Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch
Gone are the boring days of white bread and yellow cheese! In their place are creativity and excess: griddled stacks dripping with hybrid cheese, sandwiches oozing with surprising flavor combinations, and deep-fried desserts that reveal the standby's sweeter side. This book includes 100 mouthwatering recipes like Creme Fraiche with Apple and Cucumber, The Beer, Kale, and Crouton Mash-Up, and The Candied Baconator. Melt is one part gourmet, one part gluttony - and the only book you'll need to satisfy all your grilled cheese cravings! Hardcover, 160 pp. $19.99.
Fall in love with your favourite childhood breakfast fare all over again with this collection of more than 30 mouthwatering recipes, plus a selection of toppings to sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and otherwise gild the waffle. Sweet or savoury, versatility is just one of the waffle's many charms. Delicately crisp, perfectly golden, and as light as air, waffles hold a special place in the hearts of everyone! Hardcover, 107 pp. $19.95.
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.
Cakelove in the Morning
Washington DC's Cakelove was on the cupcake trend before anyone else. Now, their on to something else - some of the best breakfast baking being done anywhere. From straightforwardly delicious blueberry muffins to interesting savory dishes like mushroom bread pudding, Cakelove shows that is not just a one-trick pony: it's a showjumper, capable of clearing all obsticles. Hardcover, 207 pp. $27.95.
Easy Breakfast & Brunch
Easy Entertaining Series
The most important meal of the day is also the most underrepresented in the cookbook market. Easy Breakfast and Brunch aims to fix that by offering simple recipes with bright pictures. With around 100 savory and sweet recipes and its breezy tone, Easy Breakfast and Brunch fills a hole in your cookbook collection. Hardcover, 240 pp. $24.95.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, crepes are good at any time of the day! Join Martha Holmberg, food editor of the Oregonian and author of Puff, on a journey through the many faces of France's favourite dish. For a delicious dinner, try the Crepes with Sauteed Pears, Aged Gouda and Fresh Thyme, or for a tasty sweet snack, try Holmberg's version of Crepes Suzette with SpicedTangerine. Hardcover, 144 pp. $22.95.
Farm To Table Breakfast
Farm To Table Breakfast is breakfast in the most pure and phenomenal form. Delicious local ingredients married together in a beautiful dish. Tradition, experimentation and a whole lot of love go into the breakfast at Happiness Haven B&B in Prince Edward County where Elizabeth Pulker works her charms. Hardcover, 95 pp. $34.95.
Grilling a sandwich in a panini press takes it so much further than untoasted wheat. Learn to up the ante in your sandwich-making escapades with a little bit of creativity and a short blast of heat. Crunchy, toasty goodness awaits on the other side! Simple technique and recipes are perfect for those who aspire to do more than just a basic between-two-slices sandwich. Hardcover, 63 pp. $19.95.
Tom Colicchio with Sisha Ortuzar
A celebrated chef (Craft, Craftbar, ‘wichcraft), author (Think like a Chef, $27.00, Craft of Cooking, $53.50, Top Chef, $45.00), and a judge of the show Top Chef, Tom Colicchio is famous for his high standards. Here he uses them to raise the lowly sandwich to a whole new level. Not only does he use quality ingredients but he shows that sandwiches are for more than lunch. Try raw yellow beets with avocado, grapefruit, and radish sprouts. Dessertaterians will want to sink their teeth into the devil’s food cake with vanilla ice cream and sour cherries. The picture gallery at the beginning of the book is divided into breakfast, cool, warm, and sweet sections for fast selection. Colour photos. Hardcover, 208 pp. $32.00.
On a Stick
The world still seems to have an obsession of eating food off a stick so it was only a matter of time before a cookbook appeared. Savory to sweet, even cheesecake! Have fun with this one! Softcover, 184 pp. $18.95.
The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches
It seems that no matter who you are, the thought of a well-made sandwich brings warm and delicious memories of PB & J or BLT's into the forefront of one's mind. Dream up a sandwich, and chances are you'll find it in The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches. From the crispy Monte Cristo to the downright daunting Dagwood, fuel your ambitions and pus the limits of what truly belongs between two slices of bread. Softcover, 299 pp. $21.50.
Things On Toast
From Tonia George, former editor of Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine, comes this delightful tribute to meals revolving around a piece of toasted bread. Anyone worried that this will simply mean grilled cheese can rest assured, although a version of Welsh rabbit appears, there is much more to this book: think bloody mary spiked tomatoes on toast for breakfast, roasted chilli and mint aubergines with feta on toasted pitta for lunch, and seared duck with dried cherries and madeira on toasted brioche for dinner. The sweet of tooth will enjoy the spreads (a homemade version of nutella and a lemon curd, among others) as well as the toasted sweet breads. Colour photos. Hardcover, 128 pp. $21.95.
