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Raspberry Ripple Cake

Raspberry Ripple Cake

Raspberry Ripple Cake, Excerpted from Afternoon Tea at the Cutter & Squidge Bakery by Annabel Lui & Emily Lui. Photography by Clare Winfield.

When sisters Annabel and Emily were looking to make their mark on London’s pastry scene and developing recipes in their tiny kitchen, Annabel would cut the dough and Emily squidged it together—and that is how Cutter & Squidge was born! (more…)

Chocolate Fudge and Sea Salt Pie

Chocolate Fudge and Sea Salt Pie, Southern Smoke: Barbecue, Traditions, and Treasured Recipes Reimagined for Today, Photography by Felicia Perry Trujillo

Chocolate Fudge and Sea Salt Pie, Southern Smoke: Barbecue, Traditions, and Treasured Recipes Reimagined for Today, Photography by Felicia Perry Trujillo

For years, Matthew Register, the owner and pitmaster of Southern Smoke Barbecue, has been obsessed with the history of southern recipes. Armed with a massive collection of cookbooks from the 1900s and overflowing boxes of recipe cards from his grandmother, he hits the kitchen. Over weeks, sometimes months, he forges updated versions of timeworn classics. Locals and tourists alike flock to his restaurant in Garland, North Carolina (population 700), to try these unique dishes.

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Vietnamese Cucumber Salad

Vietnamese Cucumber Salad

Vietnamese Cucumber Salad, Recipe from Vegan Everything: 100 Easy Recipes for Any Craving © Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer, 2019. Photographs © Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer, 2019.

Whatever you may be craving for dinner tonight—pizza, burgers, quesadillas, ramen, dumplings, curries, falafel, jambalaya—you can make—totally vegan, completely delicious, and faster than you’d have thought possible. But you won’t just find delectable dinners here. From breakfast to dessert, Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer have got you covered—from savoury breakfast waffles to classic French toast, decadent mocha cupcakes to chocolatey brownies and beyond. (more…)

Pasta with Fried Eggplant

Pasta with Fried Eggplant excerpted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. Photography by Aya Brackett.

Pasta with Fried Eggplant excerpted from How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman. Photography by Aya Brackett.

For twenty years, Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything has been the definitive guide to simple home cooking. This new edition has been completely revised for today’s cooks while retaining Bittman’s trademark minimalist style—easy-to-follow recipes and variations, and tons of ideas and inspiration.

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Cornmeal-Dusted Grouper with Herb Puree

Excerpted from South by Sean Brock (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards. Used with permission from the publisher.

Cornmeal-Dusted Grouper with Herb Puree, Excerpted from South by Sean Brock (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Peter Frank Edwards. Used with permission from the publisher.

Southern food is one of the most beloved and delicious cuisines in America. And who better to give us the key elements of Southern cuisine than Sean Brock, the award-winning chef and Southern-food crusader. In South, Brock shares his recipes for key components of the cuisine, from grits and fried chicken to collard greens and cornbread. (more…)

Ahi Poke Bowl

Ahi Poke Bowl, Sushi Master: An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home by Nick Sakagami, Photography by Kristin Teig.

Ahi Poke Bowl, Sushi Master: An expert guide to sourcing, making and enjoying sushi at home by Nick Sakagami, Photography by Kristin Teig.

Nick Sakagami, the only person outside of Japan to earn the designation osakana meister, introduces the fundamentals of sushi, starting with the fish.

Photography from Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market offers an inside look at where most of our tuna comes from, and a deep dive into the tools, techniques, and etiquette of sushi ensure you’ll never look at a California roll the same way again.

Expert recipes from Sakagami’s favourite international sushi chefs and clients include variations of:

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Lemon & Rose Doughnuts

Lemon & Rose Doughnuts, excerpted from Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla. Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Ria Osborne.

Lemon & Rose Doughnuts, excerpted from Palestine on a Plate by Joudie Kalla. Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Ria Osborne.

Palestinian food is not just found on the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with the ka’ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za’atar chicken and mana’eesh (za’atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done.

Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and home—old recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.

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Spaghetti and Crabs

Spaghetti and Crabs

Spaghetti and Crabs, Dinner at the Club © 2019 by Joey Baldino and Adam Erace, Photography by Trevor Dixon

A hard-to-get reservation is prized among serious restaurant-goers, but a table limited to members only seems to be the Philadelphia diner’s Holy Grail. Palizzi Social Club is 100 years old this year in South Philly, but it was after chef Joey Baldino took over from his late uncle Ernie that business really started to boom.

 

Palizzi has mastered the balance of old-school Italian kitsch and super-high-quality food and cocktails. Once a gathering place for the Abruzzi-American community, Palizzi Social Club is a current hot spot: members can take up to three guests, and if the light is on outside, they’re open. In 2017, Palizzi was named Bon Appetit‘s #4 Best New Restaurant, Esquire‘s honourable mention best new restaurant, and Eater Philly’s #1 restaurant of the year.

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Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust

Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust, Cooking with Mary Berry. All images © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

Lemon Cheesecake on a Ginger Crust, Cooking with Mary Berry. All images © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

Cooking with Mary Berry covers a broad selection of recipes—brunch ideas, soups, salads, appetizers, mains, sides, and desserts—drawing on Mary’s more than 60 years in the kitchen. Many, like her French Onion Soup, Lemon Cheesecake, Steak Diane, and Cinnamon Rolls, are familiar classics, but all have been adapted to follow Mary’s prescription for dishes that are no-fuss, practical, and foolproof. Step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks make following in the footsteps of Britain’s favourite chef easy, and full-colour photographs of finished dishes provide inspiration along the way.

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Fruity Puffed Pancake

Independence Morning Fruity Puffed Pancake, Dining in Paradise, Photography by Mike McColl.

Independence Morning Fruity Puffed Pancake, Dining in Paradise, Photography by Mike McColl.

More than 150 recipes explore the intoxication of Bahamian foods, always a centrepiece of enjoyment for family and friends. Good background notes help readers discover the charm of this often under-rated cuisine which features conch, Johnny Cakes, puffed pancakes, cassava and mutton plus a host of other traditional Bahamian specialties.

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