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.


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: 



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.


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:


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.


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:


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. 


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:


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.

Win a baking library of Page Street Publishing titles

As I scroll through upcoming cookbook releases to add to our library, I can always spot a Page Street Publishing title. This publishing house is really making a mark on the cookbook market especially with their baking and international titles - I am a great fan.

Today, I want to highlight four special baking titles for our members and give three of you an opportunity to update your baking library.

Soon I will have a promotions up for Masala & Meatballs (with a Anolon cookware giveaway), and From the North: A Simple and Modern Approach to Authentic Nordic Cooking with more Page Street books to come.

But first we bake! Dini Kodippili's Secret-Layer Cakes: Hidden Fillings and Flavors That Elevate Your Desserts was released in December last year and is filled with desserts that are not only strikingly beautiful but deliver a mash up of flavors and textures.

Why serve a cheesecake for dessert when you can present the Biscoff blondie coffee cheesecake? Skip the ice cream and serve up a Peanut butter and jelly ice cream cake that will release the inner child in you and your guests. Most of the recipes here are of the cheesecake or ice cream cake variety but are all approachable and show stoppingly delicious.

Take a closer look inside Secret-Layer Cakes with our which features the following recipes as a part of our .

Next up a more wholesome approach to baking comes along to balance out our more decadent choices.

I covered Jerrelle Guy's Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing for Books for Better Living earlier this year. I love Jerrelle's healthful, yet flavorful, approach to classics that also includes options for both vegan and gluten-free bakers for recipes shared.

Honey wheat cinnamon raisin bread, Banana pudding crouton parfaits (so good), and Rosketti (Chamorro cookies) are a few examples of the mix of recipes here. Take a closer look inside Black Girl Baking with our and check out the following recipes featured in our .


The European Cake Cookbook: Discover a New World of Decadence from the Celebrated Traditions of European Baking by Tatyana Nesteruk is another stunning title from Page Street. This book is written by the blogger beyond Tatyana's Everyday Food. The author delivers European-style cakes with personal twists. Try a Poppy seed smetanik (a sour cream, crushed biscuit garnished dream) or a Torte Birne Helene for the pear-lover. There are many incredible options here that the experienced baker will be pleased and the recipes are approachable enough for the novice to follow.

As I was out of town the day after my husband's birthday, we are celebrating tomorrow and Tatyana's Chocolate Spartak cake is on the menu. I have been looking for just the right cake for him and this one is it - he (and my son) are all about chocolate. My eye is also on the Chocolate Kiev cake (first photo in the collage below) shared below.

Update 5/6: The Chocolate Spartak cake was put on hold due to the soaking time needed. I had started baking a little too late. So switched gears and made the Mozart torte with an almond cream instead of pistachio and it was delicious. When your guests ask to take a slice or two home, it is a sure sign of a winning recipe. Just a note - my cake was done in 20 minutes (not 30) so check your cake early. 

Take a look inside this title with our and check out the following recipes with our .


The Taartwork Pies Cookbook
by Brittany Bennett owner of Taartwork Pies is our last featured book today. Brittany revamps her grandmother's recipes to bring fun to our pie baking.

For example, grandma's peach-raspberry pie gets a makeover to become a Robust peach-raspberry pie with cornflake crumble here. The combinations of flavors (think chili and cherry or Speculaas and parsnips) and her new approach to classics is appreciated and long overdue. Take a closer look inside this gorgeous book with exciting recipes that will rock your world with our . The following recipes are included in our .

I am very picky about baking titles and each of these books offers something that is new and unique to this experienced baker. Special thanks to Page Street Publishing for sharing the materials needed for the previews and for offering a set of these titles to three US members in our contest below.

The publisher is offering three sets of these four titles to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in which book would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 18th, 2018.

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.


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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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


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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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.


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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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.

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.


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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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.


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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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.


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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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:


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.


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:


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. 


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.

As books are often released in multiple countries you may wish to browse through the entire roundup (especially as this month's roundup is quite compact). The Buy Book button will show you the options available for online booksellers including Book Depository which offers free shipping worldwide. Look for promotions soon on many of these cookbooks.

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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:


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.



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.


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.


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.

December 2017 Cookbook Roundup

After the whirlwind of the last few months, December's releases feel like a calm breeze after the storm. It was an epic year for cookbooks. I believe the ever-growing trend of high quality cookbooks is a result of cookbook lovers and cooks demanding more. We are looking for inspiration and a challenge. We don't need another version of the basics, we know the basics. We want innovative recipes, beautiful photographs, and engaging writing that inspires us to try new dishes and seek out new ingredients. We require more from a cookbook than just a collection of recipes and the publishers and authors are responding to our desire for more. We have ignited authors and chefs to deliver work that is spectacular and this year's cookbooks are proof positive we have succeeded. 

As always, the monthly roundup shares new releases from around the world that caught my attention and I feel would interest our members. 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.

Information about our Cookbook Club can be found here, check us out and come join us. This month's roundup covering the clubs will be in two parts, Part I was posted earlier this week; Part II will be before the end of the year. For those of you who may have missed my Top Books of 2017, this hefty compilation shares many titles that would make great gifts this year.

We also have many giveaways open and I will be working harder than ever in 2018 to bring you more. If you need help with entering the contests this post will take you step-by-step through the process. As a reminder, we have tagged each promotion with the specific region to make those regions searchable. Once you have found your region's tag - bookmark that search, and you will never have to scroll through the long giveaway list again. To further assist, I have set out the tags below with links to the proper searches. #US, #UK, #NZ, #AU, #CA, #worldwide.

As books are often released in multiple countries you may wish to browse through the entire roundup (especially as this month's roundup is quite compact). The Buy Book button will show you the options available for online booksellers including Book Depository which offers free shipping worldwide.

I wish to thank you all for your support of Eat Your Books and our entire team wishes you the happiest of holidays and all good things and cookbooks in 2018!


The Farm Cooking School: Techniques and Recipes for Inspired Seasonal Cooking by Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman is a title that made my best of 2017 list. Ian and Shelley run The Farm Cooking School in New Jersey and their schedule of classes can always be found on our Calendar. This book is gorgeous, full of the chefs' combined knowledge, the foundations of cooking and inspirational, rustic and thoughtful recipes. I love the seasonal aspect, especially the four season theme. For instance, the section on the 4 seasons of panna cotta share recipes for Vanilla panna cotta with rhubarb syrup, Lemon verbana panna cotta with summer fruit, Maple panna cotta with apple cider syrup and Honey panna cotta with candied orange zest. Other subjects covered in this style include pasta, pavlova, savory tarte tatins and more. It is a spectacular book and we will be bringing you a promotion soon.

Bobby Flay Fit: Food for a Healthy Lifestyle by Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas and Sally Jackson is the celebrity chef's guide to staying healthy. Here, Flay shares an arsenal of low-calorie flavor bombs such as rubs, relishes, and marinades that add a punch to lean proteins, whole grains, and fresh produce. With fitness tips and a look into the chef's daily routines, this cookbook is for those who want to eat right without overhauling their pantries or sacrificing flavor.

The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook: 150 Simply Delicious Everyday Recipes for Your Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig is the latest offering for Whole30 followers. Included are recipes perfect for weeknight cooking, lunches in a hurry, and hearty breakfasts that still get you out the door on time; nearly effortless skillet meals, stir-fries, sheet-pan suppers, and slow-cook and no-cook meals, most of which can be made in 30 minutes or less; creative, delicious meals using widely-available ingredients found in any supermarket and Melissa's favorite kitchen hacks, designed to save time and money while maximizing flavor.

Nutritious Delicious: Turbocharge Your Favorite Recipes with 50 Everyday Superfoods by America's Test Kitchen details how to amp up the nutritional value in daily cooking, focusing on 50 everyday superfoods among vegetables and fruit, grains, and proteins, and uses them as the basis for building more nutrient-packed versions of the dishes we love for every meal of the day.

Baking with Steel: The Revolutionary New Approach to Perfect Pizza, Bread, and More by Andris Lagsdin is the perfect companion for anyone with a Baking Steel. This book focuses on the many ways one can use the steel in cooking applications besides producing a perfectly crisp pizza. I've had the Baking Steel for a few years and have only used it for pizza (which alone is worth the cost of the product) but I am excited to test out the other methods to utilize this revoluntionary product.

Modern Comfort Cooking: Feel-Good Favorites Made Fresh and New by Lauren Grier is the easiest and most fun way for today's home cooks to inspire their weeknight cooking routines. Over 75 of the most popular comfort foods get a super tasty twist using modern ingredients, flavors and techniques. I love the fusion of international flavors in classic dishes.

Palate Passport by Neha Khullar was published late last month and just came to my attention a week ago. The author spent three years and a lifetime writing this book. She traveled the world collecting experiences and food memories like others collect postcards and stamps on their passports. The photographs are lovely and plentiful. The recipes each share an experience. For instance, the South Indian tomato chutney tells the tale of hotel breakfast in Mumbai and a French dinner in St. Martin inspired the Cauliflower shooters. We are lucky to experience these memories through Neha's beautiful narrative, and we can immerse ourselves further by creating these dishes and memories for ourselves in our own kitchen. I just received this title this week so haven't had an opportunity to try any recipes but hope to remedy that soon. 

The Sunday Dinner Cookbook: 250 Modern Classics to Share with Family and Friends by Editors of Tide & Town delivers a new and inventive menu for any week of the year! This charming cookbook organizes the weeks of the year with 52 corresponding meal options, encompassing entree, sides, and dessert (some using cake mixes) for the whole family that can be mixed and matched throughout for an unlimited amount of possibilities. There are short-cuts contained in this book as well as plenty of fundamental basic recipes and advice perfect for the new cook. Make family event planning easy and memorable with helpful tips and tricks of decor, as well as advice for lovely dinner manners and conversation. 

CROCK-POT® Mexican Slow Cooking by Editors of Publications International Ltd. shares more than 80 slow-cooked Mexican recipes for zesty appetizers; simmering soups, stews and chilies; chicken and turkey; beef and pork; vegetarian fiesta; side dishes; desserts and drinks!

Brunch Is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party by Brendan Francis Newnam and Rico Gagliano takes hesitant hosts through every phase of throwing a great dinner party, from guest list to subpoena. Loaded with wit, celebrity advice, plus sincere insights about how humans can be more generous to each other. This book is a spirited guide to restoring civility. 

Dalí: The Wines of Gala by Hans Werner Holzwarth follows on the heels of Les Dîners de Gala which was re-released last year by TASCHEN. This title is the artist's equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: Vins de Gala. A Dalínian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines "according to the sensations they create in our very depths."

Clean Eating For Every Season: Fresh, Simple Everyday Meals by Alicia Tyler takes you beyond the food you eat, exploring the multitude of health and nutritional benefits that can be yours when you subscribe to a clean lifestyle. In every way, clean eating is all about consuming whole food in its most natural state, or as close to it as possible. Taking a creative yet doable approach to cooking, readers find it easy to enhance the natural flavors of any meal without compromising the integrity of their food. Here, you'll find over 250 easy recipes for healthy living year-round plus bonus meal plans for easy shopping and cooking.

Favorite Cakes: Showstopping Recipes for Every Occasion by Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen shares simple, easy-to-follow directions, ideas for customizing, decorating tips and techniques, and common baking mistake solutions will help bakers of every level make the most of this book. Organized by basic recipes, modern, and specialty cakes, and including 40 recipes and full-color photography, there's a cake for every occasion.

Secret-Layer Cakes: Hidden Fillings and Flavors that Elevate Your Desserts by Dini Kodippili, the creator of the blog, The Flavor Bender, describes herself as a mad scientist in the kitchen. Through her experimentation, she developed secret-layer cakes. These unique cakes, which appear traditional at first, all have a hidden middle or bottom layer that will delight any dessert enthusiast. Her creations include blueberry cheesecake with a surprise lemon blondie layer, black forest mousse cake with a surprise layer of sour cherries and maple cheesecake with a hidden bacon brittle layer.

