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Cookbook Corner

A rundown of the cookbooks that are currently inspiring my culinary adventure.


Thanks for stopping into this new corner of Pumpernickel&Rye. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share with you all the cookbooks that inspire all the amazing recipes you see on this site and within my cookbooks. This page is a rundown of all the cookbooks I’m currently obsessed with! If any of these intrigue you, please consider hitting that buy button which will link you to the product on Amazon. Each purchase goes a little way to support all the great recipes I produce on this site.


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Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Day: Sweet and Decadent Baking for Every Occasion

Zoë Francois has been an inspiration for Pumpernickel&Rye from the very beginning when I discovered her Pear Spice Bundt Cake at Talia’s in Minneapolis, MN. This latest book in her series of “Bread in 5” is packed with delicious holiday bakes and her unique approach allows you to have delicious and beautiful bread all week long in just under 5 minutes of effort a day (plus baking time of course). So what are you waiting for? This is a must have for your cookbook collection.


Nordic Bakery Cookbook

When I wanted to get closer to my Nordic roots, this was one of the first books I purchased. The recipes are so authentic and so good! And above all, very easy as well to make beautiful baked goods. More than once I have turned to this book for ideas for family gatherings and it has never failed me.


The Nordic Kitchen: One year of family cooking

If you are looking for a year’s worth of Scandinavian cooking, then pick up this book by Claus Meyer. The dishes are easy, and the book is divided up by season so you’ll have Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter dishes leaving you wanting more each week.


Fresh: Simple, Delicious Recipes to Make You Feel Energized!

Donal Skehan is a bit of a food celebrity in the UK. This former pop star turned celebrity cook hails from Ireland and if you haven’t discovered his YouTube channel, now would be a good time to subscribe. If fresh and clean eating is your goal and you are looking to eat a bit healthier, this book is for you! It’s packed full of delicious recipes you can whip up rather effortlessly. Think leafy greens, amazing flavors, and sumptuous dinners.


Instantly French!: Classic French Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Well, the InstaPot craze is officially on and if you are in on this trend and have a love for Julia Child style French cooking, it’s time to make your life easier with Instantly French. This book is packed with classic French recipes that you can make in your InstaPot. Dinner seriously doesn’t get easier than this. Bon Appétit!


Siriously Delicious: 100 Nutritious (and Not So Nutritious) Simple Recipes for the Real Home Cook

So with this book, Siri Daly, a popular food blogger and contributor on the Today Show brings us a fun cookbook packed with simple recipes (we love that!) and the personality of the book is as bright as Siri. We think you’ll love the nutritious, and not so nutritious inspiration.


The Healthy Teen Cookbook

Hey, all you parents out there, of teenagers! Yes, you! You need this book! If you are looking for healthy options to keep that teenager satisfied and give birth to their love of preparing meals in the kitchen, then we’d happily recommend this book.