It’s the end of the year, and I have been swamped with corrections, grades and cleaning up. So, I haven’t been in the kitchen seriously for a little while. Instead, I have been looking at my cookbooks, and well, found a few new exciting books. I love looking at these three amazing books because they are so well edited: the pictures are to die for, the instructions so clear, and the food incredibly dreamy! They are bound to give you some ideas and make you want to get in the kitchen right away!
Deliciously Ella- Every Day, by Elle Woodward: If you are vegan and gluten-free you must have stumbled upon Ella’s amazing blog Deliciously Ella. I loved her first book, Deliciously Ella, but this new one is quite fun! Plenty of recipes and tips to get you eating healthy and, well, deliciously every meal of every day. I have to say I might try out her raw buckwheat bowl for breafast tomorrow morning, and give her zucchini banana bread and smoky eggplant dip a try this week-end. The esthetics of this book are also quite charming: soft colours and wonderful pictures make the food stand out and look so yummy!
Minimalist Baker’s- Everyday Cooking, by Dana Shultz: Another book by a blogger! Any burger lover will have stumbled upon Dana’s delicious sweet potato black beans burgers, or her Mexican green chili burgers. In this book you’ll find recipes for cashew soba noodles, chocolate-dunked peanut butter cookies, and cherry chocolate chip ice cream: sounds great to me! The pictures are colourful, the food is fun and exciting, and the recipes are so simple. This is such a great book for days when you feel uninspired: everything in this book is so appealing. The biggest challenge for me will be to decide on what to start with first!
Kansha- Celebrating Japan’s vegan and vegetarian traditions, by Elizabeth Andoh: This book is so beautiful and filled with interesting content. If you have any curiosity about Japanese cuisine, this is the perfect book to browse: detailed, filled with stories and vivid descriptions, this book is a gold mine of information. I’m particularly curious to explore the Tsukémono section: be ready for some pickles!
I hope these books will inspire you as much as they did me. Some of you might be wondering why I bought books that come from blogs. Well, there are two main reasons for this. The first one, I love books! There is something quite magical in looking at a cookbook and turning page after page to discover more delicious recipes. The second reason is that it is so important to support creators whose work we enjoy. Anyways, I really can wait to experiment and try out recipes from these wonderful guides. Let me know if you have any of these or other recommendations.