Bring the World to your Kitchen

Here are some of the latest cook books released this month. They are themed on flavours and recipes from around the world for you to try.  One night you could be in Jamaica and the next night you could be in Greece; the options are endless.  Take your cooking to a different part of the world and try something new.

The nutmeg trail : recipes and stories along the ancient spice routes / Ford, Eleanor
“In this richly illustrated volume, Eleanor Ford uses recipes as maps as she takes readers on a culinary journey that weaves through history and around the world. She explores both the flavour profiles and the spread of spices. This unparalleled volume provides 80 flavourful recipes for entrées, appetizers, sides dishes, and more, enabling you to make a divine garlic clove vegetable curry, jasmine tea-smoked chicken, as well as staple spice pastes and mixtures to have on-hand. The result will enable you to stock up and to have a home kitchen rich in international flavour and fragrance.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

West winds : recipes, history and tales from Jamaica / Phillips, Riaz
“A beautiful cookbook that celebrates the nuance in Caribbean cooking, focussing specifically on Jamaica, in over 100 recipes. Delve into West Winds– the most-talked-about cookbook of 2022 and a joyous celebration of Jamaican food culture. With 100 traditional and delicious dishes that draw on Riaz’s memories, West Winds is so much more than a showcase of Jamaican cooking, it is also rooted in the exploration of the island’s heritage and culture.  Take a trip to Jamaica with West Winds”–Publisher’s description.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Lebanese cuisine : the authentic cookbook / Kazan, Samira
“Filled with an abundance of recipes that use healthy, fresh ingredients, this complete collection of Lebanese meals is derived from meetings with top chefs in Lebanon who serve up the best this cuisine has to offer.” (Catalogue)



Persiana everyday / Ghayour, Sabrina
“The all-new collection of more than 100 crowd-pleasing recipes for everyday eating from the author of the award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling cookbook Persiana. Designed to ensure maximum flavour with the greatest of ease – including no-cook, quick-prep, quick-cook and one-pot dishes, Persiana Everyday is full of generous, inviting and delicious recipes to cook again and again for family and friends”–Publisher’s description.” (Catalogue)


Simply more Greek : foods from the garden, the sea and the bakery / Bardis, Ruth
“Simply More Greek is the third book on Greek cookery written and photographed by international award-winning author Ruth Bardis. This book is an extension to her previous books featuring a collection of other traditional foods, not commonly found in cookbooks that are meat free; a must have for pescatarians and vegetarians or those wanting to expand on their common Greek repertoire. Ruth’s food inspiration, vibrant photography, design skills and personality shines through every page.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Pierogi : over 50 recipes to create perfect Polish dumplings / Zak, Zuza
“The bible of Polish dumplings, Pierogi is the essential cookbook for learning about this popular food. In North, South, East, West and Central we delve deep into the regions of Poland, along with the dumplings, traditions and stories that define them. In the Modern, Vegan, Festive, Creative and Gluten-free chapters, we find a fun take on dumplings for a contemporary audience. With beautiful location photography, thoughts on the history and development of pierogi, and tips and tricks for perfecting them, Pierogi is a deep-dive into this compelling and culturally significant food”–Publisher’s description.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

A curious absence of chickens : a journal of life, food and recipes from Puglia / Grigson, Sophie
“After her children grew up and left home, Sophie Grigson found herself living alone. About to turn 60, she took the decision to sell or give away most of her belongings, to pack up her car and to drive to Puglia on her own to start a new life. In a part of Italy where she didn’t know anyone, having last visited the region 40 years ago, this narrative book of food writing, stories and recipes brings to life the region, its food and the local characters that she meets along the way. This is a book about courage, hope, new horizons and, above all, delicious food.” (Adapted from Catalogue)

Dine in Palestine : an authentic taste of Palestine in 60 recipes from my family to your table / Odeh, Heifa
“Re-create traditional, flavourful Palestinian meals at home with this comprehensive collection of Middle Eastern recipes. From familiar favourites like Dawali (Stuffed Grape Leaves with Beef), Shawarma and Baklawa, to more complex meals like Musakhan, Palestine’s national dish, Heifa Odeh has carefully adapted her family recipes with streamlined techniques, making it easier than ever to enjoy a taste of Palestine.” (Catalogue)

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