October 2018 Cookbook Previews

Our EYBD program is in full swing with new titles being added frequently. For more information on those books that are part of this program, please see our updated EYBD post.

The EYBDigital Previews added since September's preview post are set out in the table below. Click on the book title to go directly to the EYBD Preview. Giveaways are noted, titles slated for EYBD are identified, and for Phaidon titles, the usual 30% discount at Phaidon.com is available at the link provided.


SUMMARY OF NEW EYBD PREVIEWS

Salad Feasts

The Ultimate One Pan Dinner

Vegan Christmas * Giveaway * Events

The Ultimate Kids Cookbook

Nigel Slater - Christmas Chronicles

Catalan Food

All-Time Best Dinners for Two * Giveaway

All-Time Best Brunch * Giveaway

Kiwi Baker at Home * EYBD Book * Giveaway

Supercharge Your Gut * EYBD Book

Instant Indian

Argentinian Street Food

Rose's Baking Basics * Giveaway * Events

Scraps, Peels and Stems

Smith & DELI-icious

From the Earth

Eat at the Bar

Best Comfort Food on the Planet

SuQar

Radiant

Colossal Cookies

Cuba Cooks

Jia!

Affordable Paleo

Sister Pie

Baking Artisan Bread

La Boca Loca - EYBD Book

My Indian Kitchen - EYBD Book

40 Amazing Desserts

Pasta: Il Primo Piatto

World Party

Gordon Ramsay Healthy, Lean & Fit

Ham

French Pastry 101

Cook's Revolutionary Recipes

A Very Serious Cookbook - Phaidon

 

As there are so many new books this month (as evidenced by my Fall preview post), today I'm going to highlight a few titles and then provide a listing of major titles with events, EYBD previews or giveaways noted at the end of this post.

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan invites readers into the beloved author's kitchen to savor the dishes that she makes all the time and as with all of Dorie's book this one is beautiful. What makes a "Dorie recipe"? Each one has a small surprise that makes it special. The dishes are practical, made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers' market, or pantry. Events. EYB Cookbook Club title.

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. Another brilliant offering from the master. Events.

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma, the blogger behind A Brown Table blog and weekly columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, presents a spectacular first offering. Events. EYB Cookbook Club title.

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

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



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. EYBD Book. Events.


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



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

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

 

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

There are many cookbooks that I am excited about this year but Estela by Ignacio Mattos has to be very near the top. I haven't laid my hands on the book yet but if it is one-tenth as great as the chef's food - I'll be happy. Events


A Free Range Life: Together by Annabel Langbein and Rose Langbein brings together Annabel's years of kitchen wisdom and commitment to garden-to-table eating, with daughter Rose's youthful enthusiasm for living and cooking sustainably and affordably, to create a guidebook for a fresh new approach to food. Delicious modern vegetarian recipes are accompanied by succulent burgers, ideas for cooking with sustainable fish species, meals for one, fruit-based desserts, picnic baking and on-trend recipes for fermented and pickled foods.

Again as there is such a wealth of incredible titles this month, I can't possibly preview them all so please look for more details in our Cookbook Summary at the end of the month. 

EYBD Previews for Hardie Grant & Quadrille Titles

In April, I shared a post featuring Hardie Grant & Quadrille titles and today I'll share all the and blurbs for all the additional titles that have been added since that date.

Beside each blurb, I will include a link to my previous or current review, events and other details such as if a giveaway is open (US/UK/NZ/AU.)

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

Salad Feasts: How to Assemble the Perfect Meal by Jess Dennison transforms salads into masterpiece meals. This title contains a gorgeous selection of recipes that marry flavors and textures to make salad meals crave-worthy. A perfect title for any season but particularly when fresh produce is abundant. This book that will keep the hum-drum out of salad making.

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

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

 

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


SUQAR: Desserts & Sweets from the Modern Middle East by Greg Malouf and Lucy Malouf shares the secrets to a more than 100 sweet treats from the Modern Middle East - ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies and cakes, candied fruit, and nuts and will be released next month. It is absolutely stunning and one of our upcoming main selections in the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club. The Maloufs' titles are very special and their stunning books will always have a place in my collection.

