Appetizer recipes

Baked Chilaquiles

Baked Chilaquiles

Baked Chilaquiles excerpted from Keeping it Simple by Yasmin Fahr. Photography by Patricia Niven.

Keeping it Simple, Yasmin FahrAfter a long day at work, heading home to cook a fussy, complicated meal is the last thing anyone wants to do. Keeping it Simple is the ultimate collection to have on hand for these moments. Featuring over 60 quick and easy, drool-worthy one-pot dinners you can whip up in the time it takes to have a glass of wine (or two, let’s be honest), Yasmin Fahr has got you covered.

Inspired by her column for Serious Eats, One-Pot Wonders, Yasmin sets out to arm readers with sneaky gems and low-key showstoppers that work every time, and a promise that they will learn at least one new move (if not a good few) to up their skills in the kitchen. The ultimate goal is to get dinner on the table quickly, but also to create something truly delicious as a weeknight reward. Why order a takeaway when you can throw together Miso-Ghee Chicken with Roasted Radishes or Rigatoni and Broccoli with Crispy Prosciutto in 20 minutes? And when you can cook it all in one pot, clean-up is a breeze.

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Nachos

Nachos

Nachos, Dining at Dusk, Photography by Daniela Haug.

Dining at DuskAt dusk, as afternoon relaxes into evening and the sun sinks towards the horizon, there is a magic moment. The workday is finally done, and it’s time for food and drinks with friends.

Dining at Dusk follows the golden hour around the globe—from Samoa, where the sun sets first, through Australia, Japan, India, Europe, Morocco and Brazil, to the USA and Mexico—celebrating the evening with Italian cicchetti, Spanish tapas, Greek mezzes, with tacos, yakitori, ceviche and more.

Simple-to-prepare recipes with roots in local culinary and cultural traditions, each paired with the ideal drink and a thoughtfully curated playlist – this is the perfect cookbook for elegant, laid-back gatherings with friends.

Dining at Dusk showcases a range of contemporary cuisine from around the world for this beautiful time of the day: relaxed, simple, comforting inspiration for food that is the ideal accompaniment to a modern lifestyle. (more…)

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions, Photography by Rebecca Lindamood.

Rebecca Lindamood, author of Not Your Mama’s Canning Book, is here to teach you how to make fluffy, golden, perfectly-crusted breads with beginner-friendly doughs that ease you into the wonderful world of baking. With recipes that cut down on prep and carefully guide you through proofing, rolling, and rising techniques, you don’t need to be a professional―or even an amateur―to dive in and quickly start wowing everyone with your loaves, rolls, twists, and more!

Ready, Set, Dough!

Learn to perfect classic dough recipes such as one-hour whole wheat bread, buttery soft pretzels, or delicious bagels. Indulge in fun flavours with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pinwheel Rolls, Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, or Detroit-Style Pizza. With nine easy, foundational dough recipes and 75+ tasty variations to try from there, Ready, Set, Dough! will transform you into a bread-baking master.

Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions is available at Amazon.com an Amazon.ca.

 

 

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Tomates Provençales

Tomates Provençales

Tomates Provençales, from Provence: The Cookbook by Caroline Rimbert Craig, Photographs © Susan Bell

Provence is the fruit and vegetable garden of France, where much of its most beautiful produce is grown. These ingredients, combined with Provence’s unique identity, position, and history have resulted in a cuisine full of heart, balance, and soul―a cuisine that showcases its peoples’ reverence for the produce, the changing seasons, and the land.

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Loaded Butternut Squash Queso

Loaded Butternut Squash Queso

Loaded Butternut Squash Queso | Photography by Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews

Known for her insanely flavourful vegetable recipes and stunning photography, Jeanine Donofrio celebrates plants at the center of the plate with more than 100 new vegetarian recipes in Love & Lemons Every Day. In this book, Jeanine shows you how to make any meal, from breakfast to dessert, where produce is the star.

Butternut squash becomes the best creamy queso you’ve ever eaten, broccoli transforms into a zesty green “rice” burrito filling and sweet potato blends into a smooth chocolate frosting. These exciting and approachable recipes will become instant additions to your family’s regular meal rotation.
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Noma’s Grilled Asparagus and Tender Spruce

René Redzepi's Grilled Asparagus and Tender Spruce

Photograph by Ditte Isager

A Work in Progress: A Journal is a highly personal document of the creative processes at noma and the challenges faced by its chefs over a twelve-month period in an unspecified year of the restaurant’s history. After a month of vacation, world-famous chef René Redzepi made a resolution to keep a journal and to dedicate a year to the creativity and well-being at noma. The result is an unusually candid, and often humorous, insight into the inner workings of one of the food world’s most creative minds.  (more…)

Mostly Raw Lasagna

Vegan Lasagna

Photography by Megan Sadd

With 30-Minute Vegan Dinners, Megan Sadd, of the popular plant-based blog Carrots & Flowers, shows how anyone can enjoy incredible plant-based meals every night of the week.

This inventive cookbook reveals the secrets to cooking dinners that you crave―the kind that comfort, nourish and inspire you, without a ton of work. With every recipe clocking in under 30 minutes (prep included!), anyone can enjoy incredible plant-based meals every night of the week. 

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Marc Lepine’s Atelier: The Cookbook

Marc Lepine, Atelier: The Cookbook

Photography by Christian Lalonde

Marc Lepine’s debut cookbook, Atelier, is a celebration of fine-dining culture in Canada. It begins with “Origins,” which traces Lepine’s expansive career-from his relationship with food at an early age to his formal training in Europe and, eventually, the US at Michelin-starred Alinea to the opening of Atelier. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Platters and Boards

Platters and Boards

Platers and Boards is the guide to entertaining with effortless style. Celebrated author and food blogger Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation.

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Cookbook Review: Open Faced

Open Faced

Open-faced sandwiches in all of their chef-driven, cutting edge interpretations are the ne plus ultra of casual-chic comfort food. They are having a moment, and that moment is not going to be over any time soon, if ever.

Open Faced crosses international borders to bring fresh, creative flavours to your toasted breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

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