Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies

Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season by Sarah Kieffer.

Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season

A charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer.

Here’s a festive holiday baking book to celebrate this very special time of year. Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the “bang-the-pan” method offers more than 50 delicious recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps, and all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve parties.

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel.

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Malaysian Fried Chicken

Malaysian Fried Chicken

Malaysian Fried Chicken, excerpted from Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook by Mandy Yin. Photography by Louise Hagger

Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook

Sambal Shiok is a brilliant collection of over 90 accessible recipes that were handed down from Mandy Yin’s mother as well as those that she has developed for her critically acclaimed, award-winning London restaurant. The recipes—such as her signature curry laksa, Penang assam laksa, Malaysian fried chicken, prawn fritters, spiral curry puffs, flaky roti canai, beef rendang, KL golden fragrant clams, sambal mapo tofu, and the perfect steamed rice—can be made for a weekday family meal, a dinner party or celebration.

Malaysian food results from the unique merger over centuries of indigenous Malay ingredients with Indian spices and Chinese techniques. Every dish delicately balances sweet, sour, salty with chilli heat and a hint of bitter. With Mandy’s evocative look at Malaysian food culture, her recipes, and the basics of a Malaysian pantry (shrimp paste, lemongrass, tamarind and coconut milk), you can easily enjoy the most delicious Malaysian meals at home.

Sambal Shiok: The Malaysian Cookbook is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Apple Cannoli

Apple Cannoli

Apple Cannoli, Acorn: Vegetables Re-Imagined: Seasonal Recipes from Root to Stem by Shira Blustein and Brian Luptak. Photography by Gabriel Cabrera.

Acorn: Vegetables Re-Imagined: Seasonal Recipes from Root to Stem

From practical to playful, inspired recipes that reveal the hidden potential of plants

At the award-winning restaurant, The Acorn, plants are celebrated: explored, enhanced, coaxed with creativity, and dressed for a night of being the center of attention and the phenomenal focus of every plate. In their first cookbook, Shira Blustein and Brian Luptak—The Acorn’s owner and chef—share their truly unique recipes, highlighting the endless possibilities that come when cooking with the seasonal and wild-crafted ingredients gifted to us by nature. Defying categorization, with dishes that are anything but predictable, this cookbook will leave even the staunchest of meat-eaters satisfied.

The recipe chapters are structured by season, with an Essentials chapter at the start of the book—full of pickles, vinegars, oils, and plant-based alternatives—and a Cocktails chapter at the back. All the recipes are broken into components, and range from the simple but sublime Spring Radishes with Ashed Spring Onion Almond Sauce, Fried Garlic Scapes or Stinging Nettle Soup, to the intriguing Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Fermented Zucchini Purée and Apricot Chili Sauce, Smoked Caramelized Parsnip and Potato Pâté, or Squash and Chanterelle Gnocchi. And the recipes focus on minimizing waste and maximizing the potential of each plant—as the stems of one recipe become the pickled star of another.

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Microwave sticky toffee pudding

Microwave sticky toffee pudding

Excerpted from Ramsay in 10  by Gordan Ramsay. Copyright © 2021 by Gordan Ramsay. Reprinted with permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved. Photography copyright © Jamie Orlando-Smith

RAMSAY IN 10 byGordon Ramsay

Packed with recipes that are max 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook, RAMSAY IN 10 is your new everyday cookbook.

In Ramsay in 10, superstar chef, Gordon Ramsay, returns with 100 new and delicious recipes inspired by his YouTube series watched by millions across the globe—you’ll be challenged to get creative in the kitchen and learn how to cook incredible, flavoursome dishes in just ten minutes.

Whether you need something super quick to assemble, like his Microwave Sticky Toffee Pudding, or you’re looking to impress the whole family, with a tasty One Pan Pumpkin Pasta or some Chicken Souvlaki—these are recipes guaranteed to become instant classics and with each time you cook, you’ll get faster and faster with Gordon’s shortcuts to speed up your cooking, reduce your prep times and get the very best from simple, fresh ingredients.

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Mark’s Rye Bread

Mark’s Rye Bread

Mark’s Rye Bread, Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day by Mark Bittman. Photography by Jim Henkens.

Bittman Bread: No-Knead Whole Grain Baking for Every Day by Mark Bittman

A revolutionary approach to making easy, delicious whole-grain bread and more

This is the best bread you’ve ever had—best tasting, nourishing, and easy to make right in your own kitchen. Mark Bittman and co-author Kerri Conan have spent years perfecting their delicious, naturally leavened, whole-grain bread. Their discovery? The simplest, least fussy, most flexible way to make bread really is the best.

