The farms, forests, and lakes that surround Toronto are invaluable resources for local and sustainable ingredients (and a good bit of foraging, too). Following on the heels of the bestselling cookbook, Toronto Cooks, the highly anticipated Toronto Eats is a multicultural spectrum of the city's countless cultures from Mumbai chili crab to okonomiyaki. Boasting over 100 signature recipes from 50 amazing chefs, it is a gorgeous illustration of this city's food scene, featuring chef-tested recipes from the most talented toques, as well as their stories. Best of all, the recipes are designed with the home cook in mind and can be re-created at home with ease. The world really can appear on a dinner plate.
100 SIGNATURE RECIPES FROM THE CITY'S BEST RESTAURANTS
Grilled Cheese Kitchen
By Heidi Gibson, Nate Pollak
Melted cheese between slices of toasted bread-the ultimate in comfort food. This mouthwatering cookbook features 39 grilled cheese recipes created by Heidi Gibson, winner of seven grilled cheese championships and the co-owner (with husband Nate) of the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco. The classic Mousetrap is dripping with three kinds of cheese. The Piglet wows with its thinly sliced ham and sharp cheddar. And grilled cheese makes a great breakfast-just add an egg! With40 additional recipes for great accompaniments and side dishes-including hearty soups, many varieties of mac & cheese, spicy pickles, and tangy spreads-plus tips on choosing the best bread and cheese and techniques for grilling each sandwich at just the right temperature, anyone can create the perfect grilled cheese sandwich.
The Chicken Soup Manifesto
By Jenn Louis
Celebrating the universal joy of chicken soup.
This is a celebration of one of the most widely interpreted, and beloved dishes the world over. With more than 100 recipes dedicated to this one special, often humble, meal, James Beard-nominee Jenn Louis shows readers how chicken soup is not only a source of heart-warming sustenance, but also a cure-all and the ultimate expression of love.
With chapters broken down by region and country, The Chicken Soup Manifesto includes everything from Algerian Chorba Bayda, Colombian and Panamanian Sancocho and Thai Kao Tom Gai to Spanish Sopa de Picadillo. Along with the recipes, Jenn also covers essential chicken know-how, from selecting and storing, to stock 101 and brining. The book is fully photographed with a design that establishes it as a collectible object as much as a hard-working guide to the world''s favorite soup.
How to be Vegan and Keep Your Friends
By Annie Nichols
You''re being healthy, considerate to the planet and compassionate toward animals - so why is it so hard to navigate life as a vegan? From going out for dinner, to staying in with friends, it can be a challenge to cook, eat and socialize vegan in a world of carnivores. How to be Vegan and Keep Your Friends arms you with 50 recipes you can cook for yourself, your friends and your family (without hearing any complaints!), as well as tips, tricks, and hacks for being a better, more easygoing vegan.
Five Ingredient Vegan
By Katy Beskow
From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It''s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.
Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks - even if you''re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local grocery store and with a list of pantry essentials, plus helpful tips throughout, you''ll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.
With 100 recipes covering Basics (Baba ganoush, 3-ingredient beer bread, Citrus tabbouleh, Green apple salsa), Soups (Lemony super greens, Country lentil pottage, Spicy noodle soup, Pantry minestrone), Lunches (Santorini tomato fritters, Welsh rarebit stuffed potatoes, Spicy bean and avocado wraps, Spinach pancakes), Suppers (Baked aubergine with dukkah, Roasted cherry tomato risotto, Pumpkin and sage macaroni, Pear and butterbean traybake), and Sweets (Carrot cake porridge, Zesty bread and butter pudding, Coconut panna cotta, Blood orange granita), you too can get maximum flavour with minimal fuss - all with just five ingredients.
The Yoga Plate
By Tamai Dodge, Victoria Dodge
"The Yoga Platebrings us compassion and living right for our families, our planet and our animals-a beautiful offering for good all around." -Julie Piatt and Rich Roll, bestselling authors, wellness leaders, chefs, and podcast hosts
Discover 108 nourishing and delicious vegan recipes in the first modern cookbook to marry yoga''s principle ofahimsawith nutrition
We take a lot of care when it comes to choosing the proper clothing for yoga, the right accessories, the best studio-but primary to these considerations is an often overlooked yet vital component of practice: our diet. How we eat might be the most important aspect of an effective practice. How we eat is a huge component to the practice because it represents how we treat and nourish ourselves. By changing the way we eat physically and consciously, we can put ourselves on the path to greater well-being.
