By Patti Labelle
Patti LaBelle has been known for her cooking for years, first by her family and famous musicians, and then through her first cookbook, the New York Timesbestseller LaBelleCuisine: Recipes to Sing About, which has sold more than 300,000 copies. Today, it's Patti's baking skill that has the country buzzing. It all started with a fan's YouTube review of her sweet potato pie, which is sold nationwide at WalMart. Twenty million views later, everyone was rushing to get their hands on one. In just one weekend, Patti's pies were completely sold out at WalMart stores across the country. Would-be pie scalpers cropped up and the pies, which retail for $3.48 a piece, were selling on eBay for $45. Wal-Mart sold one pie per second for 72 hours straight. Now, for the first time, fans of Patti's pie can make their own and more Patti classics! Patti's dessert cookbook will be filled with her favorite recipes for pies, cakes, cookies, and puddings, as well as movingstories from her career and life in the kitchen. This personal cookbook will appeal to her legions of fans, fans of her cooking show, and the millions who were captivated by Patti's Sweet Potato Pie frenzy.
Drink Like a Woman
By Jeanette Hurt
Cocktail marketers and male bartenders like to tell women what we want to drink,and it's usually fruity, frilly, fancy, and pink. In Drink Like a Woman, Jeanette Hurt shakes up barroom expectations, stirs up some new ideas, and pours a lively collection of feminist cocktails that are just as varied, flavorful, and strong as women are.Sharing basic techniques, cocktail classics, hangover cures, drinking games, and more, this spirited guide takes the misogyny out of mixology by offering fun and functional tips for the at-home barista who doesn't need a man to mix it up. She also exposes the surprisingly sexist history of cocktail culture, and offers more than 50 recipes, crafted by top women bartenders around the country, including:Anarchy AmarettoBloody Mary RichardsNelly Bly-TaiThe LBD (The Little Black Dress)Ruth's Pink TabooWoManhattanZeldatiniThe Suffragette SourRide, Sally RideCurie RoyaleWith feisty illustrations and original recipes that call for a generous splash of female empowerment, Drink Like a Woman is sure to subvert the patriarchy, one drink at a time.
Deep Run Roots
By Vivian Howard
Filled with the stories, traditions, ingredients, and recipes that define and celebrate the South, Deep Run Roots is the definitive record of modern Southern food through Vivian Howard's eyes. It weaves the story of her life through twenty-five chapters on the ingredients that make the food of Eastern North Carolina--and all of the South--so special, and shares more than 225 classic and contemporary recipes along the way. There is a dish in every chapter for cooks of every level of skill and interest. With tradition as the starting point, the recipes grow in complexity from simple things to make on a weeknight to more elaborate dishes served at Vivian's restaurants. In the summer, when her walk-in is flooded with blueberries, she makes Blueberry BBQ Chicken, Crispy Corn Cakes with Blueberry Corn Salsa, and Buttermilk Blueberry Sherbet. In the winter, when crates of turnips overrun the restaurant, she makes Seared Sea Scallops, Turnip and Butternut Agrodolce, Cider Braised Pork Shank with Roast Turnip Gremolata, and Potlikker Soup and Sweet Potato Cream. This book is Vivian's love letter to the South, preserving and reinterpreting the traditional foodways of her home.
Delicious Gluten-Free Baking
By Howard Middleton
This book aims to show that gluten-free baking can be as delicious as ordinary baking, and suitable for sharing with even those not on a gluten-free diet. The baking is for all occasions, including parties, weddings and Christmas. With many recipes that are dairy-free too, Howard makes sure that everyone can enjoy perfect cakes, melt-in-the-mouth biscuits and gorgeous, crusty breads. His book includes practical tips on different flours and clever ideas for presentation, and is the book for anyone who wants to make gluten-free absolutely delicious!
Daniel: My French Cuisine
By Daniel Boulud, Sylvie Bigar
Daniel Boulud, one of America's most respected and successful chefs, delivers a definitive, yet personalcookbook on his love of French food.From coming of age as a young chef to adapting French cuisine to American ingredients and tastes, Daniel Boulud reveals how he expresses his culinary artistry at Restaurant Daniel. With more than 75 signature recipes, plus an additional 12 recipes Boulud prepares at home for his friends on more casual occasions.DANIEL is a welcome addition to the art of French cooking. Included in the cookbook are diverse and informative essays on such essential subjects as bread and cheese (bien sûr), and, by Bill Buford, a thorough and humorous look at the preparation of 10 iconic French dishes, from Pot au Feu Royale to Duck a la Presse. With more than 120 gorgeous photographs capturing the essence of Boulud's cuisine and the spirit of restaurant Daniel, as well as a glimpse into Boulud's home kitchen, DANIEL is a must-have for sophisticated foodies everywhere.
Delicious Dishes for Diabetics
By Robin Ellis
The Mediterranean diet is now recognised as one of the healthiest in the world. Robin Ellis shows how by simply following such guidelines as eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, cooking with olive oil not butter, seasoning food with herbs and spices rather than salt, avoiding red meat, excluding foods such as white potatoes, white rice and white bread, by limiting dairy products and eating fish or shellfish at least twice a week, those with type 2 diabetes can help to improve their blood sugar levels and enjoy wonderful tasty dishes every day of the week. His recipe collection includes such favourites as Chicken Breast with Lemon and Caper Sauce, North African Lamb with Apricots and Bulgar Wheat, Simple Sea Bass, Pot Roasted Pork with Dried Mushrooms and Juniper Berries, Spaghettini in Walnut Sauce, to name just a few.