Baking

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

Banana Bread excerpted from Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island by Emily Meggett. Photography by Clay Williams.

Gullah Geechee Home Cooking: Recipes from the Matriarch of Edisto Island by Emily Meggett

The history of the Gullah and Geechee people stretches back centuries, when enslaved members of this community were historically isolated from the rest of the South because of their location on the Sea Islands of coastal South Carolina and Georgia. Today, this Lowcountry community represents the most direct living link to the traditional culture, language, and foodways of their West African ancestors.

Gullah Geechee Home Cooking, written by Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, is the preeminent Gullah cookbook. At 89 years old, and with more than 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Meggett is a respected elder in the Gullah community of South Carolina.

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Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake, excerpted from The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden by Sofia Nordgren.

The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden

In The Nordic Baker, Sofia Nordgren guides you through a year of plant-based Nordic cakes, buns, breads, cookies and crackers and invites readers to keep things simple, go back to basics and cook with nature in mind.

From Thumbprint cookies, Kladdkaka and Rhubarb galette in springtime, Raspberry and cardamom cupcakes when the weather begins to warm up, and a Midsommar cake for summer celebrations, through to Lingonberry roll cake, pear tart and cardamom rolls for cozy fall nights and Gingerbread bundt cake, Saffron buns and Semlor for snowy winter days.

Set to the backdrop of stunning location photography and interspersed with advice on embracing the Nordic lifestyle, bringing the outdoors into your home and tips on seasonal slow living, this is a charming celebration of a magical corner of the world and the wonderful food it has to offer. (more…)

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins

Mocha Walnut Crunch Muffins, excerpted from Cake & Loaf by Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham © 2022 Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Photography by Nickey Miller.

Cake & Loaf: Satisfy Your Cravings with Over 85 Recipes for Everyday Baking and Sweet Treats

Cake & Loaf, a cozy from-scratch neighbourhood bakery, started with a dream shared over coffee between college friends and business partners, Nickey Miller and Josie Rudderham. Genuinely passionate about food, sustainability, and community, they wanted to create a bakery with a dynamic atmosphere that fosters creativity and equality. Today, a living-wage employer, Cake & Loaf is beloved for its stand-out baked goods.

Full of flavour and homespun comfort, the recipes range from classics like Maple Syrup Butter Tarts and Vanilla Bean Nanaimo Bars, to local favourites like Pumpkin Spice Baked Doughnuts and Lemonlicious Cake.

The book features over 85 recipes and variations to create your own sweets and treats at home, including everyday morning baking—muffins, scones, doughnuts, and granolas—cookies, decadent sandwich cookies, bars, layer cakes, tarts, and pies.

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Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake, Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan

In Happy Vegan Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life.

With recipes including Hearty Buckwheat Waffles, a tasty Korean Pancake, a delicious yet quick One Pot Curry in a Hurry, and the decadent Hazelnut Bites, Bettina proves that nutritious food doesn’t have to be restrictive. Happy Vegan Food is designed to take you through your busy day by including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meals for one, desserts, and snacks, and will easily meet the needs of any modern household.

Whether you’re looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don’t want to compromise on taste, Happy Vegan Food is the perfect book for you. (more…)

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies, Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars: Super-Fast, Made-from-Scratch Sweets, Treats, and Desserts by Dorothy Kern.

Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars: Super-Fast, Made-from-Scratch Sweets, Treats, and DessertsYou can be a world-class cookie baker, making perfect-every-time cookies that everyone loves. It’s not a crazy idea at all, with Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars as your guide.

Author Dorothy Kern is one of the most trusted and widely read baking bloggers on Earth—and with good reason. Her tested-to-perfection recipes are easy to make, scrumptiously delicious, and full of creative new flavour ideas. In these pages, she serves up more than 85 recipes, each with its own colour photo.

Dorothy shows you how to make cookies in batches big or small and offers expert tips on how to store them so they stay fresh for a long time. What’s more, she guides you in taking your cookie skills in new directions, into the delectable world of brownies (lots of different kinds of brownies!), blondies, shortbreads, shortcakes, cookie cakes, and more. Her book includes cookies that range from traditional favourites to all-new concepts:

  • Seriously the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Trail Mix Oatmeal Cookies
  • Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies
  • Nana’s Drop Sugar Cookies
  • Fruity Pebble Cookies
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Potato Chip Cookies

Beyond the cookies, you’ll love the recipes for:

  • Brown Butter Pecan Blondies
  • Cookies ’n’ Cream Mud Bars
  • Caramel Crunch Bars
  • Bacon and Caramel Brownies
  • Vanilla Lovers’ White Chocolate Brownies
  • Fruit Tart Cookie Cups
  • Birthday Cookie Cake

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The Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Bagel

The Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Bagel

The Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Bagel, Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish: A Whole Brunch of Recipes to Make at Home Hardcover by Cathy Barrow. Photography by Linda Xiao.

Bagels, Schmears, and a Nice Piece of Fish: A Whole Brunch of Recipes to Make at Home Hardcover by Cathy Barrow

A playful-yet-comprehensive cookbook that lets anyone create bagels, schmears, and other deli favorites at home.