In The Yoga Plate, LA-based yoga power couple Tamal and Victoria Dodge introduce readers to the philosophy of yoga as it is reflected in our eating choices. The 108 recipes are designed according to the concept of ahimsa, or non-harm. "Consciously or not, we can cause a lot of harm with our eating habits," explain the authors. "Living with ahimsa means we try to cause the least harm possible to all living creatures."
Each recipe takes you through your daily practice of yoga, starting with "Morning Meditations," where you''ll find smoothies and breakfasts to fuel and power you through the day; "A Plate Full of Prana," with snacks, soups, and salads to revitalize your system; "A Bowl Full of Yin," with recipes to help cultivate a centered mood; and "Sweet Savasana" for restorative and beneficial dessert options.
A well-rounded yoga practice includes a conscious approach to the things we eat. With The Yoga Plate, readers can make each meal a sacred activity to support both our practice and well-being.
Gather, A Dirty Apron Cookbook
By David Robertson
Bestselling chef David Robertson, of The Dirty Apron Cooking School, is back with a stunningly designed book of new recipes for the home cook and the whole family The Dirty Apron Cooking School has taught thousands of Canadians to cook. In this anticipated follow-up to his bestselling Dirty Apron Cookbook, David Robertson''s latest book celebrates the simple pleasures of cooking food for friends and family. Gather features an enticing collection of 80 delicious recipes designed to be shared, whether on platters or heaped high in big bowls, and served with care, generosity and a lot of love. From crème brûlée French toast, to a salmon, spinach and fennel Wellington, to beef tenderloin with salsa verde and honey-roasted vegetables, these crowd-pleasing recipes are super approachable and bursting with flavour. David includes more options for plant-based and gluten-free diets and introduces some new techniques to the mix. After all, good cooking is all about coaxing flavours out of your ingredients, and if you get the techniques down, you''ll have success in the kitchen and see big smiles around the table. No matter the skill level, home cooks can learn how to cook with more confidence so they spend less time in the kitchen and more around the dining table with friends and family. Gather gets to the heart of cooking and is an indispensable addition to any food lover''s library.
Essential Ottolenghi: A Collection
By Yotam Ottolenghi
Experience Yotam Ottolenghi's wholly original approach to Middle Eastern-inspired, vegetable-centric cooking with over 280 recipes in an exclusive boxed set of the beloved New York Times bestselling cookbooks, Plenty More and Ottolenghi Simple, in paperback for the first time.
From powerhouse chef and author (with over 4 million book copies sold) Yotam Ottolenghi comes this exclusive collection of two fan favourites in collectible paperback covers. These visually stunning books feature over 280 recipes--spanning every meal, from breakfast to dessert, including snacks and sides--showcasing Yotam's trademark dazzling, boldly flavoured, Middle Eastern cooking style.
Full of weeknight winners, for vegetarians and omnivores alike, such as Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za'atar, Polenta Chips with Avocado and Yogurt, Lamb and Feta Meatballs, Baked Orzo with Mozzarella and Oregano, and Halvah Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Roasted Peanuts. Essential Ottolenghi includes:
Plenty More: More than 150 dazzling recipes emphasize spices, seasonality, and bold flavors. Organized by cooking method, from inspired salads to hearty main dishes and luscious desserts. This visually stunning collection will change the way you cook and eat vegetables.
Ottolenghi Simple: These 130 streamlined recipes packed with Yotam's famous flavours, are all simple in at least (and often more than) one way: made in thirty minutes or less, with ten or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals.
Perfect Pan Pizza
By Peter Reinhart
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BYFOOD NETWORK
An in-depth guide to pan pizza from baking authority Peter Reinhart, including achievable recipes for making Detroit-, Sicilian-, and Roman-style pan pizzas and focaccias in a home oven.
