October 2018 New Cookbook Review

It's the month that we've all been waiting for - October! There are hundreds of books that I need to tell you about and while this review took days, it was a labor of love. I attempted to give you a little peek inside each book that I had on hand in the hopes that this summary provides some insight into your cookbook choices. But before I get to our cookbook summary, a few housekeeping reminders for new members:

  • Please note - we have a new EYBD Page which has been updated to include many holiday incentive orders as well as new pre-order titles.
  • Have you entered all our giveaways (here is a link to the November 1st roundup of giveaways). If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • 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.
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  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for "Events" linked at the end of each blurb.
  • 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) and don't forget about Google+ too. 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.

Since there are so many new books this month blurbs will be short and sweet. Other titles of interest are added to the end of each country for books I may not have reviewed or may be of interest to others. This month, 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. There are titles on this month's summary that haven't been tagged yet but will be.

There are new titles this month from favorite authors such as Dorie Greenspan, Yotam Ottolenghi, Donna Hay and Michael Solomonov; many restaurant and chef books are present in the summary as well; and you will note a plethora of books devoted to the popular Instant Pot. Do you have a beverage and snack ready? Let's get started.

United States

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan invites readers into the beloved author's kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time and as with all of Dorie's books, this one is beautiful. As I have said each time Dorie releases a book "just buy it - you know it will be impeccable". This book is filled with Dorie recipes that share a small surprise that makes each one special. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers' market, or pantry. Find our more in our giveaway postEvents. EYB Cookbook Club title.  

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi has arrived stateside. It was published in the UK last month. This new offering shares 120 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and favour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. Check out Darcie's post about Ottolenghi's new podcast. EYB Cookbook Club title Events Please note our preview is linked to the master book as the UK/US editions are linked. 

In their first major book since the spectacular Zahav, Israeli Soul: Simple Essential Delicious by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook goes straight to the food of the people - the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Another brilliant offering from the authors that moved me. For more information see our promotion and enter our giveawayEvents.

Modern Baking by Donna Hay contains page after page of decadence. 250 recipes for cake, biscuits and every imaginable sweet treat await you here. This book is one of our selections for the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This is a must-have title for the baker being released in the US, UK and AU. 

Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour by Ellen King shares 45 foolproof recipes for delicious and nutritious breads and pastries. In-depth master tutorials include: making a starter to adjusting recipes for different flours. Step-by-step photography will guide the reader through the fundamentals to ensure success. This title combines expert advice that will direct a baker of any skill level to home-spun, rustic baked perfection. Events

The Best Comfort Food on the Planet by Kerry Altiero and Katherine Gaudet transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Each recipe has a unique approach that takes the flavor to new levels of greatness with one-of-a-kind recipes to wow your family and guests.

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma, the blogger behind A Brown Table blog and weekly columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, presents a spectacular first offering filled with the author's soulful recipes and stunning photography. Events. EYB Cookbook Club title.

Cocktail Codex: Origins, Fundamentals, Formulas by Alex Day, David Kaplan, and Nick Fauchald is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors' unique "cocktail families" approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.

Winter Drinks: 70 Essential Cold-Weather Cocktails by Editors of PUNCH is a giftable collection of 70 cocktails built to fortify against the cold, featuring essential classics; updated riffs on traditional toddies, punches, nogs, and spiked coffees; and thoroughly modern drinks built to channel the season. Pick up a copy and a bottle of booze to take to your next party as a host gift. You will be guaranteed to be invited back.

Pasta, Pretty Please by Linda Miller Nicholson delivers her first cookbook, a stunning cornucopia of pasta in every color and shape, all created by hand, using all-natural colors from vegetables, herbs, and superfoods. It includes 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and the perfect fillings and sauces to make your creations pop. Find out more in our promotion which includes a giveaway for Anolon cookware. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page. EYB Cookbook Club title Events.

Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen. Ina's books are member favorites and this one is her best, in my opinion, with tutorials on knife work, seasoning and plating. Events.

The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering by Elizabeth Heiskell is the new essential guide to entertaining. In this update to the best-selling book of our mothers' and grandmothers' era, Elizabeth's tell-it-like-it-is voice provides a twist to the classic Southern advice that is a refresher for entertainers of any age or experience.

Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott delivers satisfying, mainly one-dish meals from the author of Art of the Pie. When she isn't making pie, Kate McDermott has people to feed. Learn more about this book and enter our giveaway which includes a grand prize of a Le Creuset Dutch oven. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD PageEYB Cookbook Club title Events.

Foundations of Flavour: The Noma Guide to Fermentation: Including Koji, Kombuchas, Shoyus, Misos, Vinegars, Garums, Lacto-Fermented Vegetables, and Black Fruits by René Redzepi and David Zilber will show readers how to build their own pantry of ferments, including koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, garums, lacto-fermented vegetables, and black fruits. This first title, in a new series of books that deals with the philosphies and techniques behind the world famous restaurant, includes approachable instructions and supporting photographs that will demonstrate the steps to re-create each of Noma's innovative flavors at home, as well as thoughtful suggestions for how cooks can use these new ingredients that will elevate their everyday cooking to a whole new level. Events

Instantly Southern: 75 Recipes for Classic Southern Favorites Using Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® by Sheri Castle delivers 75 recipes with full-color photographs dedicated to delicious and soulful Southern cooking. Whether you're cooking for company, the church social, or your family on a hectic night, there are plenty of tempting options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert too. 

Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Amazing Recipes for the Festive Season by Gaz Oakley delivers fantastic alternatives to the traditional turkey and trimmings. This title was released last month in the UK and this month in the US. Gaz is an expert in bold flavors and textures, so everyone, including vegans, can enjoy a spectacular centerpiece and amazing food throughout the festive season. Vegan Christmas follows his successful debut cookbook Vegan 100 (find out more on this earlier title here). Gaz is touring here in the US in support of his new book and find out more in our promotion and giveaway post.

Eataly: All About Pasta: A Complete Guide with Recipes by Eataly serves as the ideal kitchen companion, whether you would like to master mixing and forming the dough from scratch or you just want to expand your repertoire of easy weeknight sauces for store-bought pasta. Organized by "families" of pasta, the book explains every major pasta shape: its history, the best sauce pairings, and the inside scoop on signs of quality in the market. 

Korean Home Cooking: Classic and Modern Recipes by Sohui Kim and Rachel Wharton is the second offering from the chef and owner of The Good Fork and Insa, both Brooklyn hotspots. Her debut title is one devoted to recipes from The Good Fork restaurant which serves a mix of American and Korean inspired dishes. Here, Sohui concentrates purely on Korean cuisine reflective of the food at Insa. We will soon be indexing this beautifully photographed title. 

Delish: Eat Like Every Day's the Weekend by Editors of Delish and Joanna Saltz shares step-by-step photography that's packaged in such a way that one won't realize they are learning how to cook. The fun-packed cookbook brings the same message to the page as the widely popular website devoted to people who don't see themselves as chefs. 175 recipes that are meant to be devoured are featured. This title would be a great gift for the young, new cook in your life.   

Cake: Layered, Frosted, Sliced & Shared by Brooke Bell is a collection of delicious cake recipes that will spark your favorite baking memories. From quick-and-easy cake-mix makeovers to made-from-scratch heirloom showstoppers, there's something sweet for every baker, no matter what skill level. I just received my copy and so excited to see recipes such as Upside-down baklava cake, Blackberry buttermilk pound cake, and Brown sugar Bundt cake with toasted sesame frosting. These delicious recipes have been developed and created by Taste of the South and Southern Lady magazine teams.

Almonds, Anchovies and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind of by Cal Peternell is a charming vegetable-focused cookbook with sixty recipes that add depths of flavor using three key ingredients: almonds, anchovies, and pancetta. Cal Peternell's books are classics with recipes that inspire.

Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking shares a collection of recipes served at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. These recipes are those that have been handed down for generations. Oxtail pepper pot, High Mesa peach and blackberry cobbler and Louis Armstrong's red beans and rice are examples of the dishes you will find in this lovingly compiled title filled with beautiful photographs. 

Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit by Lisa Ludwinski is in contention for one of the top baking books of this season with Red Truck Bakery (below). 75 of Lisa's most-loved recipes for sweet and savory pies, illustrated throughout with drool-worthy photos and the author's charming line illustrations filled this book. We will have a promotion very soon! EYB Cookbook Club title Events

Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America's Favorite Rural Bakery by Brian Noyes is another title in contention with Sister Pie (above) for one of the best baking books of 2018. I am totally smitten with this title and its collection of spirited Southern-bred baked goods and savory offerings. I recently sampled a number of the dishes from Red Truck Bakery and I swear on my cookbook-loving soul - some of the best I have ever tasted. I am making the Almond cake which is gluten-free next week for a meeting as the entire cake disappeared in one and a half days. This cookbook feels like home - warm and comfortable - but with the promise of excitement. Events.  

Estela by Ignacio Mattos is one of the titles I am most excited to get my hands on. If the book is one-tenth as great as the chef's food at the restaurant - I'll be happy. Mattos' food is influenced by Spanish and Italian cooking but he is equally in love with American food. You will find dishes like a Waldorf salad or a sauce inspired by his infatuation with a cheesy topping encountered at a 7-Eleven; yet each is unlike anything you have ever tried. Familiar, yes, but astonishingly better. He offers seasoning and flavoring tricks - the use of different salts and vinegars in a given dish (not one type but two or more), the use of juiced greens in place of sauces that make everything bright and light, the way he dresses salads (he doesn't) that will elevate your everyday cooking. In February, I attended a book party with Jane where the chef prepared a mushroom soup that blew our mind. So in April, we had to eat at the restaurant with another friend. We were all blown away. It may be my pick for book of the year. Events

Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, Stems, and Other Odds and Ends into 80 Scrumptious, Surprising Recipes by Lindsay-Jean Hard is a compilation of the former Food52 columnist's recipes designed to eliminate waste and utilize more of the ingredients we have on hand. Events

Chinese Heritage Cooking by Shirley Chung is the first cookbook from the Top Chef finalist. The chef is dishing out new and dazzlingly delicious takes on Chinese cuisine and shares recipes that are fresh and inspired, yet approachable for home cooks.

Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One by Anita Lo - 101 accessible, contemporary, and sophisticated recipes for home cooks, most of which take less than 30 minutes Events

Bestia: Italian Recipes Created in the Heart of L. A. by Ori Menashe, Genevieve Gergis and Lesley Suter is the debut cookbook from the popular Los Angeles restaurant. The restaurant and the book features rustic Italian food with Middle Eastern influences all driven by intense flavors. The book is beautifully photographed and shares the basics beginning with sauces and sofritos to composed dishes such as Cavatelli alla Norcina it has it all. I am wild about the pasta and pizza chapters as well as the stunning dessert section. You want this book.    

Comfort in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Classic Favorites for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot® by Melissa Clark shares 75 all new recipes for slow cooker, pressure cooker, and other Instant Pot® settings. Clark brings her trademark flavor-forward spin to everyone's favorite dishes and for the first time, focuses on weeknight comfort meals. 

Instant Pot® Miracle 6 Ingredients or Less: 100 No-Fuss Recipes for Easy Meals Every Day by Ivy Manning offers no-fuss recipes that complement the Instant Pot's many settings, for simple, satisfying meals ready when you want them. Recipes include meaty braises, soups and stews, healthy breakfasts, pastas and grains, and more. For even more convenience, one-pot recipes are noted with icons throughout, and some versatile recipes can be made using either the Instant Pot's pressure-cook or slow-cook function, so you can cook according to your schedule. "Tasty tips" and serving suggestions offer even more flexibility to make the most of ingredients you already have on hand. Look for a promotion soon for this title, Instant Pot Italian and an Instant Pot! 

Carla Hall's Soul Food: Everyday and Celebration by Carla Hall features 145 original recipes, 120 color photographs, and a whole lotta love. Carla Hall's latest is a wonderful blend of the modern and the traditional - honoring soul food's heritage and personalizing it with her signature fresh style. The result is an irresistible and open-hearted collection of recipes and stories that share love and joy, identity, and memory. Events

The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook: The Must-Have Resource for Plant-Based Eaters by Kathy Hester and six other standout authors join forces to create the definitive vegan reference book. With 600 recipes and 80 full color photos, this book will be an instant kitchen staple. Perfect for seasoned vegans looking to build their repertoires, cooks new to the basics of plant-based cooking and curious meat-eaters on the hunt for new flavors. No matter who's cooking, this cookbook offers unbeatable variety at your fingertips from experienced and creative vegan authorities.  

Skinnytaste One and Done: 140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot®, Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Air Fryer, Dutch Oven, and More by Gina Homolka is the latest from the popular food blogger. This title is organized by vessels used that include everyday cooking equipment such as an Instant Pot, sheet pan, Dutch oven, skillet, slow cooker, and air fryer. As always, the recipes are big on flavor and light on calories, and now more convenient than ever. With 140 healthy, family-friendly recipes, 120 full-color photos, nutritional information for every recipe, and Gina's signature cooking tips, it is a weeknight game changer. 

North Wild Kitchen: Home Cooking from the Heart of Norway by Nevada Berg shares dozens of mouthwatering recipes for Norwegian-inspired dishes in this stunning book that captures the food and the country's landscape. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of Norwegian food culture - foraging, fishing, and farming; hunting, harvesting, and camping; baking, grilling, and frying. Along the way, Berg comments on the unique pleasures of Nordic life as she tends to her chickens, explores the outdoors, or sets a welcoming table. Berg is both inviting and entertaining as she weaves her own experiences into each recipe, delivering a beautiful collection of good food and great living from the heart of Norway.

All About Cake by Christina Tosi is an explosion of fun and inspiration all packed into cake filled pages that will take baking to new heights. Recipes for Apple cider caramel, Burnt miso pound cake and Black sesame crock-pot cake will surprise you. But, don't worry because more traditional type recipes are plentiful. For example, No one hates on a  chocolate cupcake, Strawberry-lemon layer cake and other more expected offerings. Tosi's playful "milk" and "sand" recipes as well as dozens of other twists that will turn your cake offerings from ordinary to extraordinary are shared.

Food of Northern Thailand by Austin Bush is a beautiful, deep dive into the regional cuisine of northern Thailand with a documentarian's approach and a photographer's eye. In this book, Bush travels across northern Thailand to talk to the region's home cooks, academics, restaurateurs, writers, and hawkers. Their recipes and stories, along with Bush's photographs, capture the people, countryside, markets, and of course, dishes and cooking techniques of northern Thailand. Each of the chapters in the book focuses on a single province, giving a snapshot of the dishes, staple ingredients, cooking methods, and people specific to that area.

Emily: The Cookbook by Emily and Matt Hyland, the husband-and-wife team behind New York City's favorite new pizza, share the secrets behind their award-winning restaurants in a cookbook featuring more than 100 recipes. And while they provide instructions for the only-pizza-dough-you'll-ever-need (for both thin round and thicker pan "Grandma-style" pies) they also teach the importance of simple cooking for amazing results with no fancy equipment necessary. This book is a dreamy collection of recipes that anyone can make in their own homes. I just opened up my copy and have ten recipes marked to make.

The Japanese Larder by Luiz Hara is the follow-up to the author's first book, Nikkei Cuisine. This is a stunning cookery book that demystifies the best Japanese ingredients and cooking by introducing the home cook to a number of key Japanese ingredients and techniques that are easy to acquire and will transform their everyday cooking. This title is also being released in the UK. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page

Tasting Italy: A Culinary Journey by America's Test Kitchen and Julia della Croce and Eugenia Bone is a stunning title that marries recipes with a pictorial trip to Italy. Each region of this country is covered in photographs, narrative and authentic recipes.  Events

Matty Matheson: A Cookbook by Matty Matheson shares the author's memories of the foods that have defined who he is. With a drive to share his zest for life, he creates dishes within these pages that reinterpret the flavors of his youth in Canada, as well as the restaurant fare for which he has become so well-known. I was blown away by how much I love this book.

Breakfast: The Most Important Book About the Best Meal of the Day by the Editors of Extra Crispy is an exploration of everything about breakfast and brunch. Discover exciting new ingredients and the secrets to making Entenmann's Cake Doughnuts and Taco Bell Crunchwraps at home, among many other dishes. Learn the origins of scrapple and how to brew barista-level drinks. Based on the popular website ExtraCrispy.com, this book is packed with 100 photos, humorous illustrations, and amazing, craveable food.

Scraps, Peels, and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home by Jill Lightner is a comprehensive and accessible guide to how you can reduce food waste in your daily life. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage.   

Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet and Savory Slab Pies by Cathy Barrow is the author's latest offering and follow up to Mrs. Wheelbarrow's Practical Pantry. For more information on Cathy's book, see our promotion and be sure to enter our giveaway. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to a portion of the book along with two exclusive recipes from the author's upcoming title, When Pies Fly on EYB. For more information see our EYBD PageEYB Cookbook Club titleEvents


The Great Minnesota Cookie Book: Award-Winning Recipes from the Star Tribune's Holiday Cookie Contest by Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson is a must have cookbook for the baker. Find out more in our promotion and enter to win a copy! EYB Cookbook Club title.

Let's Stay In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love by Ashley Rodriguez  is all about effortless hospitality, meaningful family meals, and an appreciation for the magic of meals shared with others. Families, neighbors, friends, and loved ones will find a different kind of love around the table together, connecting over memorable meals. The recipes walk you through every meal of the day with delicious breakfasts, easy lunches, inviting dinners, and Ashley's signature incredible desserts. Events

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights: More than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers that Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast by Christopher Kimball shares more than 200 recipes including quick yet flavorful soups and stews, simple salads, pastas that come together in minutes with ingredients you already have on hand. Events

Baladi: Recipes from Palestine - A Culinary Journey from the Land to the Sea by Joudie Kalla features recipes that are broadly categorized according to the part of the country that they primarily hail from, such as the land, the sea and the forest. Dishes are designed to go together and Joudie explains how to approach matching recipes together for a meal, although at the end of the day she takes an entirely flexible approach - choose what you fancy and create your own tasty combinations! Joudie's first book Palestine on a Plate is fantastic as well.

Home Made Christmas by Yvette van Boven is brilliant. I adore Yvette's books. They feel like you've wrapped yourself in your favorite sweater and settled in for the night with the most delicious of food. Gorgeous photography fill this book (and all her titles).  Events

Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters by Mark Friend, the founder of Kansas City's Farm To Market Bread Company, who for over twenty years, shares his recipes to artisanal sourdough, levain, rye, and biga. In four clearly organized chapters, the bread master guides aspiring bakers from starter to warm, aromatic finish. 

A Common Table: 80 Recipes and Stories from My Shared Cultures by Cynthia Chen McTernan shares more than 80 Asian-inspired, modern recipes that marry food from her Chinese roots, Southern upbringing, and Korean mother-in-law's table. The book chronicles Cynthia's story alongside the recipes she and her family eat every day, beginning when she met her husband at law school and ate out of two battered red bowls, through the first years of her legal career in New York, to when she moved to Los Angeles to start a family.

The Nightmare Before Dinner: Recipes to Die For: The Official Beetle House Cookbook by Zach Neil is the official cookbook of The Beetle House, the Tim Burton-inspired restaurant with locations in New York and Los Angeles. This book features signature recipes like "Edward Burger Hands," a juicy burger stuffed with smoked bacon, fried egg, pepper jack cheese, avocado, with a sriracha cream sauce and "Wonka Wings," chicken wings with a custom Fanta orange soda glaze. Plus you'll get an array of craft cocktails from the Coco Skellington to the Beetle's Juice. Featuring more than 50 recipes plus a section on how to host your very own Burton-themed party with crafts, costume, decorations, and more this is the perfect book for the goth, the movie buff, and Halloween lover all the world round. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page

12 Bones Smokehouse: An Updated Edition with More Barbecue Recipes from Asheville, NCby Bryan King, Angela King, Shane Heavner and Mackensy Lunsford shares all the sought-after recipes from the Asheville restaurant including their famous ribs, pulled pork, turkey, and chicken, plus iconic BBQ sauces like blueberry chipotle. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page  

Milkwood: Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living by Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page

Pull Up a Chair: Recipes From My Family to Yours by Tiffani Thiessen shares 125 recipes designed to bring people together. With tips for pleasing the pickiest of eaters, feeding a crowd, and pulling off a party in your PJs, plus gorgeous photography, this debut will be the book that fans and avid home cooks alike will want to include in their collection. 

The Instant Pot® Bible: More than 350 Recipes and Strategies -- The Only Book You Need by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is the latest from the cookbook duo. Building off decades of experience creating recipes that help home cooks deliver on flavor without much time or hassle, the bestselling authors bring you the key to unlocking the full potential of your Instant Pot. This book is the first to feature fast-and-slow timings for recipes: use either the pressure cooking or slow cooking function! Better yet, most recipes require no complicated extra steps: once you open the lid, dinner's ready.

House of Vinegar: The Power of Sour, with Recipes by Jonathon Sawyer is an exploration of the acid bite of vinegar and how it influences and elevates all aspects of cooking, from a James Beard Award-winning chef and vinegar evangelist Jonathon Sawyer, with 80 recipes for vinegars and dishes that use them. I love vinegar and cannot wait to get a hold of this book. 

The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock is being reissued by Dover Publications this month. Prior versions date back to 1930 and EYB has the 1985 version indexed. We are in the process of updating the index and will have a worldwide promotion when completed.

Other titles of interest include:

Canada

Set for the Holidays with Anna Olson: Recipes for Bringing Comfort and Joy: From Starters to Sweets, for the Festive Season and Almost Every Day by Anna Olson is an inspiring and practical collection of the author's favorite festive recipes and menus, to add sparkle to all of your holiday celebrations. Events

Seven Seasons on Stowel Lake Farm: Stories and Recipes That Nourish Community tells the story of a multi-layered, evocative exploration of life on a sustainable organic farm that has been at the forefront of North America's slow living and local eating movements. Stunning photographs and transporting descriptions of nature feature alongside mouthwatering yet uncomplicated recipes and crafting tips. This book just arrived and it beautiful and inspirational. 

For the Love of Cheese: Recipes and Wisdom from the Cheese Boutique by Afrim Pristine will teach you the basics of more than 55 cheeses. You'll learn about various kinds of milks, the best ways to store cheese, how to pair different cheeses with different beverages, and how to create the cheese board of your dreams. And with his signature sense of humor and warmth, Afrim offers 60 easy and enticing recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snacks, and a bonus chapter called Low-Risk, High-Reward, for those times when you're looking to simply eat cheese with the perfect accompaniment. Alongside Afrim's best dishes are 20 cheesy masterpieces from the culinary world's top chefs - everyone from Daniel Boulud, Claudio Aprile and Rob Gentile to Chuck Hughes, Anna and Michael Olson, Bob Blumer and more.

Atelier by Marc Lepine is a celebration of a restaurant that has reinvigorated the fine-dining culture in Canada. It begins with "Origins," which traces Lepine's expansive career - from his relationship with food at an early age to his formal training in Europe and, eventually, the U.S. at Michelin-starred Alinea to the opening of Atelier. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page.  

On Boards: Simple and Inspiring Recipes and Ideas to Share at Every Gathering by Lisa Dawn Bolton shares 50 ideas for instantly accessible boards, all with effortless "impromptu" entertaining in mind. With chapters on Everyday Boards, Special Occasion Boards, Seasonal Boards, and Boards from Around the World, you will find inspiration for every gathering, large or small. 

The Scent of Pomegranates and Rose Water: Reviving the Beautiful Food Traditions of Syria by Habeeb Salloum and his daughters Leila Salloum Elias and Muna Salloum is a beautiful book that provides a succinct window into the dining tables of eighteenth and nineteenth-century Syria, featuring many delectable, heart-healthy recipes that have never before been published in English. The book also provides a poignant window into Syrian culture and everyday life then and now bound together by ageless and truly beautiful food traditions. Habeeb recently told me that he has been awarded the Governor General of Canada's Meritorious Service Medal for 2018 for his contributions to Canadian history which includes sociological, immigration, history and food culture. Very well done.

Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers: All-New Easy Everyday Recipes by Emily Richards and Sylvia Kong serves up 175 recipes that are easy enough for our busy modern lives, are delicious and nourishing as always, and are perfect for sharing with family and friends.

Uncomplicated: Taking the Stress Out of Home Cooking by Claire Tansey is an indispensable cookbook that introduces a happier, easier way to get a homemade dinner on the table and proves that it doesn't have to be difficult to be delicious.  

The Last Schmaltz: A Very Serious Cookbook by Anthony Rose is the debut cookbook of Toronto's King of Comfort Food. A conversation about the food and restaurant scene in Toronto isn't complete without mention of Anthony Rose. Anthony's dishes have consistently made waves in the culinary community. Now, in his first cookbook, Anthony has teamed up with internationally-renowned food and travel writer Chris Johns to share his most famous recipes and stories.

Earth to Table Every Day: Cooking with Good Ingredients Through the Seasons by Jeff Crump and Bettina Schormann is a collection of 140 simple, everyday recipes, full of familiar ingredients and vibrant flavours - peppered throughout with inspiring stories and gorgeous photography.

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Skillet: Over 70 Delicious One-Pan Recipes by Anna Helm-Baxter contains a collection of quick recipes, all easily achieved within one pan. The flavorsome dishes incorporate simple ingredients with straightforward steps, making them incredibly easy to pull together at any time of the week. 

30-Minute Vegetarian: 100 Green Recipes to Prep in 30 Minutes or Less by Ylva Bergovist explores the virtues of living and eating green. The concept is simple, ease your way into a mostly or full vegetable-forward diet by cooking dishes that are quick to prepare and impossible to resist.

Bread and Butter: History, Culture, Recipes by Grant Harrington and Richard Snapes and Eve Hemingway is a celebration of a divine partnership and a love letter to two glorious, artisanal products that have graced our tables for centuries. The book delves deeply into the history and culture behind the bread and butter partnership, taking a global overview that brings us to the present day. It also shares 40 outstanding recipes that celebrate the best of both bread and butter. 

Chefs Host Christmas Too: A Cook's Guide to Blitzing the Holiday Season by Darren Purchese delivers over 75 fresh, fun, lighthearted and accessible recipes. All of the classics are given chef-y touches to elevate them to true gourmet events, and Darren also includes some more unusual ideas to surprise and impress your guests. This title is being released in the AU as well.

ScandiKitchen Christmas: Recipes and traditions from Scandinavia by Bronte Aurell show you how to celebrate your Christmas Scandi-style by sharing her delicious recipes and family traditions with you.

The Long and the Short of Pasta: A Collection of Treasured Italian Dishes by Giancarlo Caldesi and Katie Caldesi shares the couple's favorite pasta recipes culled from their myriad titles. If you are unfamiliar with the husband and wife duo's work this is a perfect book to introduce you to their world. A promotion will be coming soon. 

