Even though I’m tickled pink that the warm summer weather is here, part of me wants to fast-forward to fall so I can tuck into the season’s hottest and newest cookbooks. Cookbooks truly make the world go round. At least my world. I have shelves upon shelves, taking over my tiny apartment but even though I’m losing space by what feels like the minute, I couldn’t be happier. Some people enjoy coffee table books, I opt for cookbooks and it’s a decision well-made if you ask me. After all, there are worse things to be addicted to, right? Fall 2021 is looking like a mighty hot cookbook season thanks to all the new releases coming from new authors as well as seasoned (pun-intended) pros.
Here’s the list of the most anticipated fall cookbooks to pre-order.
Maman: The Cookbook
If you’ve ever been to a Maman location, then you know it’s like a little slice of Paris in whatever city you happen to be in. The cafes are always charming and offer the finest treats and chic, Parisian vibes. With recipes ranging from breakfast to sweet treats like Banana Lavender Waffles with Vanilla Mascarpone, Roasted Delicata Squash, Hazelnut, and Taleggio Focaccia Tartine, as well as the iconic Nutty Chocolate Chip Cookie.
The debut cookbook from Toronto-based food blogger and recipe developer Devin Connell, Conveniently Delicious is all about showing you that spontaneous cooking is possible. All you need is a kitchen that’s stocked properly with the right basics, fresh produce, and shelf-stable items, and then your possibilities of creating in the kitchen can be endless. Coupled with Devin’s straightforward instructions, stunning photography, and easy yet impressive recipes, it’s safe to say that this cookbook will be in heavy rotation for quite some time.
One Tin Bakes Easy
If you loved the first One Tin Bakes cookbook from Great British Bake Off winner Edd Kimber, then you’ll fall even harder for One Tin Bakes Easy. Landing in your kitchen this October, this version takes easy to a whole new level as each of the 70 bakes can be made in one bowl or with just 5-ingredients. Additionally, there are also vegan and gluten-free recipes as well.
That Sounds So Good
Carla is back and I couldn’t be more excited to get my paws all over her new cookbook coming this fall, That Sounds So Good. While some cookbooks look stunning on your shelf, it saddens me when I learn that they’re just not always practical but don’t worry because it’s quite the opposite with Carla’s second book. No matter what mood you’re in and no matter what’s in your fridge and pantry, That Sounds So Good has something for you as the recipes are attainable and impressive at the same time thanks to Carla’s bold flavours and inventive ideas.
Earth to Table Bakes
Coming at the end of September is Earth to Table Bakes which is the perfect book for anyone looking to do some everyday baking at home. You’ll soon learn that with a well-stocked pantry of quality ingredients, you can whip up almost anything and everything like Strawberry Rhubarb Jam Croissants, Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Quiche, and Vanilla Brulée Cheesecake. The fresh and seasonal recipes will keep you going all year long and because they’re approachable, you’ll never feel out of your depth.
Celebrated TV chef, cookbook author and all-around foodie Mary Berg is back with Well Seasoned, which gives readers a peek into how she cooks over the course of a year. Folks can expect to be blessed with a wide variety of new recipes that range from easy weeknight meals to more elaborate weekend feasts, all in Mary’s iconic style. This is the perfect cookbook to pick up if you’re looking to get into seasonal cooking in fun and fresh ways.
Life Is What You Bake It
Winner of The Great American Baking Show, Vallery Lomas makes her debut with this baking cookbook filled with 100 recipes. Although her season on the show was never seen on TV due to it being pulled thanks to a judge being the centre of a #MeToo accusation, it’s not slowing Vallery down at all. Life Is What You Bake It includes recipes that tell us of her childhood in Louisiana but it also takes us with her to her new hometown of NYC and throughout her travels.
The Modern Larder
If you have a pantry filled with jars and pastes and flours you want to use more? Then The Modern Larder is the book you need to get your hands on. The book is filled with more than 260 recipes that highlight over 58 ingredients from capers, yuzu, anchovies, preserved lemons, and many more. Through The Modern Larder, you’ll learn how to harness the power of the pantry and see how just one ingredient can transform even the most basic of dishes!
Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple
Need some help in the gluten-free baking department? Well, Cannelle et Vanille’s Aran Goyoaga has your back because she is here to show you how delicious and un-complicated GF baking can be. The book is packed full of easy-to-follow recipes for breads, cakes, pies, tarts, biscuits, cookies, and even holiday baking. If that’s not enough, there are also dairy-free substitutions.
Under Coconut Skies
Did you know that the Philippines boasts 7,107 islands? The true number fluctuates with the tide but each shore has its own story. Filipino cuisine is characterized by a set of techniques, not dishes and Yasmin Newman’s Under Coconut Skies celebrates her travels to the Philippines and the nation’s other distant regions. Get ready to experience the bright and bold flavours and learn old and new recipes along with the history and how Filipinos eat.
From Gujarat, With Love
It’s never been easier to experience the West coast of India thanks to From Gujarat, With Love. The book’s recipes capture the sweet, spicy, and sour flavours that the region is famous for. You’ll quickly be enchanted by the recipes that range from street foods and classic small plates and everything in between. Vina has made these recipes accessible and easy-to-follow for home cooks everywhere — just wait until you try to decide between making Garlic Burnt Rice, Smoky Eggplant Curry, Green Chickpea Salad, or the Spinach Chaat!