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Shabbat : recipes and rituals from my table to yours / Sussman, Adeena

The author of Sababa returns with a collection of good-for-the-soul recipes that embody the spirit and pleasures of Shabbat. As a child, Adeena Sussman looked forward to the magic of Shabbat-the traditional Jewish day of rest-all week. A treasured time when family and friends come together to relax, unwind, and revel in one another's company during an open-ended, tantalizing meal, Shabbat has been practiced all over the world, and throughout history. In Adeena's home, then and now, the Shabbat table is a centering force, a nourishing place where one and all are welcome. It's an opportunity every week to feed the soul. Because tradition dictates that the Sabbath is reserved for downtime, Shabbat cooking is all about smart cooking techniques and sound prep. Nostalgic, cozy mains like Fig & Pomegranate Brisket and Bubbe's Extra-Crispy Potato Kugel are crowd-pleasers and require little hands-on attention. Sides and bright salads like Moroccan Carrot Salad, Roasted Kohlrabi, Cherry Tomato & Feta Salad, and Sweet & Tart Eggplant Salad are best served at room temperature. With staples like Amba (pickled mango spread), Tomato Jam, and Schug-a-churri (a blend of Yemenite and South American condiments) on hand, it's easy to punch up flavor and find something delectable to slather on challah. And from the showstopping Lemon Black-Sesame Bundt Cake to the rich comfort of Vegan Rice Pudding, there's always something special for dessert.

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Maria's Italian cucina / Kusiewicz, Tracey.

Maria's Italian Cucina contains 78 authentic Southern Italian Calabrian recipes including: appetizers, salads and soups, vegetables and sides, pasta and risotto, meat and chicken, seafood, pizza, and desserts with over 45 pictures with easy-to-follow recipes. I have featured my most treasured recipes in this book, many of which I have enjoyed since I was a young girl that were prepared by my mother. I truly hope that they inspire you to create special memories and traditions of your own. Most of all, I hope that they bring you as much joy as they have brought me and my loved ones. Enjoy and remember to keep cooking!

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Celtic folklore cooking / Asala, Joanne

A treasury of delectable recipes, Celtic Folklore Cooking by Joanne Asala will help you select foods to serve at your celebrations of the Sabbats and Esbats: the festivals and ritual times for Witches and Wiccans. It is also a terrific introduction to Celtic culture. The recipes in this book were gathered during four trips the author took to Ireland and Britain, as well as visits to Scotland and Wales. She searched for people who still cooked in the traditional of their ancestors, passing down recipes from generation to generation. The result is a book that is rich in Celtic tradition. And the foods are delicious any time, too!

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Chef Tee's Caribbean kitchen : vibrant recipes that bring the joy of island cooking to your home / Chef Tee

"Caribbean cuisine offers a world of flavour from Jamaica to Trinidad and Tobago and everything in between, all the islands have their own unique dishes and cooking styles. In this sunshine filled book you'll find recipes for mouth-watering hot sauces, spice rubs, fragrant marinades and cool chutneys as well as vibrant salads, BBQ wood grills and slowly simmered braises. Food is often eaten on the go from beach shacks or street vendors, who cook up fresh bites every day. Satisfying curries are always on the menu and are traditionally served with rice or Indian-style roti breads for wiping your plate clean, and vegetable sides. Meat is a big feature, often marinated, and fresh fish is readily available, particularly on the smaller islands, but there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes to enjoy too. And let's not forget the rum-based cocktails! Celebrate the fresh and vibrant colours and tastes of the Caribbean in your own kitchen with delicious and easy recipes, filled with lip-smacking flavour and guaranteed to transport you to paradise." -- Amazon.

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5 ingredients Mediterranean / Loftus, David
Five ingredients Mediterranean
5 Ingredients Mediterranean is everything people loved about the first book, but with the added va-va-voom of basing it on Jamie's lifelong travels around the Med. With over 125 utterly delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, it's about making everyday cooking super-exciting, with minimal fuss - all while transporting you to sunnier climes.

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Simply Symon suppers : recipes and menus for every week of the year / Anderson, Ed

Symon shares his favorites for the family dinner table. The recipes utilize pantry and accessible ingredients to create simple meals with big flavor. With mains and sides strategically paired to keep dinner delicious, healthy, and streamlined, Symon curates plates based on vibe. He includes descriptors (flour free; dairy free; meat free) so persons on restricted diets can easily find plenty of suppertime inspiration, too. -- condensed from publisher info.

