If your idea of a good time is shopping for and reading up on all the new cookbooks, then do we have good news for you! Springtime is an excellent time to get ahead on all the new releases and start your recipe and menu planning for the summer. Regardless of what your go-to cuisines are or if you’re more into cooking or baking, these new cookbooks promise something delicious for everybody. So what are you waiting for? Dig into these new cookbook releases!
One of the queens of the Bon Appetit test kitchen is Molly Baz and her debut cookbook, Cook This Book, has just hit store shelves. If you thought this was just your regular run-of-the-mill cookbook, then you’re sorely mistaken. Here Molly has done us all a favour and has the ingredients for each recipe organized in order of grocery department and even included QR codes for how to perform various techniques like carving her Pastrami Roast Chicken. The recipes themselves are simple yet elevated and always flavourful. This is one cookbook you’ll definitely want to cook your way through.
One of the most anticipated books of the year is Yasmin Khan’s Ripe Figs. The vibrant recipes tell the culinary story of Cyprus, Greece, and Turkey and the flavours — oh the flavours — just you wait! Think bunches of oregano, zesty citrus and sweet dates, thick tahini and soothing cardamom. It simply doesn’t get any better!
Thought vegetarian food was blah? Think again because Super Natural Simple by blogger and bestselling author Heidi Swanson is here to prove you wrong. This is a great cookbook to have in your repetoire because it gives you practical ways to add more veggies into your diet in fun and exciting ways. You’ll never have boring food again because with Heidi’s recipes for dressings, drizzles, pastes, and butters, each meal will be packed with flavour.
Nigella is back, baby! Cook, Eat, Repeat is a brilliant combination of recipes intertwined with narrative essays about food written in Nigella’s own wisdom and experience. There are over 100 recipes to try out Burnt Onion and Eggplant Dip, Beef Cheeks with Port and Chestnuts, as well as Rhubarb and Custard Trifle. Through this book you’ll get an inside look at Nigella’s own rituals in her own kitchen and tips on how to make the most of her favourite ingredients.
Jewish food is so much more than matzah ball soup, babka, and bagels and food writer and self-proclaimed ‘nice Jewish boy’ Jake Cohen is here to prove it. Jew-ish is reinventing Bubbe’s classics and with recipes like Short Rib Cholent, Cacio e Pepe Rugelach, and Matzo Tiramisu, you’ll be verklempt!
NYT best-selling author Julia Turshen has done it again and is back with this new book all about healthier takes on classic comfort food. These foolproof recipes for weeknight go-to’s, make-ahead mains, one-pot meals, and easy-baked goods are all amazing for anyone looking to lighten it up without sacrificing flavour. Curious as to what recipes you’ll be craving? Think Stewed Chicken with Sour Cream + Chive Dumplings, Hasselback Carrots with Smoked Paprika, and Lemon Ricotta Cupcakes. Sound good? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Looking to get your bake on? This is the cookbook that needs to be on any cake lover’s bookshelf. Filled with over 85 recipes for pretty much any type of cake you can think of, Zoë is able to break down even the most daunting-looking recipe and her knowledge will guide you into a straight sugar coma. It’ll be near-impossible to choose which recipe to start first but Coconut–Candy Bar Cake, Apple Cake with Honey-Bourbon Glaze, and decadent Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake all sound very promising.
Everyone’s favourite Thai mom – Pepper Teigen has finally blessed us all with a cookbook filled with authentic Thai recipes as well as some twists on classics. The 80 recipes found in this book are sure to keep you feeling full and satisfied. You’ll be churning out Fried Chicken Larb, Pad Thai Brussels Sprouts to name a few. This is the woman that taught Chrissy (nearly) everything she knows about food so you know that Pepper knows what she’s talking about!
Like everyone, we’re dreaming of travelling. After the year we’ve all had, any vacay is welcome but one flip into Getaway by Renee Erickson and you’ll have a hard time narrowing down which destination comes first. In addition to the travel inspo, this book also includes 120 recipes and 60 cocktail recipes inspired by the dreamiest spots around the world. From Rome, Paris, Normandy, Baja California, London, and Renee’s hometown, Seattle, this is one culinary journey you won’t have to quarantine after!