Many of you know I'm a huge Jamie Oliver fan. My latest purchases are Jamie's America and Jamie's 30 Minute Meals.
Jamie's America contains recipes from different areas of the country. New York, Louisiana, Arizona, Los Angeles, Georgia and the Wild West. Besides the great recipes there are wonderful stories about our country as seen through Jamie's eyes. You'll find some old favorites and some with a new twist.
Jamie's 30 Minute Meals is a hard book to get your hands on in this country. It's currently out of print but I just happen to have an Amazon UK account. Yeah I told you I was addicted to cookbooks. This book is even hard to get in the UK too but I managed to snag one and it just arrived this past week. If you like food blogs you'll love this book. There are lots of great photos as usual and the book is laid out in meals instead of say salads, main dishes, desserts. Since this book came from the UK all the measurements are in the metric system and there are some things we don't use here in the states. But this is a great book and I look forward to working my way through this one.
Grain Free Baked Goods and Desserts by Kelly Brozyna
This is the only gluten free book on this list. If you are looking for gluten free, casein free and often egg free recipes than you'll want this book. I used her pie crust recipe for my Gluten-Free Mincemeat Pies. She has wonderful cake and chocolate icing recipes that I can't wait to make. You can find more of her recipes on The Spunky Coconut.
Power Foods from the editors of Whole Living Magazine
This is the first cookbook that convinced my husband he liked vegetables and really wanted to eat them. Can you see why I love this book? It's laid out like I would like my next cookbook to be. It's based on 36 foods that are great for your body. In the front they share the ingredient, it's health benefits, how to buy and store it, preparation tips, some trivia facts and then a list of the recipes in the book that contain that ingredient. At the back of the book they give a little more nutritional information on each ingredient. This book also has great photos.
Fiesta at Rick's by Rick Bayless
If you like Mexican food you should own Rick Bayless cookbooks. I use his Mexican Everyday a lot. Now this new book will be making it's way on my countertop often too. This book is arranged according to parties. For instance how does a Luxury Guacamole Bar and Cocktail Party for 12 sound? Now doesn't that just make you want to schedule that party right now!
Deliciously Organic by Carrie Vitt
Carrie is a wonderful person I met in San Francisco at the Blogher Food Convention. Her cookbook is absolutely beautiful. She does a great job of explaining organics in many different foods. If you are thinking you want to have more organic foods in your life this is a great book to get you going in the right direction. She shares why she made the change and how you can make changes slowly and make sense for you.