On The Waiting List and On The Shelves
By Erin Van Genderen
As the Paleo movement gains momentum and exposure – recently on the Dr. Oz show – so too does the culinary experimentation from some of the most prominent Paleo bloggers. From simple meals and international dishes, to full gourmet meal plans, these new and yet-to-be-released cookbooks are sure to inspire.
OMG that’s Paleo? By Juli Bauer (February 2013)
With her signature sense of humor and no-nonsense approach to food, Bauer’s first book has already made waves in the Paleo community. Bauer draws inspiration from ethnic cuisine and her proclaimed love of Cuban food to create meals for every occasion and time of day.
Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining by Bill Staley and Hayley Mason (April 2013)
Heralded as a work of art, Gather takes Paleo cooking and eating from the depths of the cave to the splendor of a well-laid table. With carefully crafted menus for each holiday, Staley and Mason bring attention to detail to each dish and even manage to create Paleo-compliant versions of everyone’s favorite treats.
Primal Cravings: Your Favorite Foods Made Paleo by Megan McCollough Keatley and Brandon Keatley (June 2013)
Revolutionizing the Paleo cookbook world with their flavorful combinations and vibrant photography, the Keatleys shake things up even more by providing a tome utterly devoid of almond flour, often a staple in the Paleo kitchen. Their ingenuity in creating alternative recipes for treats makes for a more delicious – and nutritious – dessert section this time around.
Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry by Elana Amsterdam (June 2013)
From one of the experts on gluten-free baking comes Amsterdam’s approach to Paleo cooking. Intent on making Paleo-compliant dishes taste like the real deal, Amsterdam has created a comprehensive collection of gluten-free meals and masterfully baked almond meal and coconut flour desserts to impress even the most Neolithic eater.
Beyond Bacon: Paleo Recipes that Respect the Whole Hog by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry (July 2013)
Riding the waves of both the nose-to-tail movement and the Paleolithic diet comes the Paleo Parents’ second book, Beyond Bacon. With everyone’s favorite food – bacon – plus countless other inventive pork recipes, no part of the pig is wasted, be it on Triple Chocolate Freezer Fudge or Salted Mocha Biscotti.
Everyday Paleo Around the World: Italian Cuisine by Sarah Fragoso (July 2013)
Italian recipes for Paleo cooks are few and far between, often because of the liberal use of pasta, pizza dough and polenta. Fragoso has met that challenge head-on with her new cookbook, complete with authentic Italian dishes straight from the mother country. Fragoso combines her travel stories with culinary secrets from the best Italian chefs to make this one a reference book for every night the family craves something molto buono for dinner.
Against All Grain: Delectable Paleo Recipes to Eat Well & Feel Great by Danielle Walker (July 2013)
After a grim diagnosis of autoimmune disease in her twenties, Walker took matters into her own hands and into her own kitchen to heal herself with food. She brings this same DIY approach to her cookbook, with all new recipes for every occasion and original photography.
Make Ahead Paleo: Healthy Gluten, Grain & Dairy Free Recipes Ready When & Where You Are by Tammy Credicott (September 2013)
Eating well and on the run is Credicott’s specialty. As an entrepreneur, a mother of two, and a home cook to a family of combined food intolerances, the balance between health and convenience can often be difficult to maneuver. With this, her third cookbook, Tammy provides more than recipes to help find that balance – graphs, inventory sheets, meal plans with bulk cooking and freezing options round out this guide as a comprehensive, timesaving handbook perfect for any busy schedule.
Well Fed 2: More Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Melissa Joulwan (October 2013)
The resident tough girl of the Paleo community is back with another cookbook peppered with exotic spices and personal stories. Joulwan combines her love of food and travel with dishes like “Kickass Ketchup”, “Plantain Nachos” and “Casablanca Carrots” for yet another fully Whole30-approved cookbook.
The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook by Diane Sanfilippo (December 2013)
As the natural extension of the success of her 21-Day Sugar Detox Program, Sanfilippo is creating a lineup of new, sugar-free recipes perfect for those on the program or simply looking for a healthier alternative to the typical recipe. The cookbook will be released with the updated, hardcopy version of the 21-Day Sugar Detox protocol.
Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong (December 2013)
Everyone’s favorite pigtailed cook wowed us first with an iPad app, and now the NomBomb duo have teamed up yet again for their first cookbook. Complete with new recipes and the ubiquitous Nom Nom Paleo cartoons, this will be a must-have for any homemade Siracha fan, sous vide enthusiasts, or busy parents with little Paleo mouths to feed.
Erin R. Van Genderen is a freelance writer and creative foodie interested in traditional nutrition and health. She blogs weekly at littledutchwife.com.