What Katie Ate
Kate Quinn Davies
Beautifully shot pictures, both moody and romantic. Katie Quinn Davies gained a massive following from her blog, What Katie Ate and its easy to see why. She writes recipes that everyone wants to eat - never afraid to throw a little bit of bacon into a dish - she goes for big flavours, utlizing ingredients such as fresh herbs, chiles, and nuts to create memorable food. These are recipes you'll want to make again and again - a great book for entertaining. Hardcover, 297 pp. $42.00.
Sugar and Spice
Dessert with worldly influence would be the best way to describe Sugar and Spice, with scrumptious spins on dessert classics as well as traditional flavours from faraway places. While the photography alone provides ample inspiration for these full-flavoured desserts, the myriad of combinations, tastes, colours, and textures will have you eagerly leafing through the pages of this unputdownable book!
Meat London: An Insider's Guide
From Black Dog Publishing comes an alomst-pocket-sized guide to London's meatiest restaurants and shops. If you're planning a trip any time soon, this is a must-have for excellent, up-to-date reccomendations. Softcover, 175 pp. $14.95.
A Guide to London's Classic Cafes and Fish & Chips Shops
From Black Dog Publishing comes an alomst-pocket-sized guide to London's classic cafes & chip shops. If you're planning a trip any time soon, this is a must-have for excellent, up-to-date reccomendations. Softcover, $14.95.
Limoncello and Linen Water
In this book, Tessa Kiros celebrates the heritage of Italy, the country she chose to call home. This is a whimsically feminine book with accessible, delicious recipes ranging from robust family dishes to old-fashioned preserves and quirky cakes. This book is a precious heirloom to treasure. Hardcover, 336 pp.
Peter Gordon, known for fusion flavours, goes a little bit more traditional with Everyday. Though some recipes may not be everyone's idea of everyday cooking, Gordon still uses fresh ingredients, put together simply, creating wonderful combinations of flavours and textures. Beautiful colour photography throughout. Hardcover, 287 pp. $40.00.
Sicilian Seafood Cooking
Marisa Raniolo Wilkins
A wonderful collection of 120 recipes of traditional recipes celebrating the great diversity of Sicilian cuisine. Wilkins covers first and second course dishes, foods for feasts, vegetables and sauces. Beautiful colour photographs illustrate the region's locals and show off many of the colouful dishes. Reasonable substitutions are also provided for those not lucky enough to have access to all the seafood varieties of Sicily. Hardcover, 383 pp. $45.95.
Jerusalem A Cookbook
Yotam Ottolenghi & Sami Tamimi
The forces behind Britain's Ottolenghi restaurants, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, bring their Jewish and Muslim backgrounds together to show both sides of the cuisine of Jerusalem. The result is not just a collection of vibrantly flavoured recipes, it is a tale of two cultures. Superb colour photos. Hardcover, 319 pp. $39.95.
The Little Paris Kitchen
This is a book that celebrates the very best of French home cooking in a modern and accessible way, proving that real French food is no longer something only served in fancy restaurants. With Rachel's help, you can add a little French culinary touch to your everyday life at home, no matter where you are in the world, or how big your kitchen is! Hardcover, $42.95.
Modern Flavors of Arabia
A mouthwatering collection of Arabian recipes celebrating the sumptuous cuisine of the Middle East. Authentic, approachable, elegant and modern, Suzanne Husseini's recipes are perfect for the home cook looking to add Middle Eastern flavours to their repetoir. Beautiful colour photos on every page are not only enticing but provide encouragement for those just starting out. Softcover, 190 pp. $29.95.
The Square: The Cookbook
This is one of those books that should come with a warning that these dishes should not be tried at home. For chefs, this is a book full of inspiration. There are foams but the innovation in these recipes hinges more on the melange of pristine ingredients. Unlike many contemporary restaurant plates which are all about minimalism, these are bountiful offerings. With the directions broken down into sections such as overview and focus, the text is very much about explaining Howard's culinary philosophy. Hardcover, 526 pp. $72.95.
Scandinavia's newest culinary star Magnus Nilsson's restaurant is located on a 22,000 acre farm and hunting lodge in remote Northern Sweden. Faviken has most recently been described as "the most daring restaurant in the world" by Bon Appetit magazine. Nilsson writes on how he only cooks ingredients grown or farmed locally, using primitive techniques - think roasting over open coals. The 100 recipes and 150 photographs will inspire you to think differently about your ingredients and cooking. Hardcover, 271 pp. $49.95.
Canal House Cooks Everyday
Hamilton & Hirsheimer
The authors of Canal House Cooks Every Day have a fabulous culinary pedigree-- they have worked for Saveur magazine and Martha Stewart Omnimedia. They are famous for beautiful food photography. Their recipes are simple yet sophisticated compositions of seasonal ingredients. Autumn offerings include roasted pumpkin soup, grilled quail with braised chestnuts
& kabocha squash, and ginger spice cake withdried cherries. Hardcover, 359 pp. $52.99.
Vietnamese Home Cooking
Jaw-dropping photography combined with a beautiful, functional layout make the recipes of Charles Phan sparkle. Chef and owner of The Slanted Door family of restaurants, Phan has created an authoratative book on Vietanamese cooking and made it completely approachable for the North American cook - ideal for both everday cooking and entertaining. The book also includes a comprehensive section on special ingredients, again with excellent pictures and detailed descriptions. Hardcover, 222 pp. $41.00.
