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A Culinary Labor of Love

When a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease forced her to change her diet, Danielle Walker chose to re-create her favorite holiday foods and build new culinary traditions for friends and family. By Diana Price Danielle Walker grew up loving the festive foods that made holidays and gatherings special. She has memories of happy hours spent in […]

Soup’s On

Rebecca Katz’s new collection of healing recipes provides nutrients to soothe the body and soul. In her introduction to Clean Soups: Simple, Nourish­ing Recipes for Health and Vitality (Ten Speed Press, 2016; $22), author Rebecca Katz says, “This book is dedicated to the proposition that everyone can enjoy making soup, whether their goal is a […]

Cooking with Seasonal Fruit

A new cookbook offers inspired desserts that highlight seasonal fruits. Seasonal, farm-to-table recipes abound today, as home cooks and restaurant chefs continue to highlight the taste and beauty of fruits and vegetables har­vested in their prime. And yet despite their ubiquity, these recipes feel special, reveren­tial—a dish for a season that won’t come around again […]

Cooking with Coconut

A new cookbook offers recipes and nutritional know-how to integrate this tropical superfood into your home cooking.  No longer limited to the novelty shelf in the produce section, coconut in myriad forms is popping up in every aisle in the grocery store: coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut yogurt, coconut milk, and coconut flour are just […]

Plant Based Diets- A Modern Way to Eat

Plant-based dishes are the stars of this collection of practical, delicious recipes by Anna Jones When Anna Jones steps into her London kitchen to prepare food in the evening, the food stylist and cook is motivated by the same factors that drive so many of us today: she wants to create a meal that is […]

Citrus Shines this Season

As winter settles in for the long haul and the fresh tastes of summer gardens fade, don’t forget that winter harvests have their own magic. Citrus fruits shine this time of year, and a new cookbook by Valerie Aikman-Smith and Victoria Pearson  highlights the bright flavors and surprising versatility of  these fruits. Citrus: Sweet and […]

Inside the Nordic Kitchen

An authority in the culinary history of Scandinavia offers recipes and cultural insight. As winter fast approaches, the recipes in Fire & Ice: Classic Nordic Cooking by Darra Goldstein (Ten Speed Press, 2015; $40.00), which reflect the rich history and evolution of Scandinavian home-cooking, seem the perfect complement to chilly days and seasonal ingredients.  The […]

Straight From the Source

In The Wellness Kitchen cookbook, expert clinical insight into nutrition meets delicious recipes to help home cooks. Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE, spends her days educating people about nutrition and teaching them powerful, simple skills that will transform the way they think about food and cooking as part of their overall wellness plan. The nutrition director […]

Vibrant Food

Kimberley Hasselbrink comes at cooking with a pho­tographer’s eye and a love for improvisation in the kitchen. In her introduction to Vibrant Food (Ten Speed Press, 2014; $25), a cookbook featuring her original, seasonal recipes and photos, she writes of her approach to recipe develop­ment: “Some colorful ingre­dient will capture my fancy, and I’ll begin […]

A Bountiful Harvest

A new cookbook brings fruit to the forefront, with recipes and narrative that honor seasons, family, and farm-fresh produce. Photos by Steve Legato In his introduction to Fruitful: Four Seasons of Fresh Fruit Recipes (Running Press, 2014; $27.50), co-author Brian Nicholson writes, “If my father, Joe Nicholson, had his way, he would teach everyone he […]