December 2022 New Cookbook Review

We made it through another year and now we have 2023 to look forward to. I will continue to update my 2023 preview listing to keep you in the loop.

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Lastly, if events are planned for particular books/authors, I have included a link. Be sure to check our Calendar frequently for new entries there are loads of events around the world as more in-person and virtual events are being planned.

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United States

Sugar & Spice Cookies: Creative Recipes for Home Baking by Megan Neveu: Indulge your love for cookie baking with 60 fresh and creative recipes. Cookie expert Megan Neveu turns the ordinary into extraordinary with aromatic herbs such as rosemary and thyme, sweet spices such as cinnamon and cardamom and bright fruits such as orange, lemon and cranberry – masterfully paired to create beautifully balanced flavor. Each bite will light up your taste buds and have you dreaming of cookies for days. What’s more, the very act of making these cookies is an absolute delight for the senses as you take in the aroma of chopped fresh rosemary, roasted chocolate or citrus zest.

The Vegan Week: Meal Prep Recipes to Feed Your Future Self by Gena Hamshaw will teach you how to batch cook varied, colorful, and comforting meals over the weekend, whether you have three, two, or even just one hour of time to spare. Discover new, plant-based favorites like Tangy Cashew Lime Noodle Bowls and Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Coconut Greens, as well as classics like Pasta e Ceci and Seitan Goulash. Gena will help you to use your time in the kitchen effectively, so that you create and store filling, flavor-forward recipes – recipes that you’ll look forward to as the week goes by. This book is a roadmap to eating vegan food regularly, incorporating it into daily life even when things are hectic. Thanks to meal prep techniques and recipes, you won’t have to choose between the demands of your schedule and your desire to prioritize taste, nutrition, and the joy of eating homemade food.

Savory vs. Sweet: From Our Simple Two-Ingredient Recipes to Our Most Viral Rainbow Unicorn Cheesecake by Shalean LaBerge and Stephanie Ghitis: This one-of-a-kind cookbook is filled to the brim with sweet sensations and savory food crafted by the founders of the popular SoFloFooodie. From mouthwatering savory snacks like buffalo chicken sliders, to unbelievable sweet sensations such as red velvet oreo cheesecake – these recipes are sure to please any taste bud. SoFloFooodie’s viral recipes have earned them over 3 million followers, and this cookbook contains their most popular creations such as their oreo desserts, and easy air fryer desserts like air fryer strawberry poptarts.

Boards & Bites: Food Styling and Homemade Recipes for Elegant Party Planning by Melissa Francis will teach you how to display your wine, fruits, nuts, jam, cheese, and bread in the most pleasing way. Boards and Bites is full of accessible recipes, board building basics, and food styling techniques. Get the behind-the-scenes story of how and why Francis creates her lovely charcuterie boards while you create your own divine bites with this charcuterie board recipe book.

Dishes For Two: 100 Easy Small-Batch Recipes for Weeknight Meals & Special Celebrations by Good Housekeeping Editors: Couples and other smaller families shouldn’t have to rely on recipes for four or six. Here, the experts and recipe testers in the Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen take the guesswork out of small-batch cooking and share their favorite weeknight meals such as Pan-Fried Chicken with Lemony Roasted Broccoli, Air-Fried Steak Fajitas, Speedy Eggplant Parm, Short Ribs with Polenta, and Seared Pork Chops with Cherries and Spinach Plus: you also get the Test Kitchen’s secrets on how to downsize any recipe, including your own family favorites. You’ll never get stuck with endless leftovers again!

Fresh Pasta at Home: 12 Doughs, 20 Shapes, 100+ Recipes, with or without a Machine by America’s Test Kitchen shares foolproof methods and 100-plus recipes that make it totally achievable. Whether you use a hand-crank machine, electric machine, extruder, or rolling pin and elbow grease, you can make incredible pasta from scratch using ATK’s rigorously tested techniques. Then choose one of the delectable recipes to show off your impressive-every-time pasta to perfection.

