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

Yardbird: Yakitori: Chicken on 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.

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: Italian Style Home Baking 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.

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.

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.




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.

 

November

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.

Which titles are you excited about? Please leave a comment to let me know.

Happy Cookbooktober!

Fall Books September to December Part Two

Because of the sheer volume of books that are being published from September to December, I am going to do this post a little differently. This will be a shorter peek at each title, or just a title listing so you can plan your cookbook purchases based on knowing what is being released. For titles being released in July and August, my first preview post covered those months.

I picked these books because they appeal to me or I know they appeal to a great deal of you. There are other titles being published during this time that will be covered during our monthly roundups and I'm sure those busy publishers will be announcing more releases by the time the end of the year comes around.

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. 

September

  • Bäco: Inspired Recipes from the Heart of Los Angeles by Josef Centeno and Betty Hallock is the cookbook of the season 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.
  • Erin Bakes Cake: Make + Bake + Decorate = Your Own Cake Adventure! by Erin Gardner share a delicious, time-saving secret: they're all the same. Why play the guessing game of sifting through dozens of recipes when all you need are just a few that contain hundreds of variation - 572, to be exact! The cakequations in Erin Bakes Cake teach you how to combine her cake, buttercream, cookie, and candy recipes in endless mouth-watering ways.
  • Oklava: Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot kitchen by Selin Kiazim celebrates the culinary delights of the Mediterranean, Southern Europe and the Middle East in a way no cookbook has done before. Oklava translates simply as 'rolling pin' and for Selin the owner and chef of Oklava restaurant in London, this word conjures up memories of her Turkish-Cypriot grandmother: a rolling pin was never far from her hands, which meant a delicious meal was imminent. These sensational recipes will take you on a journey from home-cooked meals and summers spent in North Cyprus to an exciting interpretation of modern Turkish-Cypriot cooking in London.
  • Baker's Royale: 75 Twists on All Your Favorite Sweets by Naomi Robinson is full of desserts, but not just any desserts-they're modernized classic recipes for all seasons and occasions. In 75 recipes, the popular blogger, turns familiar desserts on their heads: macarons get a s'mores treatment; pavlova is gilded with Snickers and brownies; profiteroles are a canvas for pecan and caramel crunch. Naomi is a favorite of mine and I cannot wait for this book!
  • 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. Hong Kong Diner 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.
  • Made at Home by Giorgio Locatelli is a colourful collection of the food that 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. Coming to the UK in September and US in October - this book will blow our minds. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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." 
  • Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop by Éric Kayser shares more than 125 recipes and includes his bakery bestsellers - raspberry macaroons, lemon curd meringue tartlets, epiphany cake, Yule logs, financiers, chocolate and hazelnut tarts, among others. Hundreds of photos show the beautiful pastries, as well as provide step-by-step instructions for anything tricky. A pictogram system helps readers distinguish any recipe's level of difficulty.
  • Vivek Singh's Indian Festival Feasts by Vivek Singh is a gorgeous book from the chef of London's Cinnamon Club. Chapters include the most popular festivals celebrated around the world, such as Holi, Onam and Diwali, covering all religions and geographical areas within India, with Vivek's very own take on the recipes most associated with them. As well as these brand new recipes, the history and culture surrounding each festival will be explored in colourful detail.
  • 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. 
  • 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.' 
  • Mexico: A Culinary Quest by Hossein Amirsadeghi chronicles a journey across some of the country's most picturesque states in more than 100 entertaining, informative profiles, celebrating not only the cuisine but also the rich culture of which it is part. While food is at its heart, the lure of this title is not just the featured personalities but their tables, menus, local specialties, kitchens, and the country's magnificent settings and landscape.
  • Beekman 1802: A Seat at the Table: Recipes to Nourish Your Family, Friends, and Community by Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell delivers more than 115 recipes to share with your friends and family for building new traditions. Written by the founders of the Beekman 1802 lifestyle brand, and peppered with profiles and recipes from the community that surrounds, inspires, and supports them.
  • Osteria: 1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy's Best Local Restaurants by Slow Food Editore shares the best traditional recipes from osterie, the humble local taverns that preserve the heritage of true Italian cooking. This cookbook is the culmination of that research-1,000 compelling recipes that highlight ingenuity with rustic ingredients and the generous hospitality of these off-the-beaten-track gems where we all dream of dining.
  • 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.
  • Sicilia: Sicilian Traditions, Food and Wine by Elisa Menduni is a gastronomic tour of Sicily featuring delicious recipes, wine pairings, and beautiful photographs of the Mediterranean island's landscapes.
  • 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).
  • QUESO!: Regional Recipes for the World's Favorite Chile-Cheese Dip by Lisa Fain features a mix of down-home standards and contemporary updates, from historical, regional, and Mexican quesos to vegan and dessert quesos, including Chile Verde Con Queso, Squash Blossom Queso Fundido, Fajita Queso, Cactus and Corn Queso Poblano, Frito Salad with Queso Dressing, Pulled Pork Queso Blanco, and Sausage Queso Biscuits. This is the third title from popular blogger whose two titles - The Homesick Texan's Cookbook and The Homesick Texan's Family Table and her blog are indexed for members.
  • The Sportsman by Stephen Harris shares the UK's #1 restaurant's age-old and modern techniques to perfect 50 British classics.  Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
  • The Palestinian Table by Reem Kassis weaves together a tapestry of personal anecdotes, local traditions, and historical context, sharing with home cooks her collection of delicious, easy-to-follow recipes that range from simple breakfasts and speedy salads to celebratory dishes fit for a feast - giving rare insight into the heart and hearth of the Palestinian family kitchen.  Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
  • sketch by Mourad Mazouz and Pierre Gagnaire is finally being released - I've been waiting for this book for a while now. Unique cuisine is at its heart, world-renowned three-Michelin-star chef Pierre Gagnaire showcases the best 85 recipes from sketch's kaleidoscopic menus. Interlaced throughout are artistic interpretations of the recipes, contributed by an array of people involved in all elements of sketch, ultimately creating a sensual feast in a book.
  • Soulful Baker: From highly creative fruit tarts and pies to chocolate, desserts and weekend brunch by Julie Jones uses natural and colourful ingredients, considered decoration and a variety of intricate and delicate designs with pastry, fillings and decoration, Julie provides ideas on how to make considered bakes that beg to be beautifully presented, in a way that feeds your soul as well as your stomach.
  • Christopher Kimball's Milk Street: The New Home Cooking by Christopher Kimball, the first cookbook connected to Milk Street's public television show, delivers more than 125 new recipes arranged by type of dish: from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts.

