Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More (Hardcover)
"Perfect for experienced cooks, who will relish Peters’s imaginative takes on classic dishes as well as her inspired original culinary creations, and those new to the kitchen, who will feel empowered by the clear, easy-to-follow format and welcoming tone of the recipes." ―Library Journal, starred review
This bold new cookbook by James Beard Award–winning author and photographer Meike Peters invites us to indulge in simple, satisfying, and scrumptious meals to feed our midday cravings. With a few tricks and clever flavor combinations to keep your mind, body, and soul happy, Noon makes it easy to treat yourself throughout the day.
These 115 quick and creative recipes span vibrant salads and sandwiches, cozy pastas, and savory tarts, as well as warming soups, speedy schnitzels, and Mediterranean seafood treats. Whether you’re in the mood for the mouthwatering Autumn Salad with Jerusalem Artichokes, Walnuts, and Apples, a texturally intoxicating Carrot and Pear Salad with Tahini and Sesame Seeds, or the surprising zip of Sauerkraut and Hummus on Sourdough Bread, this book has your taste buds covered.
Attainable yet crave-worthy, the recipes in Noon can equally suit the start, middle, or end of your day. Our lives have changed, and these recipes flexibly fit any reality, from working from home or lunch at the office to leisurely weekend lunches with friends. Noon is about a pause, no matter when you need it. With year-round recipes and stunning photography, this book will keep you well fed and happy at any time of day.
DELICOUS FOOD: Meike Peters is a truly talented recipe developer and food blogger who puts a unique twist on her dishes, such as Lime Mussels with Zucchini and Cilantro, Peach and Plum Caprese with Burrata, and Rösti (Swiss potato cake) with Pistachio-Feta Dip. With a similar vibe to Diana Henry, Nigella Lawson, and Heidi Swanson, she is a delight to learn from and be inspired by.
GREAT VALUE: This book is packed with 115 recipes and 120 photos at an affordable price, making it an excellent self-purchase or thoughtful cooking gift.
MODERN LUNCH COOKBOOK: Years into the pandemic, we are all sick of the same lunch from home options. This book is perfect for anyone needing to whip up a great lunch in fifteen minutes or less, or for the many returning to work and needing inspiration for super tasty lunches to take with us.
FLEXIBLE & EASILY SCALABLE RECIPES: The focus is on celebrating a midday meal (a.k.a. lunch), but the recipes work just as well for dinner, weekdays, or weekends; each recipe can easily be scaled up or down.
- Those looking for fun and fresh alternatives for their lunchtime meal
- Fans of Meike Peters, her blog and podcast, and her previous cookbooks
- Anyone who loves celebrity chefs like Heidi Swanson, Diana Henry, and Nigella Lawson
- Birthday, holiday, housewarming, or hostess gift for foodies or home cooks
"Perfect for experienced cooks, who will relish Peters’s imaginative takes on classic dishes as well as her inspired original culinary creations, and those new to the kitchen, who will feel empowered by the clear, easy-to-follow format and welcoming tone of the recipes." —Library Journal, starred review
“Let’s do lunch! Whether you’re whipping up something at home or packing a lunch for the office, these 'uplifting' recipes in Meike Peters’s cookbook NOON are a hit.” —Hello! magazine
“A brilliant solution for busy home cooks looking to jazz up their midday meals.” - Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
“Meike Peters’s Noon is a delicious contemplation of how food can bring pleasure and comfort any time of the day. Her vibrant vegetable- and fruit-packed recipes are colorful, enticing, crave-worthy, and completely doable at lunchtime. Peters’s book serves as a reminder that we should all aim to bring balance to our busy days and savor the small moments around this oft-forgotten meal.”
—Hetty Lui McKinnon, food writer and cookbook author
“Meike Peters’s new book is a soul-satisfying reminder that lunch is a state of mind. In our ever-busier lives, taking a break for a nourishing meal is the ultimate form of midday self-care. Having this repertoire of gorgeous, unfussy recipes—plus a smart set of tips, tricks, and strategies—only makes this proposition more delicious.”
—Adeena Sussman, author of Sababa
“As someone who eschews breakfast and counts down the hours to lunch, Noon is right up my proverbial alley. Peters’s recipes showcase the power of food to excite, to create a mood, or to transform a situation as much as to nourish the body. The joy of a midday feast is something within our reach with this beautiful book.”
—Helen Goh, coauthor of Sweet
“Noon has so many colorful, easy-to-make, and mouth-watering plates of food. I love the idea of midday feasting.”
—Sami Tamimi, chef and award-winning author
“I have a feeling that I’ve been waiting for this exact book. Meike Peters manages to revive a time and a meal of the day that, due to our obsession with efficiency, we have almost forgotten about. And she does it in such a beautiful, practical, and original way that you want to drop everything and start cooking right away. I heartily recommend this book!"
—Daniel Schreiber, author of Susan Sontag
"A gorgeous meditative celebration on satisfying those midday cravings - it’s sublime.”
—Gurdeep Loyal, columnist Olive Magazine