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Love Local Food’s Favourite Ontario Cookbooks

YUM & YUMMER: Ridiculously tasty recipes that’ll blow your mind, but not your diet!
by Greta Podleski

Want healthy recipes that actually taste great? DONE! With plenty of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options, as well as good ol’ fashion comfort foods with a healthy twist and “splurge-worthy” treats, YUM & YUMMER is packed with “ridiculously tasty recipes that’ll blow your mind but not your diet!” From Looneyspoons recipe creator and four time #1 bestselling cookbook author, Greta Podleski, YUM & YUMMER is the first cookbook EVER to include a stunning, full-page food photo PLUS a fun, fast-paced, 60-second how-to video for every single recipe! Using common, everyday ingredients found at your local grocery store, YUM & YUMMER makes healthy eating delicious and fun for everyone!

THE MESSY BAKER: More than 75 delicious recipes from a real kitchen
by Charmian Christie

The Messy Baker offers food made and enjoyed in a kitchen not unlike your own. Charmian Christie has worked in many professional kitchens but prefers the realities of a home setting to a stainless steel “test” kitchen every time. It just makes  things taste better! There is nothing trendy or artful about real baking; it’s honest, sticky, humble and moreish.

*OTTAWA COOKS: Signature dishes from the finest chefs of Canada’s Capital Region
by Anne Desbrisay

Ottawa is not your typical national capital. It straddles two provinces, bridges three founding cultures, and may be better known for its Hill and canal than for its cooking. Ottawa Cooks changes that.Award-winning food writer Anne DesBrisay brings together recipes from forty-one of the Capital Region?s most inspiring cooks. From fine restaurants, food trucks and farmhouse kitchens, here are signature dishes, favourite staff meals and traditional family recipes that assert what people in Ottawa already know: for more than twenty years, this capital has been quietly and steadily growing one of the most interesting and diverse food cultures in the country.

*BOBBETTE & BELLE: Classic Recipes from the Celebrated Pastry Shop
by Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell

Allyson Bobbitt and Sarah Bell have been sharing their delectable creations with adoring patrons since the first Bobbette & Belle pastry shop opened its doors in 2010. In Bobbette & Belle, Allyson and Sarah share their most loved recipes that fill their French-inspired pastry shops, from Soft and Chewy Ginger Cookies and Dark Chocolate Brownie Fudge Cake to Caramelized Almond Torte and Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie. Over 100 recipes and variations including classic cookies and bars; cupcakes and layer cakes; loaves, scones, bundts and tortes; crumbles, tarts and pies; French macarons; confections and more to create your own magical world of sweets at home.

*FOOD TO GROW: A Simple, No-Fail Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables, Fruits and Herbs
by Frank Ferragine

Food to Grow simplifies every growing decision you’ll need to make. Frankie helps you evaluate your space, decide just how much time you want to invest and then make the smartest choices about which plants will give you the best bang for your buck. He guides you through the entire growing season from prepping and planning, to planting, weeding and harvesting (the best part!), and he shares not just which veggies, fruits and herbs have become Frankie’s Favourites, but also which plants just aren’t worth the effort.

*OH SHE GLOWS EVERY DAY: Quick and Simply Satisfying Plant-Based Recipes
by Angela Liddon

In this highly anticipated new cookbook, Angela shares wildly delicious recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles, promising to make plant-based eating convenient every day of the week—including holidays and special occasions! Filled with more than 100 family-friendly recipes everyone will love, like Oh Em Gee Veggie Burgers, Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom Bolognese, Apple Pie Overnight Oats, Mocha Empower Glo Bars, and the Ultimate Flourless Brownies, Oh She Glows Every Day also includes easy-to-make homemade staples; useful information on essential pantry ingredients; tips on making recipes kid-, allergy-, and freezer-friendly; and so much more!

*BATCH: Over 200 Recipes, Tips and Techniques for a Well Preserved Kitchen
by Joel MacCharles and Dana Harrison

Joel and Dana’s journey into preserving began with an innocent lesson in making jam. Almost a decade later, WellPreserved.ca is an extraordinary resource for both beginners and experts alike. Their much-anticipated first cookbook showcases seven different preserving techniques—waterbath canning, pressure canning, dehydrating, fermenting, cellaring, salting & smoking, and infusing—and takes readers on a trip to the market in twenty-five ingredients. Within each ingredient chapter, you’ll find multiple preserving recipes using the different methods. From apples, pears, peaches and rhubarb, to asparagus, peppers, mushrooms, and tomatoes, and covering a variety of meat and fish, Batch teaches you everything you need to know to get the most out of your kitchen.

*shortlisted by Taste Canada Awards, 2017

If you’re looking for more cookbook inspiration check out all the amazing authors who have been shortlisted for the Taste Canada Awards.

 


 

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