THE NEW HEALTHY BREAD IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY: Revised and Updated with New Recipes by Jeff Hertzberg, M.D. and Zoë François is an updated second edition of a successful cookbook where whole grains and heirloom flours like spelt, sprouted wheat and khorasan are explored.  If you are a bread lover the book delivers recipes to fit any diet including gluten-free, vegan, reducing your cholesterol, or just making healthful bread.  Standout recipes include: Provençal fisherman’s bread; toasted millet and fruit bread; gluten-free Parmesan breadsticks; and carrot cake bread.

LE CREUSET ONE-POT CUISINE: Classic Recipes for Casseroles, Tagines & Simple One-Pot Dinners is a book especially created for Le Creuset’s famous cast iron pots and grill pans.  I have had a set of Le Creuset for eons and the book is full of ideas for some wonderful casseroles, tagines, and simple one-pot suppers that are great on winter nights.  Favorite recipes include sausages with white beans, red bell pepper and saffron; turkey and apricots in ale; duck, prune and orange brochettes; and bacon-wrapped trout with fennel and aniseed.

MY TWO SOUTHS: Blending the Flavors of India into a Southern Kitchen by Asha Gomez with Martha Hall Foose escorts the reader on a culinary trek with Asha Gomez from her small village in the Kerala region of southern India all the way to her renowned restaurants located in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ms. Gomez revers the cooking of the deep south but integrates the flavors of her heritage in the “two souths” she explores.  There are over 125 recipes included including southern-style pork vindaloo and green bean verakka with cardamom cornbread; chicken and pumpkin with dumplings; masala lamb burgers with mint chutney; curry leaf and bacon hopping john; and apple pie with jaggery cumin drizzle.

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