Our top choices from last year that you should add to your bookshelf.
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The book that you should get your family at Christmas
Flavor: A Cookbook
Authors: Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage
Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce.
The book that you should get someone who loves Mediterranean food
Falastin: A Cookbook
Authors: Sami Tamimi and Tara Wiley
A soulful tour of Palestinian cooking today from the Ottolenghi restaurants’ executive chef and partner—120 recipes shaped by his personal story as well as the history of Palestine.
The book that you should get someone for their birthday
In Bibi’s Kitchen
Author: Hawa Hassan with Julia Turshen
The Recipes and Stories of Grandmothers from the Eight African Countries that Touch the Indian Ocean.
The book that you should get someone who loves Mexican cuisine
Comida, Mexicana: Snacks, Tacos, Tortas, Tamales & Desserts
Author: Rosa Cienfuegos
Ditch the imposters, eat like a true Mexican.
- Chicken Tortilla SoupThis chicken tortilla soup is super easy to make, but very flavorful and is the perfect comfort food.
- Butterhead Lettuce with Eggplant Yogurt, Smacked Cucumber and ShattaThis salad brings together so many amazing flavors and is one of our new go-to starter salads. The eggplant yogurt cream pairs so well with the spiciness of the shatta, you’ll be asking yourself why you hadn’t make this salad sooner.
- Rice with Yogurt, Roasted Cauliflower and Fried GarlicThis rich risotto is a fantastic comfort dish and another sleeper hit from the Falastin cookbook. It is a great standalone vegetarian meal that can hold its own, but can also be served with lamb or beef.
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Cheesy CroutonsThe cheesy croutons were an excellent addition as a topping and the soup was just creamy enough to strike a nice balance. It’s perfect for dinner and as leftovers with grilled cheese.