My husband is a great cook. Not only does he do the majority of the cooking (thank you D), but he is also a great partner when we are preparing meals together. Thankfully I’m also friends with some talented cooks, so mealtimes with them are always something to look forward to. We are slowly growing our library of cookbooks, which we often refer to for information and inspiration. These are some other cookbooks that I would like to add to the collection.
The Kinfolk Table – a recipe book for small gatherings from the creators behind Kinfolk is being released in November 2013. If the beautiful layouts and delicious recipes in the magazine is anything to go by I’m sure this cookbook will be a treat.
“The Kinfolk Table, a cookbook from the creators of the magazine, with profiles of 45 tastemakers who are cooking and entertaining in a way that is beautiful, uncomplicated, and inexpensive. Each of these home cooks, artisans, bloggers, chefs, writers, bakers, crafters has provided one to three of the recipes they most love to share with others, whether they be simple breakfasts for two, one-pot dinners for six, or a perfectly composed sandwich for a solo picnic”
The beautiful cover for the Swedish cookbook Faviken initially peaked my interest, but its contents didn’t disappoint either. The book is an interesting read providing unusual insights into regional and seasonal food philosophies.
“Faviken is an exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants: Faviken Magasinet in Sweden. Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain head chef Magnus Nilsson’s remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them.”
Fresh & Easy: What to Cook and How to Cook It by Jane Hornby is another well designed cookbook focusing on “cooking simple, tasty dishes, using fresh and wholesome ingredients”. Sounds good to me.
The Sprouted Kitchen is one of my favourite food blogs, which features beautiful photography and delicious, whole food recipes without using a self-righteous tone that most health-orientated food blogs often have.
“Sara Forte is a food-loving, wellness-craving veggie enthusiast who relishes sharing a wholesome meal with friends and family. The Sprouted Kitchen features 100 of her most mouthwatering recipes. Richly illustrated by her photographer husband, Hugh Forte, this bright, vivid book celebrates the simple beauty of seasonal foods with original recipes—plus a few favorites from her popular Sprouted Kitchen food blog tossed in for good measure.”
Yotam Ottolenghi is the chef behind the popular restaurant chain Ottolenghi and a contributor to The Guardian’s food column. I own his first recipe book Ottolenghi (thanks Terence and Jelena!) and I’ve loved every recipe I’ve made so far. Jerusalem is the third cookbook released by Ottolenghi in conjunction with Sami Tamimi.
“Jerusalem sets 100 of Yotam and Sami’s inspired, accessible recipes within the cultural and religious melting pot of this diverse city. With culinary influences coming from its Muslim, Jewish, Arab, Christian and Armenian communities and with a Mediterranean climate, the range of ingredients and styles is stunning.”
Barrafina is a restaurant located in London’s bustling Soho district run by Sam and Eddie Hart. Their cookbook documents the Spanish-style tapas that they have become renowned for from a simple tortilla to more complex and hearty dishes.