Guys! the tulips are starting to poke through the ground. do you know what that means? it's spring! to embrace the season let's chat about three cookbooks I think you should have on your shelf + ready to go.
first up is the san luis obispo farmer's market cookbook by kendra aronson. I actually got this one from supporting her kickstarter campaign which funded this book. I was drawn in by kendra's passion to where she lives (san luis obispo, duh) + by the fact that she was going to feature both recipes + the stories from chefs + farmers that participate in the farmer's market. if I made a cookbook, it would likely look something like this one tbh.
some recipe highlights: garlicky blackened brussels sprouts with meyer lemon aioli, turkish spiced lamb with salty jajik, pistachio crust honeyed goat cheese cheesecake + beekeeper burrata
the next cookbook is from a bakery I was obsessed with while i was in london, the violet bakery. ok, not obsessed with...but whenever i went to broadway market i was there. they had (and still have) the most adorable cupcakes, but everything the violet bakery sold seemed so pure + delicate. i was excited to see that Claire ptak created this cookbook, even more happy to see just how many recipes were inside.
some recipe highlights: chocolate croissant bread pudding, apricot and almond-cornmeal muffins, honey and rose water madeleines + roasted black figs.
this isn't necessarily a pure cookbook, since there are other crafts + lifestyle suggestions in this one. the year of cozy is seasonally driven, featuring recipes for all four seasons. everything behind this book is driven by the desire for comfort + exploration. it's an interesting book of contrasts, but it's almost like a lifestyle blog in book form.
recipe highlights: golden milk tea, crab grapefruit granita salad, homemade graham crackers + fancy-ass pb&js
Want a look inside each of these cookbooks? check out my latest youtube video below.