Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons, In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World by Anne-Katrin Weber. Photography by Julia Hoersch.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the WorldIn Love with Paris is an irresistible combination of 50 mouth-watering sweet and savoury recipes and heart-melting love stories.

Take a culinary walk through the city of love and its most romantic spots, and enjoy classic French cuisine, from croque madame and coq au vin to madeleines and lemon tarts.

Immerse yourself in the city that inspired writers and photographers like Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Victor Doisneau, and visit the iconic locations of films like The Lovers on the Bridge and Amélie.

In Love with Paris will make you fall in love with Paris—again and again.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, excerpted from Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking by Cheryl Day (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs © 2021 by Angie Mosier.

Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking by Cheryl Day (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs by Angie Mosier.There is nothing more satisfying or comforting than tying on a favourite apron and baking something delicious. And nowhere has this been so woven into life than in the American South, where the attitude is that every day is worthy of a special treat from the kitchen.

Cheryl Day, one of the South’s most respected bakers, a New York Times bestselling author, and co-owner—with her husband, Griff—of Savannah’s acclaimed Back in the Day Bakery, is a direct descendent of this storied Southern baking tradition. Literally: her great-great-grandmother was an enslaved pastry cook famous for her biscuits and cakes. Now Cheryl brings together her deep experience, the conversations she’s had with grandmothers and great-aunts and sister-bakers, and her passion for collecting local cookbooks and handwritten recipes in a definitive collection of over two hundred tried-and-true recipes that celebrate the craft of from-scratch Southern baking.

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Roasted Carrot, Avocado, Pistachio, and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Carrot, Avocado, Pistachio, and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Carrot, Avocado, Pistachio, and Quinoa Salad, excerpted from Grains for Every Season by Joshua McFadden (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs by AJ Meeker.

Excerpted from Grains for Every Season by Joshua McFadden (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021.

Joshua McFadden’s first book, the James Beard Award-winning and perennially bestselling Six Seasons, transformed the way we cook with vegetables. Now he’s back with a new book that applies his maximalist approach to flavour and texture to cooking with grains. These knock-your-socks-off recipes include salads, soups, pastas, pizzas, grain bowls, breads—and even desserts.

McFadden works as intuitively, as surprisingly, as deliciously with whole grains as he does with vegetables. Grains for Every Season will change the way we cook with barley, brown rice, buckwheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rye, wheat (bulgur, farro, freekeh, spelt, wheat berries, and whole wheat flour), and wild rice.

The book’s 200 recipes are organized into chapters by grain type, unlocking information on where each one comes from, how to prepare it, and why the author—the multi-award-winning chef/owner of Ava Gene’s in Portland—can’t live without it. McFadden uses grains both whole and milled into flour. The many gluten-free recipes are clearly designated.

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Bomb Nachos


Bomb nachos

Bomb nachos, Southern Grit: 100+ Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Cook by Kelsey Barnard Clark. Photography by Antonis Achilleos.

Southern Grit: 100+ Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Cook

A modern take on Southern cooking with 100+ accessible Southern recipes and hospitality tips, from Kelsey Barnard Clark, 2016 Top Chef winner and Fan Favourite

From preeminent chef, multitasking mom, proud Southerner, and 2016 Top Chef winner Kelsey Barnard Clark comes this fresh take on Southern cooking and entertaining.

In Southern Grit, Kelsey Barnard Clark presents more than 100 recipes that are made to be shared with family and friends. Indulge your loved ones in delicious modern Southern meals, including Bomb Nachos, Savannah Peach Sangria, Roasted Chicken and Drippin’ Veggies, and six variations of Icebox Cookies.

Featuring beautifully styled shots of finished dishes and the Southern home style, as well as Kelsey Barnard Clark’s tips for stocking the pantry, entertaining with ease, and keeping your house guest-ready (with or without toddlers). (more…)

Double Chocolate Raspberry Brownie

Double Chocolate Raspberry Brownie

Double Chocolate Raspberry Brownie, Green Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. Photography copyright © David Frenkiel.

Green Kitchen: Delicious and Healthy Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day

In The Green Kitchen, bestselling authors David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl share over 100 vegetarian recipes for the family favourites which feature in their own kitchen every day of the week.

From quick, delicious weekday breakfasts and dinners, to more elaborate meals for weekend celebrations, this is food that will make you look and feel great.

Start with the staples such as Big-batch Tomato Sauce, Rice Crêpe Batter and Lazy Lentils and you’ll have the building blocks for some standout meals throughout the week. The weekend recipes are delightfully uncomplicated: from Lemon Ricotta Lasagne and light yet indulgent Va-va-voom Donuts.