Other titles that we should be on the look-out for include: 


October
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • A Baker's Life: 100 fantastic recipes, from my childhood favourites to five-star perfection by Paul Hollywood is being published in the UK this month and US in November. This title contains 100 of the baker's most treasured recipes, which he has carefully finessed over the length of his career. Each chapter is filled with bakes that represent a different decade of Paul's life - learning the basics at his father's bakery; honing his skills as a top pastry chef in the finest hotels; discovering the bold flavours of the Mediterranean while working in Cyprus; and finding fame via the hugely popular Great British Bake Off television series.
  • Corsica: The Recipes by Nicolas Stromboni celebrates all that is Corsican - the people, the geography and, most importantly, the food. And with around eighty incredible Corsican recipes designed to be prepared in the home kitchen, you'll be transported to the island in no time.
  • 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 many compliments.
  • Feasts by Sabrina Ghayour (see October - released last month in the UK).
  • 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.
  • Instant Pot Miracle: From Gourmet to Everyday, 175 Must-Have Recipes by The Editors at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is going to be a must have - not only because these recipes are approved by Instant Pot - but because one of my recipes is shared in this title!
  • 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.
  • The Farm Cooking School: Techniques and Recipes for Inspired Seasonal Cooking by Ian Knauer and Shelley Wiseman is packed with many of the same lessons you'd learn in person at the authors' school in Vermont.
  • Mary's Household Tips and Tricks: The Complete Guide to Home Happiness by Mary Berry is a wonderful, practical and comprehensive household how-to from national treasure, Mary Berry. "This book is a collection of what I've learnt about running a home over the years, along with all the helpful hints that friends and family have imparted to me. It's about helping you with life - not creating more work, or telling you what you should do. These are my tips, gleaned from years of practical experience, and I hope it will be a helping hand."
  • 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.
  • Andina: Healthy, Fresh Food From Peru by Martin Morales reveals for the first time ever the unique dishes of the Andes region of Peru, an area where quinoa, maca and naturally healthy eating reign supreme. Featuring over 120 recipes, chapters cover breakfasts, snacks, superfood salads and healthy desserts, power shakes and protein-packed main courses. The author's first title Ceviche is a favorite.  This new book is being released in UK this month and in the US next.
  • The Simple Bites Kitchen: Nourishing Whole Food Recipes for Every Day by Aimée Wimbush-Bourque shares the popular blogger's love of whole foods along with heart-warming kitchen stories and recipes that are nutritious, fairly simple to make, and utterly delicious. Aimée knows the challenges that come with feeding a family and tackles them head on by providing lunchbox inspiration, supper solutions and healthy snack options. Brown Eggs & Jam Jars, her first title, is a beautiful book. 
  • 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.
  • The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking by Andrew Barton brings forth 100 recipes that amplify the tastes, colors, and textures of summer tomatoes, fall mushrooms, winter roots, and spring greens. You will gain nearly as much from reading these recipes as from cooking them. Whether you are inspired to make Nettle Dumplings in Sorrel Broth, Candied Tomato Puttanesca, or Russet/Rye Apple Pie, be prepared to swoon under the spell of Myrtlewood. I reviewed this gorgeous book when it was published independently. So thrilled that Sasquatch is making this title available. 
  • David Tanis Market Cooking: Themes and Variations, 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.
  • 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. 
  • France is a Feast: Paul and Julia Child's Photographic Journey by Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt documents, through intimate and compelling photographs, Julia Child discovering French cooking and the French way of life.
  • 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 CookThe 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 Juhu Beach Club Cookbook: Indian Spice, Oakland Soulby 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.
