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Compiled by Victoria Chase

Brooklyn Borough president and Democratic nominee for New York City mayor Eric Adams is on a mission to tackle one of the most stubborn health problems in the country: chronic disease in the African American community. Adams explores the origins of soul food and how it can be reimagined with healthy alternatives.

Eric Adams — Healthy at Last: A Plant-Based Approach to Preventing and Reversing Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses. This cookbook brings the excitement of the Food Network show stage into your home kitchen, with more than 100 recipes, behind-the-scenes stories of fan-favorite moments, tips to help you “beat the clock”, and pro-chef suggestions. Bobby Flay, Stephanie Banyas, and Sally Jackson — Beat Bobby Flay: Conquer the Kitchen with 100+ Battle-Tested Recipes.

This collection of 100 recipes spans bestselling dishes from Maman’s rustic-chic cafés in New York City, Montreal, and Toronto. Elisa Marshall, Benjamin Sormonte, and Lauren Salkeld—Maman: The Cookbook - All-Day Recipes to Warm Your Heart.

Director and actor Eric Wareheim might be known for his comedy, but his passion for food and drink is no joke. For the last fifteen years he has been traveling the world in search of the best bites and sips, and this book shares everything he’s learned on his epic food journey. Eric Wareheim with Emily Timberlake —Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure.

Intermingled with more than 300 recipes that span traditional High Holiday preparations and contemporary spins on dishes that reach back thousands of years are lessons on the history of Jewish food traditions. Joshua Korn, Scott Gilden, and Kimberly Zerkel — Jewish Food: The Ultimate Cookbook.

Timed to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the beloved classic film, this cookbook features recipes directly inspired by the movie, along with crafts and entertaining tips for throwing the ultimate vintage Christmas party. It’s a Wonderful Life: The Official Bailey Family Cookbook , Insight Editions Blogger, food photographer and stylist and recipe creator Jenn Davis’ first cookbook is a pandemic project that she styled and photographed herself. Her creations reimagine crowd-pleasing classics with a twist. Jenn Davis—The Southern Baking Cookbook: 60 Comforting Recipes Full of Down South Flavor.

Cookbook author Edgar Castrejón, a proud first-generation Mexican American, went vegan as a college student. In this book he takes beloved family recipes and remakes them as healthier meatless variations. Many take 30 minutes or less and rely on readily accessible ingredients. Edgar Castrejón — Provecho: 100 Vegan Mexican Recipes to Celebrate Culture and Community.

This is an organized, easy-to-follow guide that includes cocktail recipes with accompanying themed food boards that enlist the everyday basics that are stocked in most kitchens. Katherine Cobbs — Pantry Cocktails: Inventive Sips from Everyday Staples (and a Few Nibbles Too.


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