It's fall cookbook season! One of our favourite times of the year here at FBC where we get to celebrate those of our members who are seeing, what for many, is the culmination of 2-3 years of work, resulting in a cookbook! Our regular cookbook reviewer Liliana will be reviewing several of these 2018 Canadian cookbooks this fall and winter so stay tuned but for now, enjoy this preview of what you can expect on your favourite bookseller's shelves.
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This fall there will be a whopping ELEVEN cookbook releases from Food Bloggers of Canada members with nearly half of those releases coming from Metro Vancouver food writers! Both of those are record numbers for FBC members. Eight books are by first time authors. We couldn't be happier for all of them!
Whether you want to learn to make French pastry, add some bold colour to your dishes, create beautiful grazing boards for your holiday entertaining or get dinner in the oven on one pan, there's something for everyone in this collection of beautiful books being released in the last half of 2018. Maybe it's even time to start some holiday shopping for the cooks on your list!
In The French Kitchen With Kids - Mardi Michels
(July 31, 2018)
Toronto French teacher Mardi Michels has been running an after school cooking club for her young students (all boys!) where they learn the basics of cooking for years. That, along with her active support of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution campaign and her weekend French pastry cooking classes in Toronto made her a natural to author In The French Kitchen With Kids. It's a perfect book to get the whole family cooking in the kitchen together!
Coco Cake Land - Lyndsay Sung
(August 14 2018)
Vancouver's Lyndsay Sung is well-known for her kawaii inspired cakes and her in depth cake making tutorials on her Coco Cake Land blog and her very popular instagram account of the same name. If you love to bake cakes or you're a newbie with a special cake in your future, Coco Cake Land is sure to delight and inspire you. And you simply can't have a bad day after seeing Lyndsay's adorable designs!
The Ultimate One Pan Oven Cookbook - Julia Konovalova
(August 28, 2018)
If you hate doing dishes and you want to get dinner on the table for the whole family with a minimum of fuss then recipe developer and food photographer Julia Konovalova (of the blog Imagelicious) is the cookbook author for you. The Ultimate One-Pan Oven Cookbook contains 75 one pan recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that save on time but not on flavour.
Cooking In Colour - Adrian Harris & Jeremy Inglett
Vancouver's Jeremy Inglett and Adrian Harris, collectively known as The Food Gays, wrote their first book, The HUNT Vancouver, in 2016 but Cooking in Colour is their first cookbook. It focuses on fresh, veggie rich dishes full of gorgeous colour and vibrant flavours that are easy to pull together. It will have you ready to dive into the kitchen!
Uncomplicated - Claire Tansey
(October 2, 2018)
Former Chatelaine magazine food director Claire Tansey wants to make dinner for working families delicious and... Uncomplicated. This Toronto based chef, mom and the recipe developer behind Claire Tansey's Kitchen brings you 125 easy to make recipes to make life simpler while it still tastes delicious!
Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers - Emily Richards & Sylvia Kong
(October 4, 2018)
The Best of Bridge series has long been a staple in Canadian homes from coast to coast and FBC member and veteran cookbook author Emily Richards is the newest addition to the Best of Bridge team along with her co-author Sylvia Kong. Known for their ability to make even the most novice cook feel at home in the kitchen, this latest edition, Best of Bridge Weekday Suppers, is all about getting easy, home cooked meals on the table on busy week nights (a bit of theme with many of this fall's releases!). You know you won't go wrong adding another BoB edition to your kitchen shelf!
Oh Sweet Day - Fanny Lam
(October 9, 2018)
With the holidays soon upon us, Vancouver blogger Fanny Lam has written her first cookbook, Oh Sweet Day. And as the name implies it's all about sweet treats for festive occasions! Whether it's a Christmas cookie swap, the perfect edible gift for family or friends, or a dessert tray at your holiday party, Oh Sweet Day is full of treats that will make your sweet tooth sing.
Farm to Table - Andrew Coppolino
October 19, 2018)
Andrew Coppolino has long been a champion of food in the Kitchener-Waterloo region of Ontario and for his new release, Farm to Table, he's telling the stories of Stratford Chefs School Alumni through interviews and photos (by photographer Terry Manzo). Farm to Table showcases the the alumni chefs whose careers have been shaped by the core practices of the Stratford Chefs School: use local, eat local and understand local. Each chef has been partnered with a local producer or farmer to create a recipe for home cooks that highlights the region's food culture!
On Boards - Lisa Dawn Bolton
(October 30, 2018)
Long time FBC contributor Lisa Bolton is also taking her first step into the cookbook world with the release of On Boards. This Vancouver based food stylist and recipe developer has long been known for her gorgeous grazing boards that can feed a crowd or make for a romantic evening for two. With over 50 boards for every occasion you can imagine, you can seriously up your entertaining game with this book (or make yourself your very own cheeseboard that you don't have to share - it's up to you!)
French Pastry 101 - Betty Hung
(November 4, 2018)
When Jackie Ellis, the long-time owner and founder of Vancouver's Beaucoup Bakery decided it was time to move in a new direction we were saddened. But when we found out the new owners were Beaucoup employee Betty Hung and and her brother Jacky we were thrilled! Betty's pastry talents have long been on display on her blog Yummy Workshop and her creations have been devoured by countless Vancouverites who can't get enough of Beacoup's sweet treats. Now she's sharing some of her secrets so you can make your own French pastry delights with French Pastry 101.
The Mindful Glow Cookbook - Abbey Sharp
(December 4, 2018)
Abbey Sharp is the registered dietitian behind Abbey's Kitchen - the popular website and YouTube channel. Equal parts evidence based nutrition and quirky fun, Abbey's philosophy is that we should all have an enjoyable relationship with food. Her first book, The Mindful Glow Cookbook, focuses on healthy, nourishing meals that bring on the flavour. With over 100 recipes that even include burgers, some decadent desserts and mac and cheese, you'll feel good about the food your fuelling your body with!
We hope you've loved looking through this amazing collection of Canadian cookbooks as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Be sure to tune in regularly to see our reviews of several of these books over the coming months!
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