August Cookbook Preview Summary

A new cookbook season is in the air and cookbook lovers everywhere are counting the days until September and October titles start rushing in. We have been very busy working behind the scenes in preparation for the books that are headed our way. And, already I've been adding books to the library for early 2019. Cookbooks are still white hot.

We are excited to announce that this week we launched our first EYBDigital Book which just happens to be one of our August titles Southern Baked. For more information on EYBDigital, please see our announcement post.

I'm still working on catching up on promotions. Check back often and be sure to follow our social media feeds which are located on the right sidebar of our home page to keep current. While you are here make sure you have entered all our current giveaways (including one for a Swiss Diamond® wok and a Boos® board). Lastly, don't forget to take advantage of the sales on our Kindle deals' post. Each Sunday I compile a new list of Kindle sales and update those throughout the following week. 

Our latest EYBDigital Previews added since July's preview post include the following titles. Click on the link to go directly to the EYBDigital Preview: 

Plants Taste Better

Seasons to Share

The Art of Making Gelato

The Great Grilled Cheese Book (enter our giveaway)

The Natural Baker

Wholefood from the Ground Up

Kitchen Knife Skills

Tuck In

Complete Book of Butchering

Foodimentary

Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook

The Autoimmune Protocol

Eating Well Everyday

Robata

The Essential Cook's Kitchen

Modern Pressure Canning

The Hummus Cookbook

Living Crazy Healthy

Buddha Bowls

Stuffed - The Art of the Edible Vegetable Boat

The Noma Guide to Fermentation

Cooking in Color (one of our EYBDigital Books)

Uncomplicated

Wild Bread 

Flavor Matrix (be sure to  enter our giveaway)

Chinese Heritage Cooking

Feed Your People

L. A. Mexicano

First We Surf

Stack Happy

Ah Fudge

Smith & Daughters 

The Cookie Companion

Simply Vegetarian Cookbook

In the French Kitchen with Kids (be sure to enter  our giveaway)

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars

Herbs for Flavor

Gourmet Popcorn

Spice Spice Baby

Ripe Recipes 

Dalmatia 

Poulet & Legumes

Freds at Barneys 

Margaritaville 

Modern Baking

Cibi

Vegetarian Indian 

Microwave Mug Soups

Vegan Yack Attack

 



Let's preview the titles coming our way this month:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forest City: Cookbook by Alieska Robles reflects the recipes and spirit of London, Ontario. In this gorgeous book the most inspiring chefs and local producers in London got together to invite you on a journey of discovery, connection & local flavours. I hope to bring you more information about this title in our end of the month summary.

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

Other titles to be on the lookout for include: 

July 2018 Cookbook Previews and Newest EYB Book Previews

It is hard to imagine that we have just another month before the rush of cookbook releases start in August. From August to November, our previews and monthly summaries will be massive, but this month's will be short and sweet. We are busy working behind the scenes in preparation for the books that are headed our way. 

This month I'll be catching up on a slew of promotions so please check back often and be sure to follow our social media feeds which are located on the right hand sidebar of our home page so that you don't miss any. While you are here make sure you have entered all our incredible giveaways that are open and check out our Kindle deals' post.

 

For those of you who may have missed our announcement
regarding EYB Digital, please see this post for more information. 

 


Before I begin with July's highlights, I want to share our latest EYB Book Previews with you on upcoming, current and backlist books. Those titles include:

Learn more about EYB Book Previews and let us know what you think.

July's releases:


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

Honey & Co: At Home: Middle Eastern Recipes from our Kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich delivers simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make and a pleasure to serve. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. Wholesome, fresh and seasonal ingredients are organised into chapters For Us Two, For Friends, For the Weekend, For a Crowd and The Kitchen. Packed full of stylish and stunning photography, this title takes Sarit and Itamar out of the restaurant kitchen and into their home, and is filled with the stories in food that mean the most to them. The recipes and surrounding text is written from the heart with affection for the food they love. 


Rachel Khoo left her Paris kitchen for Sweden and in her new title, The Little Swedish Kitchen: Over 100 Recipes to Celebrate Every Season, she shares over 100 delicious and seasonal Swedish recipes from her new little scandi kitchen ­- celebrating traditional fare, embracing local ingredients, exploring what the Swedes eat at home and offering her own fresh and stylish takes. Full of stunning location and food photography, Rachel's ravishing new cookbook will take you on a culinary tour of this beautiful country so you can experience for yourself what the Swedish call lagom, the art of enjoying just the perfect amount of the best things in life.

Chicken and Charcoal by Matt Abergel is the first cookbook from cult yakitori restaurant of the same name. Yakitori is one of the simplest, healthiest ways to cook chicken. At Yardbird in Hong Kong, Canadian chef Matt Abergel has put yakitori on the global culinary map. Here, in vivid style, with strong visual references to Abergel's passion for skateboarding, he reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook the birds with no need for special equipment. The first comprehensive book about yakitori to be published in English, this book will appeal to home cooks and professional chefs alike. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. This title is being released in the UK this month and later this year in the US.  

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



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

 

 

In the French Kitchen with Kids: Easy, Everyday Dishes for the Whole Family to Make and Enjoy by Mardi Michels is an elegant yet approachable cookbook that shares definitively French recipes, tailored for young chefs and their families. From savory delights like omelettes, croque monsieur or steak frites, to desserts like profiteroles, madeleines, or crème caramel, readers will find all their beloved French classics here.


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


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

Other titles that are being released this month include: 

I'll have more information on these titles and others in our monthly cookbook summary.

 

What to look for this Cookbooktober 2018

Besides my family, cookbooks are my life. My days are filled with reviewing, reading, cooking from, and thinking about cookbooks. I'm sure many of you can relate. If I am not paging through a book, I'm researching what the future holds for cookbook devotees.

My 2018 Preview Post is an extensive compilation of cookbook releases by month. If a book is on that list - it appeals to me, or I feel it will appeal to a great many of you. I frequently update this massive listing and also share monthly preview articles to keep you are members in the loop.