Simply Korean: Easy Recipes for Kimchi, Noodles, Soups, and More by Aaron Huh shares streamlined techniques, minimal ingredients, and clear instructions so that anyone can make Korean food. Aaron and Claire show you the easiest way to make fried rice, bulgogi, kimchi, and more. Learn the best ways to use traditional Korean ingredients, and save money by cooking at home.

The Complete Guide to Healthy Drinks: Powerhouse Ingredients, Endless Combinations by America’s Test Kitchen is your one-stop guidebook to healthy hydration with 160 recipes for expense-saving, sugar-sparing, all-natural beverages. It captures the test kitchen’s discoveries and best techniques for juicing, brewing, smoothie making, fermenting, and more.

The Blue Zones American Kitchen: 100 Recipes to Live to 100 by Dan Buettner uncovers the traditional roots of plant-forward cuisine in the United States. Following the acumen of heritage cooks who have passed their recipes from generation to generation, Buettner uncovers the regions and cultures that have shaped America’s healthiest food landscapes, from Hmong elders living in Minnesota to Quakers in New England. Along the way, he illuminates both traditional and revolutionary ideas in vegetarian food with recipes from chefs like James Beard Award–winner James Wayman, “the Gullah chef” Bill Green, and “the Cod Chef” Dave Smoke-McCluskey.

Simple Fancy: A Chef’s Big-Flavor Recipes for Easy Weeknight Cooking by Jason Santos shares the chef’s brilliant hacks and mouthwatering meals so that readers may enjoy them in their home kitchens. These are the kind of recipes that chefs cook at home, designed to simplify preparation but amp up flavor for minimal effort and major rewards.

Downshiftology Healthy Meal Prep: 100+ Make-Ahead Recipes and Quick-Assembly Meals: A Gluten-Free Cookbook by Lisa Bryan is packed with 100 simple and ingenious, big-batch recipes that can either be frozen or repurposed into delicious meals without resembling leftovers.

Mochi, Cakes and Bakes: Simple Yet Exquisite Desserts with Mochi, Yuzu, Matcha and More by Catherine Zhang invites beginners and more advanced chefs alike to try their hand at the best the continent has to offer with 60 quick and easy bakes. Blending Catherine’s multicultural influences, as a Chinese-Australian pastry chef who has studied techniques and cuisines from around the world, infused with her signature innovative flair and using a mix of pantry essentials and ingredients that are easy to find, this book guides readers through staples from notably Japan, South Korea and China, with an astoundingly accessible spin.

Cheers!: Cocktails & Toasts to Celebrate Every Day of the Year by Phillip Greene offers delicious cocktail recipes along with a backstory connecting the recipe to a particular day and a toast to raise in celebration. Greene draws on a range of interesting and (usually) fun events, some significant and some trivial, from the pages of history, literature, sports, entertainment, and more. Many of the toasts are classics culled from cocktail and bartending books dating to the nineteenth century, the works of Shakespeare, and other timeless sources. While the book undoubtedly acknowledges the usual noteworthy dates from around the world (New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, etc.), it also features a new twist on standard observances, offering a fresh story, angle, and drink.

Instant Pot Miracle Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: 100 Simple and Tasty Recipes Inspired by One of the World’s Healthiest Diets by Urvashi Pitre: The newest in the bestselling Instant Pot Miracle series, Instant Pot Miracle Mediterranean Diet Cookbook teaches you how to follow one of the world’s healthiest and most recommended diets on the planet—with 100 delicious recipes designed for the Instant Pot. Authorized by Instant Brands.

This Is a Book About Noodles by Brendan Pang covers everything from traditional Chinese noodle dishes inspired by Brendan’s grandmother, to super flavorful, uber-easy ramen, this collection fulfills every noodle craving. Taking a deep dive into each noodle variety, Brendan gives readers confidence to cook perfect rice noodles, udon, soba egg noodles and more. True noodle devotees can enjoy fresh, homemade noodles from scratch, using Brendan’s simple, illustrated steps, while readers who want their noodles in a hurry will love his smart tips and shortcuts transform convenient store-bought noodles.

