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The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such as a creamy sea salt chocolate cake and baked eggs in avocado halves are The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such as a creamy sea salt chocolate cake and baked eggs in avocado halves are paired with cheerful instructions for gracefully hosting a dinner party, gifting food, bulk shopping by bicycle, and two-wheeled picnics. The cookbook is suitable for experienced cooks looking to add kitchen flair to their repertoire as well as beginners in the kitchen who want to start out their culinary lives on the right foot.


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The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such as a creamy sea salt chocolate cake and baked eggs in avocado halves are The first cookbook of its kind, The Culinary Cyclist is a gorgeous staple for any kitchen where bicycling and healthy, delicious food are priorities. This lovingly illustrated cookbook is your guide to hedonistic two-wheeled living. Recipes are all gluten free and vegetarian. Decadent basics such as a creamy sea salt chocolate cake and baked eggs in avocado halves are paired with cheerful instructions for gracefully hosting a dinner party, gifting food, bulk shopping by bicycle, and two-wheeled picnics. The cookbook is suitable for experienced cooks looking to add kitchen flair to their repertoire as well as beginners in the kitchen who want to start out their culinary lives on the right foot.

30 review for The Culinary Cyclist: A Cookbook and Companion for the Good Life

  1. 4 out of 5

    Linnea

    This book together with its charming illustrations were such a pleasure to read. It embodies a lifestyle I long to cultivate in my own life: running errands by bike, buying simple food, making nourishing meals and enjoying them with those I love. It's short enough to read over two or three breakfasts, and definitely a book I want to keep in my kitchen.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Daisy

    I didn't know there was a category in the world for Culinary Cyclists (but of course there is; there's a category for everything) so this hits home nicely since I am a biker who loves to bake. Hmm: Baking Bicyclist? There's a category. The bike stuff I already knew but it's great information for someone just starting to bike around town or who's committed to commuting by bike. Anyway, with Johanna Kindvall's irresistible illustrations, this slim volume in a perfect olive-y green pleases me to no I didn't know there was a category in the world for Culinary Cyclists (but of course there is; there's a category for everything) so this hits home nicely since I am a biker who loves to bake. Hmm: Baking Bicyclist? There's a category. The bike stuff I already knew but it's great information for someone just starting to bike around town or who's committed to commuting by bike. Anyway, with Johanna Kindvall's irresistible illustrations, this slim volume in a perfect olive-y green pleases me to no end. The recipes are enticing (even if they are mostly gluten-free--you can alter them to fit a gluten-full diet very easily). I'm newly obsessed with cardamom and apple cakes. Check. This is just a cozy, adorable book. It makes a nice present (for yourself).

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    “A small garden, figs, a little cheese, and, along with this, three or four good friends—such was luxury to Epicurus.”

  4. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Very cute. It is all vegan and gluten-free but if you like eggs and cheese and flour and butter, you can certainly add those. This is a little snapshot of the little picnicking biking life. Good little book of aspirations. Going to have to get a couple of recipes before deciding to bump or remove a star. This book is for Women Bike Book club, so I’ll have to make a recipe and potluck some snacks for that.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Carla Luis

    An amazing book. Simple tips for a simple life, yet so meaningful. I’ve had it on my self for ages, glad I decided to go back to it. Then I realised I’ve read a couple more from the author and loved them. Really recommend it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    M

    An adorable book. Ideal for the cycling hipster that wants to learn how to stock their kitchen.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rachael Kvapil

    Small quick read. Some nice recipes. Not functional in Alaska, or for really busy people. But nice to dream.

  8. 4 out of 5

    William J.

