The Asian Slow Cooker

Kelly Kwok, founder of “Life Made Sweeter,” has unlocked the secret to delicious restaurant-style stir fries, noodles, curries, and desserts just like those you get from your favorite Chinese, Thai, or Korean restaurants, but without the sinkful of dirty dishes and piles of pots and pans! You’ll find all your Chinese favorites like Beef and Broccoli,…

BundtLust’s Top Cookbooks of 2016!

It’s with great pleasure that I give you my annual cookbook roundup; for the third year running, these are my favorite tried-and-true cookbook releases from the United States, Europe, and Australia/New Zealand. I generally wait to read other “Best of…” cookbook roundups after completing my own so my choices are not potentially biased. Also, these…

Bubbe and Me in the Kitchen

I first heard of Miri Rotkovitz’s “Bubbe And Me in the Kitchen” via Facebook, where I’m a member of several Jewish and kosher groups. I adore classic Jewish comfort food; although I didn’t grow up in a Jewish household, my Polish great-grandmother was a cook for wealthy Jewish families in Poland, and some staple dishes…

An update from BundtLust

To my BundtLust subscribers and readers: Thank you for your interest and readership over the last two years – Bundtlust.com just celebrated its two-year anniversary!   After nearly a decade of reviewing cookbooks for Amazon, GoodReads, various online publications and now my blog, it’s a bit bittersweet to announce that Bundt will be taking a…

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow

Ever since losing 30 pounds a decade ago, I’ve looked for ways to trim fat and calories from recipes to create healthier versions of classic dishes. I also love to maximize my very limited kitchen space by utilizing my slow cooker, so when I heard that Skinnytaste was coming out with a sophomore cookbook revolving…

The Art Of Parsi Cooking

As a longtime fan of Persian and Indian cuisines, I was intrigued when I saw my friend Marlene Spieler mention Niloufer Mavalvala’s “The Art of Parsi Cooking.” Despite my familiarity with Persian and some regional Indian cuisines, I was not familiar with Parsi culture. The Parsi are followers of the Prophet Zarathushtra. The Parsi (from…

Soframiz

Several years ago, a fellow cookbook collector gifted me a copy of Ana Sortun’s excellent Spice: Flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean, and I fell instantly and madly in love. Sortun is the executive chef behind Oleana and Sofra. Classically trained at La Varenne, she decided to incorporate Mediterranean spices and the mezze mentality after studying…

The London Cookbook

“The London Cookbook” collects 100 recipes from the city’s best restaurants (Ottolenghi, Nopi, Cinnamon Kitchen, Ginger & White, Quo Vadis, Duck and Waffle, etc.), showcasing a wide range of flavors, produce, international influences, and modern tastes. From grilled leek, chevre, browned butter and smoked almonds to tapas-inspired fritters, the inspired appetizers whet the palate for…

Gennaro’s Italian Bakery

Some of my earliest food memories revolve of the smell and taste of the fresh yeast bread my grandmother would bake in her small apartment kitchen in Michigan…for me, there is no more comforting aroma than that of freshly-baked bread. In a sort of alchemy, humble ingredients are transformed into an expression of baking talent…

A Modern Way To Cook

I’ve been vegetarian, vegan, and now pescetarian for over a decade, but “A Modern Way to Cook” was my first introduction to the charismatic Anna Jones. Many of my favorite veg-friendly authors are from the UK (Rose Elliot, Meera Sodha, Madhur Jaffrey, Prashad, Ottolenghi, Mildred’s, Happy Pear in Ireland), and now Anna has joined the list….

New and improved website!

After many months of work, I’m happy to announce the launch of my new website! However, as I’m now hosted by Wix, WordPress will no longer automatically send updates to followers, so please make sure to subscribe on the bottom right corner of my new website. Thanks and keep an eye out for many exciting…