Dalmatia: Recipes from Croatia's Mediterranean Coast by Ino Kuvačić celebrates traditional recipes that capture the fresh, simple cuisine of the Dalmatian region. The title page has a stunning aerial view of the coast line that captured my heart immediately - any place this mesmerizing surely must be home to beautiful cuisine as well. For more information on this title see my previous review.

Cibi: Simple Japanese-Inspired Meals to Share With Family and Friends by Meg Tanaka and Zenta Tanaka is a book on home-style Japanese cooking inspired by the eponymous Melbourne café and design space created by the authors. It contains 80 seasonally relevant recipes across vegetables, fish and seafood, meat, grains and noodles, and sweets, plus small features on elements of Japanese cooking and food culture, accompanied by beautiful photography and illustrations. This title will be released next month.

 

Copenhagen Food: Stories, Traditions and Recipes by Trine Hahnemann is one of our EYBD titles published this month. This offering is more than a beautiful cookbook, it is a trip to the cosmopolitan city where the author has lived for nearly 50 years that brilliantly details her favorite places to walk, bike, and meet friends to drink coffee and enjoy lunch, pastries, and dinner. For more information on this book and EYBDigital, please see our full promotion and giveaway.

Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies by Alexis Gabriel Ainouz is one of our EYBD titles which journals the cooking exploits of the author who just wants us to have fun cooking. His wildly popular You Tube channel has nearly 800,000 subscribers mainly due to his endearing style and his passion for food. There are 90 of his favorite recipes in his wonderfully photographed debut book that will appeal to those wanting to learn how to cook and those, like myself, that appreciate another (youthful) approach to the classics. Find out more about this title and EYBDigital in our promotion and giveaway post. 



The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating and Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way
by Bethany Kehdy explores the way Middle Easterners cook, eat, and entertain. Over 80 ancient and everyday recipes from the Middle East are reinterpreted and made accessible for cooking in a Western kitchen without losing integrity for the classics. The author's first title, Pomegranates & Pinenuts, is one of my favorite books on Middle Eastern cuisine. Promotion coming soon.


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

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

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

Cauliflower: Over 70 Exciting Ways to Roast, Rice, and Fry One of the World's Healthiest Vegetables by Oz Telem shows readers how this amazing ingredient can be prepared and cooked with over 70 delicious and easy recipes. From a quick 5-minute Cauliflower Tabbouleh to an elegant Linguine with Cauliflower Ragu, this book showcases recipes fit for every occasion.

Chefs Eat Melts Too: A Pro's Guide to Reinventing Your Sandwich Game by Darren Purchese is devoted to melty, ooey gooey sandwiches. I love everything that Darren writes. Darren has been busy, Chefs Host Christmas Too is being released in AU and the UK this month and Chefs Eat Breakfast Too will released in 2019.

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

Lamingtons & Lemon Tart: Best-Ever Cakes, Desserts and Treats from a Modern Sweets Maestro by Darren Purchese delivers dessert classics only recasted with the author's trademark flair. These recipes are for the home cook who might be ambitious, but also wants to feel that the recipes are within their grasp. I absolutely adore Darren's books. For more information see my review post.

Gather by Gill Meller is a favorite in my collection. Please see my review and interview with the author from 2017. Meller's books are elevated comfort. His latest title, Time: A Year and a Day in the Kitchen is the highly anticipated follow-up his award winning debut title, Gather. Here, Gill distills the essence of his approach to food and cooking - time spent in the kitchen, with good ingredients, makes for the best possible way of life. Time is stunning and is being released in the UK this month.

Provence to Pondicherry: Recipes from France and Faraway from the incomparable Tessa Kiros is pleasure wrapped in words and photographs. Tessa's books are journeys to glorious locales filled with beautiful people and food. For more information on this title see my earlier review.


Spanish Made Simple: Foolproof Spanish Recipes for Every Day by Omar Allibhoy, the chef behind the Tapas Revolution chain of restaurants in the UK and cookbook by the same name, guides you through the basics of 100 key Spanish dishes. For more information on this title, please see my earlier review .

Green Kitchen at Home: Quick and Healthy Vegetarian Food for Everyday by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl is filled with over 100 delicious vegetarian recipes straight from their Stockholm kitchen. For more details on this title, please see my earlier review.

