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June Foodie Book: A Change of Appetite by Diana Henry

This month’s choice of foodie book is completely in line with my diet lately. With the whole 30 challenge, a change of appetite is exactly what’s been going on. This book was a coincidental find and I absolutely love it. The author, Diana Henry, created this book’s recipes when she started craving a different kind of diet. The kind that contains less meat and heavy food and focuses on vegetables, fish and grain-based dishes. What I love the most about the recipes in the book is that they are inspired by Middle Eastern and Far East food, passing by Georgia and Scandinavia.

Throughout the pages, you’ll find fresh and light dishes to inspire you to a healthier lifestyle. My favorites until now are this marinated cherry salad (which I tweaked a little bit) and a brown rice salad I’m looking forward to make when I can finally have rice again. There’s also a pistachio lemon cake I’ll be making soon.

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Prepare to open up to new food possibilities that can only make you feel good.

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April Foodie Book: Around The World in 120 Recipes

There is no question about traveling the world being one of the ultimate forms of wealth in life. Having the chance to explore new countries and new cultures has become a need more than a luxury for our generation. Being a foodie makes it a thousand times more exciting and interesting, especially when you’re open to trying new flavors and spices and if unknown ingredients are not scary to you. A foodie traveler counts food as sights not to miss and eating it as an experience not to miss. Lists and lists of places to eat and street food to try are made and inserted into bucket lists, then followed to the letter. We then bring this richness back home as we try to reproduce those dishes that made our eyes shine and body content.

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list”. Meanwhile, my sister gave us this beautiful gift at Christmas for us to explore the world from our kitchen.

Around The World in 120 Recipes, by Allegra McEvedy

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From a simple Peanut Butter Shake recipe, to the one of a Rabbit Lasagne, all the way to a Snail and Spinach Quiche, this book will give you everything from all tastes and cultures. If you have foodie and traveler in your blood, buy it now!

Carted around countries as a child with her historian father, Allegra McEvedy was encouraged to keep a diary, but it was clear before the age of ten that her daily descriptions contained only passing references to the cornucopia of culture she’d seen that day. Writing instead about the aspect of the holiday that interested her, she became fascinated by all the new foods she was seeing and eating. Years went by and what were once just diaries became her Food Diaries, a travelling chef’s notes of ingredients, dishes and all things cooking-related that made her eyes shine with excitement. Around the World in 120 Recipes is a cookbook like no other. Full of recipes for Allegra’s favourite meals eaten over nearly a quarter of a century of travelling, tasting and scribbling, this is a first-hand experience of the dishes she has enjoyed all over the world – from West Coast Ricotta Cake in San Francisco to Seafood Stew in Salvador, Slow-cooked Lamb in Marrakech to Artichokes with Polenta in Milan.

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Here are some pages from the book that will make you want to get it right away. It comes with a handwritten message in the first pages and contains facts about every region’s food and cooking. I also found the introduction brilliant!

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January Foodie Book: Seasons by Donna Hay

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot of people talk about their Kindles, how simple it is and how much they love it. Lots of other people also talk about how when they need a specific recipe, all they have to do is google it. I might be a bit old-fashioned when it comes to books, but I can’t live without them yet. I still go for a read I can touch instead of yet another electronic object. In fact, we visit bookstores twice a month, in an endless pursuit of fine discoveries and inspiration, and that’s why, we’ll be selecting a great foodie book every month of 2015 to inspire you.

January’s Foodie Book of the Month is ‘Seasons’ by DONNA HAY

What’s excellent about this recipe book is how it is divided into seasonal sections. Whether you’re looking for a fresh summery salad, a cozy cake or a warming soup, this is the book for you! It’s not new but it’s an absolute must-have for aspiring and amateur cooks. The recipes and ingredients used are simple and accessible, yet creative and innovative. I’ve often mentioned Donna Hay and I have to say I’m getting addicted to her ideas.

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Already 3 recipes inspired from this book have been featured on Breadonbutter: These BBQ-ed Prawns, This Coffee Cake and This Pumpkin Soup. Check them out, they’re simple and delicious!

Are you a book person? I’d love to know about your favorite food books! 🙂 

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Foodie Book: Recettes de Vie 2

It was a delight to be invited to Recettes de Vie 2’s signature last Thursday at Les Caves de Taillevent Beirut. This book is the second of a hopefully long series of recipe collections.

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The core values of this concept (as it is a concept, beyond being a book) are unity, conviviality and sharing. It’s the story of Ghia, Mayssa and their wonderful entourage. The book was made thanks to the various recipes given to the authors by their friends and family. What I loved the most about each recipe is the part where each cook shares a small hint, to make their recipe nicer, or more “them”. I also loved how they reminisce the days where we were all studying in the kitchen while our mom was preparing a nice dish for dinner. It’s all warm and friendly in this book.

And last but not least, all proceeds go to charity, divided amongst various non-religious charity associations, helping children and women. The first edition helped gather 100,000 $ and they’re hoping to overcome this amount this year, so go ahead!

You can view their website:www.recettesdevie.com , and follow them on instagram: @recettesdevie) and facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/recettes-de-vie/185526501491882

Photos taken from Recettes de Vie’s Facebook page