Asma's Indian Kitchen: Home-Cooked Food Brought to You by Darjeeling Express by Asma Khan shares recipes and stories of the Darjeeling Express which began 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 Kolkata. The kitchen at Darjeeling Express is run by an all-women team and champions home-style food cooked with passion. The recipes are split between simple mid-week meals for two, family feasts for quick and easy cooking with less spice, feasts for friends for when you want to show off a little and celebratory feasts. Many of the recipes are vegetarian and feature classic feasts such as mattar paneer (pea and paneer curry), aloo dum (spicy potatoes) and raan (a spiced leg of lamb) alongside lesser-known recipes unique to Asma's royal family.

Bangkok Thai: The Busaba Cookbook by Busaba takes everything the restaurants legions of fans love about Thai cookery and makes it available to the amateur chef. The book offers 100 recipes ranging from salads and soups to stir-fries, wok noodles, curries and chargrills, as well as Asian-inspired cocktails and desserts. And it's all achievable without having to locate specialist food shops; the book has been developed specifically with home cooks in mind, and along with easy to obtain ingredients offers shortcuts and hacks to help recreate the tastes of South-East Asia with as little fuss and as much enjoyment as possible.

Posh Sandwiches: Over 70 Recipes, from Reubens to Banh Mis by Quadrille showcases the ultimate "grab and go" meal, with more than 70 recipes celebrating this versatile, tasty staple of menus everywhere. I love the Posh collection of cookbooks (the first six titles) as they deliver great options for everyday meals.

LEON Happy One-pot Cooking by Rebecca Seal and John Vincent shares a collection of more than 100 fuss-free, full-of-flavour recipes for main course dishes that you can create with only one cooking pot, pan or baking tray.

Pies and Tarts: For All Seasons by Annie Rigg features 100 pies and tarts, themed by size: individual tartlets and handheld pies, medium ones for lunch and dinner, and big, celebratory pies for larger gatherings. Sweet and savory recipes for every season, and ideas for super decorative pastry-work as popularized on Instagram. Separate recipes for doughs and crusts made with a variety of flours are also included in this stunning collection.    

The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking - modern and traditional, sweet and savory - with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats. No other book on Nordic baking is as comprehensive and informative. Nilsson travelled extensively throughout the Nordic region - Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - collecting recipes and documenting the landscape. The 100 photographs in the book have been shot by Nilsson - now an established photographer, following his successful exhibitions in the US. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. Events

A Very Serious Cookbook: Contra Wildair by Jeremiah Stone, Fabián von Hauske and Alison Roman is the story of two places beloved by chefs and foodies worldwide - Lower East Side tasting-menu restaurant Contra, and its more casual sister, Wildair. The book exudes the spirit of collaboration and exploration that inspires the chefs' passionately seasonal cooking style, boundary-pushing creativity, and love of natural wine. Narratives explore how and why they developed their signature dishes - many of which are ideal for creative home cooks - and are full of their distinctive wit and personality. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. Events

Vegetables All'Italiana by Anna Del Conte shares classic recipes such as insalata Caprese, Parmigiana di melanzane, courgette fritters, and squash ravioli with sage butter to more adventurous dishes such as tomato cappuccino. While Anna embraces classic Italian flavors, she ensures that the vegetable in the dish is at the heart of each recipe in her signature style. 

Copenhagen Food: Culture, Tradition and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann is an incredible title that shares the authors love of her hometown. Find our more in our promotion and enter our giveaway.    This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD PageEvents.  

Eat at the Bar: Recipes Inspired by Travels in Spain, Portugal and Beyond by Jo Gamvros and Matt McConnell is first a cookbook, sharing 55 recipes inspired by local farmers, providores, fishmongers and suppliers, and underpinned by the flavors Melbourne author Matt McConnell continues to cook with today: garlic, pimento, salt and the best olive oil. The line-up is a best of the best from more than 10 years of Matt's respected repertoire of tapas and raciones at his Melbourne bar and restaurant The Bar Lourinha Project. The book, like the bar, makes readers feel at once at home and familiar - even if they have not ever ventured to the city spot beloved for its food, booze, collectors' feel and old-fashioned hospitality.

An Anarchy of Chilies by Caz Hildebrand is a reference book that introduces the nuances and versatility of 100 members of the chili family in lively four-color illustrations. This volume presents everything the aspiring chef or gardener needs to help them harness the heat. 

Rosemary Shrager's Cookery Course: 150 Tried & Tested Recipes to be a Better Cook by Rosemary Shrager promises to teach the reader classic principles and skills in order to develop as a cook, recipe-by-recipe. Learn how to poach a perfect egg, make the creamiest béchamel sauce, knead a light and fluffy white loaf, bake a warming chicken and potato pie from scratch. With Rosemary's guidance and delicious dishes along the way, this is the most enjoyable way to learn to cook.

Other titles of interest include:

New Zealand

A Free Range Life: Together by Annabel Langbein and Rose Langbein brings together Annabel's years of kitchen wisdom and commitment to garden-to-table eating, with daughter Rose's youthful enthusiasm for living and cooking sustainably and affordably. Find out more in our promotion and enter to win a copy.

La Boca Loca: Mexican Cooking for New Zealanders by Lucas Putnam and Marianne Elliot shares recipes from the acclaimed Wellington restaurant, one of New Zealand's best Mexican taquerias. For more information on this title, and to enter our giveaway, see our promotion post. The publisher is providing a $15 reduction in freight charges for orders outside of New Zealand. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page.    

My Indian Kitchen: Delicious Recipes for New Zealand Cooks by Ashia Ismail-Singer features well-known traditional Indian dishes alongside a range of exciting, new Indian tastes and textures, all of which are easily made by home cook. For more information on this title, and to enter our giveaway, see our promotion post. The publisher is providing a $15 reduction in freight charges for orders outside of New Zealand. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page.  

Francesca's Italian Kitchen by Francesca Voza and James Stapley shares approximately 80 recipes spanning pasta, pizza, antipasti, and mains such as lamb shoulder ragu, and roasted pork hock with a cannellini bean salad from the well-known restaurant. There are also fabulous dolci (desserts) and tempting cocktails. Gorgeous spreads of photos taken in the Wanaka area are included.

The Village Table: Recipes and Stories from Matakana is more than a cookbook - it's an invitation into the Matakana community, and a treasured keepsake. With over 130 recipes ranging from family favourites to the signature dishes of renowned local chefs, the mouth watering flavours and gastronomic tales will delight every foodie. The book has been produced entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers, with recipes submitted from our community. All profits go to Matakana School.

Lands of the Curry Leaf: A Vegetarian Food Journey from Sri Lanka to Nepal by Peter Kuruvita shares over 100 vegetarian and vegan recipes that take us on a culinary journey of discovery through the subcontinent - from Bhutan, Nepal and Afghanistan to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and his home country of Sri Lanka. All the dishes in this deeply personal collection, spiced with the flavours of Peter's life and travels, reflect the diversity of the regions, their legendary hospitality, their energy and excitement, extraordinary landscapes and rich history.

Meat & Three by Kathy Paterson delivers a feast of delicious seasonal dishes. Over 75 recipes, ranging from classics with a twist to fresh ideas for barbecues, vegetables and salads, provide year-round cooking inspiration. There's even a collection of mouth-watering desserts to savour.

Better than a Bought One by Jo Seagar shows ordinary Kiwis how they can put on great celebration events with minimum effort and maximum effect. From a baby shower to a 21st, an office shout to a winter dinner party, from a high tea to a wedding, Jo gives great recipes and tips so you can celebrate in style, without breaking the bank. There's even a chapter on holding a winter bonfire party for Matariki, and no celebrations book would be complete without Christmas - but this one is a Kiwi Christmas at the beach!

Australia

Smith & DELI-cious: A Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse have delivered another collection of recipes that celebrates delicious plant-based food the way it should be: big, bold and flavorful. This title follows their successful, Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to Be Vegan) (review and  preview). Don't be alarmed as you go through the book and see "bacon" without the "vegan" modifying it. The authors write vegan cookbooks and having to identify each ingredient as vegan seems redundant. 

The Cook's Apprentice: Tips, Techniques and Recipes for New Foodies by Stephanie Alexander is the essential teaching cookbook for the younger cook who's just starting out. This wonderful book is full to the brim with everything new foodies need to know to become relaxed and confident in the kitchen.

Cellar Bar by Guy Grossi shares all your favourite classic Italian recipes from Melbourne's beloved institution. The Cellar Bar, a Melbourne institution since the 1950s, has always been synonymous with Italian dining. The place where many had their first mouthful of spaghetti bolognese, it's long been the meeting point for Melbourne society and one of the reasons dining out has woven itself into the fabric of this wonderful city.

Supercharge Your Gut (Supercharged Food Series): 100+ Recipes from the Bestselling Author of Heal Your Gutby Lee Holmes is one of our EYBD titles. Eat your way to better gut health, increased energy and happier moods. The research is in and the facts are undeniable: the gut has an immense influence over our health - directly impacting immunity, weight, sleep, mood and overall wellbeing. Yet many of us race through life ignoring this incredible ecosystem, until something wakes us up. The good news is that healing and maintaining a healthy gut is not difficult or time consuming. This simple two-day maintenance plan is supported by deliciously nourishing recipes, handy tips and information to enable you to enjoy the countless benefits of a happy, healthy gut, for life. This book is part of our EYBDigital Program, buy the book before December 31st and you will receive digital access to the full book on EYB. For more information see our EYBD Page.    

Super Natural: 100 Easy Plant-Based Recipes by Tobie Puttock brings you 100 recipes for a reliable repertoire of weekday and weekend meals that are free of meat, fish, dairy and eggs. Easy and satisfying, this is naturally healthy food that just happens to be vegan - from adaptations of classic favourites such as banana bread, shepherd's pie and chocolate brownies, to recipes inspired by Tobie's travels and clever new ways of using everyday ingredients. 

Winter: Warm Recipes for Cold Nights by Louise Franc is a comprehensive collection of 140 classic and modern winter recipes collected from around the world that promises to keep you warm on cold nights. Another stunning title filled with comforting dishes and beautiful photographs.

The Catalan Kitchen: From Mountains to City and Sea--Recipes from Spain's Culinary Heart by Emma Warren is a celebration of one hundered authentic and traditional dishes from Spain's culinary heart. I am a huge fan of Smith Street Books' titles. They are brilliantly photographed and are filled with comforting dishes.

The Broadsheet Italian Cookbook: Recipes from Australia's Best Restaurants, Cafes, and Bars is the latest offering from the Broadsheet team. This series of books are stunningly beautiful and every time one is published, a dear friend gifts me a copy. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

From the Earth: World's Great, Rare and Almost Forgotten Vegetables by Peter Gilmore is a celebration of approximately 50 unique and exotic heirloom vegetables and plants through the seasons. Some the author grows himself in his experimental home garden, while others come from suppliers he has developed close and lasting relationships with over his 15 years as executive chef at Quay (cookbook by the same name: Quay) restaurant in Sydney, Australia. Peter has several other beautiful titles under his belt.

Flour + Stone by Nadine Ingram shares the author's signature recipes, all carefully explained and rigorously tested for the home kitchen. Flour and Stone is a petite bakery in inner-city Sydney with a large and devoted following for its pannacotta lamingtons, flaky croissants, chewy cookies, dreamy cakes and delectable pastries of every kind. I was above to review an electronic copy of this beautiful book and immediately set about ordering it for myself. Stunning book for the baker in your life. Events

Modern Baking by Donna Hay contains page after page of decadence. 250 recipes for cake, biscuits and every imaginable sweet treat await you here. This book is one of our selections for the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. This is a must-have title for the baker being released in the US, UK and AU.

Chefs Host Christmas Too: A Cook's Guide to Blitzing the Holiday Season by Darren Purchese delivers over 75 fresh, fun, lighthearted and accessible recipes. All of the classics are given chef-y touches to elevate them to true gourmet events, and Darren also includes some more unusual ideas to surprise and impress your guests. This title is being released in the AU as well.

Eat Your Greens: New Ways to Celebrate Vegetables with Over 130 Plant-Based Recipes by Pete Evans makes eating green easy with more than 130 mouth-watering dishes that take veggies from sides to stars. Even the pickiest eater will be won over by crispy carrot fritters with garlicky yoghurt dipping sauce, oh-so-simple sweet potato waffles topped with guacamole and a fried egg or the oozy deliciousness that is eggplant parmigiana.

 

September 2018 New Cookbook Review

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's not yet the holiday season but this month and next make me believe the line "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."  When I set up this review post, I told Jane "oh, it shouldn't take long I have it about 75% done already". Ha! Little did I know at that time I only had about a quarter of this behemouth complete. 

It's a fabulous month for new cookbooks and whets our appetite for the Holy Grail of new cookbook releases - October! 

Before I get to our cookbook summary, a few housekeeping reminders for new members:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways - there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, so please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • 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.
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  • EYBDigital Books is in full swing. For more information see our EYBD Page.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for "Events" linked at the end of each blurb. 
  • 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. Having a Kindle version available to read while traveling or making a decision to buy the hard copy is wonderful, especially at such great prices.

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) and don't forget about Google+ too. 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

September, as I stated above, is packed with greatness. We have new books from Rose Levy Beranbaum, Yotam Ottolenghi, Julia Turshen, Gill Meller and other member favorites. New kid on the block, Rebecca Firth, has written an amazing cookie book and French cookware maker, Staub, has a beautiful book highlighting their cookware. There are many other titles to inspire us to try new recipes and experiment in the kitchen. This is a great cookbook month for me as many hit on my favorites - international cuisines and baking.

Since there are so many new books this month (and next month as evidenced by my Fall preview post), blurbs will be short and sweet, EYBD Previews will be highlighted as well as events. Other titles of interest are added to the end of each country for books I may not have reviewed yet or may be of interest to others. 

US

Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum guides us through every streamlined recipe that has been simplified and documented with more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. Rose is a must-have author and I will have the pleasure of interviewing her on October 1st at Tattered Cover in Denver. Events. 

Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen is the celebrity's new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living and more. Her first cookbook Cravings is killer good and I'm sure this will be as well but I haven't had a look at it yet.

Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen may be my favorite title from the author to date. Beautiful comforting recipes fill this book. Events.

Authentic Italian Desserts: 75 Traditional Treats for the Non-Italian Baker by Rosemary Molloy presents authentic recipes passed down from her Italian relatives. The author brings authenticity to each creation, drawing on her experience as a Canadian living in Rome for the past 20 years. This book is beautiful and I cannot wait to make Rosemary's versioin of the Tosca cake.

The Cookie Book: Decadent Bites for Every Occasion by Rebecca Firth will be flour stained within a month. It's unique, fun and begs to be splattered and covered in dough and we will be baking from it later this year in the EYB Cookbook Club.

Catalan Food: Culture and Flavors from the Coast of Spain by Daniel Olivella delivers the author's accessible recipes which bring together both tradition and his modern culinary perspective. A delicious book that brings flavors from Spain into our homes. 

Season: A Year of Wine Country Food, Farming, Family, and Friends by Justin Wangler, Tracey Shepos Cenami and Jackson Family Wines is about crafting food with what's growing in the soil, grazing in the fields, and swimming in the sea - food prepared with a light hand, seasoned with confidence, and served with casual sophistication. A stunning, high-end cookbook. 

The Bread Collection: Recipes for Baking Artisan Bread at Home by Brian Hart Hoffman is a another must have from the Bake from Scratch team. I want to make everything in this stunning book and will have a promotion for this title coupled with a fantastic Emile Henry bread pan coming soon. 

The Staub Cookbook: Modern Recipes for Classic Cast Iron by Staub is filled with comforting, tempting recipes all using beautiful Staub cookware. The folks at Staub will be providing a piece of their cookware in a giveaway sometime in October.  

French Cooking at Home by Marianne Megnier Moreno simplifies the art of French cooking. The author carefully and clearly takes you step by step, beginning with fundamental recipes for basic stocks (chicken, beef, fish), sauces (roux, béchamel, hollandaise), and preparations (cutting onions, cooking eggs, preparing clarified butter). She then teaches you the techniques that are the heart of French cooking: sautéing, roasting, grilling, braising, poaching, and more.

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake by Kristen Miglore is another stunner of a title from Food52. For more information on this book see my review and be sure to enter our giveaway. This book is one of our selections for next month in the EYB Cookbook Club

Rich Table by Sarah and Evan Rich, the proprietors of Michelin-starred Rich Table, brings recipes from the restaurant together with the food the Riches cook for friends and family at home. Beautiful does not adequately describe this book. Events.

Cuba Cooks: Recipes and Secrets from Cuban Paladares and Their Chefs by Guillermo Pernot and Lourdes Castro is not your typical Cuban cookbook and proves there is more to this cuisine than guava and plantains. Black bean gnocchi with culantro butter sauce, Cream of malanga soup with serrano ham crisp and Blood sausage ravioli with blue cheese sauce are a few examples of the recipes you will find here.  Events

Sous Vide for Everybody: The Easy, Foolproof Cooking Technique That's Sweeping the World by America's Test Kitchen Editors is an approachable cookbook that demystifies sous vide cooking and demonstrates how it can make your life easier, while also giving you the tools to try exciting new dishes. I have been experimenting with Instant Pot's Sous Vide and love it. 

Cooking in Color: Vibrant Plant-Forward Recipes from the Food Gays by Adrian Harris and Jeremy Inglett is one of our EYBD books. For more information on this title please see our promotion post which shares a worldwide giveaway. This title was also released in Canada.

The Bread and Salt Between Us: Recipes and Stories from a Syrian Refugee's Kitchen by Mayada Anjari and Jennifer Sit offers over forty recipes that recall the flavor and comforts of Mayada's home in Syria. From the fresh tabbouleh she learned to prepare alongside her mother and sisters to the rice pudding that won over her future husband, these easy-to-approach dishes tell the story of a family whose culinary traditions have sustained them as they build a new life in the United States.

Menus: A Book for Your Meals and Memories by Jacques Pépin is being republished by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this month. For more information on this special volume see my promotion from last year. 

Cooking from Scratch: 120 Recipes for Colorful, Seasonal Food from PCC Community Markets by PCC Community Markets shares 120 simple and delicious recipes that's chock-full of nutritional information and expert advice from Seattle's popular grocer, PCC Community Markets. The recipes are organized for every meal of the day, including many of PCC's most popular dishes, such as their treasured Emerald City Salad. The book also includes cooking, storing, and shopping tips -everything you need to know to make the most of the local bounty offered in your area, wherever you live.

Waste Not: How To Get The Most From Your Food by James Beard Foundation is a comprehensive book on full-use cooking, how to use all the food you buy and avoid food waste, that features innovative recipes and tips from chefs across the country. Sur la Table is hosting various events to celebrate this book. For members interested in the reduced waste and leftover category, we have tagged those books in the libraryEvents

Almonds, Anchovies, and Pancetta: A Vegetarian Cookbook, Kind Of by Cal Peternell is a charming vegetable-focused cookbook with sixty recipes that add depths of flavor using three key ingredients: almonds, anchovies, and pancetta. 

Jia!: The Food of Swatow and the Teochew Diaspora by Diana Zheng is a title that was funded by a Kickstarter campaign. I was a backer and received the electronic copy a few months ago and am pleased. I love that Diana wrote a book about an area of the world that so few people know about. Teoswa is the local pronunciation of Chaoshan, the region in China's eastern Guangdong Province. "Jia" is how you say "eat" in Teoswa and this cookbook is filled with recipes from China, Southeast Asia, the US, and even Paris. Diana has an event planned at Now Serving in LA.

The Essential Plant-Based Pantry: Streamline Your Ingredients, Simplify Your Meals and The Essential Pantry: Streamline Your Ingredients, Simplify Your Meals by Maggie Green are two new titles that will help you revamp your pantry. Maggie includes recipes for homemade condiments, pantry staples and dishes to use those staples. 

Basque Country: A Culinary Journey Through a Food Lover's Paradise by Marti Buckley unlocks the mysteries of this culinary world by bringing together its intensely ingredient-driven recipes with stories of Basque customs and the Basque kitchen, and vivid photographs of both food and place. And surprise: this is food we both want to eat and can easily make. It's not about exotic ingredients or flashy techniques. It's about the just-right fish or cut of meat or peak-of-ripeness tomato and coax forth its inherent depth of flavor. It's the marriage of simplicity and refinement, and the joy of cooking for family and friends.

Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories by Naz Deravian shares over 100 recipes that introduces us to Persian food made from a global perspective, at home in an American kitchen. Events.

Modern Greek Cooking by Pano Karatassos is a fresh, exciting approach to Greek cuisine. Just as Cuba Cooks, above, redefines Cuban cuisine, this stunning book does the equivalent with dishes that today's cook will find inspiring. Events

Apples: Sixty Classic and Innovative Recipes for Nature's Most Sublime Fruit by Christophe Adam arrives just in time for North America's fall harvest. Adam creates works of edible art all highlighting the humble apple. With classics such as the Apple pie on one page and a few pages away a showstopping Trompe l'oeil apple "ice cube", there is enough here to appeal (pun intended) to the novice and those who wish to spread their culinary wings. 

Instantly French! Classic French Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker by Ann Mah is the first electric pressure cooker book devoted specifically to French food, bringing you the scrumptious flavors of traditional French cuisine to your table without the hours of slow cooking French food normally requires.

Ham: Prime Hams of Europe Stories and Recipes by Stefaan Daeninck explores the world-renowned European ham culture; a fascinating journey from the Spanish Pata Negra to the French Jambon de Bayonne and from the Italian Prosciutto di Parma to the German Schwarzwaldschinken and the Flemish Gandaham. Stefaan Daeninck tells the full story from pig to ham, with meticulous attention to the specific production and maturation processes, as well as the differences in smell, texture, appearance and taste. What's more, he provides the reader with several delicious recipes, specifically tailored to each kind of ham. This title is being released in Belgium, the US and UK.

Casablanca: My Moroccan Food by Nargisse Benkabbou was released in May in the UK and comes to the US and Canada this month. The author shares recipes for modern and traditional dishes in this beautifully photographed book. I particularly love the bread and desserts section as most international books are lacking in those courses.

Together: Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community Kitchen is being released in the US, CA and UK this month. Darcie wrote about this title earlier this month. 

The New Essentials Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Better Cooking by America's Test Kitchen Editors presents a new approach to building skills and gaining confidence in the kitchen with a lineup of what we consider today's essential dishes, from Fish tacos to One-pot "baked" ziti to Olive oil-yogurt cake, each paired with insightful, practical lessons designed to help in your larger culinary life as you tackle all kinds of recipes - that is, to help you think like a cook. 

Taste of Eastern India: Delicious, Authentic Bengali Meals You Need to Try by Kankana Saxena is the debut cookbook from the voice behind the blog, Playful Cooking. The author stays true to the authenticity of the cuisine and has organized this book in the traditional order of the Bengali meal. Vivid photography and dishes that can easily be prepared in our kitchens make this a winner.   

Seasons at the Farm by Shaye Elliott follows the success of Family Table and shares her family's celebrations year-round. With her engaging storytelling and gorgeous full-color photos, Shaye brings to life how to entertain simply yet beautifully without mortgaging the farm. Simple recipes, decorating advice, and projects make this an inspirational and aspirational sequel to her beloved previous books

The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and 100 Essential Recipes for Winter by Nigel Slater (previously released in the UK last year) and is the book that spurred me to order many of Slater's older titles. It's glorious. 

Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking by Dana Frank and Andrea Slonecker is the wine lover's and food lover's playbook, with 75 wine styles and 250 producers to try with 75 recipes that go with them perfect.

All-Time Best Dinners for Two by Cook's Illustrated Magazine remedies the dilemma for couples cooking. For more information and to enter our giveaway,  see our promotion

All-Time Best Brunch by Cook's Illustrated Magazine is a perfect collection of recipes for all your brunch needs. For more information on this title and to enter our giveaway,  see our promotion

Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon shares recipes from the author's grandmother Dorothea, as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks.

Roots: Farm to Table Recipes from England's Michelin-Starred Pub, The Black Swan by Tommy Banks was previously released in the UK and is being published by Rizzoli this month. It is gorgeously photographed and shares restaurant worthy dishes that are approachable and inspirational. 

Other titles of interest:

CANADA

Vancouver Eats: Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants by Joanne Sasvari is one of our EYBD Books and a must-have from Figure 1's cooks and eats series. For more information on this title please see our promotion and giveaway post.  

Seattle Cooks by Julien Perry features the best of Seattle's top chefs and bartenders. For more information on this EYBD Book see our promotion and giveaway post.

David Wood Cooking for Friends by David Wood is written with the idea in mind that it's not what you eat but how you make it that matters. Former owner of the prestigious David Wood Food Shop in Toronto, David has spent over two decades on the West Coast cultivating acclaim for his cheese-making (as owner of the Salt Spring Island Cheese Company), as well as for his unique understanding of the elemental role food plays in daily life.

The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: 130 Traditional and Modern Recipes by Chandra Ram shares 130 recipes from all over India, specifically designed for the Instant Pot®, that meld Indian ingredients and American sensibilities for novices and experts alike. Recipes range from traditional to modern and go beyond the greatest hits that you see in Indian restaurants.

Brunch Life: Comfort Classics and More for the Best Meal of the Day by Matt Basile and Kyla Zanardi brings that bigger-than-brunch restaurant experience home with mouth-watering recipes that will ensure every day gets off to a great start.

UK

Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province by Georgia Freedman has me as gobsmacked as I was/am about Carolyn Phillips' All Under Heaven. Georgia has woven together the perfect tapestry of story-telling, recipes and photographs (by Josh Wand) that bring the Yunnan Province to life. 

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi shares 120 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and favour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. This title comes to the US next month. I am anxiously awaiting my copy ordered from the UK. Check out Darcie's post about Ottolenghi's new podcast. Events

Rogan: The Cookbook by Simon Rogan showcases recipes using beautiful ingredients that are accessible to people everywhere. It combines vibrant recipe pictures with photography that captures the life and landscapes of Our Farm in Cumbria. Breaking the boundaries of how people use their ingredients and cook their food, this will be one of the top books of the year.

The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck is a comprehensive collection of German recipes - from authentic traditional dishes to contemporary cuisine. Remember EYB members can save 30% at Phaidon using our code.

Time: A Year and a Day in the Kitchen by Gill Meller is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Gather (a favorite in my collection). In Time, Gill distills the essence of his approach to food and cooking - time spent in the kitchen, with good ingredients, makes for the best possible way of life.

The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East by Salma Hage shares more than 135 home-cooking recipes exploring the regional diversity of Middle Eastern cuisine. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

The Modern Italian Cook by Joe Trivelli, co-head chef of the River Cafe, features over 150 original recipes that cater for quick dinners right up to family feasts, Joe's focus is on fewer ingredients, exquisitely prepared.

Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings by Anja Dunk is a cookbook about Germany's varied culinary heritage seen through the eyes of the author's family recipes, most of which have been given a new life in her young family kitchen.

Prue: My Favourite Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking and Eating by Prue Leith draws on a life-long passion for food with 100 recipes from her own kitchen table. Whether it's Halibut with green linguine, Fast roast teriyaki lamb or Slow-cooked rat-a-tat-touille, these are delicious, fuss-free dishes that Prue has cooked countless times for family and friends.

Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Essential Vegan Recipes for the Festive Season by Gaz Oakley promises that vegans and vegetarians will have the best holidays ever. Find out more about this title in our promotion post which shares a giveaway. Events

Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies by Alexis Gabriel Ainouz, journals the cooking exploits of Alex who just wants us to have fun cooking. For more information on this EYBD Book see our promotion.

The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way by Bethany Kehdy shares over 80 ancient and everyday recipes from the Middle East that are reinterpreted and made accessible for cooking in a Western kitchen without losing integrity for the classics.

Together: Our Community Cookbook by The Hubb Community Kitchen is being released in the US, CA and UK this month. Darcie wrote about this title earlier this month.

Feed Me: 50 Home Cooked Meals for Your Dog by Liviana Prola Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Etxebarri by Jon Sarabia and Juan Pablo Cardenal is the highly anticipated first book devoted to the Etxebarri restaurant, considered one of the best grills in the world. This restaurant is owned by grill genius, Bittor Arginzoniz and is located in the farming community of Axpe, a tiny village nestled beneath mountains an hour's drive southeast of Bilbao. With no other reference than the oldest culinary technique in the world - fire - he grills using utensils designed by himself, uses specific woods and has an obsessive search for the best product, Arginzoniz has revolutionized the way people roast meat, fish or vegetables and even grills dessert. This promises to be a beautiful book.

From a Persian Kitchen: Authentic Recipes and Fabulous Flavours from Iran by Atoosa Sepehr incorporates her mouthwatering traditional Iranian recipes with her own sumptuous photography. Born and brought up in Iran she came to work in the UK in 2001, but she never left behind the wonderful flavours of her family and childhood. Cooking these dishes for her family and friends over here has given her the passion to share the authentic, home cooked Persian cuisine with an international readership. The book contains traditional recipes handed down the generations, but converted to fit into Atoosa's busy life. They are delicious and easy to prepare, using ingredients you can get in any supermarket.

Simply Delicious The Classic Collection: 100 Timeless Tried & Tested Recipes by Darina Allen comes nearly 30 years after the original Simply Delicious book and TV series. Here she brings together 100 of her timeless, tried and trusted recipes. This title will be released in the US early next year. 

Sight Smell Touch Taste Sound: A New Way to Cook by Sybil Kapoor is essential reading for anyone who loves to cook. Sybil Kapoor leads the reader through simplified kitchen theory and a selection of tempting recipes reveal how we can unlock the power of our five senses to make amazing meals. Cooking is the creation of dishes using different techniques and ingredients. Underlying any recipe are five fundamental elements that form the five chapters of the book: Taste, Flavour (smell), Texture (touch and sound), Temperature (touch) and Appearance. Integral to our experience of eating, these are the building blocks of cookery throughout the world, whether you are making lemon pickle in India or porridge in Scotland. This book explains how these five elements work together and shows the reader how best to use them in everyday cooking to produce simple, delicious dishes. The book is designed so that the reader first understands a little theory, then by cooking the recipes and conducting easy practical tests suggested throughout. Carefully cross-referenced, over 125 recipes ensure a good breadth of ideas for the domestic cook.

Meals in Minutes: 90 Suppers from Scratch, 15 Minutes Prep by Donal Skehan is all about real, honest, fast food made with simple ingredients and clever cooking methods that are the building blocks for delicious home-cooked suppers.

Salt, Butter, Bones: Mastering the Art of Great Cooking by Nicole Pisani, head chef at Ottolenghi's Nopi turned head chef at a London primary school, is one of the most exciting food talents around today. In this vibrant and beautiful cookbook she shares a treasured collection of recipes influenced by the many countries she's cooked in and the many chefs she's cooked with.

Other titles of interest:

New Zealand

Always Delicious: Favourite Recipes from the New Zealand Listener by Lauraine Jacobs is a beautiful book published on September 24 and is one of our EYBD Books. More information on this must-have title can be found on our promotion and giveaway post. The publisher is providing a $15 reduction in freight charges for orders outside of New Zealand. Events.   

Kiwi Baker at Home by Dean Brettschneider is our second EYBD book from New Zealand. I have nearly all of his books and Lauraine's. They are filled with creations that inspire. The publisher is providing a $15 reduction in freight charges for orders outside of New Zealand. For more information on this book see our promotion and giveaway post.  

Wild Delicious by Amber Rose has the author returning to her roots, preparing simple, nutritious recipes with ingredients gathered from the gardens, orchards, farms and ocean of her homeland, New Zealand.

Feel Great & Live Longer: A New Zealand Handbook for Exceptional Health by Jason Shon Bennett delivers the best of the author's advice and philosophy into one easy-to-follow handbook. Jason believes our health is in our own hands and that many of the illnesses and diseases we are dying from are preventable through a life of healthy eating and positive lifestyle choices.

Australia

Adriatico: A Food Journey Down Italy's Eastern Coastline by Paola Bacchia is a beautifully crafted cookbook that charts the food traditions in the towns that skirt the coastline of Italy's striking Adriatic Sea.

Curry 101: 100+ Delicious Curry Recipes from Kitchens Around the World by Penny Chawla is a beautifully packaged cookbook that brings together the very best curries from throughout Asia and Africa - some of them famous, some of them little-known, but all of them delicious. Whether it's a simple dal served with warm and buttery naan bread, a serving of the famous South African bunny chow, a fiery jungle curry from Northern Thailand, a filling laksa from Malaysia or Singapore, a mild Japanese katsu curry or world-famous Indian classics such as madras, jalfrezi, tandoori, or biryani, there really is a curry out there for everyone.

Pizza De Luxe: Deliciously Authentic Recipes for the World's Favourite Fast Food by Stefano Manfredi shows you how to use wholewheat flour, fresh toppings and tried-and-tested methods to create the healthiest, tastiest pizza this side of Naples. Here are 45 deliciously luxurious pizzas for cooking and sharing - from the classic Margherita and Marinara to Sicilian capers and anchovies or Prawns, zucchini and mint and even sweet pizzas oozing with chocolate and cream - demonstrating just why pizza continues to be the world's favourite fast food.

Joe's 30 Minute Meals: 100 Quick and Healthy Recipes by Joe Wicks features more than 100 nutritious recipes that are perfect for sharing. Proving once again that you don't need loads of time to co ake, time and time again.

The Nacho Manifesto: 40 Plus Recipes that Prove Nachos Rule the Snack World by Jack Campbell shares fifty-two of the best nacho recipes using a variety of bases including tortilla chips, sweet potatoes, chunky fries and tater tots (aka 'tochos') and diverse and delicious toppings including pulled pork, beer-braised beef, cola chicken, and smoky black beans. Andyou'll find a bunch of breakfast and dessert nachos too!

Other titles of interest: 

August 2018 New Cookbooks Review

In my part of the world (Colorado) the temperatures are cooling off a bit and soon the leaves will begin their transition to hues of yellow and orange. August is taking its exit and a new season will arrive tempting us to turn on our ovens more and bake. In Colorado, we can get snow in May and sometimes as early as late August but as we are not in the mountains, the snow isn't massive and with all our sunshine it doesn't stay around long. September through November are my favorite months, hosting crisp cool nights that are perfect for braising and weekends that cry out for baking marathons. 

The remainder of this year will be a blur of cookbook releases and my Cookbooktober post contains a breakdown of the must-have titles while the more extensive 2018 Preview Post shares titles by month for the year.

Before I get to our roundup, a few housekeeping reminders:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways - there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, so please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • 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 online recipe options so that everyone can participate.
  • Have you been enjoying our and ? Find out more information on this new exciting feature here and be sure to look for these buttons throughout our posts.
  • Last month we announced Eat Your Books Digital and shared an update this month.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for this icon which will take you to that author's particular events.
  • 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. Having a Kindle version available to read while traveling or making a decision to buy the hard copy is wonderful, especially at such great prices.

Now let's talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these titles and be sure to follow us on social media (buttons on right lower side bar on the home page - photo right) and don't forget about Google+ too. 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

Let's get started. We have a number of exciting books out this month including our first EYBD Book Southern Baked by Amanda Wilbanks, Marc Vetri's Mastering Pizza, Jamie Oliver's new Jamie Cooks Italy and many more! 

Southern Baked: Celebrating Life with Pie by Amanda Wilbanks is our inaugural EYBDigital Book! For more information on this Southern charmer, see our promotional post and enter our worldwide giveaway to win a copy for yourself. Amanda's book tour dates are on our calendar and remember if you preordered or buy this book before November 30th, you will have access to a digital version of the entire book on your EYB bookshelf after signing up on our registration page (directions are provided in our promotional post).   

Martha Stewart's Pressure Cooker by the Editors of Martha Stewart Living is an essential guide for your beloved, time-saving pressure cooker. With 100 fast, flavorful recipes that will transform the way you think of weeknight dinners, you will be inspired to use your pressure cooker even more. Recipes include instructions for both types of pressure cookers (stovetop and electric), including the cult favorite Instant Pot®. 

The New Art of Cooking: A Modern Guide to Preparing and Styling Delicious Food by Frankie Unsworth is a book that surprised me. I thought I would enjoy it, I didn't know I would absolutely fall in love with it. Gorgeous photographs, helpful tips and tempting recipes. I already have several of the dishes on my schedule to make and I hope my photographs are half as lovely as those shown in the book. This title was published in the UK in June of this year and is being released in the US this month.

Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Italian Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone by Marc Vetri and David Joachim is a revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have. With transporting imagery from Italy and hardworking step-by-step photos to demystify the process, this title will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy. Vetri and Joachim are masters and all their books are in my collection.   

Chinese Street Food by Howie Southworth and Greg Matza is a book that will make you think, "yes I do need another book on Chinese food". The narrative, photographs and recipes are stellar and I am a huge fan of street food titles. I want to make the Deep-fried sauce noodles and every other recipe in this book. Next week we will be working on a preview.

Masala: Indian Cooking for Modern Living by Mallika Basu is a seminal Indian cookbook for a modern generation that reflects the way we live, cook, entertain and eat today. This title was released in May in the UK and is being released in the US this month. It is beautifully photographed with recipes that are approachable for the home cook.

Bake Like a French Pastry Chef: Delectable Cakes, Perfect Tarts, Flaky Croissants, and More by Michel de Rovira and Augustin Paluel-Marmont is a book that will guide even the most baking challenged to successful results. Step-by-step photographs with detailed instructions will have us all churning out croissants like a patisserie.  

Northern Hospitality with The Portland Hunt + Alpine Club: A Celebration of Cocktails, Cooking, and Coming Together by Andrew Volk and Briana Volk delivers the recipes and drinks from the Portland, Maine restaurant where customers are treated like family. Features on ice fishing, shucking oysters, how to build a bonfire, and après-ski provide a sense of place and an experience as unique as the club itself. Celebrate the seasons the way those in the north do: with warmth, fun, and a sense of wonder.

The Great Grilled Cheese Book: Grown-Up Recipes for a Childhood Classic by Eric Greenspan will have you falling in love in love with the Elvis (peanut butter, bacon, bananas) or losing your head over the Ichabod Crane (Camembert with pumpkin chutney and pumpkin seed). Read more about this title and enter our giveaway open to US members. 

The Art and Craft of Chocolate: An Enthusiast's Guide to Selecting, Preparing and Enjoying Artisan Chocolate at Home by Nathan Hodge, world-renowned chocolatier, teaches us the basic principles of chocolate-making at home using tools as simple as a food processor, a hair dryer, or a double boiler. In addition, he offers recipes for traditional moles from different regions of Mexico; traditional Mayan chocolate drinks; cocoa as a meat rub; and various baked goods. Be sure to enter our giveaway   

Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate by Lyndsay Sung presents a colorful, vintage-meets-modern aesthetic that is inspired by kawaii cute, the thirty cake decorating projects in this book offer a fun and playful approach to making cakes that even novice decorators will be able to approach. 

Chefs Eat Melts Too: A Pro's Guide to Reinventing Your Sandwich Game by Darren Purchese is the second title this month devoted to melty, ooey gooey sandwiches. I love everything that Darren writes and after you take a look at the recipe and photo that the Daily Beast shared you will know why I do.   

Kricket: An Indian-inspired Cookbook by Will Bowlby is being released in the UK and US this month. See our UK section for more information.

Other titles of interest include:

Canada


Forest City: Cookbook
 by Alieska Robles reflects the recipes and spirit of London, Ontario. In this gorgeous book the most inspiring chefs and local producers in London got together to invite you on a journey of discovery, connection & local flavours. 

Awesome Ancient Grains and Seeds: A Garden-to-Kitchen Guide, Includes 50 Vegetarian Recipes by Dan Jason and Michele Genest shares fifty vibrant vegetarian recipes featuring the garden's bounty. Ranging from the simple (Pumpkin Seed Butter Cookies) to the sophisticated (Beet and Triticale Gnocchi with Kale Pesto), the recipes in this exciting garden-to-kitchen volume will inspire readers to expand their horizons when it comes to growing and cooking grains and seeds.



UK

Kricket: An Indian-inspired Cookbook by Will Bowlby shares over 80 recipes that reinvent the classic and historic cuisine of India, creating accessible and elegant meals that are perfect for sharing at our tables. With stunning photography and recipes such as Samphire pakoras with tamarind & date chutney or Duck leg kathi roll with peanut chutney & pickled cucumber that combined flavors and textures brilliantly, this is every Indian food lover's dream book.   

Sweet Street by Anna Polyviou is a sugar-coated explosion of treats that break all the rules. For example, how about a Deflated lemonade souffle or an Upside down meringue? Sweet Street was started in 2014 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Sydney to bring folks together to try new desserts and this book shares colorful, must-experience treats that will delight the pastry lover. 

Jamie Cooks Italy: From the Heart of the Italian Kitchen by Jamie Oliver is a celebration of the joy of Italian food bringing the pleasure and passion of the world's favourite cuisine to your kitchen at home. Featuring 140 recipes in Jamie's easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salad, Soup, Meat, Pasta, Fish, Rice & Dumplings, Bread & Pastry, Sides, Desserts and all the Basics you need. Jamie has a few dates in the UK on our calendar.

Tom Kitchin's Fish and Shellfish by Tom Kitchin showcases the brilliant talents of one of Scotland's favourite chefs. Tom's passion for the best and freshest produce comes to life in these pages, as he celebrates the best fruits of the sea.

Deliciously Ella: 100 Simple Vegan Recipes to Make Every Day Delicious by Ella Mills (Woodward) features the most popular, tried and tested recipes from her supper clubs, pop-ups and deli to show how delicious and abundant plant-based cooking can be. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies.

Cooking on a Bootstrap: Over 100 Simple Budget Recipes by Jack Monroe makes budget food fun and delicious, with 118 incredible new recipes including Fluffy Berry Pancakes, Self-Love Stew, Marmite Mac 'n' Cheese and Hot Sardines with Herby Sauce.

AU

Family Harvest: Recipes from the Garden to Feed the Family by Simone Kelly shares the author's family's food adventures - at the table, in the kitchen, and in the garden. This is a superb resource for the family cook and home gardener.

Weber's Greatest Hits: 125 Classic Recipes to Fire Up Every Barbecue by Jamie Purviance will be the summer cookbook to reach for again and again. Barbecuing has a rich history of celebration and community, with soul-satisfying food that can be enjoyed and shared by all. This comprehensive new guide to the art of the barbecue features championship-level steaks, pepper-crusted rib roasts, juicy prawns, spice-rubbed chickens and a magnificent cedar-planked salmon, as well as plenty of salads and even a grilled pineapple cake. Weber's Greatest Hits will be your backyard barbecue bible for every occasion. This title was released earlier this year in the US.

 

July 2018 New Cookbooks Review

Every month when I start the cookbook roundup, I feel like it can't possibly have been 30 days already since the last but here we are in hump month - more than half-way through 2018!

The remainder of this year has many good things in store and my Cookbooktober post contains a breakdown of the must have titles while the more extensive 2018 Preview Post shares titles by month for the year.

Before I get to our roundup, a few housekeeping reminders:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, so please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • 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 online recipe options so that everyone can participate.
  • Have you been enjoying our and ? Find out more information on this new exciting feature here and be sure to look for these buttons throughout our posts.
  • This month we announced Eat Your Books Digital. For more information, please check out our announcement post.

  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for this icon which will take you to that author's particular events.
  • 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. Having a Kindle version available to read while traveling or making a decision to buy the hard copy is wonderful, especially at such great prices.

Now let's talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these titles and be sure to follow us on social media (buttons on right lower side bar on the home page - photo right) and don't forget about Google+ too. 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

July's offerings include new titles from Rachel Khoo, Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich and Yasmin Khan. I've updated our calendar with some Fall book tours including Ottolenghi's UK tour, Dorie Greenspan's save the date outline and Rose Levy Beranbaum's - when final details are set, we will update.

Let's get started.

In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels is an elegant yet approachable cookbook that shares definitively French recipes, tailored for young chefs and their families. You do not need to have a youngster in your family to enjoy this title - I'm excited to get into this book and make some deliciousness. This title is being released in Canada and the US.

The Sweet Life: Italian Style Home Baking by Liliana Battle showcases the beautiful and diverse range of Italian baking and sweet treats. From biscuits and everyday cakes, to rustic tarts, decadent chocolate, cupcakes, fruity treats and amazing pastries, to incredible show stopping celebratory cakes there is a recipe here for every occasion. Some are traditional, others are modern day twists on the classics, but all are delicious and easy to make. I've ordered this title and look forward to receiving it.

Living Crazy Healthy: Plant-Based Recipes from the Neurotic Mommy by Jennifer Rossano shares a collection of creative plant-based recipes that the entire family can enjoy making and eating together! "Neurotic Mommy" blogger, Jennifer, saves the day with easy, fun plant-based recipes that the whole family can enjoy preparing and eating together. The ingredients are simple and easily found in local grocery stores, so it's a breeze to throw together a last-minute meal. Plant-based eating has never been easier, or more fun.

The Weeknight Mediterranean Kitchen: 80 Authentic, Healthy Recipes Made Quick and Easy for Everyday Cooking by Samantha Ferraro expertly puts a modern spin on traditions, making the dishes come to life and feel new. The recipes cover a wide range of options from fast and easy weeknight staples to incredibly flavorful entrees that will impress your family or dinner guests. For anyone intrigued by the buzz over the Mediterranean diet, this cookbook delivers an approach that while still healthful is less focused on the "diet" aspect.  

Cured Meat, Smoked Fish & Pickled Eggs: Recipes & Techniques for Preserving Protein-Packed Foods by Karen Solomon teaches you how to smoke, pickle, salt-cure, oil-cure, and dehydrate a variety of meats, dairy, fish, eggs, and other proteins economically and at home. Fifty creative recipes highlight the range of specialty foods that you can make yourself with these techniques, including smoked salmon, pickled beans, cured sardines, brined cheese, duck breast prosciutto, and, of course, beef jerky (eight varieties!).   

The Simply Vegetarian Cookbook: Fuss-Free Recipes Everyone Will Love by Susan Pridmore stocks your kitchen with the easiest, everyday recipes that anyone can pull off, any day of the week. This vegetarian cookbook features recipes grouped by type of cooking ease. From 5-Ingredient to 30-Minutes or Less to One Pot recipes, Susan's book allows you to decide what to cook not only by what looks good but also by what's the easiest for you.

My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now by Peter Mayle, the champion of all things Provence, delivers his final volume of all new writing, offering vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France - lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.

Buddha Bowls: 100 Calming and Nourishing One-Bowl Meals by Kelli Foster shares recipes for the ultimate one-dish meals. You start with a base of whole grains, rice, noodles, or legumes. Then you layer on a generous assortment of cooked or raw vegetables. Finally, you top the veggies with a boost of protein and then a dressing, sauce, or broth. Buddha bowls are an easy, healthy meal that can be ready in minutes and that you can have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner - or, if you like, all three!  

Homemade Bread by Linda Andersson, one of Sweden's most popular baking bloggers, is a cookbook containing the secrets of making scrumptious baked breads right in your own home. Through her instruction, learn to make fresh breads, rye tea cakes, cranberry loaf, lingonberry bread, crumpets, oat squares, and carrot rolls all with natural ingredients.

Short Stack Vol 34: Oats by Rebecca Flint Marx gives the humble oat a makeover, finding success across the sweet savory spectrum. You won't think twice about pulling out oats for dinner (oat crusted trout, or savory mushroom porridge) and your dessert game will only stand to benefit with this edition in hand, thanks to recipes like oatmeal cream pies and oatmeal-brown sugar ice cream.

Feed Your People: Big-Batch, Big-Hearted Cooking and Recipes to Gather Around by Leslie Jonath and 18 Reasons shares recipes for generous family-style, big-batch cooking by chefs, cooks, and big-hearted people.  Each recipe includes specific and helpful strategies, including make-ahead plans, freezing, equipment, and scaling and serving instructions as well as how to "make it to take it" (i.e., make a second batch of soup, cookies, Bolognese, etcetera for takeaway)! This book feeds our souls and our bodies. 

The Little Book of Jewish Feasts by Leah Koenig offers the perfect dishes to feature at the center of the table. Twenty-five globally inspired Jewish holiday main dishes are shared that will satisfy and delight.  With its charming package and delicious takes on the classics, as well as helpful tips for wine pairing and a primer on what to serve for each holiday in the Jewish calendar, this book is sure to bring joy to any celebration. 

Other titles that may be of interest to our members:

Canada

In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels see first entry under the US.

UK

Honey & Co: At Home: Middle Eastern Recipes from our Kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich delivers simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make and a pleasure to serve. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. I adore these authors and their titles and their latest does not disappoint.

Rachel Khoo left her Paris kitchen for Sweden and in her new title, The Little Swedish Kitchen: Over 100 Recipes to Celebrate Every Season, she shares over 100 delicious and seasonal Swedish recipes from her new little Scandi kitchen ­- celebrating traditional fare, embracing local ingredients, exploring what the Swedes eat at home and offering her own fresh and stylish takes.

Chicken and Charcoal by Matt Abergel is the first cookbook from the cult yakitori restaurant of the same name. Yakitori is one of the simplest, healthiest ways to cook chicken. At Yardbird in Hong Kong, Canadian chef Matt Abergel has put yakitori on the global culinary map. Here, in vivid style, with strong visual references to Abergel's passion for skateboarding, he reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook the birds with no need for special equipment. The first comprehensive book about yakitori to be published in English, this book will appeal to home cooks and professional chefs alike. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. This title is being released in the UK this month and later this year in the US (I can't wait!).

Cheeky Treats: 70 Brilliant Bakes and Cakes by Liam Charles, the breakout star from Great British Bake Off 2017, brings us treats like no other. Who else could bring you a Caramel Peanut Millionaires Shortbread, an Oreo Chocolate Brownie Freakshake or a Christmas Dinner Pie? I've ordered this book and look forward to receiving it. Check out the other GBBO contestants' cookbooks in my post from earlier this month.

Salad Feasts: How to Assemble the Perfect Meal by Jess Dennison transforms salads into masterpiece meals. I just received the book today and it is headed for my kitchen for a workout. This title released in the UK and US this month contains a gorgeous selection of recipes that marry flavors and textures to make salad meals crave-worthy. A perfect title for any season but particularly when fresh produce is abundant. This book that will keep the hum-drum out of salad making.

Eat Korean: Our Home Cooking and Street Food by Da-Hae West and Gareth West shares more than 100 recipes geared to making Korean cooking easy for any cook. From Korean store-cupboard essentials and classics, this book is packed with inventive, delicious recipes that will open your eyes to how great modern Korean food is from the authors of K-Food.

Rosa's Thai Café: The Vegetarian Cookbook by Saiphin Moore is the follow-up to Rosa's Thai Cafe: The Cookbook. Here the author shares over 100 delicious and simple recipes for Thai-loving vegans and vegetarians. Featuring authentic dishes such as Tom yum noodle soup, Congee with shiitake mushrooms, Stir-fried aubergine with roasted chilli paste and Butternut red curry, this brilliant sequel adds an exciting new strand to Rosa's repetoire.

Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen by Yasmin Khan shares recipes and stories from the author's travels. On her journey she harvests black olives from the groves of Burquin in the West Bank, hand-rolls maftool - the plump Palestinian couscous - in home kitchens in Jenin and even finds time to enjoy a pint with workers at the Taybeh brewery who are producing the first Palestinian craft beer. As she feasts and cooks with Palestinians of all ages and backgrounds, she learns about the realities of their everyday lives. The Saffron Tales her first title taught us all that Yasmin is a gifted storyteller who shares tales of delicious food and beautiful places.

The Hairy Dieters Make it Easy: Lose Weight and Keep it Off the Easy Way by The Hairy Bikers is a fantastic collection of low cal recipes that make it easier than ever to stick to and enjoy a healthier diet. With the Hairy Dieters' trademark of knock-out flavours and hearty ingredients, these recipes will become your kitchen regulars. They are all easy on time, washing up, shopping and your waistline.

Jack Stein's World On a Plate by Jack Stein shares 100 dishes to enchant and entice home cooks. From dishes such as chilli crab (using the very finest Cornish crab) and Szechuan-style pigeon to hot and sour Sumatran soup and XO clams, the recipes featured are all easy to follow and simple to make, bringing the taste of exotic holidays to our own kitchen tables. Stunning photography complements these delightful recipes, ensuring this is a book you will cook from time and time again.

Other titles that may be of interest to our members:

AU

Family: New Vegetable Classics to Comfort and Nourish by Hetty McKinnon is being released in Australia this month. Hetty's titles are favorites in my collection. This title will be released in the US/UK in April of 2019. 

Food Hacker: Clever Cooking for Busy People by Rosie Mansfield shares simplified recipes to make cooking, quick, easy and stress-free. These kitchen tricks and shortcuts will inspire you to whip up homemade snacks and meals that will nourish a long and happy life. Every recipe is nutritionally balanced and delicious, and designed to be as straightforward as possible to fit into busy lifestyles.

Cauliflower is King: 70 Recipes to Prove It by Leanne Kitchen shares recipes both naughty and nice for the world's most versatile and best-loved Super Vegetable.

My Asian Kitchen: Bao * Salad * Noodle * Curry * Sushi * Dumpling by Jennifer Joyce demonstrates how easy it is to create zingy, fresh, healthy flavours at home. From grilled sticky skewers and steak tacos, salads, rice bowls and dumplings, to prawn katsu bao and miso-glazed ribs, this is an adventure in the dazzling diversity of modern Asian cooking.

June 2018 New Cookbooks Review

We are half-way through 2018! The remainder of this year has many good things in store and my Cookbooktober post contains a breakdown of the must have titles and my 2018 Preview Post by month.

