dessert recipes

Cookbook Review: The Moosewood Restaurant Table

The Moosewood Restaurant Table is the newest cookbook from Americas most beloved natural food restaurant. Now in its fifth decade in Ithaca, New York, Moosewood remains faithful to the farm-to-table philosophy that has governed the restaurant since its founding, and their new cookbook is filled with more than 250 never-before-published recipes, including a healthy number that are vegan and gluten free.

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Cookbook Review: For the Love of Pie

Why Pie? It’s the essence of hand-made. It’s not like cake, there’s no mix for it. Once you learn the basics, you’re there. Anything locally available to you is potentially pie. What could be better than that?

Cheryl Perry and Felipa Lopez, owners of Brooklyn’s Pie Corps, share their pie-making expertise and delicious recipes in their first cookbook. For the Love of Pie boasts sophisticated and contemporary flavours in pies made using traditional techniques. Perry and Lopez explain the science and art behind baking a perfect pie crust while offering a variety of crust recipes, from all butter to chocolate crumb.

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Cookbook Review: Sheet Pan Magic


Move over one-pot, this is the easiest way to make fast, tasty meals in the oven. You can make entire family dinners just in a sheet pan—everything from risotto to roasted vegetable salads to Mediterranean chicken, and of course, delectable cakes.

Sue Quinn is the expert at simple, economical family cooking and her recipes cover every meal of the day—all in one tray. With straightforward instructions and no-nonsense tips and tricks for getting the most flavour out of your cooking, not only will you have everyday meal solutions but less mess in the kitchen afterwards!

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Cookbook Review: Bäco

No chef captures the excitement of L.A.’s incredible food scene like Centeno. This groundbreaking collection of recipes revolves around his unique combinations of ingredients and the inspiration he draws from cuisines of the world.

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Cookbook Review: Toronto Eats

The farms, forests, and lakes that surround Toronto are invaluable resources for local and sustainable ingredients (and a good bit of foraging, too). Think wood-nettle spätzle or slow-cooked chicken with fresh corn pudding. Toronto is a city that likes to cheer on its sports teams with one-handed party food, and that’s where homemade pizzas, fried chicken and fish tacos come in handy.

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Cookbook Review: Dalmatia

Dalmatia is a celebration of the food of Croatia’s Mediterranean Coast, a region with a long, rich history, but one that is only slowly coming to prominence as tourists continue to discover its rugged beauty, blue waters and rustic, simple cuisine.

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Cookbook Review: Lamingtons & Lemon Tart

Hailed as Australia’s Willy Wonka, Darren Purchese is renowned for his stunning high-end dessert creations. Known as the chef with the tricks, with a scientific approach to food and ingredients, in Lamingtons & Lemon Tart, he turns his eye to the classics, cast with his trademark flair for the home cook who might be ambitious, but also wants to feel that the recipes are within their grasp—and that ingredients can be sourced with ease.

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Cookbook Review: Eat this, My friend 

Jade O’Donahoo’s Eat This, My Friend is a collection of recipes for the foodie-to-be. As the market become saturated with artfully shot star-chef recipes books, O’Donahoo’s mission is to offer what she calls a moment of authenticity and calm. Eat This, My Friend is a compendium of hand-lettered and hand-illustrated recipes, all created by O’Donahoo. (more…)

Cookbook Review: Gather

Gather is a cookbook that celebrates simplicity and nature, both in ingredients and cooking styles. Head Chef at River Cottage for 10 years, Gill Meller showcases 120 brand new recipes inspired by the landscapes in which he lives and works.

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Cookbook Review: The Complete Asian Cookbook

I love this book! It’s the 40th anniversary edition of Charmaine Solomon’s influential and iconic The Complete Asian Cookbook. Instantly heralded as a classic when it was first published in 1976, the book covers 800 classic and contemporary dishes from 15 countries (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, The Philippines, China, Korea and Japan). Written with the home cook in mind, Charmaine’s recipes are straightforward, simple to follow and work every time. Recipe and chapter introductions give valuable information about how local dishes are prepared and served, while the comprehensive glossary explains unfamiliar ingredients (which are steadily more commonplace in supermarkets today). The Complete Asian Cookbook is a book that belongs in the kitchens of every household. I highly recommend it! (more…)