Brunch

Fried Egg Salad

Fried Egg Salad

Fried Egg Salad excerpted from Kin Thai: Modern Thai Recipes to Cook at Home by John Chantarasak. Photography by Maureen M. Evans.

Kin Thai: Modern Thai Recipes to Cook at Home

Kin Thai translates as ‘Eat Thai’ and is a collection of 80 delicious recipes that shine a light on lesser known Thai cuisine as well as more popular Thai food classics.

Chapters are structured by type of dish, from snacks and relishes to curries, stir-fries and salads, so you can easily find your favourites – from Roast Duck and Lychee Red Curry (gaeng daeng bpet) and Langoustine and Rhubarb Hot and Sour Soup (dtom yum goong) to Red Fire Greens with Yellow Soybean Sauce (pak kheo fai daeng) and Assorted Flavour One-bite Royal Snack (miang kham).

As well as using ingredients native to Thailand, Chef John Chantarasak explores the origins of the western ingredients, explaining their place in Thai cuisine, and how the competent home cook can use them to achieve Asian flavours. (more…)

Sheet pan french toast with whipped lemon ricotta and juicy berries

Sheet pan french toast with whipped lemon ricotta and juicy berries

Sheet pan french toast with whipped lemon ricotta and juicy berries, Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals: A Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard.

Half Baked Harvest Every Day: Recipes for Balanced, Flexible, Feel-Good Meals: A Cookbook

The millions of fans of the Half Baked Harvest blog and bestselling books have fallen in love with Tieghan Gerard’s recipes for their wholesome decadence, unfussy approach, and smart twists on comforting favourites. Written and photographed in the stunning mountains of Colorado, inspired by her big, unique family, and focused on what you’ll want to eat day-in-day-out, Half Baked Harvest Every Day delivers more than 120 all-new recipes that will feed your body and soul.

For Tieghan, feel-good food isn’t about restrictive eating. It’s about enjoying real food with lots of flavour, and the satisfaction of sharing it with those you love. Finding balance is about giving your body and your cravings what they need . . . whether that’s a light, vegetable-packed dish or a big ole plate of something comforting.

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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…)

Lemon Ricotta Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Ricotta Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Ricotta Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce , Foolproof Freezer, 60 Fuss-Free Dishes that Make the Most of Your Freezer by Rebecca Woods. Photography by Rita Platts.

Foolproof Freezer 60 Fuss-Free Dishes that Make the Most of Your Freezer

Discover 60 simple and affordable recipes, all with freezer staples at their heart.

Organised by the most familiar frozen ingredients and with a few fresh additions, you’ll find anything from Fish Pie to Flatbreads and Sweetcorn Fritters to Seafood Gumbo, in this useful collection of reliable recipes.

Foolproof Freezer will be the go-to favourite for anyone looking for a reliable and tasty meal that is no fuss and easy on the pocket.

Foolproof Freezer: 60 Fuss-Free Dishes that Make the Most of Your Freezer is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.   


Lemon Ricotta Stuffed French Toast with Blueberry Sauce

This is a great recipe for rescuing bread that has been kicking around the freezer a little too long—giving bread a new life was the traditional function of what the French call pain perdue or ‘lost bread’. Not only does it use up old bread, but you can make a delicious accompanying sauce from a bag of frozen blueberries.

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette

Salmon Niçoise Salad with Olive Vinaigrette, Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends. Photography by Ren Fuller.

Apres All Day: 65+ Cozy Recipes to Share with Family and Friends

For ski bums and non-skiers who enjoy the snow, here is a cozy winter cookbook of 65+ hearty recipes, plus beautiful photography that captures the après-ski culture and mountain town life.

Après-ski is more than just an afternoon beer in the lodge. It’s an opportunity to gather with friends and family over delicious food and drinks during the cold winter months.

This cozy cookbook invites home cooks of all levels to embrace the après culture all season long, whether they’re the first skier on the slopes in the morning or a nonskier who prefers to snuggle up by the fireplace.

There are recipes for every meal—because yes, you really can “après all day”—including Apple Pie Oatmeal as pre-ski fuel, Tater Tot Nachos, a.k.a. “Tatchos” for an indulgent snack on the couch, Classic Beef Stew with Cheesy Garlic Bread for a family potluck, and a well-deserved Kitchen Sink Skillet Cookie to end the day.