Before I get to our roundup, a few housekeeping reminders:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! I am working hard to include as many regions as possible and again we are at the mercy of our publishers. You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, so please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • 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 online recipe options as well so that everyone can participate.
  • Have you been enjoying our and ? Find out more information on this new exciting feature here and be sure to look for these buttons throughout our posts.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for this icon which will take you to that author's particular events.
  • 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. Having a Kindle version available to read while traveling or making a decision to buy the hard copy is wonderful, especially at such great prices.

Now let's talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

While this month's releases are lower in number than usual - there are plenty of exciting books to peruse. Cookbooks focusing on the art of dosa making to restaurant books and those focusing on Middle Eastern cuisine. #Bake for SYRIA: Recipe Book and Mary Berry's newest round out our baking category. 

Let's get started.

USA

Dosa Kitchen: Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food by Nash Patel & Leda Scheintaub is being released this month. Dosas, a popular Indian street food, are thin, rice- and lentil-based pancakes that can be stuffed with or dipped into a variety of flavorful fillings. This beautiful new title shows you how to make this favorite comfort food at home with a master batter, plus 50 recipes for fillings, chutneys, and even cocktails to serve alongside. 
   

Everyday Monet: A Giverny-Inspired Gardening and Lifestyle Guide to Living Your Best Impressionist Life by Aileen Bordman is filled with lush photos of Monet's milieu - from the gardens of Giverny to the streets of Normandy - and reproductions of Monet's most famous paintings, Aileen's newest title is a practical guide to finding ways to implement Monet's beautiful designs into any home and garden, whether you live on a country estate or in a city apartment, and is a memorable keepsake Monet devotees will treasure. Aileen's Monet's Palate Cookbook is a treasure as well.

Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious by Brooks Headley is a home-cook-friendly book on American vegetarian (and accidentally vegan) cooking, featuring over 90 dynamic recipes. Headley's restaurant, Superiority Burger, gave the people what they never knew they wanted: a tasty, inexpensive veggie burger and a constantly changing roster of non-French fried sides. Inciting a civilized vegetable revolution, the chef and his crew rewrote the rules of non-meat cookery. This book introduces readers to vegetable cooking in a way that few vegetarian cookbooks have even attempted. The book is divided into five flavorful sections: Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, and Sweets, and reveals the recipes for some of the restaurant's favorites.

Joe Knows Fish: Taking the Intimidation Out of Cooking Seafood by Joe Gurrera, one of New York's most-beloved fishmongers, and owner of the prestigious Citarella markets, is on a mission to show us how easy it is to cook seafood. Customers tell Joe again and again that they're afraid to cook fish. They don't know how to buy it or prepare it. Enter Joe Knows Fish. This book is a roadmap for novices looking to learn the basics of sourcing and cooking fish. With his easy-to-follow recipes and experience-based tips, Joe takes the intimidation out of cooking seafood.

The Kitchen Shortcut Bible by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is for all of us who love to cook, but never seem to have enough time. Rather than a book of way-too-clever hacks, this is a collection of more than 200 ingenious recipes that supercharge your time in the kitchen without sacrificing high quality or fresh flavor.

The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, Inspired by Ancestral Traditions by Tania Teschke is a comprehensive cultural and culinary journey into the world of traditional French cuisine and French wine (adapted for paleo enthusiasts), and tips for ancestral living. Author Tania Teschke, food and wine gourmet, photographer, and lifelong student of French culture, brings you over 160 sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes for seasonal and traditional French dishes that deliver not only the nutrition, but also the satisfaction we have been missing in our modern diet. Tania takes you on a French culinary journey to reclaim your primal connections to food and health and to each other through personal stories, striking photography and colorful tutorials.

The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook: Delicious Real Food Recipes for All Year Long by Michelle Smith, creator of the blog The Whole Smiths, has written the first cookbook ever fully endorsed by Whole30. This title offers a collection of 150 recipes to keep Whole30 devotees going strong. Throughout the book, icons help readers identify which recipes fit their dietary constraints, but perhaps most of all, the recipes are all delicious to help anyone achieve a long-term approach to good health.

Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook by Joyce Goldstein shares recipes and techniques that allow us to experience the bounty of the season all year long. Besides classic recipes, Joyce covers Mango-lime jam, Grated winter squash jam, Membrillo, Homemade apple pectin and more. Also included are savory or sweet recipes to use your preserves in creative and fun ways. I am loving this book. 

French Grill: 150 Refined & Rustic Recipes by Susan Herrmann Loomis features dishes for every occasion using ingredients that any American cook can easily find, tips on how to buy the best ingredients, and French grilling anecdotes throughout. Susan claims the French invented barbecuing - we won't argue that (I personally think cavemen started it all) - but this is a gorgeous book with a promotion coming soon.  

Make It Easy, Cupcake!: Fabulously Fun Creations in 4 Simple Steps by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson shows you how to make the most inventive cupcakes for any imaginable occasion using easy, everyday ingredients (and tools) from your own pantry or grocery store. The 100+ recipes here will allow you to transform marshmallows into blooming daffodils and wafer cookies into airplane wings, use jelly beans for dragonflies and chocolate cookies as bat wings, and countless other ideas for creative cupcake confections all in four easy steps.

Farm Food Volume II: Spring & Summer by Kurt Timmermeister introduces you to the delights of spring and summer on his farm on Vashon Island outside Seattle. Make your own ricotta, learn new and delicious methods to flavor freshly churned ice cream, try your hand at a British summer pudding, and experiment with hearty, classic ways to prepare pork for future enjoyment. Farm Food Volume 1: Fall & Winter was released last year and Kurt is the author of two other titles Growing a Farmer: How I Learned to Live Off the Land  and Growing a Feast: The Chronicle of a Farm-to-Table Meal.

My Delicious Life: Delicacies from My Mother's Fusion Israeli Cuisine by Victoria Avilan is a beautiful tribute to the author's mother. For years Ima collected recipes from family members and friends of different ethnicities. Her handwritten collection (facsimiles of same are included) survived three children, four wars in the Middle East, five grandchildren, and a succession of birds, dogs, cats, and pet lizards. This is a special book that I am devouring at present. 

Levant by Rawia Bishara offers up more than 100 recipes that represent a new modern style. These are the very best of the dishes the author has developed over the last twenty years in her New York City restaurant for the contemporary palate. Relying on a traditional pantry (including olive oil, tahini, za'atar, sumac), she applies classic flavor profiles in updated ways to dazzling effect. This title is being released in the UK as well.

Other titles of interest include: 

 

CANADA

From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread by Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and love of good food. From making simple yeast breads, to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, the author's curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of bread-baking.

A Taste of Prince Edward County: A Guide to the People, Places & Food of Ontario's Favourite Getaway by Chris Johns is a comprehensive, elegant guide that covers hotels, restaurants, wineries, local attractions, and much more, along with itinerary suggestions showcasing the best of what Prince Edward County has to offer. With profiles of key people behind some of the county's most beloved establishments, this book goes beyond typical guidebook territory.

UK

Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook shares dishes inspired by favorite places around the world, that are not only energizing and delicious, but free of dairy, refined sugar, additives and chemicals. Discover the secrets of London's Farmacy classics, such as Farm green soup, the signature Farmacy burger, Goji ketchup, Raw banoffee pie, Fire Starter elixir and Brain booster latte. Also featured are personal stories, advice on a healthy kitchen set-up, homemade beauty products, tips for a happy lifestyle and stunning photography. 

Cuba: The Cookbook by Madelaine Vazquez Galvez and Imogene Tondre shares 350 home-cooking recipes in this compendium explore the country's myriad traditions and influences - from Spanish to Soviet to Chinese - through recipes for appetizers, rice dishes, fish, meat, vegetables, egg dishes, desserts, and more. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Gunpowder Explosive Flavours from Modern India by Harneet Baweja, Devina Seth and Nirmal Save is an exciting collection of recipes from the founders of the hugely respected restaurant of the same name. In this beautiful book, complete with stunning photography, Harneet, Devina and Nirmal have managed to capture the bustle and flavours of their childhoods in Kolkata, and the intricacy of true homestyle dishes from across India. This title is being released in the US and UK. The UK cover is to the right, the US cover can be viewed here.

Fast Cakes: Easy Bakes in Minutes by Mary Berry is an unmissable, definitive new baking book from Mary Berry. Mary has incorporated her 'all-in-one' method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included small bake variations for fruit cakes, which traditionally take a long time in the oven, so you can make one even when you are pushed for time. There are scones, buns and biscuits that you can whip up for tea, traybakes and fruit loaves perfect for a school or village fete and of course foolproof cakes for every occasion from everyday recipes.

Nadiya's Family Favourites: Over 100 Easy Recipes for Every Kind of Day by Nadiya Hussain returns to your TV and your kitchen with her new book that accompanies her upcoming BBC TV series. Here, Nadiya shares the food she loves to cook and eat with her family and friends, offering fast, easy and delicious new recipes for every kind of day. This cookbook shows you how to create the perfect dishes to complement the moments we all love, from days out with friends to big get-togethers and lazy weekends at home, as well as simple and satisfying solutions for busy weeknights and speedy showstoppers for impromptu guests.

#Bake for SYRIA: Recipe Book by Lily Vanilli has arrived! Read more about this fascinating book and its cause on my post from earlier this month.

Five Seasons of Jam by Lillie O'Brien stresses that jam cannot be rushed. These preserving recipes may be short on the page, but they're designed to stretch time, from when you first find and organize the ingredients, to when you stir the pot slowly and lovingly, then spread it on toast, and take the first magical bite. This book will be released in the US in October.

Stir Fry: Over 70 Delicious One-Wok Meals by Caroline Hwang brings a collection of quick yet delicious Asian-inspired recipes. The book conveys the versatility of stir frying, with dishes that require easy-to-find ingredients and minimal cooking time. Get inspired with different takes on this much-loved dish. I am looking forward to using these recipes for quick weeknight dinners!

La Grotta Ices by Kitty Travers offers over 100 inventive flavours, each perfected over years of experimentation and testing, that demonstrate the true artistry of real ice cream, sorbet and granita.

Feasts of Veg: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes for Gatherings by Nina Olsson follows on from the success of Bowls of Goodness, moving from casual bowl food to celebrating in style. This joyful book focuses on delicious festive vegetable dishes that are easy to make. The recipes are driven by modern plant-based cooking inspired by kitchens from around the world: with Mediterranean, Asian, Northern European and Middle Eastern flavours.

Other titles of interest include:

AUSTRALIA

Everyday Thermo Cooking: 100 Simple and Satisfying Real-Life Recipes from My Kitchen by Alyce Alexandra shows you how to get the best out of your thermo cooker with recipes that reflect the rhythm of everyday life. The Monday to Friday rush is covered with pre-prepared breakfasts, tasty lunchbox options, and quick meals. Then, when you've got a little more time on the weekends, there are slow cooks, baked goods, and investment flavor makers (like healthy hoisin, garlic cubes, or lemon meyer infused oil) to stock up on. There's also an entertaining menu, creative ways to use up leftovers, and sweet treats for when a little indulgence is in order. And out of 103 recipes, 68 are dairy-free or provide a dairy-free option, 78 gluten-free, 84 vegetarian, and 57 vegan. With Alyce's collection of never-fail recipes, it's easy to put nourishing and delicious food on your table every day of the week. Includes metric measures.

Korean Food Made Easy by Caroline Hwang proves that Korean cuisine is one of the simplest, healthiest and friendliest in the world and that its dishes are perfect for sharing. It's fun to cook Korean: with just a few easily sourced ingredients you'll be able to create your first banchan, the small but delicious side dishes that are served at every meal, and the amazingly simple gut-affirming kimchi, which works with just about any vegetable. Soon you'll graduate to the ever-popular Korean barbecue recipes, galbi, one-pot stews and dosirak (the perfect packed lunch). Koreans often start a meal with the joyful phrase 'Please, eat well!' because they know that food is best eaten in good company and that good health begins with a happy gut. 

Breakfast Around the World by Bridget Davis delivers a breakfast options from around the globe. One of the best things about breakfast is that you can actually eat it any time of day. Breakfast varies widely around the world but for many of us, we choose 'familiar' and eat the same breakfast day in and day out. This cookbook will change all that with 50 breakfast recipes from around the world to get your day started differently and deliciously.

 

May 2018 New Cookbooks Review

Cookbook publishing slows down a bit from May until July which is bittersweet. I love the rush of books but also find the slower months leaves more time to dig into new titles more deeply. This month was a bit smaller in number but I've weeded through about seventy-five books to bring you those titles you should know about!

If you are wondering what the remainder of 2018 has in store, my preview post contains a breakdown of the titles by month and I frequently update it. A friend mentioned that he so appreciated this comprehensive listing because in the past he would spend hours searching for cookbooks and now I've done all the work. I'm a giver.

Before I get to our roundup, a few housekeeping reminders:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! I am working hard to include as many regions as possible and again we are at the mercy of our publishers. You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, so please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post.
  • Have you joined our cookbook clubs? Read our latest summary and come have fun with us while we cook and bake from new selections each month. We offer online recipe options as well so that everyone can participate.
  • Have you been enjoying our and ? Find out more information on this new exciting feature here and be sure to look for these buttons throughout our posts.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for this icon which will take you to that author's particular events.
  • 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. Having a Kindle version available to read while traveling or making a decision to buy the hard copy is wonderful, especially at such great prices.

Now let's talk about this month. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

This month has Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach and DaVittorio, a stunning Italian cookbook from the iconic restaurant by the same name arriving in the US. Feast by Anissa Helou is outstanding as are the new releases from Phaidon - Aska and The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook. May also brings Soul: A Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes and Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South to give us a taste of the South and we have loads of barbecue, burgers and outdoor-focused cooking titles to entice you this month. Let's get started.

US

Diana Henry's new book How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places was released last month in the UK and arrives this month in the US. This may be my favorite Diana Henry title to date (and I love them all). This beautiful book contains many of Diana's favourite dishes in menus that will take you through the year and to different parts of the world.

Feast: Food of the Islamic World by Anissa Helou, the award-winning chef and authority on the cooking of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, shares her extraordinary range of beloved, time-tested recipes and stories from cuisines throughout the Muslim world. I cannot say enough about how incredible this book is - encyclopedic while beautiful, stunning photographs and the cuisine of the Islamic world brought to our fingertips. Another best book of 2018, if not the best.

Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South
by Virginia Willis shares a contemporary collection of Southern recipes from the Southern-cooking specialist, accompanied with a fascinating tour of Southern food purveyors and influencers.

DaVittorio: Recipes from the Legendary Italian Restaurant by Enrico Cerea and Roberto Cerea is a must-have cookbook for lovers of fine Italian cuisine. Founded in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea, Da Vittorio is today one of the most beloved restaurants in Italy. The first-ever cookbook from the Michelin three-star institution, this volume presents fifty never-before-published recipes adapted for discerning home chefs. This title was published in Italy in November and is truly stunning.

Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York by Marc Vidal and Yann de Rochefort with Zack Bezunartea is the definitive cookbook of the celebrated Boqueria restaurants, inspired by the best of Barcelona tapas. New York City's famed Boqueria restaurants capture the essence of Barcelona tapas - that savory, salt-crackling, lip-smacking bite that pairs so well with wine and friends. For more information see our promotion for this title and enter to win a copy.

Just Cook It!: 145 Built-to-Be-Easy Recipes That Are Totally Delicious by Justin Chapple is a collection of 125 mouthwatering recipes like Avocado pizza with dukka and Stovetop mac-n-cheese with bacon breadcrumbs, with Justin's signature time-saving tips and hacks throughout.

Soul: A Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes by Todd Richards shares the James Beard nominated author's unusual take on soul food, exploring new approaches to fundamental ingredients like collards, pork, sweet potatoes, and more.

Home Front Cooking: Recipes, Wit, and Wisdom from American Veterans and Their Loved Ones by Tracey Enerson Wood, Beth Guidry Riffle and Carol Van Drie brings you a collection of treasured family recipes and photographs from military service members past and present, and their loved ones. Recipes are accompanied by brief stories and memories related to the recipe, military service, and/or lifestyle. All profits go to the Robert Irvine Foundation in support of veterans.

Flavor Bombs: The Ingredients and Techniques That Make Taste Explode by Adam Fleischman and Tien Nguyen is bad boy exciting. The founder of the national empires Umami Burger and 800 Degrees Pizza shows us in this book how to detonate flavor in beloved dishes using ordinary ingredients high in umami.

Farm Girl In The City: Of Food and Love by Bonnie McDaniel uses flavorful ingredients from your garden or farmer's market to create beautiful food that will keep your family and friends coming back for more. It is gorgeously photographed with approachable recipes. Farm Girl In The City will appeal to the farm or city cook in all of us. 

So French So Sweet: Delectable Cakes, Tarts, Cremes and Desserts by Gabriel Gaté was previously released last year in Australia. This gorgeous book comes to the US delivering Gate's love letter to patisserie, baking and sweet treats. These are the chef's most treasured sweet recipes including exquisite cakes and tarts, refreshing sorbets and fruity desserts, scrumptious ice creams, mousses and cremes and heavenly warm desserts. With a focus on fresh seasonal ingredients and home-style cooking, Gabriel shows just how simple it is to create classic French desserts at home.

Inspiralized and Beyond: Spiralize, Chop, Rice, and Mash Your Vegetables into Creative, Craveable Meals by Ali Maffucci satisfies paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets with 125 healthy recipes for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Now, for the very first time, she is going beyond spiralizing. In this book the author shows you a myriad of additional ways to add nutrients to your diet, reach a personal health goal, or just make good-for-you meals at home.

The Vintage Baker: More than 50 Recipes from Pecan Butterscotch Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles by Jessie Sheehan takes recipes from vintage recipe booklets from the early to mid-20th century and recasts them as a contemporary baking cookbook with a cool, modern edge. The book is illustrated with images of vintage baking booklet art and photography of many of the modern versions of the recipes.

BOSH! The Cookbook by Ian Theasby and Henry David Firth shares more than 100 of the authors' favorite go-to breakfasts, crowd-pleasing party pieces, hearty dinners, sumptuous desserts, and incredible sharing cocktails. The book is jam-packed with fun, unpretentious and mega satisfying recipes, easy enough to be rustled up any night of the week. It's enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl. It was released in the UK last month.

Margaritaville: The Cookbook: Relaxed Recipes For a Taste of Paradise by Carlo Sernaglia and Julia Turshen is the first ever cookbook from the beloved world of Margaritaville featuring laid-back favorites like the explosively good Volcano nachos and the heaven-on-earth-with-an-onion-slice Cheeseburger in paradise, alongside more sophisticated options that will wow your guests such as Coho salmon in lemongrass-miso broth.

Eating My Way Through Italy: Heading Off the Main Roads to Discover the Hidden Treasures of the Italian Table by Elizabeth Minchilli looks at all the different aspects of Italian food culture. Whether it's pizza in Naples, deep fried calamari in Venice, anchovies in Amalfi, an elegant dinner in Milan, gathering and cooking capers on Pantelleria, or hunting for truffles in Umbria each chapter includes, not just anecdotes, personal stories and practical advice, but also recipes that explore the cultural and historical references that make these subjects timeless.

Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking: Recipes for Everyday Meals Made Easier, Faster and More Delicious by Jessica Gavin is a practical and unique cookbook will help take your cooking to the next level by uncovering the science behind cooking great food. Recipes will be infused with Jessica's food science knowledge, and categories include 15-minute recipes, recipes by technique/device (slow cooker, pressure cooker), baking and more.

A Burger to Believe In: Recipes and Fundamentals by Chris Kronner and Paolo Lucchesi is a deep-dive into the art and philosophy of making the perfect hamburger with recipes for game-changing burgers and all the accoutrements from the cult favorite Oakland restaurant KronnerBurger.

Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by Christian "DJ BBQ" Stevenson will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights including a BBQ spaghetti Bolognese, and poutine with bourbon-spiked gravy. There are fish dishes, veggie grills, and enough invention to see you through summer and well into winter. In fact, DJ BBQ takes inspiration from around the world (from Central America, via the Baltics, to North Africa), as well as the many BBQ chefs, gauchos, artisans, and pitmasters he's met along the way. Your cookouts will never be the same again! This title is being released in the US, UK and AU.

Lunchbox Salads: More Than 100 Fast, Fresh, Filling Salads for Every Weekday by Naomi Twigden and Anna Pinder shares easy recipes for satisfying make-ahead salads, dressings, and veggie-packed meals, each 30 minutes or less to prepare, with 10 ingredients or fewer. This title was previously released in the UK.

Project Fire: Cutting-Edge Techniques and Sizzling Recipes from the Caveman Porterhouse to Salt Slab Brownie S'Mores by Steve Raichlen is being released this month in both paperback and hardcover versions. This new titles delivers everything from breakfast to cocktails all with fire.

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Tacos & Margaritas: 130 Fun Recipes by Steve Burggraf, Guillaume Pagliano. Alexandre Auriac and Elsa Launay shares more than 100 recipes, from quick and easy to classic to more gourmet fare, including some more unusual ingredients, this book brings all of your fast-food favorites together in one place. This title is being released in the US and AU.

A Taste of Cuba: A Journey Through Cuba and Its Savory Cuisine, Includes 75 Authentic Recipes from the Country's Top Chefs by Cynthia Carris Alonso takes the reader on a ride through Havana and around the country, as they stop in Cuba's twenty top restaurants and paladares - private, family owned establishments - along the way. Inside you'll see why Cuba's chefs are world-class resourceful and inventive, adapting their dishes based on the changing ingredients available on the market, and the chefs will share easy-to-follow instructions for you to make their best appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks in your home. Cuban cuisine is red hot right now and this book doesn't disappoint.

The New Spanish: Bites, Feasts, and Drinks from a New York Kitchen by Jonah Miller and Nate Adler takes a playful approach to the cuisine of Spain, one calibrated to the way we eat today. The book aims to slip Spanish foods into your everyday kitchen vocabulary. Authors Miller and Adler know their stuff (they've traveled extensively in the old country), but they're mixing up the rules. Don't look for the same-old tapas and sangria here. This book will be released in the UK next month.

How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food by Mark Bittman is the ultimate grilling guide and the latest in the author's acclaimed How to Cook Everything series. All of Bittman's work is indexed for our members and we are currently indexing this latest tome.

Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue by Tuffy Stone is the five times Barbecue World Champions' guide to all things barbecue. With mouthwatering recipes, over 200 hundred color photos, essential guides to cookers and equipment, and expert advice, this is the definitive guide to all things barbecue.

Short Stack Chevre: Vol 33 by Tia Keenan is the latest addition to the Short Stack family from the author of The Art of the Cheese Plate. This is the first edition dedicated to cheese and focuses on one of the most beloved, versatile cheeses out there. Chevre, the soft, tangy goat cheese, goes much further than a cheese plate, as author and cheese expert Keenan shows with recipes like Chevre beignets, Snap peas with chevre ranch dressing, and Curried chevre straws.

The Foreign Cinema Cookbook: Recipes and Stories Under the Stars by Gayle Pirie and John Clark features 125 signature dishes from the distinctive North African, California-Mediterranean menu from the San Francisco icon.

Infused Booze: Over 60 Batched Spririts and Liqueurs to Make at Home by Kathy Kordalis teaches the reader how to create delicious flavored spirits to enhance your cocktails and brighten up any home bar. This title is being released in the US and UK.

Sourdough: Four Days to Happiness by Martina Goernemann is being released in the US and Germany from Prestel. This is a beautiful book that includes valuable tips from professional bakers around the world. Whether it's carving out time in a busy day, contemplating the miraculous combination of flour, spices, and water, or painstakingly searching for the optimum conditions, bakers at every level will take away something valuable from this nourishing guide to living well through sourdough.

The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals. by Chad Sarno and Derek Sarno delivers to readers 129 recipes for everyday meals and fancy dinner parties alike and also shows us how to kick back and indulge now and then, with drool-inducing recipes.

A Cookie to Celebrate: Recipes and Decorating Tips for Everyday Baking and Holidays by Jana Douglass is your guide to all things cookie decorating. Recipes and Jana's countless tips will make you the star of the cookie swap this season.


The Cultured Club: Fabulous Fermentation Recipes by Dearbhla Reynolds was previously released in 2016 in Ireland and shows readers how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods using one of the world's oldest methods of food preservation.

Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry
by Barbara Abdeni Massaad is the book I have been waiting for! Barbara's work is spectacular and this guide has been out of print and hard to find. The shipment of the books has been delayed but I am assured that this book will be in stock by June 1st.

Other titles of interest include:

CA

Eating Local in the Fraser Valley: A Food-Lover's Guide, Featuring Over 70 Recipes from Farmers, Producers, and Chefs by Angie Quaale Canada delivers the culinary richness of British Columbia's Fraser Valley. Guided by the farmers, producers, and chefs who live there it features more than 70 locally-inspired recipes. This combination cookbook and guidebook is the perfect companion to one of Canada's most celebrated food and wine regions.

The Wickaninnish Cookbook: Rustic Elegance on Nature's Edge by Wickaninnish Inn celebrates the innovative dishes, (and the stories behind them), that have made the hotel's The Pointe restaurant an award-winning dining experience, and paints a vivid picture of spectacular natural surroundings, west coast life, and scenic sea-to-table dining. Memorable recipes at the Wick as well as signature recipes from former and current chefs.

In Good Company: Easy Recipes for Everyday Gatherings by Corbin Tomaszeski finds the perfect balance between homespun fare and elegant meals perfect for entertaining. Find out more on our promotion post and be sure to enter our giveaway open to US and CA. 

UK

Aska by Fredrik Berselius is the debut cookbook from the internationally acclaimed Swedish chef of the two Michelin-starred Brooklyn restaurant, Aska. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

The Indian Vegetarian Cookbook by Pushpesh Pant delivers fresh, delicious, easy Indian vegetarian dishes from the author of Phaidon's global bestseller, India: The Cookbook. Please remember Eat Your Book members reeive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

The Long and the Short of Pasta Over 70 of Italy's Favourite Recipes by Giancarlo Caldesi and Katie Caldesi showcases the best Italian pastas from across the country. With dishes from Tuscany to Rome, this book brings to life the soul of Italy. The pasta recipes from this title were taken from various of the authors' numerous titles.

The Cook's Kitchen: Traditional Culinary Skills, From Breadmaking and Dairy to Preserving and Curing by Alison Walker covers all aspects of the cook's kitchen, from the simple pleasures of baking bread and cakes, to curing, dairymaking, bottling, potting and preserving.

Casablanca: My Moroccan Food by Nargisse Benkabbou is being released in the UK and in the US in June. This book features recipes for simple and satisfying dishes such as Artichoke, baby potato & preserved lemon tagine, Sticky ras el hanout & peach short ribs and Buttermilk chicken kebabs. Also featured are tasty western classics with a unique Moroccan twist: try your hand at Orange blossom, beetroot & goats' cheese galette, Roasted almond & rainbow couscous stuffed poussin and Moroccan mint tea infused chocolate pots. Nargisse breathes new life into Moroccan cuisine, blending that authentic Moroccan spirit and the contemporary to create accessible recipes for the everyday.