Beginning with a wholesome, flavorful no-knead loaf (that also happens to set you up with a sourdough starter for next time), this book features a bounty of simple, adaptable recipes for every taste, any grain—including baguettes, hearty seeded loaves, sandwich bread, soft pretzels, cinnamon rolls, focaccia, pizza, waffles, and much more.

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Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor

Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor

Swordfish Tacos Al Pastor, Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating by Josh Niland. Photography by Rob Palmer.

Take One Fish: The New School of Scale-to-Tail Cooking and Eating 

Forget everything you thought you knew about cooking fish with Take One Fish. There are no rules when it comes to fish according to James Beard award-winning chef Josh Niland, only an endless world of possibilities.

With 60 mind-blowing recipes from just 15 global varieties of fish, this cookbook will take you on a gustatory journey—from elaborate to easy, small to large and—always—scale to tail. With flair, colour, and flavour, Take One Fish unpacks each of Josh’s 15 fish to reveal their true culinary potential, from swordfish cotoletta to pot au feu, to tuna mapo tofu to an ethereal raw flounder.

Josh’s multi-award-winning and bestselling book, The Whole Fish Cookbook, revealed the blueprint for a new and unprecedented kind of fish cookery. In this latest book, Josh continues to open our eyes to the potential of fish in the kitchen, starting from the moment we take our fish home and unpack it – yes that’s right: bring it home, take it out of the plastic, let it breathe uncovered in your fridge. Then you are ready.

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Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies

Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies, Celebrate with Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes to Make Every Occasion Joyful. Photography by Ellis Parrinder.

Celebrate with Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes to Make Every Occasion Joyful i

Let Kim-Joy and her signature cuteness brighten your celebrations. From birthday cakes to year-round events, all occasions are covered!

The 60 sweet recipes are bursting with colour, imagination and fun and there’s something for everyone, no matter what their baking skills.

Big occasions include birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas, weddings; and there are plenty of other celebrations too—Graduation Day, New Year’s, new baby, Pride, Thanksgiving, Day of the Dead, Pancake Day and many more.

Vegan and gluten-free alternatives are provided so that no one needs to miss out!

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Roast Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Gruyère and Parmesan Cream

Roast Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Gruyère and Parmesan Cream

Roast Butternut Squash with Pancetta and Gruyère and Parmesan Cream, Weekend: Eating at Home: From long lazy lunches to fast family fixes. Photography by Chris Terry.

Weekend: Eating at Home: From long lazy lunches to fast family fixes

From casual Friday night dinner to brunch with friends, light lunches and garden feasts, picnics and barbecues, to more lavish dinner parties and the classic Sunday lunch, Matt has all bases covered.

The weekend is the chance to kick your shoes off and relax or, if you love a kitchen project, it’s time to spend preparing a special meal for yourself and loved ones to enjoy together.

Matt Tebbutt is used to spending his Saturdays cooking—as the host of BBC TV’s Saturday Kitchen, he’s never short of a fast meal idea or a meal for guests that will impress.

With 100 recipes and menu combinations, beautiful photography, and simple yet inspiring dishes, make the weekend special again with Weekend.

Weekend: Eating at Home: From long lazy lunches to fast family fixes is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Spiced Bogwings

Spiced Bogwings

Spiced Bogwings, excerpted from Star Wars-The Life Day Cookbook (copyright 2021 Disney/ Lucasfilm).

Star Wars: The Life Day Cookbook: Official Holiday Recipes From a Galaxy Far, Far AwayCelebrate every Wookiee’s favourite holiday—Life Day—with this collection of 50 recipes and crafts inspired by the galaxy’s holiday traditions!

In this follow-up to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: The Official Black Spire Outpost Cookbook, the acclaimed chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs returns to bring you authentic Life Day recipes from the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk. Guaranteed to help you spread Life Day’s message of fellowship and love, this cookbook will be a scrumptious and festive mainstay in your kitchen!

• CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH STAR WARS: Whether your family is celebrating Life Day at the Tree of Life, or in the comfort of your home, this Life Day cookbook will be the most scrumptious and festive addition to your Star Wars library!

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Park Avenue Brownies

Park Avenue Brownies

Park Avenue Brownies, Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie Greenspan. Photography by Mark Weinberg.

Baking with Dorie: Sweet, Salty & Simple by Dorie GreenspanFrom James Beard Award-winning and NYT best-selling author Dorie Greenspan, a baking book of more than 150 exciting recipes

Say “Dorie Greenspan” and think baking. The renowned author of thirteen cookbooks and winner of five James Beard and two IACP awards offers a collection that celebrates the sweet, the savoury, and the simple.

Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy—beginners can ace every technique in this book—and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You’ll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. A s’mores ice cream cake with velvety chocolate sauce, salty peanuts, and toasted marshmallows. It’s a book of simple yet sophisticated baking.

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