Citrus: Recipes That Celebrate the Sour and the Sweet by Catherine Phipps explores the myriad uses of oranges and lemons, and all things in between. Using citrus in cooking and baking is one of my favorite tricks to ramp up flavor. For more information on this title, please see my previous review .

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

September 2018 Cookbook Previews

Last month, we launched and shared a promotion for our first EYBDigital Book Southern Baked. We're just a few days into September and two additional EYBD Books have been published Seattle Cooks: Signature Recipes from the City's Best  (see our promotion) and Just a French Guy Cooking: Easy Recipes and Kitchen Hacks for Rookies (see our promotion). We have a fantastic collection of books slated for EYBD and to find out more, please see our updated EYBD post

The EYBDigital Previews added since August's preview post are plentiful in number and are set out in the table below. Click on the book title to go directly to the EYBD Preview. Giveaways are noted, titles slated for EYBD are identified, and we also have a few Phaidon titles in this month's preview recap that as always qualify for a 30% discount at Phaidon.com when using the link provided.


SUMMARY OF NEW EYBD PREVIEWS

  Northern Hospitality

  Flavors of Africa

  Mastering Pizza 

  The New Complete Pressure Cooker

  Vegetable Cakes

  Homegrown Kitchen

  The Great Minnesota Cookie

  The Tart Tin

  New Essentials

  Matt Moran Australian

  Tastes of Camino

  Hummus & Co

  The Art and Craft of Chocolate (Giveaway)

  My Street Food Kitchen

  Bringing it Home

  Falafel for Breakfast

  Martha Stewart Pressure Cooker

  In the Kitchen

  Sous Vide for Everybody

  Not Just Jam

  Inspiralized & Beyond

  Pasta, Pretty Please - EYBD Book

  Food52 Genius Desserts (Giveaway)

  Healthy Hormones - EYBD Book

  The Staub Cookbook

  Poh Bakes 100 Greats - EYBD Book

  Always Delicious (Preview post)

  The Karachi Kitchen (Giveaway)

  Home Cooking with Kate McDermott - EYBD Book

  High Alpine Cuisine

  The Burn Cookbook

  Venice - Four Seasons

  Bourke Street Bakery: All Things Sweet - EYBD Book

  Roots

  The Cookie Book

  Wholefood Thermo - EYBD Book

  Cornersmith Salads & Pickles

  The Mezze Cookbook * Phaidon 30% off EYB

  The Smart Baby Cookbook

  The German Cookbook * Phaidon 30% off EYB

  SuperVeg

  Authentic Italian Desserts

  Barcelona Cult Recipes

  Taste of Eastern India

  Sweet Street

  Feed Me (Dog Food) * Phaidon 30% off EYB

 

  Nordic Baking * Phaidon 30% off EYB



Since there are so many new books this month (and for the next few months as evidenced by my Fall preview post), I'm simply going to provide you with a brief blurb about these previewed titles and share any events, EYBD previews or giveaways that are currently available. 

SEPTEMBER RELEASES


Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos by Rose Levy Beranbaum guides you through every streamlined recipe that has been simplified and documented with more than 600 mouthwatering and instructive photos. Rose is a must-have author. Events.

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

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

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


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

Kiwi Baker at Home by Dean Brettschneider is our second EYBD book from New Zealand. I have nearly all of his books and Lauraine's. They are filled with creations that inspire. We're working on a preview and will get that to you soon. The publisher is providing a $15 reduction in freight charges for orders outside of New Zealand.


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


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

Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Tiegen is the celebrity's new edible diary: recipes for quick-as-a-snap meals; recipes for lighter, brighter, healthier-ish living and more. Her first cookbook Cravings is killer good and I'm sure this will be as well. 

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

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



Catalan Food: Culture and Flavors from the Coast of Spain by Daniel Olivella delivers the author's accessible recipes which bring together both his Catalonian tradition and his modern culinary perspective.



The Staub Cookbook: Modern Recipes for Classic Cast Iron by Staub is filled with comforting, tempting recipes all using beautiful Staub cookware. 




Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake by Kristen Miglore is another stunner of a title from Food52. For more information on this book see my review and our giveaway.  


