Month: July 2020

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze

Warm Cranberry Scones with Orange Glaze, The Secret Garden Cookbook by Amy Cotler. Photography by Alison Bickel.

The Secret Garden Cookbook

Frances Hodgson Burnett’s wonderful tale The Secret Garden celebrates its young heroine, Mary Lennox, as she brings an abandoned garden back to life. It also delights in good food, robust appetites, and the health and strength they can bring.


It describes a world where water, light, and loving care bring soil and plants back to life—and also one in which fresh milk, homemade currant buns, and hearty, simple fare renew and bring pleasure to the novel’s complex and fascinating characters.


Amy Cotler serves up in these pages 50 recipes, all updated for the modern kitchen, that are at once true to Mary’s world and completely appealing for today’s tastes.

You will find a bounty of baked things, including English Crumpets, Cozy Currant Buns, Warm Cranberry Scones, Jam Roly Poly, Dough Cakes with Cinnamon and Sugar, and The Best Sticky Gingerbread Parkin. (A parkin is a cake rich in molasses, honey, and sugar that often is served on Guy Fawkes Day.) There is the more-substantial and savoury fare for teatime and dinnertime, too, and for breakfast and brunch, along with drinks and snacks for the daily whirl—all guaranteed to keep the magic of this beloved tale alive for years to come. (more…)

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Simple Spice Vegetarian by Cyrus Todiwala. Photography by Matt Russell.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices

Cyrus Todiwala shows you how to master vegetarian and vegan Indian recipes using just 10 spices—chilli, cumin, cilantro, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, saffron, cinnamon, mace and mustard seeds. All of the recipes in the book draw only on these core spices, making Indian cookery achievable for everyone, without impossibly long ingredient lists.

Cyrus shares his trademark combinations of Indian techniques with more familiar western ingredients, and vice versa, with imaginative new takes on vegetarian and vegan recipes such as Zucchini Koftas in Tomato Sauce, Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Masala Scrambled Eggs with Paneer, Quinoa and Mushroom Tadka and Baked Tandoori-style Caulifower.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices is available at and


Crispy Sweet Chili and Sesame Shrimp

Crispy Sweet Chili and Sesame Shrimp with Ginger Peanut Noodles

Crispy Sweet Chili and Sesame Shrimp with Ginger Peanut Noodles, Rustic Joyful Food: Meant to Share by Danielle Kartes. Photography by Michael Kartes.

Rustic Joyful Food: Meant to Share by Danielle Kartes

If your idea of love is home-baked goodies set on a rustic table, welcome home. This is eating made simple with real food and real ingredients. It is a connection made simple through wonderful recipes and rustic cooking. Make something good today… make memories with the people you love.

Rustic Joyful Food: Meant To Share is one of the best family cookbooks, developed by self-taught home chef Danielle Kartes and kid-tested and approved by her family in Washington state in the Pacific Northwest. Kartes serves up heartfelt stories along with simple, delicious recipes like:

-Creamy Tomato Baked Ziti
-Pistachio-Crusted Chicken Cutlets
-Chimichurri Chicken Meatballs
-Flaky Cream Biscuits
-Tender Gingerbread Cake
-Cherry Pie Bars
-Chocolate Peanut Butter Tart
Crispy Sweet Chili and Sesame Shrimp


Grilled Sausage Subs with Bell Peppers and Onions

Grilled Sausage Subs with Bell Peppers and Onions, Cook’s Country Big Flavors from Italian America.

Cook's Country Big Flavors from Italian America

Travel with Cook’s Country and savour the homey comforts of Little Italy, an array of neighbourhoods throughout the nation where Italian immigrants set down roots, and from those roots produced some of the best eating you’ll find anywhere. To fill our Italian-American table, we tested, tasted, and adapted our way through countless takes on beloved fare to discover what makes each a knockout, from meaty lasagna to eggplant Parmesan.

Along the way, we scoured the country to uncover less common (but no less delicious) dishes like Chicago’s Chicken Scarpariello and Brooklyn’s Prosciutto Bread, even coaxing some heirloom recipes from the families behind their landmark restaurants.