Petite, Pretty and Piped: 60 Delicate Cupcakes and Mini Cakes to Satisfy Every Sweet Craving by Ginny Dyer: Dive into the bite-sized world of cupcakes and mini cakes with this all-inclusive guide to petite sweets. Alongside the baking mastermind behind the hit blog In Bloom Bakery, readers will learn how to frost like a pro and flawlessly fill and assemble cupcakes and miniature 3- and 4-inch layer cakes all of which will transform any simple evening into a full-blown event.

PlantPure Comfort Food: Over 100 Plant-Based and Mostly Gluten-Free Recipes to Nourish Your Body and Soothe Your Soul by Kim Campbell, Director of Culinary Education and Development at PlantPure and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the “science father” of the modern plant-based nutrition movement, offers comfort food recipes to satisfy a wide range of palates, making a healthy, plant-based lifestyle more accessible than ever. From enchiladas to pho bowls to buffalo pot pie, the possibilities for plant-based eating are endless – and delicious!

The Home Café: Creative Recipes for Espresso, Matcha, Tea and Coffee Drinks by Asia Lui Chapa: This one-of-a-kind title brings you 60 inventive recipes for lattes, cold brews, tea spritzers and all of your favorite (and soon to be favorite) caffeinated beverages. Asia Lui Chapa, coffee connoisseur and creator of the popular account AC Home Café, is an expert at crafting flavorful barista-style drinks at home. In her debut title she shows you how to set up the perfect home café with information on the best machines, supplies and ingredients so you can recreate her creative concoctions right in your own kitchen. Mornings will never be the same, and you can ditch your expensive Starbucks habit to boot!

United Kingdom

On Fire by Nathan Davies: The author is a remarkable chef who earned a Michelin star at the first attempt, with SY23, in West Wales. Having won the Wales heat of BBC TV’s Great British Menu, cooking at the banquet in 2022, he has now published his debut book. This title focuses both on his unique style of cooking in addition to showcasing the remarkable produce of his native West Wales.

Cod: A Global History by Elisabeth Townsend looks at the different ways cod has been caught, cooked, and eaten, often by the descendants of explorers, enslaved people, and traders. Cod examines the fish in the myths and legends of the North Atlantic, the West Indies, South America, West and Southeast Africa, and across the Indian Ocean to the Far East. It is a fascinating journey through cod fact and lore and features delectable historical and contemporary recipes that showcase the myriad ways cod can be consumed.

Veganistan: A Vegan Tour of the Middle East by Sally Butcher: The original mission of Butcher’s earlier title Veggiestan was to celebrate vegetables in all their glory, rather than recreating meat dishes, and in Veganistan Sally Butcher starts to play more with seitan, tofu and tempeh using them as vehicles to showcase the wonderful range of flavour this cuisine offers. This is not a book written from a moral point of view, but primarily from a food angle, a way of bigging up and celebrating the wonders of Central Asian, Iranian, Turkish, Arabic and East African vegetable cookery and creating a volume of accessible dishes.

Pinch of Nom: Enjoy by Kate and Kay Allinson shares an irresistible collection of recipes that everyone will enjoy. From all-day breakfasts to cheeky fakeaways and one-pan meals to scrumptious desserts, these crowd-pleasers are so satisfying and delicious that you’d never guess they are also slimming-friendly.


152 Non-Sad Lunches You Can Make in 5 Minutes by Alexander Hart: aims to make prepping your lunch a breeze, ensuring your days are deliciously healthy. The whopping 152 recipes cover a range of diverse salads, wraps, and bento boxes, including vegan, grain, fish, and seafood salads with low-carb and gluten-free options, as well as flavors from around the world – think a Vietnamese-style chicken coleslaw and a Mexican-spiced quinoa salad. You’ll never be short of time or inspiration with this handy cookbook designed to be used daily.

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