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

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

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

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



Authentic Italian Desserts: 75 Traditional Treats for the Non-Italian Baker by Rosemary Molloy presents authentic recipes passed down from the author's Italian relatives, bringing quintessential Italian desserts to your table. She brings authenticity to each creation, drawing on her experience as a Canadian living in Rome for the past 20 years. I've reviewed the digital copy of this book and it is stunning.  

The Cookie Book: Decadent Bites for Every Occasion by Rebecca Firth will be flour stained within a month. It's unique, fun and begs to be splattered and covered in dough. 

 



The Bread Collection: Recipes for Baking Artisan Bread at Home by Brian Hart Hoffman is a another must have from the Bake from Scratch team. I'm anxious to get my hands on this book.



Vancouver Eats: Signature Recipes from the City's Best Restaurants by Joanne Sasvari is one of our EYBD Books and a must-have from Figure 1's cooks and eats series.  



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



Vegan Christmas: Over 70 Essential Vegan Recipes for the Festive Season by Gaz Oakley promises that vegans and vegetarians will have the best holidays ever. Gaz is an expert in bold flavors and textures, so everyone can enjoy a spectacular centerpiece and amazing food throughout the festive season.

Season: A Year of Wine Country Food, Farming, Family, and Friends by Justin Wangler, Tracey Shepos Cenami and Jackson Family Wines is about crafting food with what's growing in the soil, grazing in the fields, and swimming in the sea-food prepared with a light hand, seasoned with confidence, and served with casual sophistication. I stole a look at this book during IACP earlier this year and knew it was going to be incredibly beautiful and it is!  

 

Other titles I'm looking forward to reviewing:

There are other titles being released this month that will be covered in more detail in my September cookbook review. 

August Cookbook Preview Summary

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

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

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

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

Plants Taste Better

Seasons to Share

The Art of Making Gelato

The Great Grilled Cheese Book (enter our giveaway)

The Natural Baker

Wholefood from the Ground Up

Kitchen Knife Skills

Tuck In

Complete Book of Butchering

Foodimentary

Beginner's KetoDiet Cookbook

The Autoimmune Protocol

Eating Well Everyday

Robata

The Essential Cook's Kitchen

Modern Pressure Canning

The Hummus Cookbook

Living Crazy Healthy

Buddha Bowls

Stuffed - The Art of the Edible Vegetable Boat

The Noma Guide to Fermentation

Cooking in Color (one of our EYBDigital Books)

Uncomplicated

Wild Bread 

Flavor Matrix (be sure to  enter our giveaway)

Chinese Heritage Cooking

Feed Your People

L. A. Mexicano

First We Surf

Stack Happy

Ah Fudge

Smith & Daughters 

The Cookie Companion

Simply Vegetarian Cookbook

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

Brownies, Blondies, and Bars

Herbs for Flavor

Gourmet Popcorn

Spice Spice Baby

Ripe Recipes 

Dalmatia 

Poulet & Legumes

Freds at Barneys 

Margaritaville 

Modern Baking

Cibi

Vegetarian Indian 

Microwave Mug Soups

Vegan Yack Attack

 



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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other titles to be on the lookout for include: 

July 2018 Cookbook Previews and Newest EYB Book Previews

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

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

 

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

 


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

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

July's releases:


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

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


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

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

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



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

 

 

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


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


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

Other titles that are being released this month include: 

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

 

What to look for this Cookbooktober 2018

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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



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

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


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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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



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





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






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





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


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



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

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



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

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse: Another Cookbook of Sorts by David McMillan and Frédéric Morin and Meredith Erickson is being released in Canada in November and in the US in February of 2019. The Art of Living According to Joe Beef is epic and I am so excited for this long-anticipated follow up. (November)


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


Other July - December titles that are must haves include:


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

Which titles are you looking forward to?