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Sweet Potato Shakshuka with Sriracha butter and pickled onions

Sweet Potato Shakshuka with Sriracha butter and pickled onions

Sweet Potato Shakshuka with Sriracha butter and pickled onions, excerpted from Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad. Copyright © 2021 Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad. Photography by Elena Heatherwick. Published by Appetite by Random House®, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen: Shelf Love RECIPES TO UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF YOUR PANTRY, FRIDGE, AND FREEZER: A COOKBOOK By NOOR MURAD and YOTAM OTTOLENGHI

Led by Yotam Ottolenghi and Noor Murad, the revered team of chefs at the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen gives everyday home cooks the accessible yet innovative Middle Eastern-inspired recipes they need to put dinner on the table with less stress and less fuss. With fit-for-real-life chapters like “The Freezer Is Your Friend,” “That One Shelf in the Back of Your Pantry,” and “Who Does the Dishes?” (a.k.a. One-Pot Meals), Shelf Love teaches readers how to flex with fewer ingredients, get creative with their pantry staples, and add playful twists to familiar classics.

All the signature Ottolenghi touches fans love are here–big flavours, veggie-forward appeal, diverse influences–but are distilled to maximize ease and creative versatility. These dishes pack all the punch and edge you expect from Ottolenghi, using what you’ve got to hand–that last can of chickpeas or bag of frozen peas–without extra trips to the grocery store. Humble ingredients and crowd-pleasing recipes abound, including All-the-Herbs Dumplings with Caramelized Onions, Mac and Cheese with Za’atar Pesto, Cacio e Pepe Chickpeas, and Crispy Spaghetti and Chicken.

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Lebanese Lunch

Lebanese Lunch

Lebanese Lunch, Boards, Platters, Plates: Recipes for Entertaining, Sharing, and Snacking by Maria Zizka. Photography by Erin Scott.

Boards, Platters, Plates: Recipes for Entertaining, Sharing, and Snacking by Maria Zizka.

Choose from a dazzling collection of thirty beautiful, well-crafted boards, whether you’re serving a group of two or ten.

Try Catalonian Summer with romesco, charred green onions, anchovy toasts, and Manchego for an intimate outdoor gathering.

Make a dinner of the Korean BBQ platter with bulgogi-style beef, lettuce cups, gochujang dipping sauce, and kimchi. Or go straight for the sweets with a dessert like S’mores Without a Campfire.

Plus, check out the party-size boards for your next holiday or celebration.

Start with the four principles for creating the right board for any occasion:

  1. Looks matter
  2. Stay flexible
  3. Make it fun to eat
  4. Embrace store-bought components

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A Tart for May

A Tart for May

A Tart for May, Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower: How to Cook with Vegetables and Other Plants by Gill Meller. Photography by Andrew Montgomery.

A Tart for May, Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower: How to Cook with Vegetables and Other Plants by Gill Meller.

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower is a cookbook about plants—it’s about making the most of the land’s bounty in your everyday cooking.

Making small changes to the way we cook and eat can both lessen the impact we have on the environment and dramatically improve our health and wellbeing: good for us and for future generations to come. Making plants and vegetables the focus of your meals can improve your cooking exponentially—they provide a feast of flavours, colours and textures.

Root, Stem, Leaf, Flower is a true celebration of seasonal vegetables and fruit, packed with simple and surprisingly quick vegetarian recipes. With roots, we think of the crunch of carrots, celeriac, beetroot. From springtime stems like our beloved asparagus and rhubarb, through leaves of every hue (kale, radicchio, chard), when the blossoms become the fruits of autumn—apples, pears, plums—the food year is marked by growth, ripening and harvest.

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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…)

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros, Clodagh’s Weeknight Kitchen: Easy & exciting dishes to liven up your recipe repertoire by Clodagh McKenna. Photography by Dora Kazmierk.

Huevos Rancheros, Clodagh''s Weeknight Kitchen: Easy & exciting dishes to liven up your recipe

Clodagh McKenna‘s 100 interesting, simple recipes from meat-free meals to quick-fix dishes and storecupboard suppers offer the answers to all your weeknight dinner dilemmas. With her trademark twists, Clodagh’s inspirational but achievable dishes elevate the simple to something special. Including ideas for:

Quick Fixes – recipes on the table in less than 30 minutes—perfect for when you’ve been stuck in the office and need a quick fix.
One and Done – a variety of one-dish dinners, including roasting tin meals, one-pot stews and casseroles and one-pan recipes.
Meat-free – vegetarian dishes for meat-free Monday (or any other night of the week).
Storecupboard stand-bys – recipes based on basic storecupboard staples like pasta and tinned tomatoes, which don’t require a long list of ingredients.
Friday Night In – satisfying and substantial dishes that can feed 6-8 people for weeknight gatherings of friends and family. (more…)