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On Nov 29, 2017, at 10:32 AM, Dean Tudor <email@example.com> wrote:This is a roundup of cookbooks meant for family enjoyment, whetherworkday eating or family participation, or just plain eating together....MASTER THE ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER (Skyhorse Publishing,2017, 258 pages, $25.99 CAD hard covers) is by Marci Buttars and CamiGraham, both family specialists and bloggers at TIDBITS. As the publishersays, this is NOT your grandma's pressure cooker. Here are more than 100preps, with tips, for grains and yogurt and tender veggies, soft meats, andso forth, with a range from breakfast to dessert. My kind of tool with largetype (including the index) and metric conversion charts. Quality/price rating:87SECOND HELPINGS, PLEASE! (Whitecap, 2017, 292 pages, $29.95CAD paperbound) is a fundraiser project from the Mount Sinai Chapter ofAct to End Violence Against Women. It was originally published in 1968;this is its 17th printing with some new material on quick and easy, low-calorie, microwave recipes, and new tips. The last edition was previously in2008. It's a basic community cookbook touching all the bases, perfect as agift for showers, weddings, anyone moving and setting up a kitchen, or aholiday like Hanukkah (Dec 12 – 20 in 2017). Of particular value are thechapters with a lot of recipes for appetizers, party treats, soups andveggies, and Jewish Festivals. Quality/price rating: 87THE BEST OF AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN 2018 (America's Test Kitchen,2017, 320 pages, $45 CAD hardbound) features the best recipes,equipment reviews and tastings from the 2017 episodes of the popularPBS television series (and some of their magazines and books too). Out of1000 preps developed for their media, more than 150 are here as "best ofthe best". It comes with the usual step-by-step photos and opinionatedequipment/ingredient thoughts. Newish topics for the 2017 year includeporchetta, panettone, sausage ragu, and frozen yogurt. Quality/price rating:89GRAVITY CAKES! (Robert Rose, 2017, 272 pages, $27.95 CADpaperbound) is by Jakki Friedman and Francesca Librae, and utilizingJakki's business as a Manchester UK baker of gravity cakes (they create anillusion of something pouring mid-air into the cake). These 45 projects canbe worked on by the whole family. The book has 650 step-by-step colourphotos to guide you. The preps are simple and the ingredients areaccessible. The designs (Christmas, Valentine. Easter, Halloween, etc.)are easy to construct; gluten-free preps are also available. Neat-o.Quality/price rating: 87BAKING CLASS (Storey Publishing, 2017, 144 pages plus stickers, $28.95spiralbound) is by Deanna F. Cook who has written dozens of award-winning books for kids. Here she builds on an earlier title, "Cooking Class",to present a way to get kids back into the kitchen and learn baking skills.There are 50 recipes with step-by-step instructions so kids can follow ontheir own. Classics include chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cupcakes,pizza, cheese crackers: all made from scratch with wholesome ingredients.At the back are stickers for colourful gift tag, labels, bake sale signs, andcutout stencils for decorating cookies and cupcakes.THE COMPLETE SOUS VIDE COOKBOOK (Robert Rose, 2017, 416pages, $29.95 CAD paperbound) is by the world renowned chef, ChrisMacDonald (Avalon and Cava in Toronto). It's another in a long line of"single-equipment" cookbooks (e.g.,food processor, crockpot, toaster),here concentrating on using sous vide equipment and techniques to achieverestaurant-quality results at home. Low temperature controlled food issealed in containers immersed in water. It works well if you have a lot to do,and can be prepared in advance. But of course you do need the equipment.A nicely done book that indeed can replicate restaurant food, with youcontrolling the seasoning. The 175 recipes embrace the globe. Quality/pricerating: 87A GRANDFATHER'S LESSONS (Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2017, 196 pages, $42 CAD hardbound) is by Jacques Pepin – and whatcould be more family than Pepin cooking with his granddaughter Shorey.He's been doing this since she was six; she is now 12 and capable ofcooking on her own. So here are meals that she enjoys as a young person,and meals that are not always French-inspired. These are important lifeskills, and