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2019 Gourmand Cookbook Awards National Winner


For lazy days off or mid-week cravings, Brunch Life brings that bigger-than-brunch restaurant experience home with mouth-watering recipes that will ensure every day gets off to a great start.

Leisurely weekend brunches have become the most anticipated meal of the week, and no two people know that better than Matt Basile and Kyla Zanardi. With their token humour, Matt and Kyla share their passion for this midday spread and showcase indulgent and creative takes on their favourite dishes. Sometimes, brunch is a comforting routine, where simple ingredients are whipped into fuss-free OG Buttermilk Pancakes, a Mascarpone Soft Scramble, or Good ol' Hash Browns. Then there are irresistible dishes taken to a whole new level, like Coconut Fried Chicken and Pineapple Waffles, S'mores Pancakes, and Family-Style Chimichurri Steak and Egg Tacos. Incredibly satisfying, easy to prepare, and perfect to share, these recipes will be dished out and devoured by friends and family.


Whether you're hankering for a nostalgic bite--think Western Omelette Grilled Cheese--or looking for something on the lighter side, like Hearty Granola with Grilled Peaches, or you need a boozy drink to cap it all off (perhaps an Aperol Spritz Mimosa), Brunch Life has something for everyone. More than just food, brunch is also a culture. Featured throughout, Matt and Kyla share their travel adventures in six cities across North America--San Francisco, New York, Nashville, Seattle, Vancouver, and Toronto--and explore how this epic meal is enjoyed far and wide. Brimming with over 70 delectable recipes and gorgeous photography, it's time to serve up a fresh take on this favourite weekend tradition that will inspire you to gather around your table any chance you get.

Bring the street food movement into your kitchen and make the easiest, tastiest, and most original street food at home!

There’s simply nothing tastier than homemade food cooked from scratch. And these days, the street is where you’ll find the best homemade dishes you’ve ever tasted. Whether he’s serving up outrageously delicious sandwiches from his popular Fidel Gastro’s food truck or across North America on the hit reality TV show Rebel Without a Kitchen, Matt Basile is always looking for inspiration to create amazing food that is simple enough to be mobile, different enough to make you talk about it, and awesome enough to make you crave it!

 

Street Food Diaries features over 85 irresistible and original street food recipes plus mouthwatering photography and stories of the food and people at the core of street food culture. Matt’s recipes are fun, outrageously delicious, and totally inspired by the most vibrant food movement on the planet. So, try your hand at making Peanut Butter Cookie Fish & Chips Sandwiches, Philly Cheesesteak Tostadas, Maple Habanero Turkey Wings, Pad Thai Fries, or the infamous Alabama Tailgaters. If it’s on a stick, in a bun, or covered in bacon (a lot of bacon!), then it’s in Street Food Diaries!

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