A collection of 60 Indian recipes that are fresh and healthy, easy to prepare, and full of flavor.
Using just six spices—cayenne, coriander, cumin, turmeric, mustard seed, and asafetida—chef Ruta Kahate presents 60 delicious recipes that are easy to prepare and deliver rich, complex flavor. These dishes—including tons of nourishing veggies, raitas, grains, and dals—are fresh, healthy, and versatile enough to mix and match, plus they feature Instant Pot variations for maximum ease.
Serve up a quick lunch of Mustard Shrimp alongside a cool lettuce and citrus salad. Short on time after a busy day? Instant Pot your supper with a comforting Coconut Beef Stew. Prep a double batch of Parsi-Style Rajma on Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week—the flavors only get better over time.
With stories from Ruta Kahate's culinary life around the world, plus vibrant, colorful photography that reflects the lively recipes within, 6 SPICES, 60 DISHES is a must-have for anyone who wants super-tasty, healthy meals that come together in a flash.
EXPERT AUTHOR: Ruta Kahate was a teaching cook for many years in the Bay Area before moving to Goa. She is adept at explaining step-process cooking to amateur home cooks, and her recipes are clearly written and well tested, coming out perfect every time.
AUTHENTIC RECIPES: Ruta Kahate was born and raised in India, and has since lived in California, Hong Kong, Goa, and Wisconsin. Her food is authentic and healthy, drawing on the Ayurvedic principles she lives by and her experience living in India and abroad.
Home cooks of all levels
Anyone looking to expand their weeknight cooking repertoire
Busy people who need easy recipes but still want them to taste good
People who love Indian food
People who bought books like INDIANISH, MADE IN INDIA, and 5 SPICES, 50 DISHES
Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] by Bryant Terry
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author ofVegetable KingdomBryant Terry.
“Mouthwatering, visually stunning, and intoxicating,Black Foodtells a global story of creativity, endurance, and imagination that was sustained in the face of dispersal, displacement, and oppression.”—Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University
In this stunning and deeply heartfelt tribute to Black culinary ingenuity, Bryant Terry captures the broad and divergent voices of the African Diaspora through the prism of food. With contributions from more than 100 Black cultural luminaires from around the globe, the book moves through chapters exploring parts of the Black experience, from Homeland to Migration, Spirituality to Black Future, offering delicious recipes, moving essays, and arresting artwork.
As much a joyful celebration of Black culture as a cookbook, Black Food explores the interweaving of food, experience, and community through original poetry and essays, including "Jollofing with Toni Morrison" by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, "Queer Intelligence" by Zoe Adjonyoh, "The Spiritual Ecology of Black Food" by Leah Penniman, and "Foodsteps in Motion" by Michael W. Twitty. The recipes are similarly expansive and generous, including sentimental favorites and fresh takes such as Crispy Cassava Skillet Cakes from Yewande Komolafe, Okra & Shrimp Purloo from BJ Dennis, Jerk Chicken Ramen from Suzanne Barr, Avocado and Mango Salad with Spicy Pickled Carrot and Rof Dressing from Pierre Thiam, and Sweet Potato Pie from Jenné Claiborne. Visually stunning artwork from such notables as Black Panther Party creative director Emory Douglas and artist Sarina Mantle are woven throughout, and the book includes a signature musical playlist curated by Bryant.
With arresting artwork and innovative design, Black Food is a visual and spiritual feast that will satisfy any soul.
Boards and Spreads: Shareable, Simple Arrangements for Every Meal by Yasmin Fahr
Go beyond cheese with 65 recipes for delicious boards and epic spreads for dinner, appetizers, breakfast, snacks, and more.
In Boards & Spreads, you won’t find cheese boards--instead, you’ll find simple ideas and scrumptious recipes for a variety of meals and snacks to share on platters or boards. From the Top-Your-Own Chili Board to the Crispy Chicken Bites Spread, and from the Charred Salad Platter to the Egg Pita Sandwich Board, you’ll find something for every meal and mood. Even drinks can be served in this fun fashion, whether it's a Bloody Mary Bar at brunch or low-ABV cocktails at an afternoon picnic. There are also plenty of quick recipes for dips, spreads, and other tempting add-ons you'll turn to time and again, like Smashed Olives, Quick-Pickled Shallots and Jalapenos, and Two-Minute Feta Dip.
Whether you’re looking for a snackable spread for two, a grazing board to share when friends come over, or simply looking for easy-to-make recipes you can throw together on a whim, Boards & Spreads shows you how to turn everyday ingredients into festive, low-effort meals.
Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being by Mary Beth Albright
A lively and evidence-based argument that a whole food diet is essential for good mental health.
Food has power to nourish your mind, supporting emotional wellness through both nutrients and pleasure. In this groundbreaking book, journalist Mary Beth Albright draws on cutting-edge research to explain the food/mood connection. She redefines “emotional eating” based on the science, revealing how eating triggers biological responses that affect humans’ emotional states both immediately and long-term. Albright’s accessible voice and ability to interpret complex studies from the new field of nutritional psychology, combined with straightforward suggestions for what to eat and how to eat it, make this an indispensable guide. Readers will come away knowing how certain foods help reduce the inflammation that can harm mental health, the critical relationship between the microbiome and the brain, which vitamins help restore the body during intensely emotional times, and how to develop a healthful eating pattern for life―with 30-day kickoff plan included. Eat and Flourish is the entertaining, inspiring book for today’s world.
Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook by Eugenia Bone
“A masterpiece. The Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is, by far, the best culinary guide to cooking and pairing mushrooms. . . . This book makes me so hungry, I want to eat it.” —Paul Stamets, mycologist and author of Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World
"One of the best things about Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is the enthusiasm that exudes from every page. Even a mushroom moderate will find a recipe that excites curiosity." – Food52
THIS ONE-OF-A-KIND COMMUNITY-DRIVEN COOKBOOK, EDITED BY AUTHOR EUGENIA BONE, FEATURES OVER 100 MUSHROOM-CENTRIC RECIPES FROM APPETIZERS AND MAINS TO DESSERTS AND DRINKS.
The Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is written by the people who know mushroom cooking best—mushroom lovers! These are the kinds of recipes you will actually cook for dinner: tried-and-true, family recipes representing cultures from all over the world. Recipes include:
• Black Trumpet and Fig Pizza
• Lobster Mushroom Chowdah
• Chicken Chanterelle Paprikash
• Chaga Chocolate Chip Cookies
The cookbook also features fi ve thoughtful and engaging essays written by Eugenia that explore a wide range of topics, including mushroom cultivation and foraging. Following the path set by Louie Schwartzberg’s award-winning documentary, this cookbook will expand your appreciation of the fantastic world of fungi, their diff erent tastes and varieties, and their many applications, from flavoring drinks to replacing meat in recipes. The most diverse and comprehensive mushroom cookbook available, the Fantastic Fungi Community Cookbook is the perfect gift for anyone who is curious about the marvelous world of mushrooms and the magic they can make in the kitchen.
Is This A Cookbook?: Adventures in the Kitchen by Heston Blumenthal
NAMED ABON APPETIT, THE DAILY HIVE,ANDEAT YOUR BOOKSBEST COOKBOOK OF THE YEAR
A culinary adventure from three-time James Beard Award-winning, Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal―but is it a cookbook? Well, it’s full of Heston’s typically marvelous recipes like pea and ham soup-in-a-sandwich and bacon and egg porridge, popcorn popcorn chicken and (r)ice cream. But in Heston’s kitchen, to cook is to embark on a journey of quantum gastronomy: exploring the palate, feeding the inner child, and plunging headfirst through the plate and into the soul.
Each of the 70 simple, straightforward recipes is accompanied by Heston’s stories, insights, and hacks, turning each cooking session into a journey―and revealing a whole world of culinary possibilities and fresh perspectives. Brought to life by the incredible illustrations by Dave McKean, Heston's long-term collaborator and one of the greatest illustrators at work today, Is This A Cookbook?is the next best thing to having Heston as your sous-chef.
Why not take him along as your adventure partner, too?
Mastering the art of French Cooking by Julia Child
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Mastering the Art of French Cooking is a two-volume French cookbook written by Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, both from France, and Julia Child, who was from the United States. The book was written for the American market and published by Knopf in 1961 and 1970.
Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou by Melissa M. Martin
Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book in U.S. Foodways Winner, IACP Book of the Year Winner, IACP Best American Cookbook An NPR Best Book of the Year ASaveur,Washington Post, andGarden & GunBest Cookbook of the Year A Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, Epicurious, andThe Splendid TableBest New Cookbook A Forbes Best New Cookbook for Travelers: Holiday Gift Guide 2021 Long-Listed for The Art of Eating Prize for Best Food Book of 2021
“Sometimes you find a restaurant cookbook that pulls you out of your cooking rut without frustrating you with miles long ingredient lists and tricky techniques. Mosquito Supper Club is one such book. . . . In a quarantine pinch, boxed broth, frozen shrimp, rice, beans, and spices will go far when cooking from this book.” —Epicurious, The 10 Restaurant Cookbooks to Buy Now
“Martin shares the history, traditions, and customs surrounding Cajun cuisine and offers a tantalizing slew of classic dishes.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
For anyone who loves Cajun food or is interested in American cooking or wants to discover a distinct and engaging new female voice—or just wants to make the very best duck gumbo, shrimp jambalaya, she-crab soup, crawfish étouffée, smothered chicken, fried okra, oyster bisque, and sweet potato pie—comes Mosquito Supper Club.
