My Digital Cookbook Finds for February 2018
Are you a cookbook addict? I am! I used to have a very large bookcase that was so full there were books stacked on top of it and on the leftover space on the shelves in front of the books. I was out of control. Luckily Amazon’s Kindle and digital books came along. At first it was just good for replacing my novel library but now with color tablets and Kindles you can read your favorite cookbooks with full effect. I have only purchased digital cookbooks for years now and I can’t pass up on a great deal.
These books are all $3.99 or less with most of them just $1.99.
The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook
BY COCO MORANTE
It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is an impressive countertop appliance: it’s part-pressure cooker, part-slow cooker, and you can make anything from yogurt to rice to cheesecake in record time. Instant Pot obsessive Coco Morante walks readers through an array of mouthwatering options: brown butter steel-cut oatmeal, Korean braised beef short ribs, and Sicilian-style chard with raisins and pine nuts. Delectable meals await, with just a little bit of prep and the press of a button.
State Bird Provisions
BY STUART BRIOZA, NICOLE KRASINSKI & JJ GOODE
The food at San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions certainly cannot be confined to one cuisine, as the chefs draw inspiration from a distant farro factory in Italy to a bite of Sichuan cumin lamb from their local Chinatown. Chefs and owners Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krasinski share their unconventional yet genius pairings: everything pancakes with smoked mackerel and sweet-and-sour beets, spiced pork ciccioli with buttermilk-cacao nib crackers, and of course, their namesake state bird with provisions (fried quail). With dishes taken straight off of the menu, or in this case, right out of the dim sum carts, State Bird Provisions’ offbeat yet refined dishes will surprise and delight those looking to elevate their home cooking.
BY DAVID BEZ
David Bez went on a quest to create one new salad everyday at his office desk, mixing and matching all types of greens, grains, proteins, and dressings. Keeping in mind the constraints of an office kitchen (or lack thereof), recipes are ready in under 20 minutes with minimal equipment. Chapters are organized by season, so you can always eat what’s at its peak freshness: honey-roasted salmon, fennel and spinach in the summer; quinoa, sugar snap peas, broccoli, and mushrooms in the fall; chorizo, roasted potatoes and red onions over kale in the winter; and shrimp, avocado and red rice in the spring. With an astounding 280 recipes, there’s a salad for every eater, whether your diet is raw, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, or omnivore.
BY HARRY ROSENBLUM
Vinegar deserves a spot in your everyday cooking routine—not just as salad dressing or household cleaner. With a bottle of wine, fruit scraps, or hard cider—and a little bit of patience, homemade vinegar isn’t far from reach. Take it one step further with infusions like shiso, earl grey tea, and cherry blossom. Dozens of vinegar variations will enliven your cocktails with an acidic kick, give your vegetables a second life (think pickled beets or pickled fennel with cardamom), and bring that extra zing to your dinner with a curry vinaigrette or ground cherry chutney. Complete with recipes for starters, mains and sides like chicken adobo or deviled pickled eggs, Vinegar Revival is a must for any avid DIY-er.
The Book of Greens
BY JENN LOUIS WITH KATHLEEN SQUIRES
The Book of Greens is an encyclopedic resource for all things leafy green. Organized alphabetically with over 175 recipes, this in-depth resource will make your next trip to the farmers market a breeze. With a section dedicated to each green, the text provides quick tips like how to choose, clean, store, and cook it, along with recommended pairings and full recipes. Even the usual suspects are seen in a new light with recipes like zeppole with arugula pesto and okonomiyaki with brined cabbage. From the familiar to the lesser-known, there’s plenty to learn and even more to get inspired by.
Sale runs 2/4/18 to 2/18/18. Prices have been verified before this post, but prices are subject to change without notice. Please make sure to check each eBook price before purchasing.