Today, I wanted to share a breakdown of major releases for the second half of 2018. This was a very hard list to pare down as I am looking forward so many new books.  If you are new to Eat Your Books, please use the code FBJUNE18 when you sign up to check us out with a free 45 day Premium membership. We are sure you will want to hang around. 

For more information on what Eat Your Books is about, see our About Us and Help sections. Besides providing a search engine for your cookbooks, we have many other features including giveaways (you do not need to be a paid member to enter our promotions). Update: See EYB Digital  announcement.

 

Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Italian Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone by Marc Vetri and David Joachim promises to be a revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have. (August)

Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum is an ultimate collection of no-fuss recipes everyone should know. Rose guides you through every recipe with a streamlined, simplified approach and more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. (September)

Pie Squared: Irresistibly Easy Sweet and Savory Slab Pies by Cathy Barrow includes seventy-five foolproof recipes, along with inventive decoration tips that will appeal to bakers of all levels. Cathy is the queen of all good things - and pie is taken to new heights (and shapes) when she works her magic. (September)

 

Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province by Georgina Freedman is a title I am so excited about. Each chapter here covers a different area featuring its cardinal recipes such as Tibetan momo dumplings, Dai cucumber salad with peanuts, the famed "crossing-the-bridge" noodles of Kunming, Eastern-style fried rice with ham, potatoes, and peas, and roasted eggplant salad from near the Burmese border. (September)

Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen is the celebrity's new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living; and recipes that, well, are gonna put you to bed, holding your belly. And it will have you hungry for more. (September)

The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck is a comprehensive collection of German recipes - from authentic traditional dishes to contemporary cuisine.  Germany is made up of a series of distinct regional culinary cultures. From Hamburg on the north coast to Munich in the Alpine south, and from Frankfurt in the west to Berlin in the east, Germany's cities and farmland yield a remarkable variety of ingredients and influences. This authoritative book showcases this diversity, with 500 recipes including both beloved traditional cuisine and contemporary dishes representing the new direction of German cooking - from snacks to desserts, meat, poultry, and fish, to potatoes, dumplings, and noodles. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (September)



The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East by Salma Hage shares more than 135 home-cooking recipes exploring the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, the book features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of ingredients.Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (September) 

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi's is scheduled for release in September of 2018. This title will share 120 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and favour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy. (September) (US release in October)


Time: A Year and a Day in the Kitchen by Gill Meller is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Gather. In it Gill distills the essence of his approach to food and cooking - time spent in the kitchen, with good ingredients, makes for the best possible way of life. Morning, daytime and night - these are the touchstones of our days, and days are the markers of our years. (September)

 

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan invites readers into the beloved author's kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-glazed salmon to Lemon goop. What makes a "Dorie recipe"? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannellini beans in cod en papillote. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers' market, or pantry. (October)

 

In their first major book since the spectacular Zahav, Israeli Soul: Simple Essential Delicious by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people - the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. (October)

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma is one of 2018's highlights for me. Nik's A Brown Table blog is just beautiful and this promises to be an incredible debut cookbook. (October)

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

Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen. (October)



Home Cooking with Kate McDermott
by Kate McDermott delivers satisfying, mainly one-dish meals from the author of Art of the Pie. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook, this practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family. (October) EYB Digital title.





Pasta, Pretty Please by Linda Miller Nicholson delivers her first cookbook, a stunning cornucopia of pasta in every color and shape, all created by hand using all-natural colors from vegetables, herbs, and superfood - and including 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and the perfect fillings and sauces to make your creations pop. (October) EYB Digital title.






The Nordic Baking Book by Magnus Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking - modern and traditional, sweet and savory - with recipes for everything from breads and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats. No other book on Nordic baking is as comprehensive and informative. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. (October)





Estela
by Ignacio Mattos shares the dishes that make dining at the New York hot spot a true experience. In April, I dined there with Jane and another friend and it was truly one of the best meals of my life. Mattos is a master. (October)


Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between
by Donna Hay brings us one of her most beautiful books yet with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I've had a peek at the digital version of this book and it is jaw-droppingly stunning.



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

Fantastical Cakes: Incredible Cakes for the Baker in Anyone by Gesine Bullock-Prado shares her step-by-step instruction for baking, piping, and making decorations make each bit manageable, whether it's baking layers ahead of time and freezing, or taking the time to crank out a slew of gorgeous frosting flowers that hold beautifully in the freezer until you need them. (November)



Searing Inspiration: Fast, Adaptable Entrées and Fresh Pan Sauces by Susan Volland explains how to skillfully wield a hot skillet to sear entrees, then shows how quickly a fresh, easy sauce can be made in that same hot pan. In more than sixty enticing recipes that cover seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, tofu, and eggs, Volland invites home cooks to adapt her recipes for taste, diet, and ingredient availability. (November) EYB Digital title.


Extra Helping: Recipes for Building Community One Dish at a Time by Janet Elsbach is for anyone who wants to feed loved ones and friends who are in need. With recipes tailored to meet many of the dietary modifications that illness and recovery (not to mention modern life) often entail, as well as suggestions that range from mailing a care package to bringing over a full, hot meal, this title frames a philosophy of support, a personal identity of tending, a creative and unique-to-you style of saying, "I am here for you"--one delivery at a time. (November)
 EYB Digital title.


Other July - December titles that are must haves include:


We hope to have EYB Book Previews for these titles as well as promotions. Read more about EYB Book Previews here

Which titles are you looking forward to? 

 

June 2018 Cookbook Highlights and new EYB Book Previews

Cookbook lovers have a few moments to breathe and build more bookshelves before August ushers in another wave of cookbook titles. That doesn't mean we don't have great books coming out this month - just a far less number.  I am working on promotions for many of these titles so please check back. While you are here make sure you have entered all our incredible giveaways that are open.

Before I begin with June's highlights, I want to share our latest EYB Book Previews with you on upcoming, current and backlist books. Those titles include:

Learn more about EYB Book Previews and let us know what you think.

