Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti

Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti

Caramelized Onion Meatballs and Spaghetti, Posh Pasta by Pip Spence. Photography by Faith Mason.

Posh Pasta by Pip Spence.

Pasta is loved the world over. Whether it’s a pile of saucy spaghetti, a creamy cheesy bake or unctuous buttery parcels, pasta is the go-to dinner choice for millions around the globe—no other food is so versatile, so comforting and so delicious. Fact.

In this latest book in the Posh series, we celebrate the humble bowl of pasta in its many forms and offer amazing new ways to elevate classics, as well as revealing new sure-to-be favourites.

Beginning with clear instructions for basic pasta doughs, followed by recipes on meaty, fishy and veggie pasta, as well as bakes, salads and soups, you’ll have a mouth-watering variety of dishes to choose from every time that pasta craving calls.

From Crispy sausage orecchiette, Spaghetti and meatballs, Crab and saffron linguine, through to Mac and cheese arancini, Hot smoked salmon farfalle salad and Baked aubergine caponata, it’s time to posh-up your pasta!

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Focaccia

Focaccia, The Artisan Kitchen by James Strawbridge.

Focaccia, The Artisan Kitchen by James Strawbridge. Photography by John Hersey.

The Artisan Kitchen

Giving a modern twist to age-old techniques, this book shows how to master 25 different cooking and preserving processes, from fermenting to cheese making, hot smoking to sourdough baking.

Discover how to culture the perfect batch of sweet-sour kombucha; make a fresh-tasting chutney; dry cure bresaola; create your own unique sourdough starter; and slow roast over an open wood fire. Be inspired to experiment with more than 150 recipe ideas.

Embark on your next culinary adventure and revolutionize your enjoyment of food. Escape to The Artisan Kitchen.

The Artisan Kitchen: The science, practice and possibilities is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca. (more…)

Baked Halibut with Borlotti Beans and Tomatoes

Baked Halibut with Borlotti Beans and Tomatoes

Baked Halibut with Borlotti Beans and Tomatoes from Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious. Photography by Louise Hagger.

Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious

With unlimited access to recipes, why does anyone need another cookbook? Because not all recipes are born equal. Not all of them have been created by a global superstar chef who has built his reputation on delivering the very best food—whether that’s the ultimate fine dining experience at his 3 Michelin-star Restaurant Gordon Ramsay or the perfectly crafted burger from his Las Vegas burger joint.

Over the course of his stellar career, Gordon has learnt every trick in the trade to create dishes that taste fantastic and that can be produced without fail during even the most busy service. Armed with that knowledge, he has written an inspired collection of recipes for the time-pressed home cook who doesn’t want to compromise on taste or flavour.

The result is 100 tried and tested recipes that you’ll find yourself using time and again. All the recipes take 30 minutes or less and use readily available ingredients that are transformed into something special with Gordon’s expertise.

Gordon Ramsay Quick and Delicious: 100 Recipes to Cook in 30 Minutes or Less Hardcover is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Cornelius’s Fudge

Cornelius’s Fudge

Cornelius’s Fudge, The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook: A Magical Collection of Simple and Spellbinding Recipes to Conjure in the Common Room or the Great Hall. Photography by Aline Shaw.

A love of food has always been part of the Harry Potter universe, from the fabulous feasts served in the Great Hall to the sweets exchanged in the common room. Whether you’re running to catch a bus or train, an eternal latecomer, or a hardworking student, you will find something in these pages to make you happy, rain or shine! Every one of these recipes has been concocted with love for occasions large and small, to be enjoyed alone or with friends, at home or on the go. Included are dozens of recipes from across the Wizarding World such as: Goblet of Fire Soup Great Hall Shepherd's Pie Umbridge's Pink Mug Cake Cornelius's Fudge Elf Wine Ron's Usual Sandwich Authentic Cold and Warm Butterbeer And many, many more! Easy, step-by-step recipes are perfect for any young witch or wizard and will have you prepping feasts worthy of the Hogwarts Great Hall. So spread your wings and get cooking with The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook. And whatever you do, don’t forget your snack!A love of food has always been part of the Harry Potter universe, from the fabulous feasts served in the Great Hall to the sweets exchanged in the common room.

Whether you’re running to catch a bus or train, an eternal latecomer, or a hardworking student, you will find something in these pages to make you happy, rain or shine!

Every one of these recipes has been concocted with love for occasions large and small, to be enjoyed alone or with friends, at home or on the go. Included are dozens of recipes from across the Wizarding World such as: Goblet of Fire Soup, Great Hall Shepherd’s Pie, Umbridge’s Pink Mug Cake, Cornelius’s Fudge, Elf Wine, Ron’s Usual Sandwich, Authentic Cold and Warm Butterbeer, and many, many more!

Easy, step-by-step recipes are perfect for any young witch or wizard and will have you prepping feasts worthy of the Hogwarts Great Hall. So spread your wings and get cooking with The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook. And whatever you do, don’t forget your snack!

The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook: A Magical Collection of Simple and Spellbinding Recipes to Conjure in the Common Room or the Great Hall is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes, Big Night In: Delicious themed menus to cook & eat at home by Katherine Bebo. Photography by Jenny Linford.

Big Night In: Delicious themed menus to cook & eat at home by Katherine Bebo

If you shudder at the thought of arriving home late with a greasy take-out in hand, turn the tables on the “awesome” Big Night Out and celebrate the arrival of the Big Night In. No longer is staying in the boring, vanilla, or lacking-in-fun choice but, with this creative collection of mouth-watering menus, you can turn your home into the perfect night-in venue for hosting family and friends.

