Flyleaf's Favorite Cookbooks and Food Writing 2021

Black Food: Stories, Art, and Recipes from Across the African Diaspora [A Cookbook] Cover Image
By Bryant Terry (Editor)
ISBN: 9781984859723
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Published: 4 Color Books - October 19th, 2021

80 contributors, 75+ recipes, art, poetry, and more, this is a gorgeous book celebrating the Black experience as viewed through food. --Maggie

Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer's Guide (Atlas Obscura) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523502196
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - October 12th, 2021

A feast! There's so much good stuff in here I really don't know where to start... A feast for the curious, those hungry for information about how food is handled in different cultures, countries and landscapes. It's part Jeopardy! and part encyclopedia and part "eww gross" but in a can't-not-read about it kind of way. The perfect gift for the friend who has everything, for the curious and for those who like to pick up a book, open to any page, and be amazed. --Jamie

Flavors of the Sun: The Sahadi’s Guide to Understanding, Buying, and Using Middle Eastern Ingredients Cover Image
By Christine Sahadi Whelan, Kristin Teig (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781452182452
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Published: Chronicle Books - September 7th, 2021

A beautiful and unique book of Middle Eastern food and flavors. The author is a fourth generation co-owner and the culinary director of Sahadi’s, New York City’s longest continually operating family-owned specialty food store. --Tony

Rice: A Savor the South Cookbook (Savor the South Cookbooks) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781469660240
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Published: University of North Carolina Press - March 1st, 2021

My great-grandparents ate rice at every meal in South Carolina. It’s my desert island food (along with a perfect roast chicken). Twitty’s important book highlights the mighty grain’s history while providing 50+ recipes that unite the different food cultures of the South. --Maggie

The New York Times Cooking No-Recipe Recipes: [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984858474
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Published: Ten Speed Press - March 16th, 2021

Love this book!  One-page recipes using items from fridge and pantry in general measurements with modifications and other tips. The tone is casual, almost gossipy and the color photos are plentiful. Lots of vegetarian options, and all meals covered. --Jamie

Ripe Figs: Recipes and Stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324006657
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

Cooking my way through these delicious Mediterranean recipes. She had me at halloumi. --Maggie

Sumac: Recipes and Stories from Syria Cover Image
By Anas Atassi, Rania Kataf (Photographs by), Jeroen van der Spek (Photographs by)
ISBN: 9781623718978
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Published: Interlink Books - April 1st, 2021

An engineer now living in Amsterdam, Anas Atassi’s passion for cooking and the Syrian food of his youth inspired him to preserve his family recipes and stories. The recipes are his mother’s. --Tony

Veggies & Fish: Inspired New Recipes for Plant-Forward Pescatarian Cooking Cover Image
ISBN: 9781615198344
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Published: The Experiment - October 26th, 2021

For the pescatarian in your life, Bart Van Olphen's Veggies & Fish is a cookbook with delicious, easy-to-follow recipes and great photos sure to inspire home-cooks of all levels. The instructions are clear and there's plenty of room for customization, making for a fantastic book for anyone looking to eat healthier - or anyone who just loves veggies and fish. --Colin

It's Always Freezer Season: How to Freeze Like a Chef with 100 Make-Ahead Recipes [A Cookbook] Cover Image
ISBN: 9781607746898
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 6th, 2021

A great resource for making weeknight meals easier, using leftovers wisely and saving produce beyond its season. Includes helpful charts, complete recipes and how to save components of future recipes.

Rise and Run: Recipes, Rituals and Runs to Fuel Your Day: A Cookbook Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593232446
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Published: Rodale Books - October 26th, 2021