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Top Cookbooks from Toronto and Beyond

Top Cookbooks from Toronto and Beyond

Top Cookbooks from Toronto and Beyond

With Christmas fast approaching and forewarnings that we better be doing our Christmas shopping early, what better present to get your food fanatic friend than a colourful, entertaining and insightful cookbook. To celebrate the culinary prowess Canada (quite frankly) does not get recognition for, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite cookbooks from local Toronto chefs and beyond. Whether you're looking for a definitive guide to butchery, a master's words on cheese or an epic tale of a cross-Canada road trip, you'll find it on the list below.

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Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes

Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes

Food Network sweetheart and celebrity chef Chuck Hughes has built himself a small empire in the past few years. With two successful Montreal restaurants, a cookware and food line and the occasional TV appearance -- this chef's cookbook is all about documenting what he likes to cook at home. Think simple yet delicious, unfussy recipes accessible to every level of cook.

7

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse by Frederic Morin and David McMillan

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse by Frederic Morin and David McMillan

The undeniable gourmands and epicureans of Canada, Frederic Morin and David McMillan set the stage for not only memorable food but injecting life back into hospitality. Owners of the outpost for all things decadent and indulgent, Joe Beef put Canada on the map as a food destination. A must-read for any person serious about food and the second cookbook the chefs have released, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse is a necessary addition to your cookbook collection.

6

Cooking Meat by Peter Sanagan

Cooking Meat by Peter Sanagan

A call to all meat lovers! Butcher, chef and teacher Peter Sanagan pens a detailed guide for choosing, buying, cutting and cooking different cuts of meat. At the helm of the popular butcher shop, Sanagan's Meat Locker, this cookbook is a knowledgeable source to gain confidence in properly cooking meat and features over 120 recipes.

5

Kiin by Nuit Regular

Kiin by Nuit Regular

A dominating force in Toronto's Thai cuisine, chef Nuit Regular of Pai, Kiin, Sukhothai and more released a cookbook this year that entails 120 authentic recipes and stories detailing Regular's experience growing up in northern Thailand and learning in her mother's kitchen.

4

Elena 'Remember Skin Contact?' Cookbook

Elena 'Remember Skin Contact?' Cookbook

An outpost for pizza, pasta and wine, Montreal's neighbourhood Italian restaurant and backyard pizza joint wasn't slinging out just pies this year. During the onset of quarantine, Elena launched a downloadable cookbook featuring several recipes in hopes of raising a few bucks for hospitality folk. Over $50,000 was raised and donated to Montreal establishments, and the cookbook itself is filled with a curated selection of pizza, pasta and appetizers.

3

The Hunter Chef Cookbook by Michael Hunter

The Hunter Chef Cookbook by Michael Hunter

A proponent for nose-to-tail dining and owner of Toronto restaurant Antler, chef Michael Hunter's 2020 cookbook release details and highlights the chef's craft when it comes to foraging, hunting and fishing. A butchery guide and a reference for cooking less common meat and game, Hunter is broadening the horizons of the home cook's repertoire.

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Matty Matheson Home Style Cookery

Matty Matheson Home Style Cookery

Toronto's unofficial food ambassador, celebrity chef Matty Matheson has garnered quite a bit of attention these past years. From launching a new and improved cast iron to hosting a cooking show on YouTube, launching a barbecue pop-up and even secretly opening a new restaurant -- the man is busy! Another achievement under his belt is the release of Home Style Cookery, a definitive guide to mastering the art of home cooking, go-to recipes, pantry staples and more.

Top Cookbooks from Toronto and Beyond

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Top Cookbooks from Toronto and Beyond

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With Christmas fast approaching and forewarnings that we better be doing our Christmas shopping early, what better present to get your food fanatic friend than a colourful, entertaining and insightful cookbook. To celebrate the culinary prowess Canada (quite frankly) does not get recognition for, we have compiled a list of some of our favourite cookbooks from local Toronto chefs and beyond. Whether you're looking for a definitive guide to butchery, a master's words on cheese or an epic tale of a cross-Canada road trip, you'll find it on the list below.

12

Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes

Chuck's Day Off by Chuck Hughes

Food Network sweetheart and celebrity chef Chuck Hughes has built himself a small empire in the past few years. With two successful Montreal restaurants, a cookware and food line and the occasional TV appearance -- this chef's cookbook is all about documenting what he likes to cook at home. Think simple yet delicious, unfussy recipes accessible to every level of cook.

7

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse by Frederic Morin and David McMillan

Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse by Frederic Morin and David McMillan

The undeniable gourmands and epicureans of Canada, Frederic Morin and David McMillan set the stage for not only memorable food but injecting life back into hospitality. Owners of the outpost for all things decadent and indulgent, Joe Beef put Canada on the map as a food destination. A must-read for any person serious about food and the second cookbook the chefs have released, Joe Beef: Surviving the Apocalypse is a necessary addition to your cookbook collection.

6

Cooking Meat by Peter Sanagan

Cooking Meat by Peter Sanagan

A call to all meat lovers! Butcher, chef and teacher Peter Sanagan pens a detailed guide for choosing, buying, cutting and cooking different cuts of meat. At the helm of the popular butcher shop, Sanagan's Meat Locker, this cookbook is a knowledgeable source to gain confidence in properly cooking meat and features over 120 recipes.

5

Kiin by Nuit Regular

Kiin by Nuit Regular

A dominating force in Toronto's Thai cuisine, chef Nuit Regular of Pai, Kiin, Sukhothai and more released a cookbook this year that entails 120 authentic recipes and stories detailing Regular's experience growing up in northern Thailand and learning in her mother's kitchen.

4

Elena 'Remember Skin Contact?' Cookbook

Elena 'Remember Skin Contact?' Cookbook

An outpost for pizza, pasta and wine, Montreal's neighbourhood Italian restaurant and backyard pizza joint wasn't slinging out just pies this year. During the onset of quarantine, Elena launched a downloadable cookbook featuring several recipes in hopes of raising a few bucks for hospitality folk. Over $50,000 was raised and donated to Montreal establishments, and the cookbook itself is filled with a curated selection of pizza, pasta and appetizers.

2

Matty Matheson Home Style Cookery

Matty Matheson Home Style Cookery

Toronto's unofficial food ambassador, celebrity chef Matty Matheson has garnered quite a bit of attention these past years. From launching a new and improved cast iron to hosting a cooking show on YouTube, launching a barbecue pop-up and even secretly opening a new restaurant -- the man is busy! Another achievement under his belt is the release of Home Style Cookery, a definitive guide to mastering the art of home cooking, go-to recipes, pantry staples and more.