In case you’ve missed the fact that I’ve got a great new project in the works, here are links to all the books I’ve been covering over on Food Book Feast for the week of January 29th – February 2nd.
Small Bites: Skewers, Sliders and Other Party Eats by Eliza Cross offers a selection of party snacks and finger food.
Fan Fare: Game Day Recipes for Delicious Finger Food, Drinks and More by Kate McMillan is a little more casual in its offerings, with lots of food to be shared while watching a game or maybe an awards show.
The Culinary Bro-Down Cookbook by Josh Scherer is pretty bro-dudey, but still has some great BBQ and party recipes.
What’s Cooking by Joshua David Stein and illustrated by Julia Rothman is a fun book about food for kids that uses puns, word play, and a child’s natural curiosity to teach them about food.
The Ghost Orchard by Helen Humphreys is is an exploration of lost apple varieties, but also a look at colonialism and loss.
The Dinner Plan: Simple Weeknight Recipes and Strategies For Every Schedule by Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion is actually a really cool system for planning family meals with lots of recipes for nights when you’re in a rush or when nobody is sitting down to dinner at the same time.
My Aromatic Kitchen is a system by chef Kille Enna in which simple main ingredients are enhanced by aromatic blends.
Celebrity chef Damiano Carrara has put together a collection of recipes from his home in Italy, with an emphasis on baking and desserts in A Taste of Italy.
And finally, Sourdough is my favourite work of fiction so far this year. Author Robin Sloan has created a work that brings together tradition and technology, for some unexpected results.