Named after her restaurant in New Orleans, chef Melissa M. Martin’s debut cookbook shares her inspired and reverent interpretations of the traditional Cajun recipes she grew up eating on the Louisiana bayou, with a generous helping of stories about her community and its cooking. Every hour, Louisiana loses a football field’s worth of land to the Gulf of Mexico. Too soon, Martin’s hometown of Chauvin will be gone, along with the way of life it sustained. Before it disappears, Martin wants to document and share the recipes, ingredients, and customs of the Cajun people.
Illustrated throughout with dazzling color photographs of food and place, the book is divided into chapters by ingredient—from shrimp and oysters to poultry, rice, and sugarcane. Each begins with an essay explaining the ingredient and its context, including traditions like putting up blackberries each February, shrimping every August, and the many ways to make an authentic Cajun gumbo. Martin is a gifted cook who brings a female perspective to a world we’ve only heard about from men. The stories she tells come straight from her own life, and yet in this age of climate change and erasure of local cultures, they feel universal, moving, and urgent.
Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen [A Cookbook] by Gonzalo Guzman
Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in "International" category Finalist for the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Book Awards
A collection of 100 recipes for regional Mexican food from the popular San Francisco restaurant.
The true spirit, roots, and flavors of regional Mexican cooking—from Puebla, Mexico City, Michoacán, the Yucatán, and beyond--come alive in this cookbook from Gonzalo Guzman, head chef at San Francisco restaurant Nopalito. Inspired by food straight from the sea and the land, Guzman transforms simple ingredients, such as masa and chiles, into bright and flavor-packed dishes.
The book includes fundamental techniques of Mexican cuisine, insights into Mexican food and culture, and favorite recipes from Nopalito such as Crispy Red Quesadillas with Braised Pork and Pork Rinds; Toasted Corn with Crema, Ground Chile, and Queso Fresco; Tamales with Red Spiced Sunflower Seed Mole; and Salsa-Dipped Griddled Chorizo and Potato Sandwiches. Capped off by recipes for cocktails, aqua frescas, paletas, churros, and flan—Nopalito is your gateway to Mexico by way of California. This is a cookbook to be read, savored, and cooked from every night.
Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community [A Cookbook)
The definitive plant-based Mexican cookbook for a new generation, featuring 100 recipes transforming traditional dishes into vegan celebrations of family and home
ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR:Boston GlobeandGlamour• “The stories will feed your soul and the recipes will channel your love for Mexican food in a wholesome plant-based way.”—Nisha Vora, creator of Rainbow Plant Life and author ofThe Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
Edgar Castrejón went vegan as a college student when he realized that following a plant-based diet made him feel better, but he worried he would no longer fit in back at the table with his family. As a proud first-generation Mexican American growing up in Oakland, Edgar had spent countless hours with his mom, aunts, and grandmother in the kitchen, where family recipes were passed down through “las manos mágicas.” So Edgar began creating healthier, meatless variations on the dishes he grew up cooking and eating.
Provecho features one hundred of Edgar’s ingenious vegan recipes that honor the traditional, often meat-heavy classics of Mexican and Latin American culture while cooking with compassion. Many take thirty minutes or less, rely on readily accessible ingredients, and feature Salvadoran and Colombian influences. And they’re all organized by how meals are approached in Edgar’s family:
• La Mesa Llena (“The Full Table”): Mushroom Sancocho; No-Bake Enchiladas Verde with Jackfruit; Lentil-Cauliflower Empanadas • La Mesita (“The Small Table”): Sweet Potato and Kale Tacos; Quesadillas de Brócoli y Tofu; Vegan Queso Fundido • La Mañana Después de la Cruda (“The Morning After”): Burritos de Desayuno; “Huevos” Rancheros; Papas con Chorizo Vegano • Antojitos (“Little Cravings”): Vegan Chipotle Crema; Mi Tia Evelia’s Ceviche de Coliflor; Ensalada de Nopales • Bebidas (“Drinks”): Oat Milk Horchata; Jugo de Espinaca y Piña; Margarita Fuerte • Postrecitos (“Little Desserts”): Almond Milk Rice Pudding with Cashew Cream; Gelatina de Mango Coco; Apple Empanadas
With Provecho, Edgar invites you to discover a whole new way to enjoy the flavors he has loved his entire life—and still wakes up craving every day.
