Thursday Book Review: Tapas

Happy Thursday! We’re excited to share with you some wonderful reviews of Tapas by Elisabeth Luard, a recent paperback release from Grub Street Publishing. Keep reading to see what reviewers have said about this tasty book!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: Tapas”

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Thursday Book Review: “Arzak Secrets”

This week’s featured book is Arzak Secrets by Juan Mari Arzak. Keep reading to see what reviewers thing of this cookbook!  Continue reading “Thursday Book Review: “Arzak Secrets””

“New Cookbook Puts Real Pudding Back on the Table”

Yesterday, Regina Varolli at The Huffington Post wrote a beautiful article on Quivering Desserts & Other Puddings by Marie Holm. In it, she talks with Marie about the inspiration behind Quiver Desserts and what makes this cookbook special. Here are a few of our favorite quotes:

“A far cry from “crappy packets of instant pudding powder,” Holm’s puddings are rich in flavor, and in culture.”

“Holm’s pudding epiphany came when she visited a farm-museum with her son a few years back, one of those places that reenact old world ways and show how people used to live, farm, and eat. ‘There was this woman dressed as a Danish cook and she was demonstrating how to make a pudding with ingredients from the farm. I tasted it and was amazed. It really opened my eyes, and a lightbulb went off in my head. Right then I decided to do this cookbook.'”

“The satiny pages of “Quivering Desserts” showcase beautiful photographs proving pudding isn’t just a kid’s dessert in a cup. This silky sweet can be elegant, even romantic. Holm explained that despite their sophisticated appearance, it’s incredibly easy to make pretty puddings from scratch.”

Read the full article here>>>

Learn more about Quivering Desserts & order your copy here>>>

Food Friday: [NEW!] “Veggie Fast Food”

Today’s Food Friday recipe comes from a brand new release from Grub Street Publishing: Veggie Fast Food by Clarissa & Florian Sehn.

This book, in addition to being full of delicious, fast, vegetarian recipes, is beautifully illustrated with full-color photos for each recipe. Bonus: it even includes vegan alternatives, when possible. Whether you’re a vegetarian, a vegan, or neither, this book is worth a look for the creative recipes you’ll find within.

About the book:
9781910690185Are you under the impression that vegetarians can’t have fast food? On the contrary! This exciting new cookbook offers more than 80 quick and easy veggie recipes – from Manchego quesadillas and TexMex burgers to tomato-cinnamon fries and No Tuna Sandwich. This is the book of vegetarian food for those in a hurry, and the handy ‘vegan traffic light’ indicators – red for vegetarian; yellow for vegan adaptation and green for vegan make it easy to find vegan options just as quickly. The authors Clarissa and Florian Sehn, discovered their love of vegetarian and vegan cuisine together. Soon, however, they ran out of creative ideas – they needed a new recipe book. So they decided to develop recipes themselves and this is the result. Their first cookbook is dedicated to vegetarian fast food, which they consider has always received short shrift – until now.


It’s Memorial Weekend, so obviously we had to choose a veggie burger recipe! This Tex Mex Burger is so good that even meat-lovers will want to give it a try. Keep reading for the full recipe… Continue reading “Food Friday: [NEW!] “Veggie Fast Food””

Lunch at the famed Arzak Restaurant in San Sebastian

Juan Mari Arzak is the owner of the Arzak restaurant, and author of the BooksAboutFood.com Best Book About Food if 2015, Arzak Secrets

9781910690086Juan Mari Arzak is the owner and chef of Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, and was one of the first Spanish chefs to be awarded 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant is now rated 8th best in the world, and Juan’s daughter Elena, who cooks with him, was voted best female chef in the world in 2012. They both studied with the great chefs of their day – Juan in France with Paul Bocuse and the Troisgros brothers; Elena with Alain Ducasse, Ferran Adrìa and Pierre Gagnaire. ‘What we eat, how we eat, is in our culture,’ says Elena, ‘our signature cuisine is Basque. Our taste is from here. We were born here. We cook unconsciously with this identity.’ Thus Arzak is considered to be one of the most influential masters of the New Basque cuisine, which has continued to have a major influence on international cuisine, particularly on such world renowned chefs as Ferran Adrià, who took the techniques pioneered by Arzak to new heights.
Originally published in Spanish and now available in English for the first time Arzak Secrets is THE behind the scenes recipe and technique book from the world famed restaurant. Gorgeously photographed, this volume is a glimpse at some of the secrets behind the dishes that have made the restaurant and chef famous. Arzak’s kitchen is a laboratory for flavors, aromas and textures, and his dishes and techniques are revealed in this fascinating cookbook, which is not only for professionals looking for inspiration but for any dedicated cook committed to understanding the creative development and innovations behind this exceptional food.

You can purchase your copy here on our website, or from any major bookseller.

Food Friday: Margaret Costa’s “Four Seasons Cookery Book”

The Four Seasons Cookery Book is packed full of recipes inspired by each season, has everything you’d need to create a year full of feasts. I picked today’s recipe for two reasons. 1) It sounds delicious and comes from the “Spring” section of this book, and 2) I really enjoy the name of this recipe 🙂
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Food Friday: “The Taste of Belgium”

Today’s recipe comes from Grub Street Publishing‘s The Taste of Belgium! And what food is more synonymous with “Belgian” than a waffle? Enhance your mornings this weekend with the fantastic, truly Belgian waffle recipe you’ll find in this article.

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Food Friday: “The Dal Cookbook”

This week’s featured Grub Street Publishing cookbook is The Dal Cookbook. Add some ethnic flavors to your weekend with this traditional Indian cuisine.

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Food Friday: “Round the World in Eighty Dishes”

Today’s Food Friday book is from Grub Street Publishing. Round the World in Eighty Dishes is a collection of recipes from all over the world, organized by region. My favorite parts of this fantastic cookbook are the anecdotes that accompany each recipe. They are fascinating in that (being originally written in the 1950s) they bring you back in time. It is a highly interesting glimpse at a cookbook from the past, with recipes that still resonate today.

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Food Friday: “A Taste of Israel”

This week we’re featuring a cookbook from Penguin Random House South Africa that is now available in English for the first time!

A Taste of Israel brings you all the flavors of Israeli cooking, from the classics to modern day dishes.

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