  • Catalonia: Spanish Recipes from Barcelona and Beyond by José Pizarro shows readers how to create some of the best-loved dishes from the Catalonian region at home. Dispelling the myth that creating tapas and traditional Spanish fare is scary, he shows us how to take the experience of eating in the little bars of Barcelona to your own kitchen. Set to the backdrop of the stunning views of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia, you'll really feel like you're on a magical holiday in Spain. Basque was beautiful so I am anxious to see tis title.
  • Igni: The First Year by Aaron Turner this book tells the story of IGNI, a high-end degustation restaurant in the backstreets of the Australian coastal city of Geelong. 
  • 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.
  • Recipes from an Italian Butcher: Roasting, Stewing, Braising by The Silver Spoon Kitchen shares 150 inspiring and authentic Italian recipes for meat, poultry, and game - from the world's most trusted authority on Italian cuisine. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
  • Okanagan Table: The Art of Everyday Home Cooking by Rod Butters is a cookbook celebrating the local flavours: creating exceptional meals by connecting with the freshest, highest quality food. Featuring more than 80 illustrated recipes, the book is structured in the order in which we enjoy our meals: sunrise, midday, sunset, and twilight and showcases a collection of classic and signature recipes from the Okanagan Valley. 
  • 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 - nothing else is needed here. 
  • MUNCHIES: Late-Night Eats from the World's Best Chefs by JJ Goode and Helen Hollyman and Editors of MUNCHIES is based on the game-changing web series Chef's Night Out, features stories of the world's best chefs' debauched nights on the town, and recipes for the food they cook to soak up the booze afterwards.
  • 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 when using the link provided.
  • Lisboeta: Recipes from Portugal's City of Light by Nuno Mendes  invites you to experience the author's favourite places, and the incredible food you will discover there. Sharing recipes inspired by the dishes that he loves, Nuno takes you through a typical day in Lisbon.
  • The Christmas Chronicles: Notes, Stories and Essential Recipes for Midwinter by Nigel Slater features everything you need for the winter solstice. Written as a diary, and starting in September, this is the story of Nigel Slater's love for winter, its fables and its family feasts.
  • The Chef and the Slow Cooker by Hugh Acheson brings a chef's mind to the slow cooker, with 100 recipes showing readers how an appliance generally relegated to convenience cooking can open up many culinary doors.
  • Modernist Bread: The Art and Science by Francisco Migoya and Nathan Myhrvold brings the complete story of bread to life across five volumes - uncover its incredible history, loaves from every corner of the world, and the breath-taking beauty of scientific phenomena at work above and below the crust. In addition, you will discover innovative recipes and techniques developed by the Modernist Cuisine team that have not been published anywhere else.
  • S Is for Southern: A Guide to the South, from Absinthe to Zydeco by Editors of Garden and Gun and David DiBenedetto is a lively compendium of Southern tradition and contemporary culture.
  • wd~50: A Restaurantby 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 Thailand by Andy Ricker and JJ Goode is a cookbook featuring the rich and varied drinking food of Thailand (and the drinks it's consumed with), with 50 recipes and travelogue-like essays, inspired by Whiskey Soda Lounge, Ricker's Portland, Oregon, restaurant. I've been waiting for this since Pok Pok was published.
  • Night + Market: Delicious Thai Food to Facilitate Drinking and Fun-Having Amongst Friendsby 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. 
  • Breaking Bread: A Baker's Journey Home in 75 Recipes by Martin Philip is an intimate tour of Philip's kitchen, mind, and heart. Through seventy-five original recipes and life stories told with incandescent prose, he shares not only the secrets to creating loaves of unparalleled beauty and flavor but the secrets to a good life. From the butter biscuits, pecan pie, and whiskey bread pudding of his childhood in the Ozarks to French baguettes and focaccias, bagels and muffins, cinnamon buns and ginger scones, Breaking Bread is a guide to wholeheartedly embracing the staff of life.
  • Chefs & Company: 75 Top Chefs Share More Than 180 Recipes to Wow Last-Minute Guests by Maria Isabella delivers a never-before-assembled collection of recipes offers a rare and exciting glimpse into the private home kitchens of 75 culinary superstars as they prepare show-stopping meals for their own last-minute guests in an hour or less. With more than 180 personal recipes, secret tips, inside advice, beverage pairings, and music playlists, plus gorgeous full-color photos, you're set up for success no matter the occasion. 

