Reach flavors from the farthest corners of the world, from Mexico to Greenwich Village, New York, with these delicious, giftable cookbooks.
Mezcla: recipes to excite By Ixta Belfrage
Described as one of the best cookbooks of the year and her first solo cookbook mixture (Ten Speed Press) by Ixta Belfrage includes over 100 bold and impactful recipes inspired by Italy, Brazil, Mexico and beyond. Divided into quick recipes (for when you need something good on the table, fast) and longer recipes (for when you have time to slow down and savor the process), dishes include cheese on toast with honey and urfa butter; piri piri tofu with crispy orzo; and chicken with pineapple and Nduja. Likewise, time-consuming dishes include chiles rellenos with salsa roja risotto; Sticky Coconut Rice Cake with Turmeric Tomato; and shrimp lasagna with habanero oil.
Via Carota: A Celebration of Seasonal Cuisine from the Beloved Greenwich Village Restaurant By Jody Williams and Rita Sodi with Anna Kovel
A new cookbook by James Beard Award-winning chefs Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, Via Carota: A Celebration of Seasonal Cuisine from the Beloved Greenwich Village Restaurant (Knopf) shares the best of the destination restaurant. A place for foodies, celebrities and well-informed travelers, since it first opened in 2014, amateur chefs and eager gourmets alike can now recreate the magic of the Via Carota menu at home with these 140 simple and tasty recipes. Impeccable Italian cuisine, with a menu that favors vegetables and seasonal cuisine, the restaurant has hosted everything from the Obamas to Paul McCartney.
Korean-American: Food That Tastes Like Home by Eric Kim
With delicious recipes that explore new culinary traditions, Korean-American: Food That Tastes Like Home (Clarkson Potter) by New York Times staff writer Eric Kim is playful, heartwarming, and vulnerable. The son of two Korean immigrants, good has always been central to Eric’s story. From Friday night Korean BBQ with your family to Korean hybrid meals for one, the book includes delights like Gochujang Butter Radish Toast and Baked Potatoes with Caramelized Kimchi. In his first cookbook, Eric shares these recipes along with touching, insightful stories and stunning images taken by photographer Jenny Huang.
Cocktail time! Great advice, embarrassing stories and 125 classic and original drinks By Paul Feig
Stylish city man and film director bridesmaids, spy, It is A simple favor and much more, Paul Feig serves a beautifully designed cocktail and a lifestyle guide with hilarious stories from his life. Obsessed with cocktails and cocktail culture, the book is as much an ode to good drinks as it is to conversations with friends. Cocktail time! Great advice, embarrassing stories and 125 classic and original drinks (William Morrow Cookbooks), shows how Paul has made it an art and science of creating these elegant, festive environments and living his best life. covering everything from classics (and variations on them) like martinis, negronis and hot toddies to original concoctions like “The Feigtini” and holiday cocktails, as well as recipes from movie and TV industry friends like Charlize Theron, Kerry Washington and Henry Golding, this book has something for everyone.
What’s for Dessert: Simple Recipes for People Who Love Desserts By Claire Saffitz
From molten lava cakes to comforting rice pudding and decadent chestnut brownies, Claire Saffitz, the bestselling author of Dessert Person, has a new cookbook, What’s for Dessert: Simple Recipes for People Who Love Desserts (Clarkson Potter). The recipes are designed to be as streamlined and simple as possible – no mixer? No problem! You won’t need one. So whether you’re making a three milks cake whipped with hazelnuts or the caramel peanut popcorn bars, home cooks will find all the warmth, encouragement and deliciously foolproof recipes with lots of problem-solving advice they’ve come to know. tell from bestselling author, Claire.
For the Table: Easy, Adaptable, and Enjoyable Recipes by Anna Stockwell
In For the table: easy, adaptable and everyone-pleasing recipes (Harry N. Abrams), up-and-coming food writer Anna Stockwell provides all the tools needed to bring back the ritual of hosting memorable yet modern dinner parties. Anna has written a cookbook for a new form of entertainment that is simpler, better, healthier and more fun. Organized by season and full of helpful lodging tips, Anna offers affordable, modern menus; each is built around two large serving platters and includes over-the-counter serving suggestions. Dinner parties don’t have to be formal or eventful, or even a lot of work, to be celebratory and rewarding. With its blend of innovative food presentation and old-fashioned, down-home technique, to the table it is a testament to the art of dining and looks forward to the festive dinner parties of the future.
Vegan Chinese Cuisine: Modern Recipes and Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook By Hannah Che
When Hannah Che decided to go vegan, she feared it would separate her from the traditions and food her Chinese family celebrated. But that was before she learned about zhai falls, plant-based Chinese cuisine that emphasizes umami-rich ingredients and can be traced back through the centuries to Buddhist temple kitchens. In Vegan Chinese Cuisine: Modern Recipes and Stories from a Thousand Year Old Tradition (Clarkson Potter), through beautiful photographs, stories and recipes, Hannah replicates all her favorites as meatless alternatives. From fried and blistered green beans to sweet and sour tofu and pea shoots sautéed in a velvety mushroom broth, traditional dishes from the house chef with a twist, as well as naturally plant-based recipes.
One: Pot, Pan, Planet: A Greener Way to Cook for You and Your Family: A Cookbook By Anna Jones
Anna Jones paved the way for modern and creative vegetable-centric cooking with her award-winning cookbooks. Now, in her new book, she makes preparing mouth-watering meals simpler and greener than ever. One: Pot, pan, planet: a greener way to cook for you and your family (Knopf) offers a selection of delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that keep sustainability at the heart of each dish. With over 200 recipes for every occasion – from busy weeknight meals to weekend feasts and desserts that promise to delight – these inventive and deeply satisfying dishes will become your new kitchen staples.
Persian every day By Sabrina Ghayour
This all-new collection of 100+ easy and enjoyable recipes for everyday eating by Sabrina Ghayour is a crowd pleaser. “I don’t think she could write a dull recipe if she tried. Each one an elegantly seasoned delight,” wrote Tom Parker Bowles for the cookbook. Persian every day (Aster). Designed to ensure maximum flavor with the greatest ease – including no-bake, quick-prep, quick-cook and one-pot dishes, Persian every day is full of hearty, inviting, delicious recipes to cook again and again for family and friends.
my asian cuisine By Jennifer Joyce
Celebrating the classics you know and love, my asian cuisine (Murdoch Books) by Jennifer Joyce showcases what has yet to be discovered and also includes modern new recipes such as crispy tofu bowls with ponzu sauce and Asian-inspired desserts such as devil’s food cake with matcha frosting and walnut shells. chocolate with pepper and coconut . Instead of grouping the recipes by country, Jennifer organized them by style of dish. In the mood for bao, dumplings and wontons? Check out Jennifer’s Dumplings and Buns chapter, which is full of mouth-watering recipes like Braised Pork Belly with Chives and Crushed Peanut Bao; chicken and shiitake gyoza with lemon miso sauce; and Thai shumai dumplings. Recipes are simplified, with shortcuts where appropriate, but not to the detriment of taste.