Cakes

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…)

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…)

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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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, excerpted from Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking by Cheryl Day (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs © 2021 by Angie Mosier.

Cheryl Day’s Treasury of Southern Baking by Cheryl Day (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2021. Photographs by Angie Mosier.There is nothing more satisfying or comforting than tying on a favourite apron and baking something delicious. And nowhere has this been so woven into life than in the American South, where the attitude is that every day is worthy of a special treat from the kitchen.

Cheryl Day, one of the South’s most respected bakers, a New York Times bestselling author, and co-owner—with her husband, Griff—of Savannah’s acclaimed Back in the Day Bakery, is a direct descendent of this storied Southern baking tradition. Literally: her great-great-grandmother was an enslaved pastry cook famous for her biscuits and cakes. Now Cheryl brings together her deep experience, the conversations she’s had with grandmothers and great-aunts and sister-bakers, and her passion for collecting local cookbooks and handwritten recipes in a definitive collection of over two hundred tried-and-true recipes that celebrate the craft of from-scratch Southern baking.

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Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake

Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake

Winter village gingerbread & speculoos cake, Peggy Porschen: A Year in Cake: Seasonal recipes and dreamy style secrets from the prettiest bakery in the world. Photography by Paul Plews.

Peggy Porschen: A Year in Cake: Seasonal recipes and dreamy style secrets from the prettiest bakery in the world Seasonal baking recipes for special occasions, from the world’s prettiest bakery. With its fairytale pink facade and picture-perfect cupcakes, the Peggy Porschen Parlour has become a destination bakery for sweet-toothed Londoners and tourists from all around the world.

Over half a million people follow Peggy’s creations and seasonal floral displays on Instagram and her customers flock to her London Parlours often dressed in ”Peggy pink” for an exquisite sweet treat.

This book pays tribute to the magic Peggy weaves with her bakes through every season. Going through the year and punctuated by special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, the recipes cover cakes, iced cookies and cupcakes and reflect the changing seasons.

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Very Friendly Miniature Ghost Cakes

Very Friendly Miniature Ghost Cakes

Very Friendly Miniature Ghost Cakes, Cute Bakes: Adorable Kawaii-Inspired Cakes & Treats by Juliet Sear. Photography by Jacqui Melville.

Cute Bakes: Adorable Kawaii-Inspired Cakes & Treats by Juliet Sear

Cute Bakes is a baking and decorating book containing over 30 cute Kawaii-inspired cakes, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, cake pops and more.

Each design is super quick, super cute and super easy to make. Try an avocado cookie, a unicorn cake, adorable kitten donuts, bunny rabbit macaroons and more. These seriously sweet treats not only look amazing, they taste delicious.

Juliet shows easy step-by-step instructions on how to ice and decorate your creations to perfection, making them the perfect gift or party treat. From larger cakes to small cookies and cupcakes, there’s something to suit every occasion.

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Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake, Macedonia: The Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Balkans by Katerina Nitsou. Photogaphy by Oliver Fitzgerald.

Macedonia: The Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Balkans

Macedonian cuisine is a rich mosaic of influences from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and the neighboring countries in the Balkan Peninsula. It is known for its opulent family meals, and the regional dishes play important symbolic roles in local traditions and family celebrations.

Macedonia: The Cookbook is a love letter to Macedonian culture, and a cuisine deeply rooted in its land and traditions. Through over 100 mouthwatering recipes for mezze dishes, salads, soups, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, and delicious sweets and preserves, chef and food writer Katerina Nitsou shares the authentic flavors and wisdom brought along with her family, recreated and adapted in her North American kitchen.

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Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing, Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall by Emily Scott. Photography by Kim Lightbody.

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall

Close your eyes and think of a place where the sky meets the sea; where the weather changes from moment to moment; and where the coastline is beautifully rugged and where surf breaks on endless sandy shores. This is Cornwall. In Sea & Shore, Emily Scott brings together the magic of this beautiful part of the world, with over 80 simple and seasonal recipes for the home cook.

Sea & Shore is more than just a cookbook; it shares the connection between food, a sense of place, and storytelling. With stunning photography, it translates experience and memories into ingredients that come together as simple, rustic dishes that anyone can easily recreate at home.

 

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Coffee, Date & Pecan Cake

Coffee, Date & Pecan Cake

Coffee, Date & Pecan Cake, How to be Sugar-Free and Keep Your Friends by Megan Davies. Photography by Kim Lightbody.

How to be Sugar-Free and Keep Your Friends

You’re being healthy, eating in a more considered manner and, most importantly, you’ve never felt better. So why is it still so tricky to navigate life as a sugar-free diner? From going out for dinner to staying in with friends, it can be a challenge to cook, eat and socialize in a world of refined sugar eaters.

How to be Sugar-Free and Keep Your Friends helps you to go about your life without compromises, excuses or apologies. Instead, you’ll be armed with over 50 fresh, exciting and globally-inspired recipes, free from any refined sugar, and discover a whole new world of natural sweeteners.

Happily cook for yourself, your friends and your family (without hearing any complaints!), and dip into tips, tricks and hacks to learn how to be a better, more easygoing sugar-avoider.

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Blood orange upside-down cake

Blood orange upside-down cake

Blood orange upside-down cake, Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental by Lennox Hastie. Photography by Nikki To.

Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental 

Finding Fire is a book about cooking with fire. Now with a new cover, it tells the story of how the UK-trained chef Lennox Hastie learnt the language of fire and the art of harnessing it. The book presents more than 80 recipes that celebrate the instinctive, focused cooking of ingredients at their simple best using one of the oldest, most fundamental cooking tools.

In Finding Fire, Lennox explains the techniques behind creating a quality fire, and encourages readers to see wood as an essential seasoning that can be varied according to how it interacts with different ingredients. Recipes are divided by food type: seafood, vegetables, meat (including his acclaimed steak), fruit, dairy, wheat and bases.

Alongside his recipes, Lennox tells of his journey from Michelin-star restaurants in the UK, France and Spain to Victor Arguinzoniz’s Asador Etxebarri in the Basque mountains and, ultimately, to Australia to open his own restaurant, Firedoor. The result, is an uncompromising historical, cultural and culinary account of what it means to cook with fire.

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