Global dishes – New Cooking books in September

With delectable recipes and dishes for every meal and occasion, this is a collection of cookbooks from around the globe.

Syndetics book coverMalaysia : recipes from a family kitchen / Ping Coombes.
“Drawing inspiration from her mother and from the late-night stalls and street markets in her hometown of Ipoh, Ping has put together over 100 delicious recipes that serve as a perfect introduction to the tastes and textures of Malaysian cooking. Chilli crab and caramel pork, spicy laksas and rendangs, satays and tangy sambals: these classic dishes are intensely satisfying to make, share and devour! Welcome to Ping’s family table – and as Ping’s mother would say, ‘sek fan la!’: come and eat!” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSpain : the Cookbook / Simone and Inés Ortega.
“The world’s best selling Spanish cookbook and the indispensable bible of traditional and authentic Spanish home cooking.” (Book Jacket)

Syndetics book coverFrance : the cookbook / Ginette Mathiot.
“With more than 1,400 recipes, Mathiot guides the reader through all the classic recipes and techniques of French cooking… with a clear and authoritative voice. The recipes, which have been fully updated by Clothilde Dusoulie, author of the popular Chocolate & Zucchini blog, prove that authentic French food doesn’t have to be complicated, heavy or too rich.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverMammissima : family cooking from a modern Italian mamma / Elisabetta Minervini.
“Vivacious and modern mother of two Elisabetta Minervini has brought the vitality of Apulian cooking to her home in London, and in Mammissima she shares the traditional recipes that her children have come to adore. These include orecchiette (“little-ear” pasta), focaccia, pasta al forno (oven-baked pasta), Salento rustic pie, and the ultimate pizza that will get everyone involved. This kind of cooking suits a hectic lifestyle and can be prepared quickly and easily using inexpensive ingredients. With enchanting food photography, illustrations, and plenty of personality, this glorious book will allow you to add Italian panache and bring la dolce vita to your own everyday cooking.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverL.A. Son : My Life, My City, My Food / Roy Choi ; with Tien Nguyen and Natasha Phan ; photographs by Bobby Fisher.
“A gritty, charming, and flavourful love letter to Los Angeles, L.A. Son is the story of Choi’s love of food and his evolution as a chef. Choi returns to his childhood afternoons at his parents’ Korean restaurant, his nights in L.A.’s illegal gambling halls and his pizza-fueled studying at the Culinary Institute of America before making his way into some of the best restaurants in America. Fully illustrated with full-color photography throughout, it includes 60 inspired recipes for everything from kalbi and kimchi to chorizo and carne asada.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverFlavours of Urban Melbourne : 120 favourite restaurants, bars & cafes with their signature recipes / edited by Penny Cordner.
Flavours of Urban Melbourne takes you on an adventure through the diverse range of restaurants, cafes and bars that call this city home.” (Book Jacket)

Syndetics book coverDanish Cooking and Baking Traditions / Arthur L. Meyer ; illustrations by John A. Wilson.
“Meyer introduces readers to the best offerings of the Danish table – from soups, main courses, vegetables, and sauces to breads and sweets – in 170 recipes with step-by-step instructions.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverFalafel for Breakfast : modern Middle Eastern recipes for any time of the day from Kepos Street Kitchen / Michael Rantissi & Kristy Frawley.
“Israeli-born chef Michael Rantissi has converted the brunching crowds from customary bacon and eggs to his sharing plates laden with falafel, labneh, spicy dukkah and pita bread warm from the oven.” (Book Jacket)

Syndetics book coverVietnamese Street Food / Tracey Lister and Andreas Pohl ; photography by Michael Fountoulakis.
“With food photography of every dish and complemented by evocative location photography, this book provides an unforgettable insight into Vietnamese street food and culture that will inspire both the home chef and the armchair traveller.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEast London Food / written and compiled by Rosie Birkett ; photography by Helen Cathcart.
“East London has become the most exciting place to eat in the UK. Home to a vibrant and diverse community, it has attracted a wave of fresh gastronomic talent, including top chefs, young producers and bold entrepreneurs. This book follows forty people at the heart of a culinary phenomenon – from Michelin-starred chefs and specialist butchers to wild foragers and urban beekeepers. With in-depth interviews and lavish photography, East London Food guides you on where to go, what to eat and how to cook it at home.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGreek : Heart-warming Traditional Recipes / [food director, Pamela Clark.]
“From the delicious dips and little morsels they call Mezze and eat with a glass of ouzo before dinner to the super-sweet honey-drenched baklava they eat with their coffee after dinner, Greek food is a culinary delight. Seafood is plentiful in Greece and there are recipes included here for prawns, sardines, squid and octopus. Peasant dishes such as moussaka, slow-roasted lamb, and dishes made from rabbit and goat are an important feature of the cuisine too. And there are celebration dishes – especially for Easter. And along with the beautifully photographed recipes, there are several beautifully photographed landscapes of Greece.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverSimply Spice : homemade Indian vegetarian food / Raji Sharma.
Simply Spice is a refreshing and innovative approach to Indian cuisine. The book includes introductions on the type of spices you can integrate into your cooking, and the benefits of using spices in your cooking….Simply Spice offers the readers an expansive collection of Indian recipes bound to impress friends and family – a beautifully presented cookbook, perfect for every foodie’s collection.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverEast : culinary adventures in Southeast Asia / Leanne Kitchen & Antony Suvalko.
East celebrates the ingredients and flavors of South East Asia, taking you on a unique journey from the comfort of your own kitchen. Inspired by the authors’ personal travels and the culinary highlights they discovered in Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia and Burma, East is a colorful exploration of the food and culture of these diverse areas. Captured with stunning photography from locations throughout South East Asia as well as beautiful food photography to accompany the 100 recipes, East reveals a glimpse of the bold tastes, big colors and full flavors of this exotic region.” (Syndetics summary)