Other exciting titles are: 



November

  • Tuscany: Simple Meals and Fabulous Feasts from Italy by Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi - it's the Caldesis - to me all their books are must haves. This title takes readers on a culinary journey through a Tuscan day. The pace of both life and cooking in Tuscany is slow and calm. Breakfasts are considered, lunch often eaten at home with family, and weekend dinners a feast.
  • Meyer's Bakery: Bread and baking in the Nordic kitchen by Claus Meyer teaches us to bake the perfect baguette or scone, knead our own spelt loaf or create the New York classic, the bagel. Turn your hand to pretzels and naan bread, or indulge in sugary churros and madeleines. Alongside the recipes, Claus gives tips and tricks for achieving best results, with explanations of the best flour and equipment to use. Photographed step-by-step instructions explain each baking technique, while troubleshooting sections provide advice. Containing 80 foolproof recipes from the man who is taking New York by storm the Nordic way.
  • 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. 
  • Butter (Short Stack) by Dorie Greenspan - it's Dorie Greenspan and butter - it's a no brainer. 
  • Bread is Gold by Massimo Bottura is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs. These recipes, which number more than 150, turn everyday ingredients into inspiring dishes that are delicious, economical, and easy to make. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
  • Boragó: Coming from the South by Rodolfo Guzman combines the internationally acclaimed chef's fascinating narratives about Chilean geography and ingredients, his never-before-published notebook sketches of dishes and creative processes, and gorgeous landscape and food photographs that introduce readers to the distinctive pleasures of Chilean culture and cuisine. This is rounded off by Guzmán's selection of 100 savoury and sweet recipes exclusively chosen from the menu at Boragó. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.
  • 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 with Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet they are set to bake the perfect treat every time. It's destined to become another instant classic. 
  • Da Vittorio: Recipes from the Legendary Italian Restaurant by Enrico Cerea and Roberto Cerea is a must-have cookbook for lovers of fine Italian cuisine. Founded in 1966 by Vittorio Cerea, Da Vittorio is today one of the most beloved restaurants in Italy. The first-ever cookbook from the Michelin three-star institution, this volume presents fifty never-before-published recipes adapted for discerning home chefs.
  • Mouneh: Preserving Foods for the Lebanese Pantry by Barbara Abdeni Massaad at long last this gorgeous book is being re-issued. I cannot wait for November! (update 9/1/17 - this title has been pushed to 2018).
  • 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."
  • Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York by Marc Vidal and Yann de Rochefort and Genevieve Ko is the definitive cookbook of the celebrated Boqueria restaurants, inspired by the best of Barcelona tapas. 
  • 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.
  • Lomelino's Pies: A Celebration of Pies, Galettes, and Tarts by Linda Lomelino gives perennially popular pies a fresh and indulgent twist by social media superstar and cook, food stylist, and photographer Linda Lomelino. Her books are pure art.
  • The Sullivan Street Bakery Cookbook by Jim Lahey introduces home bakers to sourdough versions of the pugliese, brioche, and multigrani for which the bakery is known. This includes a step-by-step guide to making sourdough starter (biga) from the bloom that appears on fresh organic produce.
  • Hummus and Co: Middle Eastern Food to Fall in Love with by Michael Rantissi and Kristy Frawley invites you into its generous heart, full of love, laughter and great food for sharing with friends and family.The 140+ recipes for fresh greens and vegetables, grains, fish, chicken and meat, are bursting with zesty flavour. This title is being released in Australia.

Other November titles that should be on your radar:



December


January 2018 

And I have to mention this book that is scheduled to be released in January! 


Crave-worthy Cookbooks from the Second Half of 2017 Part One

Do you hear that sound? The sound of Cookbooktober rapidly approaching. So many exciting titles are coming our way and to help you shuffle through the delightful madness, I'm sharing a sneak peek with you today of books being published in July and August (check back later in the week for a post on September through December's releases). 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.

July

Two Kitchens: Family Recipes from Sicily and Rome by Rachel Roddy, the award-winning Guardian Cook columnist and winner of the Andre Simon and Guild of Food Writers', delivers a glorious book highlighting the food that comes from her two kitchens in Sicily and Rome. Rachel's first title Five Quarters is on my bookshelf and I cannot wait to have this title join it. I had the privilege of reviewing the electronic version and it is spectacular - Rachel's beautiful writing, stunning photographs and scrumptious recipes makes this title a must have.


The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day by Emily Paster is the author's second title. Her first book Food Swap was such a beautiful surprise with helpful information for swapping and the best salted caramel sauce ever. There are 75 recipes in her new title from fruit jams and preserves, to pickles and other savory preserves, and recipes to use the preserves you make in other dishes.


Nadiya's British Food Adventure : Over 120 Delicious and Diverse Recipes to Celebrate the Land we Call Home by Nadiya Hussain features mouth-wateringly delicious recipes from her BBC programme. Famed for her fantastic cookery skills and adventurous flavour choices, she sets off on a journey around the country to meet some of the finest growers, producers and pioneers. Her travels were the inspiration for the British Bake-Off winner to create over 120 easy and enticing new recipes that mix the local ingredients she encountered with her very favourite flavours: a nod to her Bangladeshi roots. I reviewed the author's first book Nadiya's Kitchen last year and it's a keeper as well.

