2016 Cookbooks

2016 odyssey bookshop holiday newsletter


The Quick Pickle Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Making and Using Brined Fruits and Vegetables Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631591440
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Published: Quarry Books - September 15th, 2016

I dare you to flip through this cookbook without finding several amazing sounding recipes, both for pickling fruits and vegetables and for using your newly pickled ingredients to make an even more incredible dish. For instance, Honey and Star Anise Pickled Apricots which can then be used in a BBQ glaze for ribs. How about Lime-Chile Pickled Pineapple, Baked Camembert with Pickled Pears, or Sweet Ginger Watermelon Rind? If veggies are more of your thing, try the Smoky Okra Pickles, Yellow Wax Beans with Garlic and Tarragon, or Stir-Fried Shrimp with Ginger-Pickled Snap Peas? These quick and simple recipes will add nuance and depth to your culinary life. ~Michael

The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316221894
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 15th, 2016

My absolute favorite, bestselling cookbook author and “vegan goddess” Isa Chandra Moskowitz delivers this mouth-watering gift just in time for the holidays. In her hilarious, easy-to-make style, this book bursts with delicious recipes for every occasion...from the Super Bowl to St. Patrick’s Day, from Passover to Thanksgiving, and everything in between.  Try Eggnog Pancakes (!) for Christmas breakfast, five of different types of latkes for Hanukkah, and start the New Year with Cinnamon-Apple Crepes.  Other fancy but comforting delights include: Pumpkin Cornbread, Sorta Classic Pot Pie, Blood Orange Glazed Tofu and Candy Cane Fudge Cookies!  Forget stressing over varying dietary needs - Isa helps you make everyone (gluten-sensitive, vegans, and meat-eaters alike) happy (and full) around your table. ~Batya

Aleppo Cookbook: Celebrating the Legendary Cuisine of Syria Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566569866
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Published: Interlink Books - October 15th, 2016

Fight ISIS with your forks! From Aleppo’s place on the Silk Road, it has a long history of multicultural food exchanges, reflected in the sheer variety of flavors and recipes collected. ISIS is tearing Syria apart, destroying cultural artifacts and trying to destroy entire cultures. This enormous treasure of a cookbook is a compilation of not just Aleppo recipes, but a documentation of its ancient food culture. Along with the wonderful, well-explained recipes (this is a massive cookbook with a recipe for any course, formality level, or to appease any eater—flip through it and see for yourself!), this book offers stunning photography not just of the food but also of the city markets. It is an easy-to-use encyclopedia of Aleppo’s broad, marvelous cuisine that will leave your dinner guests in awe, and it gave me a new appreciation for the flowering quince in my own backyard! ~Ann

Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother's Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781566560696
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Published: Interlink Books - September 15th, 2016

Local independent publisher Interlink Books is recognized worldwide for the publication of gorgeous international cuisine cookbooks. Again they have a winner with Joudie Kalla’s new cookbook. In My World of Ingredients, Joudie gives us a view of her pantry which is filled with spices and herbs, grains and legumes, fruits, nuts, and seeds, and other flavorings. Not only is this a fabulous cookbook, but it is also helping support a Palestinian non-profit organization. Interlink Publishing is donating 50% of the profits from the sales of Palestine on a Plate,  to the Nablus-based children’s educational and cultural center Palestinian House of Friendship for the purchase of a permanent home in the city of Nablus.  ~Joan

The Gefilte Manifesto: New Recipes for Old World Jewish Foods Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250071385
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 13th, 2016

In their debut cookbook, the founders of the world-famous Gefilteria have reclaimed and revolutionized time-honored and beloved old-world foods with modern techniques and 21st Century sensibilities. They’ve reimagined over 100 recipes from the Jewish kitchens of Eastern Europe and the diaspora community of North America, reclaiming time-honored techniques and ingredients.  They demystify for us how to make classic sour dill pickles, lox, sour cream, crispy honey-glazed chicken, home-cured corned beef, kimchi stuffed cabbage, rye pull-apart rolls, and much more.  This hip and trendy cookbook gives us a contemporary take on the fermentation and preserving techniques of our grandparents. ~Mark

Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the Table Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393083019
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2016

A fan of Anna Thomas’s recipes since the release of The Vegetarian Epicure in 1973, I’m heartened by her latest effort to unite our divided tables of vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters around simple, yet elegant meals that will delight family and friends around the dinner table.  She starts with food everyone eats, designing a dish and full meals around that, varying parts of each with small amounts of the right cheeses, meats or fish so everyone feels welcomed.   Thomas shares her love of home cooking, giving us more than 150 recipes for salads, soups, risotto, main courses and desserts including a festive “Thanksgiving for Everyone” and other special dinners. ~Mark