Toronto Restaurant Cookbooks for Every Foodie
In another installment of ways to support Toronto restaurants while gifting this season, below are some fantastic cookbooks hailing from Toronto chefs. You can read the first post here – featuring delicious products from local restaurants.
And of course, you can also purchase gift cards and order food, if you’re looking for more ways to support your favourite restaurants this season!
You can also purchase the Middle of Somewhere cards – available in the online shop. The cards offer a super fun way to support local restaurants and help you keep track as you taste your way through Toronto’s best burger, pizza and dessert spots!
Need more gift ideas? Check out the stocking stuffer gift guide here.
Cookbooks by Toronto Chefs
Chef Nuit's Kiin: Recipes and Stories from Northern Thailand
The Hunter Chef
The BarChef Book: "A Modern Approach To Cocktails"
Photo courtesy of BarChef.
For the Love of Cheese
Photo courtesy of The Cheese Boutique.
This book hails from the mind of Afrim Pristine, who is the maitre fromager (cheese master) of Toronto’s hugely popular Cheese Boutique. In this book, you’ll learn cheese basics, how to buy and store cheese, how to pair cheese, and how to build an incredible cheese board. To top it off, the book also includes 60 recipes for every meal, including dishes from some of the world’s top chefs. And seriously, who doesn’t love cheese?!
The Last Schmaltz
Photo courtesy of Chef Anthony Rose.
The Last Schmaltz comes from Chef Anthony Rose, who has a string of restaurants dotting Dupont St, each of which will bring you on a fantastic culinary journey – whether it’s food meant for sharing as you connect with friends & family (Fet Zun & Fat Pasha), indulgent comfort foods (Madame Boeuf) or some of the best smoked fish bagels that you’ll find in the city (Schmaltz Appetizing). The cookbook highlights some of his most famous recipes and stories.
Home Style Cookery
Photo courtesy of Chef Matty Matheson.
Home Style Cookery is brought to you by Matty Matheson, the man behind many of Toronto’s greatest comfort foods joints – including the latest Matty Patty’s Burgers Club. His latest cookbook holds 130+ recipes meant to help you master your kitchen. You’ll find everything from basics (soups, stocks, breads, and dips) to comfort classics (there’s a whole section on sandwiches) and full-blown dishes like Lobster Thermidor.
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