I spy Cook Books today

Check out these cook books!!

What book will inspire you?

What will you be making today?

In The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora you’ll find the exotic to the familiar―from Ramp Leaf Dumplings to Spruce Tip Panna Cotta to Crisp Fiddlehead Pickles―with Chef Bergo’s unique blend of easy-to-follow instruction and out-of-this-world inspiration.

Over the past fifteen years, Minnesota chef Alan Bergo has become one of America’s most exciting and resourceful culinary voices, with millions seeking his guidance through his wildly popular website and video tutorials.

Bergo’s inventive culinary style is defined by his encyclopedic curiosity, and his abiding, root-to-flower passion for both wild and cultivated plants. Instead of waiting for fall squash to ripen, Bergo eagerly harvests their early shoots, flowers, and young greens―taking a holistic approach to cooking with all parts of the plant, and discovering extraordinary new flavors and textures along the way.

The Forager Chef’s Book of Flora demonstrates how understanding the different properties and growing phases of roots, stems, leaves, and seeds can inform your preparation of something like the head of an immature sunflower―as well as the lesser-used parts of common vegetables, like broccoli or eggplant. As a society, we’ve forgotten this type of old-school knowledge, including many brilliant culinary techniques that were borne of thrift and necessity. For our own sake, and that of our planet, it’s time we remembered. And in the process, we can unlock new flavors from the abundant landscape around us.

Offering a fun-filled step-by-step dessert cookbook, Ann Reardon teaches you how to create delicious and impressive pastries, cakes and sweet creations.

Join food scientist Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That, as she explores Crazy Sweet Creations. An accomplished pastry chef, Reardon draws millions of baking fans together each week, eager to learn the secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates, and eye-popping desserts. Her warmth and sense of fun in the kitchen shines through on every page as she reveals the science behind recreating your own culinary masterpieces.

For home cooks and fans who love their desserts, cakes, and ice creams to look amazing and taste even better. Take your culinary creations to influencer status. You’ll also: Learn to make treats that get the whole family cooking —- Create baked goods that tap into beloved pop culture trends—-Impress guests with beautiful desserts.

When Nadiya Hussain, the UK’s “national treasure,” began cooking, she headed straight to the oven—which, in her home, wasn’t used for baking, but rather for storing frying pans! One day, her new husband asked her to bake him a cake and then… she was hooked! Baking soon became a part of her daily life.

In her newest cookbook, based on her Netflix show and BBC series Nadiya Bakes, Nadiya shares more than 100 simple and achievable recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, tarts, and puddings that will become staples in your home. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits and Key Lime Cupcakes to Cheat’s Sourdough and Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya has created an ultimate baking resource for just about every baked good that will entice beginner bakers and experienced pastry makers alike.

Samah Dada doesn’t buy into the all-or-nothing mentality of healthy eating. By using real, unprocessed ingredients in surprising ways, she shows you how to have your cake and eat it too—because it’s actually made out of chickpeas.

Samah knows that eating well doesn’t mean eating boring food. She uses only the most nutritious ingredients, not because she’s cutting out food groups to follow the latest fad, but to create drool-worthy meatless dishes that are mostly vegan (with options for dairy and eggs), mostly gluten-free (with easy substitutions to go entirely gluten-free), and all helpful in reducing inflammation. She reinvents Indian cookbook staples—and other classics—with recipes such as:
• Sweet Potato Aloo Tikki
• Creamy Black Lentils
• Spicy Eggplant Masala
• Chocolate Chip Tahini Cake with Chocolate Frosting
• Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe
• Masala Mac and Cheese
• And more!

With Dada Eats Love to Cook It, you’ll discover how to use healthy ingredients for maximum flavor and joy.

From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie – everything that once seemed impossible to make gluten-free can now be baked by you.

Baked to Perfection begins with a thorough look at the gluten-free baking basics: how different gluten-free flours behave, which store-bought blends work best, and how to mix your own to suit your needs. Covering cakes, brownies, cookies, pastry and bread in turn, Katarina shares the best techniques for the recipes in that chapter, and each recipe is accompanied by expert tips, useful scientific explanations and occasional step-by-step photography to help you achieve gluten-free perfection.

Recipes include classic bakes like super-moist chocolate cake, caramel apple pie and chocolate chip cookies, the softest, chewiest bread, including crusty artisan loaves, baguettes, brioche burger buns and soda bread, and mouth-watering showstoppers like toasted marshmallow brownies, coffee cream puffs and strawberries + cream tart.

Nutphree’s Bakery

I so have to do a post about this company.

Nuts, peanuts or peanut butter has allergies on the rise!   As a mother of a child who is allergic to peanuts, I check everything I buy because my child safety comes first.  I have no idea where or how my child go this allergy but it is severe.   Onward to the story…

One day I went to Mariano’s and I was kid free that weekend.  While browsing about, I came across the bakery section and thought to myself, “Would it be nice to get something  sweet for the kids to eat?”  Well I checked the labels and sadly majority of them say may contain nuts, peanuts and etc.   I was bummed because they all looked so yummy and delicious!   I was just about to leave as I came to the end and saw something that said “Nut Free!”  I snatched up a packaged of mini vanilla cupcakes and read the label some more as it was a company that makes bakery items in a facility that is nut/peanut free!

I was shocked in a good way.  So I bought a package and took them home.  Well they were a hit with the kids and even with me.  Rich and yummy!   I will continue to purchase these cupcakes!

Now just recently I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t Nutphree’s Bakery have a website?”  Well I did a little search online and behold the power of the internet!!   Nutphree’s Bakery  website was amazing.  It said “We are a family owned and operated bakery specializing in delicious baked goods that are 100% peanut & tree nut free.”   I decided to browse a bit more as I learned the location of the bakery and the places that they distribute to!  Wow!  That is very impressive for them to tackle all those places for their goods.  I also learned why they started this company and I applaud them.  Keep at it guys.

The menu is so yummy!  Red Velvet Cream Cheese cupcakes, Chocolate Confetti, Chocolate Vanilla, Carrot cake Cream Cheese and so on.  I spied Orange Vanilla  and Salted Carmel cupcakes online which looks and sounds so good that I want to try those!  (Maybe one weekend I can take the kids on an adventure there!)  They also do custom made cupcakes too.  Oh cookies, cakes and cake pops!  You cannot resist the power of sweets!

Check out my photos here of the cupcakes that I just recently had:

 

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Logo of Nutphree’s Bakery

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Vanilla with Chocolate Frosting

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Chocolate with Vanilla Frosting

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Both of them side by side

 

Check it out today!    You won’t regret this!  Perhaps I should blog more about certain places I go to or items I purchased along with my love for reading!  What do you think ?