Dessert recipes

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, The 3-ingredient Baking Book by Charmian Christie, Photography by copyright © 2019 Lauren Miller

Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies, The 3-ingredient Baking Book by Charmian Christie, Photography by copyright © 2019 Lauren Miller

Would you believe that you can make high-quality, no-stress sweets using just three ingredients? What if those recipes can be made with ingredients you already have on hand or can buy in a single trip to just one grocery store? Does it sound too good to be true? Charmian Christie, creator of the blog The Messy Baker, promises that it’s not!

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Jelly Donuts

Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts), The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig, Photography by Evan Sung.

Sufganiyot (Jelly Donuts), The Jewish Cookbook by Leah Koenig, Photography by Evan Sung

Jewish cuisine exists all over the world. Shaped by the diaspora, Jewish food has inherently adapted and evolved to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks, while also maintaining and honouring important customs and narratives.

Featuring over 400 dishes from Jewish communities around the world, The Jewish Cookbook is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary and traditional recipes for home cooks. Presenting food for everyday meals, celebrations, and special holidays, the book includes 11 chapters organized by occasion and dish.

White Chocolate Pudding

White Chocolate Pudding from LAUREL © 2019 by Nicholas Elmi and Adam Erace, Photography by Neal Santos

White Chocolate Pudding from LAUREL © 2019 by Nicholas Elmi and Adam Erace, Photography by Neal Santos

Laurel, the first book from restaurateur and Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi, promises to be as engrossing and delicious as its restaurant namesake, a culinary stronghold in South Philly.

Elmi’s French background and training informed Laurel from the start, but Laurel is a true American restaurant with a modern feel. The acclaimed nine-course tasting menu is unmatched in Philadelphia. Elmi does seasonality just right. (more…)

Strawberry & Blueberry Cobbler

Strawberry & Blueberry Cobbler, Leon Happy Baking by Claire Ptak and Henry Dimbleby, Photography by Steven Joyce

Strawberry & Blueberry Cobbler, Leon Happy Baking by Claire Ptak and Henry Dimbleby, Photography by Steven Joyce

Leon Happy Baking contains sweet and savoury recipes for everyone, from the novice cook to the baking expert. Following the Leon principle that what tastes good can also do you good, many of the recipes are sugar, dairy, wheat or gluten-free—so there’s plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or an eye on your waistline.

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Pear and Ginger Galette

Pear and Ginger Galette

Pear and Ginger Galette, David Wood, Cooking for Friends, Photography by Gillean Proctor.

In the 30 years since David Wood first published his classic David Wood Food Book, he has continued his reputation as one of Canada’s great culinary artisans. Former owner of the prestigious David Wood Food Shop in Toronto, David has spent over two decades on the West Coast cultivating acclaim for his cheese-making as well as for his unique understanding of the elemental role food plays in daily life.

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Chocolate Miso Babka

Chocolate MIso Babka

Chocolate Miso Babka, Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments © 2019 by Kirsten Shockey and Christopher Shockey. Photograph by © Dina Avila.

Best-selling fermentation authors Kirsten and Christopher Shockey explore a whole new realm of probiotic superfoods with Miso, Tempeh, Natto & Other Tasty Ferments. This in-depth handbook offers accessible, step-by-step techniques for fermenting beans and grains in the home kitchen. (more…)

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops (Paletas de Fresas con Crema), by Marcela Valladolid, Photography by Isabella Martinez-Funcke

Strawberries-and-Cream Ice Pops (Paletas de Fresas con Crema), by Marcela Valladolid, Photography by Isabella Martinez-Funcke

Marcela Valladolid loves to entertain guests at her beautiful home in San Diego, and just as she did in Casa Marcela, this book captures the spirit of her hybrid Mexican-American upbringing in vibrant and mouthwatering recipes.

Picadillo Lettuce Cups are topped with avocado and lime and make for perfect finger food; Spicy Chimichurri and Jalapeño-Cilantro Aioli are the perfect addition to a crudité platter; the classic panzanella salad is updated with tomatillos, panela cheese, and pork rinds; and vegetarian options include Chickpea Ceviche Tostadas and Sweet Potato Chipotle Hummus.

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Amira’s Peach Cobbler 

Peach Cobbler, The Last OG cookbook, Recipes written with Nicole A. Taylor, Photography by Noah Fecks

Peach Cobbler, The Last OG cookbook, Recipes written with Nicole A. Taylor, Photography by Noah Fecks

With The Last O.G. Cookbook, you can keep the party going at home with recipes inspired by the hit TBS comedy starring Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish. Morgan plays Tray Barker, a recently released ex-convict who, upon returning to his hometown of Brooklyn to find his girlfriend married to another man and his neighbourhood gentrified, relies on his cooking skills to find his place in a city he often doesn’t recognize. (more…)

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie

Strawberry Pie, Tasting Table Cooking with Friends, Photography by Todd Coleman.

Tasting Table’s Cooking with Friends updates the classic menu cookbook for a new generation of heroic hosts and dinner party emcees.

No need to wake up at dawn and martyr yourself in the kitchen all day: These menus are designed to be made with a few gracious friends who arrive early enough to be your sous chefs. Sure, you still have to manage the invitations, order groceries, and hide that hamper in a closet, but crowdsourced cooking (and clean up, if you’re lucky) makes entertaining easier so you can do it more often. (more…)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand), Indian-ish, Priya Krishna, Photography by Mackenzie Kelley

Indian food is everyday food! This colourful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking—a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavour. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.

Priya’s mom, Ritu, taught herself to cook after moving to the U.S. while also working as a software programmer—her unique creations merging the Indian flavours of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favourites like spaghetti and PB&Js. The results are approachable and unfailingly delightful, like spiced, yogurt-filled sandwiches crusted with curry leaves, or “Indian Gatorade” (a thirst-quenching salty-sweet limeade) and sweet cardamom yogurt. Indian-ish includes plenty of simple dinners you can whip up in minutes at the end of a long workday.

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