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Japanese Home Cooking

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Japanese Home Cooking: Simple Meals, Authentic Flavors Cover Image
By Sonoko Sakai, Rick Poon (Photographs by)
$40.00
ISBN: 9781611806168
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Published: Roost Books - November 19th, 2019

I read this cookbook cover-to-cover! From profiles of USA-based seaweed harvesters and rice farmers that will inspire culinary-based travel to explanations of the history of dishes, to recipes and mouth-watering photos, this cookbook is enthralling and accessible. Next up: cooking my way through it! 

Marika


Chaat

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Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781984823885
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 6th, 2020

Chaat is one of my favorite foods and the number of combinations in this book is astounding. The pictures are gorgeous! If you're looking for a sweet, salty, tangy, spicy snack that will blow your mind and your tastebuds, buy this book. It's a perfect door into the culinary magic that is Indian food (beyond Chicken Tikka Masala, which was invented by the British...).

Janaea


Snacking Cakes

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Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593139660
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 27th, 2020

Recently I've been baking a treat for the week every Saturday morning (a practice I highly recommend). I'm not a particularly skilled baker, but every cake I've tried from this book has been easy and turned out perfectly, no stand mixer required. Arefi offers flavor variations for every recipe so the options are pretty endless - I can't wait to start baking with farmer's market produce in the spring and summer. Favorites so far are the Black- and Blueberry Ricotta Cake (p 36 - I used frozen berries and added some raspberries as well), and Almond Butter Banana Cake (p 87 - better than the best banana bread you've ever had).

Katie


A Taste of Heritage: Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicines

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A Taste of Heritage: Crow Indian Recipes and Herbal Medicines (At Table ) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780803293533
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Published: Bison Books - October 1st, 2006

This book by Alma Hogan Snell, has recipes included, but even richer than the food, are the stories that come from Native American culture. With November comes gratitude and reflection, so this year, I am reflecting on the change that needs to happen in the United States and where that begins. For me, I'm starting with my Thanksgiving dinner table and doing away with the colonized tradition and starting anew by going back to the past with indigenous recipes.

Sinny


Sweet Home Café Cookbook

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Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking Cover Image
By NMAAHC, Jessica B. Harris (Contributions by), Albert Lukas (Contributions by), Jerome Grant (Contributions by), Lonnie G. Bunch III (Preface by)
$29.95
ISBN: 9781588346407
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Published: Smithsonian Books - October 23rd, 2018

 

There is a lot of African American history and culture packed in this cookbook and one of my favourite parts is the stories behind each recipe. Learning about cultures that provide us with our favourite foods today is necessary. The history and recipes are there, but it's up to us to put in the work. Recipes I recommend (so far): Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Hibiscus & Ginger Sweet Tea, and Sweet Potato Pie!

Sinny


Wild Fermentation

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Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods, 2nd Edition Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781603586283
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - August 19th, 2016

 

I’ve picked up this book every weekend for the past few months as I check ratios or timing for one of the many ferments currently bubbling away. If you’re looking to use your radish and carrot tops, preserve your farmer’s market bounty, or make something salty for those hot, sweaty days, this is the fermentation handbook!

Marika


Love Real Food

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Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body: A Cookbook Cover Image
$27.50
ISBN: 9781623367411
Availability: Available at Wholesaler
Published: Rodale Books - May 16th, 2017

Full of very accessible but always interesting and flavorful vegetarian recipes. Lately I've been cooking from this book or the author's blog, Cookie and Kate, multiple times per week. My favorites are the sweet potato black bean enchiladas and chickpea tikka masala, both of which use a lot of pantry staples!


 

Katie


Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food

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Judy Joo's Korean Soul Food: Authentic dishes and modern twists Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780711251670
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Published: White Lion Publishing - October 7th, 2019

 

This cookbook blends west with east and whilst there's a new twist on modern Korean recipes, you will fill find Korean staple recipes as well. Chef, Judy Joo, has a lot of fun blending flavours using accessible ingredients. The KFC (Korean fried chicken) wings recipe is the real deal. Looking for an easy weeknight meal? Try the kimchi mac 'n cheese. (#BTSARMY)

 

Sinny


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