Get Inspired to Try Something New During National Cookbook Month

Did you know that October is national cookbook month? The idea behind it is to help people discover new (or old) recipes that you might not come across by looking for something specific online. Cookbooks are also an excellent way to learn about different cultures and traditions in a fun and organic way.

Sharing food with friends and family is a wonderful way to bring people closer and with so many holidays in the fall and winter, now is an excellent time to find a new favourite dish. So dust off one of the old cookbooks on your shelf, or check out a few of these new releases and go on a journey of food discovery.

Don’t Worry, Just Cook

Don’t Worry, Just Cook: Delicious, Timeless Recipes for Comfort & Connection

With her trademark encouraging style and attention to detail, Bonnie Stern writes recipes that are consistently delicious, widely appealing, and, as always, timeless. Like all of her cookbooks, Don’t Worry, Just Cook doesn’t simply give instructions to create a dish, it also shares stories, lessons, and kitchen wisdom that will build your cooking technique and confidence in the kitchen.

Eat, Habibi, Eat! Fresh Recipes for Modern Egyptian Cooking

Eat, Habibi, Eat!

100 recipes to celebrate the bold flavors, bright colors, and fresh tastes of the Middle East. In Arabic, “habibi” translates to “my darling,” and it is this loving endearment, reserved for the closest friends and family, that permeates every recipe that Canadian-Egyptian chef and television host Shahir Massoud has to offer. Sharing mouthwatering street foods and casual everyday staples, as well as new interpretations of traditional dishes, Eat, Habibi, Eat! encourages you to explore the rich spices and irresistible dishes of the Middle East at home. Combining his family’s heritage meals with his French and Italian chef training, Shahir teaches you how to build the ultimate Egyptian pantry using some special food items, but mostly ingredients that can be found at your local grocery store. From classic mainstays like Shakshuka, Shawarma and Fattoush Salad, to modern plates like Chickpea Fries with Harissa Mayo and Coffee and Coriander Beef Ribs with Pomegranate BBQ Sauce, Eat, Habibi, Eat! is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.

Canada’s Food Island: A Collection of Stories and Recipes from Prince Edward Island

Food Island

Prince Edward Islanders are famous for hosting family and friends in the kitchen. Canada’s Food Island invites you to celebrate the Island’s farm-to-table cooking and meet the farmers, fishers, and artisans who make those delicious dishes possible. This cookbook combines nearly 100 inspired seasonal recipes with homegrown stories and beautiful photographs to capture the essence of the islands unique food culture – a blend of people, place and locally sourced fresh natural ingredients.