Amish Cooking Class Cookbook: Over 200 Practical Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen

The term Amish conjures images of a lifestyle that is “traditional” and devoid of most modern conveniences. As a result, I was expecting “from scratch” recipes that may call for other ingredients that are “basic staples” (for example, in Middle Eastern cookbooks a recipe for hummus is provided if called for in other recipes). When the book arrived, it was spiral bound (to make it easier to lay flat) with glossy pages, making it ideal to use in the kitchen.

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The Holy Crap Cookbook: Sixty Wonderfully Healthy, Marvellously Delicious and Fantastically Easy Gluten-Free Recipes

It has long been said that necessity is the mother of invention. This is certainly true in the story of Corin and Brian Mullins, founders of HapiFoods. Corin, in an effort to find something good for her husband to eat, her husband who suffered terribly from food allergies, concocted a cereal that was not only good for her husband, but tasty and good to eat.

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The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook: 125 Organic and Farm-to-Fork Recipes from the Green Mountain State

Author Tracey Medeiros collected well over one hundred recipes from Vermont producers, farmers, cafés, bakeries, and restaurateurs and assembled them in her cookbook The Vermont Non-GMO Cookbook. Besides all ingredients being free from genetically modified organisms, most of them are organic and locally produced. Vermont cooks will appreciate and embrace this cookbook, though any home cook will find it a nice addition to the kitchen library.

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The China Study Family Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Bring Your Family to the Plant-Based Table

Giving a thoroughly misleading title to The China Study Family Cookbook is unfortunate. Readers presume this family cookbook is on Chinese cooking. Nevertheless, this purely vegan cookbook presents a collection of nice plant-based but not Chinese recipes. Author Del Stroufe suggests involving everyone in the family, including young children, in menu planning, meal preparation, and cooking. Whether this is realistic in your family is another question.

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The One Peaceful World Cookbook: Over 150 Vegan, Macrobiotic Recipes for Vibrant Health and Happiness

For cooks who are into macrobiotic cooking, Alex Jack and Sachi Kato’s cookbook One Peaceful World Cookbook is a great choice, with over one hundred-and-fifty macrobiotic/vegan recipes. Most recipes feature Japanese-style cooking and ingredients, but the authors also include other Asian selections. The recipes are all based on whole-food ingredients and insist on seven qualities: natural, organic, seasonal, ecological, unprocessed, locally grown, and sustainable.

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The Pumpkin Cookbook, 2nd Edition: 139 Recipes Celebrating the Versatility of Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash

With The Pumpkin Cookbook, you introduce a new, rarely used ingredient to your repertoire. As author Deedee Stovel points out, pumpkin is widely used in the kitchen but once or twice a year, during the holiday season. In this cookbook, she opens a new welcome dimension to cooking with pumpkin, and incorporates it into virtually every type of dish, from starters to beverages to desserts.

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Home Sausage Making, 4th Edition: From Fresh and Cooked to Smoked, Dried, and Cured: 100 Specialty Recipes

This fourth revised edition of Home Sausage Making by C.G Reavis and E. Battaglia is an excellent volume for any cook inclined to undertake the arduous task of making their own sausages. Sausage making is an art, and commercial sausage-makers keep their recipes and techniques a secret, yet with this volume you will be able to create your own.

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Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets (Cookbook Review)

Eat Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming is an amazing cookbook, especially because I have a dairy and egg allergy! I tried out a few recipes from the book because I really wanted to see if they were actually good compared to other dairy versions. So I set out to the task! These recipes were very well assembled and very nice and spread out so it wasn’t just one cuisine.

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The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy (Cookbook Review)

The Italian Farmer’s Table: Authentic Recipes and Local Lore from Northern Italy is more than just a cookbook. Although it is built around an intriguing collection of authentic regional recipes, it digs deeper to offer a glimpse inside everyday rural life in northern Italy. Its pages are filled with captivating descriptions of each regions’ distinct culinary identity and the unique individuals who bring it all to life.

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