Now That's a Mouthful

The Books We Cook From on Now That’s A Mouthful Season 3

The Books We Cook From on <i>Now That’s A Mouthful</i> Season 3

The cookbooks we list and use for our podcast are carefully curated to bring a variety of different cuisines, and styles of cooking and baking to our weekly conversations. We are committed to creating an interesting cooking experience for our Recipe Testers and interesting conversation about that experience for our listeners Each cookbook is reviewed by your hosts, Chef Donna Desfor and Cherie Krause, to frame the point of view of the author, the experience our testing community has, and to help you decide whether this is a worthy addition to your own library. 

Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Published by Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved.

From Chef Donna's Review: 

In her new book The Vegan 8, popular blogger Brandi Doming offers up 100 easy, delicious, recipes for everyday cooking, including baking and recipes for pantry staples. The “8” stands for 8-ingredients or less, which has its appeal in our fast-paced, too-busy-to-cook mindset.  Doming’s recipes are meant for everyday meals.  They are all plant-based, many gluten free, and most dairy free, most oil free, and nut free, and if they're not, she usually suggests an alternative - mainly sunflower seeds or butter, which of course changes up the taste so take heed if you have a nut allergy.  Nutritional information is included with each recipe, which when eating a plant based diet is essential. And while many of these recipes offer up tiny sized portions with high caloric, fat, carb, and sodium counts, they still give you easy to make wholesome plant-based recipes that are manageable any day of the week. 

Recipes to cook from The Vegan 8 by Brandi Doming. Copyright © 2018 Oxmoor House. Reprinted with permission by Time Inc. Books, a division of Meredith Corporation. New York, NY. All rights reserved. 

Sunflower Cinnamon Spice Chia Balls

Sweet Potato Lentil Comfort Stew

Healthy Apple Pie Cookies

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* Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date of publication and are subject to change. Any price and availability information on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase.

Copyright © 2018, by Ashley Rodriguez. Published by Running Press, an Imprint of Perseus Books, A Division of Hachette Book Group. All Rights Reserved.

From Chef Donna's Review

This book is useful. Period.

If you entertain at home, Let’s Stay In offers thoughtful menus for seasonal holidays tucked in between chapters you typically expect to find in a cookbook, like starters and snacks, sweets and desserts, mains and sides. And while you may not need ideas for your upcoming Easter dinner menu, or next year at Thanksgiving or Christmas, seeing the thoughtful progression of preparation laid out, and the menu ideas and shopping lists, lends itself to your own thoughtfulness and planning for any event, even if it’s your family for a weeknight meal.

Recipes to cook from LET’S STAY IN: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love © 2018, by Ashley Rodriguez. Published by Running Press, an Imprint of Perseus Books, A Division of Hachette Book Group. All Rights Reserved.

Mussels with Caramelized Fennel Cream

Grilled Leg of Lamb with Spicy Green Sauce

Black and White Popcorn

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*Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date of publication and are subject to change. Any price and availability information on Amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase.

Copyright © 2018 by Brian Noyes. Photographs copyright © 2018 by Andrew Thomas Lee. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

From Cherie's Review: 

Red Truck Bakery Cookbook holds a treasure trove of crowd pleasing recipes, each with an anecdotal story that brings a smile to your face as you read along.  Brian Noyes is as brilliant a story teller as he is a baker and bakery owner.  His early career in publishing, writing daily editorials alongside the Washington Post food critics, set him on the path to changing careers.  Farm life, award winning peach jam and a bright red Ford F-100 (purchased from Tommy Hilfiger by the way), sealed the destiny of starting Red Truck Bakery. Whether Noyes is purchasing “hooch” from a friend in the next county to make his Double-Chocolate Moonshine Cake or using bacon to make Ham Jam, because bacon makes everything better, the Red Truck Bakery Cookbook is both nostalgic and forward-thinking.

Recipes to cook from Red Truck Bakery Cookbook: Gold-Standard Recipes from America’s Favorite Rural Bakery by Brian Noyes with Nevin Martell copyright © 2018. Photography by Andrew Thomas Lee copyright © 2018.

Bourbon Balls

Ham Scones with Cheddar and Scallions

Shenandoah Apple Cake with Maple Glaze

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© 2018 by Dorie Greenspan. Photography © 2018 by Ellen Silverman. Published by Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

From Chef Donna's Review

Dorie Greenspan, in her new book Everyday Dorie, takes us back to what she calls “elbows-on-the-table-meals.” Casual, put people at ease, kinds of meals that today seem to be more the exception than the rule.  This is the collection of recipes that makes meals friendlier for weekdays and weekends, for dinners for two and meals for a crowd. You’ll find the ingredients you need at supermarkets, or already in your pantry and fridge.  But mostly you’ll find recipes that are approachable and manageable, make ahead, and easy to pull together. Oh, and there's dessert. Every day needs dessert, a rule that must be followed according to Greenspan, and one more reason to love this kitchen companion.

Recipes to cook from Everyday Dorie © 2018 by Dorie Greenspan. Photography © 2018 by Ellen Silverman. Reproduced by permission of Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.

Bourbon Roasted Pork Loin

Chocolate Covered Chai Tea Bars

Pasta with Cabbage Winter Squash Walnuts

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