey holiday bakes like Pumpkin pie with press-in gingersnap crust or Cheddar cornbread waffles.

The Wok: Recipes and Techniques by J. Kenji López-Alt: Whether stir-frying, deep frying, steaming, simmering, or braising, the wok is the most versatile pan in the kitchen. Once you master the basics – the mechanics of a stir-fry, and how to get smoky wok hei at home – you’re ready to cook home-style and restaurant-style dishes from across Asia and the United States. Featuring more than 200 recipes—including simple no-cook sides—explanations of knife skills and how to stock a pantry, and more than 1,000 color photographs, The Wok provides endless ideas for brightening up dinner. Events

Forgotten Skills of Cooking: The Time-Honored Ways Are the Best: Over 700 Recipes Show You Why by Darina Allen is a reissue of the Andre Simon Food Awards Best Food Book of 2009 and shares 730 recipes from dishes that use foraged ingredients (wild greens and mushrooms) to chapters devoted to baking. Filled with beautiful photography and sprinkled with illustrations, it will become a go-to cooking bible in your kitchen. Find out more in our giveaway/promotion.

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United Kingdom

A Good Day to Bake: Simple Baking Recipes for Every Mood by Benjamina Ebuehi is full of 70 sweet and savory baking recipes for any day of the week, led by flavor from the GBBO star. Recipes include Sour cream sage doughnuts, Malted milk crème brûlée and Banana, tahini and rum cake.

Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul by Asma Khan: Fans of Asma’s first cookbook Asma’s Indian Kitchen will be overjoyed when they get their hands on Ammu. This new collection of recipes comes from Asma Khan’s childhood, her Indian family kitchen. It is a celebration of where she comes from, of home cooking, and the inextricable link between food and love. It is also a chance for Asma to honor her ammu (mother) and to share with us the recipes that made her and rooted her to home. Beautiful photography and approachable recipes fill this stunner of a book. Events

City Veg: Notes From an Urban Garden by Cinead McTernan: Written over the course of a year, this book is the candid account of an urban grower from her productive city plot – the size of two classic 1970s VW camper vans – with all the triumphs and minor woes that come with a small, suburban location. From planning and designing the garden in January to harvesting and using home-grown produce throughout the growing season, Cinead McTernan takes you on a personal journey that will entertain experienced growers and share plenty of practical information with newbie gardeners.

Curry Everyday: Over 100 Simple Vegetarian Recipes from Jaipur to Japan by Atul Kochhar focuses on vegetarian curries and explores recipes from the chef’s native India to the Far East, via Africa and the Middle East and beyond. Renowned for his pairing of the best and freshest produce with inspiration from India, Kochhar takes the next steps in his gastronomic journey to showcase recipes ranging from quick and easy dishes to more elaborate feasts guaranteed to wow friends and family. From spicy cauliflower curry made in Korea, to sweetcorn in coconut curry made in Uganda, to pumpkin and mango curry made in West India, Curry Everyday provides home chefs an incredible range of delectable vegetarian dishes from all corners of the globe.

Leon Happy One-Pot Vegetarian by Rebecca Seal and Chantal Symons: Leon is back with a collection of more than 100 fuss-free, full-of-flavor recipes for vegetarian and vegan main course dishes that you can create with only one cooking pot, pan or baking tray. Enjoy simple-to-follow, satisfying recipes that are perfect for any occasion, whether you are looking for a mid-week supper, a quick weekend lunch or something impressive (but easy) for friends or family.

Modern Pressure Cooking: The Comprehensive Guide to Stovetop and Electric Cookers, with Over 200 Recipes by Catherine Phipps: Pressure cooking is a wonder cooking method! You can make meals in minutes (on average, a third or less of the time of other cooking methods – risotto takes 7 minutes!) and food cooked in a pressure cooker retains more nutrients and more flavor. The popularity of electric pressure cookers has meant more people than ever are finding out how cooking this way makes life easier. Phipps has written the definitive pressure cooker cookbook, gently guiding readers through everything they need to know about cooking in a stovetop pressure cooker or electric cooker, with foolproof, step-by-step instructions for over 200 recipes.

One-Pot Vegan: Easy Vegan Meals in Just One Pot by Sabrina Fauda-Rôle: From weeknight essentials to gatherings and celebrations, there’s something for every occasion. Filled with inspiration for simple, healthy, delicious vegan meals, One-Pot Vegan contains a wide variety of ingenious recipes, perfect for any night of the week.

Natural Flava: Quick & Easy Plant-Based Caribbean Recipes by Craig and Shaun McAnuff: Craig and Shaun charmed cooks everywhere with their essential introduction to home-cooked Caribbean food in Original Flava. Now, in Natural Flava, they’re spreading the love, offering Ital inspiration and punchy Caribbean flavors to the feel-good, plant-based diet taking the world by storm.