This new book from bread legend Peter Reinhart is a lushly photographed ode to the pan pizza, a doughy, crispy, crowd-pleasing version of everyone's favorite food that is easy to make in a home oven without specialty equipment like stones and peels. Starting with recipes for three master doughs that can be made with commercial yeast, as well as a brief intro to sourdough starters, Perfect Pan Pizza illustrates how to make several styles of pan pizza including Detroit-style "deep pan" pizza, focaccia and schiacciata, and Roman and Sicilian styles through step-by-step photographs. The pizzas include classic toppings like pepperoni and mushrooms, as well as an exciting variety of recipes like the sandwich-inspired Philly-style Roast Pork and Broccoli Rabe; Reuben pizza; Bacon and Egg with Tomato and Arugula Pizza; Blue Cheese, Balsamic Onion Marmalade, and Walnut Focaccia; and Rosemary Garlic Potato, Baby Kale, and Prosciutto Pizza Al Taglio. With unique recipes, plenty of informative FAQs for beginners, and a permissive and inspiring tone, this book will appeal to both experienced bread bakers and novice home pizza makers alike.
Living High Off The Hog
By Michael Olsen
A carnivore's love letter to one of the most versatile, affordable and tasty types of meat: pork.
After 30 years as a professional chef, Michael Olson knows how to get the most out of his food. These days, he's also a teacher and dinner-maker-in-chief, so he understands what home cooks are looking for when it's time to eat.
In Living High Off the Hog, Michael shares his wealth of knowledge and over 100 of his favourite pork recipes. First, he gives you a rundown on everything you need to know about pork--how to buy, store, butcher and prep various cuts, along with special sections on deli meats, charcuterie and BBQ. From there, he shares his must-have pantry items and most-used cooking techniques to set you up for success as you work through four extensive recipe chapters: The Deli Counter, Ground and Diced, Chops and Steaks and Roasts and Big Cuts. With recipes like Bacon Okonomiyaki, Caramelized Chili Pork with Peanuts & Lime, Schnitzel and Crispy Pork Belly, you'll find a huge variety of tastes and textures to explore. For special occasions, you can dig deep into the low-and-slow world of BBQ and experiment with one of his recipes for ribs, learn a new skill with a porchetta roast, or go hog wild and try your hand at roasting a whole pig.
With Michael's expert guidance, sense of humour and warm encouragement, you'll find recipes and learn techniques to cook familiar classics, as well as expand beyond your regular repertoire with exciting new ideas for all cuts of pork.
Whether he's cooking a laid-back meal with his wife, fellow chef Anna Olson, or entertaining a large group, Michael's main goal is to create simple yet delicious dishes from scratch, and enjoy them with those he loves. For Michael, that's what "living high off the hog" is--the good life of combining good food and great company around your table.
By Bill Kim
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST • A casual and practical guide to grilling with Korean-American flavors from chef Bill Kim of Chicago's award-winning bellyQ restaurants, with 80 recipes tailored for home cooks with suitable substitutions for hard-to-find ingredients.
Born in Korea but raised in the American Midwest, chef Bill Kim brings these two sensibilities together in Korean BBQ, translating Korean flavors for the American consumer in a way that is friendly and accessible. This isn't a traditional Korean cookbook but a Korean-American one, based on gatherings around the grill on weeknights and weekends.
Kim teaches the fundamentals of the Korean grill through flavor profiles that can be tweaked according to the griller's preference, then gives an array of knockout recipes. Starting with seven master sauces (and three spice rubs), you’ll soon be able to whip up a whole array of recipes, including Hoisin and Yuzu Edamame, Kimchi Potato Salad, Kori-Can Pork Chops, Seoul to Buffalo Shrimp, BBQ Spiced Chicken Thighs, and Honey Soy Flank Steak. From snacks and drinks to desserts and sides, Korean BBQ has everything you need to for a fun and delicious time around the grill.
Chinese Takeout Cookbook
By Kwonklyn Wan
Chinese is one of our favourite takeout foods - and it''s those nostalgic, comfort-food creations that really get people salivating. Now you can make your favourite Chinese restaurant classics at home with Kwoklyn Wan''s fabulous Chinese Takeout Cookbook . The book features 70 classic dishes, everything from sweet and sour chicken to char siu, wonton soup to chop suey, egg-fried rice to crispy seaweed - and most of them can be on the table in 20 minutes or less. Cook up a storm at home with Kwoklyn''s fabulous take on food from the takeout.
