Simple Cake: All You Need to Keep Your Friends and Family in Cake

Simple Cake by Odette Williams is a pretty simple cookbook. It consists of nine basic cake recipes as well as a recipe for meringue. You can easily change up the variations by adding different toppings or frostings to the cake. I made “Williams’ Chocolatey Chocolate Cake” with the added variation of the coffee to enhance the chocolate flavor. I also made the cherry compote and served it on the side of the cake. The recipe was very straightforward and easy to follow.

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The Essential Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Plant-Based Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

For vegans who enjoy the convenience of Instant Pot, The Essential Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook is an excellent choice. But instant it is not. This kitchen appliance, a programable electric pressure cooker is a modern version of the stove-top variety. To bring it to pressure, you wait for five to fifteen minutes then at the end of cooking a similar waiting time until it naturally releases the pressure.

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Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen

If one is looking for a cookbook with many delicious and exotic recipes, one will not be disappointed in buying this book, but it is so much more than that. This is also something of a travel book, a history book, and a social commentary wrapped around an exceptionally interesting cookbook. Author Yasmin Khan traveled to many Palestinian communities and visited the kitchens of several Palestinian people.

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Pantry and Palate: Remembering and Rediscovering Acadian Food

Author Simon Thibault has written a superb volume, Pantry and Palate. He documented the foods and culture of a small area of Atlantic Canada, the Acadian — which includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island — but he focused particularly on a small area of southwestern Nova Scotia with a large Acadian rural population. His research concentrated on old Acadian recipes from cookbooks and family recipes but also from memories of the foods he ate during his years growing up in that area.

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Cravings: Hungry for More

A lot of people will be drawn to this book for its beautiful cover and the celebrity status of the author. But don’t let that fool you because inside you will find loads of recipes that will make you want to get into the kitchen right away. It’s all about good food. Whether you want to feast on comfort food or try out some Thai-inspired noodles, this cookbook has it covered.

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The Healing Powers of Superfoods

There is no official list of superfoods, as any food is both beneficial and harmful to us. While this book contains recipes, it is intended to be more of a reference book than a cookbook. It is divided into six parts. With the exception of Part 2, each part contains one or two chapters that support Part 2.

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As Sweet As Can Be: A Vegan Candy Cookbook

Here is a very cute candy-making cookbook overwhelmed with fun illustrations, looking like a comic book. Author Annie Taylor created an unusual cookbook (presumably her own artistic creation) featuring her favorites: candy making. Since she is also a vegan avoiding all animal products (including only using a vegan pastry brush) thus A Vegan Candy Cookbook is for the rather limited cooks who like to make their own candies and are vegan.

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