2019 is rushing away and we’re excited that Spring is finally here. What’s even more exciting is that every foodie and fanatic alike is talking about these amazing new cookbook releases. We’ve picked up the top trending books that you should get your hands on:
Food of the Italian South: Recipes for Classic, Disappearing, and Lost Dishes
Acclaimed author and food journalist Katie Parla shares rich recipes, both original and reimagined, along with historical and cultural insights that encapsulate the miles of rugged beaches, sheep-dotted mountains, meditatively quiet towns, and, most important, culinary traditions unique to this precious piece of Italy.
With just a bite of the Involtini alla Piazzetta from farm-rich Campania, a taste of Giurgiulena from the sugar-happy kitchens of Calabria, a forkful of ’U Pan’ Cuott’ from mountainous Basilicata, a morsel of Focaccia from coastal Puglia, or a mouthful of Pizz e Foje from quaint Molise, you’ll discover what makes the food of the Italian south unique.
Where Cooking Begins: Uncomplicated Recipes to Make You a Great Cook
The indispensable recipes and streamlined cooking techniques in Where Cooking Begins are an open invitation to dive into Carla Lalli Music’s laid-back cooking style. The food director at Bon Appetit, her
intuitive recipes are inspired by the meals she makes at home for her
family and friends and the joy she takes in feeding them. Here, too, is
her guide to the six essential cooking methods that will show you how to
make everything without over-complicating anything—and every recipe
includes suggestions for swaps and substitutions, so you’ll never feel
stuck or stymied.
Where Cooking Begins is also the first
recent cookbook to connect the way we shop to the way we cook. Music’s
modern approach—pick up your fresh ingredients a few times a week, and
fill your pantry with staples bought online—will make you want to click
on a burner and slide out a cutting board the minute you get home.
The no-fail techniques, textured recipes, and strategies in Where Cooking Begins will make you a great cook.
Pacific Natural illustrates Jenni’s conscious way of living through personal anecdotes and tips with Jenni’s home state of California serving as the backdrop. Organized by season, this entertaining book is your guide to creating special moments with family and friends.
Each chapter includes tabletop ideas, simple crafts, tips for keeping a stocked kitchen and pantry, what to plant in your garden, and healthy, delicious recipes. From an apple harvest dinner and at-home herb drying in the fall, cocktail parties and DIY gift ideas in the winter, flower arranging in the spring and a beach picnic in the summer, Jenni shares her philosophy for creating traditions and living mindfully all year long.
Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family
Indian food is everyday food! This colorful, 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 flavor. 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 flavors of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favorites 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)—including plenty of simple dinners you can whip up in minutes at the end of a long work day.
Throughout, Priya’s funny and relatable stories—punctuated with candid portraits and original illustrations by acclaimed Desi pop artist Maria Qamar (also known as Hatecopy)—will bring you up close and personal with the Krishna family and its many quirks.
The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen: 125 Autoimmune Paleo Recipes for Deep Healing and Vibrant Health
n The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen, Mickey teaches you everything you need to know about eating like a nutrivore. Youll start with a comprehensive tour of nutrients that are essential for both optimal health and deep healing, with handy charts to help you identify which foods contain them in varying amounts. You’ll also get an overview of Autoimmune Protocol details, some creative ideas for affordably sourcing the highest-quality and most nutrient-dense ingredients, and tips for setting up your kitchen to cook whole foods.
The centerpiece of The Nutrient-Dense Kitchen
is Mickeys impressive collection of flavorful, approachable recipes
that comply with the strictest phase of the Autoimmune Protocolno
grains, legumes, eggs, dairy, nuts, seeds, or nightshades. If you have
further eating restrictions, a handy chart helps you locate the recipes
that are low-FODMAP, coconut-free, or low-carb/ketogenic. If you are
pressed for time, the same chart will help you identify recipes that
take 45-minutes or less to prepare, can be made in your Instant Pot®, or
only use one cooking vessel for easy cleanup.
‘In addition to the recipes, you’ll find five sets of meal plans and shopping lists to quick-start your approach to eating for nutrient density. The seasonal meal plans focus on ingredients that are at their peak ripeness and availability in the spring or fall seasons, while the budget meal plan incorporates recipes with an eye for affordability.
Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less
People everywhere are craving super-simple recipes with short ingredient lists, and Hungry Girl has come to their rescue with Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less! For the first time ever, chapters are organized by main ingredient―like CHICKEN, VEGGIES, EGGS, OATS―making it easy to find EXACTLY what you need. Featuring familiar ingredients and just a few simple steps, these recipes put everyday smart eating BACK on the table!