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Jan 15 2019

Hungry Yet? Great Cookbooks from 2018

by Scot L

It’s inevitable that you will one day tire of what you are now cooking – the recipes you now rely on will eventually fail to thrill, the staples that once provoked extreme satisfaction from family and friends will instead elicit groans. When that moment comes, the library has your back! We have assembled a list of 13 great cookbooks from 2018 for your consideration. Click here to view the entire list in our catalog, or click on the title or cover of each suggested book to be taken to its record in our catalog.

Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi

Author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals.

Now & Again: Go-To Recipes, Inspired Menus + Endless Ideas for Reinventing Leftovers by Julia Turshen

In this book – the follow-up to Small Victories, which Real Simple magazine called “an inspiring addition to any kitchen bookshelf” – Julia Turshen presents more than 125 delicious recipes and 20 creative menu ideas to help cooks of any skill level gather friends and family around the table.

Mississippi Vegan: Recipes & Stories from a Southern Boy’s Heart by Timothy Pakron

Inspired by the landscape and flavours of his childhood on the Mississippi gulf coast, Timothy Pakron found his heart, soul, and calling in cooking the Cajun, Creole, and southern classics of his youth. In his debut cookbook, he shares 125 plant-based recipes, all of which substitute ingredients without sacrificing depth of flavor and reveal the secret tradition of veganism in Southern cooking.

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights by Christopher Kimball

Kimball and his team of cooks and editors search the world for straightforward techniques that deliver delicious dinners in less time. Here, they present more than 200 solutions that will transform your weeknight cooking, showing how to make simple, healthy, delicious meals using pantry staples and just a few other ingredients. Some chapters focus on time – with recipes that are fast (under an hour, start to finish), faster (45 minutes or less), and fastest (25 minutes or less) – while others highlight easy methods or themes.

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering by Joanna Gaines

Drawing inspiration from television personality Joanna Gaines’s home kitchen and her Waco restaurant, this book includes 125 classic recipes – from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to small plates, snacks, and desserts – that represent a modern selection of American classics and personal family favorites. Complemented by Gaines’s love for her garden, these dishes also incorporate homegrown, seasonal produce at the peak of its flavor.

Israeli Soul by Michael Solomonov

For their first major book since the trailblazing Zahav, Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook go straight to the food of the people – the great dishes that are the soul of Israeli cuisine. To find the best versions, the authors scoured bustling cities like Tel Aviv and sleepy towns on mountaintops. Solomonov has perfected and adapted every recipe for the home kitchen.

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake by Kristen Miglore

Drawing from her James Beard Award-nominated “Genius Recipes” column and powered by the cooking wisdom and generosity of the Food52 community, Kristen Miglore has unearthed and rigorously tested 100 game-changing dessert recipes from beloved cookbook authors, chefs, and bakers – and collected them all in this guide.

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook by Dorie Greenspan

The James Beard Award-winning and New York Times magazine columnist shares the irresistibly informal food she makes all the time for herself, her husband, and her friends. The dishes – many of which can be served as a dinners, side dishes, or an appetizers – are practical and can be made with common ingredients from the supermarket, farmers’ market, or pantry.

Eat At Home Tonight: 101 Simple Busy-Family recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot, and More by Tiffany King

Founder of the Eat at Home website and family meal-planning wizard Tiffany King shares recipes focused on simplicity, flavor, and healthy balance to help home cooks end every day with an affordable family dinner. This is the cookbook to turn to when all hope of a homemade, wholesome dinner seems lost.

Delish: Eat Like Every Day’s the Weekend by Joanna Saltz

You don’t have to know how to cook, you just have to love to eat. Delish.com speaks to food lovers who don’t fancy themselves chefs, and this – their first cookbook – collects all the online insanity and entertainment into one print volume. Inside, you’ll find more than 275 recipes and ideas that are meant to be devoured (Quesadilla Cake, Chicken Fried Cauliflower) plus tips, tricks, and indispensable advice.

Cravings: Hungry for More by Chrissy Teigen

After the extraordinary success of Cravings, Chrissy Teigen returns with more of her signature wit and take-no-prisoners flavor bombs. Her 100 recipes are simpler and provide plenty of bang for your buck, reflective of her new time-conscious status as a parent responsible for getting food on the table.

All About Cake by Christina Tosi

In this book, Christina Tosi takes you into the sugar-fueled, manically creative cake universe of Milk Bar. From two-minute microwave mug cakes to gooey Crock-Pot cakes, from Bundts and pounds to their famous cake truffles and, of course, their signature naked layer cakes, this book will help bakers of all levels to indulge in a world of flavors. Along the way, Tosi reveals the methods behind her team’s creativity that will allow you to invent any cake flavor you can imagine.

Power Plates: 100 Nutritionally Balanced, One-Dish Vegan Meals by Gena Hamshaw

Focused on the art of crafting complete, balanced meals that deliver sustained energy and nourishment, this book features 100 compelling and delicious recipes that just happen to be vegan. Every recipe contains the key macronutrients of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins, which together make for a complete meal – things like Smoky Red Lentil Stew with Chard, and Falafel Bowls with Freekah and Cauliflower.

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