Onto June's releases:

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. I just received this title today and it is stunning. I know, I know - I keep using that word and one would think that all these books qualifying as stunning would be inconceivable - unlke The Princess Bride - I do know what that word means. Every release is blowing my mind with gorgeous photographs, inspirational food and information about other cultures and cuisines.


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. 


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.

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.  

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.

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.

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 comes out in the UK and US on June 20th! Read more about this fascinating book and it's cause on my post from April

 

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. 

There are many other fun titles out this month and we'll cover them all in the monthly roundup including these:

May 2018 Cookbook Highlights and new EYB Book Previews

After the onslaught of books that March and April delivered, this month's lighter number of releases is a welcomed breather. Today's post will highlight a few of May's titles with my cookbook roundup coming toward the end of the month with a full summary of this months offerings. I am working on promotions for many of these titles here on EYB as well as on our social media channels so be sure that you follow us (see our home page lower right sidebar for links). 

Before I begin with May's highlights, I want to share our latest EYB Book Previews with you on upcoming, current and backlist books. Those titles include: 

On to this month's highlights: 

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. The book ties into the PBS show of the same name, set to air in 2018 to correspond with the book's release. 




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 receive 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.



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.  

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 and 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. 

 

 


Other titles that I am excited about this month and will be covered in promotions and in our monthly roundup include : 

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EYB Book Previews for Hardie Grant/Quadrille Titles

For the last month, our team has been busy adding the  to almost sixty titles which equates to 180 recipes.

It is going to sound odd for me to say this - but my favorite feature at Eat Your Books has always been having the ability to look at an index to determine if the recipes appeal to me. Every time a new book is indexed and it isn't on my shelf, I check it out and more often than not a book sale usually ensues. It is the equivalent of "every time a book is index, an angel gets her wings (or a cash register rings)." Now we are gilding the lily with our new feature.  

Our new feature is pretty spectacular - a chance to page through a few pages of a book and try a recipe or two is wonderful. That feature coupled with our reviews, roundups and promotions hopefully will help our members with their cookbook choices. 

We wouldn't be able to provide this feature without the support of our publishers. Hardie Grant and Quadrille recently sent over the materials for many of their recent and current titles. Today, I would like to highlight those books for you and the good news is that another batch of cookbooks are being formatted now so look for another roundup of Hardie Grant and Quadrille books coming soon. Promotions have either been done or are coming soon for most of these books. 

Beside each blurb, I will include a link to my previous or current review. The latter of which means that a giveaway is still open. All of these current giveaways are open to US, UK, AU and NZ members. Look for the upcoming promotions after May 1st on all the remaining titles. For now, enjoy the previews and let us know what you think in the comments of this post. 


Feasting: A New Take on Jewish Cooking
by Amanda Ruben takes classic Jewish cooking and gives it a modern make-over. Melbourne restaurateur, Amanda Ruben of "Cooper and Milla's" and "Miss Ruben", delivers a range of delicious Jewish staples and new recipes to enjoy. Promotion soon. .


Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes from Avant-Garde Vegan
 by Gaz Oakley, aka Avant-Garde Vegan, shares the chef's flavour forward dishes that just happen to be vegan. The emphasis in Gaz's 100 tempting vegan recipes is first and foremost on taste. Promotion soon. 



Green Burgers: Creative Vegetarian Recipes for Burgers and Sides
 by Martin Nordin shares recipes such as a classic BBQ portobello burger to a Zucchini burger with wild garlic.  With chapters on burgers, buns, sides, pickles, and sauces, this title has all you need to make the perfect plant-based burgers and sides at home. We are working on indexing this book with a promotion soon. 



Andina: The Heart of Peruvian Food: Recipes and Stories from the Andes
by Martin Morales is a stunning book by the author of Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen. I am working on a promotion in the next few days for this title so please check back.   




Tuscany: Simple Meals and Fabulous Feasts from Italy
by Katie Caldesi and Giancarlo Caldesi 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. Katie and Giancarlo never disappoint. Promotion soon. 




The Tivoli Road Baker: Recipes and Notes from a Chef Who Chose Baking
by Pippa James and Michael James is a title that I am quite taken with as you will notice in my review done earlier this year. 

 


The Art of the Pantry: Save Time and Money with 150 Delicious Meals Using Everyday Ingredients
by Claire Thomson is a wonderful resource for stocking and utilizing your pantry. Find out more and enter our active giveaway.  





Igni: A Restaurant's 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. Documenting a warts-and-all account of what it takes to open and run a new restaurant, chef and owner Aaron Turner reveals the daily challenges he faced - from the financial strains, the stress, fear and tantrums, to personal crises and the pressure of success and failure. His story is told through his own dated 'diary' entries, the development of recipes, a gradually unfolding narrative through each chapter, and stunning photography that captures the brilliance of a determined young chef in a new restaurant. 


Catalonia: Recipes from Barcelona and Beyond
 by José Pizarro is another hit from the UK godfather of Spanish cookery. Find out more about this title on my review and active giveaway post




Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously
 by Steffi Knowles-Dellner 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. Promotion soon. 


Hong Kong Diner: Recipes for Baos, Hotpots, Street Snacks and More
 by Jeremy Pang was recently covered in my promotion and active giveaway. You want to know more about this book and Pang's first title which is mentioned in the review. 

 


Hazana: Jewish Vegetarian Cooking
 by Paola Gavin was covered last year. This book is a work of art from the beautiful cover, gorgeous photographs and tempting recipes. Read more at my promotion post. 

 



Finding Fire: Cooking at Its Most Elemental
 by Lennox Hastie is another title slated for promotion. The author's acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor is where he 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. Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a good quality fire, and the effect of using different types of wood to enhance the natural flavours of the ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat and sweet. Lennox Hastie's inspirational story is woven through the thread of history and demonstrates how fire is used through so many different cultures. Finding Fire provides you with the most fascinating background and insight into creating and cooking with fire. Promotion soon.  


