From Chinese meals with a contemporary twist and mouthwatering Italian cuisine to the intricate art of charcuterie, the mastery of breadmaking, and the whimsical realm of sandwich cookies, we’ve picked out five of the latest cookbooks worth adding to the kitchen shelf.
Bao Family: Recipes from the eight culinary regions of China, by Celine Chung
Bao Family celebrates bao and other Chinese classics with a contemporary twist through recipes that span the eight culinary regions of China. Stocked with recipes sharing their love of bao as well as other Chinese dishes, the Bao Family cookbook symbolises the bridge between two cultures: the traditions of China and the modernity of Parisian
life. Perfect for fans of Fuchsia Dunlop, Kwoklyn Wan, and Ken Hom.
Through over 80 classic yet accessible and playful recipes, Celine Chung and her family push back against Chinese cooking stereotypes and pay tribute to its diversity and regionality. Expect an explosion of flavour, with recipes for pancakes, chilli chicken salad, dim sum, spring rolls, hot-and-sour soup, sweet-and-sour fish, Cantonese fried rice, and of course bao buns – that perfectly fluffy finger food that feeds a crowd, and can be tailored with all sorts of delicious
Eataly, Contemporary Italian Cooking by Oscar Farinetti
Delicious modern Italian recipes from the world’s largest and most prestigious Italian marketplace. This beautiful and acclaimed cookbook, created in collaboration with Eataly, one of the greatest Italian food brands, features 300 landmark recipes highlighting the best of contemporary Italian home cooking.
Excellent, fail-safe recipes and new ideas are presented in a sophisticated package, making this a must-have book for everyone wanting to learn about how Italians cook today.
Charcuterie: Pâtés, Terrines, Savory Pies from FERRANDI Paris
This complete cooking course on charcuterie, written by the world-renowned culinary school’s experienced teaching team of chefs, features everything you need to know to create delicious terrines, pâtés, pies, and other charcuterie dishes.
It includes 35 techniques explained in more than 200 step-by-step instructions, to prepare sausages, debone and fillet fish, or decorate a pâté en croûte, and 70 recipes organized by category: pies, tarts, and pâtés en croûte; pâtés and terrines;
rillettes and pulled meats and fish; stuffed dishes; and cooked charcuterie.
The Bread Book: 60 artisanal recipes for the home baker by Eric Kayser
The Bread Book is packed with step-by-step photography, demystifying even the most complex breadmaking processes in an easy-to-follow and accessible style.
Readers will discover the art of baking with heritage flours made from wheat and other grains such as lentils and quinoa. Whether it’s a classic baguette, a wholesome hemp bread,or a multigrain buckwheat and seed loaf, this collection of 60 tried and tested recipes will prove an indispensable resource for novice and seasoned bakers alike.
Stuffed: The Sandwich Cookie Book by Heather Mubarak
Double the cookie, double the fun.
Ice cream sandwiches, ‘whoopie’ pies, macarons, homemade Oreos—this irresistible baking book has recipes for all these delicious sandwich cookies and plenty more. From Browned Butter Blondie blog creator Heather Mubarak, Stuffed features 65 mix-and-match cookie sandwiches for every occasion and craving, including both sweet and savory bakes that range from childhood classics with a twist. It’s a yes from us.
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