Flour: From Grains and Pulses to Nuts and Seeds by Christine McFadden explores the way in which flour has been a staple part of our diet, and provides a comprehensive look at the alternatives to traditional wheat flour. With an increasing and at times bewildering choice of flours available online and in shops, this book follows a usable A-Z format, providing a CV of sorts for each flour (including plant source, gluten/protein content, flavour profile and how best to use).

Death by Burrito by Shay Ola delivers delicious modern recipes from the revolutionary Mexican eatery based at the Catch bar in the heart of Shoreditch, with a new branch recently opened in central London. A far cry from the Tex-Mex style of Mexican fast food, where cheese and chopped beef dominate, the dishes in Death by Burrito put taste first - the truly exceptional range of starters, main meals and sides prioritizes fresh, vibrant flavors: Smoked Beef Short Rib Mole Tacos, Deconstructed Guacamole with Blue Corn Tortillas and Crab Cakes are delicious also look stunning on the plate. This title has been previously released in the UK and we will be indexing this book soon.

John Torode's Sydney to Seoul: Recipes and Tales from my Travels in Australia and the Far East by John Torode, the masterchef of Australia and the Far East, shares his knowledge and passion that will excite and inspire anyone who loves a Thai curry, nasi goreng or Aussie brunch. John's food is uncomplicated, quick and easy, but always full of flavour, fun and perfect for family feasts or social gatherings.

Berber & Q by Josh Katz is the debut cookbook from an ex-chef at Ottolenghi and shares over 120 of the very best, lip-smackingly good barbecue recipes. Perfect for sharing and pairing in different combinations, all of the recipes are a celebration of flavour. A book that is not just for meat-lovers, equal status is given to vegetables so that they are never treated like a sideshow. Instead each and every component of the meal is big, bold and completely unforgettable.

The Curry Guy Easy: 100 Fuss-free British Indian Restaurant Classics to Make at Home by Dan Toombs delivers the secrets of fuss-free curries, ones that can be made in half the time but still taste as good as the takeaway. Dan has spent years researching the methods and secrets of Indian chefs and here he distills that knowledge into a fabulous collection of 100 simple, delectable dishes.

The Happy Pear: Recipes for Happiness by David Flynn and Stephen Flynn is crammed with recipes to make you happier - including a huge section of economical easy dinners that can be rustled up in 15 minutes.

Barcelona Cult Recipes by Stephan Mitsch delivers Catalonia's buzzing metropolis through its famed local dishes. Take a journey with Stephan Mitsch into this melting pot of cultures and savour 120 glorious authentic recipes of Catalan cuisine, from the rustic wine cellars, hidden kitchens and stylish tapas bars of this cult city. This title is being released in the UK and AU.

Happy Food: Fast, Fresh, Simple Vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi is being released in the UK this month and comes to the US in July. Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life. Whether you're looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don't want to compromise on taste, this is the book for you.

Made in London
by Leah Hyslop offers a joyful celebration of the city and its food, past and present. The book features recipes invented in the city; such as the 18th century treat Chelsea buns (a favourite of King George II) and Omelette Arnold Bennett, created for the famous writer while staying at the Savoy Hotel. Alongside these are new, exciting dishes, inspired by the Leah's eating adventures around the capital: such as a mouthwatering Pimm's and lemon curd trifle, an unusual goat's cheese and cherry tart and an easy twist on Indian restaurant Dishoom's iconic bacon naan, one of the best brunches in London.

Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by Christian "DJ BBQ" Stevenson will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights including a BBQ spaghetti Bolognese, and poutine with bourbon-spiked gravy. This title is being released in the US, UK and AU.

Goat: Cooking and Eating by James Whetlor tells the story of how food and farming culture developed in the west without the help of this staple of global agriculture, and showcases the best recipes from around the world using this fabulous beast. Utterly delicious cooked fast and lean or slow-cooked in curries, stews, braises and roasts, from kebabs to stir-fries to sausages, goat is the one meat we should all be eating more often. With 100 dishes created by Cabrito's founder Whetlor, plus a foreword by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, and guest recipes from world-renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Gill Meller and others, this is a ground-breaking, bold cookbook.

Max's Sandwich Book: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Perfection Between Two Slices of Bread by Max Halley and Ben Benton will level up your sandwich game. Max owns Britain's most amazing sandwich shop. After working in some of the country's best restaurants, he realised that the sandwich, humanity's greatest invention, was due a renaissance. So Max decided to open his own place and reinvent the sandwich forever. This book shares 100 recipes that brings the sandwich to center stage.

Cauliflower: Over 70 Exciting Ways to Roast, Rice, and Fry One of the World's Healthiest Vegetables by Oz Telem shows readers how this amazing ingredient can be prepared and cooked with over 70 delicious and easy recipes. From a quick 5-minute Cauliflower Tabbouleh to an elegant Linguine with Cauliflower Ragu, this book showcases recipes fit for every occasion. Highlighting the many different varieties of the brassicas family, and its history, Oz also talk you through the basic techniques such as cutting florets, making cauliflower 'grains', and even how to make a tasty stock using off-cuts from the vegetable. Featuring recipes for snacks and starters, soups, salads, Middle-Eastern inspired meals, and comforting pastries and pies, Cauliflower is a true celebration of this incredible super vegetable.

Masala: Indian Cooking for Modern Living by Mallika Basu shares recipes, techniques and shortcuts so you can cook with real Indian flavours without compromising on taste or texture. I am looking forward to this book. 

Eating Well Everyday by Peter Gordon is the newest title from the Godfather of fusion cooking. Here Gordon utilizes easily sourced ingredients and simple methods to create over 170 dishes that demonstrate his passion for innovative flavours and textures in an everyday setting.


Other titles of interest include:

AU

XXL: Epic Food, Street Eats and Cult Dishes from Around the World by Billy Law (anything by Billy Law is mind-blowingly good) is a cookbook big on size and flavor and calories too. This book is not for the health conscious - it is the perfect book for those who enjoy the deeply satisfying first bite of a juicy cheeseburger, the crunch of Korean fried chicken or a guilt-free spoonful of fried apple pie and double cream. Food is meant to be enjoyed!

Tokyo Local: Cult Recipes from the Streets That Make the City by Caryn Liew and Brendan Liew captures the vibrant heartbeat of a city obsessed with food. Tokyo is an explorer's dream and a food lover's paradise. Featuring a gorgeous combination of studio and street photography, Tokyo Local brings you seventy recipes for the dishes that define the city. The book is divided into chapters "Early", "Mid", and "Late," to create a sense of the city and the food that drives it at all times of the day. The focus of the recipes is on delicious but approachable food designed to be enjoyed with friends, so you can capture the magic of Tokyo at home.

Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Tacos & Margaritas: 130 Fun Recipes by Steve Burggraf and Guillaume Pagliano and Alexandre Auriac and Elsa Launay shares more than 100 recipes, from quick and easy to classic to more gourmet fare, including some more unusual ingredients, this book brings all of your fast-food favorites together in one place. This title is being released in the US and AU.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian: Healthy and Wholesome, Comforting and Convenient by Katy Holder shares recipes that are all vegetarian and many provide a complete balanced meal, including vegetables, beans and pulses, with no need to for additional protein.

South Africa

Eat Lekker: For Goodness Sake by Inè Reynierse is a culinary feast of a book for the whole family packed with nutritionally rich, seasonal recipes that are inspirational but achievable, and an easy way forward.

Just Add Rice: Stories and Recipes by a Taiwanese South African by Ming-Cheau Lin is about Taiwanese cuisine, which seeks balance and harmony in taste, texture and nutritional value. But it's also about home cooking, about familiarity and comfort and celebrating culture - recipes that connect the author to her parents when they lived in another city and in a distant country.

April 2018 Cookbook Roundup

Does it seem to you, as it does to me, that the previous month's roundup was just published and here I am already rounding up another? Sometimes keeping up with it all feels like I'm herding cats. Publication dates change, titles change, covers change and I strive to make sure it is all correct and fresh and interesting for our members. I love my job and to be honest I love the fast pace and fluidity of the work - it keeps me on my toes. And in the cookbook publishing world, each month brings more titles that are as exciting as the previous month's, so it is never boring.

This year has already brought, and will continue to bring, some highly anticipated cookbooks. My preview post contains a breakdown of the titles by month and I frequently update it in an effort to keep on top of what's to come.

Before I get to April's books, a few housekeeping reminders:

  • Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions up and more are coming! I am working hard to include as many regions as possible and again we are at the mercy of our publishers. You will note extra entries in the Rafflecopter form such as visiting our publishers' and authors' social media pages, please show our appreciation for their efforts by paying those sites a visit. If you have any trouble entering the contests, see our step-by-step help post. I am also aware that often pinning the book cover image is being met with a "spam type" error. I am working with Pinterest to resolve that issue but right now I am not one of their priorities. Try to pin the image and if you have a problem, go to the blog post and pin from that photo or note in the collection field "attempted".
  • Have you joined our cookbook clubs? Read our latest summary and come have fun with us while we cook and bake from new selections each month. We offer online recipe options as well so that everyone can participate.
  • Last month, we launched and . Find out more information on this new exciting feature here and be sure to look for these buttons throughout our posts.
  • If an author has events on our calendar, please look for this icon which will take you to that author's particular events.
  • 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. Like most of you, I love the book in my hand, but I also like having a Kindle version available to read while traveling, especially at such great prices.

Now let's talk about this month. Over 130 titles are featured or mentioned here today. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these 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, you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts (as well as help us to include worldwide options in some promotions). Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. 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.

Some highlights in a month of exciting titles include: Former White House food policy advisor and chef to the Obamas, Sam Kass, has Eat a Little Better, EYB favorite Diana Henry's How to Eat a Peach, Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Table, Jenn Segal's Once Upon a Chef, Nigella Lawson's At My Table (US release), Nancy Singleton Hachisu's Japan and Will Goldfarb's Room for Dessert, Eddie Hernandez's Turnip Greens & Tortillas, and I could go on but I need to stop so I can get to the roundup. Sit back and relax.

US

DaVittorio: Recipes from the Legendary Italian Restaurant by Enrico & Roberto Cerea is a must-have cookbook for lovers of fine Italian cuisine. Founded in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea, Da Vittorio is today one of the most beloved restaurants in Italy. The first-ever cookbook from the Michelin three-star institution, this volume presents fifty never-before-published recipes adapted for discerning home chefs. This title was published in Italy in November and is being released here in the US and Canada and my copy is coming - I can't wait!

The Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines is infused with the author's warmth and passion for all things family, prepared and served straight from the heart of her home, with recipes inspired by dozens of Gaines family favorites made famous by Joanna's bakery, the Silos Baking Co., and classic comfort selections from the couple's new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table, which opened last month. I am really impressed by this title while it has many dishes that are familiar to most of us, those recipes do have Joanna's spin on them. I love her style as well as the selection of recipes she has included in this book - including some dishes inspired by her Korean roots such as her mom's Bulgogi. Other recipes that caught my eye were her Fried chicken with sticky poppy seed jam, Gaines brother burgers with jalapeno drip jam, and White cheddar bisque and Herbed cheese scones. Full of inspiration and beautiful food, I cannot find fault here.

The Cook's Atelier: Recipes, Techniques, and Stories from Our French Cooking School by Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini chronicles the mother and daughter's life in their charming French village and their relationships with the region's artisan food producers and winemakers. Featuring more than 100 market-inspired recipes, the book teaches classic French techniques in a beautiful, approachable just like the school. With more than 200 enchanting photographs, this beautiful book is a richly illustrated presentation of the family's delicious world, and a practical primer for adopting elements of the French lifestyle at home, no matter where you live. We will have a promotion for this book coupled with a piece of Mauviel cookware.

Favorite Recipes from Melissa Clark's Kitchen: Family Meals, Festive Gatherings, and Everything In Between by Melissa Clark curates more than 100 dishes, hand-selected by Clark herself, from her two previously published books, In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite and Cook This Now. This compilation will also include more than 40 full-color photographs, specially shot for this release. In addition, it features an "Occasion Chart" that cross-references recipes into situational categories including weekday staples, perfect for 2, family meals, and company's coming, making it easy for the reader to select the perfect recipe for any occasion. Melissa's books are member favorites and we will be cooking through this title in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club in July. Eat Your Books has a complete index of all Melissa's published recipes.

What's Gaby Cooking: Everyday California Food by Gaby Dalkin shares more than 125 of her favorite simple and fresh recipes and offers a glimpse into what it's like to "go coastal." It's about always having something tasty to eat, thanks to handy and delicious pantry staples such as avocado oil, quinoa, limes, and dark chocolate as well as an arsenal of easy and healthy recipes. All of Gaby's books and blog recipes are indexed.

Turnip Greens & Tortillas: A Mexican Chef Spices Up the Southern Kitchen by Eddie Hernandez and Susan Puckett mixes one part southern cuisine with one part Mexican flavors and several parts of brilliance and talent. Throughout the title "Eddie's Way" sidebars show how to make each dish even more special. Recipes include Chicken-green chile potpie in puffy tortilla shells, Blue cornmeal-crusted chicken with mint-jalapeno drizzle and Pan-fried pork chops with ranchero brown gravy. For more information see our promotion and giveaway.

At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson has been released in the US this month (UK release was in September of 2017). This title is one of our selections for the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club for June and is Nigella's most personal cookbook to date. Look for a special promotion for our members with a Q & A from the Domestic Goddess herself.

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine
by Edward Lee is a riveting memoir complete with recipes from the talented chef behind several hot restaurants.

Once Upon a Chef: The Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes by Jennifer Segal delivers recipes that combine her chef background and her practical busy-mom schedule. Jenn Segal went to culinary school and worked in fancy restaurants then one marriage and two kids later she created Once Upon a Chef, the popular blog that combines her chef skills with delicious, fresh, and accessible ingredients for family-friendly meals. Her debut cookbook shares 100 recipes that will up your kitchen game and surprise you with their ease and bold flavors.

My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich is Lidia's long-awaited memoir. Here she tells in vivid detail the fulfillment of her American dream: her close-knit family, her dedication and endless passion for food that ultimately leads to multiple restaurants, many cookbooks, and twenty years on public television as the host of her own cooking show. An absolute must-have for the millions of Lidia fans.

Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need by Jessica Battilana, the writer of the "Repertoire" column for the San Francisco Chronicle, delivers 75 trustworthy, versatile, and above all, delicious recipes that can stand alone or be mixed-and-matched into extraordinary meals.

Michael Symon's Playing with Fire: BBQ and More from the Grill, Smoker, and Fireplace by Michael Symon and Douglas Trattner is his first cookbook focused on barbecue and live-fire grilling, with 150 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel's BBQ, in his hometown of Cleveland. Here, Michael offers expert guidance on working with different styles of grills and smokers, choosing aromatic woods for smoking, cooking various cuts of meat, and successfully pairing proteins with rubs, sauces, and sides. If you are looking for a new guide to classic American barbecue with the volume turned to high, look no further.

The Margaret Palca Bakes Cookbook: Cakes, Cookies, Muffins, and Memories from a Famous Brooklyn Bakery by Margaret Palca is a charming book that shares the recipes from baker and owner of Brooklyn's Margaret Palca Bakes. Margaret Palca shares practical baking tips and step-by-step techniques to make eighty of her bakery's most popular recipes. Butter, eggs, and sugar (she accepts no substitutes) help make her delicious recipes foolproof. Recipes include Margaret's famous rugelach, blueberry muffins, incredible carrot cake, and much more!

Gather & Graze: 120 Favorite Recipes for Tasty Good Times by Stephanie Izard and Rachel Holtzman shares recipes that hit all of the right salty, savory, tangy, and sweet notes. Izard's craveable, knockout food pairings - the ones her fans have been clamoring for Banh Mi burgers, Duck breast with brown butter kimichi, Roasted shishito peppers with sesame miso and parmesan, and Sticky sweet potato cake with blueberry-tomatillo jam.

Eat a Little Better: Great Flavor, Good Health, Better World by Sam Kass lays out the former chef to the Obamas and White House food policy advisor's plan to eat a little better. Knowing that sustainability and healthfulness come most, well, sustainably when new habits and choices seem appealing rather than drastic and punitive, Kass shares his philosophy and methods to help make it easy to choose, cook, and eat delicious foods without depriving yourself of pleasure. 

The Graham Kerr Cookbook: The Galloping Gourmet by Graham Kerr is a new edition of a beloved cookbook celebrating the classic dishes and witty humor that were signature to TV chef Graham Kerr's The Galloping Gourmet. With his hallmark joyous abandon, British-born chef Graham Kerr was a pioneer of food television, hosting the popular series The Galloping Gourmet from 1969 to 1971. Kerr presented approachable, step-by-step instructions for recipes packed with personality and flavor. A bible for generations of fans, this classic cookbook is now reissued, with new commentary from Kerr and an introduction by the Lee brothers.

Great Tastes: Cooking (and Eating) from Morning to Midnight by Danielle & Laura Kosann is the debut cookbook from the sisters behind the favorite online magazine, The New Potato. Readers have come to love the sisters for how they present the world through the lens of food, featuring interviews with celebrities about their favorite meals, restaurants, and recipes. Millenials will love this title for its hip style and nod to fashion, while cooks will appreciate the thoughtful recipes.

The Freds at Barneys New York Cookbook by Mark Strausman invites you into the kitchen of this restaurant institution and teaches you how to bring a piece of New York chic into your own home. Whether it's the Belgian fries or Estelle's chicken soup, or Cheese fondue scrambled eggs, this cookbook commemorates all of the delicious recipes Freds has served over the years at the Madison Avenue, Chelsea, Beverly Hills, and Chicago locations.

Vegetariano: 400 Regional Italian Recipes by Slow Food Editore is packed with the exhaustive research that readers worldwide have come to expect from Slow Food. This title collects over 400 of the best vegetarian (and frequently vegan) recipes from home cooks in every region of Italy - all approachable, cookable, and full of the rustic Italian spirit of abbondanza and gracious hospitality.

Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Reinvented by Tamar Adler, the award-winning, bestselling author of An Everlasting Meal revives and improves classic recipes in a new gorgeously illustrated cookbook. Adler continues her preservative quest by rekindling classic recipes. There were times past when cooking was careful, important, economical, inspired. Other than occasional kitschy throwbacks, however, like Deviled eggs or Oysters Rockefeller, many dishes that first excited our palates have disappeared. Beneath their fussy garnishes, gratuitous sauces, and outmoded techniques, Adler unearthed good recipes worth reviving.

Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original by Sara B. Franklin was covered in Darcie's post earlier this month. Darcie wrote: This is the first critical appreciation of Lewis's groundbreaking work, and it features an impressive list of essayists, including Natalie Dupree, Vivian Howard, Francis Lam, Deborah Madison, Kim Severson, Toni Tipton-Martin, Michael W. Twitty, among other noteworthy writers. Lewis's contributions to the culinary world have been overlooked for decades, but this book should begin to amend that oversight.

The Family Table: Recipes and Moments from a Nomadic Life by Jazz Smollett-Warwell, Jake Smollett, Jurnee Smollett-Bell and Jussie Smollett is a warm and personal book, that invites us all to take a seat at their butcher-block table, and enjoy the good times and good food that have shaped their lives. 125 recipes that pay tribute to their past and present, to food traditions across the country, and to the global cuisine they've encountered in their travels.

Breakfast with Beatrice: 250 Recipes from Sweet Cream Waffles to Swedish Farmer's Omelets by Beatrice Ojakangas shares recipes drawn from the author's storied career and honed in her home kitchen. Beatrice prepares the cook - seasoned veteran or novice - to make breakfast the perfect start to every day.

At Home with Natalie: Simple Recipes for Healthy Living from My Family's Kitchen to Yours by Natalie Morales shares easy and delicious recipes for busy families from the TODAY show's West Coast anchor and host of NBC's Access Hollywood.

Korean BBQ: How to Master Your Grill in Seven Sauces by Chandra Ram and Bill Kim is a vibrant cookbook covering one of my favorite cuisines. I shared a #flipthecookbook post on Instagram that takes a look inside. This is a casual and practical guide to grilling with Korean-American flavors from chef Bill Kim of Chicago's award-winning bellyQ restaurants, with 80 recipes tailored for home cooks with suitable substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients.

Dinner Special: 150+ Recipes for a Great Meal Any Night of the Week by The Editors of Food & Wine presents delicious menus featuring one classic recipe with two ultimate sides, complete with wine pairings, tips for leftovers, and a technique for each main recipe in one essential volume. Each recipe is gorgeously photographed and each technique is clearly illustrated.

The Minimalist Kitchen: 100 Wholesome Recipes, Essential Tools, and Efficient Techniques by Melissa Coleman, the creator of The Faux Martha, is a guide to paring down our tools and ingredients, building a successful pantry and utilizing efficient cooking techniques so that dinnertime feels doable again. The bonus to this beautiful book is that there are also 100 approachable and delicious recipes.

Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook by Siri Daly was created with three goals in mind: to create food that is delicious and satisfying for both kids and adults, to prepare dishes packed with traditionally comforting flavors and ingredients (think cheese, avocado, chocolate!), and to make each recipe approachable for even a novice cook with no trips to specialty food stores are required.

Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France by Georgeanne Brennan gives readers an insider's look at the unique markets, landscapes, scents, foods, wines, textiles, fabrics, and literature found in the sun-drenched southern region of France. Through twelve essays, full of descriptive, visual text and dense with photographs, the author brings to life the special elements that make up the enduring essence of Provence. From the white sandy beaches of the Côte d'Azur to the craggy mountains of Haute Provence; lavender, poppy and wheat fields; markets full of richly hued fabrics, antiques, and seasonal specialties; harbors filled with fishermen selling the morning's catch; centuries-old buildings and castle ruins are all lovingly brought to life through the author's eyes. 

Family Table: Farm Cooking from the Elliott Homestead by Shaye Elliott shares 70 recipes of the author's favorite dishes that nourish her hardworking farm family every day. From Dry-cured bacon made from pigs raised on the Elliott Homestead to Sizzling steak with vinegar and tomato dressing, each recipe is about reviving easy, traditional food preparations for a more flavorful and healthful future.

Southern from Scratch: Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes by Ashley English is another stunner from the author of A Year of Pies, A Year of Picnics and other books that focus on homesteading and preserving. Her new title shares 50 essential recipes that can be used with ingredients from your pantry to create 100 additional recipes for fresh takes on Southern favorites. Learn how to make the most of local ingredients with recipes for pickles and relishes, jams and spreads, sauces and vinegars, and more that use whole, natural, and in-season produce. With these flavorful bases and embellishments on hand, this book will open up a world of Southern cuisine by sharing ideas and recipes that incorporate classic staples.

My Lisbon: A Cookbook from Portugal's City of Light by Nuno Mendes shares recipes inspired by the dishes that the author grew up eating. Try his recipes for delicious Bolas de Berlim (fluffy doughnuts often sold on the beach), Sizzling squid with coriander, and Roasted orange-rub pork belly with fennel. This is a heart-warming and intimate look at a city with a modern, bustling food scene that is nevertheless steeped in centuries-old traditions. This title was previously released in the UK in October of 2017 under the title Lisboeta.

More with Less: Whole Food Cooking Made Irresistibly Simple by Jodi Moreno bridges the gap between quick, everyday cooking and elegant, healthy food. Using simple equation-like combinations, this book inspires readers to make luxurious meals with very few ingredients and very little time. Unlike the time-saving cookbooks that rely on processed ingredients and unhealthy shortcuts, Jodi makes beautiful ingredients and simple cooking techniques the focus of your everyday meals.

Pizzapedia: An Illustrated Guide to Everyone's Favorite Food by Dan Bransfield is a book for the pizza obsessed, with 80 charming illustrations and information about the history, ingredients, and lore of everyone's favorite food.

Poulets & Legumes: My Favorite Chicken & Vegetable Recipes by Jacques Pépin was published this month by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. It is a reissue of the Sur la Table release.

Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks by André & Tenaya Darlington is the ultimate listening party guide, showing you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s. From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album's musical highlights and accompanying "Side A" and "Side B" cocktail recipes that complement the music's mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist. This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more.

Bistro: Classic French Comfort Food by Alain Ducasse is an all-new collection of hearty, homey bistro recipes. Recipes include the French country cooking we all love to order in family eateries, including Oeufs cocotte, Pâté en croute, Blanquette de veau, Sole meunière, Classic French onion soup, and of course Mousse au chocolat and Poires belle-Hélène. Expert instruction for approachable recipes will have you cooking like a French chef, delighting family and friends with delicious, modern versions of classic bistro fare.

Cake by Maira Kalman and Barbara Scott-Goodman is a book devoted to the authors' favorite desserts. Here, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman and food writer Barbara Scott-Goodman bring us a beautifully illustrated book dedicated to their mutual love of cakes. Kalman's enchanting illustrations, in her inimitable style, and Scott-Goodman's mouthwatering recipes complement each other perfectly, making this a joyful whimsical celebration of a timeless dessert.

Dinner Illustrated: 175 Complete Meals, Prep to Table in 1 Hour or Less by America's Test Kitchen Editors is a modern approach to weeknight meals, with a revolutionary layout that makes it easy to open to any page and jump right into making one of theirr simple, globally inspired dinners. Each recipe appears as a fully illustrated roadmap to producing fantastic, fresh meals (salad and sides included) in an hour or less. No advance prep required; just gather your ingredients, pick up your knife, and follow along with the step-by-step photos until dinner is on the table. Side dishes are built right into the recipes. Along the way you'll pick up a helpful technique or two and learn about new ingredients to expand your culinary imagination.

From the North: A Simple and Modern Approach to Authentic Nordic Cooking by Katrin Bjork celebrates the classic dishes of Nordic countries, while making them more accessible and approachable. The recipes come from Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark among others.

Feast by Firelight: Simple Recipes for Camping, Cabins, and the Great Outdoors by Emma Frisch offers solution-oriented recipes that make cooking outdoors feel effortless and downright fun and it shows how to utilize clever cooking methods, prep food at home, and pack smart. The book includes recipes for camp cooking as well as detailed menus, shopping and equipment lists, and tips showing how to prepare before you leave. Featuring 70 accessible recipes, it is the first of its kind in the outdoor-cooking niche to pair useful information with evocative photography of finished dishes and useful illustrations (such as how to pack a cooler and how to build a fire), setting a new standard for camping cookbooks.

Multicooker Perfection: Cook It Fast or Cook It Slow-You Decide by America's Test Kitchen helps you make the most of your multicooker with this new collection of rigorously tested, foolproof recipes that can either be pressure-cooked or slow-cooked. 
Paris Picnic Club: More Than 100 Recipes to Savor and Share by Shaheen Peerbhai and Jennie Levitt is a lovely book sharing seasonal dishes perfect to experience a Paris lunch. For a year, friends Shaheen and Jennie helmed a weekly pop-up restaurant in Paris where they sold delicious lunches made with market-fresh ingredients. This book is the result of that delicious year. Charmingly illustrated with beautiful watercolors, this captivating cookbook will entice you to slow down and savor every moment - and bite.

