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Summer Cookbook Club!

Summer Cookbook Club!

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Longing to travel but stuck at home? Looking for new recipe inspiration? You’re in the right place! One of our team’s favorite ways to learn about new cuisines and flavors is through travel, and since we’re limited this year, we thought we’d try exploring in a new way.

You’re officially invited to join us for our first ever Summer Cookbook Club, where we’ll learn about a new global cuisine each month.

About the Summer Cookbook Club

My Mexico City Kitchen by Gabriela Cámara

  • Summer Miller

    Q & A with Gabriela Cámara

    Gabriela Cámara is an international restaurateur and author of My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions. We interviewed her to discuss the popularity of the modern Mexican table, her position on sustainable food, and her commitment to creating equitable work environments.

Reader-Favorite Mexican RecipesAll Mexican Recipes

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Perfect Guacamole

    10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Serve it as a dip at your next party or spoon it on top of tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fresh Tomato Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

    6 min

    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan

    Homemade pico de gallo is the best! Chopped fresh tomatoes, chile peppers, red onion, cilantro, and lime are meant to be consumed fresh—it's called salsa fresca, for a reason.

  • Elise Bauer

    Canned Tomato Salsa

    Learn how to can salsa using this delicious salsa recipe for canning, (complete with detailed canning instructions) using fresh tomatoes, green chiles, jalapeños!

  • Megan Keno

    Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!

  • Elise Bauer

    Cilantro Lime Rice

    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Easy to make. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tomatillo Salsa Verde

    25 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    3 methods for making homemade Tomatillo Salsa Verde, a delicious Mexican green salsa made with roasted tomatillos, chile peppers, lime juice, cilantro, and onion.

  • Elise Bauer

    Escabeche (Pickled Jalapeños)

    These classic pickled jalapeños, or jalapeños escabeche, are made with fresh jalapeño chili peppers, white onions, garlic, carrots, cider vinegar and herbs. Serve them alongside Mexican dishes, or slice them up for burgers, tacos, or salsas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Quesadilla

    Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla! Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chilaquiles

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.

  • Elise Bauer

    Carne Asada

    Grilled Carne Asada! Thinly sliced, grilled beef made with marinated, grilled skirt steak or flank steak. Serve with warm tortillas, avocados, and pico de gallo fresh tomato salsa.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chile Verde

    Authentic Mexican pork chile verde! with chunks of pork shoulder slow cooked in a roasted tomatillo and jalapeno chile verde sauce. So good!

  • Elise Bauer

    Spanish Rice

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Beans

    45 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Here's how to make traditional Mexican refried beans, just like a restaurant's but even BETTER! Serve them as a side dish for any Mexican meal, turn them into a dip, or use them in burritos and quesadillas.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chicken Tortilla Soup

    The BEST chicken tortilla soup! It's made with crispy fried strips of corn tortillas in a tomato-based Mexican soup with chicken stock, chiles, avocado, Jack cheese, cilantro and lime.

  • Elise Bauer

    Arroz Con Pollo

    Classic dish of Spain and Latin America, this arroz con pollo recipe is browned chicken cooked with rice, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.

  • Elise Bauer

    Refried Black Beans

    4 hrs, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro. So good!!

  • Elise Bauer

    Huevos Rancheros

    20 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Huevos rancheros with fried eggs served on corn tortillas and smothered in cooked salsa. BEST Mexican breakfast ever!

Sababa by Adeena Sussman

  • Summer Miller

    Q & A with Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman

    Adeena Sussman has co-authored 11 cookbooks and published her first solo cookbook, the widely celebrated Sababa, in 2019. We sat down with the author to discuss the extraordinary multicultural beauty of Israeli cuisine.

  • Summer Miller

    Ingredient Spotlight: Tahini

    Tahini isn't just for hummus! Add this creamy, slightly nutty, rich ingredient made from sesame seeds to granola and brownies or make a dressing, marinade, or sauce for roasted vegetables, salad, and grilled meats.

  • Summer Miller

    Chewy Tahini Blondies

    If you're a fan of blondies, and you should be, look no further than these chewy, slightly nutty, and utterly indulgent blondies made with tahini. The recipe was created by Adeena Sussman, for her cookbook Sababa.

Reader-Favorite Middle Eastern Recipes

  • Jeweled Rice Salad

    1 hr, 5 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Perfect for your next weekend cooking project or special occasion side dish, this vibrant, fragrant version of Persian Jeweled Rice Salad features butternut squash, toasted pistachios and almonds, warm spices, and tender dried fruit!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Homemade Hummus

    5 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.

  • Garrett McCord

    Baklava

    Baklava pastry recipe, layers of phyllo dough filled with honey, walnuts and pistachios.

  • Elise Bauer

    Baba Ganoush (Eggplant Dip)

    1 hr, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Classic Baba Ganoush is made by roasting eggplants until soft, scooping out the insides, and mashing with tahini, garlic, and spices. Served with pita or cracker, this eggplant dip is a great snack or party appetizer.

