Books and Cooks

The Mediterranean Family Table: 125 Simple, Everyday Recipes Made with the Most Delicious and Healthiest Food
Angelo, Acquista M.D. and Laurie Anne Vandermolen

The-Mediterranean-Family-Table-125-Simple,-Everyday-RecipesTo help his patients improve their health, Dr. Angelo Acquista began “prescribing” them recipes for nutritious and flavorful home-cooked meals prepared with ingredients key to the Mediterranean diet. “The Mediterranean Family Table” combines his medical experience and Sicilian roots to outline the guiding principles of the Mediterranean diet and takes it one step further with a collection of easy, wholesome, and delicious recipes the entire family will love.



The Detox Kitchen Bible
Lily Simpson and Rob Hobson

The-Detox-Kitchen-BibleThe power of good, natural food beats any fad diet. By bombarding your body with a sea of nutrients and a range of delicious flavors, your skin will glow, your hair will shine, your stress levels will decrease, and you’ll feel full of energy. This is what “The Detox Kitchen” philosophy is all about: fresh, bright, delicious, and nutritious food that will leave you radiant with health.

Using mouthwatering flavor combinations and an encyclopedic knowledge of ingredients, founder and chef Lily Simpson and nutritionist Rob Hobson have created 200 carefully tailored recipes and a variety of meal plans to bring you this ultimate, comprehensive bible of detox food – all wheat, dairy, and sugar-free.



Authentic Mexican 20th Anniversary Ed: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico
Rick Bayless

Authentic-MexicanMexican cuisine offers a combination of rich earthy flavors and casual festive dining. After 10 years of exploration, Rick Bayless, together with his wife, Deann, brings us “Authentic Mexican,” an easy-to-use compendium of classic, mouthwatering Mexican cuisine. This all-embracing cookbook offers the full range of dishes, from poultry, meat, fish, rice, beans, and vegetables, to eggs, snacks made of corn masa, tacos, turnovers, and enchiladas, ending with desserts, sweets, and beverages.



Thug Kitchen Party Grub
Thug Kitchen

Thug-Kitchen-Party-GrubFrom the duo behind The New York Times bestseller, “Thug Kitchen,” comes the next installment of kick-ass recipes with a side of attitude. “Thug Kitchen: Party Grub” answers the question that they have heard most from their fans: How the hell are you supposed to eat healthy when you hang around with a bunch of people who couldn’t care less about what they stuff in their face? The answer: You make awesome plant-based dishes from Thug Kitchen. Featuring more than 100 recipes for every occasion, “Thug Kitchen Party Grub” combines exciting, healthy food with easy-to-follow directions and entertaining commentary.



Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share
Cheryl Day and Griffith Day 

Back-in-the-DayCheryl and Griffith Day, authors of The New York Times bestselling “Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook,” are back with more recipes to make. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? The book features more than 100 new recipes, including some of the bakery’s most requested treats, such as “Star Brownies” and the “Cakette Party Cake,” as well as savories like “Chive Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers” and “Rosemary Focaccia.” Cheryl and Griff share their baking techniques and also show readers how to put together whimsical decorations, like a marshmallow chandelier and a best-in-show banner.



Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food
Nigella Lawson

Simply-Nigella-Feel-Good-FoodWhatever the occasion, food in the making and the eating should always be pleasurable. “Simply Nigella” taps into the rhythms of our cooking lives with recipes that are uncomplicated and relaxed yet always satisfying, from famed chef Nigella Lawson.

From quick and calm workday dinners (miso salmon, cauliflower and cashew nut curry) to stress-free ideas when feeding a crowd (chicken traybake with bitter orange and fennel) to the instant joy of bowl food for cozy nights on the sofa (Thai noodles with cinnamon and shrimp), here is food guaranteed to make everyone feel good.