JapanEasy: Classic and Modern Japanese Recipes to (Actually) Cook at Home
 by Tim Anderson was covered last year and it along with Anderson's first book Nanban are favorites in my collection.  My review and Friday Flashback offer more details on both books. 

So French So Sweet: Delectable Cakes, Tarts, Cremes and Desserts by Gabriel Gaté was released last year in Australia and will be available in the US in May. A full promotion is coming soon for this book that delivers pastry at its best.  



Round to Ours: Setting the Mood and Cooking the Food: Menus for Every Gathering
 by Laura Jackson and Alice Levine was released last year in the UK and this month in the US. Supper club superstars Jackson & Levine like to keep it simple. They do all the hard work for you, offering over 20 ready-made menu ideas, with more than 100 recipes that celebrate the pleasures of cooking for friends and family. This cookbook has the perfect combination of menu ideas and recipes for every occasion. Promotion soon. 

I Love India: Recipes and Stories from City to Coast, Morning to Midnight, and Past to Present by Anjum Anand is a book that will have you falling in love with India as well. For more information on this title, see my review
  

 



The Curry Guy: Recreate Over 100 of the Best Indian Restaurant Recipes at Home
 by Dan Toombs was covered in our monthly roundup. Promotion soon. 
 

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. Promotion soon.  

We hope you enjoy these titles as much as we do.

 

April Cookbook Previews and our latest EYB Book Previews

April brings yet another exciting month for cookbook releases. My 2018 preview-palooza post contains a breakdown by month of cookbook titles and is updated frequently. I added the following titles and others this week:

As most of you know, we launched EYB Book Preview and EYB Recipe Preview last month. This week the following previews were added (just select the orange EYB Book Preview button):

And the following Phaidon titles (reminder Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided):

Now to my preview of April titles - if the author has events and/or there is an EYB Book Preview those are linked and noted at the end of each blurb.

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. Planned events. 

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 I am anxious to get my hands on a copy.

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. EYB Book Preview

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 they 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, you 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. Look for a promotion on this title including a piece of stunning Mauviel copper 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 publication. 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.

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.

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. Planned events.

 

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. 400 recipes divided into 15 chapters by course explore every part of Japan with soups, noodles, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and many vegetable dishes in one stunning, impressive package. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. Planned events. EYB Book Preview.

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. Planned events

At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson is being 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. Planned events


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. I just started reading this title and find it relevant and captivating. Planned events.

The Once Upon a Chef 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. Planned events


Repertoire: All the Recipes You Need
by Jessica Battilana shares the San Francisco Chronicle writer's best recipes, the ones she relies on the most--for a quick weeknight supper, a special dinner party, when a friend drops by for a drink and a snack, for the chocolate cake that never fails. The knowledge, freedom, and flexibility that comes from cooking these recipes is all you really need in the kitchen. Planned events.


Other exciting titles include:

April's monthly cookbook roundup will share details on the many other books released as well as more information on those covered here. 

This month's exciting cookbook titles - March 2018

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

But let's talk about this month - exciting new cookbooks are blowing in like a lion in March and today I am highlighting some of my favorites. 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) and 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 blurb. The monthly roundup will highlight these titles and more.

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 one that 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.

Also, please note a special edition of Bake from Scratch: One Bowl Baking is being released on March 13th as well as the second issue of Cook Real Food Everyday. Be sure to look for those issues on that date. Also, look for a special Bake from Scratch Bread issue coming soon. Mark your calendars for the Fall when The Bread Collection will be published! 

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. I will be interviewing Alon soon for our upcoming promotion. Planned events.



A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home
 by SkyeMcAlpine is being released in the US and UK (UK cover to right, US here) 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 the promotion for same with a piece of cookware. 

 

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.

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.

 

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. 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.


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. 


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 shared for the very first time. 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. 



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."

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.

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.

This is just a sampling of the books out this month. My monthly roundup will bring you all the wonderful madness from the cookbook world. 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. 

Looking forward to 2018

I loathe being the one that is putting up the Valentine's Day displays a few days after the December holidays, yet I've spent the last few days filtering through 2018 releases from around the world. Even though bindings haven't been broken in on those spectacular cookbooks of 2017, it is never too early to start planning ahead. The new year brings books from Michael Solomonov, Dorie Greenspan, Melissa Clark, Diana Henry, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Virginia Willlis, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi and many more.

Certainly, there will be many more books added to this list, titles and publication dates may change as well as covers (many covers are not yet available). What follows is a cursory look at major titles. I provided a blurb from the publishers on a few books and listed other titles with a link to the library record here at EYB so that you can review what is in store for us cookbook lovers in the coming year.

For those who may have missed 2017 happenings and are new to this site: December's posts were ladened with the word "best". I prepared my best of 2017 list, Jane spent many sleepless nights compiling the best lists from around the world both by book sellers and media sources. The Best Cookbooks of 2017 as well as prior years: 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 can be found at those respective links. Further information can be located on my Year in Review.

Onward to 2018!

January

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 arrives in January in time to assist us in making amends for any excess we enjoyed during the holidays. With tasty recipes to throw together such as the cover dish, Quick rotisserie chicken tacos with smashed avocado, we won't feel deprived even when crunched for time.

Hawker Fare: Stories & Recipes from a Refugee Chef's Isan Thai & Lao Roots by James Syhabout 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 roving career, starting with his mother's work as a line cook in Oakland, and moving into the turning point of his culinary life, including his travels as an adult in 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 singular chef's cooking and ethos on ingredients, family, and eating well. James has a number of events scheduled to celebrate this release and I cannot wait to get my hands on this title.

I spent the last few days reading Masala & Meatballs: Incredible Indian Dishes with an American Twist by Asha Shivakumar. 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. We'll be sharing a full promotion soon.

One Knife, One Pot, One Dish: Simple French Feasts at Home by Stéphane Reynaud and Marie-Pierre Morel is another title I spent time with this past holiday. This title is chock full of one pot wonders done elegantly. From Pork with green peppercorns and shiitakes to Pineapple with hazelnuts and vanilla, 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.