Nistisima: The Traditional Vegan Way of Eating from the Mediterranean and Beyond by Georgina Hayden: Nistisima means fasting food – food eaten during lent and other times of fasting observed by those of Orthodox faith. Mostly this means giving up meat and dairy, and eating lots of fresh vegetables, pulses and grains in their stead. While this is not a religious cookbook, Georgina draws on the history and culture around nistisima to share the simple, often frugal, yet flavoursome recipes at the heart of the practice. This title contains 100 naturally vegan recipes from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Eastern Europe. Events

The Flexible Baker: 75 Delicious Recipes with Adaptable Options for Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free and Vegan Bakes by Jo Pratt is the latest title in the highly successful “Flexible” series. This beautiful new baking book is full of foolproof and delicious recipes where ingredients can be substituted to suit all dietary requirements and eating preferences. Covering a wide-range of bakes including sweet & savoury, cakes & traybakes, biscuits & cookies, pastries, puddings & deserts, each recipe also includes flexible adaptations that can help cater for a variety of allergies, intolerances and lifestyle choices.

The Little Chocolate Cookbook by Sue Quinn is the perfect little cookbook for chocolate lovers who will delight in its stunning photography and thirty recipes for cakes and breads, desserts, cookies and bites, and bits and pieces.

The Green Batch Cook Book: Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Busy People by Sam Gates: The phenomenal rise in the popularity of veganism, plant-based meals and flexitarian diets means that more of us are regularly choosing to cook meat-free dishes. Concerns about waste and budgets have ensured that making conscious decisions about using leftovers and root-to-shoot eating is becoming mainstream. But as traditional batch cook recipes often lean towards meat-based meals, finding brilliant vegetarian and vegan ideas can be tricky. That’s where this latest title from Sam Gates comes in, harnessing the vibrant fresh flavours of fruit and vegetables in an innovative and breezy collection of 70 meat-free recipes.

Taste Tibet: Family Recipes from the Himalayas by Julie Kleeman and Yeshi Jampa shares wholesome food made with simple ingredients that heal as well as feed: this has been the tried and tested way of eating in Tibet for over 8,000 years. Sharing the practices of the nomads, this is the first ever comprehensive collection of recipes and food stories from Tibet. Julie and Yeshi bring millennia-old dishes to your table that are simple to make and use ingredients that are easy to come by.

Wood Fired Feast Cookbook by Jon Finch is the ultimate companion for the wood-fired oven home cook combining expert advice and instruction with over 100 innovative recipes. If you’re a fan of wood-fired pizzas and wondering how you can recreate them at home, or a food lover looking to step up your outdoor cooking game, this new book from a live fire and barbecue expert tells you everything you need to know about buying and using a wood-fired oven and takes you on a journey from novice to master.

Vegan at Home: Recipes for a Modern Plant-Based Lifestyle by Solla Eiriksdottir shares 145 simple and delicious vegan recipes from the celebrated Icelandic cook and culinary celebrity/entrepreneur. The content here is perfect for home cooks starting out on their vegan journey or for those looking for new inspiration.

Your Daily Veg: Modern, Fuss-Free Vegetarian Food by Joe Woodhouse (husband of Olia Hercules) celebrates everyday vegetables in a fresh and modern way. Chapters focus either on one core vegetable or a group of similar vegetables, celebrating seasonality and encouraging you to make swaps if you don’t have the exact ingredients. These recipes can then be used as a base for experimenting. Starting with the ingredient and working forward from there, Woodhouse blends textures, spices and flavors to create satisfying meals that use minimal ingredients but achieve maximum flavor. With tips on how best to prep dishes and advice on minimising stress and time in the kitchen, each recipe is as straightforward as possible.

The Official Guinness Cookbook by Caroline Hennessy: Unique in its velvety finish and bold, rich flavor perfectly balanced between bitter and sweet, Guinness Draught Stout, along with the brewery’s other beers, has long been used by home cooks as either the secret ingredient or the perfectly paired beverage to a variety of dishes and drinks. See the gift set available in the US above.

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The Comfort Bake: Food That Warms the Heart by Sally Wise is a foolproof recipe collection from the icon of good old-fashioned country cooking. These recipes are big on comfort and low on fuss. Savoury classics (including pies, quiches, breads and focaccia – and the creamiest potato bake ever) sit proudly alongside a glorious line-up of sweet treats, including Maple Syrup Upside-down Banana Cake, Rhubarb and Caramel Slice, Orange Butter Bars, Spiced Ginger Cookies and a supremely simple Whisky and Orange Chocolate Pudding. This book is slated for UK release in April.

A House Party in Tuscany by Amber Guiness: Art meets food in this sublime story of family and friends at the Arniano Painting School in Tuscany. With essential ingredients for an Italian pantry; feast curation; menu suggestions for every season; notes on Italian wines; day trips from Arniano along the nearby ‘Via Francigena’, the ancient pilgrim’s route leading to Rome; tricks and rules for cooking that can be applied to any lunch or dinner party, whatever the season; and guidelines for seemingly effortless cooking and hosting, this is a book to make everyone feel welcome.

Cassoulet Confessions: Food, France, Family and the Stew That Saved My Soul by Sylvie Bigar is an enthralling memoir from the award-winning food and travel writer that reveals how a simple journalistic assignment sparked a culinary obsession and transcended into a quest for identity. Set in the stunning southern French countryside, this honest and poignant memoir conveys hunger for authentic food and a universal hunger for home.