The Betty Crocker Cookbook, 13th Edition: Everything You Need to Know to Cook Today (Betty Crocker Cooking) by Betty Crocker
The fully updated and revised edition of the cookbook that generations of Americans trust, with more than 375 new recipes—including for air fryers, multi cookers, slow cookers, and more—everything the modern home cook needs to confidently cook today.
For the past 100 years, Betty Crocker has helped generations of American home cooks, and this is the cookbook that they’ve come to trust. This 13th edition of the Betty Crocker Cookbook is radically refreshed and made with busy families in mind, with more than 375 exclusive, new, and on-trend recipes. Look for 5-ingredient, air fryer, multicooker, and slow cooker recipes throughout, plus ways to use up your on-hand ingredients, dependable cooking guides, and much, much more. For the health-conscious, you’ll find a new veggie-forward chapter, plus gluten-free and vegan recipes, with full nutritional info for all of the 1300+ recipes.
Perfect for makers of any cooking level, this foundational tome offers an introduction to basic kitchen tools and staples plus charts for cooking times and storage, measurement conversions, as well as inspirations to be creative in your cooking. It’s everything a home cook needs for confident cooking and baking at your fingertips, with chapters on appetizers and salads, cookies, cakes, and desserts, and all eating occasions in between. Now in a durable, lay-flat, book format, this comprehensive and indispensable book makes it possible to channel your inner Betty and share great food with those you love.
The Cook You Want to Be: Everyday Recipes to Impress [A Cookbook] Hardcover by Andy Baraghani
NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER • Beloved food writer and social media star Andy Baraghani helps you define and develop your personal cooking style—and become the cook you want to be—in more than 100 recipes.
“This book is full of things I want to make and cook.”—Yotam Ottolenghi
ONE OF THE TEN BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR:San Francisco Chronicle ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR:Bon Appétit, Saveur, Salon, Epicurious
Andy Baraghani peeled hundreds of onions at Chez Panisse as a teenage intern, honed his perfectly balanced salad–making skills at Estela in New York, and developed recipes in the test kitchens of Saveur, Tasting Table, and Bon Appétit. It took him all those years to figure out the cook he wanted to be: a cook who is true to his Persian heritage, a fresh-vegetable lover, a citrus superfan, and an always-hungry world traveler. In The Cook You Want to Be, Baraghani shows home cooks on how to hone their own cooking styles by teaching the techniques and unexpected flavor combinations that maximize flavor in minimal time.
At Bon Appétit, Baraghani created a bevy of viral recipes—from Tahini Ranch to Fall-Apart Caramelized Cabbage—that became household staples. Here, he follows up with more umami-rich dishes, beautiful and restaurant-worthy meals (that take half the time), and well-known dishes recast in utterly delicious ways. Among his debut cookbook’s 100 recipes, new surefire hits include Caramelized Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter Harissa; Sticky, Spicy Basil Shrimp; and Tangy Pomegranate-Chicken. Cooks will find inspiration to riff on, quick meals for hurried weeknights, condiments galore, and memorable meals to impress dinner guests. In essays throughout the book, Baraghani shares convictions (why everyone must make his beloved Persian egg dish, kuku sabzi) and lessons to live by (the importance of salting fish before cooking it).
The Cook You Want to Be is a trove of go-to recipes and knowledge, stunning photographs, and delicious, simple home cooking for modern times.
The Essential Book of Vegan Bakes: Irresistible Plant-Based Cakes and Treats
No eggs, no dairy, no problem―vegan desserts are as decadent and showstopping as ever in this debut cookbook.
Creator of The Little Blog of Vegan, Holly Jade has made plant-based baking easier and better than ever for her growing audience. Her unabashedly decadent treats never sacrifice flavor and texture, from cakes and cookies to pastry and puddings. Now, with Holly’s contemporary style and an arsenal of dynamic desserts, The Essential Book of Vegan Bakes has a recipe for every craving, whether readers are vegan veterans or newcomers to the plant-based scene.
Here, Holly veganizes classics like Shortbread, Key Lime Pie, and Hot Cross Buns. But she also provides unique originals like her Neapolitan Celebration Cake and Mini Passionfruit Pavlovas. Holly’s recipes are accompanied by her own gorgeous photography, as well as specialized tips on baking with vegan ingredients, from aquafaba to coconut cream. Colorful, lively, and utterly irresistible, The Essential Book of Vegan Bakes is a must-have cookbook for the vegan shelf.