Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook

Cherry Bombe: The Cookbook by Kerry Diamond and Claudia Wu features recipes and stories from 100+ of creative and inspiring women in food. From pastry chefs, food stylists and bakers to editors, bloggers and farmers, many amazing women from different talents and backgrounds contributed recipes to this project. Also if you are craving more from…

The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

I love cookbooks that have great recipes that introduce me to new flavor combinations as well as those that share great stories. “The Saffron Tales: Recipes from the Persian Kitchen,” by Yasmin Khan delivers on all of these.  The book by British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan weaves together stories and recipes that celebrate the land, life,…

Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook and Buttermilk Biscones

If I ever make it to Savannah, Georgia, I am definitely going to stop in at the Back in the Day Bakery. I just discovered this bakery, their cookbooks as well as their famous Buttermilk Biscone. (And a little detour from my hunt for the perfect, traditional buttermilk biscuit.) This husband and wife baking team,…

Cookbook: “Dorie’s Cookies”

“Dorie’s Cookies” by Dorie Greenspan is the ultimate cookbook for any baker who loves cookies and wants to explore both classic and inventive recipes. Also Dorie’s writing and knowledge exude both enthusiasm and inspiration.  And the cookies are delicious! I’ve made quite a few recipes from this book but recently I made the Raisin Bars…

Addicting Kahlua Brownies

Who doesn’t love a chocolate brownie? I adapted this recipe from “Molly on the Range,” by Molly Yeh. This is a great cookbook with recipes and stories that just make you feel happy. Molly’s love of food and cooking will bring you joy. Her recipe for “Mum’s Schnapps Brownies” calls for peppermint schnapps …. since…

Cookbook: “Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen”

One of my favorite podcasts is Radio Cherry Bombe. It is a weekly food podcast that focuses on women in food based in Brooklyn. On a recent episode, I enjoyed listening to an interview with Zoe Adjonyoh about her new cookbook, “Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen.” It is celebration and exploration of traditional Ghanaian recipes. I used…

Cookbook: “Bravetart”

I continue my exploration of cookbooks with “Bravetart,” by Stella Parks. This cookbook is a celebration of classic American desserts. Everything that I have made so far have been yummy. Also  her recipes are very easy to follow and it is also very interesting to learn more about the history of classic American desserts. Chopped…

More from Bread Toast Crumbs

So I did more exploring of “Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes For No-Knead Loaves And Meals to Savor Every Slice,” by Alexandra Stafford with Liza Lowery.  One of the things I love about this cookbook is that she dives into recipes that make bread the star of the meal as well as ideas on how to use…

Cookbook: “Bread Toast Crumbs”

I love the challenge and reward of making bread.  Bread is usually part of every meal. “Bread Toast Crumbs: Recipes For No-Knead Loaves And Meals to Savor Every Slice,” by Alexandra Stafford with Liza Lowery, is  great combination of bread recipes and meal recipes that include the bread. Also the fun aspect of this cookbook…

Cookbook: “Tacos: Recipes And Provocations”

Last week in San Diego I had the best taco ever …. Al Pastor taco from The Taco Stand in Encinitas while visiting family.  It was the perfect balance of rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce and pineapple. (I also had one of their Baja Fish Tacos, which was great as well. So when…