Amboy: Recipes from the Filipino-American Dream by Alvin Cailan with Alexandra CuerdoWhat it is: a debut cookbook with bright color photos and entertaining stories from Alvin Cailan, the creator of Los Angeles' famous Eggslut restaurant and the host of the popular web series The Burger Show.
Recipes include: Amboy Burger; Lugaw; Homemade Beef Stock; Pan de Sal; Tilapia Fish Sticks; Arroz Caldo with Chicken Chicharon; Crispy Garlic Chips; Filipino Spaghetti; Biscuits and Gravy.
Eat Joy: Stories & Comfort Food from 31 Celebrated Writers by Natalie Eve Garrett (editor)What it is: a thought-provoking collection of illustrated, personal essays on comfort food from a number of celebrated writers, who reveal the ways that specific dishes helped them cope in troubled times. Recipes included.
Writers include: Diana Abu-Jabar, Lev Grossman, Claire Messud, Edwidge Danticat, Carmen Maria Machado, Anthony Doerr, Colum McCann, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Alexander Chee.
Baking With Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile by Kim-JoyWhat it is: the delightful first cookbook by Great British Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy, which includes plenty of dazzling bakes as well as options to simplify some recipes.
Recipes include: Cat Macarons; Bunny Cookies; Vegan Chocolate Cake with Praline; Firework Cake; Farmyard Animal Doughnuts.
Read this next: For seasonal fun, pick up Christmas with Kim-Joy.
Joy of Cooking by Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker, John Becker, and Megan ScottWhat it is: a classic American cookbook -- updated in 2019 by the great-grandson of Irma S. Rombauer and his wife -- that covers drinks, salads, snacks, main dishes, and more, offers vegetarian options, and addresses topics like nutrition, food safety, and setting the table.
Recipes include: Cold-Brewed Coffee; Baked Oatmeal; Cobb Salad; Matzo Ball Soup; Grilled Pizza; Coconut Rice; Roast Chicken; Beef Pot Roast; Naan; Southern Corn Bread; Fresh Ginger Cake; Vegan Eggnog.
Don't miss: the ingredient chapter; the special events menus.
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