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