Live Lagom: Balanced Living, the Swedish Way by Anna Brones was released in the UK in July and is being released this month in the US. Brones presents valuable Swedish-inspired tips and actionable ways to create a more intentional, healthy lifestyle. Instead of thinking about how we can work less, lagom teaches us to think about how we can work better. This title is about finding balance between aesthetics and function, focusing on simplicity, light, and open spaces. Health and wellness in lagom is a holistic approach for the body and mind including connecting more in person, caring for self, managing stress, keeping active, and embacing enjoyment in daily routine.

Ramen at Home: The Easy Japanese Cookbook for Classic Ramen and Bold New Flavors by Brian MacDuckston shares over 100 recipes for broths, noodles, side dishes, and toppings, this cookbook makes it easy to enjoy real ramen any night of the week.

Other titles released this month include:

And in time for our New Year's Resolutions, other books to get us on track:


Ultimate Fit Food : Mouth-watering recipes to fuel you for life by Gordon Ramsay provides the popular chef's go-to recipes when he wants to eat well at home. The book is divided into three sections, each one offering breakfasts, lunches, suppers, sides and snacks with different health-boosting benefits. The Healthy section consists of nourishing recipes for general wellbeing; the Lean recipes encourage healthy weight loss; and the Fit section features pre- and post-workout dishes to build strength and energise. Good for you food without sacrificing taste and flavor.

Good Food Eat Well: Healthy Slow Cooker Recipes by Good Food will show you how to make delicious, healthy and balanced recipes in your slow cooker. From curries, chillis, soups and guilt-free puddings, through to fresh ideas for stews, and vegetarian meals, there is a slow-cooked meal for everyone. Accompanied throughout with full-color photographs and a nutritional breakdown of every recipe, this collection of Good Food's favorite triple-tested slow cooker recipes will work first time, every time. Good Food's body of work is indexed for our members.

The Mushroom Cookbook: A Guide To Edible Wild And Cultivated Mushrooms - And Delicious Seasonal Recipes To Cook With Them by Michael Hyams and Liz O'Keefe is an informative portrait gallery of varieties of mushrooms and offers culinary suggestions for making the most of each one. The delicious recipes are grouped seasonally, from Morel ravioli or Chestnut mushroom and mousseron tart to Kale and shiitake soup and a Gourmet mushroom burger.

Home Economics: How to eat like a king on a budget by food blogger, Jane Ashley, unlocks the key to savvy shopping and provides tools to cook from scratch rather than rely on prepared foods. This book offers delicious, quick recipes, together with simple instructions for everything from how to joint a chicken to making your own bread, pastry, sauces and dressings. Along with weekly menu plans and fully-costed shopping lists, you'll find money-saving tips, as well as dedicated menus for different diets, including vegetarian, vegan, low-carb and gluten-free.

Lose Weight for Good: Full-flavour cooking for a low-calorie diet by Tom Kerridge delivers a low-calorie diet with a difference. It's based on hunger-satisfying portions of delicious, low-calorie dishes that taste amazing. The focus is on the food that we can and should be eating to lose weight, which is easy to make and won't make you feel as though you are missing out. Recipes include Warm halloumi salad; Salt and pepper squid; Sweet potato and black bean burritos; Sticky pork chops; and Baked doughnuts with sweet five-spice dust.

Gizzi's Healthy Appetite: Food to nourish the body and feed the soul by Gizzi Erskine is being re-released in the paperback this month. This title was previously published in 2015 and is indexed for our members.

Lisa Riley's Honesty Diet by Lisa Riley shares the secrets behind her incredible 12-stone weight loss. This book shares fast, simple, delicious low-carb recipes; easy-to-stick-to eating plans; everyday fitness ideas to get you up off the sofa; an 'honesty diary' section for keeping track of progress and tips for staying healthy on-the-go and when eating out.

Solo Food by Janneke Vreugdenhil was released in the Netherlands in 2016 in Dutch and arrives in the UK this month. This cookbook celebrates cooking for yourself with 72 satisfying recipes. Many people love to spend hours in the kitchen for their family or friends, but eat a pizza in front of the TV if they're alone. Vreugdenhil demonstrates that cooking without other mouths to feed can be extremely satisfying.

Onwards and Upwards: 40 Signature recipes from Art School Restaurant
by Paul Askew is the debut book from acclaimed Liverpudlian chef. The book showcases 40 recipes featuring the best of seasonal produce. It is a celebration of great produce, of a sparkling culinary talent and of sensational ingredients. These dishes are taken from Askew's signature restaurant, The Art School in the heart of Liverpool.

Classic Food of Northern Italy by Anna Del Conte is an updated edition of the original Classic Food of Northern Italy published in 1995 which won both The Guild of Food Writers Book Award and the Orio Vergani prize of the Accademia Italiana della Cucina. Del Conte revisits classic dishes to show the best of northern Italian cuisine - both rustic and sophisticated. In this collection of over 150 recipes Anna has chosen the very best ideas sourced from acclaimed restaurants, elegant home kitchens, rural inns and country farmsteads.

Vegan in 7: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes in 7 Ingredients or Fewer by Rita Serano 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. This book is beautiful and we will be bringing a promotion to you soon.

Other books released this month include:


Hong Kong: Food City by Tony Tan explores the vibrant city of Hong Kong through 80 exquisite dishes, from the cutting-edge contemporary to the traditional, from both the high and low of its cuisine with recipes from the city's iconic hotels, its hawker stalls, and even a legendary dumpling house on the outskirts of Kowloon. Tan weaves his recipes with stories that trace Hong Kong's Chinese roots, explore its deep colonial connections and tantalise us with glimpses of today's ultra-modern city and most delicious eating spots. This book was released late last month in Australia. It will be released in February in the US.

A Timeline of Australian Food: From Mutton to Masterchef by Jan O'Connell takes readers on a tasty and sometimes surprising culinary journey through 150 years of Australian food. Lavishly illustrated, this tasty book looks at what we've eaten, how we've shopped, and how we've produced and prepared our food, decade by decade, through depression, war, and decades of abundance.

Roast: The New Classics by Louise Franc shares a collection of classic and more innovative roasting recipe from a simple roast turkey to roasted peaches with crème fraîche. Get more from your oven and update your roasting technique with this classic and contemporary collection of delicious roasting recipes. Chapters cover meat, poultry, vegetables, fish & seafood, sides, and desserts, and contain more than seventy classic and more contemporary recipes including beef cheeks in red wine, classic roast turkey with spicy cranberry sauce, beef pot roast, roasted lamb shanks with cannellini beans, mustard-glazed roast leg of ham, sticky roast pork ribs, roasted ducks with cherries, whole-roasted harissa cauliflower, and slow-roasted peaches with lime mascarpone. With step-by-step carving instructions for beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, and pork, as well as popular game meats, it is the perfect way to update your roasting skills and expand your cooking repertoire. This title was released in late October.

Pidapipo: Gelato Eight Days a Week
by Lisa Valmorbida is a celebration of authentic gelato, alongside classic Italian and contemporary seasonal desserts, cakes, and drinks. All the recipes in Pidapipo are dictated by the seasons - giving you the freshest and most contemporary introduction to the sweet art of gelato! Discover 60 deliciously cool and creamy creations, including gelato, sorbetto, granitas, desserts and drinks, all exquisitely photographed and accompanied by illustrations from renowned French illustrator Jean Jullien.

New Zealand

The Tart Tin by Matt Cross shares recipes from throughout his career as a professional chef and will guide you through the creation his famed treats that sells at the Otago Farmers Market. His retro styled caravan has a consistent queue waiting to load up on his hand-made, delicious offerings. For Matt, these recipes aren't just a list of ingredients and measurements, they're snapshots of his life, passed on from chefs and people who have influenced him through his journey. From fine dining restaurants to trendy cafes, the most important things to Matt when it comes to food are quality ingredients and, more so, passion, pride and technique. The ability to spark a memory or feeling through food is one of Matt's goals. I had to order this book from New Zealand. 

November 2017 Cookbook Roundup

Not fully recovered from October's landslide of books, November arrives with an impressive batch of titles to tempt us. As always, I have reviewed and selected the best new releases from around the world. This month there are 90 plus new titles and I will focus on the top releases while still giving you a list of other titles that might be of interest.

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 holiday shopping. Our affiliate store links can be directly accessed here Amazon US and Amazon UK with the same result.

We have launched the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club - find out more here and come join us. In December we are cooking from Six Seasons or Salt, Fat, Acid and Heat as well as sharing all our favorite holiday cookies and sweet treats. Our World Calendar of Cookbook Events shares author signings, classes, bookstore events and more. Deb Perelman, David Tanis, Gail Simmons, Lidia Bastanich and Ree Drummond are still touring in support of their cookbooks and we have added David Lebovitz's remaining events.

We also have many giveaways open and if you need help with entering the contests this post can help. As a reminder, we have tagged each promotion with the specific region to make those regions searchable. Once you have found your region's tag - bookmark that search, and you will never have to scroll through the long giveaway list again. To further assist, I have set out the tags below with links to the proper searches. #US, #UK, #NZ, #AU, #CA, #worldwide. We are working hard to include more countries in our promotions - due to the high cost of postage many publishers are unable to ship outside of their own territory.

As books are often released in multiple countries you may wish to browse through the entire roundup (especially as this one isn't marathon length). The Buy Book button will show you the options available for online booksellers including Book Depository which offers free shipping worldwide. In this regard, all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and Canada and information on these titles can be found in the UK section.

Let's dive in.


Moto: The Cookbook by Homaro Cantu covers the period between 2004 and 2014 when Cantu ran the world-renowned Michelin starred restaurant. The ten ground-breaking dishes that were served each year are featured. In addition to the recipes, the book traces Cantu's development from a young chef opening his first restaurant to a groundbreaking culinary mind at the forefront of high-end cuisine. A beautiful title that every serious cook needs in their library.

Butter (Short Stack No. 30) by Dorie Greenspan is the edition every cook must own. Here, Dorie Greenspan delivers a spread of recipes with classic French roots that remind us why butter is the queen of the kitchen. To find out more about this title, see our promotion which shares a recipe along with our contest.

A Taste of Italy: 100 Traditional, Homestyle Recipes by Damiano Carrara (the Italian heartthrob from 2016's Food Network Star) brings the author's passion for Tuscan food to the American table. This beautifully photographed cookbook is alive with vibrant, soul-satisfying food! Growing up in Lucca, Italy, chef Damiano Carrara learned how to cook, not only from his mother and grandmother, but also from his father. Rustic, simple, and exquisite, this is authentic Italian home-style cooking that's perfect for every day of the week.

The Hygge Life: Embracing the Nordic Art of Coziness Through Recipes, Entertaining, Decorating, Simple Rituals, and Family Traditions by Gunnar Karl Gislason and Jody Eddy is divided into chapters focused on different opportunities for hygge; morning rituals, family gatherings, holidays, bedtime rituals, decorating, and caring for yourself, with more than 30 recipes for cozy and comforting food and drink plus stunning photography throughout.

Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Bonnie Frumkin Morales is the first cookbook from Portland's nationally acclaimed Russian restaurant. The author says it will be "very closely related to what we do at the restaurant, obviously with the home cook in mind." I am anxious to get this title in my hands.

Paladares: Recipes Inspired by the Private Restaurants of Cuba by Anya Von Bremzen is the first book to tell the story of Cuban cuisine through the lens of the restaurant owners, chefs, farmers, and patrons, while examining the implications of food short­ages, tourism, and international influences of a country experiencing a paradigm shift in cooking. Filled with 150 authentic and modern recipes adapted for the home cook along with vibrant photography, this title delivers Cuba's spirited cuisine to the reader.

Lomelino's Pies: A Celebration of Pies, Galettes, and Tarts by Linda Lomelino gives perennially popular pies a fresh and indulgent twist by the social media superstar and cook, food stylist, and photographer. Linda's books are always stunning and inspirational.

The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey introduces home bakers to sourdough versions of the pugliese, brioche, and multigrani for which the bakery is known. This includes a step-by-step guide to making sourdough starter (biga) from the bloom that appears on fresh organic produce.

L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz is the story of the author's trials while updating his apartment in his adopted home city of Paris. Even battling inexplicable red tape and inconsistent European work ethic and hours, Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his Paris kitchen. David is touring in promotion of this title.

