My final cookbook roundup for the year focuses on Canadian authors – it’s been a bumper year!
Toronto Eats by Amy Rosen Is it a cookbook? A Toronto restaurant guide? A coffee table book? It’s actually all three! The follow up to the bestselling Toronto Cooks, this is a close up on Toronto’s current food scene, featuring over 100 recipes from 50 chefs. With recipes from every culture, from foraged food to fast food with a few sweet treats to boot, this book will simultaneously make you want to head out to dinner and head to you kitchen. Because that’s the beauty of Toronto Eats – the recipes are written with the home cook in mind, making restaurant favourites achievable in your kitchen! The book is organised with the restaurants listed in alphabetical order, but there’s a handy Table of Contents at the beginning of the book where the recipes are divided into Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Drinks, Mains, Sides and Desserts which means that you could literally plan a dinner party featuring dishes from six different Toronto restaurants (now there’s an idea for a dinner party!). From the stories behind the recipes to the beautiful photography, this is a book that is just as at home on your kitchen counter as it is your bedside table or coffee table.