IT’S LUNCH’S MOMENT: There has been a veritable parade of books on brunch and dinner (and desserts are always celebrated) in recent years, but everyone ignores lunch as a whole meal. Allison Day’s book will be a welcome addition to the market.
DECEPTIVELY PLANT-FORWARD: Allison is a trained nutritionist, so that inspires her recipes—but not at the expense of flavour, style, or creativity. There’s a good mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes (not to mention vegan and gluten-free—which are all clearly noted).
INCREDIBLE AUTHOR: Allison is an award-winning blogger (YummyBeet.com) and the author of two acclaimed cookbooks. She’s been published in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Vegetarian Times, Food Network Canada, Shape, Flare, among other publications.
IRRESISTIBLE, COVETABLE DESIGN: Even if you hate lunch, you’ll want a copy of this book—it’s that beautiful. The design is modern and sharp, and the photography is a cut above (all shot by the author herself).
“With a balance of aspirational beauty and real-world usefulness, Modern Lunch is both the respite from and solution to the busy-day excuse of missing a midday meal. What’s more, the book embodies a cooking ethos in line with how many of us already live, favoring vibrant, vegetable-forward meals, and building-block larder and pantry staples to enliven our everyday. Allison’s addition of sweet potato to a ramen broth is a revelation, offering depth and weight with little effort. The fried lemons from her Broccoli and Rigatoni Minestrone are now my go-to garnish for all manner of soups and salads, with their addictive char and sour-sweet brightness. And, I have no doubt the Basil Chicken Wraps will soon be in my sons’ lunchboxes. This book is full of such gems.”
—Tara O’Brady, blogger and author of Seven Spoons
“Is it possible that Allison has just made lunch—the chore of all chores for a parent like me—the most exciting meal of the day? This book is bursting with flavor, inspiration, and most of all encouragement to make the midday meal something to savor.”
—Ceri Marsh, co-author of How to Feed a Family and The School Year Survival Cookbook
“Looks like breakfast is going to have to relinquish its title: Lunch is now The Most Important Meal of the Day. Every page of Allison’s book, Modern Lunch, is so fresh, inventive and downright mouthwatering I find myself just counting down the minutes until the clock strikes noon!”
—Rosie Daykin, owner of Butter Baked Goods and author of Butter Baked Goods and Butter Celebrates!
“Allison Day’s Modern Lunch is a tome of healthful lunch ideas that are flexible enough for a seasoned cook and detailed enough for an aspiring one. It reminds us how lovely it is to be inspired by every meal, and every bite.”
—Jackie Kai Ellis, founder of Beaucoup Bakery and author of The Measure of My Powers
“Modern Lunch will not only have you totally rethink lunch, it will become the go-to cookbook you didn’t even know you were missing. Overflowing with vibrant photography, mouth-watering recipes and practical tips and advice, this truly modern cookbook will make the midday meal the one you look forward to the most. Whether you eat lunch from home, in an office or in the moments the traffic light is red, Allison has a remarkably delicious solution. Her timeless recipes are simple, practical and completely inspiring. From a California Lunch Bowl with the brightest of dressings to a Savory Vegetable Cobbler you will want to serve to your favorite guests, Allison Day’s Modern Lunch is full of inspiration, gorgeousness and soul-satisfying food that will delight you at lunch and beyond.”
—Lisa Dawn Bolton, Food Stylist and Author of On Boards
“Allison Day sees lunchtime as an opportunity to eat well, whether you’re at home or at the office.” —Julie Van Rosendaal, The Globe and Mail
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