they are illustrated with his renowned drawings. They open withsetting the table and good table manners – nice appreciations. Then theymove on to hors d'oeuvres [SIC from a Frenchman!] soups and salads,eggs, sandwiches, pizza, fish, poultry, light meat, pasta, quinoa, veggies,followed by 40 pages of desserts (hey, kids like to eat these things). Largetype in both the text and the index is a great bonus. Quality/price rating: 89BUTTERCREAM BASICS (Robert Rose, 2017, 256 pages, $27.95 CADpaperbound) is by Carey Madden, whose cakes and cupcakes have beenfeatured in Vogue. She operates Violet, a custom cake bakery inPhiladelphia. This is buttercream decorating, and is the best gift for thecake baker in your life. It's topically illustrated with step-by-step techniquesand loaded with tips, covering the major aspects of cake and icing recipes,borders and inscriptions, embellishment, blossoms, concluding with a finalchapter on cupcakes. Quality/price rating: 87NO EXCUSES DETOX (Ten Speed Press, 2017, 208p, $25.99 CADpaperbound) is by nutritionist Megan Gilmore who specializes in detox atwww.detoxinista.com. She's got 100 preps for a more healthy eating plan –gluten-free, quick and easy, relatively inexpensive, and meant for families.Of course there's a plan, followed by courses: shakes, salads, soups, sides,snacks, stir-fries, sweets, and staples. Ah yes, the "S" word dominates.Quality/price rating: 87EVERYDAY DIABETES MEALS (Robert Rose, 2017, 288 pages, $27.95CAD papercovers) is by Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN and LisaMikus, RD, CNSC, CDN. Together they have three decades of clinicalexperience. The 150 preps are for meals with 45 to 60 grams of carbos.The arrangement has easy consistent carbo dietary planning by choosingfrom breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes, and then adding sweet or savourysnacks within preset carb ranges. There's a 14 day meal plan. It's a lifestylechange. Quality/price rating: 88THE 7 WONDERS OF OLIVE OIL (Familius, 2017, 200 pages, $23.95CAD paperbound) is by Alice Alech and Cecile La Galliard. It comes loadedwith lots of references, some quizzes, a handful of recipes, but no index.Still, it is a useful read. Olive oil is discussed in a healthy sense: strongerbones, some cancer prevention, higher brain function, some stroke andheart attack prevention, reduction in diabetes risk, Alzheimer's diseaseprevention, skin rejuvenation, and the Mediterranean diet. Each chapter issuccinctly titled. Quality/price rating: 88THE LOW-FODMAP SOLUTION (Robert Rose, 2017, 268 pages, $27.95CAD paperbound) is by Montrealer Cinzia Cuneo and others atSOSCuisine, a group which designs specialized meal plans. Here theyconcentrate on IBS. Research has shown that a low-FODMAP diet iseffective in three-quarters of IBS cases. You could be able to avoid intestinalcramps, bloating, diarrhea and gas through the elimination of FODMAPs:fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides andpolyols – carbohydrates that are poorly digested in the intestine. Here shehas meal plans, shopping lists, and 130 preps (many vegan). There arealso comprehensive lists of allowable foods and avoidable foods.Quality/price rating: 89THE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIABETESCOOKBOOK (CICO Books, 2017, 160 pages, $29.95 CAD paperbound)is by Karin Hehenberger, MD, PhD., who is well-versed in diabetes care. It'sa guidebook for those who are pre-diabetic, diabetic, and support groups.She covers the challenges of living with diabetes, eating in and dining out,living on one's own, and travelling. She's got 70 preps tailored to those withdiabetes, including vegan and vegetarian options. It may not be everythingyou'll need to know but it is a good beginning. Quality/price rating: 86HOW TO HYGGE; the Nordic secrets to a happy life (St. Martin's Griffin,2016, 2017, 208 pages, $27.99 USD hardbound) is by food writer SigneJohansen; it was originally published in 2016 by Bluebird in the UK. "Hoo-ga" (pronounced) usually translates as "comfort" or "coziness" implyingwarmth, conviviality, and kinship. Nature sets the pace and provides healthbenefits; the outdoors is better than the indoors. Try to be active at all ages;try "fika" (collective restoration, eg, teas). Be minimalistic. There are moreprinciples scattered about the book. And there are more than a handful ofrecipes.Quality/price rating: 89Chimo! www.deantudor.com