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. His obsession yielded all you need to know about making stock bases, using dried or fresh noodles, and choosing from a huge variety of garnishes, flavorings, and accompaniments.

February

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 look forward to this new book.

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.

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!

Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing by Jerrelle Guy leads you on a sensual baking journey using the five senses, retelling and reinventing food memories while using ingredients that make the author feel more in control and more connected to the world and the person she has become. Whole flours, less refined sugar and vegan alternatives make it easier to celebrate those sweet moments that made her who she is today.

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.

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; pots of soup for all times of the year that are packed with nourishment; ideas for maximizing summer produce, even when the volume is overwhelming for those who garden themselves; cozy, hearty fall and winter foods that are all about comfort; and fun, celebratory dishes that put vegetables front and center. The many tips on selecting, storing, preparing, and enjoying the season's bounty make this book an ideal handbook and celebration in one.


Patricia Heaton's Food for Family and Friends: 100 Favorite Recipes for a Busy, Happy Life
by Patricia Heaton is a beautiful, full-color 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.

Pasta Reinvented by Caroline Bretherton focuses onhealthy 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. I am excited for this book - just look at that cover!

 

March

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 copies of the magazine - I am one that must buy the magazines each month as well as order the gorgeous cookbook. Each magazine has enough recipes to qualify for a cookbook and everything I have made has been perfect.

Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel by Alon Shaya is no ordinary cookbook. It is a memoir of a culinary sensibility that begins in Israel and wends its way from the USA (Philadelphia) to Italy (Milan and Bergamo), back to Israel (Jerusalem) and comes together in the American South, in the heart of New Orleans. 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 highly anticipated. Update: I just became aware that his pita and slow-cooked lamb recipes are contained in the book. A friend said, "I'd paid $80.00 for the book for those two recipes alone." Can't wait!

A Table in Venice: Recipes from My Home by Skye McAlpine 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.

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. I am all about risotto and am looking forward to this title.

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.

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.



Venice: Four Seasons of Home Cooking
by Russell Norman returns to Vnice 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.

Vegetarian Viet Nam by Cameron Stauch is a title I am very excited about. 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. I have a few of Cameron's events on our calendar.



Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita
 by Giada De Laurentiis is 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 one of America's most beloved Italian chefs. Her Food Network show, Giada's Italy, is fun to watch and this title may be my favorite of all her books. Giada delivers her best here.

April

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. This 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. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

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.


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 publication. 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.

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 opens early 2018.

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.

May

When Diana Henry was sixteen she started a menu notebook (an exercise book carefully covered in wrapping paper). Planning a menu is still her favourite part of cooking. Menus can create very different moods, they can take you places, from an afternoon at the seaside in Brittany to a sultry evening eating mezze in Istanbul. They also have to work as a meal that flows and as a group of dishes that the cook can manage without becoming totally stressed. The menus in How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places reflect places Diana loves, and dishes that are real favourites. This book is published in the UK in April.


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.


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. The book ties into the PBS show of the same name, set to air in 2018 to correspond with the book's release.



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 receive 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.




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.

Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York by Marc Vidal, Yann de Rochefort and Genevieve Ko 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.

June

Farmacy Kitchen by Farmacy 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.

 

July

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

 

Honey & Co: At Home: Middle Eastern Recipes from our Kitchen by Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich delivers simple and delicious Middle Eastern dishes that are easy to make and a pleasure to serve. From breads to bakes, salads to sweets, there is something for everyone in this celebration of Middle Eastern cooking. Wholesome, fresh and seasonal ingredients are organised into chapters For Us Two, For Friends, For the Weekend, For a Crowd and The Kitchen. Packed full of stylish and stunning photography, this title takes Sarit and Itamar out of the restaurant kitchen and into their home, and is filled with the stories in food that mean the most to them. The recipes and surrounding text is written from the heart with affection for the food they love.


Rachel Khoo left her Paris kitchen for Sweden and in her new title, The Little Swedish Kitchen: Over 100 Recipes to Celebrate Every Season, she shares over 100 delicious and seasonal Swedish recipes from her new little scandi kitchen ­- celebrating traditional fare, embracing local ingredients, exploring what the Swedes eat at home and offering her own fresh and stylish takes. Full of stunning location and food photography, Rachel's ravishing new cookbook will take you on a culinary tour of this beautiful country so you can experience for yourself what the Swedish call lagom, the art of enjoying just the perfect amount of the best things in life.

Chicken and Charcoal by Matt Abergel is the first cookbook from cult yakitori restaurant of the same name. Yakitori is one of the simplest, healthiest ways to cook chicken. At Yardbird in Hong Kong, Canadian chef Matt Abergel has put yakitori on the global culinary map. Here, in vivid style, with strong visual references to Abergel's passion for skateboarding, he reveals the magic behind the restaurant's signature recipes, together with detailed explanations of how they source, butcher, skewer, and cook the birds with no need for special equipment. The first comprehensive book about yakitori to be published in English, this book will appeal to home cooks and professional chefs alike. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

August

Mastering Pizza: The Art and Practice of Handmade Italian Pizza, Focaccia, and Calzone by Marc Vetri and David Joachim is a revolutionary guide to making delicious pizza at home, offering a variety of base doughs so that your pizza will turn out perfect no matter what kind of oven or equipment you have. The book covers popular standards like Margherita and Carbonara while also featuring unexpected toppings such as mussels and truffles and even a dessert pizza made with Nutella. With transporting imagery from Italy and hardworking step-by-step photos to demystify the process, this title will help you make pizza as delicious as you find in Italy. Vetri and Joachim are masters and all their books are in my collection.