    I won this cookbook from Goodreads First-Reads and I'm happy to have it in my kitchen. Anna Brones has written an excellent cookbook with very nice illustrations by Johanna Kindvall. Eating healthy and exercising is something that our family believes is important. Most of our family is Vegan/vegetarian with a couple of family members who eat meat. We all agree that everything we put in our body should be worthy to be eaten, so we don't eat processed or fast foods. This wonderful cookbook allows I won this cookbook from Goodreads First-Reads and I'm happy to have it in my kitchen. Anna Brones has written an excellent cookbook with very nice illustrations by Johanna Kindvall. Eating healthy and exercising is something that our family believes is important. Most of our family is Vegan/vegetarian with a couple of family members who eat meat. We all agree that everything we put in our body should be worthy to be eaten, so we don't eat processed or fast foods. This wonderful cookbook allows us to make variations of recipes that we eat regularly. We loved the Quinoa Apple Spice Cake and The Perfect Quinoa Picnic Salad with Mustard Citrus Vinaigrette. These are only a few of the fantastic recipes in this cookbook. The cookbook talks about stocking your pantry (with illustrations and a Pantry Essentials List), Grains (And How To Cook Them), Essential Spices, Transporting Your Food, The Art Of Gifting Food, Hosting A Dinner Party, and much more. It is true that eating well definitely makes you feel better. This cookbook just adds that much more beauty to our life. I highly recommend that you buy, gift, but most importantly read and make some recipes from this cookbook. You won't be disappointed.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I am not part of the target audience for this book - but that's OK, I guess. I picked this up on the new books shelf at the public library. (It amuses and sometimes puzzles me that Arlington County (VA) gets certain books.) I was not particularly interested in the recipes that are most of the contents, but read through much of the commentary about how cycling can or should fit into one's life. The author has strong opinions, but they are expressed relatively lightly, or anyway they come across I am not part of the target audience for this book - but that's OK, I guess. I picked this up on the new books shelf at the public library. (It amuses and sometimes puzzles me that Arlington County (VA) gets certain books.) I was not particularly interested in the recipes that are most of the contents, but read through much of the commentary about how cycling can or should fit into one's life. The author has strong opinions, but they are expressed relatively lightly, or anyway they come across without seeming too judgmental. Whether this attitude towards how cycling can be a part of one's life will become more prevalent - we'll see, I guess.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kasey Jueds

    One of the most charming cookbooks ever! Charming in part because of size (small, slender, but also very rich)--partly because of delicate and whimsical illustrations--partly because of Anna Brones's clear delight in food and bicycling and general happy living. Also continues my obsession with Microcosm Publishing (though this book is actually from Elly Blue Publishing, Microcosm sells/distributes it). So inspired to make a bunch of gluten-free stuff from this book (since I am newly gluten-free One of the most charming cookbooks ever! Charming in part because of size (small, slender, but also very rich)--partly because of delicate and whimsical illustrations--partly because of Anna Brones's clear delight in food and bicycling and general happy living. Also continues my obsession with Microcosm Publishing (though this book is actually from Elly Blue Publishing, Microcosm sells/distributes it). So inspired to make a bunch of gluten-free stuff from this book (since I am newly gluten-free and looking for recipes that look like they don't taste like cardboard). Also inspired to ride my bike even more than I do now. Lovely!

  11. 4 out of 5

    MountainsInMyHead

    "Nietzsche said, "A small garden, figs, a little cheese, and, along with this, three or four good friends - such was luxury to Epicurus" (p.10) "Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as necessity. - Voltaire" (p.13) "If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart - Cesar Chavez" (p.61)

  12. 4 out of 5

    ChaCha Ala Mode

    I read this in about an hour. It is a quick guide to two things that I love, biking and eating. There are recipes and tips on how to haul things around on your bike. Stuff I already knew, but never really thought about intentionally. It is a great guide for someone just starting to utilize their bike and kitchen in say a city. Knowing how to entertain, how to be entertained and how to haul things all by bike are great skills to have.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Dianah

    Really simple and easily accessible. Very Portland-y.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lynne

    Lazy baking and biking, that's me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lynda

    Fun and whimsical. Interesting perspective from someone who is a cyclist and loves to cook too. Like me!!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Brenna

    There are several cute recipes in here - the best is a cardamon cake that my husband loves!!! (paleo friendly)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Deb

    What a fun little book!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Anne

    I have never really sat down to read a cookbook before, but this was cute.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Rita

  20. 4 out of 5

    S

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joana Cambeiro

  22. 4 out of 5

    Avry

  23. 5 out of 5

    Anna Smith

  24. 5 out of 5

    Chelsey McNeil

  25. 4 out of 5

    jen

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alex Schearer

  27. 4 out of 5

    Darius

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mara

  29. 4 out of 5

    Lauren

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sherri

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