Cookbooks & Resources

Great Books for Dads Who Love to Cook

If Dad loves to spend time in the kitchen, complete his Father’s Day with a new cookbook for his collection. It is a gift that the whole family can enjoy. 1. Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste Amazing; $27, amazon.com 2. Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven; $12, barnesandnoble.com 3. […]

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Foodie-Friendly Reads (and Listens) for the Long Weekend

We’re getting the last little bit of work done around here before we all take off for the long weekend. Whether your Memorial Day weekend plans call for backyard cookouts, a breezy swing in a hammock, or a lazy beach day (I’ll take a little of each, please!), we hope you find some time to settle down with a good […]

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Healthy Cinco de Mayo Recipes from Sarah Adler’s Simply Real Health

Seattle-based lifestyle and food blogger Sarah Adler recently released her very first cookbook, The Simply Real Health Cookbook: Easy Food Recipes for a Healthy Life, Made Simple. (She writes a healthy food blog by the same name.) In addition to blogging and eating food (of course), Sarah is nutrition coach for clients and shares her strategies for healthier living. Her recipes really […]

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Cookbook Corner: Salsas and Moles by Deborah Schneider

Cookbook: Salsas and Moles  Author: Deborah Schneider   Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and whether you’re getting prepped for the festive event or just looking for a delicious round of salsas to top tacos with, this book is just for you. You’ll find a variety of recipes that a beginning cook can master with ease. Schneider offers fun, […]

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Books for Cooks: Vegetables Are the New Meat

A proper roast chicken once signaled the skill of a cook; now the marker is a roasted carrot. Led by chefs and inspired by their relationships with farmers, this cultural shift reflects an evolution of American cuisine as we return to our agricultural roots. Home cooks, take note: These new books will inspire a lifetime of farmers’ market meals.

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Best of Luck to Our James Beard Award Nominee and Cookbook Author Keith Schroeder

UPDATE: Keith and Cooking Light Mad Delicious won a James Beard Foundation Book Award! Congratulations to Keith, his editors at Oxmoor House, and everyone who worked on this fabulous book! The James Beard Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards Dinner will be held tonight at Chelsea Piers in New York City. A veritable who’s who of the food journalism world will be wining, dining, and […]

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Cookbook Corner: New England Farmgirl by Jessica Robinson

After diving into the recipes in Jessica Robinson’s new book, I’ve officially become a wannabe farmgirl. In “New England Farmgirl: Recipes & Stories From a Farmer’s Daughter,” Robinson makes it sound (and look) idyllic—canning tomato sauce and harvesting fresh corn; tapping maple trees during sugaring season; watching fireflies from grandpa’s screened-in porch. And while I can’t very well re-create my suburban childhood, […]

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Books for Cooks: Breakfast by George Weld

Ten years ago, George Weld opened Egg, a happy, no-nonsense restaurant serving honest Southern breakfast to the groggy denizens of Brooklyn. Weld’s elegant new book shares his formula for sunny breakfast fare like biscuits, eggs, grains, and hash, including a standout smoked bluefish version. Rizzoli, $35, 208 pages Buy Breakfast by George Weld.

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Books for Cooks: Pasta By Hand, by Jenn Louis

We’re big Jenn Louis fans here, and we also love homemade pasta, so when the Portland chef put out her new cookbook, Pasta By Hand, late last month, we were ecstatic. Her book delivers more than 60 hand-shaped pasta dishes, authentic to their Italian regional origins, but perfectly accessible for the home cook. She has smartly narrowed the scope of […]

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Books for Cooks: Mastering Pasta

You may not make fresh pasta often, but you’re richly rewarded when you do. Newbies and pasta pros alike will benefit from chef Marc Vetri‘s in-depth tutorial on forming dough, rolling, saucing, and everything in between. Vetri’s praises aren’t sung nearly enough outside his home base of Philadelphia, though just this week it was announced he’s a nominee for Outstanding Chef in […]

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