Everyday Korean: Fresh, Modern Recipes for Home Cooks by Seung Hee Lee and Kim Sunee shares recipes packed with Korean flavors and techniques and will open the door for novices unfamiliar with the cuisine. Dishes include Kimchi-bacon mac and cheese, Silky sweet potato noodles and Bulgogi two ways - traditional and modern.

The Sunday Dinner Cookbook: 250 Modern Classics to Share with Family and Friends by the Editors of Tide & Town brings back classic and nostalgic meals to the modern family. This charming cookbook organizes the weeks of the year with 52 corresponding meal options, encompassing entree, sides, and dessert for the whole family that can be mixed and matched throughout for an unlimited amount of possibilities. Make family event planning easy and memorable with helpful tips and tricks of decor, as well as advice for lovely dinner manners and conversation.

Sima's Healthy Indulgence: 100 Revamped, Guilt-Free Recipes to Transform Your Life by Sima Cohen is the ultimate guide to guiltless freedom that you can celebrate every day, without any depriving, compromising, counting calories, or measuring body fat!

Martha Stewart's Newlywed Kitchen: Recipes for Weeknight Dinners and Easy, Casual Gatherings by Editors of Martha Stewart Living is the ultimate cookbook for the modern couple. Discover how to make your kitchen function well as the two of you whip up the meals you love whether they be quick weeknight dinners, casual brunches, and parties big and small. 

Nobu: A Memoir by Nobu Matsuhisa is a fascinating and unique memoir by the acclaimed celebrity chef and international restaurateur. Here he divulges both his dramatic life story and reflects on the philosophy and passion that has made him one of the world's most widely respected Japanese fusion culinary artists.

Naturally Vegetarian: Recipes and Stories from My Italian Family's Farm by Valentina Solfrini is a stunning seasonal Italian cookbook from the creator of the award-winning blog Hortus Cuisine, featuring 125 delicious all-vegetarian recipes from the author's family farm in northeastern Italy. 

Sunday Suppers: Simple, Delicious Menus for Family Gatherings by Cynthia Graubart is designed to help you create delicious meals without stress. More than 50 main dishes are perfectly paired with appetizers or salads, sides, drinks, and desserts. One such menu plan includes Braised short ribs, served with Hot bacon potato salad with green beans and finished with Mississippi mud cupcakes.

The Complete Cooking for Two Cookbook, Gift Edition: 650 Recipes for Everything You'll Ever Want to Make by America's Test Kitchen is being re-released in a luxe, hardcover gift edition - perfect for engagements, weddings, and graduations. The original version sold over 225,000 copies!

PLANTLAB by Matthew Kenney, long considered a pioneer in raw and vegan cuisine, delivers the definitive vegan cookbook for serious foodies and chefs. Kenney's life work has been his commitment to plant-based innovation as well as culinary nutrition, and here he employs inventive techniques and creative thinking in dishes that are visual masterpieces as well as delectable meals.

Making Chocolate: From Bean to Bar to S'more by Todd Masonis, Greg D'Alesandre, Molly Gore and Lisa Vega is a guide on how to make chocolate from scratch in our own kitchens. From sourcing beans to the mechanics and machinery of making bars, this is the first ever guide to making chocolate from start to finish, with 30 recipes for desserts and treats.

Comida Cubana: An Illustrated Journey into Cuban Cuisine by Marcella Kriebel delivers the author's Cuban take on classic dishes, secrets behind the real Cuban version of American favorites, including Cuban coffee and Cuban sandwiches, features on popular ingredients and how they're used in Cuba, from common staples to exotic fruits as well as Cuban drinks and the island's famous rums. Marcella has events scheduled in support of this title. 

Stay for Breakfast!: Recipes for Every Occasion provides inspiration for creating the perfect start to any day and a glimpse into what breakfast looks like on plates around the world. Shakshuka sizzles in a cast iron pan. Poached figs tempt with the fresh flavors of a Persian morning. Waffles in bed are as romantic as they are delicious - with a warm drizzle of maple syrup sweetening the moment. This title explores the varied incarnations and tastes of breakfast.

How to Cook Everything Vegetarian (10th Anniversary Edition): Simple Meatless  Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman has been completely reviewed and revised to stay relevant to today's cooks: New recipes include more vegan options and a brand-new chapter on smoothies, teas, and more. Charts, variations, and other key information have been updated. And, new for this edition, the recipes are showcased in bright full-color photos throughout.

Secret Sauces: Fresh and Modern Recipes, with Hundreds of Ideas for Elevating Everyday Dishes by Vanessa Seder provides us with an arsenal of mother sauces that fit today's kitchen and are infinitely adaptable. Each one can be made in advance and then customized to enliven different meals throughout the week. With every sauce comes a recipe for a full finished dish that's an ideal showcase, followed by many ideas for other uses. Rooted in cuisines from around the world, these sauces rely on fresh components that come together in a flash, enabling you to elevate everyday dishes with a minimum of effort.

The Royal Chef at Home: Easy Seasonal Entertaining by Darren McGrady, former personal chef to Princess Diana, is a cookbook perfect for entertaining no matter what the time of year, including midday lunches and brunches, teas, indoor and outdoor sit-down and buffet dinners, and cocktail parties. The book is also organized by season with events including a Children's Easter Egg Roll, Valentine's Day for Two, a proper Sunday dinner, Christmas open house, and Thanksgiving. Darren also provides tips on ingredients, substitutions, and alternatives, making this book an easy but comprehensive "go-to" party-planning resource.

A Beautiful Mess Weekday Weekend: How to Live a Healthy Veggie Life...and Still Eat Treats by Emma Chapman and Elsie Larson share the bloggers' unique and approachable diet with fans and healthy eaters in this, their first cookbook. Their philosophy involves eating responsibly during the week - avoiding refined flours, sugars, alcohol, and dairy - and indulging on weekends. Vetted by nutritionists and divided into four parts (breakfast, meals, snacks and sweets, and drinks), each containing a weekday and weekend chapter. 

cook. better. by Nikki Werner and Brandon De Kock tells you everything worth knowing about cooking. There are answers to questions every one of us has wondered about: Why does lasagna always taste different, even though we use the same recipe? Those beans had real crunch, but mine are always too soft; why? Why does a simple green salad with a plain dressing taste so good? Finally, answers to these questions and more. This book is being released in Germany and the US. 

French Patisserie: Master Recipes and Techniques from the Ferrandi School of Culinary Arts by Ecole Ferrandi is one of the more comprehensive tomes dedicated to patisserie that I have seen and dare I say one of the most beautiful. From flaky croissants to paper-thin mille-feuille, and from the chestnut cream-filled Paris-Brest to festive yule logs, this comprehensive book leads aspiring pastry chefs through every step - from basic techniques to Michelin-level desserts. Featuring advice on how to equip your kitchen, and the essential doughs, fillings, and decorations, the book covers everything from quick desserts to holiday specialties and from ice creams and sorbets to chocolates. 

40 Amazing Desserts by Bart Ardijnsuses his creativity to uplift the taste, texture, form and presentation of the final dinner course, incorporating different ingredients and flavours. This way the big classics get a playful upgrade. Boasts step-by-step photography, with extra focus on processing, presentation and decoration techniques; and in-depth how-to guides for desserts that are gluten-free, lactose-free and/or sugar-free.

Bollywood Kitchen: Home-Cooked Indian Meals Paired with Unforgettable Bollywood Films by Sri Rao is a gorgeously illustrated cookbook pairing Bollywood classic and cult favorite movies with Indian menus and recipes in an amazingly illustrated cookbook which fans will adore. It's a fun book. Sri has a few dates left on his promotional tour. 


Other titles of interest include:


First, We Brunch: Recipes and Stories from Victoria's Best-Loved Breakfast Joints by Rebecca Wellman is an exquisitely photographed cookbook showcasing more than 60 recipes from the Victoria's most beloved mid-morning eateries. Food writer and photographer Wellman introduces us to the people and stories behind the capital city's diners, bistros, cafés, coffee shops, bakeries, and more. Get the inside scoop on iconic diners such as Floyd's and newer hot spots like Jam, Agrius, Be Love, and Nourish.

Honest to Goodness: Everyday Recipes for the Home Cook by Christine Tizzard delivers more than 150 nutritious, stress-free and flavorful recipes that will have your family savoring every bite. With an emphasis on raw ingredients and whole foods, Christine shows you how to prepare accessible meals from scratch, utilizing the healthiest and most beneficial properties of everything you touch without skimping on taste or getting lost in culinary crazes.


The Cookery School: Donnybrook Fair by Niall Murphy shares the most popular recipes from the classes at Donnybrook, collected together for the first time in one place. Topics covered include: great-start breakfasts, the art of breadmaking, stunning starters, cooking meat to perfection, easy seafood, winter and summer soups, sensational sauces, tapas, one-pot wonders, curry nights, sushi and chocolate heaven.


Da Vittorio: 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 will be released in the US next Spring and I can't wait! 


Vegan Berlin: Chefs & Recipes by Thomas Kierok is both a recipe book and a guide to veganism in Berlin. Go behind the scenes at around 40 outstanding vegan restaurants and cafes, bars and bistros. Meet the visionaries who conceived them, learn about their dreams and how they realized them. You'll be inspired to try out their recipes and to begin a journey of culinary discovery through the heart of this inspiring city. This title is coming to the US next month.


Bethlehem : Beautiful Resistance Recipes by Abdelfattah Abu Srour shares recipes and interviews from the residents of the Aida refugee camp, to give the reader a glimpse into daily life there as Palestinian land and culture is being rapidly eroded. This beautiful cookbook features the well-loved Palestinian recipes for breads and pastries; meze salads and dips, vegetable dishes and a range of interesting ways to cook and stuff leaves such as vine and mallow leaves. All monies raised from the sales of this book will go to Alrowwad Centre for Arts and Culture. Established in 1998 by Dr. Abdelfattah Abusrour and friends, this centre offers the women and youths of the camp and beyond a chance to develop a skill and escape the daily violence and imprisonments in Palestine. The ethos of the centre is to give hope to the people of the camp and that "beautiful resistance" to daily occupation through theatre and the arts is one step towards a better future. I just ordered this title and look forward to providing you more information.

Akelare New Basque Cuisine by Pedro Subijana is a visually stunning production of the culinary creations of the author from the last ten years. You will find excellence, innovation and the avant-garde, three terms that could define Akelare's style, as well as an insight into the work of the kitchen and its extensive team. Subijana was recently awarded the National Prize for Gastronomy in recognition of his contribution to Basque cuisine. This book is a work of art. 

The Abbey-Forge Cookbook: Feeding family and friends by Sarah Xhyumrri delivers the chef's passion for food and her enthusiasm for sourcing and preparing ingredients and savouring the investment that culminates in a perfect get together. Her recipes are easy to follow, full of personality and if there's a quick fix she's found it. For Sarah Xhumrri entertaining is, quite simply, enjoying great food with great company, and putting as much or as little effort as you want into the occasion. Anyone can entertain!

A Baker's Life: 100 fantastic recipes, from my childhood favourites to five-star perfection by Paul Hollywood contains 100 of the baker's most treasured recipes, which he has carefully finessed over the length of his career. Each chapter is filled with bakes that represent a different decade of Paul's life - learning the basics at his father's bakery; honing his skills as a top pastry chef in the finest hotels; discovering the bold flavours of the Mediterranean while working in Cyprus; and finding fame via the hugely popular Great British Bake Off television series.

Tuscany: Simple Meals and Fabulous Feasts from Italy by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi - it's the Caldesis - to me all their books are must haves. This title takes readers on a culinary journey through a Tuscan day. The pace of both life and cooking in Tuscany is slow and calm. Breakfasts are considered, lunch often eaten at home with family, and weekend dinners a feast.

