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Gifts for the Garden Chef

Garden to table at its finest with sumptuous cookbooks to delight the eye and the palette!

It’s no secret in our home that I am a cookbook collector. We have far too many that I’ve purchased new, thrifted or found in our Little Free Library and I make no apologies. There is nothing I like more than receiving books as gifts, so here I offer you my newest favourites.

  1. Ottolenghi Simple – more accessible than his previous tomes, this book will have you entertaining holiday guests with delicious and visually compelling dishes.

  2. Timothy Pakron’s Mississippi Vegan: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Boy’s Heart is a gem! Not vegan? Don’t sweat it. There are incredible recipes at every turn in this book.

  3. Addicted to Chef’s Table? Christina Tosi of Milk Bar fame has a delicious new book out with ways to use permaculture favourites like elderberries in over-the-top desserts. All About Cake is all about sugary indulgences and perfect for holiday decadence.

  4. One of the most interesting talks I attended this Fall was to listen to David Zilber and Rene Redzepi share their genius as it pertains to fermentation. Zilber, a Toronto native, was incredibly captivating to listen to and as head of fermentation at Noma, he has a crazy creative resume of fermented foods. Check out the Noma Guide to Fermentation and learn how to preserve so much of that garden goodness for months to come.

  5. Did you know there are not four culinary seasons, but six? In Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables, Joshua Mcfadden of Blue Hill fame wrote the cookbook that won ALL of the major awards and focuses on fresh, local and seasonal vegetables. This is truly an urban gardener’s companion cookbook.

Give Good Gifts ~ Melissa