By Aran Goyoaga
Little, Brown and Company, $29.99
This exquisite book captures the charm and magic of pastry chef Aran Goyoaga’s popular food blog, Cannelle et Vanille. In addition to page after page of gorgeous photos, Goyoaga shares cooking tips, musings on food and family, and 120 seasonal recipes for delicious, beautiful, gluten-free food, inspired by the small-plates dining tradition of her native Basque Country (a region near the border of Spain and France). The author’s love of food and family suffuses each page. Thanks to her artful touch, every recipe–be it an elegant soufflé, a delicate salad, a glorious tart, or a humble bowl of warm, sweet rice porridge–feels extra special. If you are looking to elevate your cooking to the next level or want to try your hand at gluten-free baking and cooking, this book will fill you with inspiration and ideas.
Sunday Beef Stew (page 49) This is an easy, comforting stew to make on a weekend afternoon. Hearty and rich with tender slow-cooked beef, onions, garlic, and bell peppers–and topped off with a bright sprinkle of fresh herbs–the stew hits all the right notes.
Red Kuri Squash & Spinach Tortilla (page 53) This classic Spanish tortilla (much like a frittata) combines egg with chunks of savory potato, creamy squash, and chopped spinach. It’s delicious warm or at room temperature. Serve it with a salad and you’ve got a lovely vegetarian meal.
|Autumn Panzanella Salad||Banana Carrot Quinoa Bread||Candied Sour Orange Cake|
Photos by Aran Goyaga