So Ronsters, i once again spoke to the bookseller’s at the local English bookshop Pile of Books in Wiedikon. They know that with the holiday season coming up, people are scrambling to find something. They’ve compiled a list for me of some great cookbook ideas to give that foodie novice, amateur or expert in your family. So don’t put your gift shopping on the backburner. Take a look at these and try not to salivate.
An Unapologetic Cookbook & Texture Over Taste by Joshua Weissman- You may know him from his Youtube channel with his 8.5 million subscribers, but Joshua Weissman is much more than that. He’s got a couple of cookbooks available now. Both are full of mouth watering recipes from classics such as french toast and avocado toast (with a twist) to some fancier things like seared duck breast. Also, his breakfast dishes look to die for. He’s got some tips and tricks as well as cooking facts that you may find useful.
The Vegan Cake Bible by Sara Kidd- Besides the beautiful cover, this book is chock full of vegan and gluten free recipes. She also includes how to build and decorate more elaborate cakes.
Plantbased by Alexander Gershberg- Boasting 50 different umami-rich and nourishing plant based recipes, this book has been a fan favourite at the bookshop. It showcases delicious comfort foods from all over the world for all your vegetarian friends.
I Could Nosh by Jake Cohen- In the chef’s own words, this cookbook full of modern/revamped classic Jewish recipes is «a love letter to the rich and surprisingly diverse history of Jewish food» as well as a celebration of the future of Jewish food. It has recipes for challah bread, as well as one for baked brie to go with it (i’m drooling already). There’s also quite a few veggie options, as well as a chicken dish with mashed potatoes. Ok. I can hear my stomach now.
Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Katie Culpin- One more for our vegan and veggie friends. This one has got both meals and desserts geared towards those of you who celebrate Christmas and Thanksgiving. But, i mean, food is food am i right?
The Negroni by Matt Hranek- The byline of this book is A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail and who doesn’t want that? This is a beautiful book, full of glossy pictures and an amazing cover that is an ode Negroni, a drink that never goes out of style. For those fancy people in your life, this is for them.
The pizza place, Alba, which is quickly becoming a neighbourhood fav, is kicking off their «Share a Slice Series». They will be welcoming a guest chef every new quarter who will design a three course menu, as well as a carefully curated wine list to go along with the meal. To celebrate the first event, there will even be a specialty cocktail to end the evening. It is reservations only, so make sure to contact them via Instagram or via email. Monday 5:30pm, Alba, Bremgartnerstrasse 70, 8003
For those of you who love visiting art fairs (or if you're looking for good Christmas gift ideas because who isn't at this point... December is creeping in folks...) i've got a double whammy for you this weekend. Giovane's art gallery will be at Bäckeranlage showcasing different artists of all different styles, so there's maybe something for everyone. Saturday 1pm, QZ Bäckeranlage, Hohlstrasse 67, 8004In the music club/bar/gallery Mehrspur there will be an art market also showcasing various artists. At this one, there's the extra incentive of raclette and mulled wine from 6-9pm. Saturday 2pm, Mehrspur Toni Area, Förrlibuckstrasse 109, 8005
For the third year, the Sonic Matter festival will be taking place in Zurich and this year, they're focussing on things that matter. As they so astutely point on on their website, the past few years have not been easy ones (i won't get into why, we all know). This last year has been particularly... bumpy. So this time around, the festival is looking at how music can be usesd as a coping mechanism and how it can allow us to rise to the challenges we face. Through experimental music and various stage acts, this festival hopes to unite in a world that is heavily divided. There will be both local talent as well as some from West Asia and Africa. You can take a look at the full program here. Thurs-Sun, Various times and locations
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