Sandwiches of the World
After looking through Sandwiches of the World you will never be able to look at another sandwich the same way again. With recipes from 108 different chefs and amazing photography by famed photographer Battman, it’s a wonderful way to dream up what could be for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. These sandwiches are anything but ordinary and the photography is exceptional. Hardcover, 186 pp. $55.95.
Breakfast at the Wolseley
This small but charming book may be just the impetus you need to get out of bed and into the kitchen first thing in the morning. From its perfect creamy scrambled eggs to pains au beurre and au chocolate and a very English prune and elder flower compote, these recipes remind us of how truly superb the first meal of the day can be. The icing on the cake of this celebration of the venerable London café is A.A. Gill’s commentary particularly on that American invention, cereal. Hardcover, 128 pp, $35.00.
Daniel Leader and Lauren Chattman
He wowed us with his Local Breads (43.50). Now Daniel Leader shows us how to take a loaf and stuff it. This could be the moment to invest in a panini press but fillings such as gruyere, speck and caramelized onions or lamb, eggplant, and feta cheese are going to taste good any which way you serve them. To gild the lily there is a selection of condiments and Leader’s insights into the basics of bread selection. Colour photos. Hardcover, 144 pp. $23.00.
Jane & Michael Stern
Lobster rolls, Cubans, hot trucks by whatever name an American
sandwich is known trust Jane and Michael Stern to point you to
the very best example, be it in West Seneca, New York or Sheboygan,
Wisconsin. Most recipes are attributed to specific restaurants;
those that are not were developed by the authors. Experts on all
manner of road food, (see Jane and Michael Stern’s Roadfood,
revised, $26.95), the Sterns received a lifetime achievement award
from the James Beard Foundation. Softcover, 256 pp. $16.95.
Pret a Manger: Food on the Move
Jane Lunzer Gifford
For anyone unfamiliar with the British-founded Pret a Manger take away chain,
think of it as a sort of Body Shop for food. It is a successful business that
serves up great portable food while trying to do good using environmentally friendly
packing, organic ingredients, and sending leftovers to charities for distribution
to the needy. Much of the space here is devoted to its signature sandwiches ham,
cheese and mustard, smoked salmon, chicken provencal. Still, there are also snacks,
desserts, even sushi. Black & white, colour photos. Softcover, 271 pp, $36.95.
Tortilla, crepe, chapatti - just call it a wrap. Fill one with chicken Caesar salad, sushi, or lamb and couscous and you need never moan about a boring lunch again - either at home or on the go. Colour photos with every recipe. Hardcover, 64 pp. $16.95.
Seduced By Bacon
How bacon is made, different types of bacon, how to store bacon, how to cook bacon, and a whole book of recipes that feature bacon, or at least include bacon for flavouring or as a garnish. Do you really need to know more? Mouthwatering photos included. Hardcover, 178 pp. $31.95.
Rose Carrarini's shares over 100 deliciously popular recipes from her Anglo-French
bakery 'Rose Bakery' in Paris. Co-founder of Villandry in London, Rose believes "Life
is improved by great food and great food can be achieved by everyone." Her
book is beautiful, user friendly and informative. Hardcover, 186 pp. $39.95.
Michele Anna Jordan
Sixty variations on the classic sandwich, including tomato salad with bacon vinaigrette
or risotto with bacon, lettuce and tomato concasse. Intriguing. Hardcover, 150
Cakes & Quiches with Friends
Interesting for its selection of savoury quick breads .Try roqueofort,
pear and walnut loaf or salmon, dill and pink peppercorns. Colour
photos with each recipe. Hardcover, 62 pp,$16.95.
An accompaniment to a PBS special, American Sandwich features
a sandwich recipe from every state-eg. muffaletta from Louisiana, lobster roll
from Maine, Cuban sandwich from Florida. However, without mention of the famous
club sandwich, the book seems a little incomplete. Vintage illustrations. Softcover,
141 pp, $15.95.
Linda Everett & Richard Perry
Back at mid-century they sure knew how to make a stick- to-your- ribs(hips, waist)breakfast.
Dutch baby pancakes, grits, biscuits and yeasty coffeecakes help you start the
day right. Delightful illustrations. Hardcover, 128 pp, $24.95.
Crepes & Blinis & Pancakes
Camille Le Foll
Griddle cakes from crumpets to pancakes. There are fillings for
every taste from goat's cheese to chocolate. Hardcover, 62 pp, $14.95.
Out To Brunch
At Mildred Pierce Restaurant
Donna Dooher & Claire Stubbs
Local favourites for brunch in Toronto. This full colour
cookbook illustrates the sunny simplicity of Dooher & Stubbs'
mouthwatering recipes. Please try the Crunchy Coconut Macadamia
Honey (p.38). Softcover, $29.95
The Big Book of Breakfast
"Serious comfort food for any time of the day," boasts Vollstedt. Indeed!
Her recipes are fast and fresh ideas for two or twenty. The Spring
Frittata on page 115 is delicious. Softcover, 344 pp. $29.95.
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