Jonathan Cheung

CBC Homerun Book Columnist

Jonathan Cheung is a book columnist on CBC Homerun. Owner of the cookbook store Appetite for Books, Jonathan is a trained chef with a passion for cookbooks. He is also a judge this season on Iron Chef Canada. You can hear Jonathan on Homerun, on CBC Radio One (88.5 FM), once a month on Wednesday afternoons starting at 3 p.m.

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Welcome the warmth by making fresh recipes from these cookbooks

These books have you covered for every occasion this summer, from weeknight dinners to casual outdoor eating and weekend parties.

Simple cookbooks for easy cooking

These cookbooks offer something for everyone: vegetarian dishes, plant-based recipes and fast Italian cooking. 

3 cookbooks to check out before your next trip to the farmer's market

These cookbooks are full of refreshing recipes that encourage a seasonal approach to cooking and will give you plenty of inspiration for your next trip to the farmer’s market.

New cookbooks with inspiration for spring

With spring just around the corner, these cookbooks offer great ideas for fresh and achievable meals every day of the week.

3 vegetable-focused cookbooks to beat the winter blues

This month's cookbook selection features vegetable-focused recipes, as well as comfort food for this final wintry month.

3 cookbooks that'll bring warmth to your table

Winter has arrived, making it the perfect time of year to stay inside and gather your friends together to share a meal.

3 comfort food cookbooks to combat January's wintry weather

These cookbooks celebrate the traditional comfort foods of Germany, India and China, and will give you plenty of culinary inspiration for the new year.

Your weekly book selection: Cookbooks to help you plan your holiday menus

This week's selected cookbooks will make great gifts for the holidays — or for yourself, as you plan your menus for the season.

Your weekly Wednesday book selection: Fall recipes to keep you warm

November is a great month to stay in and fill your evenings with friends and good food. Discover great recipes that will keep you warm this fall.