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Spring 2019 cookbooks include recipes from Cosme's Enrique Olvera, Flour Shop’s Amirah Kassem and more

From French confections to tiki cocktails to Indian-inspired fare, spring’s new cookbooks are a diverse bunch. Here’s a look at recent and upcoming releases from NYC chefs and writers.


1. 'Bake' By: Rory Macdonald You know him
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By: Rory Macdonald
You know him from: His solo enterprise Chanson; previously London Hotel and Hakkasan
The deal: The celebrated pastry chef will help you master classics like doughnuts, éclairs, macarons and croissants.
Recipe to try: Croissant
Good for: Ambitious home bakers
Out: Now
Price: $40


2. 'Tiki' By: Shannon Mustipher You know her
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By: Shannon Mustipher
You know her from: Glady’s Caribbean
The deal: The beverage director shows you how to make classic tropical cocktails, as well as more adventurous sips using a variety of spirits and garnishes.
Recipe to try: Missionary’s Downfall
Good for: Tiki mug collectors
Out: Now
Price: $29.95

'Where Cooking Begins'

3. 'Where Cooking Begins' By: Carla Lalli Music
Photo Credit: Clarkson Potter

By: Carla Lalli Music
You know her from: Bon Appetit
The deal: The food director knows a thing or two about keeping cooking simple and uncomplicated. She shares her tried-and-true prep methods, cooking techniques and, of course, recipes.
Recipe to try: Spaghetti with quick-braised artichoke hearts
Good for: Tip seekers
Out: Now
Price: $32.50

'Tu Casa Mi Casa'

4. 'Tu Casa Mi Casa' By: Enrique Olvera
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Phaidon

By: Enrique Olvera with Luis Arellano, Gonzalo Gout and Daniela Soto-Innes
You know him from: Cosme, Atla
The deal: The acclaimed Mexican chef shares recipes that remind him of home, in a more accessible cookbook than his first, “Mexico from the Inside Out.”
Recipe to try: Chicken soup
Good for: Recent Mexico City food tourists
Out: March 27
Price: $39.95

‘The Power of Sprinkles’

5. 'The Power of Sprinkles' By: Amirah Kassem
Photo Credit: Henry Hargreaves

By: Amirah Kassem
You know her from: Flour Shop
The deal: The founder of the Instagram-friendly bakery shares recipes for her colorful, sprinkle-filled cakes (everything from dyes to sprinkle math).
Recipe to try: The Rainbow Explosion Cake (of course)
Good for: Bakers who chronicle their recipes on Instagram stories
Out: April 9
Price: $24.99


6. 'Indian-ish' By: Priya Krishna You know her
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By: Priya Krishna
You know her from: The New York Times, The New Yorker, Bon Appetit
The deal: The food writer celebrates her mother's "Indian-ish" cooking, with recipes for Indian-American hybrids and a side of memoir.
Recipe to try: Roti pizza
Good for: Fans of flavorful dishes and flavorful storytelling
Out: April 23
Price: $28

‘The Garden Chef’

7. 'The Garden Chef' By: Phaidon editors The
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By: Phaidon editors
The deal: This globe-spanning cookbook celebrates chefs and their gardens, with a local spotlight on Greg Baxtrom of Olmsted, Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta’s and Blanca, and John Mooney of Bell Book & Candle.
Recipe to try: Roberta’s white and green pizza
Good for: Green thumbs
Out: May 15
Price: $39.95


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