Comfort : Delicious Bakes and Family Treats by Candice Brown delivers the recipes Candice learned to bake from her nan and mum, recipes close to her heart, that should be served up as a big generous slice - and preferably on a vintage plate if you have one. Candice's recipes are easy to make, no nonsense and hearty. I am really looking forward to this Great British Bake-Off contestant's debut book which is being released in the UK. It appears the ebook version will be available in the US at the same time (but things could change closer to release date).

 

Chai Chaat & Chutney: a street food journey through India by Chetna Makan is back with another title - this time focusing on street food. Chetna is the author of one of my favorite books The Cardamom Trail which I had previously reviewed in May of 2016. Chai Chaat & Chutneywill be released in the UK in July and in the US in September. For this new title, the author traveled to all four corners of India - Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai - sampling the extreme varieties of street food available. Each area has subtle differences in ingredients and techniques, making the cuisine completely unique and full of character. From her journey, she has taken inspiration and created delicious recipes that are simple to cook at home.


Sabor: Flavours from a Spanish Kitchen
by Nieves Barragan Mohacho shares the food that the Basque-born chef likes to cook when she's off duty; the food that she grew up eating and the food that she still makes for friends and family. The recipes range from hearty dishes such as braised Iberian pork ribs and chorizo and potato stew, to lighter fare such as seafood skewers, clams in salsa verde and stuffed piquillo peppers, and a wealth of other recipes, from grilled hispi cabbage to baked cauliflower with salted almonds, chilli and shallots. This is the chef's second book her first, Barrafina named after her world famous tapas bar is a must have as well.

Veneto: Recipes from an Italian Country Kitchen by Valeria Necchio shares the food and flavors at the heart of the Veneto region in North Eastern Italy. Veneto includes lovingly written recipes that capture the spirit of this beautiful and often unexplored region, and Valeria's memories of the people and places that make the Veneto so special. The title is being released in the UK in July and comes to the US in December.

Trullo: The Cookbook by Tim Siadatan is being released simultaneously in the US and UK in July. London restaurant Trullo, and its baby sister, Padella, are taking the food world by storm with modern Italian recipes with a British twist. Siadatan, who was the youngest head chef ever to work at Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, takes the best of Italian cooking and combines it with British produce to create innovative original dishes.

Bianco: Pizza, Pasta, and Other Food I Like by Chris Bianco brings us a full-color, fully illustrated cookbook illuminating the fundamentals of pizza making, from the basics of flour and water to the philosophy behind Bianco's cooking. The book features recipes for his signature pies as well as strategies and techniques for translating chef's methods to the home kitchen.



Yemek
 by Isabel Lezmi, Lisa Rienermann and Veronika Helvacioglu shares authentic recipes, from mezze to desserts, which are surprisingly simple to re-create in any home kitchen and call on the iconic fresh ingredients and spices, all easy to source, that define Turkish cooking. This title was originally released in the German language in 2015 and at last comes to the UK in July and the US in December in English.


The Desserts of New York: (And How to Eat Them All)
 by Yasmin Newman is another title I am anxious to get my hands on. New York - oh how I miss you. This book is a travel journal featuring the desserts of New York City with 44 recipes from all the hottest sweet spots from number one voted old school Jewish chocolate babka to the infamous cronut - she covers them all. The book is being released in Australia, the UK and the US.





August

Hello! My Name Is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants by John Gorham and Liz Crain, the authors of the Toro Bravocookbook, shares recipes from Portland's favorites, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, the restaurants that reinvented the brunch scene (and then every eating hour after that) with supremely satisfying dishes.

 

Kaukasis the Cookbook: The Culinary Journey Through Georgia, Azerbaijan & Beyond by Olia Hercules is being released in the UK in August and coming to the US in October. This title is a celebration of the food and flavours of the Caucasus - bridging Europe and Asia and incorporating Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran, Russia and Turkey. Olia Hercules introduces us to more than 100 recipes for vibrant, earthy, unexpected dishes from across the region. Olia wrote the beautiful Mamushkaas well.

The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History in the Old South by Michael W. Twitty offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry - both black and white - through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom. Twitty is a renowned culinary historian and I am excited to read this fascinating work.


The Food Stylist's Handbook: Hundreds of Tips, Tricks, and Secrets for Chefs, Artists, Bloggers, and Food Lovers
by Denise Vivaldo and Cindie Flannigan is a revised and updated edition of Denise's 2010 guide. Denise and Cindie are experts in their field, stylists to the stars and well sought after. They are incredibly generous with their time and talent and this is all reflected in their book. I have a copy of the original and it has helped me immensely in my food photographs (when I want to take the time to style them).

Made in Vietnam: Homestyle Recipes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh by Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl is being released in Australia, the UK and US. This title covers the three main culinary regions of the country: the heart food of the north, dishes from the centre (in the tradition of the cuisine of the imperial city Hue), and the sweeter, spicier food of the tropical south. In addition to the recipes, it looks at different aspects of the country's food history and its absorption of various culinary influences, including the extensive French and Chinese influence, long-established coffee culture, and the casual style of dining. Interwoven throughout the food photography are shots of the markets, landscapes and people.

