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Cookbooks

Pretty pictures and helpful advice on what to cook for dinner!

Cookbooks overview

Food is a universal language. Some of us like to create new dishes and some of us like to strictly follow the instructions, but all of us like to eat. These books offer instruction, advice and lots of pretty food pictures to inspire your inner chef!

Let's eat Canadian

Chop suey nation : the Legion Cafe and other stories from Canada's Chinese restaurants by Ann Hui
Feast : recipes and stories from a Canadian road trip by Lindsay Anderson and Dana Vanveller
Winnipeg cooks : signature recipes from the city's top chefs by Robin Summerfield
Tawâw : progressive indigenous cuisine by Shane Chartrand
Out of old Manitoba kitchens by Christine Hanlon
Kosher style : more than 100 Jewish recipes for the modern cook by Amy Rosen
The Looneyspoons collection : Janet & Greta's greatest recipe hits plus a whole lot more! by Janet and Greta Podleski
The Soup Sisters and Broth Brothers cookbook : more than 100 heart-warming seasonal recipes for you to cook at home
Amish community cookbook : simply delicious recipes from Amish and Mennonite homes by  Carole Roth Giagnocavo
Cedar + salt : Vancouver Island recipes from forest, farm, field, and sea by DL Acken and Emily Lycopolus
Canada's favourite recipes by Rose Murray
The complete Best of Bridge cookbooks. Volume 1 : all 350 recipes from The best of bridge and Enjoy!
One dish favourites : 90+ all in one meals from the Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Chuck's day off by Chuck Hughes
Maple syrup : 40+ recipes from chefs across the country that celebrate this Canadian treat by Elaine Elliot
Rocky Mountain cooking : recipes to bring Canada's backcountry home by Katie Mitzel
Recipes for victory : Great War food from the front and kitchens back home in Canada by Elizabeth Baird
Redpath Canadian Bakebook : over 200 delectable recipes for cakes, breads, desserts and more

Highly rated & award winners

Cooking on a Bootstrap Over 100 Simple, Budget Recipes by Jack Monroe
Zaitoun : recipes from the Palestinian kitchen by Yasmin Khan
Trejo's Tacos : Recipes and Stories from L. A. : a Cookbook by Danny Trejo
Indian-ish : recipes and antics from a modern American family by Priya Krishna
Vietnamese food any day : simple recipes for true, fresh flavors by Andrea Nguyen
Pastry love : a baker's journal of favorite recipes by Joanne Chang
Antoni in the kitchen by Antoni Porowski
Asian paleo : easy, fresh recipes to make ahead or enjoy right now from I heart umami by ChihYu Smith

Favourites from WPL's cookbook book clubs

The vintage baker : more than 50 recipes from butterscotch pecan curls to sour cream jumbles by Jessie Sheehan
Oh she glows every day : quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes by Angela Liddon
Soup : a kosher collection by Pamela Reiss
Uncomplicated : taking the stress out of home cooking by Claire Tansey
Rise & shine : better breakfasts for busy mornings by Katie Sullivan Morford
Life from scratch : a memoir of food, family, and forgiveness by Sasha Martin
Finding yourself in the kitchen : kitchen meditations and inspired recipes from a mindful cook by Dana Velden
The complete make-ahead cookbook : from appetizers to desserts 500 recipes you can make in advance by America's Test Kitchen
What good cooks know : 20 years of Test Kitchen expertise in one essential handbook by America's Test Kitchen
Slow cooker desserts : oh so easy, oh so delicious! by Roxanne Wyss
Comfort in an instant : 75 comfort food recipes for your pressure cooker, multicooker, and instant pot by Melissa Clark
Food52 genius desserts : 100 recipes that will change the way you bake by Kristen Miglore
Sweet Laurel : recipes for whole food, grain-free desserts by Laurel Gallucci
The smitten kitchen cookbook by Deb Perelman

As seen on TV

Lynn Crawford's Pitchin' in : more than 100 recipes from simple ingredients by Lynn Crawford
Time to eat : delicious meals for busy lives by Nadiya Hussain
Molly on the range : recipes and stories from an unlikely life on a farm by Molly Yeh
Cook like a pro : recipes & tips for home cooks by Ina Garten
The pioneer woman cooks : the new frontier : 112 fantastic favorites for everyday eating by Ree Drummond
The encyclopedia of spices and herbs : an essential guide to the flavors of the world by Padma Lakshmi
Bobby at home : fearless flavors from my kitchenn by Bobby Flay
Everydaycook by Alton Brown
Duff bakes : think and bake like a pro at home by Duff Goldman
Matty Matheson : a cookbook by Matty Matheson
Rachael Ray 50 : memories and meals from a sweet and savory life : 125 recipes, 25 essays by Rachel Ray

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