Meyer's Bakery: Bread and baking in the Nordic kitchen by Claus Meyer teaches us to bake the perfect baguette or scone, knead our own spelt loaf or create the New York classic, the bagel. Turn your hand to pretzels and naan bread, or indulge in sugary churros and madeleines. Alongside the recipes, Claus gives tips and tricks for achieving best results, with explanations of the best flour and equipment to use. Photographed step-by-step instructions explain each baking technique, while troubleshooting sections provide advice. Containing 80 foolproof recipes from the man who is taking New York by storm the Nordic way.

Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs. These recipes, which number more than 150, turn everyday ingredients into inspiring dishes that are delicious, economical, and easy to make. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Boragó: Coming from the South by Rodolfo Guzman combines the internationally acclaimed chef's fascinating narratives about Chilean geography and ingredients, his never-before-published notebook sketches of dishes and creative processes, and gorgeous landscape and food photographs that introduce readers to the distinctive pleasures of Chilean culture and cuisine. This is rounded off by Guzmán's selection of 100 savoury and sweet recipes exclusively chosen from the menu at Boragó. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. This book will be indexed in the near future. We are in the process of adding 300 new ingredients to the database that are contained in these recipes! 

East by West: Simple Ayurvedic Recipes for Ultimate Mind-Body Balance by Jasmine Hemsley is the first solo cookbook from bestselling author, cook, TV presenter and co-founder of Hemsley + Hemsley. Featuring 140 delicious recipes from around the world, this title champions the ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of eating to nourish, sustain and repair for ultimate mind-body balance. The author's other titles written with Melissa Hemsley are indexed for our members.

New Classics by Marcus Wareing follows up from his Sunday Times bestseller Marcus at Home. This will be a must-have new classic for your shelves. Over the years, Marcus has developed and refined recipe after recipe. Whether it's a quick recipe after a hectic day, a recipe to bring your family together or a show-off meal for your friends, Marcus brings excellence to every meal he makes. In his new book, Marcus takes the best of the time-honoured recipes and puts his own spin on them. What's more, he creates new recipes that will become much-loved classics in their own right. Here is a book to pore over, to bring inspiration and excitement back into your cooking, and to use again and again.

Claridges: The Cookbook by Meredith Erickson and Martyn Nail celebrates the greatness that is the world famous hotel's heritage, with a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from The Foyer and Reading Room, the Bar and The Fumoir. With interludes ranging from the magic of Christmas to how to host dinner for 100, the extraordinary experience of dining at Claridge's is brought to life in book form.

Andina: Healthy, Fresh Food From Peru by Martin Morales reveals for the first time ever the unique dishes of the Andes region of Peru, an area where quinoa, maca and naturally healthy eating reign supreme. Featuring over 120 recipes, chapters cover breakfasts, snacks, superfood salads and healthy desserts, power shakes and protein-packed main courses. The author's first title Ceviche is a favorite.

The Hairy Bikers' Mediterranean Adventure: 150 feel-good recipes for a taste of the sun every day by The Hairy Bikers celebrates the culinary delights of France, Spain and Italy. With more of us understanding the health benefits of a Med diet, these hearty and healthy dishes are a taste of the very best holiday memories. Fresh, classic, easy and seasonal, enjoy our favorite Med recipes with the nation's favorite cooking duo!   

Where to Drink Coffee by Avidan Ross and Liz Clayton is an insider's guide from the best 150 baristas and coffee experts who share their secrets - 600 spots across 50 countries - revealing where they go for coffee throughout the world. Places chosen range from cafés, bakeries, and restaurants to some more surprising spots, including a video store and an auto shop. The recommendations come with insightful reviews, key information, specially commissioned maps, and an easy-to-navigate geographical organization. It's the only guide you need to get the best coffee in memorable global locations.  Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided and all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and United Kingdom.

Weligama: Recipes from Sri Lanka by Emily Dobbs shares the author's favourite Sri Lankan-inspired recipes for every meal and season, including chapters on breakfast (such as crispy egg hopper 'pancakes') short eats (think traditional street food like vadai and mutton rolls) and a large selection of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable curries and their accompaniments. You'll also find traditional and original puddings to finish off your meal (such as banana tarte Tatin and papaya cake), tips on how to make your own curry using typical Sri Lankan ingredients, and stunning photography.


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Hummus and Co: Middle Eastern Food to Fall in Love With by Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley invites you into its generous heart, full of love, laughter and great food for sharing with friends and family. The 140 plus recipes for fresh greens and vegetables, grains, fish, chicken and meat, are bursting with zesty flavour.

The Tivoli Road Baker by Michael James and Pippa James shares the knowledge that goes into creating standout bread and pastries. The mission is to make these recipes accessible for people who are new to the art while also including tips, ideas and inspiration to challenge more skilled cooks and bakers.

Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet: Unbeatable Recipes from the Iconic Bakery by Paul Allam and David McGuinness is the companion to the definitive and international bestselling bread bible, Bourke Street Bakery. Step-by-step photography accompanies the triple-tested recipes for the pastries, cakes, tarts, cookies and confectionary of your dreams. This collection represents years of testing, adapting and refining of the recipes. I am always impressed with books from the Bourke Bakery team and this is no exception. 

I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City by Maria Pasquale is a love letter to Rome, with beautiful food and location photography, classic recipes, and stories from the heart of the Eternal City. In a country justifiably famous for its food, Rome boasts its own fascinating and unique cuisine that is intrinsically tied to its history. Influences from Ancient Rome through to more recent events are reflected in the food culture of the Eternal City today. And given the passionate nature of Romans as a people, it's no wonder that dining is taken so seriously. From carbonara recipes to artichoke-frying techniques, just about everything food-related is up for debate in Rome. 

Broadsheet Melbourne Food: What to Eat & Where to Get It and Broadsheet Sydney Food : What to Eat & Where to Get It are the definitive guides to each location's best produce and where to get it, from the most authoritative source, Broadsheet. Their 2015 cookbooks, Broadsheet Sydney Food and Broadsheet Melbourne Food where gifts to me from a friend a few years ago and both are stellar cookbooks. 

Maggie's Recipe for Life by Maggie Beer and Ralph Martins are the author's recipes for every day, for everybody, full of deep flavours and beautiful ingredients that will nourish you and your family. "Nobody wants to eat worthy food that tastes like cardboard. For me, food without flavour is unthinkable! And so is the notion of restricting whole food groups. My recipe for life is to have a healthy attitude to eating - it's all about balance, variety and choosing foods that give you the best chance of being in good health now and into your future. This is not a diet book - it's a way of life."

October 2017 Cookbook Roundup

October has arrived with a staggering number of cookbooks and food related titles. November will have a fair number of new releases as well and as hard as it is to imagine, we will soon be talking about Spring releases. Time is flying by - one roundup at a time.

As always, I have reviewed and selected the best new releases from around the world. This month there are 200 plus new titles and I will focus on the top releases while still giving you a list of other titles that might be of interest. 

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We have launched the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club - find out more here and come join us. In November we will be cooking from Half Baked Harvest or any Diana Henry recipe - almost 4,000 are in our complete recipe index. Our World Calendar of Cookbook Events shares author signings, classes, bookstore events and more. Deb Perelman, David Tanis, Gail Simmons, Lidia Bastanich and Ree Drummond are hitting the road to promote their new books along with many other authors.

We also have many great giveaways open and if you need help with entering the contests this post can help. As a reminder, we have tagged each promotion with the specific region to make those regions searchable. Once you have found your region's tag - bookmark that search and you will never have to scroll through the long giveaway list again. To further help, I have set out the tags below with links to the proper searches. #US, #UK, #NZ, #AU, #CA, #worldwide. Also, be sure to enter and check your email folders (spam and junk) for winning notifications. We will have promotions planned for many of the featured titles so check back regularly. We are working hard to include more countries in our promotions - due to the high cost of postage many publishers are unable to ship outside of their own territory.

As books are often released in many countries you may wish to browse through the entire roundup. The Buy Book button will show you the options available for online booksellers including Book Depository which offers free shipping worldwide. In this regard, all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and Canada but information on these titles can be found in the UK section. 

This month's selections include many exciting books - I hardly know where to begin. To mention just a few gems, we have Robyn Eckhardt's Istanbul and Beyond, Deb Perelman's Smitten Kitchen Every Day, David Tanis' Market Cooking, Matt Jennings' Homegrown and Melissa Clark's Dinner in an Instant. A scrumptious assortment of baking books this month from Zingerman's Bakehouse, The Fearless Baker, and The Artful Baker. Restaurant cookbooks are plentiful as well and include The Grand Central Market, The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook, State Bird Provisions, Elizabeth Street Cafe, wd-50 and Pok Pok Drinking Food.

Let's dive in.


Zingerman's Bakehouse: Best-Loved Recipes for Baking People Happy by Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo is spectacular. Since 1992, Michigan's renowned artisanal bakery, Zingerman's Bakehouse in Ann Arbor, has fed a fan base across the United States and beyond with their chewy-sweet brownies and gingersnaps, famous sour cream coffee cake, and fragrant loaves of Jewish rye, challah, and sourdough. Now, for the first time, to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Zingerman's bakers share 65 meticulously tested, carefully detailed recipes in a beautiful hardcover book featuring more than 50 color photographs and bountiful illustrations.

Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites by Deb Perelman delivers more than 100 new, easy-to-cook, impossible-to-resist recipes from the beloved blogger (indexed here) and New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. In the movies, people always say that the sequel is never better than the original, the same can't be said about cookbooks and specifically this one. Recipes include Winter squash flatbread with hummus and za'atar, Parmesan Dutch baby with creamed mushrooms, and Pretzel linzers with salted caramel. Deb has an extensive tour scheduled so be sure to see if she is in your area. This title is being released both in the US and Canada this month and in the UK on December 7th.

Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey by Robyn Eckhardt. With her husband, photographer David Hagerman, she takes readers on an unforgettable epicurean adventure, beginning in Istanbul, home to one of the world's great fusion cuisines. From there, they journey to the lesser-known provinces, opening a vivid world of flavors influenced by neighboring Syria, Iran, Iraq, Armenia, and Georgia. From village home cooks, community bakers, café chefs, farmers, and fishermen, they have assembled a broad, one-of-a-kind collection of authentic, easy-to-follow recipes - many of which have never before been published in English. I tested a few recipes from this title and they were delicious. Robyn has a number of events scheduled to celebrate this book.

Chefs & Company: 75 Top Chefs Share More Than 180 Recipes to Wow Last-Minute Guests by Maria Isabella delivers a never-before-assembled collection of recipes that offers a rare and exciting glimpse into the private home kitchens of 75 culinary superstars as they prepare show-stopping meals for their own last-minute guests in an hour or less. With more than 180 personal recipes, secret tips, inside advice, beverage pairings, and music playlists, plus gorgeous full-color photos, this book is a knock-out.

Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh is coming to the US this month and was released last month in the UK. The pastry chef turned international cooking sensation shares this book entirely filled with delicious baked goods, desserts, and confections starring his signature flavor profiles and ingredients including fig, rose petal, saffron, orange blossom, star anise, pistachio, almond, cardamom, and cinnamon. There are still a few tour dates up for the UK.

Super Tuscan: Heritage Recipes from Our Italian-American Kitchen by Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos shares over 100 tasty recipes, Debi and Gabriele share entertaining anecdotes, useful tips, and day-to-day life in their household with over 125 stunning photographs. Super Tuscan will inspire you to make cooking a daily experience in your family life and live la dolce vita wherever you are. I am a huge fan of Gabriele and Debi - their first book Extra Virgin - is amazingly good. I recently covered that title in a Friday Flashback piece. I've made dozens of recipes with no fails and many compliments and I can't wait to start cooking from Super Tuscan! Gabriele and Debi's events are on our calendar.

Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved by Julia Turshen is a practical and inspiring handbook for political activism - with recipes. As the millions who marched in January 2017 demonstrated, activism is the new normal. When people search for ways to resist injustice and express support for civil rights, environmental protections, and more, they begin by gathering around the table to talk and plan. These dishes foster community and provide sustenance for the mind and soul, including 30 of the healthy, affordable recipes Turshen is known for, plus 10 recipes from a diverse range of celebrated chefs. Julia is touring to promote her new title.