Jamie Cooks Italy: From the Heart of the Italian Kitchen by Jamie Oliver is a celebration of the joy of Italian food. Jamie wants to share his love of all things Italian with accessible, best-ever recipes for Classic Carbonara, Salina Chicken, Stuffed Focaccia, Baked Risotto Pie, Pot-Roasted Cauliflower and Limoncello Tiramisu. This is about bringing the pleasure and passion of the world's favourite cuisine to your kitchen at home. Featuring 140 recipes in Jamie's easy-to-follow style, the book has chapters on Antipasti, Salad, Soup, Meat, Pasta, Fish, Rice & Dumplings, Bread & Pastry, Sides, Desserts and all the Basics you need.

A Journal by René Redzepi is an intimate first-hand account of a year in the life of his renowned restaurant, Noma. A Journal is a highly personal document of the creative processes at Noma and the challenges faced by its chefs over a twelve-month period in an unspecified year of the restaurant's history. After a month of vacation, Redzepi made a resolution to keep this journal and to dedicate a year to the creativity and well-being at Noma. The result is an unusually candid, and often witty, insight into the inner workings of one of the most creative minds in the food industry today. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. 

September


Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum is an ultimate collection of no-fuss recipes everyone should know. Rose guides you through every recipe with a streamlined, simplified approach and more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. Whether you're a baking enthusiast or just want to whip up the occasional treat, you will be able to easily make perfect brownies, banana bread, holiday pies, birthday cakes, homemade bread, and more. Throughout, Rose shares her unique tips and methods for unlocking the secrets to the best flavors and foolproof results, for a treasury of essential recipes you'll use forever.

Cooking South of the Clouds: Recipes and Stories from China's Yunnan Province by Georgina Freedman is a title I am so excited about. Each chapter here covers a different area featuring its cardinal recipes such as Tibetan momo dumplings, Dai cucumber salad with peanuts, the famed "crossing-the-bridge" noodles of Kunming, Eastern-style fried rice with ham, potatoes, and peas, and roasted eggplant salad from near the Burmese border. Complete with profiles of local cooks, artisans, and farmers, as well as breathtaking on-location photography, this book takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the land of Shangri-La and introduces a new world of flavors.

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi's is scheduled for release in September of 2018. The superstar chef's award-winning recipes are always a celebration: an unforgettable combination of abundance, taste and surprise. This title will share 120 brand-new dishes that contain all the inventive elements and favour combinations that Ottolenghi is loved for, but with minimal hassle for maximum joy.

The German Cookbook by Alfons Schuhbeck is a comprehensive collection of German recipes - from authentic traditional dishes to contemporary cuisine. Germany is made up of a series of distinct regional culinary cultures. From Hamburg on the north coast to Munich in the Alpine south, and from Frankfurt in the west to Berlin in the east, Germany's cities and farmland yield a remarkable variety of ingredients and influences. This authoritative book showcases this diversity, with 500 recipes including both beloved traditional cuisine and contemporary dishes representing the new direction of German cooking - from snacks to desserts, meat, poultry, and fish, to potatoes, dumplings, and noodles. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

Time: A Year and a Day in the Kitchen by Gill Meller is the highly anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Gather. In it Gill distills the essence of his approach to food and cooking - time spent in the kitchen, with good ingredients, makes for the best possible way of life. Morning, daytime and night - these are the touchstones of our days, and days are the markers of our years. Gill's unique dishes fit within this framework, moving through the seasons, from freshness and light, to comfort and warmth.

The Mezze Cookbook: Sharing Plates from the Middle East by Salma Hage shares more than 135 home-cooking recipes exploring the regional diversity of Middle Eastern sharing dishes, from Lebanon and Iran to Turkey and Syria. Divided by style of dish, the book features both meat-based and vegetarian dishes, along with suggested mezze-style menus and a glossary of ingredients.Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titleswhen using the link provided.

October

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan invites readers into the beloved author's kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time, from Miso-glazed salmon to Lemon goop. What makes a "Dorie recipe"? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. Mustard and walnuts in the cheese puffs. Cherry tomatoes stuffed into red bell peppers and oven-charred. Cannellini beans in cod en papillote. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers' market, or pantry.

In their first major book since the spectacular Zahav, Israeli Soul: Simple Essential Delicious by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people - the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. Usually served from tiny eateries, hole-in-the-wall restaurants, or market stalls, these specialties have passed from father to son or mother to daughter for generations. To find the best versions, the authors scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa, and sleepy towns on mountaintops. They visited bakeries, juice carts, beaches, even weddings. Their finds include meals in the hand like falafel and pita; juicy, grilled and roasted spice-rubbed meats; stuffed vegetables; a wealth of chopped vegetable salads; a three-minute fluffy hummus with more than two dozen toppings; pastries, ice creams, and shakes. Solomonov has perfected and adapted every recipe for the home kitchen.

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma is one of 2018's highlights for me. Nik's A Brown Table blog is just beautiful and this promises to be an incredible debut cookbook. Order it now!

Sweet Home Café Cookbook: Recipes from the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture by NMAAHC is slated for release this month. With more than 115 recipes, this title will take readers on a deliciously unique journey. Presented here are the salads, sides, soups, snacks, sauces, main dishes, breads, and sweets that emerged in America as African, Caribbean, and European influences blended together. More than a collection of delightful recipes, this book illustrates the pivotal--and often overlooked--role that African Americans have played in creating and re-creating American foodways.


Pasta, Pretty Please
by Linda Miller Nicholson delivers her first cookbook, a stunning cornucopia of pasta in every color and shape, all created by hand using all-natural colors from vegetables, herbs, and superfood - and including 25 dough recipes, 33 traditional and modern shaping techniques, and the perfect fillings and sauces to make your creations pop.


Cook Like a Pro: Recipes and Tips for Home Cooks by Ina Garten shares a brand-new collection of recipes, tips, and techniques, so readers can cook with confidence no matter how much experience they have in the kitchen.

Home Cooking with Kate McDermott
by Kate McDermott delivers satisfying, mainly one-dish meals from the author of Art of the Pie. When she isn't making pie, Kate McDermott has people to feed. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook, this practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family.

