The 5 New Cookbooks You Need Now

As we welcome the warm spring weather, my hostess instincts begin to kick in. Patio party schemes simmer in my head, and I start to envision dinner soirees spent in my twinkle light-lit outdoor living space.

Stay tuned for our pick of the season’s best outdoor furniture and decor, but in the meantime, we’ve rounded up a list of hot-off-the-press cookbooks we’re coveting here at S/ for your perusal. With the help of one of these new releases, we’re sure your guests will leave your next fête impressed. Bon appétit!

Lick Your Plate (Appetite) by Julie Albert and Lisa Gnat

The sister duo behind the popular cookbooks Bite Me and Bite Me Too are back with another gastronomical tome. Not only does Lick Your Plate offer such a wide variety of recipes—from pesto chicken and caprese lettuce wraps, to this wheat berry, kale and apple salad—but the dishes are all shot on such brightly-hued backdrops, that the book itself is a pleasure to flip through.

Lick Your Plate

From Lick Your Plate Copyright © 2016 Pinky Swear Press. Reprinted by permission of Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Photography credit: Ryan Szulc.

The Love & Lemons Cookbook (Viking Canada) by Jeanine Donofrio

Blogger Jeanine Donofrio of loveandlemons.com interweb fame is releasing her debut hardcover cookbook, featuring the delightful recipes and stunning photography that first got her blog noticed. We can’t wait to try the carrot gazpacho with lemongrass.

Love and Lemons

From The Love and Lemons Cookbook Copyright © 2016 by Jeanine Donofrio. Reprinted by permission of Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Photography credit: Jack Mathews

Made With Love (Appetite) by Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie

The summer season is a time for light, fresh and healthy eating. With this new cookbook by the mother-daughter-duo of gluten free Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and vegan Lettuce Love Café, you’ll have more than 100 plant-based recipes to keep you going strong on those New Years resolutions. For starters, looking at this key lime cheesecake has me hungry already.

Made with Love

From Made with Love by Kelly Childs and Erinn Weatherbie. Copyright © 2016 Childs and Weatherbie Inc. Reprinted by permission of Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Photography credit: Alyssa Wodabek and Chris Sue-Chu.

Tasting Rome (Clarkson Potter) by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill

When I say “Italian food,” what comes to your mind? Pizza, pasta, and stuffed pomodoro? While these staples are scrumptious, Rome has a rich gastronomical history dating to the ancient epochs that has been largely lost in time. This new cookbook celebrates forgotten traditional Roman dishes, such as this cocktail.

Tasting Rome

From Tasting Rome © 2016 by Katie Parla and Kristina Gill. Reprinted by permission of Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group., a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography credit: Kristina Gill

Sirocco (Appetite) by Sabrina Ghayour 

This top-notch tome—featuring Mediterranean-meets-Middle Eastern cuisine—offers a host of salads, dips and made from pantry staples. I’m dying to try this eye-catching spiced beetroot yogurt—I’m sure it will taste as good as it looks pretty.

Sirocco

From Sirocco Copyright © 2016 by Sabrina Ghayour. Reprinted by permission of Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Photography credit: Haarala Hamilton.

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