New Cook Books in Mercantile

1452100594.1.zoom jerusalem-640 meatless We are excited about all the new cook books we’re getting in at the Cordata Co-op.  From exotic culinary traditions to vegetarian, local and seasonal meals, we’ve got a whole array of titles to choose from.



Kevin Gillespie’s New Book, Fire In My Belly

Author and chef, Kevin Gillespie’s new book.

” Gillespie, the executive chef at Atlanta’s Woodfire Grill, makes an impressive cookbook debut with this inspired collection of more than 120 recipes, based on his restaurant creations but modified for the home cook. In a clever chapter entitled “Foods You Thought You Hated,” he arms himself with garlic, spices, and cream to make palatable dishes like brussels sprouts gratin and haggis with caramelized turnip. The chapter entitled “World Classics Revisited” offers famous mainstays like Welsh rarebit and coq au vin, as well as re-imagined treats like cucumber and almond gazpacho, and smoked trout puffs with bacon jam. He preaches the use of local and sustainable foods, but that does not mean he cannot own up to a chapter entitled “Junk Food,” with such entries as deep-fried candy bars. Gillespie’s intelligence and creativity (he turned down a scholarship to MIT in order to attend culinary school) is apparent in his writing style. Each chapter is prefaced with a brief, compelling tale from his past that is heartfelt without cloying. And each recipe is prefaced with commentary that is just off-color and honest enough to be quite funny (“I’ve always liked ramen noodles. I know they’re total crap, but I like them”).”

Gillespie emphasizes using local, seasonal ingredients

Gillespie hosted Stronger Together’s new video series Co+op. On the show celebrating the “International Year of Cooperatives,” Gillespie visited “food co-ops across the country—from grocery aisles to farm fields.” Of the experience, Gillespie tells Eater Atlanta:

“It was amazing to have an opportunity to travel this country and see the food systems of so many different communities. Seeing that no two co-ops are the same and that the offerings of every store completely reflect the wishes of their community was really inspiring.”



Best Selling Books From Whole Life Press

We are so very pleased and fortunate to have Tom Malterre and Ali Segersten in our Co-op community! Not only do they teach classes and provide nutritional counseling but they have also written two books that continue to be best sellers at both Co-ops.

“The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook is not only a cookbook, but a user-friendly guide to eating and preparing whole, nutritious foods. With 250 recipes and nearly 80 pages of organized information about whole foods, food sensitivities, organics, cooking equipment and more, this book is a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to improve their overall health and well-being and put healthy family-friendly meals onto the table.”

Printed in the USA on FSC-certified paper using a Green Printing Company!

Recipes include:
Cinnamon Spiced Granola, Buckwheat Pancakes, Quinoa Zucchini Bread, Peachy Millet Flour Muffins, Rosemary Olive Dinner Rolls, Vegetarian Chipotle Chili, Apple Spiced Collard Greens, Berry Hazelnut Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Vinaigrette, Raw Sauerkraut, Thai Fried Rice, Coconut Quinoa Pilaf, Cuban Black Bean Stew with Avocado Salsa, Sunny Sunflower Seed Burgers, Poached Halibut with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs, Indian Chicken Curry, Gingerbread Cake with Maple Cashew Sauce, Pumpkin Pudding, and Blueberry Fruit Pie with a Raw Nut Crust.

The Appendix includes: The 28-Day Elimination and Detoxification Diet, A Schedule for Introducing Solid Foods to Infants, and a Quick Recipe Reference Guide.

Just published last month, their new book, Nourishing Meals:

Nourishing Meals Cookbook

Nutrition for the Whole family.

Raise healthy Children. You’ll learn what nutrients are key for proper growth and development both in childhood and in utero, why going gluten-free can help solve mysterious health ailments, why removing processed foods from your diet and eating whole foods can benefit your health; as well as the causes behind the rise in food allergies and what to do about it.

Pick up your copies today!