Gather, Cook, Feast: Recipes from Land and Water by the Co-Founder of Toast by Jessica Seaton is a cookbook that celebrates seasonal eating, and the landscapes that produce it, from the co-founder of the lifestyle brand Toast. Gather, Cook Feast celebrates the connection between the food that we eat and the land where we live, in over 120 recipes.



Orange Appeal: Savory & Sweet
 by Jamie Schler is going to be great. I tested recipes for this book and those recipes were incredible (which was the same feedback from others who tested.) A few examples of the recipes herein are with recipes such as Orange Fig Sauce, Orange Braised Belgian Endive with Caramelized Onions and Bacon, Beef in Bourbon Sauce, Glazed Apple and Orange Braid, and Chocolate Orange Marmalade Brownies. You need this book.


Toronto Eats: 100 Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants by Amy Rosen is a Figure1 Publishing title being released in Canada and the US. Previous titles have been well done, beautiful and the recipes worked. Their Eats and Cooks series are my favorites taking me to the best restaurants in the subject city - all without leaving my home. They are also releasing Portland Cooks: Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants and Bars by Danielle Centoni and I seriously cannot wait to add these books to my collection.

BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks is the book the whole baking world has been awaiting for what seems like forever. I've been stalking Stella (when is the book coming, when is the book coming) and thankfully she hasn't obtained a restraining order against me (yet). Stella is the pastry genius at Serious Eats and this book is epic - it's not mad science with smoke and mirrors - it is all about recipes that are perfected and updated for all our favorite classics. Approachable and a must have for any level baker. If Alton Brown and J. Kenji López-Alt had a cookbook child, it would be Stella. This book rocks.

Baking School: The Bread Ahead Cookbook: Mastering bread and pastry at home, from sourdough to pizza, croissants to doughnuts by Justin Piers Gellatly and Louise Gellatly is being released in the UK in August and it appears as the ebook version will be available in the US. Best known for Justin's world-famous doughnuts, the Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market is also home to their Bakery School, where thousands have learned to make sourdough, croissants, Swedish ryebread, pizza and much more besides. Now, using this book, you can too, from the comfort of your own home. I have the author's first book and love it!

The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies, and Bars by America's Test Kitchen will be one of the go-to books for cookie baking this holiday season. 448 pages of perfected cookie classics and new and unique recipes await us in this cookie bible from the well respected America's Test Kitchen.



5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food by Jamie Oliver is being released in the UK and US in August. Jamie wants to make good food, super-simple. Every recipe uses just five key ingredients, ensuring you can get a plate of food together fast, whether it's finished and on the table super-quickly, or after minimal hands-on prep, you've let the oven do the hard work for you. Each recipe has been tried and tested (and tested again!) and well it's Jamie.

Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong is a new cookbook from the James Beard Award nominated creators of Nom Nom Paleo, the wildly popular blog, app, and New York Times bestselling cookbook! Ready or Not makes healthy Paleo home cooking a breeze, no matter if there's time to prepare or just minutes to spare. Check out our calendar for the author's events.

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f you need me, I'll be buried in September through December (this is a doozy of a list but will give you an idea of what is coming our way.) 

June Cookbook Preview Post Part Two

Last week in my first June preview post, I shared a number of new cookbooks that caught my attention but our work here at Eat Your Books is never done - I have more to share today. Most of these cookbooks will be the subject of future promotions.

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Zoe's Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh has updated a collection of Ghanaian dishes for today's cook in her new release. Zoe lives in South-East London and her pop-up restaurant and supper club has been all the rage in the foodie scene both in London and Berlin. Recipes from Lamb Cutlets with Peanut Sauce, Jollof Fried Chicken to a Honey & Plantain Ginger Cake will have you craving Zoe's Ghanaian cuisine that brings the traditional flavours of Ghana to our kitchens. This title is being released both in the US and UK.


Vegetarian Heartland: Recipes for Life's Adventures by Shelly Westerhausen is a cookbook of approximately 85 recipes for vegetarian comfort food delivered from a new point of view. Recipes are organized by 'adventure' and each features a drink, salads, soups, main courses, and desserts. This book will appeal to vegetarians everywhere, especially in the Midwest, as well as home cooks looking for more creative recipes to add to their repertoire. 

Mexican Ice Cream: Beloved Recipes and Stories by Fany Gerson, the New York baker and sweets maker, showcases the diverse flavors of Mexican frozen treats. Quince Sorbert, Rose Petal Ice Cream, and White Corn Ice Cream are a few of the delicious flavors that await you in this book. Fany is the author of two other titles My Sweet Mexico and Paletas both of which are on my bookshelf. This new title from Fany is not to be missed.

Mastering Stocks and Broths: A Comprehensive Culinary Approach Using Traditional Techniques and No-Waste Methods by Rachael Mamane and Adam Danforth is the comprehensive guide to culinary stocks and broths from the self-taught cook and owner of small-scale broth company Brooklyn Bouillon. Her book takes us on culinary journey into the science behind fundamental stocks and the truth about well-crafted bone broths, and offers over 100 complex and unique recipes incorporating stocks as foundational ingredients while also focusing on zero waste. Rachael has events planned to promote her book. 