  • Elise Bauer

    Lamb Korma

    Lamb Korma, Afghan style, lamb leg or shoulder slowly cooked in a stew with onions, tomato, spices and yogurt.

  • Elise Bauer

    Tabbouleh

    1 hr, 20 min

    Vegan, Vegetarian

    Fresh and easy tabbouleh parsley and bulgur wheat salad, with fresh parsley, mint, bulgur soaked in stock, tomatoes, olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Sheryl Julian

    Fattoush Bread Salad

    Middle Eastern Fattoush is a fresh and zesty salad made with crispy pita chips, fresh vegetables, and a tangy dressing. It only takes 30 minutes to make and is perfect for hot summer days.

Vietnamese Food Any Day with Andrea Nguyen

  • Summer Miller

    Ingredient Spotlight: Fish Sauce

    Making incredible Vietnamese food at home requires an umami kick from fish sauce. Not sure which one to buy? Read on for tips on picking out the most flavorful fish sauce for your next Vietnamese home cooked meal.

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Easy Wok-Kissed Beef Pho

    Homemade beef pho on a weeknight? YES! With a few shortcuts, this quick Vietnamese beef pho is ready in under and hour. Searing the beef in a hot skillet also adds great flavor!

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Crispy Sweet Potato Pancake Lettuce Wraps

    These Vietnamese sweet potato pancakes are an excellent snack or appetizer served in lettuce wraps. Double the recipe and make it a meal! Made from grated sweet potatoes and carrots, they're a versatile dish for any time of day.

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Char Siu Chicken

    Warning: This Char Siu Chicken is highly addictive! You'll wonder how you ever grilled chicken thighs without this mix of honey, hoisin, garlic, soy sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder. It's a take-out staple that's easy to make at home!

Reader-Favorite Vietnamese RecipesMore Vietnamese Recipes

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Char Siu Chicken

    Warning: This Char Siu Chicken is highly addictive! You'll wonder how you ever grilled chicken thighs without this mix of honey, hoisin, garlic, soy sauce, and Chinese five-spice powder. It's a take-out staple that's easy to make at home!

  • Quick Chicken Pho

    40 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Quick weeknight chicken pho from expert Andrea Nguyen! Shortcut version of traditional Vietnamese noodle soup. 30-minutes. Gluten-free.

  • Sheryl Julian

    Vietnamese-Style Noodle Bowls with Chicken

    1 hr, 10 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Easy Vietnamese-Style Noodle Bowls with Chicken are the perfect meal in a bowl. Made with vermicelli rice noodles, chicken, fresh herbs and vegetables, and a tangy rice vinegar dressing.

All Summer Cookbook Club!

  • Summer Miller

    Q & A with Gabriela Cámara

    Gabriela Cámara is an international restaurateur and author of My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions. We interviewed her to discuss the popularity of the modern Mexican table, her position on sustainable food, and her commitment to creating equitable work environments.

  • Summer Miller

    Freekeh Vegetable Soup

    1 hr, 10 min

    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Simple ingredients come together to make a deeply satisfying and nourishing soup. Freekeh, smoked wheat, adds a character and body while vegetables like kohlrabi, carrots, and zucchini boost the nutrition and flavor factor.

  • Summer Miller

    Ingredient Spotlight: Tahini

    Tahini isn't just for hummus! Add this creamy, slightly nutty, rich ingredient made from sesame seeds to granola and brownies or make a dressing, marinade, or sauce for roasted vegetables, salad, and grilled meats.

  • Summer Miller

    Chewy Tahini Blondies

    If you're a fan of blondies, and you should be, look no further than these chewy, slightly nutty, and utterly indulgent blondies made with tahini. The recipe was created by Adeena Sussman, for her cookbook Sababa.

  • Summer Miller

    Q & A with Cookbook Author Adeena Sussman

    Adeena Sussman has co-authored 11 cookbooks and published her first solo cookbook, the widely celebrated Sababa, in 2019. We sat down with the author to discuss the extraordinary multicultural beauty of Israeli cuisine.

  • Summer Miller

    Ingredient Spotlight: Fish Sauce

    Making incredible Vietnamese food at home requires an umami kick from fish sauce. Not sure which one to buy? Read on for tips on picking out the most flavorful fish sauce for your next Vietnamese home cooked meal.

  • Megan Gordon

    Summer Cookbook Club

    Longing to travel again? Looking for new recipe inspiration? You're in the right place! One of our team's favorite ways to learn about new cuisines and flavors is through travel, and since we're limited this year, we thought we'd try…

  • Andrea Nguyen

    Easy Wok-Kissed Beef Pho

    Homemade beef pho on a weeknight? YES! With a few shortcuts, this quick Vietnamese beef pho is ready in under and hour. It's a take-out staple that's easy to make at home!


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