As many of us remain hunkered down at home, we look to warm up with comfort foods and delicious treats, getting creative in the kitchen while we keep ourselves and our families nourished. For the foodies and aspiring chefs on your holiday list, check out our recommendations for 6 cookbooks you need to give (and get) this holiday season.
We love this one for the lack of pots and pans to clean, and the amazing flavours you’ll find in each recipe. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern, and focus on grains and vegetables as much as meat and fish. ($32)
“Level up your vegetables!” With main courses, sides, desserts, and a whole pantry of “flavour bombs” (homemade condiments), there’s something for any meal, any night of the week. Chock-full of low-effort dishes that pack a punch, and standout meals for the relaxed cook, Ottolenghi Flavor is a revolutionary approach to vegetable cooking. ($25)
Find a fabulous collection of 167 favourite recipes from the members of the Delta Choral Society to help support their organization through COVID-19 while live concerts are not possible. The Delta Choral Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the love of music throughout the local community. including a community, chamber, youth, and children’s choir. ($20)
125 classic recipes—from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to small plates, snacks, and desserts—presenting a modern selection of American classics and personal family favourites. From author Joanna Gaines, her warmth and passion for all things family shines through with family favourites and classic comfort selections from the couple’s new Waco restaurant, Magnolia Table. ($25)
101 entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, easy and delicious recipes. Each recipe requires 10 ingredients or fewer, can be made in one bowl, or requires 30 minutes or less to prepare. It’s a totally no-fuss approach to cooking that is perfect for anyone who loves delicious food that happens to be healthy too. ($40)
Vancouver’s award-winning Chef Angus An shows us Thai cuisine in a fresh new way with his new cookbook, Maenam. This book’s title is also the name of his popular restaurant located in Vancouver, known for celebrity visits. An has included over 100 of his signature recipes for home cooks of all skill levels who are hungry to whip up some vibrant, flavourful meals like stir fries, soups, curries, snacks, and desserts too. ($35)