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


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

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


 

November


Fantastical Cakes: Incredible Cakes for the Baker in Anyone by Gesine Bullock-Prado shares her step-by-step instruction for baking, piping, and making decorations make each bit manageable, whether it's baking layers ahead of time and freezing, or taking the time to crank out a slew of gorgeous frosting flowers that hold beautifully in the freezer until you need them. No step is skipped or left unexplained. The layers are as easy as box mixes, and the smoothing and decorating instructions work the first time (not a thousand passes later). From custom shapes to complement a party theme to ultra-gorgeous towering layer cakes for special occasions, it's all within reach.

Searing Inspiration: Fast, Adaptable Entrées and Fresh Pan Sauces by Susan Volland explains how to skillfully wield a hot skillet to sear entrees, then shows how quickly a fresh, easy sauce can be made in that same hot pan. In more than sixty enticing recipes that cover seafood, poultry, meats, vegetables, tofu, and eggs, Volland invites home cooks to adapt her recipes for taste, diet, and ingredient availability.


Kindness & Salt: Recipes for the Care and Feeding of Your Friends and Neighbors by Ryan Angulo and Doug Crowell, the owners of two of Brooklyn's most beloved restaurants, Buttermilk Channel and French Louie, delivers a home cook's handbook with all the delicious, welcoming comfort food and drink (and brunch!) you'd want from your favorite neighborhood bistro.


December


I am sure there will be many more titles to entice us in 2018 and I will be bringing our members details as they surface.

Happy New Year!

Fall Cookbooks

Earlier this summer, I shared two comprehensive lists - highlighting books released in July and August and then a large breakdown of key cookbooks that will be published from September through November. Today, I wanted to provide you with a more manageable compilation. (Confession: this list was three times as long and I made cuts - then it was twice as long and I made further cuts. It was a painful process.)

As usual at this time of year, all the major food websites have shared their hot picks which usually consist of a list of books far less in number than the the one that follows. We are cookbook obsessed at Eat Your Books and, accordingly, our list will be longer.

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. A note: some titles are being released in the UK and then later in the US - but now with sellers like Book Depository (one of our affiliate sellers) you don't have to wait unless you prefer the US version.

Stay with me, here we go.

Mexico: A Culinary Quest by Hossein Amirsadeghi captures the essence and spirit of Mexican food history as well as a wide range of contemporary cooking styles. The lively texts are accompanied by more than 1000 specially commissioned photographs celebrating not only the cuisine but also the rich culture of which it is part. This book is stunningly epic - I just received it yesterday and am poring through it.

Bäco: Inspired Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock is from the chef credited with capturing the myriad tastes of Los Angeles on the plate. Recipes span from simple to show stopping, exploring sauces, soups, mains, salads, and desserts, too.


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. Hong Kong Diner is being released in the UK in September and then the US in October.

Made at Home by Giorgio Locatelli is a colourful collection of the food that the world famous chef loves to prepare for family and friends. With recipes that reflect the places he calls home, from Northern Italy to North London or the holiday house he and his wife Plaxy have found in Puglia, this title is a celebration of favourite vegetables combined in vibrant salads or fresh seasonal stews, along with generous fish and meat dishes and cakes to share. 


Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh brings fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream in 110 innovative recipes. 

Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour 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 my latest Flashback Friday.

Myers + Chang at Home: Recipes from the Beloved Boston Eatery by Joanne Chang shares recipes that are bursting with flavor, are meant to be shared, and anyone can make them at home - try Dan Dan Noodle Salad, Triple Pork Mushu Stir-fry, or Grilled Corn with Spicy Sriracha Butter from the popular Boston hotspot.


A Grandfather's Lessons: In the Kitchen with Shorey by Jacques Pépin shares recipes that the world famous chef has taught his most charismatic pupil, his granddaughter - "food that is plain, but elegant, and more than anything, fun." Jacques events are now on our calendar for both signings and Sur la Table events. This book is absolutely gorgeous with step by step photographers and the love of a granddaughter and grandfather shining through in every page.


The Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from My Barn in the Mountains by Tieghan Gerard shares the popular blogger's fresh take on comfort food, stunning photography, and charming life in the mountains. I am really looking forward to this title as Tieghan has a knack for punching up the ordinary and transforming it into something special. This book is absolutely gorgeous - I want to cook the whole book.


At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson is coming to the UK this September. Nigella says it best: 'Our lives are formed by memories, and the focus of mine is the food I've cooked and the people I've cooked for, the people who have sat at my table, as well as the other tables I've eaten on, from the blue formica of my childhood, to the mottled zinc that is the nexus of my life now. This book, like all the books I've written and all the cookery books I've read, is not just a manual, but a collection of stories and a container of memories.'


Orange Blossom & Honey: Magical Moroccan Recipes from the Souks to the Sahara by John Gregory-Smith details the author's travels into the heart of the High Atlas Mountains to learn the secrets of traditional lamb barbecue, then his journey north, through the city of Fes, where the rich dishes of the Imperial Courts are still prepared in many homes. From here he continued on to the Rif Mountains, where rustic recipes are made with the freshest seasonal produce. I am a huge fan of Gregory and am excited that another book is coming our way.


Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectcular Story by Michael Solomonov, Steven Cook, Tom Henneman, and Bob Logue and Felicia D'Ambrosio shares the story of how Federal Donuts was created along with recipes. Strawberry lavender, guava poppy, pomegranate Nutella, and salted tehina are just a few of the imaginative flavors featured in this book. Also included are all the tips needed for making foolproof donuts at home. There is even a bonus recipe for the other specialty of "Fednuts": shatteringly crisp Korean-style fried chicken.


The Home Cook: Recipes to Know by Heart by Alex Guarnaschelli is an all-in-one cooking bible for a new generation with 300 recipes for everything from simple vinaigrettes and roast chicken to birthday cake and cocktails. 


JapanEasy: Classic and Modern Japanese Recipes to (Actually) Cook at Home by Tim Anderson offers an introduction to the world of Japanese cooking via some of its most accessible (but authentic) dishes. I am a fan of Anderson - and love his first book Nanban - this should be great.


