Another selection of cook books with delectable recipes for you to enjoy.

Syndetics book coverJust four Ingredients for Kids / [food director, Pamela Clark].“This is the simplest of all cookbooks for kids’ food. Every recipe has no more than four ingredints – all of which you can buy at the supermarket. There are smoothies, lunchboxes, after-school snacks, midweek meals, sides and salads, pizza and pasta, party food, desserts and a chapter of recipes that kids can cook themselves. The recipes are so delicious that even fussy kids will be easy to cook for. It’s the ideal cookbook for busy parents.” (Book jacket)

Syndetics book coverThe Small Kitchen : 141 everyday recipes for one or two / Sally Wise.
While most cookbooks tend to offer recipes for families of six people or more, statistics show that more and more Australians live alone, or in small households of two or three. With this in mind Sally Wise, author of bestselling books like Slow Cooker and A Year in a Bottle, has written a book which caters for the smaller household.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverHomemade / Simon Gault ; photography, Kieran Scott.“In Simon Gault’s Homemade, the New Zealand Master Chef judge and award winning restauranteur shares more than 80 easy to make dishes for a host of occasions, from casual family dinners to special celebrations, and also offers eight sample dinner menus for headache free entertaining.” (Book jacket)

Syndetics book coverCelebrity Vineyards : from Napa to Tuscany : in search of great wine / Nick Wise.
“Authors Nick Wise and editor Linda Sunshine travel the US and Europe to profile and photograph world-famous vineyards, their famous owners, and their famous wines…. the wines he tasted and the incredible people he met are recounted in loving and often humorous detail in this fully illustrated and eminently readable new book.” (Publisher description)

Syndetics book coverThe French Market Cookbook : vegetarian recipes from my Parisian kitchen / Clotilde Dusoulier.“Food blogger doesn’t do Clotilde Dusoulier justice. True, she’s amassed a cult following with her pioneering website, but she’s also a journalist with her finger on the pulse of Parisian culture – and an expert and wholly original cook. With it’s delicious, vegetable-driven take on French cuisine, The French Market Cookbook is a triumph of all Dusoulier brings to the table, as enlightened and joyous as the woman behind it.” (Book jacket)

Syndetics book coverThe Modern Peasant : adventures in city food / Jojo Tulloh ; illustrations by Lynn Hatzius.
(Tulloh found) “Beneath Victorian railway arches, on inner city roof tops and on land borrowed from parks and vicarages, a new breed of food producers were baking bread, making cheese, keeping bees and growing vegetables….. In this evocative and illuminating book, Jojo shares her knowledge of this fast-changing culinary scene….(she) shows how a food philosophy that takes the best from past traditions can put flavour and excitement back into everyday cooking – even amidst the roar of city life.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverThe Smitten Kitchen Cookbook / Deb Perelman.
“In her highly anticipated debut, food blogger Perelman (whose website,, attracts more than five million visitors a month) offers more than 100 uncomplicated dishes intended for home cooks who hate risky recipes, including Peach and Sour Cream Pancakes, Mushroom Bourguignon, and Harvest Roast Chicken with Grapes, Olives, and Rosemary. Thoughtfully, she includes practical “do aheads” and “cooking notes” and suggests ingredient substitutions for non-U.S. readers. Since Perelman favors techniques like roasting and sauteing, this book is great for novices who lack space and specialty equipment.” (adapted from Library Journal)

Syndetics book coverThe Medicinal Chef : eat your way to better health / Dale Pinnock ; [photography by Martin Poole].
“In his first cookbook, nutrition expert Dale Pinnock presents his unique and inspiring approach to healthy cooking. With 80 simple, tasty recipes, he shows how easy it can be to use food to benefit your health and complement conventional treatment.” (Syndetics summary)

Syndetics book coverDr Libby’s Real Food Chef / Libby Weaver ; with chef Cynthia Louise.
“The Real Food Chef is a whole cooking system born from the desire to inspire us to eat what I call ‘low human intervention food’, real food the way it comes in nature. Filled with delicious, nourishing recipes, beautiful images, quotes to inspire, and food education, the Real Food Chef has been designed to enhance your quality of life and give you more energy to live the life you love. ” (Publisher’s description)

Syndetics book coverBaked : treats for breakfast, lunch & tea / global baker Dean Brettschneider ; photography by Aaron McLean.
“On a typical day at one of Dean Brettschneider’s many bakeries, you will find freshly baked croissants, American style muffins, chocolate cakes, Dasnish rye breads, hazelnut biscotti, Turkish pide and a selection of homemade jams and chutneys. In ‘Baked’ Dean shares the recipes and tricks of the trade you need to recraete these baked goods and more in your own kitchen.” (Book jacket)