The Grand Central Market Cookbook: Cuisine and Culture from Downtown Los Angeles by Adele Yellin and Kevin West delivers over 85 distinctive recipes, plus spectacular photography that shows off the food, the people, and the daily bustle and buzz of the Market. Stories about the Market's vibrant history and interviews with its prominent customers and vendors dot the pages as well. This is another stunner of a book.

Market Cooking: Themes and Variations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis focuses on seeking out the best ingredient and exploring the best ways of cooking it, pulling from all the world's great cuisines. So whether it's Louisiana dirty rice, Persian jewel rice, Chinese sticky rice, Arroz Valenciana, or Italian risotto, you learn the qualities of each ingredient and the best methods and recipes for showcasing what makes it special. David has a full book tour planned. David has again published another gorgeous book. I have all his books and they are keepers.

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques by Kristen Kish and Meredith Erickson shares more than 80 recipes from the Top Chef winner that celebrate impeccable technique and bridge her Korean heritage, Michigan upbringing, Boston cooking years, and more. This debut offering from Kristen is magnificent with detailed instructions and beautiful photographs. Rigatoni with walnuts, béchamel, sage and fried shallot; Slow-roasted pork loin with Korean melon, chorizo, Asian pear; and a Hazelnut cake with banana ice cream, whipped chocolate ganache, ras el hanout are some of the standouts in this book of standouts. The author is touring to promote this title.

The Cherry Bombe Cookbook by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu shares selected recipes from the writers of the quarterly Cherry Bombe. The Cherry Bombe team asked a list of influential women for their most meaningful recipes and the result is a beautifully styled and photographed collection that you will turn to again and again in the kitchen. The vibrant pink cover sets the tone for this impressive, fun title. The duo have a full line up of dates which are available on our calendar.

The Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soul by Preeti Mistry brings the outsized opinions and culinary daring of the chef/owner of Oakland's Juhu Beach Club, to the page. This collection of street food, comfort classics, and restaurant favorites blends cuisines from across India with American influences to create irresistible combinations. Hip, fun and delicious all collide in this vibrant book that is organized by feeling rather than course. Pork momos in JBC kimchi broth, JBC fried chicken & doswaffle, and Manchurian cauliflower are a few examples of what lies between its covers.

Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A. by Wesley Avila and Richard Parks III is the definitive word on tacos from native Angeleno, Wes Avila of Guerrilla Tacos, who draws on his Mexican heritage as well as his time in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants to create taco perfection.

The Artful Baker: Extraordinary Desserts From an Obsessive Home Baker by Cenk Sonmezsoy is a collection of more than 100 extraordinary desserts - all with photos and meticulous instructions - by the creator of the internationally acclaimed blog Cafe Fernando. This book is spectacular and will bring out the baking artist that is buried within each of us.

Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian: 220 Foolproof Recipes That Make Every Meal a Party by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali gives us 220 fantastic recipes for entertaining with that distinctly Bastianich flare. From Pear Bellinis to Carrot and chickpea dip, from Campanelle with fennel and shrimp to Berry tiramisu - these are dishes your guests will love, no matter the occasion. Here, too, are Lidia's suggestions for hosting a BBQ, making pizza for a group, choosing the perfect wine, setting an inviting table, and much more. Lidia is touring and her schedule is available on our calendar.

State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook by Stuart Brioza, Nicole Krasinski and JJ Goode is the debut cookbook from one of the country's most celebrated and pioneering restaurants, Michelin-starred State Bird Provisions in San Francisco. In a month full of stellar cookbooks, State Bird holds its own with dishes that include Spicy yuba noodles with kimchi, crab, and tomalley butter, Porcini fried rice with balsamic spring onions, ramps, and porcini alioli, and Fried pork belly with plum, fish sauce, herbs, and long pepper. A four-page foldout on gourmet ice cream sandwiches made my heart skip a beat. I am crushing so hard on this stunning book. The authors are touring in support of this gorgeous book.

Downtime: Deliciousness at Home by Nadine Levy Redzepi blurs the lines between everyday and special occasion cooking, elevating simple comfort food flavors to elegant new heights. When you're married to Noma's Rene Redzepi you never know who might drop by for dinner. So Nadine has developed a stripped-down repertoire of starters, mains, and desserts that can always accommodate a few more at the table, presenting them in a stylish yet relaxed way that makes guests feel like family - and makes family feel special every single day.

Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, and Instant Pot by Melissa Clark gives home cooks recipes for elevated dinners that never sacrifice convenience. Beloved for her flawless recipes, Clark turns her imagination to the countertop appliances that have won American hearts from coast to coast. Recipes include Fresh coconut yogurt, Japanese beef curry, Osso buco, Smoky lentils, Green Persian rice with tahdig, and Lemon verbena crème brulee. The book also provides instructions when possible for making the same dish on both the pressure cooker and slow cooker settings, allowing home cooks flexibility.  Symbols guide the reader toward Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free dinners. I can't wait to get this book! 

wd~50: A Restaurant by Wylie Dufresne and Peter Meehan is the first cookbook from one of the world's most groundbreaking chefs and a pioneering restaurant on the Lower East Side of New York - the story of Wylie Dufresne's wd~50 and the dishes that made it famous. Do not put off by the adventurousness and high-tech reputation of this chef - the book is wonderful and will bring our cooking to new levels with an Everything bagel and crispy cream cheese, Busted foie: foie gras, fennel, malt, sherry vinegar jam, and Scallops, pine needle udon, grapefruit dashi, and Chinese broccoli.

Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating by Gail Simmons is the long-awaited book from the Top Chef judge. From her travels, where she tries different dishes and keeps detailed notes on them, to her culinary adventures with the world's most notable chefs on Top Chef, she is always thinking: "How can I bring this dish home to my kitchen?" She then makes the recipe approachable with accessible ingredients so it can be made in a short time for a family dinner. The author is touring extensively to promote this title.

Pok Pok: The Drinking Food of Thailand by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode is a cookbook featuring the rich and varied drinking food of Thailand (and the drinks it's consumed with), with 50 recipes and travelogue-like essays, inspired by Whiskey Soda Lounge, Ricker's Portland, Oregon, restaurant. I've been waiting for this since Pok Pok was published, which was a Flashback Friday feature. I love everything about this book from the photos, to the incredible and sometimes wild dishes, to the stories shared. 

Night + Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking and Fun-Having Amongst Friends by Kris Yenbamroong shares the author's brash style of spicy, sharp Thai party food by stripping down traditional recipes to wring maximum flavor out of minimum hassle. Whether it's a scorching hot crispy rice salad, lush coconut curries, or a wok-seared pad Thai, it's all about demystifying the universe of Thai flavors to make them work in your life. Darcie's article shares more information on this title.

Autentico: Simply Delicious Recipes for Authentic Italian Dishes by Rolando Beramendi is a simply glorious book that reminds us of the pleasure of true Italian dishes. Details on how to make classic dishes from Spaghetti cacio e pepe to Risotto in bianco and Gran bollito misto as they are meant to be - not the versions that somehow became muddled as they made their way across the globe. Colored by the choicest ingredients from the shores of Italy and beyond, the pages of Autentico offer a rich taste of the Italy's history, brought to life in the modern kitchen.

Modernist Bread: The Art and Science by Francisco Migoya and Nathan Myhrvold is the bread baker's Disneyland in a five book set. The epic Modernist Cuisine set (that I am still waiting for a fairy godmother to make appear) is still taunting me. I was fortunate enough to see a digital copy of this masterpiece and all I can say is - spectacular. For more information on this title, see Darcie's article.

Eleven Madison Park: The Next Chapter (Deluxe Edition) by Daniel Humm and Will Guidara reflects on the last eleven years at Eleven Madison Park, the period in which this singular team garnered scores of accolades, including four stars from the New York Times, three Michelin stars, seven James Beard Foundation awards, and for Chef Humm, the 2015 chefs' choice award from a worldwide jury of his peers. In two highly appointed volumes, the authors share more than 100 recipes, stunning photographs, lush watercolor illustrations, and - for the very first time - personal stories from Chef Humm describing his unparalleled culinary journey and inspiration. Only 11,000 copies of this deluxe slipcase collection have been printed, and each edition is numbered and hand signed by the authors. This set makes it onto my wish list along with the Modernist Cuisine sets. 

Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes by The Editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is going to be a must have - not only because these recipes are approved by Instant Pot - but because one of my recipes is shared in this title!  Full of international flavor and anything but boring dinners, this is one of the Instant Pot titles you must buy this year. Next month we hope to bring a full promotion including an Instant Pot for one lucky member. 

The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro by Erin Jeanne McDowell is the highly anticipated debut cookbook from one of Food52's most popular columnists. Erin is a top food stylist who shares her baking secrets and the science behind them. Erin's book tour dates can be found on our calendar.

Le Creuset (L'uh-cru-say) : A Collection of Recipes from Our French Table was created in Le Creuset's very own test kitchen, creating over eighty inspiring French recipes designed to empower home cooks to explore the timeless pleasures of the French table. It's filled with classics like Coq au vin, Boeuf Bourguignon, Croque madame, Clafoutis, and many more mouthwatering recipes and photos. We are excited to be bringing you a promotion on this beautiful book soon along with a giveaway for a stockpot from Le Creuset.

The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking by Andrew Barton brings forth 100 recipes that amplify the tastes, colors, and textures of summer tomatoes, fall mushrooms, winter roots, and spring greens. You will gain nearly as much from reading these recipes as from cooking them. Whether you are inspired to make Nettle dumplings in sorrel broth, Candied tomato puttanesca, or Russet rye apple pie, be prepared to swoon under the spell of Myrtlewood. I reviewed this gorgeous book when it was published independently.

France is a Feast: Paul and Julia Child's Photographic Journey by Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt documents, through intimate and compelling photographs, Julia Child's discovery and mastery of French cooking and the French way of life.

S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco by Editors of Garden and Gun and David DiBenedetto is a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture. This is a bible devoted to all things Southern and while there are no actual recipes in this title it will be wonderful resource in any cook's kitchen. Be sure to enter our contest for a chance to win a copy of this book.

The Chef and the Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson brings a chef's mind to the slow cooker, with 100 recipes showing readers how an appliance generally relegated to convenience cooking can open up many culinary doors. Poached eggs in romesco with potato chips, Braised shiitake mushrooms with tofu, Thai basil and chiles, and a Mexican-style sipping chocolate await us here. Over the last year, cookbooks devoted to slow or pressure cooker devices have morphed into artistic, must-have titles and this one surely fits that category.

Speaking of beautiful books devoted to slow cooking, Sarah DiGregorio's Adventures in Slow Cooking: 120 Slow Cooker Recipes for People Who Love Food is another such title. I wrote about this beautiful book in our promotion last month. Here, Sarah has reinvented dishes for a generation that cooks for fun and flavor, taking a fresh approach to reclaim this versatile tool without sacrificing quality or taste. For most cooks, it's not just about getting dinner on the table - we want to create delicious, healthful meals without giving up the enjoyment of a tasty experience. Sarah teaches us to use a slow cooker to make fabulous dinners like herb oil poached shrimp or the most perfect sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

The Sweet Spot: Dialing Back Sugar and Amping Up Flavor for Better Desserts by Bill Yosses and Peter Kaminsky is a game-changing collection of recipes that upend the very notion of "healthy" desserts by using sugar and fat as grace notes to enhance rather than dominate sweets. "Use sugar as you would salt: to enhance flavors, not be the main flavor itself," counsels former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. More than 100 delectable sweets, including Kabocha persimmon pie, Matcha green tea roll with fresh berries and cream, Alfonso mango cake, Lemon kaffir semifreddo, and Coconut chocolate apricot cookies, are designed to bring diners to their bliss point more quickly. Complete with professional tips for ensuring that each confection is a treat for the eye as well, this title will have cooks thinking about dessert in a whole new way.

Duchess Bake Shop: French-Inspired Recipes from Our Bakery to Your Home by Duchess Bake Shop Ltd. and Giselle Courteau is an updated version of the 2015 title. Another beautiful baking book with step-by-step photographs, exquisite pastries and detailed instructions. For instance, The Duchess, a domed cake with multiple components is comprised of six pages of photos and instructions. How can we fail? Elaborate pastries to the simple Double ginger cookie are covered. By taking a look at the 2015 index, you will have a better idea of the recipes shared here. This title is being released in Canada as well. 

