New Cooking books for May

Syndetics book coverCake Days : Recipes to Make Every Day Special / Tarek Malouf and the Hummingbird Bakers.
“The bestselling, hugely popular Hummingbird Bakery is back with a wonderful new collection of easy and delicious cupcakes, layer cakes, pies and cookies to suit all occasions in this beautiful book. The Hummingbird Bakery has brought their mouth-watering yet easy-to-make cupcakes to kitchens everywhere and this time they show readers how to bake delicious cakes and other sweet delights for those days of the year that are just meant for indulgence – such as birthdays, Easter, Valentine’s and Christmas – as well as those times when you just deserve a little treat.” (Amazon)

Syndetics book coverSimple Vegan! : delicious meat-free, dairy-free recipes every family will love / [edited by Sarah Scheffel].
“Whether you’re embracing a vegan lifestyle, adding a few vegan dishes to your meal plan, or cooking for a guest, this book is your road map to delicious vegan food! From Pumpkin Waffles to Polenta with Spicy Eggplant Sauce to Deep Chocolate Cupcakes (and even Mac and Cheese!), this tasty collection offers 100 irresistible recipes the whole family will love-all triple-tested by the Good Housekeeping test kitchens.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverGluten-Free Girl and the Chef : A Love Story with 100 Tempting Recipes / Shauna James Ahern and Daniel Ahern ; photography by Lara Ferroni.
“From the authors of the much-loved food blog, Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef, the book includes evocative photos, cooking techniques, and 100 chef-tested recipes–inspiration for anyone who has to eat gluten-free.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverClassic Country Recipes / food director, Pamela Clark.
“This is a collection of the most familiar and most appealing country recipes. It’s old-fashioned comfort food that more and more of us are returning to. Lamb roasts, slow cooked stews, steamed puddings, date and walnut loaf. Many of us remember eating these dishes at our grandmother’s table and are delighted when we find them on restaurant menus, but we have no idea how to make them. Classic Country Recipes is a treasury of those special food memories too important (and too delicious) to forget.” (Global Books)

Syndetics book coverSimple Café food / Julie Le Clerc ; photography by Shaun Cato-Symonds.
“Simple Café Food is a stunning collection of Julie’s favourite café-style recipes. Originally printed in 1999, this book has been reprinted many times and is now revised and updated for 2011. From antipasti, salads, breads and soups right through to delectable preserves and sweets, this book is a necessity for every home cook.” (Global Books)

Syndetics book coverThe Recipe for Life : healthy eating for real people / Sally Bee.
“Bestselling author and home cook Sally Bee is back with a collection of deliciously simple recipes that show how easy it is to follow a healthy diet for life.Many of us know the principles of healthy eating but actually incorporating them into daily life is much harder. Whether it’s eating more fruit and vegetables, reducing fat without losing flavour or feeding a family after work without the aid of a take-away menu, Sally Bee explains how to make good food second nature.Sally isn’t a dietician, but a busy mum who knows how tough it can be to change eating habits. Her down-to-earth advice and realistic approach is borne from her own experience of life-threatening heart disease, which she recovered from thanks to her own delicious and easy-to-follow eating plan.” (Global Books)