Chronicle Books Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More
Chronicle Books Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More

Noon: Simple Recipes for Scrumptious Midday Meals and More

By Meike Peters


Publication Date: September 5, 2023

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Lunchtime is just as exciting as dinner in this delightful new cookbook that combines Meike Peters's inventive and craveable recipes with gorgeous photography. These 115 recipes are guaranteed to perk up your day (or your dinner).

"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.

Perfect for:Those looking for fun and fresh alternatives for their lunchtime mealFans of Meike Peters, her blog and podcast, and her previous cookbooksAnyone who loves celebrity chefs like Heidi Swanson, Diana Henry, and Nigella Lawson Birthday, holiday, housewarming, or hostess gift for foodies or home cooks

About the Author

Meike Peters won a James Beard Award for her first cookbook, Eat in My Kitchen. She is also the author of 365: A Year of Everyday Cooking & Baking. She started her food blog in 2013 and writes about food and traveling. For her Meet in My Kitchen podcast, she invites guests to her kitchen in Berlin where she lives.

Format: Hardcover

Length: 272 pages

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Publication Date: September 5, 2023

ISBN: 9781797222806

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