On the Smak Dab Shelf
From the library of Smak Dab, we have a collection of titles catering to all your cooking and culinary interests! Here you will find some of our favourite recipes that we continue to reference and have become staples in our kitchen. We highly recommend referring to any of these cookbooks if you’re ever in need of inspiration in the kitchen, or if you simply want to impress your friends with a mouthwatering meal!
These wonderful recipe books are easy to follow, adaptable and conscious of the seasons. They’ll help improve your cooking skills, satisfy your cravings and will become a resource you can’t live without!
For the Everyday Kitchen
Simple by Ottolenghi
Anything by Ottolenghi is great, but Simple, his most recent is amazing. Simple offers a collection of incredible dishes that are packed with flavour, in a way that is attainable for home cooks and weekday dinners.
Comfort Food - The Ultimate Weekend Guide by Jamie Oliver
Anything by Jaimie Oliver but Comfort Food - The Ultimate Weekend Guide is packed with amazing recipes you’ll fall in love with. Comfort Food is all about the food you really want to eat, and made just how you like it. This cookbook is not only for everyday cooking, it is for weekends, holidays, celebrations and occasions.
The Basics for Living Well and Eating Well
The Art of Living, According to Joe Beef by David McMillan and Frédéric Morin
A debut cookbook from one of the most celebrated restaurants in Canada, featuring modern twists on traditional French cuisine. This incredible cookbook is an adventurous guide to living a rich and indulgent culinary life.
Volume: Cooking for a Community by Sharon Steward
In Volume, Chef Sharon Steward invites you into her kitchen at Pioneer Camps Manitoba, and to cook for your community through featured recipes that offer servings for 4-6 people, as well as up to 80 guests. Each recipe offers notes on gluten, dairy and dietary substitutions.
The Art of Simple by Food Alice Waters
An incredible resource for home cooks, Alice Waters has single-handedly changed the way we eat, cook and think about food in North America. Her simple but innovative recipes are packed with flavour, and focus on locally produced, seasonal food.
A Platter of Figs by David Tanis
This book is for any home cook who loves to entertain, gather and feed friends while nurturing conversation. It is not about showing off sophisticated techniques or complicated ingredients, rather, it emphasizes simple, satisfying meals for both the cook and the guest.
Plant-based and Seasonal Cooking
Deliciously Ella - The Plant Based Cookbook by Ella Mills Woodward
This lovely cookbook is a must read. Featuring over 100 plant based recipes, from energizing breakfasts to sweet treats, this cookbook is packed with whole foods and ingredients that your body will love.
Season - Big Flavour, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma
Big flavours, beautiful food and stunning food photography. Seasons introduces home cooks to a new way of cooking and thinking about flavour by walking you through a range of ingredients, techniques and intriguing recipes.
Six Seasons by Joshua McFadden
Named Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, Six Seasons focuses on delicious, fascinating vegetable focused recipes, helping you navigate the seasons and the markets
For more recipe inspiration to add to your kitchen, check out our cookbooklets, available for purchase on our website!