 

June 2018 Cookbook Highlights and new EYB Book Previews

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

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

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

Onto June's releases:

Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook shares dishes inspired by favorite places around the world, that are not only energizing and delicious, but free of dairy, refined sugar, additives and chemicals. Discover the secrets of London's Farmacy classics, such as Farm green soup, the signature Farmacy burger, Goji ketchup, Raw banoffee pie, Fire Starter elixir and Brain booster latte. Also featured are personal stories, advice on a healthy kitchen set-up, homemade beauty products, tips for a happy lifestyle and stunning photography. I just received this title today and it is stunning. I know, I know - I keep using that word and one would think that all these books qualifying as stunning would be inconceivable - unlke The Princess Bride - I do know what that word means. Every release is blowing my mind with gorgeous photographs, inspirational food and information about other cultures and cuisines.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


#Bake for SYRIA: Recipe Book
by Lily Vanilli comes out in the UK and US on June 20th! Read more about this fascinating book and it's cause on my post from April

 

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

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

May 2018 Cookbook Highlights and new EYB Book Previews

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

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

On to this month's highlights: 

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


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


Secrets of the Southern Table: A Food Lover's Tour of the Global South by Virginia Willis shares a contemporary collection of Southern recipes from the Southern-cooking specialist, accompanied with a fascinating tour of Southern food purveyors and influencers. The book ties into the PBS show of the same name, set to air in 2018 to correspond with the book's release. 




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



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



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



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

Boqueria: A Cookbook, from Barcelona to New York by Marc Vidal and Yann de Rochefort with Zack Bezunartea is the definitive cookbook of the celebrated Boqueria restaurants, inspired by the best of Barcelona tapas. New York City's famed Boqueria restaurants capture the essence of Barcelona tapas - that savory, salt-crackling, lip-smacking bite that pairs so well with wine and friends.  

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


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



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

 

 


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

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EYB Book Previews for Hardie Grant/Quadrille Titles

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

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

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

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

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


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


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



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



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




Tuscany: Simple Meals and Fabulous Feasts from Italy
by Katie Caldesi and Giancarlo Caldesi takes readers on a culinary journey through a Tuscan day. The pace of both life and cooking in Tuscany is slow and calm. Breakfasts are considered, lunch often eaten at home with family, and weekend dinners a feast. Katie and Giancarlo never disappoint. Promotion soon.




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

 


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





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


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




Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously
by Steffi Knowles-Dellner offers genuine insight into how Swedes eat and cook - with recipes that fit around the seasons, occasions, times of day, and appetite. Eating and cooking in tune with "lagom" means embracing food that is good for body and soul, unfussy, delicious and sustaining, and all in harmony. Promotion soon.


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

 


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

 



Finding Fire: Cooking at Its Most Elemental
by Lennox Hastie is another title slated for promotion. The author's acclaimed Sydney restaurant Firedoor is where he draws on his international experience to present over 90 recipes that equip readers with the confidence to connect with produce, learn instinct and allow them to take their own journey to master the art of simplicity in cookery over the most natural heat source and ingredient on the planet. Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a good quality fire, and the effect of using different types of wood to enhance the natural flavours of the ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat and sweet. Lennox Hastie's inspirational story is woven through the thread of history and demonstrates how fire is used through so many different cultures. Finding Fire provides you with the most fascinating background and insight into creating and cooking with fire. Promotion soon.


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

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



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

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

 



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

Fire Food: The Ultimate BBQ Cookbook by Christian "DJ BBQ" Stevenson will help you ace the art of handling live fire so that you can cook, grill and smoke meat, fish and veg that's out of this world. Pitmaster DJ BBQ covers all the basics of cooking over coal and wood, shows you how to perfect classic recipes and delves into more inventive cookout delights. Promotion soon.

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

April Cookbook Previews and our latest EYB Book Previews

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

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

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

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

How to Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places by Diana Henry is being released in the UK this month and the US in May. More information can be found on my earlier post highlighting this title which may be my favorite Diana Henry to date. Planned events. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu is brilliant. The iconic and regional dishes of Japan's traditional cuisine are made available to home cooks with this authoritative collection from this acclaimed food writer. 400 recipes divided into 15 chapters by course explore every part of Japan with soups, noodles, pickles, one-pots, sweets, and many vegetable dishes in one stunning, impressive package. Please remember Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided. Planned events. EYB Book Preview.

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

At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking by Nigella Lawson is being released in the US this month (UK release was in September of 2017). This title is one of our selections for the Eat Your Books Cookbook Club for June and is Nigella's most personal cookbook to date. Planned events


Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee is a riveting memoir complete with recipes from the talented chef behind several hot restaurants. I just started reading this title and find it relevant and captivating. Planned events.

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


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


Other exciting titles include:

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

Seen anything interesting? Let us know & we'll share it!

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