Favorite New Cookbooks October 2018

I have not been into cooking recently — not sure what it is, but I just don’t feel like being in the kitchen and cooking. I have been tired from marathon training (and here I go with another marathon next month), the start and craze of school, and September life is just busy…..I guess I don’t even feel that into food these days — I just want to consume some calories and then be done. But that doesn’t stop me from buying new cookbooks. Here are my current three favorite new ones!


Cookbooks might be retro and outdated, but they are almost like coffee table books — just beautiful and easy to flip through.

1. Fred’s at Barneys Cookbook


YUP, favorite restaurant, favorite cookbook.

Wrong season to make this, but how good does it look?


2. Kale & Caramel


This book was a present from my mom, and I just love it oh so much. Beautiful and healthy food.

Yes, please.


3. Dinner: Changing The Game


Recommended by a friend who cooks for her family EVERY SINGLE NIGHT.  She says she uses this most days and claims the recipes are easy and delicious.

I love this combo.


What cookbooks are you loving right now? And / or do you have any good recipes to share that will help me get back into the kitchen and cooking?

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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  1. I love the Thug Kitchen Books. They’re mostly vegan party foods. I’m not vegan but I adore the healthier alternatives. Try the buffalo cauliflower recipe.

  2. The Art of Pie by Kate McDermott is a really good cook book. The way she writes you can read the book cover to cover in a sitting.

  3. Not sure if you can get yumm sauce, but I make a modified yumm bowl most days for lunch. Super easy! Bode has been really into zucchini muffins, also simple and relatively healthy, which is awesome for my picky kid.

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