Some months can feel like it's an un-official Vegan Cookbook Month or there's a dozen baking books to compare, but the selection of new cookbooks for March is a good one. We had a refreshing variety of subjects to choose from when selecting our editors' picks, and that always makes narrowing it down that much more fun. Below is a taste of what you'll find on our top ten list for the Best Cookbooks of March, including regional cuisine we haven't much explored, simple cakes to keep life sweet, and some exotic libations to chase away the winter blues.
I love Hawai'ian food and have been visiting a new Seattle restaurant as often as possible for the best macaroni salad and Kaluai pork I've tasted outside of the islands. Aloha Kitchen has a generous mix of recipes that showcase the various influences on Hawai'ian cuisine, including Japanese, Portuguese, Western, and Korean. The first chapter is all about the plate lunch, which is a great representation of this island melting pot and my personal favorite when it comes to a mix and match meal.
A pescatarian is someone who doesn't eat meat but does eat seafood. This diet is a great way to reduce or eliminate meat and enjoy the health benefits of fish such as salmon. Pratt's cookbook provides 75 recipes, many with global flavors, in chapters that include snacks, mains, and fish preparation. Most recipes also have a sidebar that offers an alternative for changing it up. A great addition to the roster of seafood cookbooks.
A celebration of homemade cakes that doesn't overwhelm. Williams has created a baker's dozen of cake recipes that are delicious work horses, able to be gussied up or left on their own, depending on time and occasion. Simple Cake is exactly that--cakes, toppings, and ways to make them extra special. Done and done. Please pass me a fork.
Enjoy the vibrant flavors of India, Thailand, and Malaysia while maintaining a vegan diet. Gill gets creative with her substitutions and always keeps in mind the flavor profile and ultimate eating experience of the dishes she's re-creating. Beautifully photographed, this a cookbook that vegans and those who want to try more meatless meals will get a lot of use from.
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These are not cocktails you would make on the fly necessarily, but Tiki if you're throwing a party or want to make an impression, the drinks you'll find here will wow your guests. Nearly every recipe is shown in gorgeous full-color photographic glory, and there's a chapter devoted to cocktails for a crowd. Just looking at this book on a table or shelf feels a bit like a getaway, even before you've had a drop to drink.
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