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New Year, New Recipes

Tiffin: 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India’s Regional Cuisine (641.5954 VE) – This hefty cookbook (it is physically heavy) is a great resource for Indian recipes. It made the top of many of the ‘Best of’ lists for 2018 and it’s easy to see why. At almost 500 pages, this book has more recipes than you could ask for and is the type of book you will want to return to over and over. The pictures are crisp, clear, and the pages are luxurious. It also features many different types of Indian cooking techniques. This is a great cookbook if you are looking to learn more about Indian cooking this year.

Emily: The Cookbook (641.5 HY) by Emily & Matthew Hyland makes you want to stop what you are doing, go home, and make some pizza. The cookbook is written by a couple that owns pizza joints in both New York City and Nashville (Emily and Emmy Squared) and it made the NY Times and Publishers Weekly ‘Best of 2018’ lists. The cookbook covers more than just pizza and it is broken up into the following chapters–Small Plates, Salads and Dressings, Pizza Tools and Ingredients, Round Pies, Detroit Pies, the Emmy Burger, Sandwiches, Pasta, Desserts, Cocktails, Sauces, Condiments and More. The burger recipe looks particularly delicious.

Solo (641.5 LO) by Anita Lo proves that eating alone does not have to be boring or mundane. This cookbook, which was named Eater’s Cookbook of the Year, is full of delicious yet accessible recipes such as Pork and Garlic Chive Dumplings, Salt-Broiled Spanish Mackerel with Broccoli Rabe, and Orange, Roasted and Pickled Radish Tacos. The author, a Michelin-starred chef, believes that cooking for one can be lonely, but doesn’t have to be. Rather, it can be an experience. And dessert for one doesn’t need to be boring either, especially not with recipes like Meyer Lemon Curd Pie and Chocolate Pain Perdue. The globally inspired dishes and lovely hand drawn pictures are sure to excite solo cooks.

Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories (641.5955 DE) is full of beautiful, rich Persian recipes. It covers a variety of topics, from appetizers to drinks. The brightly colored foods featured in the recipes, combined with the detailed pictures, are mouthwatering. The simple fruit and veggie dishes spoke to me the most. This cookbook also features several versions of tahdig, the classic Persian rice dish. This book is a great example of how one can be transported by food and by cookbooks. If you are looking for cooking inspiration for the new year, this would be good place to start.

Cook Like a Pro (641.5 GA) is the latest cookbook from NY Times Bestseller Ina Garten. It is her 11th cookbook. It features a wide variety of dishes, with many dishes inspired by other chefs or restaurants. She includes recipes from salads to lobster rolls to chocolate pecan scones. Each page also features one or two pro tips, such as “Making vinaigrettes in a measuring cup allows you to measure and whisk at the same time”. While this cookbook is a little bit all over the place, there is surely a recipe for everyone to enjoy.

By Samantha Ashby

Adult Services Department