Sweet Laurel: Recipes for Whole Food, Grain-Free Desserts by Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas shares treats that are grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free. They focus on using just a few quality ingredients to create wholesome and delicious desserts. These recipes are not about restriction; rather, they celebrate enjoyment and indulgence. 

Fruit: Recipes that Celebrate Nature by Bernadette Wörndl is a beautifully designed and photographed cookbook which shows how seasonal fruit harmonizes and enhances myriad vegetable and meat dishes. The book is arranged alphabetically by the central fruit used in the dish - twenty different fruits in total, which includes apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, citrus fruits, figs, peaches, plums, quince, rhubarb, and strawberries, as well as dried fruit - while the recipes themselves are generally contemporary versions of Mediterranean classics (with some inspired by places further afield, such as an apricot-sweetened chicken korma curry). With 120 delicious recipes, this book promises to be a kitchen staple that will be used again and again. This title will be released in November in New Zealand and Australia.

The Curry Guy: Recreate Over 100 of the Best Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home by Dan Toombs was previously released last year in the United Kingdom. Toombs (aka The Curry Guy) has perfected the art of replicating Indian restaurant cooking after traveling around the UK, sampling dishes, learning the curry house kitchen secrets, and refining those recipes at home. In other words, Dan makes homemade curries that taste just like a takeout from your favorite restaurant but in less time and for less money. Dan has learned through the comments left on his blog and social media feeds that people are terribly let down when they make a chicken korma or a prawn bhuna from other cookbooks and it taste nothing like the dish they experience when they visit a curry house but they thank him for getting it right.  

River Cafe London: Thirty Years of Recipes and the Story of a Much-Loved Restaurant by Ruth Rogers, Sian Wyn Owen, Joseph Trivelli and Rose Gray was released last year in the UK. This lavishly illustrated book brings together the restaurant's very best dishes from across the decades and the menu: more than 120 recipes for incomparable antipasti, primi, secondi, contorni, and dolci. Written by owner and head chefs of this iconic restaurant, the book revisits the restaurant's legendary history in anecdotes and illustrations (think menus designed by Damien Hirst), and includes tips for the contemporary home cook. Stunningly designed, this is a must-have for all food lovers. 

The Latin Table: More than 100 Easy, Flavorful Recipes from Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Beyond by Isabel Cruz, who is known for her innovative and healthy twist on traditional Latin fare, shares the recipes that have people lining up around the block to get a table at her restaurants. She balances her ingredients to cook the delicious food that she, her family, and her patrons. 

The Plantpower Way: Italia: Delicious Vegan Recipes from the Italian Countryside by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt is a plant-fueled lifestyle guide to la bella vita, complete with 125 vegan Italian recipes the whole family will love, from the authors of The Plantpower Way. Here, the authors pay homage to Italy's rich food history with an inspiring collection of 125 entirely plant-based recipes for the country's most popular and time-honored dishes. Julie is known for her creativity and resourcefulness in the kitchen, and her recipes will show just how rich and luscious Italian cuisine can be, without a drop of dairy in sight! Filled with fresh vegan takes on Italian staples, inventive new recipes, and stunning photographs of the Italian countryside, this book is a celebration of Italy's most delicious flavors and will show everyone a fresh, beautiful, and healthful side to Italian cooking. 

The Pesto Cookbook: 116 Recipes for Creative Herb Combinations and Dishes Bursting with Flavor by Olwen Woodier is a diverse collection of recipes for fresh pestos, pastes, and purées takes inspiration from cultures beyond Italy, with international delights such as Moroccan chermoula, Brazilian tempero purée, and Peanut-cilantro pesto. In addition to 49 pesto recipes, 67 creative recipes for cooking with pesto show off how versatile these simple sauces can be.


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Canada

Spain: Recipes for Olive Oil and Vinegar Lovers by Emily Lycopolus is a beautiful, full-colour cookbook that shows readers how to create and enhance spectacular Spanish dishes by using specialty olive oils and vinegars. Traditional Spanish cooking is famous for its fragrant spices, fresh herbs, and delicate touch of citrus. Whether you're a novice to Spanish cuisine or a seasoned cook, this brand-new cookbook will inspire and guide you through the finest classic Spanish recipes


UK

How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places by Diana Henry is being released in the UK this month and the US in May. More information can be found on my earlier post highlighting this title which may be my favorite Diana Henry to date. Full of the charm and recipes that we've come to expect, this new title does not disappoint.

Room for Dessert by Will Goldfarb is a definitive guide to perfect pastry from the acclaimed former elBulli pastry chef and his destination restaurant in Bali, Room4Dessert. His debut cookbook showcases a menu of desserts and fine pastry work with an approach inspired by local ingredients and stunning surroundings. Home cooks can master basic recipes with the aid of step-by-step photography, then enter his creative world to see how staples can be turned into stunning masterpieces. This is high-end pastry at its finest. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, the pair behind Tart London, peerless boutique caterers, pop-up kitchen pros and ES Magazine columnists have written their first book, A Love of Eating: Recipes from Tart London. The duo have been bringing bold and bright food to the London scene since they first started in 2012. This book is about their approach to cooking and eating - creating colourful, fresh and wholesome meals to share and enjoy, always with a fun and fuss-free attitude.

Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu is brilliant. The iconic and regional dishes of Japan's traditional cuisine are made available to home cooks with this authoritative collection from this acclaimed food writer. Read more in our promotion and be sure to enter our giveaway open to US/UK/CA/NZ and AU.  Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Roots: Recipes Celebrating Nature, Seasons and the Land by Tommy Banks is a beautifully photographed book shot throughout the year at the author's restaurant in Oldstead, Yorkshire. It shares stories and ideas about growing, foraging and preserving each 'root' ingredient. This title will appeal to home cooks, professional chefs and keen gardeners alike. The author states, 'At the Black Swan we cook seasonally, but we do not cook around the seasons. Our menus are inspired by our ingredients. These key ingredients become the roots of our food. In this book I aim to show you how these 'root ingredients' inspire our food all year round.'

Mazi: Revolutionizing Greek Food by Adrien Carré and Christina Mouratoglou was released in March (the publication date changed so I'm including it this month) and is available on Amazon UK and Amazon. Mazi is a hip London restaurant that is on a mission to revolutionize Greek cuisine. With a strong emphasis on sharing a feast of small dishes, the chefs bring a trendy tapas vibe to recipes exploding with flavor yet relying only on the finest fresh ingredients and simple techniques to achieve the best results. The restaurant has a preview of this book on their site. I've ordered my copy and look forward to receiving it.

Mowgli Street Food: Authentic Indian Street Food by Nisha Katonah delivers real Indian food; the bright, fresh, light, herb- and spice-lifted food that Indians eat in their own homes. Extremely healthy, often vegan, and packed with fresh flavour, it's not your parents' Indian food. In 2014, the author had a nagging obsession to build a restaurant serving the kind of food Indians eat at home and on the street. The first Mowgli restaurant opened in Liverpool in late 2014, blowing away the critics and forming legions of fans.

Masala Mamas: Recipes and Stories from Indian Women Changing Their Communities Through Food and Love by Elana Sztokman and Masala Mamas is a title I have been excited about. I've written about this heartfelt cookbook several times.

Britain's Best Home Cook: Great Food Every Day: Simple, Delicious Recipes from the New BBC Series by Jordan Bourke is the ultimate collection of delicious, inspiring, achievable recipes from Britain's most talented everyday home cooks - those who make great food for their family and friends day in, day out.

Beautifully Real Food: Guilt-Free, Meat-Free Recipes to Indulge in by Sam Murphy brings all of the author's best recipes together. This incredible collection includes delicious, healthy options for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as sides, salads, sauces, smoothies and desserts.

BOSH! The Cookbook: Simple Recipes, Amazing Food, All Plants by Ian Theasby shares more than 100 of the authors' favorite go-to breakfasts, crowd-pleasing party pieces, hearty dinners, sumptuous desserts, and incredible sharing cocktails. The book is jam-packed with fun, unpretentious and mega satisfying recipes, easy enough to be rustled up any night of the week. It's enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl.

Gennaro's Fast Cook Italian: From Fridge to Fork in 40 Minutes or Less
by Gennaro Contaldo is packed full of enticing, authentic and, most of all, quick-to-prepare recipes. Contaldo's new book demonstrates how to whip up a delicious Italian feast in 40 minutes or less. From lightning-fast risottos to perfectly pronto pastas, speedy soups and delightful desserts, these recipes showcase the very best Italy has to offer, while requiring very little time in the kitchen. Featuring food from all the major regions of Italy, these quick recipes really make the most of the amazing fresh produce for which Italy is renowned. 

The Little Viet Kitchen: Over 100 Authentic and Delicious Vietnamese Recipes
by Thuy Pham-Kelly offers a fresh approach and insight into how to make the best of classic dishes and Vietnamese family favourites. Thuy's expertise and memories are the heart of each and every recipe. This book delves into Thuy's journey from Vietnam to England, celebrating her love of Vietnamese cooking, culture and way of life and tantalizing the reader's tastebuds alongside their imaginations. This title will be released in the US in June. 

The Sourdough School: Learn How to Make Delicious and Healthy Bread at Home by Vanessa Kimbell starts the reader off with creating a starter from scratch. Vanessa then covers basic breadmaking techniques accompanied by step-by-step photography so you can master the basics before going on to experiment with different flavours for delicious and healthy breads. 

Living on the Veg: A Kids' Guide to Life Without Meat by Clive Gifford and Jacqueline Meldrum outlines why people give up meat and how you can change your diet and still live a healthy life. It examines the different terms: vegetarian,  pescatarian, vegan and so forth, how to tackle questions from family and friends and how to read and understand food labels, among many other topics. Tasty and easy-to-follow recipes for the whole family are shared, specially created by the vegetarian blogger of Tinned Tomatoes, which we have indexed. The recipes include dairy but not fish or meat. 

Planted: A Chef's Show Stopping Vegan Recipes by Chantelle Nicholson teaches us how to cook delicious vegan dishes using seasonal and flavoursome plant-based ingredients. Growing up in New Zealand with a vegetable garden influenced her passion for fresh produce and, with her career as a professional chef, she was inspired to develop tasty, restaurant-quality vegan recipes, which feature on the menu at Tredwells, winner of AA's London Restaurant of the Year. 

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Ireland

Delalicious: A Full Plate for a Full Life by Sinead Delahunty shares over 80 recipes that are bursting with flavour and nutritional value to keep you ready for whatever life may throw at you. Juggling a full-time job as a physiotherapist, an inter-county football career and a food blog, Sinead knows the pitfalls of being under time pressure. Here she shares her tips and tricks for keeping meals healthy and delicious.

Australia

Los Angeles Cult Recipes by Victor Garnier Astorino delivers 100 iconic recipes that capture the spirit of Los Angeles. From food trucks and vegan coffee shops, doughnuts, hot dogs and noodles, to the original Californian roll - this is where food fusion began.

Wholefood Simply: Natural Indulgence by Bianca Slade is the ultimate cookbook for anyone who wants to feed their family delicious treats use natural ingredients. Bianca's passion is to recreate traditional desserts, treats, snacks and sweets to suit her wholefood ways, minimising processed ingredients, maximising raw ingredients and avoiding refined sugar, gluten and dairy. The 100 recipes in this book, accompanied by delectable photographs, cater for all kinds of food intolerance and include low fodmap.

In the Kitchen: The New Bible of Home Cooking by Michele Curtis and Allan Campion is an updated version of the beloved original 2008 cookbook of the same name. Across 17 chapters are more than 700 recipes (plus more than 400 recipe variations), offering cooks a definitive guide to meals for every occasion and a fresh look at everyday favourites. This new edition includes some sugar-free and gluten-free recipes, quinoa and kale, and a chapter dedicated to basics. 

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New Zealand

The Kitchen Science Cookbook by Michelle Dickinson is a recipe book with a twist. Each recipe is a science experiment you and your family can do at home, using only easy-to-find ingredients. If you can follow a recipe, you can explore science. Each of the 50 fun and educational experiments is presented in an easy-to-follow recipe format that anyone can do and many of them are edible and delicious. This book is specifically created to make science easy and fun to explore at home as a family. You don't need any qualifications to be scientific, or even to have been good at 'science' at school. Science is not just a subject, it's all around us - all you need is curiosity and a willingness to try things.

Belgium
Ham: Stories and Recipes With the Best Hams of Europe by Stefaan Daeninck explores the world-renowned European ham culture; a fascinating journey from the Spanish Pata Negra to the French Jambon de Bayonne and from the Italian Prosciutto di Parma to the German Schwarzwaldschinken and the Flemish Gandaham. Stefaan Daeninck tells the full story from pig to ham, with meticulous attention to the specific production and maturation processes, as well as the differences in smell, texture, appearance and taste. What's more, he provides the reader with several delicious recipes, specifically tailored to each kind of ham. This title will be released in the US in September. 

 

 

March 2018 - Cookbook Roundup

Are you ready for another fantastic year of cookbook releases? Surrender and order additional bookcases because 2018 is gearing up to be just as exciting, if not more so, than 2017. My preview-palooza post contains a breakdown by month of cookbook titles and is updated frequently.

Please make sure you have entered all our giveaways, there are some exciting promotions coming up for great cookbooks and products such as:  Stargazer cast iron, Ruffoni, Emile Henry, Mauviel, Le Creuset, Anolon and Nordic Ware and I'm working on many more. What is better than a cookbook giveaway? A cookbook and cookware giveaway!

Have you joined our cookbook clubs? Read our latest summary and come have fun with us cooking and baking! 

We launched our EYB Book Preview and EYB Recipe Preview on Friday. Find out more information on this new exciting feature here. Look for links to books this month that have EYB Book Preview.

Every Sunday I compile a post of Kindle cookbook deals be sure to check those out for bargains! 

Now let's talk about this month. Over 100 titles are featured here today. Check the blog frequently as promotions are planned for most of these titles and be sure to follow us on social media (buttons on right lower side bar on the home page). If you would like to order any of these titles using our affiliate links (right beneath the social media buttons) you will help to support EYB and our indexing efforts. Each author that has events scheduled has a link at the end of the book blurb. I am loving the spirit of the books that are being released - gatherings, family, friends, community and experiencing the cuisines of cities and countries around the world.

US

Bake from Scratch: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker edited by Brian Hart Hoffman is the second compilation book featuring all the glorious recipes from issues of the very popular magazine, Bake from Scratch, which is indexed for our members. The first compilation volume is also indexed and even though the recipes are in the magazines, I am someone who must have the magazines each month as well as needing to own the gorgeous cookbooks. Each magazine has enough recipes to qualify for a cookbook in itself and everything I have made from these titles has been spot on perfect. Planned events.

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel by Alon Shaya is no ordinary cookbook. It is part memoir detailing the chef's culinary growth, the foundation of which is based in his heritage and worldwide experiences. Sharing more than one hundred recipes that range from Roasted chicken with harissa, Marinated soft cheese with herbs and spices; Buttermilk biscuits; to Whole roasted cauliflower with whipped feta. This book is greatness in every sense of the word - the writing, photographs, recipes - it will surely be an award winner. Enter our giveaway and read more about this book on our promotion. Planned events.

Wild Honey and Rye: Modern Polish Recipes by Ren Behan was released last year in the UK and is being released in the US this month. For more information, please see our promotion and giveaway post. I love this book!

A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine is being released in the US and UK this month. This gorgeous book takes readers to Venice to share in cooking traditional Venetian dishes as well as the author's take on classics. The stunning photography and beautiful storytelling will bring this lovely city to life. With 100 irresistible recipes, 150 photos, and evocative essays, this title is a love letter to this storied city that will bring the beauty of its cuisine into our kitchens. I am in love with this title. Recipes range from delicate baked goods to Pheasant and radicchio lasagna. Planned events.

Risotto and Beyond: 100 Authentic Italian Rice Recipes for Antipasti, Soups, Salads, Risotti, One-Dish Meals, and Desserts by John Coletta, Nancy Ross Ryan and Monica Kass Rogers is the bible to rice cookery. Coletta, famed Chicago chef, shares his expertise on this staple of northern Italy. These 100 authentic dishes bring the full range of Italian rice cooking into the home kitchen, from familiar dishes such as arancini, crochettes, risotti, and rice pudding to more unusual offerings such as rice salads, soups, fritters, bracioli, and gelatos. This book is another stunner and we are working on coupling our promotion for this book with an equally stunning Ruffoni risotto set.

How to Taste: The Curious Cook's Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond--with Recipes by Becky Selengut outlines the underlying principles of taste, and then takes a deep dive into salt, acid, bitter, sweet, fat, umami, bite (heat), aromatics, and texture. You'll find out how temperature impacts your enjoyment of the dishes you make as does color, alcohol, and more. The handbook goes beyond telling home cooks what ingredients go well together or explaining cooking ratios. You'll learn how to adjust a dish that's too salty or too acidic and how to determine when something might be lacking. It also includes recipes and simple kitchen experiments that illustrate the importance of salt in a dish, or identifies whether you're a "supertaster" or not. Each recipe and experiment highlights the chapter's main lesson. Planned events.

Vegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron Stauch is brilliant. In the years the author spent living and cooking in Vietnam, Cameron learned about a tradition of vegetarian Vietnamese cuisine that is light and full of flavor. Based on recipes devised over centuries by Mahayana Buddhist monks, the dishes in this debut title make use of the full arsenal of Vietnamese herbs and sauces to make tofu, mushrooms, and vegetables burst with flavor like never before. With a lavishly illustrated glossary that helps you recognize the mushrooms, noodles, fruits, and vegetables that make up the vegetarian Vietnamese pantry, this cookbook will unlock an entire universe of flavor to people who want healthy, tasty, and sustainable food. Cameron is a delight to speak with and I wish I could get to one of his talks to listen to his culinary stories from the various corners of the world in which he has lived. Read more about this title in our promotion and enter to win a copy. Planned events.

The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes by James Briscione and Brooke Parkhurst is an intriguing title that will have you rethinking your approach to cooking. With color charts, the authors combined experience and knowledge, this is a book that take your culinary exploration to the next level. Planned events.

Ultimate Pound Cakes: Classic Recipe Collection by Phyllis Hoffman shares over 85 recipes that will give you a treasure trove to choose from for years to come. Holidays, special occasions, or weeknight suppers, these test-kitchen approved, home-baked cakes are always a welcome surprise for family and friends. They also make fabulous gifts. Hoffman Media has set the standard for periodicals that defy the odds during a tumultous time for magazines and the link - they continue to bring it. This cookbook follows that course set by Bake from Scratch - inspirational with beautiful photographs.

If you want to take a food tour of Austin from your own kitchen, Paula Forbes' The Austin Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from Deep in the Heart of Texas is your ticket. Everything bagel kolache - that's all you need to know - it just gets better from there. Paula's book and selection of recipes will ignite a spark to get thee to Austin pronto. Planned events.

The Taartwork Pies Cookbook: Grandmother's Recipe, Granddaughter's Remix by Brittany Bennett delivers innovative flavor combinations for both sweet and savory pies all while creating works of art. Pie art is all the rage right now and this book delivers with stunning photography and crave-worthy pie offerings. A peek at her website will give you an idea of the level of creativeness that lies within these pages and our EYB Book Preview will let you look inside this book. 

The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking by Tatyana Nesteruk is a stunner from the blogger who brings Ukrainian, Russian and Eastern European recipes, which were passed down from her parents, alongside her own recipes inspired by the Italian, French and Asian cuisines. In her debut cookbook she celebrates European baking with a gorgeous selection of cakes. Planned events.

First We Eat: Good Food for Simple Gatherings from My Pacific Northwest Kitchen by Eva Kosmas Flores is the popular blogger's second cookbook that is even more breathtakingly inspirational. Her first title, Adventures in Chicken, shares a selection of recipes that will revamp your chicken for dinner routine. But here in First We Eat, Eva has found her stride with a book that delivers not only gorgeous recipes and photographs but a stronger reflection of her life in the Pacific Northwest with seasonal recipes taken from one year in her kitchen. Eva is also a partner in First We Eat, a series of food based travel workshops around the world. Be sure to check out Eva's book in our EYB Book Preview.

The One-Bottle Cocktail: More than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit by Maggie Hoffman is organized by spirit - vodka, gin, agave spirits, rum, brandy, and whiskey - each chapter offers fresh, eye-opening cocktails like the Garden Gnome (vodka, green tomato, basil, and lime), Night of the Hunter (gin, figs, thyme, and grapefruit soda), and the Bluest Chai (rye whiskey, chai tea, and balsamic vinegar).

Bring It!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining by Ali Rosen is the book all entertainers need for any time of year. We are often asked to bring a dish to share at potlucks or family gatherings and Ali has the answer to "what can I bring?". This title is one of our options in our Eat Your Books Cookbook Club for June. Ali got her start in food very young, cooking beside her grandmother and shadowing along at restaurants in Charleston, SC, where she grew up. Now living in New York City, she is is continuing her exploration in cooking via the potluck route and what a great reminder on how we can entertain with less stress - by getting everyone involved. Planned events.

Feasting: A New Take on Jewish Cooking by Amanda Ruben delivers a new take on the Jewish feast with modern, interesting recipes for any gathering. The Melbourne restaurateur offers up a range of delicious Jewish staples and new recipes to enjoy any day and shares a special Jewish holiday section as well. Very approachable recipes and menus that anyone can appreciate and master are shared here.

The L.A. Cookbook: Recipes from the Best Restaurants, Bakeries, and Bars in Los Angeles by Alison Clare Steingold shares 100 collected and curated recipes from the most talked-about kitchens in LA, many available for the very first time. Just as Austin, above, takes the reader into the heart of that city's food scene, this title immerses us in the varied and fascinating cuisine of Los Angeles.

Souk: Feasting at the Mezze Table by Nadia Zerouali and Merijn Tol is an invitation to gather around the table and enjoy the beautiful food of Lebanon. Feast on the varied recipes and take in the stunning photography while you delve into personal stories and reminiscences of the authors. Eating in the mezze style is all about the conversations - the experience of enjoying the friends and family around you.

Tasting Paris: 100 Recipes to Eat Like a Local by Clotilde Dusoulier is a captivating culinary tour of this favorite food destination featuring recipes that span iconic bistro and brasserie fare as well as newer dishes that reflect the way Parisians eat today. I love Clotilde's work and am anxious to see this title. Clotilde is one of the authors that we have a complete recipe index for.

Simply Citrus by Marie Asselin is a beautifully photographed book that contains 60 recipes using a variety of fresh citrus fruits, including lemons, pomelos, oranges, limes, mandarins, kumquats, grapefruit, and citrus products such as yuzu juice, orange blossom honey, and preserved lemons. Marie's EYB Book Preview is available. 

Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Spicy, Crunchy, Vegan by Chloe Coscarelli showcases new approaches to veganism with dishes like Maple bacon Benedict, Hawaiian teriyaki-pineapple burger, and Cajun jambalaya with scallion biscuits. These dishes are playful, colorful, and supremely tasty. Best of all, she's made them as fast and as easy as possible because that's exactly how she likes to cook. Vegans will delight in Chloe's creativity.

The Perfect Cake: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Classic, Unique, and Modern Cakes for Any Occasion by The Editors at America's Test Kitchen offers a comprehensive collection of recipes for any cake you can imagine from better-than-the-rest yellow cake layers for birthday parties to fanciful creations and elegant holiday desserts. Here you will find the perfect recipe in this definitive guide to cake baking opening with a valuable chapter of mix-and-match layer cakes, frostings, and fillings, allowing anyone to find just the combination they're looking for. The following chapters traverse a range of styles, touching on easy crowd-pleasers, sky-high stunners, American classics, holiday cakes, charming minature cakes, and more.

Food52 Any Night Grilling: 60 Ways to Fire Up Dinner (and More) by Paula Disbrowe coaches you through the fundamentals of cooking over fire so the simple pleasure of a freshly grilled meal can be enjoyed any night of the week - no long marinades or low-and-slow cook times here. This book goes way beyond your standard burgers and brats,

Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail: Upland Birds and Small Game from Field to Feast by Hank Shaw covers a range of small game animals such as rabbits, hares and squirrels. You'll find detailed information on how best to treat these various species in the kitchen, how to select them in the market, as well as how to pluck, clean and hang wild birds.

Andrea Fazzari is a Tokyo based photographer and writer who specializes in portraiture, travel, and the culinary world. In her stunning book, Tokyo New Wave: 31 Chefs Defining Japan's Next Generation, with Recipes showcases the new talent of Tokyo's vibrant food scene brilliantly. Profiles of 31 chefs are featured along with portraits, interviews and recipes. The photography is outstanding and is the heart of this title along with city scenes. The soul lies in the interviews and recipes that deliver a glimpse into Tokyo and those who are shaping the future of one of the world's most dynamic food cities. Read more about this book in our promotion and enter our contest to win a copy.

The Pretty Dish: More than 150 Everyday Recipes and 50 Beauty DIYs to Nourish Your Body Inside and Out by Jessica Merchant shares 150 brand-new recipes, party ideas and menus, killer playlists, and inventive beauty projects from the How Sweet Eats blogger. Planned events.

Bars, Taverns, and Dives New Yorkers Love: Where to Go, What to Drink by John Tebeau is filled with charming original illustrations, celebrating fifty of the Big Apple's storied taverns, legendary dives, and bars and the drink recipes that will inspire you to become a regular. For cocktail enthusiasts and those seeking the most real New York watering holes, this is a comprehensive guide to the city's legendary bars, taverns, and dives across all five boroughs, featuring stories, insider tips, and delicious cocktail recipes.

The Perfect Scoop, Revised and Updated: 200 Recipes for Ice Creams, Sorbets, Gelatos, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz is a revised and updated edition of the best-selling ice cream book, featuring a dozen new recipes, a fresh design, and all-new photography. This comprehensive collection of homemade ice creams, sorbets, gelatos, granitas, and accompaniments from New York Times best-selling cookbook author and blogger David Lebovitz emphasizes classic and sophisticated flavors alongside a bountiful helping of personality and proven technique.

Dinner's in the Oven: Simple One-Pan Meals by Rukmini Iyer is a comprehensive guide to creating tasty and quick one pan meals for any time or day of the week. With 75 satisfying one pan meals, there is something for all your friends and family to enjoy.

Crusts: The Ultimate Baker's Book by Barbara Elisi Caracciolo shares more than 300 recipes from expert and artisan bakers, covering breads, croissants, flatbreads, pizzas, and pies. From loaves to pastries, pizza to pie, this title covers it all! Between its elegantly designed covers, you'll discover: 300+ recipes from artisan bakers around the world; gluten-free, Paleo, vegetarian, and vegan recipes; complete how-to sections on making your own dough, bread, and pizzas with easy-to-follow instructions; helpful tips and techniques from expert bakers and chefs; culinary histories behind your favorite loaves and pastries; an illustrated catalog of more than 100 grains from around the world and throughout time.

Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South by Von Diaz is a recipe-packed memoir of growing up Latina in the Deep South. The stories center on the women in Diaz's family who have used food to nourish and care for one another. Inspired by her grandmother's 1962 copy of Cocina Criolla (the Puerto Rican equivalent of the Joy of Cooking) Diaz celebrates traditional recipes while fusing them with her own family history and a contemporary southern flair.

For the Love of the South: Recipes and Stories from My Southern Kitchen by Amber Wilson shares 100 delectable, accessible, and easy-to-make recipes for Southern classics, and mixes them with delightful family anecdotes, which convey the popular blogger's love and respect for her roots.

Flatbread: Toppings, Dips, and Drizzles
by Anni Daulter takes a fresh approach to serving these staples with a collection of recipes, including various types of flatbreads, that tempt the taste buds with dips, drizzles, and creative toppings to make appetizers, main courses, and desserts.

Kevin Belton's New Orleans Kitchen by Kevin Belton and Rhonda K. Findley is the chef instructor's third title featuring recipes based on Creole NOLA cuisine. An EYB Book Preview is available for this book and we will be sharing a full promotion soon.

Julep: Southern Cocktails Refashioned by Alba Huerta and Marah Stets is a tribute to the spirits and drinking traditions of the South through a leading barwoman's glass, with 80 recipes and 80 photos.

Jerky: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Preserving and Cooking Dried Meaty Goods by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller is a beautifully photographed cookbook dedicated to homemade jerky from the founders of San Francisco's Fatted Calf Charcuterie, with 40 easy-to-follow recipes perfect for home canners and preservers; hunters; followers of a paleo, keto, or high-protein diet; fans of dehydrators; or anyone looking to explore the centuries-old craft of drying meat.

OJAS: Modern Recipes and Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Ayurveda by Kehar Nira adapts the 5,000-year-old practice for the contemporary home, offering a thorough introduction to the Ayurveda lifestyle and 75-plus recipes organized by the Ayurvedic calendar.

The Beer Pantry: Cooking at the Intersection of Craft Beer and Great Food by Adam Dulye and Michael Harlan Turkell shares 75 recipes that will elevate the food you eat with your craft beer from "pub grub" to chef-driven beer cuisine. Learn about the six distinct flavor profiles of craft beer (Crisp & Clean, Hoppy & Bitter, Malty & Sweet, Rich & Roasty, Fruity & Spicy, and Sour, Tart, & Funky), and how to marry each of them with food. Complete with beer recommendations that come with each recipe, this book is a treasure trove of ingeniously simple beer-inspired cuisine.

Pepper: From Around the World: Stories & Recipes by Erwann de Kerros and Bénédicte Bortoli introduces the vast varieties of pepper, showing how the origins and quality of the pepper we use directly affect the enjoyment of our food. Featuring more than 50 flavorful varieties, including white and black Penja peppercorns, the Tellicherry, the Batak berry, and more, the book depicts the unique colors and shapes of different berries and peppercorns in beautiful detail, alongside flavor profiles, suggestions for uses, and botanical analysis. Stunning photographs depict de Kerros's adventures sourcing pepper from Nepal, Cameroon, Indonesia, and Ethiopia, and acclaimed French chefs Didier Edon and Olivier Arlot contribute more than 40 recipes, all employing pepper. With more than 200 photographs and botanical drawings, this is the definitive guide to one of the most significant spices.

Parties Around a Punch Bowl by Kimberly Whitman introduces the lively, rich history of the punch bowl, from India to England & Europe to the American South and beyond. There are a dozen festive party ideas organized around a punch bowl: an Easter Egg Hunt, a classic Blue and White Party, a Bar Cart Party, a Fall Gathering, a Holiday Breakfast Coffee, and more. Recipes for both alcoholic and nonalcoholic punches, plus recipes for what to serve with it are the center of each celebration. Kimberly's expert hostess tips are scattered throughout. A variety of punch bowls, bases, and glasses featured in the book will send readers out shopping for their own special style.

Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion by Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation. Helpful advice includes tips on portioning, picking surfaces and vessels, pairing complementary textures and flavors, plus a handy chart featuring board suggestions for a variety of occasions (from holiday parties to baby showers).

Short Stack Vol 32: Yogurt by Molly Yeh pushes past the parfaits and breakfast bowls to show yogurt's ability to enhance everything from bread (see the yogurt pita recipe) to pasta (in a delicious take on mac and cheese) to pastries (hello, blueberry-labne scones).

Saladish: A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables by Ilene Rosen teaches us the author's way of cooking the saladish way. It starts with an unexpectedly wide range of ingredients, such as Japanese eggplants, broccoli rabe, shirataki noodles, Bosc pears, and chrysanthemum leaves. It emphasizes contrasting textures-toothsome, fluffy, crunchy, crispy, hefty. And marries contrasting flavors - rich, sharp, sweet, and salty. Toss all together and voilà: an irresistible symphony that's at once healthy and utterly delicious.

The All-New Fresh Food Fast: 200+ Incredibly Flavorful 5-Ingredient 15-Minute Recipes
by the Editors of Cooking Light offers 200 brand-new recipes using 5 ingredients or less, in 15 minutes or less - or both. It is jam-packed with fresh, easy-to-make recipes that are guaranteed to get dinner on the table faster. Every food category is covered, from breakfast, soups, main-dish salads, and sandwiches to fish and shellfish, meats and poultry as well as sides and desserts.

Wild Bread: Sourdough Reinvented by MaryJane Butters completely reinvents the concept of healthier-for-you, naturally fermented sourdough. Until now, sourdough was perceived as too much work and sour-tasting, artisan-style-only loaves. In Wild Bread, her quick and easy 1 minute 2x/day technique demonstrates the use of eight different types of flours for each bread featured--everything from gluten-free brown-rice flour to quinoa to common white to heirloom whole wheat - for a whopping 295 recipes and 475 photographs.

Super Loaves and Simple Treats: Modern Baking for Healthier Living by Melissa Sharp reveals the secrets behind their positively-good-for-you breads, buns, cakes, cookies, and more from the owner of Oxford's hit bake shop Modern Baker. This book is a reprint of her Modern Baker title issue last year. 

Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita by Giada De Laurentiis s a lavish exploration of her food roots and the lifestyle traditions that define la bella vita, with the contemporary California twist that has made her America's most beloved Italian chef. This may be my favorite title in her colllection. Planned events.

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Canada

Bakeland: Nordic Treats Inspired by Nature by Marit Hovland is stunning, inspiring and all those over-used words that we all over-use. Marit is a Norse graphic designer, baker, and photographer behind the popular Instagram account and blog Borrow My Eyes. Bakeland is a remarkably innovative homage to the beauty of the world around us that will delight lovers of baking, crafting, nature, and all things Scandinavian. There are fifty desserts and 140 mind blowing photographs. You can take a peek at the book using our new EYB Book Preview feature.

Canadian Living: Essential Mediterranean Flavours by Canadian Living shares a collection of more than 90 favourite Tested-Till-Perfect recipes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and tailored to Canadian families. In this compact, budget-friendly edition, there are soups and salads, appetizers and mains, pasta and rice recipes - plus desserts. The recipes include easy weeknight friendly meals and elegant dishes for entertaining, along with fundamentals such as homemade pasta that let home cooks develop their own specialties.

Canadian Living: Essential Easy Cottage Cooking by Canadian Living shares the best cottage meals that are relaxed, unfussy and easy to prepare quickly. Cottagers tell us they want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors, while still serving tasty and healthful dishes. As in the title directly above, 90 recipes have been Tested-Till-Perfect.

Sweet Bake Shop: Delightful Desserts for the Sweetest of Occasions by Tessa Sam features over 75 whimsical and enchanting treats and desserts perfect for every day and special celebrations. Included are reliable, delicious, and easy-to-make recipes to create dreamy cakes and cupcakes.

UK

A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine is being released in the US and UK this month. This gorgeous book takes readers to Venice to share in cooking traditional Venetian dishes as well as the author's take on classics. The stunning photography and beautiful storytelling will bring this lovely city to life. With 100 irresistible recipes, 150 photos, and evocative essays, this title is a love letter to this storied city that will bring the beauty of its cuisine into our kitchens. I am in love with this title. Recipes range from delicate baked goods to Pheasant and radicchio lasagna. Planned events.


The Natural Baker: A New Way to Bake Using the Best Natural Ingredients by Henrietta Inman combines the author's core ingredients of wholegrain flours, less-refined sweeteners and good fats with what she calls her magic ingredients - those extra, natural, wholesome ingredients which transform her recipes and make them shine. Using incredible fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, spices, flower waters, nuts and seeds, she creates delicious, unique bakes that will make you smile. As a trained pastry chef, Henrietta balances the flavour, quality and texture of classic pâtisserie with the natural goodness of simple wholefoods, with outstanding results. These 80 easy-to-follow sweet and savoury recipes take in every occasion from breakfast right through to supper and dessert, with plenty of joyous cakes, breads, brownies and biscuits along the way.

Robata: Healthy Japanese Home Grilling by Silla Bjerrum is one of the first to cover robata cooking. Robata means 'fireside cooking' and takes its name from a type of charcoal grill commonly used in Japan to cook skewered morsels of fish, shellfish, meat and seasonal vegetables. This book contains 80 recipes ranging from nibbles to meat, fish and vegetarian main courses to pickles and desserts. The author is a robata expert and has authored Simply Japanese. In this accessible book, she offers recipes to make at home, as well as an educational element covering sourcing, preparation, tools and instructions for grilling robata on a traditional BBQ. There is also a DIY guide to building your own authentic Japanese robata.

Feasts from the Middle East by Libanais Comptoir is a celebration of authentic Middle Eastern food packed with over 100 deliciously fresh, fragrant and flavourful dishes, inspired by the souks of Lebanon. Whether you're after breakfast with a twist, a quick-fix lunch, or a sumptuous spread fit for a gathering of your loved ones, this title is packed with vibrant food photography throughout and recipes you can easily make, eat and share in your own kitchen, lovingly created by Tony Kitous, founder of the Comptoir Libanais restaurants, and the Comptoir chefs.

The Brick Lane Cookbook by Dina Begum captures London at its multifaceted, chaotic, crazy best. Brick Lane is a street in east London and is the heart of the city's Bangladeshi-Sylheti community and is famous for its many curry houses. The author has been visiting Brick Lane since childhood. Here, she celebrates the diverse food cultures of Brick Lane: from the homestyle curries she grew up eating to her luscious and indulgent bakes inspired by the many cafes, from Chinese-style burgers to classic Buffalo wings, from smoothie bowls to raw coffee brownies. Contributors include street food traders and restaurants including Beigel Shop, Blanchette, Chez Elles, St Sugar of London, Cafe 1001 and Moo Cantina.

The Missing Ingredient: The Curious Role of Time in Food and its Flavour by Jenny Linford is about what makes good food, and the first book to consider the intrinsic yet often forgotten role of time in creating the flavours and textures we love. Written through a series of encounters with ingredients, producers, cooks, shopkeepers and chefs, exploring everything from the brief period in which sugar caramelises, or the days required in the crucial process of fermentation, to the months of slow ripening and close attention that make a great cheddar, or the years needed for certain wines to reach their peak, the author shows how, time and again, time itself is the invisible ingredient. From the patience and dedication of many food producers in fields and storehouses around the world to the rapid reactions required of any home cook at the hob, this book allows us to better understand our culinary lives.

In Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking, Russell Norman returns to Venice to immerse himself in the authentic flavours of the Veneto and the culinary traditions of the city. His rustic kitchen - in the residential quarter of the city where washing hangs across the narrow streets and neighbours don't bother to lock their doors - provides the perfect backdrop for this adventure, and for the 130 Italian family recipes showcasing the simple but exquisite flavours of Venice. Two of my favorite titles, Polpo and Spuntino, were written by Norman, the latter was the subject of a Friday Flashback feature last year. This title is being released in the UK this month and coming to the US in September.

Nadia and Kaye Disaster Chef: Simple Recipes for Cooks Who Can't by Nadia Sawalha and Kaye Adams is inspired by the duo's hit YouTube series, which was borne out of MasterChef-winner Nadia's frustration with her best friend Kaye's kitchen mishaps. This is a recipe book for the culinary-challenged who want to be able to dish up delicious grub fast and with no hassle. Nadia shows Kaye how to cook family meals such as paella, chowder, and meatballs. Follow her simple steps for yourself and you can sit down on Sunday to a perfect roast dinner, or whip up a pavlova or Victoria sponge for friends and family. Each recipe comes with a cast-iron guarantee: "If Kaye can cook it, you can cook it".

15 Minute Vegan Comfort Food: Simple & Satisfying Vegan Recipes by Katy Beskow is a follow up to her debut title, 15 Minute Vegan. Here she explores how a mindful cooking process is as comforting as the final dish, even when you have just 15 minutes to spare, and offers 100 recipes across five chapters: comfort classics (chocolate chilli, moussaka bowls); sides & bites (corn fritters, speedy samosas); social sharing (mushroom bourguignon, garden biryani); solo recipes (spicy falafel burger, cashew chow mein); and sweet comforts (cherry pot pies, jam sponge pudding).

Breakfast is Served by Mitchell Beazley is a lovely book filled with a variety of breakfast and brunch items from all over the world. Enjoy Bibingka, a little cake from the Philippines or Ful medames from Egypt, a dish made from fava beans or Pumpkin tarts from Canada - this book will guide you around the globe. This title would be a great hostess gift and would be perfect to use for a global brunch party.

National Trust Classic British Cooking by Sarah Edington is a collection of Britain's very best national and regional dishes. With over 300 recipes, it includes both timeless favourites and forgotten gems. It covers everything from soups and fish dishes to sauces and sides, from vegetable and meat courses to puddings, breads and jams.

Open Sandwiches: 70 Smørrebrød Ideas for Morning, Noon and Night by Trine Hahnemann covers everyone's favorite Danish food: smørrebrød. There are so many variations on the classic open sandwich, with ideas for every season and every taste. We all know about pickled herring and smoked salmon on a slice of dark, dense rye bread, but Trine introduces us to lots more fresh, seasonal creations, as well as ideas for making use of leftovers like roast chicken, and refreshing sweet recipes such as simple sliced fruit on homemade seeded bread. This title will be released in the US in July.

The Lazy Weekend Cookbook: Relaxed Brunches, Lunches, Roasts and Sweet Treats by Matt Williamson provides recipes ideal for any occasion - whether it is a lazy breakfast in bed, a healthy brunch, a leisurely roast dinner, or a quick Sunday supper. The book includes chapters on Breakfast, Brunch, Long Lunches, Roasts, Barbecue, Picnics, Easy Dinner Parties, and Bakes.

Prawn on the Lawn: Fish and Seafood to Share by Rick & Katie Toogood is a modern collection of quick, fresh, healthy, and delicious fish and seafood recipes. The recipes are split into an enticing selection of cold and hot tapas, larger plates, sides, desserts, and cocktails. From their signature prawn on the lawn dish to succulent scallop ceviche, beetroot-cured salmon, or razor clams with nam jim, to crab ratatouille - it's all delicious and guaranteed to be a hit. Enter our promotion for a chance to win a copy of this title, open to our members in the UK. 

Plants Taste Better: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes, From Root to Fruit
by Richard Buckley is a series of practical examples for cooking plants carefully and with skill at home, taking into consideration the raw ingredient itself, the craft traditions that surround it and the culinary principles of fine cookery. It is not necessary to cook every recipe or to cook every part of every plate of food, but he hopes the idea that plants can be cooked with grace will permeate through everything you produce and will influence the way that you look at plants from that point onwards.

The Occasional Vegan by Sarah Philpott contains 70 simple, affordable and delicious recipes, which will appeal whether you are a newcomer or a long-time vegan, keeping you well-fed and healthy. Sarah Philpott's recipes are accompanied by the story of her journey to becoming a vegan.

Well Seasoned: Exploring, Cooking and Eating with the Seasons by Russell Brown and Jonathan Haley is a complete guide to seasonal living with fantastic recipes that make the most of Britain's seasonal ingredients every month of the year. Dive for scallops, fish for mackerel, and hunt for mushrooms - and learn how to cook them. Structured month by month, this title features the finest and freshest natural ingredients that are available throughout the year and how to make the most of them. Perfect for anyone interested in living a holistic, seasonal life.

Cheese & Dairy: River Cottage Handbook No.16 by Steven Lamb is a thorough, accessible guide, where the key ingredient is milk. Lamb shows you exactly what to do to take it from its liquid form to a wide range of dairy products, from clotted cream to a washed-rind cheese. There are also plenty of gorgeous recipes that make the most of cheese and other dairy goods - as you'd hope, they involve such pleasures as dunking carbs into a pot of melty cheese; biting down on a delicate cheese wafer; or whipping up the best ever cheesecake. With an introduction by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and plenty of helpful photographs, this book is the indispensable guide to crafting and enjoying cheese and other dairy products.

River Cottage Baby and Toddler Cookbook by Nikki Duffy is a book about feeding children, but these recipes are for adults too. Nikki doesn't think there should be any sharp distinctions between `baby food', `children's food' and `grown-up food'. It's a spectrum the whole family can be on, the food each person eats becoming a little more sophisticated and seasoned as they mature.

Low Carb Express: Cut the Carbs with 130 Deliciously Healthy Recipes
by Annie Bell offers a speedy update to this diet, revolving around fresh seasonal ingredients. Every recipe lists the carbohydrate and protein values and can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts: 60 Unique Collections to Ice at Home
 by Biscuiteers is a beautiful book that shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home. Bake a wreath for your door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding. Whatever you're celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment.

ScandiKitchen Summer: Simply Delicious Food for Lighter, Warmer Days by Brontë Aurell, owner of the popular ScandiKitchen Café, brings her famous flair to over 65 traditional Scandinavian recipes which perfectly capture the joy of summer eating. Vibrant recipes, beautiful photographs and tempting recipes will make this book a go-to this summer. 

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Ireland

 

Karl Henry's Healthy Living Handbook: Ireland's Favourite Trainer Helps You to Lose Weight, Get Fit and Stay Well by Karl Henry is an encouraging, practical, affordable and sustainable plan that will help you achieve lasting changes in your well-being.

Brian McDermott's Donegal Table: Delicious Everyday Cooking by Brian McDermott is being released in Ireland this month. McDermott has built a national reputation as a chef on one simple belief - that tasty, healthy food based around traditional recipes and local produce is something every family can make and enjoy. As one of twelve children growing up in Burt in County Donegal, the focal point of the family was always his mother's kitchen table, and that childhood memory of the family coming together and connecting over her home cooking continues to inspire Brian as he shares his own passion for food with others. Whether it's cooking freshly-caught mussels for the fishermen at Greencastle pier or sharing his skills with others at his cookery school, Brian loves to celebrate the best of his home county's warmth and traditions.

Australia

Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb: Baked Sweets that Taste of Nature by Hayley McKee celebrates the use of vegetables, edible flowers and herbs in her incredible baked desserts. This title includes recipes such as Spiced parsnip and willow blossom cake; Sweet pea and green tea cake; and Hibiscus brownies and lemon. Broken into five chapters: Real Baking Know-how; Vegetables in Baked Desserts; Herbs in Baked Desserts and Edible Flowers, each section includes a handy flavor wheel and gardening tips and tricks. It is a beautiful book being released in the US, UK and AU.

Little Korea: Iconic Dishes and Cult Recipes by Billy Law contains the most popular Korean dishes eaten everyday on the streets and in homes across the nation. No kitchen gadgetry or trickery is required - this is food with a singular mission: to deliver maximum flavour and texture in a simple way. Billy Law's books are always immediately ordered - they are innovative and fun. This title will be released in July in the US.

New Zealand

ESSENTIAL Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion by Annabel Langbein will be released on March 19th - look for our full promotion on that date. Annabel's books are always workhorses in the kitchen and also boast lovely photographs. Annabel shares, "In this book I have sought to bring you the best of everything I know and love from the sweet kitchen," says Annabel. "I don't have time for fancy techniques, hard-to-find ingredients or longwinded procedures. On these pages you'll find classic recipes made simpler, indulgent recipes tweaked to be lighter and healthier, and loads of exciting brand-new recipes, plus an encyclopaedia of tips and tricks that I've gathered over the years." A promotion is coming soon. Planned events. Be sure to enter our giveaway to win a copy of this book. 



South Africa

Île de Païn : Anytime by Liezie Mulder takes us through a day in the life of the author's iconic Knysna restaurant, île de paÏn. For every time of day, and every craving in between, there is a meal to nourish, delight, energise and celebrate the craft of good cooking. For Liezie, all the world's a feast - her dishes are inspired by places she's travelled to, her childhood and family heritage, whether it's Bali or Israel or America and beyond. She tells the stories and meticulously guides us through making a range of recipes that, most importantly, always respect the ingredients.  Quivertree does beautiful books and we will be featuring more of their titles. 

 

February Cookbook Roundup

We are two months into 2018 and already I'm excited about the cookbooks that will be published this year. My 2018 Preview Post is updated frequently and I predict this will be another amazing year for cookbooks.

February marks the ushering in of the Spring cookbook season in the northern hemisphere, with a mix of titles that focus on health, special diets as well as restaurant and celebrity chef books. As always, the monthly roundup shares new major releases from around the world. At the end of each country, I am including a listing of titles that may have been released elsewhere and are now available this month in that region as well as books that may be of interest to certain members but that I have not been able to review as of yet. 

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US

I am incredibly excited for the release of Between Harlem and Heaven: Afro-Asian-American Cooking for Big Nights, Weeknights, and Every Day by Alexander Smalls and JJ Johnson. Here for the first time over 100 recipes that go beyond just one place and branches far beyond "soul food" to explore the melding of Asian, African, and American flavors. The authors' foundation was a collective three decades of traveling the African diaspora, meeting and eating with chefs of color, and researching the wide reach of a truly global cuisine; their inspiration was how African, Asian, and African-American influences criss-crossed cuisines all around the world.

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy leads you on a baking journey, retelling and reinventing food memories using wholesome ingredients. Whole flours, less refined sugar and vegan alternatives make it easier to celebrate those sweet moments. The recipes here are just as tempting as their counterparts but allow us to have control over what we are putting into our body. Jerrelle's photography is stunning as well. Do yourself a favor, buy this book now.

Eating from the Ground Up: Recipes for Enjoying Vegetables All Year Long by Alana Chernila is filled with 100 recipes that showcase the unique flavor and texture of each vegetable. There are dishes that are so fresh and quick that they feel more intuitive than like you're following a recipe. The many tips on selecting, storing, preparing, and enjoying the season's bounty make this book an ideal handbook and celebration in one. Alana does it again, producing a gorgeous book that we will turn to time and again as I do with The Homemade Kitchen and The Homemade Pantry.

Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life by Patricia Heaton is a collection of 100 tasty, simple recipes for unforgettable meals and gatherings from the enormously popular star of the ABC sitcom The Middle and Food Network's Patricia Heaton Parties. Though she may be a Hollywood star today, this down to earth, practical Midwesterner likes to have fun entertaining her loved ones and has never forgotten her roots. For more information, check out my review which shares a review and recipe. 

Daisy Cakes Bakes: Keepsake Recipes for Southern Layer Cakes, Pies, Cookies, and More by Kim Nelson is gorgeous and filled with recipes like Pork rind crusted cheesecake, Chocolate pillows, and Bacon jam filling with bourbon. Daisy Cakes skyrocketed to fame after her appearance on Shark Tank. If you are a baker, you need to check out this book. 

Ultimate Pound Cakes: Classic Recipe Collection by Phyllis Hoffman shares over 85 recipes that will give you a treasure trove to choose from for years to come. Holidays, special occasions, or weeknight suppers, these test-kitchen approved, home-baked cakes are always a welcome surprise for family and friends. This title has the look and feel of the beautiful Bake from Scratch magazines and books

Simply Vibrant: All-Day Vegetarian Recipes for Colorful Plant-Based Cooking by Anya Kassoff shares simple, everyday recipes in the same signature style of her debut cookbook, The Vibrant Table and her popular blog. This book focuses on easy-to-find ingredients and simple preparations. With practicality in mind, discover ways to make cooking easier and go farther: focus on using in-season produce, learn how to use the parts of produce often thrown in the compost, and discover ways to give new life to leftovers.

Paulie's: Classic Italian Cooking in the Heart of Houston's Montrose District by Paul Petronella celebrates twenty years of restaurant success. Here Paul shares his lifetime of experience in independent restaurant life and dozens of delicious but simple recipes. Paul focuses on dishes that provide maximum flavor while being easy to reproduce at home. They include nostalgic delicacies from his childhood, dishes from his travels across Italy, and classic items off the Paulie's menu.

How to Roast Everything: A Game-Changing Guide to Building Flavor in Meat, Vegetables, and More by America's Test Kitchen is a master class in roasting. This collection includes 295 fresh, inventive recipes that guarantee success. Get recipes for quick weeknight-friendly meals, grill roasting, and learn how roasting transforms fruit to make special (and lighter) desserts. One extensive section covers every step of the process - from shopping to carving - and includes 10 essential roasts, including Weeknight roast chicken and Slow-roasted beef.

A Baker's Year: Twelve Months of Baking and Living the Simple Life at the Smoke Signals Bakery by Tara Jensen documents a year in the life of the Instagram bread-baking sensation as she teaches readers how to bake bread and pies, build the perfect fire to cook with, and live a simple, satisfying life. Here, the author, takes readers month-by-month through the seasons at Smoke Signals for porridge and waffles in winter, crusty bread in spring, pies and pizza in the summer, and celebration cakes for end-of-the-year holidays. Along the way, Tara writes about how to live in a more peaceful world, shares stories from her own life, mourns romances lost, and celebrates the promise of a new relationship.

Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Simple Family-Friendly Meals Made Better in Half the Time by Kristy Bernardo, the blogger behind The Wicked Noodle, shares 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. As we all know, the Instant Pot® transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favorite comfort foods on weeknights, not just the weekend. Inspired by her childhood memories gathered around the family dinner table, Kristy's cooking is rooted in tradition with a dash of spice from her global travels and work as a personal chef.

Finding Fire: Cooking at its Most Elemental by Lennox Hastie introduces the curious cook to the possibilities of food when combined with the most basic of cooking techniques, fire. Author Lennox Hastie, of acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor, draws on his international experience to present over 90 recipes that equip readers with the confidence to connect with produce, learn instinct and allow them to take their own journey to master the art of simplicity in cookery over the most natural heat source and ingredient on the planet: fire. This title will be released in the UK in May and was released in Australia last year.

Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics: 101 Recipes to Feed Your Face by Lauren Toyota is a bold collection of more than 100 recipes where comfort food collides with vegan cooking. Crispy crabless cakes, Southern fried cauliflower, and Saved by seitan which is used in multiple recipes such as Philly cheesesteaks are examples of the recipes you will find here in this fun cookbook. Lauren is touring to promote her book.