My Rice Bowl: Korean Cooking Outside the Lines by Rachel Yang and Jess Thompson is a cookbook with 75 recipes based on the author's deeply comforting Korean fusion cuisine, inspired by cultures from around the world. As co-owner of the popular Seattle restaurants, Joule, Trove, and Revel, and Portland's Revelry, chef Yang delights with her unique Korean fusion - think noodles, dumplings, pickles, pancakes, and barbecue. In the cookbook you'll find the restaurants' kimchi recipe, of course, but there's so much more - seaweed noodles with crab and crème fraîche, tahini-garlic grilled pork belly, fried cauliflower with miso bagna cauda, chipotle-spiked pad thai, Korean-taco pickles, and the ultimate Korean fried chicken (served with peanut brittle shards for extra crunch). 

Homegrown: Cooking from my New England Roots by Matthew Jennings honors the traditional foods of New England while turning them on their head: maple flavors the dressing of a Little Gem lettuce salad as well as the dipping sauce for dumplings, molasses and cider are used to marinate chicken wings, a blueberry sauce accompanies a roasted lamb dish, and Moxie (the official soft drink of Maine) flavors beans and short ribs. This is a stunning cookbook that deserves the accolades it will surely receive. 

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner... Life!: Recipes and Adventures from My Home Kitchen by Missy Robbins and Carrie King shares her favorite cook-at-home recipes, inspired by her year off from professional cooking. A collection of recipes that Robbins created in her tiny West Village kitchen while she rediscovered life outside of the restaurant world. It is absolutely stunning! Be sure to check out Missy's tour dates.


Cheers to The Publican, Repast and Present: Recipes and Ramblings from an American Beer Hallby Paul Kahan and Cosmo Goss and Rachel Holtzman is the highly anticipated narrative-rich cookbook by Chicago's superstar chef whose destination restaurant, The Publican, is known for its incredibly delicious pork- and seafood-centric, beer-friendly cooking.

 

 

Zingerman's Bakehouse: Best-Loved Recipes for Baking People Happy by Amy Emberling and Frank Carollo is the must-have baking book for bakers of all skill levels. 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. It's no wonder Zingerman's is a cultural and culinary institution. 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 shares 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. A perfect gift for your mom, your friends, your boss, or yourself.


Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey by Robyn Eckhardt 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.


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. 

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've made dozens of recipes with no fails and myraid compliments. 


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.


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 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.

David Tanis Market Cooking: Recipes and Revelations, Ingredient by Ingredient by David Tanis is about 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 (the long and the short of it!) and the best methods and recipes for showcasing what makes it special.


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.


Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques by Kristen Kish and Meredith Erickson shares more than 80 recipes from the Top Chef that celebrate impeccable technique and bridge her Korean heritage, Michigan upbringing, Boston cooking years, and more.


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. The result is a beautifully styled and photographed collection that you will turn to again and again in the kitchen.


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.


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.


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.


State Bird Provisions: A Cookbook by Stuart Brioza and 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.


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 Redzepi 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 - it's InstantPot and Melissa Clark and should be a go-to for all of us under Instant Pot's spell. 


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.

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 - the story of Wylie Dufresne's wd~50 and the dishes that made it famous.


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.


Pok Pok Drinking Food of Thailandby 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.


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.


Autentico: Simply Delicious Recipes for Authentic Italian Dishes by Rolando Beramendi details 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. Among the 120 recipes, you'll find Baked Zucchini Blossoms filled with sheep's milk ricotta; Roast Pork Belly with Wild Fennel; Savoy Cabbage Rolls made with farro and melted fontina; Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe; Risotto with Radicchio; and a Lamb Stew with ancient Spice Route flavors that have roots from the times of Marco Polo and could have been served to the de' Medici during the Renaissance. And of course, there are dolci (desserts): Summer Fruit Caponata, Meringata with Bitter Chocolate Sauce, and a simple, moist, and succulent Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cake. 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.

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.

In October, exclusively through Sur la Table, Jacques Pépin's My Menus: Remembering Meals with Family and Friends will be available. A beautiful book to share your menus and special meal notations. A perfect gift for the entertainer.


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.


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
 byClaus 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.


Moto: The Cookbook by Homaro Cantu represents the decade he the master ran the restaurant - 2004 until 2014 - with ten ground-breaking dishes that were served each year. 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.



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.

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, so now readers at home can be sure that they are set to bake the perfect treat every time. It's destined to become another instant classic.

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."


The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey introduces home bakers to sourdough versions of the pugliese, brioche, and multigran 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. It is a clear, illustrated guide to making sourdough and the Italian-inspired café dishes from one of Manhattan's best bakeries.

Butter (Short Stack) by Dorie Greenspan - it's Dorie Greenspan and butter - it's a no brainer.

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, from classics like Ham and Cheese Empanadas to Pumpkin Flan with Spinach and Saffron, and 350 vivid color photographs, Paladares brings the country's spirited cooking into your own kitchen.

Claridges: The Cookbook by Meredith Erickson and Martyn Nail shares a collection of over 100 of the best-loved dishes and drinks from The Foyer, The ReadingRoom, the Bar and The Fumoir. With interludes ranging from the return of the "drunch" to the magic of Christmas, the extraordinary experience of dining at Claridge's is brought to life in book form. Delve into delectable dishes and drinks for every time of day: start with Bircher muesli or the Arnold Bennett omelette. Indulge in a little something from the Donut trolley. Try the Lobster, langoustine & crab cocktail or the Smoked duck salad. Treat yourself to a Cheddar Eccles cake or a Raspberry marshmallow. Sip a Champagne cobbler while you nibble a Gougere. Savor the prized Claridge's chicken pie or a slice of Venison Wellington, with some Truffled macaroni gratin or Pommes château. Finish with a Roasted stone fruit clafoutis or a tiny piece of Nougat.

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