The Savvy Cook by Izy Hossack is the young blogger behind Top with Cinnamon's second book filled with recipes that focus on maximum flavor for minimum effort all with an eye on the budget. Lime-Chile Corn and Crispy Onions, Carrot Ribbon, Cinnamon & Halloumi Salad, Cauliflower Miso Mac & Cheese, and a Lemon, Blueberry & Corn Cake are examples of the creative dishes herein. This title is being released in the UK and US but with different covers. (US cover to left).


The Harvest Baker: 150 Sweet & Savory Recipes Celebrating the Fresh-Picked Flavors of Fruits, Herbs & Vegetables
by Ken Haedrich serves up 150 delicious baked goods that are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and go far beyond zucchini bread and carrot cake. From Bacon, Cheddar, and Fresh Corn Muffins to Fresh Fennel and Italian Sausage Pizza, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Quiche, and Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tart Squares, these scrumptious recipes add nutrition plus amazing flavor to every meal of the day. 

Vegetables on Fire: More Than 60 Recipes for Vegetable-Centered Meals from the Grill by Brooke Lewy features 60 recipes that bring the sweetness of caramelized vegetables into satisfying, flavor-forward meals. Cauliflower "steaks," broccoli burgers, and beets that slow-smoke like a brisket are just three of the meatless meals to base a great cookout around. More than 30 stunning images showcase the beauty and variety of these recipes, each of which includes instructions for charcoal and gas grilling as well as using a grill pan on the stovetop or under the broiler. For vegetarians, those who love to grill, and anyone looking for more creative ways to prepare vegetables, this is the book for you.

 
This Cheese is Nuts!: Delicious Vegan Cheese at Home by Julie Piatt is a stunning collection of flavorful nut-based cheeses. Here she shares seventy-five recipes using almonds, cashews, and other nuts to create cheeses anyone can make right at home. They remarkably simple to prepare (all you need are a few simple ingredients and a basic dehydrator - a Vitamix is recommended as a food processor may leave some of the cheeses grainy). Some recipes include Raw Beet Ravioli with Cashew Truffle Cream, Country Veggie Lasagna with Fennel and Brazil Nut Pesto, French Onion Soup with Cashew Camembert, and more.

 
Lisbon: Recipes from Portugal's Beautiful Southern Region by Rebecca Seal and Steven Joyce is a collection of her favorite recipes from her travels. This beautiful book features over 80 dishes along with stunning photography of the food, people and landscape of this special area of the world. Chorizo Pate, Roasted Octopus with Smoked Paprika, Parsley & Lemon, and Pork with Clams are a few dishes to whet your appetite for Portugal. Then to sweeten the deal the famous Milk Tarts are included in this book along with Bread of God - little fluffy rolls topped with sweetened coconut and many more desserts. As with all of Seal's books, they are must haves to add to your collections. 


The Spice Tree by Nisha Katona will show you what spices and ingredients go together in the Indian kitchen. Everything you need to know to cook authentic Indian is found within these pages and explained beautifully and simply. I will have this book soon and will be able to provide you more details in our roundup. This title is being released in the UK and US. 



Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus
by Carla Capalbo is a collection of recipes and gathered stories from food and winemakers in this stunning but little-known country. Both a cookbook and a travel guide to such a special place on the world's gastronomic map. This title is being released in the UK this month.


Tuck In: Good Hearty Food Any Time by Ross Dobson is a cookbook for every occasion. With recipes for simple weekday fare, special meals for friends and family, dishes to roll out at weekend barbecues and mouth-watering desserts - all the bases covered. From revamped old favourites to international taste sensations, these are easy, delicious recipes that you'll be sure to return to again and again. This title is being released in Australia. 

Elly Pear's Let's Eat : Simple, Delicious Food for Everyone, Every Day by Elly Pear shares over 90 of her new pescatarian recipes all centering around vegetables, grains, pulses and dairy. Her approach to food and cooking perfectly suits the modern-day cook and is packed with innovative fresh flavours, interesting textures and a strong garnish game to boot. Elly believes that food should be simple and special, whatever the occasion - the two go hand-in-hand. This title is being released in the UK. 

June Cookbook Preview Post Part One

After the Spring's huge crop of cookbooks, we are slowing down a bit in June but just in the number of new releases. There are still some great titles to be excited about as we go into summer. Most of the preview titles featured will be the subject of a promotion so check back! Following the Eat Your Books' Facebook page will ensure you never miss a promotion.

Don't forget to enter all the great giveaways we have open and be sure to please check your spam/junk email folders for notifications. Have you been reading Darcie's spice support columns? They are informative and I've been learning something new with each post - you can teach an old cook new tricks. 

