The Lost Recipe for Happiness
Still smarting from her firing by her ex-lover from the restaurant she helped open in Vancouver, Elena Alvarez is offered the challenge of running her own kitchen in Aspen. Elena is scarred and haunted by an accident of which she was the lone survivor, and knows first-hand what it takes...
As Always, Julia
Food historian, Joan Reardon, serves up the fascinating correspondence between culinary icon, Julia Child, and her confidante, Avis DeVoto. The result is a window into Julia’s thoughts as well as a snapshot into the cooking culture of the 1950s and 1960s. The smart and witty letters follow Julia through her...
America’s premiere foodie bad boy, Bourdain, tells all - about himself and the kitchen - in this fun and revealing book about his formative years in the restaurant industry. He humorously recounts his wild years, while exposing the inner workings of restaurants. In a nutshell, this is The Food Network...
The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
In this impressive yet engrossing book, journalist Michael Pollan investigates everything – the impact of fast food meals, Wholefoods, organic farms – to understand where our food comes from and what it’s doing to us. Great for: • Readers who are interested in how things work • Foodies open to...
Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and the Heart of Jewish Delicatessen
In this funny, poignant and passionate homage to delis everywhere, witty writer, David Sax, delves into the cultural, social and gastronomical implications of an institution beloved by many. Allow your kishkes to do a backflip in this roaring and reverential romp through the Jewish deli’s place in cities large and...
It Must’ve Been Something I Ate: The Return of the Man Who Ate Everything
Vogue food writer and foodie extraordinaire – Steingarten’s collection of bizarre encounters with sustenance in different cities across the world demonstrates there is no boundary he won’t test when it comes to discovering the origin of anything edible. Great for: • Readers of Steingarten’s columns • Those interested in expanding...
Talking with My Mouth Full: My Life as a Professional Eater
Endearing Top Chef judge – and host of Just Desserts – Simmons recounts her journey from young girl in her mother’s Toronto kitchen to bewildered college graduate to The Food Network’s much-loved star. Oh, and that stint with Jeffrey Steingarten. Great for: • Food Network aficionados • An entertaining read...
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
When critically-acclaimed writer, Bill Buford, leaves his job at The New York Times to work in Mario Batali’s famous restaurant – Babbo – he gets more than he bargained for. And readers get a fascinating glimpse into the hard labour – and love – that goes into making a kitchen...
The Modern Menu
Cooking kosher has never been this inventive - or beautiful! Great for: • Anyone who keeps a kosher kitchen • Cooks looking for healthy ways to improve their menu • Gorgeous pictures
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
A gorgeous, collaborative cookbook created by two chefs born on different sides of a beloved city. Great for: • A gift for foodies • Middle Eastern food lovers • An inventive take on Jerusalem’s palate
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