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Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans

Smoky paprika chicken with warm cannellini beans, The Shortcut Cook: More than 60 classic recipes and the ingenious hacks that make them faster, simpler and tastier by Rosie Reynolds. Photography by Louise Hagger.

The Shortcut Cook: More than 60 classic recipes and the ingenious hacks that make them faster, simpler and tastier

It’s a myth that to make the very best versions of classic dishes, they have to be prepared from scratch. It’s actually a well-known fact in the food industry that chefs have always used shortcuts to create great food. But home cooks have not always been allowed the same privilege, and are often made to feel guilty about taking the easy route.

From her extensive experience, Rosie Reynolds has distilled over 60 much-loved classic recipes, such as eggs Benedict, spaghetti and meatballs, and lemon meringue pie, and applied every smart, time-saving tip, flavour boost and genius twist that she has learned along the way to produce failsafe recipes with no compromises.

This book is here to make your life in the kitchen bolder, brighter, and a whole lot easier. And this food isn’t trend-led: it’s tried and tested, world-over favourites that people love to eat and aspire to cook—but ready in a flash. (more…)

Greek Chicken and Potato Traybake

Greek Chicken and Potato traybake

Greek Chicken and Potato Traybake, excerpted from Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean. Photography by Connie Miller.

Milk Street Tuesday Nights Mediterranean

Mediterranean cooking is so much more than olive oil, grilled fish, and just-harvested vegetables. It is a diverse cuisine that encompasses the cultures and traditions of Southern Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. The food is direct, simple, and honest. It is proud to be served without disguise or embellishment.

Every Tuesday Nights recipe delivers big flavour, but the cooking is quick and easy. Each of these 125 Mediterranean dinners is ready in under 45 minutes, and many take just 20 minutes start to finish. Dishes include:

  • Green Shakshuka
  • Spicy Egyptian Eggplant with Chickpeas and Herbs
  • Bulgur Salad with Summer Vegetables and Pomegranate Molasses
  • Harissa-Spiced Pasta and Chicken with Green Beans
  • Greek Spanakorizo with Shrimp
  • Spanish Ribeye with Green Olives and White Wine.

The recipes are organized by how you cook, with some chapters focused on time—Fast (45 minutes), Faster (35 minutes), and Fastest (under 25 minutes)—while others dive into themes such as Hearty Vegetable Mains, Supper Soups, and Flat and Folded—including pizza, flatbreads, pita sandwiches, and panini. Many of the recipes require only one piece of cookware, and they all are built from pantry staples. Dinner? Solved—every night of the week.

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Danish Dream Cake

Danish Dream Cake

Danish Dream Cake, Scandikitchen: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell. Photographs by Peter Cassidy.

Scandikitchen: The Essence of Hygge by Brontë Aurell

Hygge is in the zeitgeist, but what is it, how do we bring hygge into our lives and why are we so captivated with this Danish word?

According to Brontë, it is really not complicated and doesn’t involve spending vast amounts of money on candles or blankets… in its purest form it is simply about appreciating life.

Explained in 12 entertaining chapters interspersed with recipes, you will learn first about the origins of the word hygge and then how to embrace it.

Essays include: Hygge and Happiness; Hygge and Baking; Hygge and Time; Hygge and Stress; Hygge and Soul; Hygge and Nature; and Hygge and Your Home. Hygge is a completely psychological and emotional state of being.

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Tiramisu

Tiramisu

Tiramisu, The Italian Deli Cookbook: 100 Glorious Recipes Celebrating the Best of Italian Ingredients by Theo Randall. Photography by Lizzie Mayson.

The Italian Deli Cookbook

The Italians have taken the very best of Italian produce all over the world. From Hong Kong to London, Sydney to Brooklyn, people everywhere have access to a treasure trove of ingredients through Italian delicatessens.

Theo Randall’s Italian Deli Cookbook showcases delicious family recipes using favourite ingredients. Easily accessible in supermarkets now too, and worth paying a little extra for the very best, these are transformative ingredients that can make for easy lunches and suppers, or dinner party centrepieces.

With 100 recipes using cured meats, smoked fish, jarred vegetables, vinegars, olives, pasta, pulses, cheeses and wine, stunning photography throughout, and original, simple recipes, as well as a directory of classic delicatessens worldwide, elevate your cooking the easy way with the expert guidance of world-renowned chef Theo Randall.

The Italian Deli Cookbook: 100 Glorious Recipes Celebrating the Best of Italian Ingredients is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Shakshuka

Shakshuka

Shakshuka, Excerpted from SPICEBOX KITCHEN: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue. Photography by Michelle K. Min.

Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes Hardcover – March 16, 2021

In her first cookbook, chef and physician Linda Shiue puts the phrase “let food be thy medicine” to the test. With 175 vegetarian and pescatarian recipes curated from her own kitchen, Dr. Shiue takes you on a journey of vibrant, fresh flavours through a range of spices from amchar masala to za’atar. With a comprehensive “Healthy Cooking 101” chapter, lists of the healthiest ingredients out there, and tips for prevention, Spicebox Kitchen is a culinary wellness trip you can take in your own kitchen.

DR. LINDA SHIUE is the first Director of Culinary Medicine at a medical center in San Francisco, where she founded and directs a teaching kitchen for patients and fellow physicians. She graduated from San Francisco Cooking School and externed at the Michelin-starred restaurant Mourad. Her food writing has appeared in publications including the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the New York Times.

Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad

Tuna, Bean & Onion Salad, Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence by Emiko Davies. Photography by Lauren Bamford.