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Wabi-Sabi Welcome: Learning to Embrace the Imperfect and Entertain with Thoughtfulness and Ease
by Julie Pointer Adams invites readers into artful, easygoing homes around the world - in Denmark, California, France, Italy, and Japan - and transforms the generous act of getting together into the deeper art of being together. This title shares thoughtful ideas and recipes from around the world; tips for creating an intimate, welcoming environment; guidelines for choosing natural decor for the home; and inspiring photographs from homes where wabi-sabi is woven into daily living. I've ordered this title and will be able to tell you more in our roundup. 

L.A. Mexicano
by Bill Esparza is far more than a cookbook - it is an in-depth look into the Mexican culture of Los Angeles - including recipes, profiles of chefs, bakers, cocktail makers and vendors; along with neighborhood guides that point readers to the best markets, taco trucks, restaurants, bars and more. All this along with 100 stunning photographs of the people and food of Los Angeles. 


Eat Right: The Complete Guide to Traditional Foods, with 130 Nourishing Recipes and Techniques by Nick Barnard will show you how to find true nourishment and pleasure in the discovery, preparation and eating of real food. Techniques include making your own butter, yogurt, ghee, lard, broth, dairy and water kefir, kombucha, coconut water, kimchi, sauerkraut, sourdough, as well as sprouting grains and activating nuts and seeds. And there are also 100 wholesome recipes that encourage the use of good animal fats, well-fed meat, sprouted grains, local and seasonal produce. If you picked up this book without the cover, you wouldn't think that it was a "health" focus title - it is packed with tempting photographs and dishes. 

Junk Food Japan: Addictive Food from Kurobuta by Scott Hallsworth (ex-Nobu head chef) showcases the food that is making his restaurant, Kurobuta, one of the most talked-about restaurants in London. He has reworked the "Iazakaya" Japanese pub style of relaxed eating and drinking serving both incredibly inventive yet comfortingly familiar food. The restaurant's signature dishes - BBQ Pork Belly in Steamed Buns with a Spicy Peanut Soy Sauce, Tea Smoked Lamb and Kombu, and Roasted Chilean Seabass are shared. Here you will find 100 of the brilliant chef's re-imagined classics along with new and exciting dishes. I am excited to get my hands on this book!

Julie Taboulie's Lebanese Kitchen: Authentic Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Mediterranean Home Cooking by Julie Ann Sageer shares 125 recipes including learning how easy it is to make such Lebanese staples as fresh labneh (strained yogurt) and how to put together your own delicious, multi-purpose spice mixes. Every chapter includes a multitude of dishes for eaters of all kinds and preferences, from meat-lovers to veggie-heads and everything in between. This is a fun and beautiful title that will please any level of cook - familiar with Lebanese fare or not. Julie has a few events planned and we will keep you updated if other events are scheduled.

Kitchen Matters: More than 100 Recipes and Tips to Transform the Way You Cook and Eat--Wholesome, Nourishing, Unforgettable by Pamela Salzman shares the recipes that have won the praise of Nicole Richie, Rashida Jones, Audrina Patridge, and other mega-fans. Customizable for vegetarian, vegan, and grain-free diets, the recipes rely on accessible veggie-forward ingredients that are anti-inflammatory and nutrient-dense. Both practical and elegant, this title offers a roadmap for new and busy home cooks to begin including more wholesome foods every day, for meals as nourishing as they are unforgettable. Pamela has a few events planned to promote her book.

Adventures in Starry Kitchen: 88 Asian-Inspired Recipes from America's Most Famous Underground Restaurant by Nguyen Tran chronicles the evolution of the little underground restaurant that could. As the author tells his story, he also shares eighty eight easy-to-follow pan-Asian recipes including Claypot Striped Bass, Buttermilk Beer Beignets, Singaporean Chili Crab, Double-Fried Chicken Wings and, of course, Starry Kitchen's trademark Crispy Tofu Balls. This book wowed me with recipes I've never come across to date: Pineapple Beer Chicken Wing Soup; Five-Spice Apple Fritters with Honey Bourbon Cream Sauce; and Salted Duck Egg Cereal Prawns for example. 

101 Asian Dishes You Need to Cook Before You Die: Discover a New World of Flavors in Authentic Recipes by Jet Tila shares the author's best recipes to impress your friends and family, not to mention all sorts of chef-y tips on flavor, technique, history and ingredients that will make you a better cook. Here are some of the recipes you'll learn to master Korean BBQ Short Ribs on Coke, Beef Pho, Sweet Chili Sriracha Hot Wings and it's said that Jet's killer Sriracha recipe will change your life. The photographs, the recipes - everything about this cookbook is uber cool.

It's Always About the Food by Monday Morning Cooking Club is the third offering from the ladies of Sydney and shares the result of a two year search for recipes from the global Jewish diaspora - those much-loved dishes that have nurtured a community and have been feeding family and friends for years. This book is all about the food, flavours and the most delicious family recipes - not from a restaurant or a test kitchen, but from the heart of the home. This title continues the tradition of books one and two, Monday Morning Cooking Club and The Feast Goes On delivering quality, nurturing recipes wrapped up in a wonderful story. The ladies are in Los Angeles for a few more days and there are other events on our calendar for you to check out. 
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