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The Buddhist Chef's homestyle cooking : simple, satisfying vegan recipes for sharing / Cyr, Jean-Philippe
Homestyle cooking
Full of traditional, crowd-pleasing recipes, veganized and packed full of flavor, The Buddhist Chef's Homestyle Cooking is a warm-hearted, comforting collection of recipes. The recipes are inspired by the two universal themes at the heart of every great meal--flavor and enjoying it with those you love--and are brought together with a dash of The Buddhist Chef's signature sense of humor. As with The Buddhist Chef's previous books--The Buddhist Chef and The Buddhist Chef's Vegan Comfort Cooking--this is a book you will turn to again and again for reliable recipes that always wow with taste and texture and show just how simple putting together a great meal can be. The Buddhist Chef's Homestyle Cooking includes recipes for: a comforting favorites for gathering around the table: Vegan Tuscan Soup, Macaroni Salad with Jalapeño-Marinated Tofu, Vegan Fried Chicken, Shawarma Tofu Wraps, and Ratatouille Lasagna with Almond Ricotta, a whole new world of vegan snacking: Veggie Pâté, Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki, Buffalo Cauliflower, and Bruschetta Portobellos, the joy of vegan baking: Chocolate Mug Cake, Flaky Apple Tart, or a Trio of Vegan Cupcakes. Whether it's a one-dish wonder for a quick weeknight family dinner or a variety of vegan snacks and baked goods for a weekend get-together, The Buddhist Chef's Homestyle Cooking is full of comforting vegan recipes for sharing with family and friends!

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Budget air-fryer cookbook : money-saving meals for all occasions / Tschiesche, Jenny

This new book offers nutritious and budget-friendly recipes aiming to reduce the amount of energy by using the air fryer instead of the oven and/or grill. In tests carried out by Which? using an air fryer costs from a third to half less than using an electric oven. The popularity of air fryers looks set to last, and why not with its amazing list of benefits not just to the household budget, but for the time-poor cook too. Using an air fryer drastically cuts down on cooking times, making these recipes fantastic for anyone cooking in a hurry too. The recipes in this book cater for a wide range of tastes and needs, exploring ideas for using tins, jars and cartons, cooking from frozen, using up leftovers, using cheaper cuts of meat, grains and pulses, vegetable-based dishes and much more. Jenny Tschieshe's first book taught us that an air fryer doesn't just have to be for beige food. Now it's time to take things a step further by focussing on making the most of your air fryer in terms of keeping your energy and food costs as low as possible.

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Bibimbap : and other Asian-inspired rice & noodle bowl recipes / Pickford, Louise

A collection of over 70 enticing Asian-style one-bowl recipes that feature rice and noodles. Rice and noodles are at the very heart of Asian cooking, providing the building blocks to what is a varied, healthy and fascinating cuisine. They are mostly served as one-pot dishes in soups, salads and stir-fries and provide the carbohydrate element alongside fresh vegetables, herbs, meat and fish, balancing the nutritional benefits of each dish. Bibimbap itself is a Korean rice dish consisting of rice, topped with a variety of seasoned and sauťed vegetables, plus kimchi and a gochujang sauce. It is also often served with a fried egg on top to finish. The perfect all-rounder delicious meal in one bowl. 'Bibim' means 'mixing' and 'bap' means 'cooked rice', but this Asian-influenced dish is just the start. It is such a versatile idea and can be used as a basis for all manner of other one-bowl rice and noodle dishes. Begin with the basics of putting a one-bowl rice or noodle dish together and what flavours and ingredients go together well, then move on to trying endless combinations. Discover a dishes such as Chilled Soba Noodles with Dipping Sauce, Wild Garlic Miso Pork Stir-fry or BBQ Pork Noodle Bowls, and not forgetting Chicken Noodle Soup or a Spicy Noodle Seafood Broth. Use the recipes in this book as a starting point on an Asian-inspired rice and noodle journey and create your perfect meal in one bowl.

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Cocina mexicana : fresh, vibrant recipes for authentic Mexican food / Cavita, Adriana

Experience authentic Mexican dishes on a culinary journey around the country with a celebrated chef and restaurateur. Adriana Cavita grew up in a small village in Mexico and was inspired to enter the food industry by her grandmother who ran a street-food business. She has since travelled extensively around the country, from Mexico City the capital (where she was born), across to Oaxaca and the Yucat̀n. Visiting the small towns around the coast and perched up in the mountains sparked in Adriana a fascination with traditional cooking methods, and how these vary from region to region. This collection of recipes is built around her experiences, from breathing in the aroma of woodsmoke from a barbacoa (food cooked over open flames), to seeing first-hand the care that goes into preparing seemingly simple dishes, from salsas and moles to tortillas and tostadas. Adriana's extensive travels have influenced this collection of recipes. From the northern, more rugged dishes of Baja Fish Tacos and Birria (beef stew), through the centre of the country with a wealth of quesadillas and Pollo en Adobo (chicken adobo), all the way to the southern regions of Yucatan and Oaxaca featuring Tlayudas con Carne Asada (often referred to as the Oaxaca pizza!). Adriana also introduces the basics of Mexican cooking, including salsas, corn dough, tostadas, and moles and includes a selection of tantalizing Mexican cocktails heralding the popularity of tequila and mezcal. Adriana's take on traditional Mexican dishes tell a story of her heritage and the people who taught her the craft of cooking and will open your eyes to real, authentic Mexican food.