Patisserie: A Step-by Step Guide to Creating Exquisite French Pastry by Philippe Urraca, Michel Guérard and Cecile Coulier is a comprehensive and beautiful reference focusing on French baking containing step-by-step accessible instructions for the creation of wonderful pastries. 130 emblematic recipes that represent the best of French baking: croissants, millefeuilles, financiers, ParisBrest, eclairs, macarons, and more are outlined here. Basic recipes and techniques are explained with detailed step-by-step instructions as well as professional tips, making this book a helpful reference for both amateurs and pros.

Valerie's Home Cooking: Over 100 Delicious Recipes to Share with Friends and Family by Valerie Bertinelli is a celebrity cookbook that is both approachable and fun. In the realm of Cravings and Food Swings, it delivers recipes that both present beautifully and taste delicious. Rosemary and pepper crackers, Chicken with lemon-wine sauce, and Brown sugar sriracha bacon bites are just a few of the recipes that will become family favorites. Valerie comes from a long line of home cooks and her recipes work. Her Broccoli salad and Ricottta cookies with sour cream glaze are delicious. Valerie is touring to promote her title.

Cakes by Melissa by Melissa Ben-Ishay is vibrant, enjoyable and full of sugary delights that will be sure to please.  Peanut butter cup cupcakes and chocolate peanut butter cake (my son wants this cake now!), a Rainbow cookie cake, Neopolitan cake and a Cereal cake are examples of recipes you will find here. Toppings, icings (pretzel icing anyone?), batters, ultimate flavor combinations (Melissa is the queen of exciting flavors) and more are shared and are guaranteed to make any baker happy. I am gobsmacked by all the possibilities in this title! For a full review and a recipe to try now, along with a giveaway see our promotion post.

Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone presents the secrets to preparing and presenting unforgettable meals. As the voice and curator behind EyeSwoon, an online lifestyle destination for food, entertaining, fashion, and interior design, Athena cooks with top chefs, hosts incredible dinners, and designs stunning tablescapes, while emphasizing the importance of balancing the visual elements of each dish with incredible flavors. This book is stunning and includes 100 recipes with step-by-step advice on everything from prep to presentation from artfully layering a peach and burrata salad to searing a perfect steak. Organized by season, each section closes with a tablescape inspired by nature, along with specific table décor and entertaining tips. Athena has a few book tour events scheduled - be sure to check our calendar.

America The Great Cookbook, edited by Joe Yonan, is a lovely collection of recipes from well-known chefs and TV personalities like Mario Batali and Carla Hall to culinary revolutionaries such as David Chang, Michael Voltaggio, and Dan Barber. 100 of America's top food personalities share their most treasured home recipes in America The Great Cookbook. Lavishly photographed with spectacular images of food and locations from across the United States, this gorgeous cookbook highlights what is the very best about America and its rich culinary traditions.

All-Time Favorite Sheet Cakes & Slab Pies: Easy to Make, Easy to Serve by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Slab pies are the perfect flavor trifecta of flaky crust, jammy filling, and crumbly topping, while sheet cakes ensure that every bite of cake has a thick layer of frosting. Best of all, these delightful sweets are simple to make and can serve a crowd with ease. Whether you're looking for a timeless classic like Blueberry buckle or craving something simply indulgent like the Bacon-peanut butter cake with maple buttercream, with over 100 recipes inside you'll find the perfect dessert for every occasion. In addition to the cakes and pies there are also recipes for cheesecakes, Danish, coffee cakes, and more. 

Pioneer Woman Cooks: Come and Get It!: Simple, Scrumptious Recipes for Crazy Busy Lives by Ree Drummond shares more than 120 of the Food Network personality's best solutions for tasty, wholesome meals (with minimal fuss) for breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and snacks. Ree is touring to promote her book, check out her schedule here.

Dining In: Highly Cookable Recipes by Alison Roman shares 125 recipes that are tempting enough to attract seasoned cooks but easy enough for the novice. Roman is known for her keeper recipes and simple approach as well as for her fun, effortless style. 100 gorgeous photographs make this book pop along with recipes that include Crispy kimchi and cheddar omelette, Vinegar-braised chicken with farro and watercress and Turmeric-roasted carrots with seeds and labne. While all the recipes cry out to be made, one is screaming to me "Salted butter and chocolate chunk shortbread, or why would I make another chocolate chip cookie ever again?" I hear you, recipe, and I'm yours. Check our calendar for Alison's tour dates.

Modern French Pastry: Innovative Desserts Using Classic French Techniques by Cheryl Wakerhauser is another cookbook devoted to pastry this month and is a beauty. Cheryl focuses on innovative modern pastries that are elegant and show stopping. Recipes include a Concerto, a beautiful mini tart that contains components of coffee cream, fleur de sel caramel, coffee caramel glaze, phyllo decor with a chocolate almond dough - while there are multiple components each one in itself is doable and the end result is spectacular. 

Southern Girl Meets Vegetarian Boy: A Cookbook for Everyone at the Table by Damaris Phillips is a love story that made its way into a cookbook. Food Network personality, Darmaris, a Southern chef, meets an ethical vegetarian and the rest as they say is history. Not a vegetarian book in totality as Damaris offers carnivore options as well as providing two separate versions of family favorites - it is a book sure to please everyone. I recently did a piece for Books for Better Living that includes a recipe you can try now. 

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman and Beth Dooley provides a thorough introduction to the modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories. Sherman delivers a vision and approach to this cuisine that travels well beyond those borders. Hominy cakes, Tatanka truck sunflower-crusted trout, and Bison tartare along with basics such as real wild rice and stocks. Along with the recipes and photographs, the authors provide the reader with a rich education to the ingredients used for centuries by the indigenous people.

Cooking in Season: 100 Recipes for Eating Fresh by Brigit Binns is the author's newest offering from the William Sonoma line of books. It is vibrant and with gorgeous seasonal dishes reflected in the photographs peppered throughout. I have the Potato & pancetta crostata with fresh rosemary, Walnut torte with chocolate-caramel sauce, and the Cider-braised chicken legs with fresh figs & cipollini onions marked to make. 

Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking by Paola Gavin delivers a symphony of beautiful photographs and crave-worthy dishes beginning with that stunning cover continuing throughout its pages until the very last recipe for Chocolate walnut balls. In Hebrew, the word "Hazana" refers to nourishment, a word that defines the role food and cooking play in Jewish life. Paola shares 140 traditional Jewish vegetarian dishes that have been passed down for generations taking us on a journey from Poland to Morocco, Italy, Lithuania, Turkey and more. 

Rasika: Flavors of India by Ashok Bajaj brings the famed Washington D.C. restaurants' dishes into our home kitchens. Stuffed saffron and almond chicken, Grilled eggplant and potato stacks with jaggery peanut sauce, and Grilled cashew cardamom lamb chops are a few examples of what is available here. I am looking forward to this title! 

Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour was released last month in the UK and comes to the US this month.  This title is the highly anticipated follow up to the award-winning Persiana and number one bestseller Sirocco. Here Sabrina shares a delicious array of Middle-Eastern dishes from breakfasts to banquets and the simple to the sumptuous. Sabrina is one of those authors whose books I must have and was the subject of a recent Flashback Friday. This book is incredible. 

Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip is an intimate tour of Philip's kitchen, mind, and heart. Through seventy-five original recipes and life stories told with incandescent prose, he shares not only the secrets to creating loaves of unparalleled beauty and flavor but the secrets to a good life. From the butter biscuits, pecan pie, and whiskey bread pudding of his childhood in the Ozarks to French baguettes and focaccias, bagels and muffins, cinnamon buns and ginger scones, Breaking Bread is a guide to wholeheartedly embracing the staff of life.

Chasing Bocuse: America's Journey to the Culinary World Stage by Philip Tessier shares the dramatic story of the American team's journey from obscurity to the silver-medal and ultimately the gold-medal win at the world's most renowned cooking competition, the Bocuse d'Or. It is told in riveting narrative, breathtaking photographs, and expert recipes from every stage of the process. We will have more information on this beautiful book in our promotion coming soon. 

Cooking Price-Wise: A Culinary Legacy by Vincent Price is a charming book of the actor's favorite recipes based on the Thames Television series he hosted in the 1970s, which showcased timeless international cuisine. Scores of easy-to-make dishes from around the world include soups, breads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts that can be made from ingredients readily available in supermarkets and food shops. Fascinating food-related historical tidbits add extra zest to the newly typeset recipes and numerous color and black-and-white photographs that enhance this handsome collectible edition.

How to Cake It: A Cakebook by Yolanda Gampp, popular You Tube cake artist, includes directions for making twenty-one jaw-dropping cakes that are gorgeous and delicious, including a few fan favorites with a fresh twist, and mind-blowing new creations. Yolanda shares her coveted recipes and pro tips, taking you step-by-step from easy, kid-friendly cakes (no carving necessary and simple fondant work) to more difficult designs (minimal carving and fondant detail) to aspirational cakes (carving, painting and gum-paste work). 

Meehan's Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan's magnum opus - and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This groundbreaking work chronicles Meehan's storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan's deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and the tools you'll need to create a well-stocked bar - all brought to life in over 150 black-and-white illustrations by artist Gianmarco Magnani.  

My Mother's Philippine Recipes: Filipino Cookbook Recipes from Asian in America by Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino is the follow up to How to Cook Philippine Desserts, Cakes and Snacks (this book is one of a kind and I can't wait to get my hands on this new title). Elizabeth Ann, born and raised in the Philippines, writes the popular blog Asian In America. In this title, she shares a special collection of her mother's recipes often cooked and served to family and friends who stopped by their home in Tarlac. Some family favorites in this cookbook include Sinigang na baka with lemongrass, Tokwa't lechon, Pancit palabok, Pork barbecue, Spanish cocido, Beef Kalitiran pot roast, and some new dishes like Salted-egg potato chips, Vegetable siomai, Kangkong salad with salted egg dressing, and Mango tempura.

The Art of the Pantry: Save Time and Money with 150 Delicious Meals Using Everyday Ingredients by Claire Thomson presents 150 dishes that offer everyday meal solutions, all with kitchen basics at their heart. An organized pantry makes meal planning painless. Knowing that you can always have a simple, healthy, delicious meal at your fingertips will revolutionize the way you cook and shop. Claire takes you through the essentials, from flours and grains, to pulses, pastas and spices, as well as dried fruits, nuts, and seeds for instant dessert or breakfast solutions. By combining kitchen staples with a little fresh produce, you can enhance your dinner or just make a pantry supper from scratch. With dishes including buckwheat crêpes, sour cherry and pistachio pilaf, firecracker noodles, Egyptian ful medames, date and semolina bars, and honey and nutmeg tea bread you can't go wrong.

The Cottage Kitchen: Cozy Cooking in the English Countryside by Marte Marie Forsberg is simply gorgeous. Here, the tastemaker and photographer, shares a glimpse into her idyllic life. Stunning photos of dishes that whisper comfort and elegance tempt you to drop everything and create them. Truffled Yorkshire pudding with onion gravy, Taleggio and potato pizza, and Orange and clove roast chicken with pears and butternut squash are examples of a few of the dishes. If you can't find me, I'll be buying a white apron for my new life in the English countryside.

Jamie's Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver is available in the US this month, previously released in the UK in 2016.  Jamie says: "I've got all the bases covered with everything you need for the big day and any feasting meals over the festive period, as well as party fare, edible gifts, teatime treats, cocktails and of course, exciting ways to embrace and celebrate those leftovers. You'll also find all the deeply important technical info you need, such as cooking charts, and wherever possible, I've designed the recipes to be cooked at the same oven temperature, so you can be efficient with time and oven space, and it'll be super-easy for you to mix and match the different elements and build your own perfect Christmas meal. I haven't held back. This book is the greatest hits, all wrapped up in one Christmas parcel, and I hope you have fun looking through, picking your recipes, and building your own plan."

