BREAKING BREAD: A Baker’s Journey Home in 75 Recipes by bread shaman, Martin Philip who through 75 recipes and life stories he shares the secrets to creating amazing loaves of bread with a nod to the secret of a good life as well. The author includes a substantial technical section covering the bread-making process, tools, and ingredients. As he illuminates an artisan’s odyssey and a life lived passionately, he reveals how the act of baking offers spiritual connection to our pasts, our families, our culture and communities, and, ultimately, ourselves. If you love baking, this is the book for you!
THE BLUE APRON COOKBOOK: 165 Essential Recipes and Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking from the Blue Apron Culinary Team is perfect for fans of this popular meal-delivery service. I learned that the name blue apron is attributed to the uniform of apprentice chefs in professional kitchens. This cookbook provides step-by-step guidance through 165 recipes that are classic, instructive and easy-to-prepare with follow-along photographs. Highlights include: Tuscan roasted pork loin; shrimp with garlic, cherry tomatoes & basil; fish en papillote; roasted root vegetable & farro salad; risotto-style tubetti; and flourless chocolate cake.
SECRET SAUCES: Fresh and Modern Recipes with Hundreds of Ideas for Elevating Everyday Dishes by noted food writer Vanessa Seder is a thorough exploration of sauces that fit today’s modern kitchen. There is a maple bourbon glaze perfect for grilled salmon or chicken; the great shallot and parsley caper for fish, or even steak; fig and balsamic agrodolce for poultry or meat; green coconut curry for shellfish; and Katia’s creamy vanilla elixir for anything dessert-wise.