Food Book Feast — Reviews From February 5th – February 9th, 2018

Here’s what we covered on Food Book Feast this past week…

America the Great CookbookIn America: The Great Cookbook, food writer Joe Yonan pulls together over a hundred recipes from chefs, restaurants, food producers, writers, and blogger from across the US for a really fun collection of current American recipes.

Orange AppealOranges aren’t just for juice and marmalade. In Orange Appeal, author Jamie Schler cooks sweet and savoury dishes with everyone’s favourite citrus fruit.

Good Housekeeping Soups: 70 Nourishing RecipesSoup is a good way to get through February and Good Housekeeping has a collection called Good Housekeeping Soups: 70 Nourishing Recipes that has something for everyone.

Chowders and Soups; 50 Recipes For the Home ChefIf chowder is more your thing, Halifax food writer Liz Feltham offers a books of mostly seafood-based chowders in Chowders and Soups; 50 Recipes For the Home Chef.

The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken HeartFor a different type of comfort food, Emily Nunn searched for healing as she toured the southern US in The Comfort Food Diaries: My Quest for the Perfect Dish to Mend a Broken Heart.

Cheese by Michel RouxCheese! Acclaimed chef Michel Roux has recently published a cookbook with cheese in every recipe, and there’s some great stuff here.

Classic German BakingIf you’ve been frightened of trying classic (and complicated) German baking recipes, then Luisa Weiss might have what you need in Classic German Baking, which she has created with non-German bakers in mind.

Night + MarketI didn’t love the Night + Market cookbook by Kris Yenbamroong, but that doesn’t mean you won’t dig this book of Thai-fusion recipes from the restaurant by the same name.

Pasta, Pinot & Murder: A Willa Friday Food & Wine MysteryIf you’re looking for a light-hearted mystery that also has plenty of food in it, then Jamie Lee Scott’s Pasta, Pinot & Murder: A Willa Friday Food & Wine Mystery is a great way to spend an afternoon.

Oyster: A Global HistoryAnd finally, Carolyn Tillie has written Oyster: A Global History, a lovely book on the history of oysters that is a must-read for anyone who loves the tasty bi-valves.