Fill your table with tasty Baba Ghanoush, Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes, and Spinach & Feta Pastries for an evening of Moreish Mezze. Whatever the summer weather, host a bumper Family Cook In with Chorizo & Bean Burgers, springtime Apple Slaw, and Homemade Root Beer.

For the plant-based eaters in your life, create a Vegan Celebration with a Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpea Bowl, Creamy Chipotle Dip, and a fruity Aquafaba Pavlova. Whoever your guest and whatever their taste, these are just some of the delicious recipes you’re sure to delight and impress them with.

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Foccacia

Foccacia

Foccacia, Aran Bakery cookbook by Flora Shedden. Photography by Laura Edwards.

Aran, Recipes and Stories from a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland

Aran is a beautiful cookbook from an artisan bakery in the heart of Scotland with the same name. In it, Great British Bake Off star Flora Shedden shares her simple, modern recipes and a window onto a picturesque life below the highlands, with stunning location photography and stories about the people and the place that inspire her creations.

With a clean and fresh design, Aran is both whimsical and contemporary, and would be a perfect gift or self-buy for beginners, established bakers, armchair travellers or any lovers of baked goods!

Sweet and savoury recipes take you from breakfast, through elevenses, through to your afternoon tea and after-dinner sweet treats, and include Poppy morning rolls, Twice baked almond croissants, Peach, chocolate and almond brioche, Poached quince porridge, Pork apple and sage sausage rolls and Banana, date and chocolate loaf cake. (more…)

Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart, Posh Tarts by Pip Spence. Photography by Faith Mason.

Posh Tarts

Liven up your cooking with a posh tart! Whether it’s a delicious savoury seafood quiche, a sticky fruit crostata, or a traditional tomato tart, tarts have the edge over pies any day.

Posh Tarts offers over 70 amazing recipes covering breakfast tarts (pasteis de nata, English breakfast), meat tarts (Spanish omelette quiche, Shredded smokey chicken and sweet corn, Bacon, leek and cheese), fish tarts (Pissaladière, Tuna tonnata, Smoked salmon and watercress), vegetable tarts (Baked camembert in filo with cranberry, Roasted ratatouille, Tomato Tart, Butternut squash tarte Tatin with chestnut and sage), and sweet tarts (Jam tarts, Tarte au citron, Dutch apple tart and Linzertorte).

Simple to prepare, you can make a meal in moments with store-bought filo, puff, or shortcrust pastry and a variety of topping ideas – or make your own pastry to be even more posh. With easy-to-follow instructions and a photo for every recipe, Posh Tarts is a cut above the rest.

Posh Tarts: Over 70 recipes, from Gorgeous Galettes to Perfect Pastries is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs, The Campfire Cookbook by Viola Lex and Nico Stanitzok. Photography copyright © Brigitte Sporrer/DK Verlag.

Shrimp and Lime Kebabs

Rustle up your choice of sweet and savoury dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Alongside traditional campfire favourites such as bbq chicken, corn on the cob, and kebabs, you’ll find recipes for stuffed flatbreads, gnocchi, and even apricot cakes in a jar. With step-by-step instructions and evocative photography, the recipes are easy to follow.

Each recipe has a symbol that tells you the best way to cook it, be it an open fire, grill, or camping stove. As well as outdoor cooking hacks and clever tips, you’ll find checklists of camping essentials, ideas for using local produce, and basic recipes for camping must-haves such as bbq sauce and ketchup, plus new favourites like dukkah.

Outdoor cooking can be magical, so break out of the kitchen, light your fire, and enjoy delicious recipes from The Campfire Cookbook—the perfect culinary companion for any camping trip or outdoor cooking.

The Campfire Cookbook: 80 Imaginative Recipes for Cooking Outdoors is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca (more…)

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars, Bakerita by Rachel Conners with Mary Goodbody.

Bakerita

Rachel Conners began her blog as a hobby to share baking recipes with friends, but when she started to focus more on gluten-free, paleo, and vegan recipes to make things she could share with her sister, who was following a strict diet due to health concerns, Rachel quickly realized she was onto something. Bakerita surged in popularity as fans flocked to it for delicious and beautifully photographed recipes.

Interest in gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar–free foods continues to grow in popularity, yet there are remarkably few books available focused just on desserts, and even fewer with recipes that even beginner bakers can make at home.

That’s where Bakerita comes in, offering recipes for everything from breakfast treats like Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, pies and tarts such as Chocolate Mousse Pie, cakes including Mocha Chip Cheesecake, and updated all-time favourites like chocolate chip cookies and strawberry shortcake bars, all made without any hard-to-find ingredients.

Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Classic Beef Burgers

Classic Beef Burgers

Classic Beef Burgers, The Complete Summer Cookbook by America’s Test Kitchen.

A hot day and hanging over your stove were never meant to be. When fresh produce beckons but you haven’t much energy to respond, these recipes help you settle into a more relaxed kind of cooking designed to keep you and your kitchen cool.

Untether yourself from the oven with make-ahead meals best served cold (or at room temp), like Poached Salmon with Cucumber and Tomato Salad and Tzatziki. Fix-and-forget recipes like North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork made in the electric pressure cooker won’t steam up the kitchen.

Equally easy are dinner salads; we’ve got enough to keep them interesting and varied, from Shrimp and White Bean Salad with Garlic Toasts to Grilled Caesar Salad. Barely more effort is fresh summer recipes requiring the briefest stint in a pan, such as Beet and Carrot Noodle Salad with Chicken or Braised Striped Bass with Zucchini and Tomatoes.

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