Bagel lovers rejoice! This delightful cookbook makes it easy to bake fresh bagels in your own kitchen with just five base ingredients and simple techniques. With advice on mixing the dough, shaping the bagels, proofing, boiling, baking, slicing, and storing, you will be a master bagel-maker in no time.

Recipes include two dozen variations on the New York bagel, with classic and innovative flavors ranging from Sesame to Blueberry to Hatch Chile Jack. You’ll also find recipes for homemade sweet and savory spreads, schmears, pickles, and other deli mainstays like Home-Cured Lox and Chicken Salad.

With suggested menus for fun brunches and gatherings, photos of finished food and step-by-step techniques, and a charming deli aesthetic, this is both a comprehensive baking resource and a playful guide to making one of America’s best-loved foods.

BAGELS ARE EASY BAKING: This book brings bagels to the home baker with step-by-step recipes for making classic New York bagels, even in the smallest kitchen. And it’s not about the water! It’s about just five ingredients and straightforward technique. (more…)

The Waldorf Astoria Carrot Cake

The Waldorf Astoria Carrot Cake

The Waldorf Astoria Carrot Cake, Food, Culture, Place: Stories, Traditions and Recipes of Newfoundland.

Food, Culture, Place: Stories, Traditions and Recipes of Newfoundland

Many homes in Newfoundland still hold well-stocked pantries of bottled moose or rabbit, freezers of corned capelin, and eider ducks at the ready, waiting for a special meal. Food Culture Place celebrates the land these foods come from and encourages everyone to put more traditional foods back on their plates. 

Lori McCarthy and Marsha Tulk have been collecting and cooking their way through the wild foods of Newfoundland for decades. This book showcases their experiences and shares the stories they have captured through their work and the people they’ve met. Through it all a runs a deep love of everything that it takes to harvest, hunt and prepare these foods to be enjoyed. 

Food Culture Place leads readers through a one-year food journey. 

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Chicken Pot Pie with Winter Vegetables

Savory Dinner Pies: More than 80 Delicious Recipes from Around the World

Author and savoury pie expert Ken Haedrich takes you on a global tour of dinner pies from food cultures across the world.

Dinner pies have become a favourite go-to for one-dish recipes. Perfect your own crust or, dare we say, buy a pre-made crust and the variations are endless. Learn how to make Classic Americana Chicken Pot Pie, British Steak and Ale Pies, Swedish Meat Pies, Italian Easter Pie, and many more crust and no-crust versions of one of the world’s most prolific go-to dinners. Recipes for a range of crusts and make-ahead ideas are included along with how to use the almighty leftover to create pie masterpieces that are all your own!

With 75 recipes and amazing four-color photography, this is both a cookbook and an around-the-world tour of culinary traditions that can be incorporated into your own home kitchen weekly menu. Great for parties, families, Sunday night dinners, neighborly welcomes, holidays, and any-old-night-of-the-week dinners, and breakfasts and lunches—Savory Pies from Around the Globe offer something for every kitchen.

Savory Dinner Pies: More than 80 Delicious Recipes from Around the World is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

The Milk Street Cookbook (5th Anniversary Edition): The Definitive Guide to the New Home Cooking—with Every Recipe from the TV Show by Christopher Kimball. Photography by Connie Miller, CB Creatives.

The Milk Street Cookbook (5th Anniversary Edition): The Definitive Guide to the New Home Cooking---with Every Recipe from ... The Milk Street Cookbook (5th Anniversary Edition): The Definitive Guide to the New Home Cooking---with Every Recipe from the TV Show by Christopher Kimball The complete Milk Street TV show cookbook, featuring each dish from every episode and more—over 400 dishes in all, including 65+ new recipes from the 2021-2022 fifth season.

Christopher Kimball’s James Beard, IACP, and Emmy Award-winning Milk Street TV show and cookbooks give home cooks a simpler, bolder, healthier way to eat and cook.

Now featuring over 400 tried-and-true recipes, including every recipe from every episode of the TV show, this book is the ultimate guide to high-quality, low-effort cooking and the perfect kitchen companion for cooks of all skill levels. Every recipe is paired with a photograph.

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Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons

Chocolate Macarons, In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World by Anne-Katrin Weber. Photography by Julia Hoersch.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the WorldIn Love with Paris is an irresistible combination of 50 mouth-watering sweet and savoury recipes and heart-melting love stories.

Take a culinary walk through the city of love and its most romantic spots, and enjoy classic French cuisine, from croque madame and coq au vin to madeleines and lemon tarts.

Immerse yourself in the city that inspired writers and photographers like Victor Hugo, Ernest Hemingway, Francis Scott Fitzgerald and Victor Doisneau, and visit the iconic locations of films like The Lovers on the Bridge and Amélie.

In Love with Paris will make you fall in love with Paris—again and again.

In Love with Paris: Recipes & Stories From the Most Romantic City in the World is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   (more…)