5 New Cookbooks to Watch Out For

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Monster Shakes by Vicki Valsamis (4 Apr 2017)
Is it a dessert, is it a drink? No, it’s a freakin’ Monster Shake! Here you’ll find 50 over-the-top and out-of-this-world milkshake recipes (including a whole bunch of dairy-free options) that will wow, shock, likely give you diabetes and make you the most popular Instagrammer among your friends. These over-indulgent dessert sensations are not for the faint-hearted. Filled with delicious sugary goodness, there are no rules and no limits to what can be added: cupcakes, muffins, donuts, pretzels are all fair-game, not to mention sauces such as dulce de leche, salted caramel, or rich chocolate glazes, all garnished with more of the above and a delicately placed straw that really serves no use other than to remind you of the fact that this is, actually, a humble milkshake in disguise. Perfect for those who love indulging in the sweet stuff, so grab your mason jar, fill it until overflowing, dig in and die from happiness.

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Picnic in Paris: Chic Food for On-The-Go by Suzy Ashford (11 Apr 2017)
Picnic in Paris reimagines outdoor lunching as a chic activity that’s worth putting in a little more effort into. Rather than take along a boring sandwich and a flask of coffee to your next picnic, why not a bacon and leek quiche, a beautiful potato and pork sausage galette or cherry tomato tartlets? Classic French recipes can be perfectly transportable and are not overly complex or require particularly hard-to-find ingredients or an advanced skillset. The recipes in the book are designed for the home-cook. Picnic in Paris’s 50 perfectly transportable recipes include drinks, nibbles, more substantial fare, zesty salads and delicate sweet treats. Start the picnic with a glass of Champagne with fresh white peach syrup, nibble on caramelised onion tartlets, a slice of camembert tart and a witlof salad. And finish with a selection of delectable treats including fresh raspberry tartlets and white chocolate macarons. Be transported to Paris on your next outdoor feast!

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Mighty Salads (11 Apr 2017)
A collection of 60 recipes for turning ordinary salads into one-dish worthy meals.

Does anybody need a recipe to make a salad? Of course not. But if you want your salad to hold strong in your lunch bag or carry the day as a one-bowl dinner, dressing on lettuce isn t going to cut it.

Make way for Mighty Salads, in which the editors of Food52 present sixty salads hefty with vegetables, meats, grains, beans, fish, seafood, pasta, and bread. Think shrimp and radicchio tossed in a bacon vinaigrette, a make-ahead jumble of white beans with charred lemon and fennel, slow-roasted duck and apples scattered across spicy greens. It s comforting food made captivating by simply charring one ingredient or marinating another shaving some, or roasting a bunch.

But because we don t always follow recipes, there are also loose formulas for confident off-roading, as well as back-pocket tips and genius tricks for improving any old salad. Because once you know how to fix too-salty dressing, wash greens once and for all, keep an avocado from browning, and even sprout your own grains, the humble salad starts looking a lot more interesting and a whole lot more like dinner.

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The National Trust Book of Scones by Sarah Clelland (13 Apr 2017)
Sarah Clelland brings you 50 scone recipes from the National Trust. History is best enjoyed with a scone, as everyone who’s visited a National Trust house knows. This book brings you the best of both. Scone obsessive Sarah Clelland has gathered 50 – yes 50 – scone recipes from National Trust experts around the country. And she’s written a quirky guide to 50 National Trust places to delight and entertain you while you bake or eat those blissful treats. Eccentric owners, strange treasures, obscure facts – it’s all here. Whip up a Triple Chocolate scone while you read about the mechanical elephants at Waddesdon Manor. Or savour an Apple & Cinnamon scone while you absorb the dramatic love life of Henry Cecil of Hanbury Hall. Marvel at a Ightham Mote’s Grade 1 listed dog kennel while you savour a Cheese, Spring Onion and Bacon scone. 50 of the best scones in history. And 50 of the best places to read about. You’ll never need to leave the kitchen again.

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Simple Green Suppers: A Fresh Strategy for One-Dish Vegetarian Meals by Susie Middleton (20 Apr 2017) 
The ultimate game plan for complete one-dish vegetarian suppers for anyone aspiring to eat a more plant-based diet.
Discover the pro-veggie, pro-flavor way to prepare fresh, healthy, high-quality plant-based dinners. In Simple Green Suppers, Susie Middleton demonstrates how to prepare seasonal vegetables in satisfying, filling suppers by pairing them with staple ingredients: noodles, grains, beans, greens, toast, tortillas, eggs, and broth. How you cook your veggies and how you combine them with other satisfying whole foods is the secret to delicious results. With 125 recipes for flavorful and veggie-forward dishes, tips on keeping a flexible and well-stocked pantry, and make-ahead and streamlining strategies, Simple Green Suppers is an essential resource that will make cooking delicious, easy vegetarian meals possible every night

 

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