Chefs Eat Melts Too
By Darren Purchese
Chefs Eat Toasties Too is a celebration of that most enduring of comfort foods, the toasted sandwich - but taken to new heights by internationally renowned chef Darren Purchese.
While crafting elaborate dessert and pastry confections by day, by night Darren secretly perfects the art of the toasted sandwich. In this book, he reveals 50 of his masterful creations: from the the perfect Maple Bacon, Pear & Camembert on Sourdough, to his Pulled Pork, Fennel Slaw & Chilli Mayo Sliders on Brioche Buns. He has also developed sweet recipes for the ultimate in comforting indulgence, such as Dark Chocolate, Olive Oil & Salt on Olive Bread, Apple, Vanilla & Lemon Parcels and Salted Caramel on Sourdough. For those wishing to take their toasties to truly cheffy heights, there are even recipes to make the condiments from scratch, including pear dressing, pickled onions & chutney, chilli caramelised onions, vanilla cherries and rose raspberries.
Chefs Eat Toasties Too caters for all manner of cooking methods: from grill, to pan, to sandwich press, to oven. Now, the guiltiest foodie pleasure can be perfected with pride!
Green Kitchen At Home
David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
In Green Kitchen at Home, bestselling authors and bloggers David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl are back, this time with simple yet delicious recipes that can be cooked during a busy week, and will allow you to sneak more vegetables into your diet. This book makes vegetarian food a little more accessible, and features wholesome food that everyone, including meat-eaters, will love. Recipes are smartly composed so they are easy to make. David and Luise will show how to add more vegetables into all kinds of dishes, from breakfast pancakes to bread and desserts. And for the first time, they will even feature shortcuts - how a recipe can be made even easier to using store-bought pesto or canned beans if you''re time-poor, or how various vegetables or other ingredients can be substituted. There will also be weekend dinner recipes that take a little more time and more ingredients, and a clever section on batch recipes that can double as a building block for more meals throughout the week will make your life so much easier. With stunning photography and food styling, as well as personal anecdotes and images shot by David, Green Kitchen at Home shares modern and inspiring vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes.
Smith & Deli-cious
You know it''s good when there''s always a line around the block. Smith & Deli is the world''s best vegan deli, a Melbourne gem that outgrew its bricks from day one.
Fortunately for you, these pages help you skip the queue and go right to the good stuff: mac and cheese, spanakopita, mince pies, doughnuts and more.
From the creatives who brought you the innovative Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan), chef Shannon Martinez and business partner, Mo Wyse, are proud to present: Smith & Deli-cious: Food From Our Deli (That Happens to be Vegan) - an insight into the hundreds of DELIcious dishes the deli turns out regularly as well as a sneak peek into their thriving community.
Ditch your bland, preconceived notions. This is DELIcious food. Vegan or not.
The Yoga Kitchen Plan
By Kimberley Parsons
The Yoga Kitchen Plan is a soulful journey towards finding your best, most authentic self where a quiet mind and overall sense of calm is the ultimate goal. Through the use of non-stimulating foods, the plan helps the reader reach a state of bliss and tranquility each day. The book starts by explaining the body''s chakra system and how this is integral to a yogic lifestyle. The core of the book is the simple, 7-day plan which incorporates breathing exercises, meditations, basic yoga practice, daily tasks, and then a selection of recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that target each of your 7 chakras to take you through a whole week. The 65 recipes follow a sattvic (pure) food model - this means that the food is lacto-vegetarian i.e. fruit, vegetables and dairy predominate while stimulating foods that unsettle the mind are excluded, such as eggs, garlic, onion and caffeine. Examples include Raspberry and Apple Bircher with Pistachio Confetti, Blueberry and Basil Kombucha with Poached Pear and Rhubarb, Feta Whipped Ricotta with Balsamic, Fennel, Beetroot and Orange Salad, and Smoky Grilled Romaine Lettuce, Corn and Black Bean Salad.