Tempt­ing Tomes

Find kitchen in­spi­ra­tion in these mouth-wa­ter­ing new cook­books, avail­able at lo­cal book­stores (page 20).—Sheri Rad­ford

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Cook­ing in Color: Vi­brant, De­li­cious, Beau­ti­ful Food by Adrian Har­ris and Jeremy In­glett of The Food Gays (HarperCollins Canada): For years Van­cou­verites have been drool­ing over pho­tos of metic­u­lously pre­pared dishes on the Food Gays’ blog and In­sta­gram feed. Now the adorable duo of Har­ris and In­glett have pro­duced a gor­geous cook­book to teach you how to cre­ate those tan­ta­liz­ing dishes for your­self.

Seven Sea­sons on Stowel Lake Farm: Sto­ries and Recipes That

Nour­ish Com­mu­nity by Jen­nifer Lloyd-Karr, El­iz­a­beth Young and Lisa Lloyd (Page Two): Nes­tled on pic­turesque Salt Spring Is­land is Stowel Lake Farm, a thriv­ing or­ganic farm that also hosts yoga classes and well­ness re­treats. Even if an is­land visit isn’t on your itin­er­ary, you can pick up this book filled with un­com­pli­cated recipes and craft­ing tips.

Bot­tom of the Pot: Per­sian

Recipes and Sto­ries by Naz Der­a­vian (Flat­iron Books): Dur­ing the Ira­nian Rev­o­lu­tion of 1979, when Der­a­vian was eight years old, her fam­ily fled from their home in Iran and moved to Rome and then Van­cou­ver. Her de­but cook­book over­flows with the aro­mas and flavours of Iran in more than 100 mouth­wa­ter­ing recipes, punc­tu­ated by Der­a­vian’s es­says that ex­plore the idea of home.

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