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Now that Meatless Mondays are a "thing" and many of us have accepted the fact that tasty vegetables can and should be the star of the show for most meals, we're seeing a great new selection of vegetable books coming down the line. Martha Stewart is the latest author to embrace vegetarian cooking, with her new book, Meatless. This book is very similar in format to the Everday Food series, also from the kitchen of Martha Stewart Living, which means it's great for putting excellent home-made meals on the table every night of the week. Softcover, 384 pp. $29.95.
Let's Cook Italian
Gennaro Contaldo gained quite a bit of public attention following several appearances alongside Jamie Oliver on his various television shows. With his own, Two Greedy Italians now playing on BBC, Gennaro is building up a fan base all his own. In Let's Cook Italian, he takes a family approach, creating dishes that everyone will love. If you're a fan of Jamie Oliver and looking to expand your Italian repetoir, you'll likely find many recipes from Gennaro's kitchen that you're bound to love. Hardcover, 240 pp. $45.00.
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich & Tanya Bastianich Manuali
In her new book, Lidia has collected her favourite recipes, ones that she turns to time and time again and ones her fans rave and write to her about. These recipes are simple Italian classics, great for entertaining or everyday. Delectable photos accompany most recipes and Lidia's reassuring voice provides all the direction necessary for creating a wonderful Italian family meal at home. Hardcover, 220 pp. $27.95.
Cooking Italian with the Cake Boss
There is more to Buddy Valastro than butter cream Valastro's home kitchen revolves around the traditional dishes of the Italian-American culinary tradition. Eggplant parmesan, roasted leg of lamb, and basics such as hearty tomato sauce and homemade stock. Colour photos. Hardcover, 364 pp. $32.00.
Everyday Food Light
Martha Stewart Living
Cook what you want to eat without all the fat! This book features delicious, healthful recipes, all under 500 calories. Organised seasonally so you can take advantage of the freshest ingredients, this book shows you how to quickly prepare your favourite dishes in a way that's light but nonetheless tempting. Softcover, 384 pp. $27.99.
Jamie's 15 Minute Meals
This book is filled with super-quick, tasty, nutritious food that you can eat every day of the week. These recipes are methodical, clever, sociable and fun, with beautiful ingredients that will slap you round the face with big flavors! Hardcover, 287 pp. $55.00.
Nigellissima takes inspiration from Italian cooking to bring the spirit of Italy into the kitchen and onto the plate, pronto. At the heart of Italian cookery lies a celebration of food that is fresh, tasty and pretentious; Nigella Lawson reflects this in recipes that are simple and speedy, elevating everyday eating into no-fuss feasts. Hardcover, 273 pp. $55.95.
Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course
This book is about giving home cooks the desire, confidence and inspiration to hit the stoves and get cooking, with over 120 modern, simple and accessible recipes. The ultimate reference bible, it's a lifetime's worth of expertise from one of the world's finest chefs distsilled into a beautiful book. Hardcover, 320 pp.
Once again Michael Smith continues to impress with his wonderfully delicious new book Fast Flavours. Taking flavour inspirations from around the world and shrinking the cook time down to 70 minutes and way under. Try the Pork Chops with Tarragon Marmalade (15 minutes), or Pasta with Tomato Mussel Broth (25 minutes). Michael Smith also includes an incredible cocktail section! Softcover, 273 pp. $32.00.
Martha's American Food
In this wide spanning book, Martha Stewart celebrates the rich culinary tradition of a bountiful land. Here, she takes us across America, from plains, to mountains, to desert, showing us both how to cook America's most treasured dishes and giving us their backstory. With gorgeous photography and tight recipes, Martha takes us from sea to shining culinary sea. Hardcover, 431 pp. $46.00.
A Cook's Guide
This book presents the best of Donna Hay magazine's How to cook.. Each section features a classic preparation--roast beef, chicken soup, panna cotta -- then offers variations on the theme. As usual with any Donna Hay publication, the book is beautifully designed and heavily illustrated. Softcover, 133 pp. $29.99.
Weeknights with Giada
Giada is at it again with new and exciting dishes and food adventures sure to please the whole family. Don't have enough time to cook when you get home? Think again. Giada provides easy, quick and delicious recipes to make your night delightful. Hardcover, 239 pp. $35.00.
Jeffrey Saad's Global Kitchen
A star of the Cooking Channel, Jeffrey Saad brings a sampler of the world's most popular cuisines to the home kitchen. Tapas, sumac-flavored salmon, and whole tandoori chicken with mustard seed roasted potatoes are just a sample of his taste treats. Color photos. Softcover, 237 pp. $26.00.
Two Greedy Italians
Gennaro Contaldo & Antonio Caluccio
I am a big fan of Gennaro, who has never failed to please. He has teamed up with the BBC and Italian food legend Commendatore Antonio Carlucci to create a memorable show and a fantastic book full of personality. No more of the "same old stuff," Two Greedy Italians is full of mouthwatering recipes, funny stories and interesting tid bits. With them, dinner will never be boring. Hardcover, 208 pp.
Mac 'N' Cheese with Wild Boar, Texas inspired Chocolate Pecan Tart, Cloud-Berry Chutney... Lynn Crawford, you are a goddess. From the hit series Pitchin' In comes innovative chef Lynn Crawford's latest publication, titled after the show, in which she travels North America to discover the pure flavours of the land we live in. Chefs and cooks alike will find Pitchin' In to be a humorous and elegant book with a phenomenal collection of recipes and flavours. Hardcover, 273 pp. $37.00.