Florentine: The True Cuisine of FlorenceStroll through the streets of Florence with the 2020 edition of Emiko Davies’ award-winning Florentine. This new format cookbook beautifully packages Emiko’s recipes, photographs and insights, each informed by her experience of Tuscany’s capital over more than a decade. As well, it includes new neighbourhood itineraries—from 24 Hours in Florence, to Day Trips Outside the City Centre, to Best Bistecca and Pastry Shops, to Shopping for Cook’s Tools.

Emiko’s recipes transport readers to the piazzas of Florence. From her torta di mele—a reassuringly nonna-esque apple cake—to ravioli pera e ricotta, mouthwateringly buttery pear and ricotta ravioloni—she shares an enchanting culinary tour of the city. Visit pastry shops bustling with espresso-sippers, hole-in-the-wall wine bars, busy food vans and lunchtime trattorias, and learn how and why the people of Florence remain so proudly attached to their unchanging cuisine.

It’s a cuisine that tells the unique story of its city, dish by dish. From the morning ritual of la pasticceria (the pastry shop) and il forno (the bakery), the tantalizing fresh produce of il mercato (the market) and il maccellaio (the butcher) through to the romance of la trattoria.

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Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Roasted Chicken Matzo Ball Soup, Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch by Jake Cohen. Photography by Matt Taylor-Gross.

Jew-ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

When you think of Jewish food, a few classics come to mind: chicken soup with matzo balls, challah, maybe a babka if you’re feeling adventurous. But as food writer and nice Jewish boy Jake Cohen demonstrates in this stunning debut cookbook, Jewish food can be so much more.

In Jew-ish, he reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband’s Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. Imagine the components of an everything bagel wrapped into a flaky galette latke dyed vibrant yellow with saffron for a Persian spin on the potato pancake, best-ever hybrid desserts like Macaroon Brownies and Pumpkin Spice Babka! Jew-ish features elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations, such as:

  • Jake’s Perfect Challah
  • Roasted Tomato Brisket
  • Short Rib Cholent
  • Iraqi Beet Kubbeh Soup
  • Cacio e Pepe Rugelach
  • Sabich Bagel Sandwiches, and
  • Matzo Tiramisu.

Jew-ish is a brilliant collection of delicious recipes, but it’s much more than that. As Jake reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones. (more…)

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives

Chicken, Kale & Feta Dumplings with Sicilian Olives, Slow Victories: A Food Lover’s Guide to Slow Cooker Glory by Katrina Meynink. Photography by Katrina Meynink, Kait Barker.

Slow Victories

Slow Victories removes the angst from the dinner rut with creative ways to use slow cookers for surprising results. It throws off the idea that cookbooks directed by convenience are necessarily virtuous or bland, instead of delivering ideas for across the week that readers may not have associated with this indispensable kitchen appliance. (And in doing so, does away with the antiquated view that slow cookers are exclusively for time-poor or lazy cooks.)

Mother of three Katrina Meynink embraces the chaos and sometimes hilarity of life with a line-up of 90-plus recipes that suit in all the moments, with chapters dedicated, individually, to grains, soups, condiments, batch cooking, vegetables, weekend cooking, sweets, fancy things, and the dreaded end-of-week what’s-for-dinner-dilemma—so-called Fragile Fridays at her house. Highlights are hard to pick and include: Spiced lamb burghul; Old school tomato soup; Fenugreek cauliflower curry; Wild rice with mushrooms, rosemary and cranberries; Strawberry and pink peppercorn crumble bars; and Yuzu lemon pudding with lemon crumble.

Slow Victories also offers advice on stocking pantries and fridges for slow cooking greatness, and insider tips on hacks that are a further reminder of how the slow cooker can be every food lover’s friend. Because it’s not about getting out of the kitchen, it is about using time there efficiently and with maximum creativity and flavour. (more…)

Persian Aubergine Stew

Persian Aubergine Stew

Persian Aubergine Stew, Vegan Slow Cooker: Over 70 delicious recipes for stress-free meals by Saskia Sidey. Photography by William Shaw.

Vegan Slow CookerPerfect for busy lifestyles, these recipes will revolutionize your meal planning, meaning you can indulge in nutritious, comforting vegan dishes every night of the week with little to no effort. With dishes for breakfast, snacks, mains and sweet treats, this is simple food that the whole family can share and enjoy together.

Recipes include: Seedy banana breakfast loaf, Tofu shakshuka, Satay cauliflower, Pulled jackfruit burgers, Mac-n-no-cheese, Sweet potato shepherd’s pie, Chocolate lava slab and Lemon blueberry drizzle.

Vegan Slow Cooker: Over 70 delicious recipes for stress-free meals is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.  

 

 


Persian Aubergine Stew

This sweet and ever so slightly sour stew is rich and hearty. You could leave out whichever toppings you want to serve with it for your guests to help themselves. (more…)

Chilli Con Veggie

Chilli Con Veggie

Chilli Con Veggie, Broke Vegan: Over 100 plant-based recipes that don’t cost the earth by Saskia Sidey. Photography by Jo Sidey.

er 100 plant-based recipes that don't cost the earth by Saskia SideyWe all want to help do our bit to save the planet by moving towards a plant-based diet, but let’s face it: eating vegan can be expensive.

With over 100 plant-based recipes using supermarket staples along with hints and tips for making your food go further, Broke Vegan will have you cooking meals time after time that save money and save the planet. From easy weeknight meals ready in 20 minutes to feeding a crowd on a budget or saving bags of time and money by batch cooking, Broke Vegan has got you covered.

Whether you’re taking part in Veganuary for the first time, making the move from veggie to vegan or just trying to make your money go further, Broke Vegan will bring variety and flavour to your meals without having to spend a fortune.

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