A Book for Cooks (101 Classic Cookbooks)
A great, accurate guide to 101 classic cookbooks (all of which we've had at the store at some point!). We agree with Leslie Geddes-Brown's thorough reviews. Hardcover, $50.00.
In the Letter from the Editor, Fool introduces itself as "different from other 'food magazines', taking inspiration from fashion, design and culture". Throughout this, its first issue, the magazine stays true to form. The cover features Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson (in a fur coat as opposed to chef whites), articles from time spent at Mugaritz and Noma, and "An Incomplete Family Tree of Natural Chefs". Fool is sure to be a new favourite in the international gastronomic community. $22.50.
Michael Ruhlman & Brian Polcyn
Michael and Brian have accurately captured the fine art of Italian dry curing for the home and professional chef with clear, precise and illustrated recipes. This deepy researched work provides a wealth of practical advice, indispensable techniques, and authentic recipes. Hardcover, 285 pp. $42.00.
Tom Parker Bowles
Recipes range from the resolutely traditional and British roast chicken or Classic sticky toffee pudding, through the speediest of quick fixes such as Steak, or Spiced grilled mackerel, to the truly global Ceviche, Thai beef salad and Mexican beef stew. All can be easily cooked in the most everyday of kitchens. Hardcover, 271 pp. $52.95.
A mouth-watering selection of traditional and modern baked treats. Fruity musli bread, pumpkin, cheese and sage muffins, and irresistible redcurrant mazarin tart or upside-down blueberry and elderflower cake - perfect for summer entertaining! Hardcover, 223 pp. $39.99.
Pig: Cooking With a Passion For Pork
Take any cut of pork, and let Johnnie Mountain show you how to turn it into a wonderful meal. You'll find yourself tucking into food that's insanely delicious. You'll learn all the ways to cook pork brilliantly, including grilling, stir-frying, and slow cooking, as well as how to smoke pork and make your own sausages and bacon. This brillian book encompasses everything you would want to know about cooking with pork. Hardcover, 224 pp. $42.95.
Julia finally gets the biography she richly deserves, on the centenary of her birth. An in-depth, intimate narrative, full of fresh information and insights, Dearie is an entertaining, all-out adventure story of one of our most fascinating and beloved figures. Hardcover, 557 pp. $33.00.
From this best-selling French author comes a celebration of all things grilled, seared and baked. More than 150 irresistible recipes including tender cutlets, succulent roasts and ribs, minted grilled vegetables and decadent baked Camembert. Hardcover, 254 pp. $42.95.
Paul Food contains menus which span the world in an exciting, ever-changing array of over 100 recipes from 25 world-wide locations. Paul goes to Paris in January, Barcelona in May, October he is in New York where he visits the best restaurants in the city that never sleeps, and hunts for truffles in Vilanova, as well as creating dishes at his Danish summerhouse, showing what he can do with glorious Danish and Scandinavian ingredients. Hardcover, 297 pp. $52.95.
If the thought of Mile High Popovers doesn't get you out of bed and into the kitchen on a Sunday morning, nothing will. From veteran cookbook author Betty Rosbottom, virtually all of the recipes are appealing. Some would be filling enough for simple suppers too: skillet-roasted potatoes with mushrooms and pancetta, spicy shrimp and grits, or potato and arugula omelets. Hardcover, 120 pp. $22.95.
Cindy's Supper Club
An iconic culinary figure in Napa valley, Cindy Pawlcyn is associated with Mustards Grill, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, and Brassica. She also hosts Cindy's Supper Club, a weekly tour-on-a-plate. While many "international" cookbooks predictably stick to France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, this one goes of the beaten path with South Africa, Georgia, Central and South America as well as the usual suspects. Even then, Pawlcyn chooses some of the lesser known dishes. Color photos. Hardcover, 287 pp. $41.00.
The Gardener and the Grill
Karen Adler & Judith Fertig
The serious griller, the woman, or man, who truly understands the nature of the grill knows that the grill is about more than cooking lage slabs of meat. She knows that the grill is about celebrating summer, and summer is best celebrated through the season's beautiful produce. With simple recipes and a deft touch, Karen Adler and Judith Fertig use the heat of the grill to create some of the season's most interesting vegetarian dishes in their book The Gardner and the Grill. A must for both vegetarians and carnivores looking to expand their grilling repertoire. Softcover, 224 pp. $23.00.
A Girl and Her Pig
If for no other reason, buy this book for the duck-fat potatoes on page 238. Or the gnudi on page 231. Or... A disciple of Fergus Henderson, Ruth Rogers, and the late, great Rose Gray, April Bloomfield left the UK and has made her name, big time, in the New York restaurants, the Spotted Pig, The Breslin, and The John Dory.This collection highlights not only some of the dishes on which she has biult her reputation but also dishes she whips up in her own kitchen. Color photos. Hardcover, 333 pp. $32.99.
The Book of Kale
People know they should be eating nutrition-rich kale but do not quite know what to do with it. Hesitate no more! The Book of Kale has 80 recipes that show just how delicious and versatile kale can be. Kale chips, smoothies, salads, tarts, muffins, soups, side dishes, there is something for everyone. For anyone with a vegetable garden, the author shares information on growing your own. As a crop, it is as good for the environment as it is for your body, Color photos. Softcover, 192 pp. $26.95.
Make a pie that none of your friends have ever tried. Dress it up, dress it down, add a bit of Bourbon or a dash of cardamom and already you are the domestic diva of your next book club meeting. Not-So-Humble-Pies has the greatest variety of unique and delicious pies and tarts for every occasion and every personality. Get crazy and try something new! Hardcoer, 191 pp. $18.99.
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