Jamie's Great Britain
As a Jamie Oliver fan, I must say that this collection of recipes is as diverse and interesting as it is tasty, and once again, he brings us an impressive array of British and British-inspired foods. Beautiful photography, humorous stories and drool worthy meals, Jamie's Great Britain definitely gives you Over 130 Reasons to Love [Their] Food! Hardcover, 207 pp. $59.95.
Cooking Without Borders
Recognized for her flair when combining the flavors of East and West, Top Chef Masters Alum Anita Low's latest cookbook continues to disprove the doubters of fusion cuisine. Delicate plays on classic combinations see small flourishes of exotic ingredients playing familiar roles. Hardcoer, 237 pp. $40.00.
Christmas with Gordon
Who doesn't love Gordon Ramsay? This culinary bad boy now provides the world with his version of a perfect holiday season, with heart and soul warming recipes and a bit of celebration on the side. Hardcover, 144 pp. $32.95.
Rachel Allen's Easy Meals which you will reach for time and again for its reliable versions of weekday comfort foods: pastas, stir-fries, quick sautes. To add a little excitement to the workday dinners she also offers some popular desserts with a twist such as her caramel rice pudding. Color photos. Hardcover, 352 pp. $39.99.
Jamie Oliver's Food Escapes
This is a fun book that everyone should experience. Everytime you turn the page, you are welcomed by mouth-watering meals to prepare along with a story around every turn as Jamie Oliver travels around the world. With this book you are able to experience different culture and try their recipes out yourself. Hardcover, 359 pp. $37.99.
Sizzling Skillets and other One-Pot Wonders
Best known for his New Orleans vibe, Emeril Lagasse leaves city limits behind to explore the flavors that come from in different countries around the world. Discover mussels in a green curry broth, kimchi fried rice, and Portuguese pork and clams. Color photos. Softcover, 288 pp. $27.99.
Dinner Chez Moi
Food Network celebrity chef Laura Calder's latest book drifts away from a strictly French repertoire and focuses on the hospitality of hosting others at mealtime. While the concept may be a bit of a change, Laura's writing style and prose remain as endearing and entertaining as ever. Fans of her first two books who are a bit skeptical about this change in theme should fear not, as Calder still manages to incorporate some classic French technique into recipes. $39.99.
In My Mother's Kitchen
James Beard Winner Trish Magwood's long awaited return to cookbook writing brings a tale of her past through large, overflowing platters of family-style food. Every recipe is accompanied by a short anecdote about it's place in Trish's history. Some recipes even include the name of the family member that first created the dish. As usual, recipes are simple to put together and absolutely delicious. With her latest book, Trish Magwood welcomes you into her memories, complete with fork and spoon. Hardcover, 254 pp. $39.99.
Following up on his first book, Great Food at Home, Mark McEwan goes to Italy for his next installment based upon his new restaurant Fabbrica. Complete with recipes for gnocchis, risotti and the classic Bistecca Fiorentina, McEwan pays great respect to the storied dishes of Italian lore while still reinventing the cuisine enough to make everything seem fresh again. Hardcover, 299 pp. $39.00.
Everyday Exotic: The Cookbook
A great entertaining cookbook! Everyday Exotic is a well laid out book with very eye catching pages that make you want to keep reading. This book gives the great oppertunity of learning about different food around the world and how they are prepared. More than 50 exeptional ingredients are featured in the cookbook such as coconut, chipotle, cajun and mnay more. Softcover, 184 pp. $29.95. Watch the CBS TV video.
Bobby Flay's Bar Americain Cookbook
One of America's iconic chefs reinvents classic culinary Americana to refresh the old favorites and experience something new. Flay transplants and transposes favorite recipes from his New York restaurant and invites home cooks to try out his dishes for friends and family. Hardcover, 259 pp. $37.95.
Girl in the Kitchen
Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard's Chicago restaurant The Girl and the Goat has experienced exceptional success and popularity for it's innovative food and enticing atmosphere. Her cookbook, Girl in the Kitchen shares her signature recipes and philosophies with the home cook. Hardcover, 255 pp. $33.95.
Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen
Food television personality Michael Smith returns to the cookbook scene with his latest book. Extolling the virtues of simple, clean food, Smith presents recipes versatile and interesting enough to be considered weekday night fare as well as entertaining friends and family. Softcover, 264 pp. $32.00.
Good Eats 3
Think of Alton Brown as Harold McGee with a sense of humor or perhaps just the Gen Y Harold McGee. Good Eats 3 is the companion to episodes 165-249 of the popular Food Network series. For those unfamiliar with the show, each section features a topic, "knowledge concentrate" and an application. For example, Puff the Magic Mallow is, of course, about marshmallows. the knowledge pod includes info about where the name came from, about thickening, and about how sugar concentration is controlled in confectionary, The application is a recipe for homemade marshmallows. Color photos. Hardcover, 430 pp. $42.50.
Fast, Fresh, Simple
Donna Hay accomplishes the impossible by combining a minimum of ingredients with simple techniques while still creating a sophisticated end product. Her comments about specific dishes build a bridge between author and reader. Color photos. Softcover, 206 pp. $34.99.
Guy Fieri Food
Always slightly out of control but never boring Fieri has carved out a niche for himself; would anyone have eaten at diners & drive ins until Fieri guided us through? This is a much bigger book than earlier ones and is chock full of recipes. Hardcover, 408 pp. $29.99. Limited edition signed copies available $29.99.
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