Italian-American cooking sparks fierce passions. Cooks may never agree on whether the best style of pizza comes from New York, Detroit, or St. Louis (you’ll find recipes for all three kinds in these pages). But we hope you’ll all find a place on your table for our drop meatballs, which stay tender without falling apart, our ricotta gnocchi (finally, a foolproof method), and a make-ahead tiramisu that rivals any restaurant’s.


Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Chetna’s Healthy Indian Vegetarian. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian

Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes celebrate plant-based food at its best – delicious, vibrant, varied and nutritious. Nothing complicated; just beautiful food for everyone – and so healthy that you can enjoy it every day.

With over 80 delicious recipes that vegetarians and even the most dedicated of meat-eaters can enjoy. Chetna shows just how creative you can be with even the most humble of vegetables. This book is packed with flavour and innovative ideas whilst being easy and accessible for home cooks.

Recipes include Garlic and tamarind soup, Gram flour stuffed chillies, Cheese and potato chapatti sandwich, Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Courgette kofta curry, Beetroot and sweet potato korma, and Masala paneer.

Chetna’s Healthy Indian: Vegetarian: Everyday Veg and Vegan Feasts Effortlessly Good for You is available at and (more…)

Warm Chicken Teriyaki Salad

Warm Chicken Teriyaki Salad

Warm Chicken Teriyaki Salad, Wagamama Ways With Noodles by Hugo Arnold. Photography © 2006 wagamama limited.

Wagamama Ways With Noodles by Hugo Arnold

Hugo Arnold turns his attention to wagamama’s core expertise—noodles: how to cook, serve and eat them. The distinctive wagamama flavour originates from traditional Japanese ramen stalls that guaranteed nourishment with ingredients to cleanse and nurture the mind and body. Hugely versatile, noodles can be used in side dishes and dressed for salads, poached in a heady broth for soups, form a nest for meat, fish and vegetable stir-fries or used as a bed for curry. They are healthy too: high in complex carbohydrates, low in fat, and mostly served with fresh vegetables, lean meat or fish and aromatic herbs and spices.
Brush up on your noodle knowledge and get to know your soba from your somen. Try mouthwatering recipes including wide-noodle hot-pot with seven vegetables, warm chicken teriyaki salad, chargrilled chicken, soba and miso soup, and marinated salmon ramen. Look no further for delicious noodle recipes for every occasion; minimum fuss and maximum enjoyment are what wagamama noodles are all about.


Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken

Sunday Roast Chicken, A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes by Cécile Maslakian. Photography by Delphine Constantini.

A Parisian BistroWelcome to the lively atmosphere of La Fontaine de Mars, a Parisian bistro founded in 1908, nestled in the heart of the French capital. As soon as guests pass through the heavy red curtain, they are captivated by the spirit of a place that has lovingly preserved the traces of its past.

Checkered tablecloths, vintage objects, earthenware tiles, and delicious dishes in generous portions await. Here, you can discover glorious recipes, such as Cassoulet, Porcini Mushroom Pâté., and Strawberry-Pistachio Sabayon, and see the colourful history of La Fontaine de Mars unfold before your eyes.

Neighbourhood regulars, savvy tourists, celebrities (including Robert De Niro, who contributes a foreword, and Mick Jagger), American expatriates, and figures from the world of fashion all frequent this legendary address.

A Parisian Bistro: La Fontaine de Mars in 50 Recipes is available at and (more…)

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte, French Pastry at the Ritz Paris by François Perret. Photography by Bernhard Winkelmann.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris

Welcome to the universe of François Perret, pastry chef at the Ritz Paris. Savour sumptuous pastries and cakes: the famous honey madeleine, or the Poire BelleHélène en cage, and explore too this legendary hotel on the Place Vendome.

Perret writes about his inspiration for his top ten creations, and then five haute pâtisserie desserts are each interpreted in three different variations: as an appetizer (la touche), as a main dessert, and as a light, sweet finishing flourish (la sucrerie).

The book concludes with Perret’s favourite: marble cake nestled in its pretty box stamped with the name of the famous hotel; the dessert unveils itself like a precious gem.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris is available at and