CHRISTOHER KIMBALL THE COMPLETE MILK STREET TV SHOW COOKBOOK: 2017-2019 Every Recipe of the Popular TV Show by cooking authority and public radio show host Chris Kimball, is a cooking bible full of 225 plus easy, healthful, and fabulous recipes to enhance family or company meals. The book is organized by type of dish–from salads, soups, grains, and vegetable sides to simple dinners and 21st-century desserts. Favorites include: Singapore Shrimp and Chicken Noodle Soup; sweet potato gratin with vanilla bean and bay leaves; herb and pistachio couscous; Spanish ratatouille; spicy stir-fried cumin beef; curry-coconut braised fish; and pistachio-cardamom cake.
DANIELLE WALKER’S EAT WHAT YOU LOVE: Everyday Comfort Food You Crave is a book to cleanse us after holiday binges. Ms. Walker is a food blogger who offers up 125 recipes for gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo comfort food that are innovative, healthful, and easy to follow. By providing meal plans and grocery lists for this comfort food, the author makes it truly easy to cook healthfully. Standouts include: shrimp and grits with bacon collards; chili cornbread pie; chicken parmesan with roasted spaghetti squash; sheet-pan teriyaki salmon with broccoli and asparagus; and ricotta cheesecake with blueberry sauce.
OTTOLENGHI SIMPLE: A Cookbook is a new cookbook from uber-chef Yotam Ottolenghi whose Middle-Eastern specialties are a wonder to prepare. Now Ottolenghi has simplified his cooking presenting recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less with pantry staples and lots of tips for easily prepping in advance. I particularly love the over 130 photographs which makes cooking even easier. Favorites include: roasted asparagus with almonds, capers, and dill; rice noodle salad with cucumber and poppy seeds; Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa; grilled lamb fillet with almonds and orange blossom; and fig and thyme clafoutis.
CHETNA’S HEALTHY INDIAN: Everyday family meals effortlessly good for you from YouTube cooking star Chetna Makan is a great way to start the new year eating healthfully. With over 80 innovative recipes included in this book, Chetna inspires one to cook with an eye to health and budgetary concerns as well. Favorites include: chicken salad with yogurt dressing; cashew and tomato curry, four ways; hot and spicy coconut prawns; and whole tandoori-style chicken.