Recipes from Toronto Eats

The farms, forests, and lakes that surround Toronto are invaluable resources for local and sustainable ingredients (and a good bit of foraging, too). Following on the heels of the bestselling cookbook, Toronto Cooks, the highly anticipated Toronto Eats is a multicultural spectrum of the city’s countless cultures from Mumbai chili crab to okonomiyaki. Boasting over 100 signature recipes from 50 amazing chefs, it is a gorgeous illustration of this city’s food scene, featuring chef-tested recipes from the most talented toques, as well as their stories. Best of all, the recipes are designed with the home cook in mind and can be re-created at home with ease. The world really can appear on a dinner plate.

Seven vanilla bean oatmeal cookies scattered across a cooling rack and kitchen towel.

Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Cookies

A classic that’s loved by nearly everybody. A chewy center and delicate flavor of vanilla give them an appeal beyond your everyday oatmeal biscuits. Perfect for sharing, too.

A torn loaf of focaccia with herbs and salt and sprigs of rosemary, a knife, and a hunk of pecorino on the side.

Focaccia

Easier to shape than a boule, focaccia is the next bread you may want to master making at home. Just slice it and eat it as-is with its dimpled herb-flecked surface.