The Green Kitchen sets a new standard in modern and inspiring vegetarian and gluten-free recipes. (more…)

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau

Black Forest Gateau, Bread Ahead: The Expert Home Baker: A Masterclass in Classic Baking by Matthew Jones. Photography by Matt Russell.

Bread Ahead: The Expert Home Baker: A Masterclass in Classic Baking by Matthew JonesThis stunning cookbook aims to transform you, no matter your experience, into an expert home baker.

Featuring over 90 fool-proof, classic baking recipes, with both sweet and savoury staples and plenty of seasonal favourites, discover the joy of baking like a professional but from the comfort of your own home kitchen.

From simple classics, such as Victoria Sponge, a Rustic Country Loaf or American Chocolate Chip Cookies, to the more challenging Millefeuille, Babka Loaf or Savory Croissants, you will even find recipes for all the jams and marmalades you need to complement your creations. Perfect your Christmas Pudding, Mince Pies and other festive favourites with the sumptuous Christmas chapter, or recreate Bread Ahead‘s most beloved sweet treat with a chapter dedicated to their infamous filled Donuts.

Whatever your skill level, Bread Ahead: The Expert Home Baker will be your go-to baking bible, with all the information you need to know when it comes to good, classic baking.

Bread Ahead: The Expert Home Baker: A Masterclass in Classic Baking is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Sweet lime and chicken soup

Sweet lime and chicken soup

Sweet lime and chicken soup, Pati Jinich Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local Secrets. Photograhy by Angie Mosier.

Pati Jinich Treasures of the Mexican Table: Classic Recipes, Local SecretsThe “buoyant and brainy Mexican cooking authority” (New York Times) and star of the three-time James Beard Award-winning PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table brings together more than 150 iconic dishes that define the country’s cuisine

Although many of us can rattle off our favourite authentic Mexican dishes, we might be hard-pressed to name more than ten. Which is preposterous, given that Mexico has a rich culinary history stretching back thousands of years. For the last decade, Pati Jinich has sought out the culinary treasures of her home country, from birria to salsa macha, to coyotas, to carne asada.

Many of these dishes are local specialties, heirlooms passed down through generations, unknown outside of their original regions. Others have become national sensations. Each recipe is a classic. Each one comes with a story told in Pati’s warm, relatable style. And each has been tested in Pati’s American kitchen to ensure it is the best of its kind. Together, these essential recipes paint a vivid picture of the richness of Mexico. (more…)

Chocolate-coated walnut marzipan

Chocolate-coated walnut marzipan

Chocolate-coated walnut marzipan, excerpted from Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas by Anja Dunk.

Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas by Anja Dunk

Advent celebrates the magical run-up to Christmas with over 100 classic German baking recipes.

The Advent season is one of the most special times of the year, when candles twinkle, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove fill the kitchen.

In her new cookbook Advent, Anja Dunk shares her recipes for the very best of traditional German festive bakes. From lightly spiced Lebkuchen, frosted cinnamon stars, jam-filled ginger hearts, snow-capped coconut macaroons, to marzipan-filled Stollen, edible tree decorations, lucky meringue mushrooms and a gingerbread house dripping with candies and sugar icicles, you will find delectable spiced treats to fill your Bunter Teller and share with friends and family.

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Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake

Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake

Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake, Peggy Porschen: A Year in Cake: Seasonal recipes and dreamy style secrets from the prettiest bakery in the world. Photography by Paul Plews.

Peggy Porschen: A Year in Cake: Seasonal recipes and dreamy style secrets from the prettiest bakery in the world Seasonal baking recipes for special occasions, from the world’s prettiest bakery. With its fairytale pink facade and picture-perfect cupcakes, the Peggy Porschen Parlour has become a destination bakery for sweet-toothed Londoners and tourists from all around the world.

Over half a million people follow Peggy’s creations and seasonal floral displays on Instagram and her customers flock to her London Parlours often dressed in ”Peggy pink” for an exquisite sweet treat.

This book pays tribute to the magic Peggy weaves with her bakes through every season. Going through the year and punctuated by special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, the recipes cover cakes, iced cookies and cupcakes and reflect the changing seasons.

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Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season by Sarah Kieffer.

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

A charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer.

Here’s a festive holiday baking book to celebrate this very special time of year. Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the “bang-the-pan” method offers more than 50 delicious recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps, and all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve parties.

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel.

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