Chocolate Alchemy: A Bean-To-Bar Primer by Kristen Hard makes creating your own chocolate at home accessible to everyone, whether you are an avid cook or simply a chocolate lover. The book is filled with more than 100 innovative recipes that showcase chocolate's complex flavor, from pink peppercorn ginger truffles and hickory-smoked caramels to chocolate oatmeal cream pies and raw almond bark. Step-by-step photographs guide the home cook, but also allow for experimentation and customization.

Cuban Flavor: Exploring the Island's Unique Places, People, and Cuisine by Liza Gershman celebrates the incredible taste of Cuban cuisine and the sites, color, and energy of Cuban culture. To make this incredible volume, Cynthia Carris Alonso, an acclaimed photographer and the author of Passage to Cuba, her Cuban husband, José Luis Alonso, and veteran food photographer Liza Gershman took to the streets of Cuba, photographing the country and stopping in its best paladars along the way. This visually stunning volume features seventy-five authentic Cuban recipes provided by chefs the authors met during their travels. The author has a special site dedicated to this beautiful book.

Ladurée Tea Time: The Art of Taking Tea by Marie Simon shares mouthwatering photography and beautiful illustrations, the leaves of this chic book are steeped with tea-time menus and more than 60 sweet and savory recipes fit for a queen. Wrapped in tissue and packaged within an elegant gift box, this sumptuous guide reveals the secrets of taking tea the Ladurée way and is topped off with a concise history of tea, a guide to the finest tea varieties, and tips on ultimate tea pairings.

Just Add Sauce: A Revolutionary Guide to Boosting the Flavor of Everything You Cook by the Editors at America's Test Kitchen makes sauce your secret weapon. From dolloping on vegetables to drizzling on steak, simmering up curries, and stir-frying noodles, instantly make everything you cook taste better with hundreds of flavorful, modern sauces paired with easy recipes that put them to use in creative, inspired ways.

Instant Pot Italian: 100 Irresistible Recipes Made Easier Than Ever by Ivy Manning offers 100 delicious, sure-to-please recipes for weeknight cooking and beyond. Recipes take advantage of the Instant Pot's many settings, allowing you to perfectly sauté and simmer a variety of dishes with just the push of a button. Includes other hacks and surprises including set-it-and-forget it recipes for focaccia, quick pickles, no-oven-required cakes and cheesecakes, and even DIY ricotta.

Posh Pancakes: Over 70 Recipes, from Hoppers to Hotcakes from Quadrille brings you over 70 recipes from around the world for this simple, quick meal on a plate. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the dishes include Chinese pancakes with duck and hoisin sauce, spicy Mexican hotcakes with avocado and chilli, classic English pikelets, as well as the quintessential French crêpes Suzette. This title was released last month in the UK. 

The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook: Seasonal. Scenic. Homemade. by Maya Wilson is filled with 75 delicious, family-friendly recipes that are based on the seasonality of Alaska. There's an abundance of wild berries, so summer recipes are full of them, and to get through the cold winters, she includes hearty soups and pot pies. Her recipes are created for busy families like hers. And of course, she incorporates plenty of the seafood Alaska is famous for: halibut poached in Thai curry, a salmon superfood salad, and local recipes like reindeer sausage and moose shepherd's pie.

Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously by Steffi Knowles-Dellner was released in October last year in the UK. This month it makes its debut in the US and is an absolutely stunning book. This fresh cookbook offers genuine insight into how Swedes eat and cook with recipes that fit around the seasons, occasions, times of day, and appetite. Eating and cooking in tune with "lagom" means embracing food that is good for body and soul, unfussy, delicious and sustaining, and all in harmony. There is a time and place for every kind of food, and when everything is in equilibrium, you will be content and satisfied.

Vegan in 7: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes in 7 Ingredients or Fewer by Rita Serano was released late last year and is available now in the US. Here, the author demonstrates how cooking vegan doesn't have to be complicated. She offers nourishing and delicious recipes with not a single fake overprocessed vegan burger in sight. Plus, all her recipes are low-fat and free from refined sugars. With chapters broken into Start, Fast, Fresh, Nourishing, Gather, Sweets and Basics, including recipes for nut milk and vegetable broth if you want to take it a step further. Rita eschews obscure ingredients in favour of natural, seasonal and organic produce. Promotion is coming soon.

Vegan 100: Amazing, Healthy Recipes from Avant Garde Vegan by Gaz Oakley was released last month in the UK and is bold, vibrant and gorgeous. Going vegan was the best decision the author ever made. Gaz, aka Avant-Garde Vegan, was once a meat eater and often didn't feel well. Overnight, he decided to go vegan for the health benefits, for his love of animals and to do his part in looking after the planet. He found that, as a trained chef, it was surprisingly easy to get big tastes and colors into vegan dishes without compromise, and he also noticed an improvement in the way he felt. The emphasis in Gaz's 100 tempting vegan recipes is first and foremost on flavor. We are indexing this title to bring you a promotion soon. 

A Couple Cooks - Pretty Simple Cooking: 100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Make You Fall in Love with Real Food by Sonja and Alex Overhiser, husband-and-wife bloggers and podcasters offer 100 recipes with an emphasis on easy prep, whole foods, and healthy dishes--and getting into the kitchen together. The authors have events scheduled to promote their book.

Chutneys - Adding Spice to Your Life!: Over 50 Traditional South Indian 'Pacchadis' Handed over Generations, Sprinkled with Some Food Memoirs by Aparna Mudiganti Parinam is a compilation of over 50 chutney recipes for handed down through the generations. You will transported to a traditional Andhra kitchen, through tangy recipes and food memoirs. Delve deeper to find out how to prepare the iconic 'Kobbari pacchadi', to make a tasty treat with karela/bitter gourd, whip up spicy dips with ordinary ingredients and make some powdered chutneys. We will be indexing Aparna's book and sharing a giveaway soon.

Other titles of interest released this month in the US include:

CANADA

Pure Charcuterie: The Craft and Poetry of Curing Meats at Home by Meredith Leigh is a practical and artistic look at the techniques for curing meat at home both as a creative hands-on craft and as a fantastic and sustainable way to preserve highly valuable food. This accessible, beautiful, visual guide walks the reader through the process of making charcuterie, including sourcing ingredients, clear explanations of charcuterie technique, creative recipes balancing tradition and invention, and smoking meats and building your own smoker.

Whitewater Cooks More Beautiful Food by Shelley Adams is the long awaited fifth book in the bestselling Whitewater Cooks series and is filled with new recipes to inspire fans and delight newcomers to these fabulous cookbooks. Shelley's innate flair for creating and developing recipes have made her famous for turning home cooks into culinary rock stars.

UK

Cherish: Food to Make for the People you Love by Anne Shooter shares the food that the author cooks for her family - the cookbook that her daughters wanted her to write. Full of love and generosity, the recipes are a delicious array of flavours from the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Jerusalem. They come from Anne's Jewish background and the times her family and friends come together to eat, celebrate and feast. I love Anne's Sesame & Spice and this title was worth the wait it is glorious.

Mildred's the Vegan Cookbook: Bright Food, Bold Flavours by Dan Acevedo is bursting with clever ideas for feasts with family and friends, as well as for delicious, simple everyday meals, bringing punchy flavours, satisfying dishes, a dash of urban cool and a refreshing take on the conventional stereotype of vegan food. Time Out declares that 'Only Lady Luck can get a table at Mildreds. It's one of London's coolest vegetarian restaurants.' And now we can enjoy these dishes at home!

Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want by Ruby Tandoh celebrates the fun and pleasure of food, taking a look at everything from gluttons and gourmets in the movies, to the symbolism of food and sex. She will arm you against the fad diets, food crazes and bad science that can make eating guilt-laden and expensive. Filled with straight-talking, sympathetic advice on everything from mental health to recipe ideas and shopping tips, this is a book that clears away the fog, to help you fall back in love with food.

Doctor's Orders: Over 50 Inventive Cocktails to Cure, Revive & Enliven by Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza delivers classic cocktails and new concoctions to cure whatever ails you along with recipes to create your own syrups, infused spirits and garnishes.

Pasta Reinvented by Caroline Bretherton focuses on healthy alternatives to wheat-based pasta - often gluten-free - and offering recipes for making pasta doughs from scratch, as well as sauces and dishes to enjoy. Eighty protein- and fiber-packed recipes offer you a new generation of dishes to go with the latest evolution of pasta and noodles. It truly is a stunning book. This title is also being released in the US.

Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants by Joe Warwick is the third edition of this best selling restaurant guide. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Afternoon Tea at Bramble Cafe by Mat Follas, BBC Masterchef winner, shares an enticing collection of recipes for the finest bakes and most irresistible pastries. Both British (Metric) and American (Imperial plus US cups) measurements are included in these recipes which include a scrumptious Coffee and walnut cake, White chocolate and strawberry tiffin and individual Jaffa tarts. This is one gorgeous book.

Everyone Loves Tacos by Felipe Fuentes Cruz and Ben Fordham, the clever guys behind authentic Mexican kitchen Benito's Hat, bring you delicious recipes simple enough to cook up a fiesta in your own kitchen. First there is a chapter of Little Cravings (antojitos), perfect as a pre-cursor or accompaniment to a taco feast. This is followed by a delicious selection of breakfast tacos, followed by chicken, pork, beef, fish and vegetarian options. Lastly, discover the bliss of a sweet taco with recipes such as Chocolate ice cream with agave. A chapter on salsas, relishes and sides rounds out this fun title. 

Eat Your Way to a Healthy Heart: Tackle Heart Disease by Changing the Way you Eat, in 50 Recipes and Eat Your Way to Managing Diabetes: Tackle Type-1 and Type-2 Diabetes by Changing the Way You Eat, in 50 Recipes by Dale Pinnock, The Medicinal Chef, are both being released in the UK this month. As heart disease is at epidemic proportions and rising, Pinnock's first title attempts to find out why - and what we can do about it. His approach - using nutrition alongside conventional medicine - is to avoid the foods that may contribute to the problem. The latter title investigates the explosion in diabetes and attempts to find out why and what you can do about it. Both books share recipes along with helpful advice.

Nourish Cakes: Baking with a Healthy Twist by Marianne Stewart shares 50 simple recipes for cakes and bakes, both large and small, focus on nourishing ingredients such as nuts, vegetables, and dried fruit, plus flours such as rye or buckwheat. Many of the recipes are allergy- or intolerance-friendly, using wheat-free flours and unrefined sugars. Each recipe is clearly coded to show you which diet it will suit, along with an index to show you vegan, wheat-free, and dairy-free cakes at a glance. This is a gorgeous book filled with cakes you can make and enjoy without the guilt.

Mezze: Small Plates to Share by Ghillie Basan features a collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dips, bites, salads, and other small plates to share, to enjoy as appetizers or light meals. At its simplest, mezze can be represented by a bowl of gleaming olives marinated in lemon juice and crushed coriander seeds, or a mixture of roasted nuts and seeds tossed in salt and dried thyme. At its most elaborate, it can be presented as an entire feast comprising a myriad of little colorful dishes, each the bearer of something savory or sweet but always delicious. 

Other titles of interest include:

AUSTRALIA

Grow Harvest Cook: From Artichokes to Zucchinis, Gardening Advice, Storage Tips and 280 Delicious Recipes by Meredith Kirton and Mandy Sinclair is the essential guide to planting, nurturing, harvesting and cooking the best seasonal produce available from your own back garden. In the age of the farmers market and the farm produce delivery box, this title re-establishes the vital link between the veggie patch and the plate. The book offers more than 280 recipes and ideas for using up your produce, reinventing the meaning of homemade and celebrating truly good food.

Dinner Like a Boss: Quick, Easy and Healthy Meals for Busy Families by Katy Holder shares more than 50 recipes that highlight the preparation and cooking times, with easy-to-follow steps and options to vary the recipe, so the one dish can be adapted for different family members. Many of the variations add extra flavour without being overt, meaning this book can be a great way to introduce kids to more complex flavours at a young age. The dishes are nutritionally balanced family meals, covering both meat and vegetarian options (and some sweets, too) that take inspiration from around the globe. 

Street Food Asia: Saigon, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta by Luke Nguyen is being released in paperback in Australia. the UK and the US this month. 


NEW ZEALAND

Food for Good: Easy Tasty Family Meals by Lisa King and Michael Meredith is a title that not only shares wonderful recipes, each purchase helps to feed a child. Eat My Lunch is a thriving social enterprise whereby for every lunch ordered they give a lunch to a child in a low-decile school in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. Every day volunteers also come in to help make the lunches for the kids early in the morning. Developed by renowned chef Michael Meredith the recipes are delicious, and include dinners as well as salads, wraps, sandwiches, soups, main meals, sweet treats and essentials. 

January 2018 Cookbook Roundup

I've said it before and I'll say it again, the scope and breadth of 2017's cookbooks were epic. Both authors and publishers muscled through with Herculean efforts to deliver titles that were both beautiful and engaging. My love of cookbooks is my strongest weakness and our 2018 Preview Post has me, as always, looking forward.

As humans, we prepare ourselves for what lies ahead - case in point - try to find a pair of gloves at the department store in January. Gloves were available in August and if you didn't purchase them then, your hands will be cold in January. With cookbooks we are never too late and never too early - we have access to older titles as easily as we can preorder and anticipate upcoming releases. Just a few things I am excited for are books from Christina Tosi, Dorie Greenspan, and Michael Solomonov among a host of others. Nigella will be touring in support of the US release of At My Table (we will update when more dates are confirmed) and a host of other unknowns that even I, the Cookbook Stalker, are unaware. 

January's titles aren't all health related, but those that are look beautiful and include HealthyishThe Complete PlateThe Modern Vegetarian, and Vegan 100. In the not-your-typical new year, new diet category Hawker Fare and Chinese Soul Food arrive this month to balance the load. 

As always, the monthly roundup shares new releases from around the world that caught my attention and I feel would interest our members (the other titles that may be of interest sections at the end of each region). If you are planning to purchase any of these books for yourself or as gifts, please use the Buy Book link as we will receive a small affiliate fee that will allow us to index more books. You don't even need to buy the book you clicked from, we get affiliate revenue for anything you buy from Amazon over the next 24 hours after clicking the link. You will find the Buy Book link (pale blue box to the right of +Bookshelf) when you click on the book titles highlighted in this post (or any post) - your support is very much appreciated. Please remember us during your online shopping, you can access our affiliate stores through these direct links Amazon US, Amazon CA and Amazon UK with the same result.

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Let's dig in and begin!

United States

Healthyish: A Cookbook with Seriously Satisfying, Truly Simple, Good-For-You (but not too Good-For-You) Recipes for Real Life by Lindsay Maitland Hunt is a gorgeous book filled with tasty and appealing recipes such as the cover dish, the Quick rotisserie chicken tacos with smashed avocado. The dishes in this book will leave us feeling satisfied and not the least bit deprived even at those times when we are crunched for time.

Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots by James Syhabout is one of those books I know will just be amazing. James is the chef of Commis and Hawker Fare in San Francisco and in this, his debut book, he delivers dishes which are inspired by the open-air "hawker" markets of Thailand and Laos as well as the fine-dining sensibilities of James's career beginnings. Each chapter opens with stories from Syhabout's beginnings starting with his mother's work as a line cook in Oakland, and moving toward the turning point of his culinary life, including his travels as an adult to his parents' homelands. From building a pantry with sauces and oils, to making staples like sticky rice and padaek, to Syhabout's recipe for instant ramen noodles with poached egg, this cookbook explores the many dimensions of this chef's cooking and ethos on ingredients, family, and eating well. James has a number of events scheduled to celebrate this release. You want this book.

Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist by Asha Shivakumar is a beautiful book filled with recipes that bring Indian flavors to American classics. Apple-pistachio waffled French toast; White chicken curry pot pie, and Nut-crusted halibut with green onion sauce are a few examples of what you will find here. 

One Knife, One Pot, One Dish: Simple French Feasts at Home by Stéphane Reynaud and Marie-Pierre Morel is teeming with one pot wonders done elegantly. From Pork with green peppercorns and shiitakes to Pineapple with hazelnuts and vanilla, the offerings here will provide inspiration for one pot meals. If you have a pot, a knife and this book you will eat well.

Chinese Soul Food: A Friendly Guide for Homemade Dumplings, Stir-Fries, Soups, and More by Hsiao-Ching Chou draws cooks into the kitchen with recipes for traditional Chinese fare including the dumplings the author is known for in her cooking classes in Seattle. Helpful tips and techniques, such as caring for and using a wok and how to cook rice properly, as well as a basic Chinese pantry list with acceptable substitutions, make it even simpler for the busiest among us to cook their favorite Chinese dishes at home. Hsiao-Ching has a few events planned and more will be added.

Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession
by Ken Albala offers the recipes and techniques for mastering noodle soup, of course. Albala made a different noodle soup every day for two years and his obsession yielded all we need to know about making stock bases, using dried or fresh noodles, and choosing from a huge variety of garnishes, flavorings, and accompaniments. I just received this book and am excited to dive in as lately I've been all about noodles.

Short Stack Vol 31: Cauliflower by Kristin Donnelly is the newest addition to the Short Stack family which shares tips about buying, preparing and making tasty recipes for this versatile vegetable.

Food for Life: Delicious & Healthy Comfort Food From My Table To Yours! by Laila Ali delivers knockout meals in a way that works with your busy and demanding life, so you can eat healthy, delicious food without feeling hungry! Recipes include Stovetop ratatouille, Oven fried chicken, West Coast Southern greens and the Greatest of all time burger (her father's favorite)

Power Plates: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals by Gena Hamshaw shares 100 recipes for wholesome and nourishing vegan food from the blogger, nutritionist, and Food52 author. She helps you make delicious vegan meals that deliver balanced and sustained energy. Every recipe contains the key macronutrients of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins.

The Southern Sympathy Cookbook: Funeral Food with a Twist by Perre Coleman Magness brings "funeral food" which is having a moment at present. Comforting casseroles; jugs of sweet tea; creamy, cheesy potatoes - all these foods provide sympathy and sustenance for the bereaved served with unexpectedly humorous obituaries and anecdotes. 

Speaking of funeral food, how many Bundt cakes have you spied on a buffet table for a funeral after-party? The New Bundt Pan Cookbook: Over 100 Classic Recipes for the World's Most Iconic Baking Pan by Editors of Tide & Town collects fantastic recipes, both classic must-knows and delicious modern innovations, tailored for new or experienced bakers alike to create delicacies to devour - whether it be for a funeral or a fun event. Packed with information such as the ideal pan to buy, a history of this classic pan that almost wasn't to be, the most famous or collectible designs featured throughout the years, and the best ways to use and clean your Bundt pan.

Tonic: Delicious & Natural Remedies to Boost Your Health by Tanita de Ruijt will have you pillaging your kitchen cupboards to make surprisingly effective - and inexpensive - remedies to cure whatever ails you. Inspired primarily by traditional medicine and wisdom from the East, these recipes have been carefully crafted to support your body's natural defences, and keep you feeling good on a daily basis. This title was released late last month in the UK and is being released in the US this month.

Cookie Remix: An Incredible Collection of Treats Inspired By Sodas, Candies, Ice Creams, Donuts and More by Megan Porta, creator of the blog Pip and Ebby, loves to bake but struggled to find a refreshing approach to an age-old favorite: cookies. This cookbook is her answer. Each recipe is easy to make and uses minimal ingredients for hassle-free cookies with a punch of flavor. With just some brown sugar, coca cola and maraschino cherries, you can create Cherry Coke cookies. Combine cinnamon sugar and cream cheese and you get decadent French toast cookies. Recipe flavors also include Moscow Mule, Cookie dough cheesecake, Mango pineapple smoothie, Banana cream pie, Cadbury® egg and many more.

The Art of the Perfect Sauce: 75 Recipes to Take Your Dishes from Ordinary to Extraordinary by Lorilynn Bauer and Ramin Ganeshram will help breathe new life into your dinners with tasty sauces that are a breeze to make. Using traditional and modern twist recipes for gravies, glazes, compound butters, syrups, aioli and so much more, you'll be able to add depth to everything from meat and poultry to vegetables and fish.

Other titles that may be of interest include:

Canada

The Complete Plate: 120 Recipes · 30 Meals · A Stronger, Healthier, Happier You by Lauren Klukas features meal plans for a caloric diet of 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 calories, and demonstrates that weight maintenance, and weight loss, can be achieved through the science behind a balanced diet that meets both nutritional and caloric demands. It features 30 daily meal plans with each day perfectly balanced to provide 100 percent of your macro and micro nutrient needs, based on current daily recommended intake (DRI) values. The 90 recipes range from an indulgent Coconut and flax seed French toast to a Creamy corn, ham, and roast pepper chowder, and include additional snacks so that readers are satiated and energized throughout the day.

Instant Favourites: Over 125 Easy Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker by Mia Bachmaier and Mike McColl features more than 100 recipes from morning to night including soups, sides, mains, pasta, desserts, sides plus vegan/vegetarian options for Meatless Mondays. Here you will find tips and tricks from two professional chefs (and busy parents) for getting the most out of your pressure cooker.

 

UK

Classic: Delicious, No-fuss Recipes from Mary's New BBC Series by Mary Berry shares a brand-new collection of recipes from her landmark new BBC One series. These recipes are wonderfully simple but utterly dependable - everyone can enjoy cooking and eating, no matter their time, budget or confidence.

Vegan 100: Amazing, Healthy Recipes from Avant Garde Vegan by Gaz Oakley is bold, vibrant and gorgeous. The emphasis in Gaz's 100 tempting vegan recipes is first and foremost on flavor. From Deep purple soup to Sage and smoked chilli "dog", it's all incredible-tasting food that just happens to be vegan. Delectable, beautiful and packed with dishes that are good for you, this is like no other vegan cookbook.

The Fragrant Pantry: Floral Scented Jams, Jellies and Liqueurs by Frances Bissell shows us how the scent and flavor of flowers can be used like that of an herb or a spice to add magic to a range of dishes. In these pages you will find recipes for preserves as diverse as Myrtle-scented figs, Peach and lavender mostarda, and  Cucumber and lemon gin. This book also has instructions on how fresh edible flowers or floral extracts can be used to create exquisite preserves. 

Eat Happy : 30-Minute Feel Good Food by Melissa Hemsley presents quick and easy dishes featuring supermarket ingredients and designed to see you through the whole week - tempting breakfasts to family dinners and lunches, as well as party food, snacks, baking, desserts, drinks, and simple, healthier versions of takeaway favourites. Amongst the 120 brand-new recipes are Roast carrots with pomegranate molasses and pistachios, Coconut chocolate clusters and Ginger fruit loaf. These are delicious alternatives and satisfying treats that encourage even the most time-poor cook to take pleasure in healthy fast food that puts taste first.

Well Being: Recipes and Rituals to Realign the Body and Mind by Danielle Copperman shares over 200 food recipes and 30 beauty recipes, divided into time-specific sections, taking you through the day from morning to evening, with each section offering harmonising practices and recipes for specific feelings, moods and situations. With tips on food and mindful living, Danielle guides you through simple rituals such as breathwork (Pranayama), meditation and yoga postures, and offers delicious, all-natural recipes.

Solo: The Joy of Cooking for One by Signe Johansen presents eighty fabulous recipes for happy solo cooking. Beautifully photographed and designed, the cookbook includes a range of tasty and uncomplicated no-cook fast food and one-pot dishes to transform your daily routine. Signe shows how to make big batch recipes that you can reinvent and enjoy throughout the week. There's also a chapter with more adventurous recipes for when time is on your side. Packed with advice for keeping a streamlined larder and tips for late-night fridge foraging, this title will inspire you to cook delicious food, every day.

The Modern Vegetarian: Food Adventures for the Contemporary Palate by Maria Elia shares food that will stop you in your tracks with recipes full of sensational flavours, colours and textures - stunning, imaginative vegetarian dishes that taste fantastic. The vegetables are, of course, the stars of her show, and Maria showcases the astounding versatility of her favourites.

Posh Pancakes: Over 70 Recipes, from Hoppers to Hotcakes from Quadrille brings you over 70 recipes from around the world for this simple, quick meal on a plate. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert, the dishes include Chinese pancakes with duck and hoisin sauce, spicy Mexican hotcakes with avocado and chilli, classic English pikelets, as well as the quintessential French crêpes Suzette.

Sweden

Dialogues Frama Our Food Stories by Frama Design Studios and Our Food Stories is a celebration of the relationship between people, great design and the food they love. Frama and Our Food Stories have a huge passion for good design and interiors and this, combined with exciting recipes, is the combination for something very special. The book explores three distinct dialogues: how natural and built environments impact on our daily lives; through tasty recipes, the food traditions and culinary rituals that inherently connect us with our lifestyles and past, present and future; and the power of the creative, their voice and how we respond to design. Though a series of case studies, interviews, 19 delicious recipes and curated images, the dialogues of Frama and Our Food Stories take the reader on a journey of concept and design that epitomizes the design studio and what they admire and evoke in their creative world.

Australia

Lunch Box: 70+ Healthy Meals, Snacks, and Treats for on the Go by Pete Evans promises no more soggy sandwiches, no more unhealthy and expensive trips to the school canteen! Pete Evans solves your lunch box dilemmas for school and work with more than 70 simple, healthy options.

Adam Liaw's Asian Cookery School by Adam Liaw is a reprint of Adam's highly sought after cookbook which fetches hefty sums even for used copies. I have been trying to obtain a copy of this book for years so I am happy to see it being re-released.

Bliss Bites: Vegan, Gluten- and Dairy-Free Treats from the Kenko Kitchen by Kate Bradley is a celebration of the taste and flavor sensations that are possible with dairy and refined sugar-free snacks. Kate Bradley, author of bestselling book and successful blog, Kenko Kitchen, returns with a collection of over 50 gluten-free, vegan and plant-based recipes - some savory, most sweet, all inventive and delicious.

Perfect Simple: Inspired Eating from a Nordic Kitchen by Simon Bajada embraces the clean, fresh flavours of modern Scandinavian cuisine to provide a compelling new blueprint for the way we eat now. Drawing on the traditional ingredients and contemporary preparations of Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Norway - as well as taking inspiration from further afield - this book is a celebration of nourishing, vegetable-centred food that is simple to prepare, sometimes surprising and, above all, truly satisfying. 

Unicorn Food: Natural Recipes for Edible Rainbows by Sandra Mahut urges you to add technicolour sparkle and fairytale magic to your plates. And it's all deliciously natural - no nasty e-numbers or preservatives, just beautiful food colourings made from berry juices and vegetables.

New Zealand

Family Favourites: Easy, Tasty, Affordable Recipes by Nadia Lim and Bargain Box shares easy to prepare and value-packed recipes that include not only hearty dinners but also irresistible sweet treats. You'll find fresh ideas for kiwi classics with a twist, pizza and pasta, burgers, Mexican and Asian-inspired dishes, and much more. Portion sizes are generous enough to satisfy the largest appetite, and with a whole section dedicated to using up leftovers, you'll stretch your grocery budget that little bit further. Whether you're looking for a quick mid-week dinner or a healthier takeaway substitute, you're sure to find meals the whole family will love.

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