The Seasonal Kitchen: Farm-Fresh Ingredients Enhance 165 Recipes

There are so many cookbooks on the market, it is really hard to find a way to stand out, but author Kerry Dunnington may have found a way. First, this recipe book has 165 fresh, new recipes in a fairly slim volume. That is a lot more than most cookbooks. Secondly, most recipes include a fun and interesting little story about how it came to be. Thirdly, every conceivable course is covered with eight sections — Happy Hour, Soup du Jour, What’s for Dinner?, Vegetarian Side Dishes, Breads, Embellishments, Morning Meals, and the Grand Finale.

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Farm to Table Asian Secrets: Vegan & Vegetarian Full-Flavored Recipes for Every Season

Vegans and vegetarians are becoming mainstream. While Asian restaurants have always been more accommodating than, say, barbecue or hamburger joints, good cookbooks with manageable Asian recipes are just now putting in an appearance. Patricia Tanumihardj’s Farm to Table Asian Secrets blends flavors, pays deference to our healthy lifestyle aspirations, and comes with valuable sidebar tips.

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Keto Meal Prep by FlavCity: 125+ Low Carb Recipes That Actually Taste Good

Millions of people have jumped on the Keto diet wagon. The big problem is Americans love certain foods that are high in carbohydrates, the big no-no of the Keto diet. How to be successful on the Keto diet without feeling incredibly deprived is a question many try to answer. Bobby and Dessi Parrish have put together a wonderful new cookbook with one-hundred-and-twenty-five recipes that are low-carb and tasty AND have the added bonus of being designed for batch cooking, allowing people to make enough food for several meals.

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Sushi Art Cookbook: The Complete Guide to Kazari Maki Sushi

It is uncertain what readership Ken Kawasumi envisioned for his book Sushi Art Cookbook. Professional sushi chefs or advanced home cooks? He states that his creations have “intricate details that require particular techniques.” Home cooks proficient in making sushi rolls with ease may attempt some of Kawasumi’s beautiful rolls, but they should be warned that they need to be artistic and allow plenty of time to create one of the recipes. Not many sushi chefs would benefit from this cookbook as even for professionals, these techniques are quite time consuming–something few sushi restaurants are able to afford.

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Models Do Eat: More Than 100 Recipes for Eating Your Way to a Beautiful, Healthy You

There are several cookbooks available today, but this one distinguishes itself by focusing on health and leveraging models to share their stories and eating habits. The result is a book of recipes, arranged by a model, and a mélange of diet fads in vogue today. The book starts with a discussion on healthy foods, focusing on fresh and healthy choices. It asserts that once the focus is on health, the need to limit carbs, count calories, or other such activity is not needed. After that come the recipes, about ten for each model.

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The Burger Lab: The Art and Science of the Perfect Burger

You open the first page and up pops a picture of a folded hamburger like in children’s pop-up books. That’s your first clue that you are dealing with a highly unusual production of a cookbook in Burger Lab. In fact, it’s an awesome book by the restaurateur Daniel Wilson. Illustrations, mainly uniquely styled photos but also sketches, are so remarkable that this book should be on display to be admired. The text and recipes are equal matches in excellence.

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Food of the Italian South

If you would like to have a book about Southern Italy, but you have trouble deciding if you would like a history book or a book of beautiful photographs, or maybe a book that discusses cultural geography, but you’d also like to have a cookbook, this is the book for you. Author Katie Parla has managed to put together a most delightful book that combines all of the above into one gorgeous book filled with 85 mouth-watering recipes.

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Healthy Pasta: The Sexy, Skinny, and Smart Way to Eat Your Favorite Food

Presenting one hundred pasta recipes in Healthy Pasta, this book give you no shortage of recipes to your liking and within your budget. Most of the ingredients are readily available in any grocery store, but not so with the pasta choices. You will be scratching your head for some ingredients (ricotta salata for grating, Sicilian oregano on the stalk). A good Italian grocery store is a must to find many of pasta shapes, such as bucatini, cavatappi, or mezze rigatoni, and authors J. Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali give no substitutes.

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Cheesecake Love: Inventive, Irresistible, and Super-Easy Cheesecake Desserts for Every Day

Jocelyn Brubaker has had a life-long love affair with baking. Through the years, that developed into an overwhelming love for cheesecake. She decided she would find ways to incorporate cheesecake into many different desserts. She was kind enough to put together over 75 of her favorite recipes into a very beautiful book with plenty of helpful extras in it. Brubaker has an introduction to her cooking and blogging life, then an overview of the equipment one should have to make all these wonderful recipes, a section on basic baking tips, and a series of recipes for basics such as brownies, pie crust, lemon curd, and caramel dip or topping, which is YUM! Sections with 12 cheesecake and 9 no-bake cheesecake recipes follow. Don’t miss the Caramel Pecan Cheesecake.

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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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