The summer season is one for gatherings among friends and family. While we all have our go-to recipes for these occasions, pick up one of these four brand new cookbooks that are sure to inspire you to try your hand at something new. Bon appétit!
DINNER WITH JACKSON POLLOCK BY ROBYN LEA (ASSOULINE)
This iconic abstract expressionist’s artistry was definitely not limited to the canvas. In a new book by Robyn Lea, Jackson Pollock’s relatively unknown passion for the culinary arts is celebrated. The book features over 50 original recipes scrawled by Pollock and his wife, artist Lee Krasner, including favourites such as Jackson’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce and his mother Stella’s Potato Pancakes. A preface by Pollock’s neice, Francesca Pollock, offers a personal tie to the artist himself.
SEVEN SPOONS BY TARA O’BRADY (APPETITE, RANDOM HOUSE)
The blogger of the popular site Seven Spoons has released her much-anticipated debut cookbook. Tara O’Brady collects favourite recipes and offers insightful anecdotes that encourage readers to appreciate the taste of their food even more. Start the day with her Fig and Ginger Cluster Granola for breakfast and finish off the evening with a Lemon Bucatini and Roasted Kale.
THE CANNING KITCHEN BY AMY BRONEE (PENGUIN)
In food blogger Amy Bronee’s new book, she offers an extensive lesson on canning and preserving. While this may not seem like the most thrilling topic, it is an extremely helpful skill to develop and the 101 recipes she includes will leave you eager to begin right away. Pair her Garlic Rosemary Apple Jelly with your next carefully curated charcuterie board and her Red Pepper Jelly will serve well with a crispy crostini and a soft Brie.
BROWN EGGS AND JAM JARS BY AIMÉE WIMBUSH-BOURQUE (PENGUIN)
Aimée Wimbush-Bourque’s blog Simple Bites has become a favourite among many home cooks, and her new cookbook compiles more than 100 of her flavourful recipes. The emphasis is on family occasions, and Wimbush-Bourque’s book offers ideas for orchard outings and comfort meals in the autumn and backyard grills and day trips in the summer season.