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Yum! Cookbooks for Summer 2020

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This eclectic list has something for everyone: kids, BBQ enthusiasts, lovers of spice, vegans, and yes ... all you newly minted bread aficionados.
A Spicy Touch

A Spicy Touch

Family Favourites from Noorbanu Nimji’s Kitchen
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover

Mouth-watering Indo–East African dishes that will become instant classics for home cooks.

A Spicy Touch is Noorbanu Nimji’s celebration of her North Indian Ismaili Muslim ancestry and the East African cuisine from her homeland in Kenya. Noorbanu collaborates with food writer and tour operator Karen Anderson to present more than 200 time-tested family favourites and new recipes.

With beautiful photographs, the book takes the home cook step by step through soups and snacks, samosa-wrapping, thre …

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Making Bread at Home

Making Bread at Home

Over 50 recipes from around the world to bake and share
edition:Hardcover
tagged : bread

You don’t have to have made bread before to start creating delicious loaves. This book explains the basic techniques, and shows you, with step-by-step photography, how simple it is to make a huge variety of breads at home.

The recipes come from the four corners of the globe, but they all have one thing in common—they are easy to follow and the result is so much better for you than anything you can buy in a store. Choose from more than 50 recipes, such as soda bread, cinnamon buns, cheese roll …

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On The Road with the Cooking Ladies

On The Road with the Cooking Ladies

Let's Get Grilling
edition:Paperback

Two university friends who embarked on a lifelong journey of food and exploration, Phyllis Hinz and Lamont Mackay have for years travelled the highways and low roads of Canada and America, covering over 300,000 kilometres in their 40-foot motor home while sampling, learning, and sharing the best of North American cuisine and culture. Together they have been restaurant owners, food columnists, caterers, TV personalities, event speakers, and recipe consultants, but to the world at large they are …

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The Buddhist Chef

The Buddhist Chef

100 Simple, Feel-Good Vegan Recipes
edition:Paperback

100 simply delicious vegan recipes--good for the planet, and for you--from the chef and blogger behind The Buddhist Chef.

A practicing Buddhist for over two decades, Jean-Philippe Cyr, aka The Buddhist Chef, believes that everyone has the power to make their vision of the world a reality--and that the most impactful way to do that is through the food we choose to make, eat, and share. This realization led him to veganism, which transformed his life and health. In this cookbook, he shares how to m …

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Introduction

The tastes, textures, and aromas of food have fascinated me since I was little. As I was growing up, I found myself wanting to experiment with these elements, so I made sure to be in the kitchen as often as I could. Later, I studied culinary arts, and then spent years working in restaurants of all kinds, where I learned how to perfect my skills. I then set off to Asia in search of adventure, new flavors, and cooking techniques.

There, I discovered the Buddhist philosophy and its principles of nonviolence. I briefly toyed with the idea of becoming a monk and never coming back home, but the woman whom I would later marry was waiting for me in Canada. When I returned, my interest in Buddhism kept growing. I took part in meditation retreats where I would meditate and work as a chef. Since the meditation centers served food that used no animal products, I found these retreats to be the perfect opportunity to learn how to cook with plants and grains and test out new vegan recipes with a focused yet very willing clientele.

As time went on, it became more and more difficult for me to continue cooking with meat as part of my job as a chef. My values had changed, and I was miserable working in a system that promoted principles that contradicted my own. One evening, after cooking lamb for 400 guests at a banquet, I realized I could no longer be a part of an industry that took advantage of the weakest beings. I could not go on like this.

I knew I had to do something—but what? Interest in vegan cooking was growing at the time, which was wonderful news for our health, the environment, and the animals, but many people did not know where to begin. My wife then gave me the idea of gathering all the knowledge I had acquired during my culinary career and using it to promote vegan eating. A blog seemed like the perfect venue because readers from all walks of life would be able to find simple, delicious recipes that use no animal products. And that is how The Buddhist Chef was born!