My Thai Cookbook by Tom Kime is an inspiring and beautifully photographed cookbook brings the vibrant and flavorful cuisine of Thailand to home cooks everywhere. Featuring a range of recipes that explore this beloved cuisine's four main groups of taste - hot, sweet, salty, sour - the author demonstrates how simple it is to prepare authentic Thai dishes in your kitchen. Sample recipes include: Hot & sour grilled beef salad shrimp, Sweet & crispy pork spare and Sesame-seared tuna with ginger. 

The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State by Tracey Medeiros honors the state's mission to connect with its local organic farmlands and the farmers who nurture and care for them. It also serves as a guide for eating organically and non-GMO in Vermont. The book celebrates the region's esteemed organic food producers, farmers, cheesemakers, dairy farmers, and the chefs who partner with them to create delicious, innovative, organic, and non-GMO recipes. Recipes include Avocado, jalapeño, and cheddar cheese cornbread, Maple kale salad with toasted Almonds, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, and rustic croutons, Oven-roasted organic pulled pork sandwiches with spicy apple cider vinegar slaw, and Apple-raspberry pie.

Tupelo Honey Southern Spirits and Small Plates (Tupelo Honey Cafe) by Elizabeth Sims, E. Tyler Alford and Eric Gabrynowicz shares 70 unique cocktail and 30 delicious small plate recipes in this third title from the Tupelo Honey franchise. Among the made-from-scratch cocktails and small plates perfect for two or twenty are Johnny cakes with BBQ pulled pork and corn-jalapeño slaw, Goat cheese deviled eggs with country ham prosciutto, and Don't judge my okra obsession.

What Can I Bring?: Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up by Elizabeth Heiskell is based on the popular monthly feature "What Can I Bring?" in Southern Living magazine, no matter what the occasion, you'll have the perfect dish. From housewarming party to garden party, a new baby, a wake, a wedding, christening or anything in between, Elizabeth delivers over 100 delicious recipes, including appetizers, mains, sandwiches, desserts and more, that are sure to please a crowd, no matter how big or small. Additionally, these are all dishes that can be prepared in advance and travel well.

Feast with Sababa: Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Food by Tal Smith, owner of the popular Sea Point deli, Sababa, is back with new recipes in his second offering. This follows the incredible success of the first Sababa cookbook and the constant request for more recipes. This is a beautiful book full of delectable recipes featuring an array of meze, salads, risottos and meat recipes among others. I have purchased both of Tal's books and they are gorgeous.  

Stir Crazy: 100 Deliciously Healthy Stir-Fry Recipes by Ching-He Huang makes stir fry dishes approachable for novice cooks with enough flavor and punch to please established cooks. This title was released in the UK late last month and contains recipes from Chinese 'pesto' spring onion chilli noodles with kale and Taiwanese five spice peanut rice with carrot and edamame, to Chicken and green beans in spicy garlic sauce. 

In October, exclusively through Sur la Table, Jacques Pépin's My Menus: Remembering Meals with Family and Friends will be available. I had the pleasure of speaking with the master last month and more information about this work of art can be found in that interview. 

MUNCHIES: Late-Night Eats from the World's Best Chefs by JJ Goode and Helen Hollyman and Editors of MUNCHIES is based on the game-changing web series Chef's Night Out, features stories of the world's best chefs' debauched nights on the town, and recipes for the food they cook to soak up the booze afterwards. This book is also being released in the UK.

Other titles of interest include:


The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque shares the popular blogger's love of whole foods along with heart-warming kitchen stories and recipes that are nutritious, fairly simple to make, and utterly delicious. Aimée knows the challenges that come with feeding a family and tackles them head on by providing lunchbox inspiration, supper solutions and healthy snack options. Brown Eggs & Jam Jars, her first title, is a beautiful book.

Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking by Rod Butters is a cookbook celebrating the local flavours: creating exceptional meals by connecting with the freshest, highest quality food. Featuring more than 80 illustrated recipes, the book is structured in the order in which we enjoy our meals: sunrise, midday, sunset, and twilight and showcases a collection of classic and signature recipes from the Okanagan Valley.

Flavours of New Brunswick: The Best Recipes from Our Kitchens by Karen Powell brings together the best-loved appetizers, entrées, soups, preserves, desserts, and more from Karen Powell's popular cookbooks. Featuring time-tested favourites like Fundy fog pea soup and crowd-pleasers like Fiddlehead fry and leek and salmon pizza, these delicious recipes are as fun to make as they are to share!

The Edgy Veg: 138 Carnivore-Approved Vegan Recipes by Candice Hutchings and James Aita shares 138 fun and exciting vegan recipes to your table. The YouTube sensation (with over 250,000+ subscribers and counting) created by the hilarious Candice and her husband Aita are on a journey to revolutionize vegan food as we know it.

Lure: Sustainable Seafood Recipes from the West Coast by Ned Bell and Valerie Howes features simple techniques and straightforward sustainability guidelines about Pacific species as well as 80 delicious recipes to make at home. You'll find tacos, fish burgers, chowders, and sandwiches - the types of dishes that fill bellies, soothe souls and get happy dinner table conversation flowing on a weekday night as well as elegant (albeit still simple-to-execute) dinner party options, such as crudo, ceviche, and caviar butter.

Duchess Bake Shop: French-Inspired Recipes from Our Bakery to Your Home by Duchess Bake Shop Ltd. and Giselle Courteau is an updated version of the 2015 title. By taking a look at the 2015 index, you will have a better idea of the recipes shared here. This title is being released in the US  as well.



New French Table: A Fresh Take on Classic Recipes by Emily Roux and Giselle Roux, mother-and-daughter team, share a completely fresh take on classic and contemporary recipes, creating a modern bible for today's lifestyle. Drawing upon their experience working in Roux restaurants and fond memories of cooking together, they prove that French food is not only easy and approachable, but light, fresh and bursting with flavour. From the provincial home cooking of the Ardeche to the sweet treats of Brittany, this unique collection of recipes shows how the French kitchen has evolved to suit a modern lifestyle. This title was released last month in the US and Canada.

The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis weaves together a tapestry of personal anecdotes, local traditions, and historical context, sharing with home cooks her collection of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that range from simple breakfasts and speedy salads to celebratory dishes fit for a feast - giving rare insight into the heart and hearth of the Palestinian family kitchen. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided and all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and United Kingdom.

Hong Kong Diner: Recipes for Baos, Buns, Hotpots and More by Jeremy Pang is the first cookbook to explore the east-meets-west diner food crossover of Hong Kong cuisine which draws on everything from classic Chinese to America's west coast to French Vietnamese. This book represents comfort food at its finest: Beef brisket noodle soup sits alongside Peanut butter French toast, Claypot rice beside Savoury doughnuts, Pineapple buns next to Milk tea, and he expertly brings together in this book the very best dishes that the city has to offer.

Saturday Pizzas from the Ballymaloe Cookery School: The essential guide to making pizza at home, from perfect classics to inspired gourmet toppings by Philip Dennhardt and Kristin Jensen shares the recipes from the small pop-up restaurant at the famous Ballymaloe Cookery School. The pizzeria has been going for nearly 10 years, and is considered something of an institution within Ireland. Due to high demand, Saturday Pizzas also sell their pizzas into local shops too.

River Cafe 30 by Ruth Rogers and Rose Gray is a celebration of an iconic restaurant on its thirtieth birthday. This bold and beautiful cookbook has over 120 recipes - revisiting favourites from the first iconic River Cafe blue cookbook, updated for home cooks today, and introducing 30 new recipes, with new tips and anecdotes.

The Modern Cook's Year by Anna Jones is the long-awaited new cook book from the rising food star who has authored A Modern Way to Eat and A Modern Way to Cook. The Modern Cook's Year will be filled with hugely-inventive, easy recipes that will continue to transform vegetarian main meals into vibrant, energising food that everyone wants to eat.

Elizabeth Street Cafe by Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire and Julia Turshen shares recipes from the French-inspired Vietnamese restaurant located in the cultural hub of Austin, Texas - recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles using the link provided and all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and United Kingdom. This book is exciting, approachable and inspirational all wrapped up in a gorgeous cookbook.

Comfort: Food to Soothe the Soul by John Whaite is a collection of enticing recipes will have you cooking up a comforting feast in the kitchen. Chapters are divided by comfort cravings, including Something Crunchy; Something Spicy; Something Pillowy; Something Cheesy and, of course, Something Sweet. Recipes include Breakfast ramen, Devil curry, Crab & sriracha mac'n' cheese, Lemon & pea barley risotto, Peanut butter brownies and Cinnamon knots.

Mary's Household Tips and Tricks: The Complete Guide to Home Happiness by Mary Berry is a wonderful, practical and comprehensive household how-to from national treasure, Mary Berry. "This book is a collection of what I've learnt about running a home over the years, along with all the helpful hints that friends and family have imparted to me. It's about helping you with life - not creating more work, or telling you what you should do. These are my tips, gleaned from years of practical experience, and I hope it will be a helping hand."

Catalonia: Spanish Recipes from Barcelona and Beyond by José Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home. Dispelling the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary, he shows us how to take the experience of eating in the little bars of Barcelona to your own kitchen. Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, you'll really feel like you're on a magical holiday in Spain. Basque, his first title is stunning and Catalonia follows suit. 

Igni: The First Year by Aaron Turner tells the story of IGNI, a high-end degustation restaurant in the backstreets of the Australian coastal city of Geelong. A striking title with black and white photographs dotted with a splash of color to jolt you, a fascinating story highlighting the peaks and valleys of opening a restaurant, and elegant recipes guarantees Turner a world of accolades from the cookbook world. The chef's story is told through diary entries, seasoned with recipes from Aaron's exquisite tasting menu and also includes a look into the development of his recipes, daily kitchen processes and the importance of local producers. One word - gorgeous. This title is also be released in the US and Australia. 

Recipes from an Italian Butcher: Roasting, Stewing, Braising by The Silver Spoon Kitchen shares 150 inspiring and authentic Italian recipes for meat, poultry, and game - from the world's most trusted authority on Italian cuisine. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided and all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and United Kingdom..

America: The Cookbook: A Culinary Road Trip Through the 50 States by Gabrielle Langholtz is the first book to document comprehensively - and celebrate - the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture.  A unique state-by-state section features essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

MUNCHIES: Late-Night Eats from the World's Best Chefs by JJ Goode and Helen Hollyman and Editors of MUNCHIES is based on the game-changing web series Chef's Night Out, features stories of the world's best chefs' debauched nights on the town, and recipes for the food they cook to soak up the booze afterwards. This book is also being released in the US.

Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal's City of Light by Nuno Mendes invites you to experience the author's favourite places, and the incredible food you will discover there. Sharing recipes inspired by the dishes that he loves, Nuno takes you through a typical day in Lisbon.

The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and Essential Recipes for Midwinter by Nigel Slater features everything you need for the winter solstice. Written as a diary, and starting in September, this is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, its fables and its family feasts.

Modern British Food: Recipes from the Parlour by Jesse Dunford Wood is a delightfully wacky, delicious and irresistible collection of British classics with a twist and a turn, based around the premise that food should be fun and that flavour is key.

Hawksmoor: Restaurants & Recipes by Huw Gott and Will Beckett is an essential read for anyone interested in the realities of restaurants, revealing the trials and tribulations faced along the way, as well as the people, places and plates that have made it so successful. From refined, tweaked and perfected Hawksmoor favourites like Mac 'n' cheese to the Steak slice that caused a social media storm, and from a light and elegant Lobster slaw to big carnivorous sharing feasts, this book will make you look at the classics anew and fall in love with a whole new collection of dishes for the first time. 

Hook Line Sinker: A Seafood Cookbook by Galton Blackiston is a seafood cookbook from Michelin-starred chef Galton Blackiston featuring recipes created through his lifelong love affair with fish and shellfish.Galton's seafood dishes have always turned heads. He has a knack of taking simple ingredients and pairing them with techniques and flavours that allow the flavours to remain pure whilst bringing a sense of fun to the occasion. Cooking seafood is an art and in this book, Galton shows you how to master it. The book features over 90 recipes divided into five chapters - Quick and Easy, Small Plates, Stress-Free, Spicy Seafood and Main Courses.

