Feeding The Hungry Ghost

As an ardent carnivore, not to mention global grilling fanatic, I picked up this ode to vegan joy with skepticism. Imagine my surprise to be rewarded with a thoughtful meditation on cooking with conscience, mindful eating, community connection, and some really good, 100 percent animal-free food. In the best culinary memoir tradition, Ellen Kanner turns her kitchen into an observatory of the human condition. ‘Change what you eat, then...

How The Gringos Stole Tequila

Best of 2015 cocktail (and spirits) books: "'How the Gringos Stole Tequila' [is] a lively exploration of the heritage, culture, practices and politics that shape Mexico's most famous export. Martineau introduces producers using traditional agricultural and distillation methods, shows readers why they're worth preserving, and outlines the challenges facing anyone concerned with the quality and sustainability of tequila, mezcal and oth...

Making Artisan Cheesecake

Chef Melanie Underwood is a culinary expert on both the sweet and savory sides of cooking. As a teacher, no matter what the class or cuisine--the breadth and depth of the topics she is able to teach is very broad--Melanie is focused on having her students enhance flavor, improve their technical understanding of the cooking process, and expand their love of food. Her book Making Artisan Cheesecakedelivers on all three, offering an ins...

Fried Chicken

An irresistible cookbook featuring more than 50 family-friendly fried chicken recipes--including classic Southern, globally influenced, and skillet- and deep-fried variations. Fried chicken is comfort food at its finest. Served alongside a biscuit, atop waffles, or just on its own, fried chicken is one of the most universally loved foods around. In Fried Chicken, Southern chef Rebecca Lang collects 50 of the most tantalizing, crowd-p...

Brilliant Bread

James Morton was surely the people's favorite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series—with his Fairisle jumpers and eccentric showstoppers, this soft-spoken Scottish medical student won the viewers' hearts, if not the trophy. James's real passion is bread-making. He is fascinated by the science of it, the taste of it, the making of it. And in Brilliant Bread he communicates that passion to everyone, demystifying the often dauntin...

The Amazing Make-ahead Baby Food Book

You can prepare three months’ worth of healthy, homemade baby food in just three one-hour blocks of time! Perfect for busy parents, Dr. Lisa Barrangou’s innovative plan features instructions for preparing, freezing, and effortlessly combining puree “building blocks” into quick, tasty meals. With fun combinations like Peachy Strawberry Salad, Coconutty Mango Lassi, Plum-Gingered Brocco-Quinoa, and Purple Papaya Flax Yogurt, The Amazin...

You're Grown - Now You Can Cook

Cooking has not only been my obsession and creative outlet, but also my greatest pleasure for as long as I can remember. Way before the food craze, when most of my friends were pouring over Cosmopolitan Magazine, I spent my time engrossed in the latest issue of Gourmet. In my first college apartment I discovered the thrill of entertaining friends with dinner parties, brunches, picnics – well just any excuse to cook. I also discovered...

Gluten-free And Vegan Holidays: Celebrating The Year With Simple, Satisfying Recipes And Menus

Katzinger's expertise sets this book apart. As founder of the Flying Apron Bakery in Seattle and author of Flying Apron's Gluten-Free and Vegan Baking Book, Katzinger bucks the stereotype of gluten-free baking as boring and tasteless.  Her recipes...would be welcome on anyone's holiday table, whether the host is vegan, gluten-free, or just hungry. Katzinger also includes tips on where to source specialty ingredients (just in case you...

Delicious Dips

Diane Morgan -- the diva of dips and champion of chips -- has created more than 50 recipes for everyone's dipping and dunking party favorites. Guests will make a beeline for lip-buzzing salsas scooped up with crispy tortilla triangles. Onion dip made ​​from scratch is even better with homemade potato chips. And how about crunchy Parmesan Breadsticks for dunking into a butternut squash with creme fraiche? Simple "Dip Do-Aheads" make p...