To this day, I love sharing my recipes with anyone and everyone who wishes to learn how to cook vegan. I try to make veganism accessible and show how simple it is to make a delicious meal using plant-based ingredients you can easily find at your grocery store.

This cookbook, my first, is my way of helping you to cook vegan simply and flavorfully.

It contains my “classic” recipes, the ones my virtual community members appreciate the most. It also features brand-new, fun, and mouthwatering recipes that everyone at your table will love. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, or simply trying to decrease your meat consumption, I hope you’ll enjoy these easy-to-follow and, above all, delicious recipes!

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Island Vegan

Island Vegan

edition:eBook
also available: Paperback

**WINNER: 2020 GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD, LOCAL REGION - CANADA**
In Island Vegan, Newfoundland’s original trailblazing vegan chef, Marian Frances White, returns with over 100 beautiful and utterly mouth-watering, plant-based recipes. Using readily available ingredients with a blend of local and international flavours, Marian provides everything you need, whether you’re a committed vegan or just starting out. Here you’ll find soups, salads, sauces, smoothies, pastries, pancakes, main d …

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Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook

Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook

50 Delicious (and Secretly Healthy) Recipes Kids Will Love to Make
edition:Paperback

Calling all super kids—dinner needs your help!

Pizza for breakfast? Nachos made from apples? There’s something delicious going on in the kitchen, and your mission is to find out exactly what it is—and learn how to make it yourself. Super Foods for Super Kids Cookbook is your sidekick on this cooking adventure.

This kids’ cookbook has cool kitchen tutorials that teach you how to read a recipe, talk like a chef, and safely use the tools needed to sizzle, chop, and simmer your favorite foods. …

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Gather

Gather

A Dirty Apron Cookbook
edition:Hardcover
tagged : canadian

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, whet …

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Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen

Secrets from My Vietnamese Kitchen

Simple Recipes from My Many Mothers
edition:Hardcover

A warm and welcoming introduction to a vibrant cuisine, with more than 50 easy to make recipes from internationally bestselling novelist Kim Thúy.

Between careers as a lawyer and an acclaimed novelist, Kim Thúy ran a celebrated restaurant called Ru de Nam in Montreal. Now, in her first cookbook, Kim combines her beautiful storytelling style with simple and wonderful recipes that are full of flavour: surprising yet comforting, and easy enough for every day. Welcoming us into her close-knit circ …

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From the Introduction

The moment you step inside a Vietnamese house, you are bombarded with variations on a single greeting: “Have you eaten?” “What would you like to eat?” “Come and eat.” “Just one little bite.” “The chicken I cooked is still hot.” “Here, try my cream puffs.”

We are not in the habit of verbalizing our joys, or even less, our affection. We use food as a tool for expressing our emotions. My parents don’t say, “We’ve missed you,” but rather, “We’ve made some spring rolls,” knowing that I love to eat them anytime, anywhere. Similarly, when I’m traveling abroad on a book tour, they will report that my sons had three helpings of everything, as a way to reassure me. On our visits to my grandmother in New York, my mother would stuff the trunk with her own mother’s favorite dishes. My father would laugh at her, but he still flies to Washington, D.C., and loads Vietnamese dishes into the trunk of the car that will take him to my uncle’s house in a remote part of Pennsylvania. That ninety-two-year-old uncle is my father’s older brother, who fed and housed him during my father’s time at university. My father considers him a father figure, and he tries to express his gratitude through the best sausage, the best lemongrass beef stew, the best steamed pancakes, the best sticky rice cake, and the best dried shrimp to be found in the Vietnamese markets.

In the refugee camps, my mother and Aunts 6 and 8 would do their best to transform the fish rations we’d receive six days out of seven in an effort to bring a semblance of normality to mealtimes. One day my mother was able to make a thin dough for dumplings. I remember very clearly how she was sitting on the ground with the cover of the barrel that we used as a water tank. She rolled out her dough on that rusty metal plate, which here and there still bore spots of its original yellow paint. The meal that followed was almost beside the point—we were just thrilled to see her cooking something other than rice and fish. It was a moment of togetherness, of celebration.

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