Eat Together: Well-loved Favourites that Bring Us Together by Australian Women’s Weekly: Food is the conduit that brings us together and engages all of our senses to create wonderful moments and memories. We have spent hours collecting the best heritage recipes, passed through families, that you can teach your own children and treasure as your own, to recipes that celebrate the art of preserving and baking, done and shared together. Come back to the table with friends and family, and take back the joy that comes with eating and enjoying a meal together can bring.

Lanka Food: Serendipity & Spice by O Tama Carey is a comprehensive guide to Sri Lankan cooking from the acclaimed chef and restaurateur. With essays that further contextualize the cuisine, this cookbook is a guide for people wanting a deeper understanding of the culture and the central place of food, and serves as a wonderful starting point for cooking and sharing Sri Lankan feasts with friends and family at home. This is food that any of us can cook at home such as Pan rolls (a type of pancake filled with deliciousness and then coated and deep fried); a selection of roti curries, and hoppers (hoppers are savoury pancakes that are made from coconut milk and rice or rice flour that needs fermenting – ideally, overnight); along with a chapter on sweets such as Milk toffee.

Natural Harry: Delicious Plant-Based Summer Recipes by Harriet Birrell is a recipe book full of creative, simple and life-affirming plant-based recipes coupled with tips on shopping, planting and self-care. With a focus on nutrition and quality ingredients, this book offers up more than 70 organic recipes and a new way to think about food. What started as a beach-side van serving smoothies and raw desserts has grown into this book, which also includes breakfasts, mains, desserts and even recipes for the body and home – all free from meat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar.

Yiayia Next Door: Recipes from Yiayia’s kitchen, and the true story of one woman’s incredible act of kindness by Daniel and Luke Mancuso: When the Mancusco brothers lost their mother Teresa to domestic violence, the Greek grandmother next door stepped in and started looking after them, passing home-cooked meals over the fence. This act helped Daniel and Luke navigate their grief and when they started to share the meals and their special relationship with ‘Yiayia’ on social media, all of Australia was touched. Now Yiayia’s recipes are being shared but more importantly the real message of this book is the power of kindness.

The Miller’s Daughter: Unusual Flours & Heritage Grains: Stories and Recipes from Hayden Flour Mills by Emma Zimmerman is a cookbook at the forefront of America’s heritage grain movement with 80 recipes along with beautiful, candid stories that celebrate community, agriculture, sustainability, and the place of grains at every table. Emma with her father, Jeff, is a rebel and a dreamer on the outskirts of rural Phoenix. In a country overrun by corporate, homogenized grain farming, the daughter-father team are champions of rare and near-extinct varieties of ancient grains. Organized by grain (from farro to white sonora to red fife to corn, barley, durum and rye), Emma’s collection of recipes covers breakfast, sweet, savory and mains within each chapter.

Air Fryer Essentials: Low Carb by Michelle Fagone is a must-have for Aussie air fryer owners who adhere to a low-carb diet and want fast, healthy and delicious meals their whole family can enjoy. Inside, you’ll find more than 170 low-carb recipes.

Saka Saka: Adventures in African Cooking: South of the Sahara by Anto Cocagne: In this vibrant and generous celebration of food, friendship and conviviality, photographer Aline Princet and Anto Cocagne, a young chef from Gabon, invite musicians, writers, artists and creatives from all over African, south of the Sahara, to share their recipes and bring the spotlight to focus on the rich diversity of African food. The 80 authentic recipes showcased here include the best dishes from Gabon, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo and Ethiopia, and with each recipe comes information on its origins, its key ingredients and tips and advice for the home cook on how to cook them to perfection. (Published in UK in February and US in April)

The Vegan Cake Bible: Bake, Build and Decorate Spectacular Vegan Cakes by Sara Kidd guides you through everything you need to know about making incredible plant-based cakes. In this easy-to-follow book, author, pastry chef and vegan cake queen Sara Kidd shares her vast knowledge of the science behind vegan baking and how to make foolproof creations every time. With step-by-step tutorials for frosting and decorating, mix and match ideas, and recipes for gluten-free cakes that actually work, Sara teaches you the ingredients, tools and tips to master the art of vegan baking.

New Zealand

Simple Wholefoods: 100 Effortlessly Delicious Plant-based Recipes for Every Day by Sophie Steevens: Plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar-free, these modern, family-friendly recipes all use ingredients as close to their natural state as possible. As well as new scrumptious recipes Simple Wholefoods includes invaluable tips to broaden your wholefood, plant-based lifestyle, emphasising how easy it can be to make healthier lifestyle choices for both you and your family. Whether you’re at the beginning of your health journey, needing the inspiration to stay motivated or purely seeking simple, mouth-watering nutritiousness to add to your repertoire, you’ll find yourself using this book time and time again.

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  • readingtragic  on  March 31, 2022

    I really liked the idea of trying some of the gluten free sourdough baking recipes, but the preview pages all specify a quantity of active starter – clearly, the recipe for this is elsewhere in the book, so not possible to trial those recipes…

  • Jenny  on  March 31, 2022

    Readingtragic let me see what I can do.

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