Cooking Tonight: Simple recipes to put the joy back into weekday suppers by Alex Hollywood is an exciting new cookery book for anyone whose heart sinks at the question: 'What shall we have for dinner tonight?'.  Alex is a busy working mum who faces all the usual challenges: not enough time, too much to do, wanting to feed her family good home cooked food but bored by endless food shopping. Guided by her fuss-free approach to cooking and drawing on the recipes from her popular Twitter feed, this book is based around the staple ingredients we all buy in our weekly shop, showing us how to throw them together to create delicious and easy home cooked suppers.

Tanya's Christmas by Tanya Burr shares tips and strategies for having the perfect Christmas. From finding the perfect gift, decorating your home and hosting a party to remember, to cooking roast turkey with all the trimmings, baking indulgent festive treats and her own hair and make-up tips. Presented as a countdown to the main event and into the new year, this beautiful book has over 50 sumptuous recipes and thoughtful craft projects. At every step, bestselling author Tanya suggests easy ways for you, your family and friends to create special memories together that will last a lifetime.

Home Baking by Rachel Allen is filled with over 140 easy-to-follow recipes to cater to your every baking need or whim. Whether you're after something traditional like the perfect Birthday cake, the crispest Brandy snaps or the crumbliest Cheese swirls, Rachel has a fail-safe recipe. Or perhaps you're looking for something a bit more unusual, in which case you'll find undiscovered gems such Pashtida with aubergine, feta and mint (an Israeli quiche), Cardamom butter biscuits and a Tarte de Saint Tropez.

Leon Happy Soups by Rebecca Seal and John Vincent brings together 100 all-new, all-smiles soup recipes for all the family. Whether you're looking for a bright soup with which to dazzle your friends, or a simple soup to take to the office, this book is a must-have kitchen staple. Alongside the recipes, the book is packed with tips and tricks for added extras. Leon is the future of fast food, and it's clear that vegetables are a big part of that future.

What's Cooking? by Joshua David Stein tackles the world of cookery with his signature quirk and charm. From the practical ("Can I fry a scoop of gelato?") to the playful ("Do frozen peas grow on frozen trees?"), each vignette features an engaging question and a satisfying reveal, all revolving around the preparation of food. The simple yet sophisticated hand-drawings by Julia Rothman provide authenticity and a balance of seriousness to the silliness at hand. Incorporating humor, word play, logic and illogic, foreign foods, and even some cookbook vocabulary, this read-aloud book offers children facts to share and maybe even the impetus to get involved in the kitchen. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided and all Phaidon books are released in the UK, US, Australia and United Kingdom.

Lasagne by Sandra Mahut is a beautiful little book devoted to - what else - lasagne. From Curried crab to Lamb and pea, there is something for everyone in this fun title with 30 different recipes for the layered pasta favorite.

Crumbles by Sabrina Fauda-Role shares sweet and savoury recipes for crumbles. Whether you want a sweet bite of comfort with butter, cinnamon and fruit or a meal time crumble - 30 versions are included in this book.  

Les Abats: Celebrating the Whole Beast by Michel Roux Jr is geared toward teaching us the benefits and delicious qualities of the whole animal. From the simple sweetbreads Michel's mother fed him as a child, to the more adventurous dishes in the style served at his award-winning restaurants. Dishes range from La Salade Aveyronnaise (Warm salad with sweetbreads and Roquefort) or Soupe aux abattis (Giblet soup), to Cervelle de veau zingara (Calves' brains with zingara) or Langue de boefu au persil et cares (Salted ox tongue with caper parsley sauce).

Cheese by Michel Roux is the third title this month from the prolific Roux family, this one devoted to something less adventurous - cheese. The author guides us through classic recipes and techniques and inspires with a multitude of inventive ways to make the most of fantastic international and easy-to-find cheese varieties in cooking. With over 120 dishes including cheese straws, Normandy onion soup, Greek salad, lobster gratin, even the greatest ever ravioli and pizza, orange cheesecake, and of course the perfect soufflé and raclette, the recipes feature suggestions for alternatives depending on what's available or whether you prefer a stronger or milder tasting variety.

Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico by Rick Stein brings the author's unrivaled enthusiasm and trusted expertise to the fresh, flavorful food of Mexico and California. No one better captures the food essence of a country and brings the best recipes into our kitchens than Rick. Starting in San Francisco and Baja California, and working his way down to the southernmost tip of Mexico, Rick Stein cooks, eats and experiences Mexican food at its very best and most diverse. Packed with vegetables, centred around fresh ingredients and always high on flavour, Mexican and California cooking is naturally healthy and satisfying - from the incredible seafood of the north Pacific coast and the mole of Oaxaca, to the spices and salsas of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. 

Salted Caramel Dreams: Over 60 Incredible Caramel Creations by Chloe Timms brings over 70 irresistible salted caramel recipes for fudges, toffees, brownies, cookies, cakes and more, and fail-proof techniques that anyone can achieve to our kitchen. From golden, crispy Bocaditos (South American caramel cornflake clusters) to luxurious Salted caramel truffles, to more experimental recipes such as Miso sesame caramels and spicy Mexican cajeta - the possibilities are endless in this decadent book.

The Grammar of Spice by Caz Hildebrand is a practical resource for cooks that also changes the way we understand the role spices play in defining not only our food but also our place in the world. Featuring custom stunning illustrations for each of the more than sixty spices featured this beautiful, informative book that celebrates the world of flavors that spices open up to us. 

Gino's Italian Escape: A Taste of Italy from the Aeolian Islands to Elba by Gino D'Acampo takes us on a journey of discovery, sailing along the stunning coast of Italy to explore delicious, local food by the sea. Off the beaten track and into the markets, kitchens and restaurants where the very best authentic, seasonal Italian ingredients and culinary traditions can be found - Gino visits tiny fishing villages and hidden beaches, as well as bigger bustling seaside resorts. And just because he's by the sea, it's not all about fish and seafood, although that's obviously a big part of the story. Gino also discovers there are plenty of other recipes to try from mouth-watering pastas, fresh salads and sumptuous desserts.

Andina: Healthy, Fresh Food From Peru by Martin Morales follows up on the success of his first cookbook, Ceviche. This new beautiful title reveals the unique dishes of the Andes region of Peru, an area where quinoa, maca and naturally healthy eating reign supreme. Featuring over 120 recipes, chapters cover breakfasts, snacks, superfood salads and healthy desserts, power shakes and protein-packed main courses. This book will be released in the US next month. 

Other titles that may be of interest:


A Sense of Home by Helen James is a book that combines design advice for optimising your living space - outdoors and in - including home decor, recipes, gardening tips, and every aspect of your house and home. From leading Irish designer and food blogger, Helen James, comes a beautiful book for all who enjoy making their house a home. Room by room, Helen shares her distinctive design sensibility inspired by the natural world, as she considers the spaces where we spend so much of our time - indoor and out - from a sensory perspective: taste, sight, scent, touch and sound. Combining over 60 delicious, homely recipes - from bedroom feasts to 'movie-night' suppers - with essential design principles, natural beauty products, gardening plans and more, this title is stunningly illustrated throughout. A sumptuous journey that is as pleasurable to browse as it is to put into practice - and the ideal gift.

Neven Maguire's Perfect Irish Christmas: 100 Recipes for all of your Christmas Celebrations by Neven Maguire shares recipes and advice to help you deliver the perfect Christmas. Packed with all the classics you need for the big day, like Neven's famous Buttermilk turkey, Perfect roast potatoes and traditional Christmas desserts, you'll also find lots of inspiration for the whole festive season: from a Snowman cake to make with the kids and St. Stephen's Day leftovers, right through to a festive New Year's Eve dinner. In addition, you'll find lots of fun ideas for edible gifts, party food and all the little extras that help make Christmas as special as it can be.


Corsica: The Recipes by Nicolas Stromboni celebrates all that is Corsican - the people, the geography and, most importantly, the food. And with around eighty incredible Corsican recipes designed to be prepared in the home kitchen, you'll be transported to the island in no time.

Mr & Mrs Wilkinson's How it is at Home by Matt Wilkinson and Sharlee Gibb is food for people aspiring to prepare healthy, seasonal food, whether it be for family, friends, special occasions or evenings of mid-week craziness. In all, it offers more than 100 delicious and fuss-free recipes covering off the myriad occasions that arise for busy families in any typical week.

Thai Food Made Easy by Tom Kime takes us on a culinary adventure, from building your store of essential Thai ingredients and making your own curry pastes and marinades to sticky rice, rice noodles. From there, on to classic Thai staples such as Pad Thai fried noodles, Thai stir fry beef and Coconut fish curry and authentic dishes that are the go-to recipes for die-hard Thai food fanatics who love delicious, healthy food that is easy to cook and impressive to serve.

Cornersmith: Salads and Pickles: Vegetables with More Taste & Less Waste by Alex Elliott-Howery and Sabine Spindler is the follow-up to the bestselling self-titled cookbook, with a focus on seasonal salads, pickles and preserving. Including dozens of simple ideas for fresh ingredients that might otherwise be thrown away, this is your handbook to putting vegetables at the centre of the way you eat.

The Vegetable: Recipes that Celebrate Nature by Caroline Griffiths and Vicki Valsamis is spectacular. It is filled to the brim with stunning photographs and delectable recipes. I am working on a full review with a promotion to be shared soon. 

delicious.daily: 101 Simply Brilliant Twists on Classic Recipes by delicious. Magazine is an essential collection of more than 100 new recipes, each with a genius twist. Fill your kitchen with the gorgeous aromas of simply great food and shake up your recipe repertoire with this book full of fantastic twists on your go-to favourites. With cook's tips and creative variations from the team at delicious. magazine, these tried-and-tested recipes will inspire you from breakfast to bedtime with sensational dishes to make every day of the week.

I Heart Rome: Recipes & Stories from the Eternal City by Maria Pasquale is a love letter to Rome, with beautiful food and location photography, classic recipes, and stories from the heart of the Eternal City. Through quirky local stories and glorious pictures, this gorgeous title takes you on an inspiring journey through the Rome that tourists rarely get to see.

Ferment: A Practical Guide to the Ancient Art of Making Cultured Foods by Holly Davis is a book that will not only help you understand fermented food - it will have you creating the beautiful recipes and incorporating more healthful choices in your daily diet. Gorgeous photographs, incredible recipes and great information make this book a keeper. 

Igni: The First Year by Aaron Turner tells the story of IGNI, a high-end degustation restaurant in the backstreets of the Australian coastal city of Geelong. A striking title with black and white photographs dotted with a splash of color to jolt you, a fascinating story highlighting the peaks and valleys of opening a restaurant, and elegant recipes guarantees Turner a world of accolades from the cookbook world. The chef's story is told through diary entries, seasoned with recipes from Aaron's exquisite tasting menu and also includes a look into the development of his recipes, daily kitchen processes and the importance of local producers. One word - gorgeous. This title is also be released in the US and UK.

New Zealand

New Zealand Restaurant Cookbook by Delaney Mes introduces us to new and iconic restaurants throughout the country and shows how to recreate some of the most popular dishes from their menus. Fifty celebrated chefs share recipes for their favourite dishes in this follow-up to the bestselling New Zealand Café Cookbook. Winery restaurants, breweries, neighbourhood bistros and fine dining establishments all make an appearance, with recipes that draw from a broad range of cooking styles and international cuisines.

Black Barn: Portrait of a Place by Gregory O'Brien and Jenny Bornholdt is a fitting tribute to the Hawke's Bay landmark. Lavishly photographed by Brian Culy, with text and poetry contributed by Gregory O'Brien and Jenny Bornholdt, and recipes from the Black Barn Bistro menu, it's the next best thing to being there yourself.

New York Christmas: Recipes and Stories by Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup is a getaway to the magical New York of the pre-Christmas period: when coloured lights decorate the buildings, Jingle Bells rings out everywhere and culinary delicacies tempt you to indulge. With 50 recipes for Blueberry brownies, Maple glazed ham and an unforgettable cheesecake, this cookbook allows you to share the dream of a New York White Christmas in your own kitchen. 

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