Cooking for the holidays

Get out your platters, sauce pans, mixers and cookie sheets: the holidays are a great time to make some seriously delicious food for your family and friends! Here are some of the newest cookbooks at ICPL (with an emphasis on comfort food from around the world and baking!), but be sure to check the catalog as well, or stop in and browse the shelves. Our cookbook collection has enough to please just about everyone, no matter your tastes!

Provecho: 100 vegan Mexican recipes to celebrate culture and community

Castrjon, Edgar


100 plant-based Mexican recipes to transform normally meat-heavy dishes into vegan celebrations of family and home.

Good Housekeeping the best-ever cookie book : 175 tested-'til-perfect recipes for crispy, chewy & ooey-gooey treats

641.8654 /Good

The staff at Good Housekeeping share recipes for a collection of the best cookies to come out of their Test Kitchen ovens! There's something here for every craving: chocolaty, nutty, crispy-crunchy and melt-in your mouth morsels of delight. These recipes will become your new favorites for every sweet occasion. -- adapted from Foreword and back cover

Live well, bake cookies : 75 classic cookie recipes for every occasion

Rye, Danielle, author, photographer.

641.8654 /Rye

"Live Well Bake Cookies shares 75 foolproof, delicious recipes that can make anyone an expert baker"--

Nadiya bakes

Hussain, Nadiya, author.

641.815 /Hussain

"The host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and Nadiya Bakes and winner of The Great British Baking Show returns to her true love, baking, with more than 100 delicious, Americanized recipes for sweet treats. When Nadiya Hussain, the UK's "national treasure," began cooking, she headed straight to the oven--which, in her home, wasn't used for baking, but rather for storing frying pans! One day, her new husband asked her to bake him a cake and then... she was hooked! Baking soon became a part of her daily life. In her newest cookbook, based on her Netflix show and BBC series Nadiya Bakes, Nadiya shares more than 100 simple and achievable recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, tarts, and puddings that will become staples in your home. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits and Key Lime Cupcakes to Cheat's Sourdough and Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya has created an ultimate baking resource for just about every baked good that will entice beginner bakers and experienced pastry makers alike"--

Mooncakes & milk bread

Kristina Cho


Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1 *Starred Review* The art and craft of Chinese bakery has become much better known and appreciated in the U.S. in the past few decades thanks to an influx of emigrants from Hong Kong and other Chinese regions who have opened bakeries here. Cho grew up in Cleveland, where her family had to travel to purchase the breadth of Chinese baked goods that now appear in so many urban areas. After architectural training, she returned to her roots and perfected a host of steamed and baked breads and buns that she adored as a child. After explaining the science of creating tender milk bread dough, Cho shows the sometimes-intricate steps to transform doughs into an amazing variety of steamed, baked, fried, and stuffed creations with color photographs. Pork buns are familiar, but Cho introduces buns stuffed with corn or hot dogs. There's even a sort of Chinese tuna melt. Cho's grandfather's almond cookies are delightfully easy for first-time bakers. Access to a Chinese grocery goes a long way to making Cho's baked goods at home less daunting, but online sources can be nearly as helpful. Cho's documentation of the astonishing array of Chinese baking illustrates how much it equals any Parisian or Viennese rivals.

Life is what you bake it : recipes, stories & inspiration to bake your way to the top

Lomas, Vallery, author.

641.815 /Lomas

"The first Black person to win The Great American Baking Show shares her story of personal growth and more than 100 delicious recipes. Popular baking personality and lawyer turned baker Vallery Lomas was ecstatic when she learned she won the third season of The Great American Baking Show. However, her win was never seen by the world--Vallery's season was pulled after just a few episodes when one of the judges became a focal point in a Me Too accusation. Rather than throwing in her whisk and lamenting all of the missed opportunities she hoped to receive (Book deal! Product endorsements! TV show!), she held her head high and hustled--which resulted in her getting press coverage everywhere from CNN to People magazine. Now, Vallery debuts her first baking book. With 100 recipes for everything from Apple Cider Fritters to Lemon-Honey Madeleines and Crawfish Hand Pies to her Grandma's Million Dollar Cake. Vallery shares heirloom family recipes from her native Louisiana, time spent in Paris, The Great American Baking Show, and of course sweets and breads inspired by her adopted hometown, New York City. Vallery's "when life gives you lemons, make lemon curd" philosophy will empower legions of bakers and fans to find their inner warrior and bake their best life"--

Zoë bakes cakes : everything you need to know to make your favorite layers, bundts, loaves, and more

François, Zoë, author.

641.8653 /François

Cake is the ultimate symbol of celebration, used to mark birthdays, weddings, or even just a Tuesday night. Yet too many people use chemical-laden mixes even though a cake is so easy to make from scratch and infinitely more fun to share. In Zoë Bakes Cakes, bestselling author Zoë François demystifies the craft of cakes with more than 100 easy-to-use recipes, showing how to get gorgeous confections on the table to mark any occasion, big or small.

Middle Eastern sweets : desserts, pastries, creams & treats

Hage, Salma, author.

641.86 /Hage

The latest culinary treat from Salma Hage, one of the Middle East's most-loved home cooks - an authentic, indulgent collection of dessert recipes for all tastes and occasions. Whether you start your day with something sweet, finish it with something sweet, or make sure sweets are within reach all day long, you'll find serious inspiration in the pages of Salma Hage's latest cookbook for home cooks. The Middle East's wide range of cultures, ingredients, and influences informs the array of dishes she includes - spiced cookies, cream-filled pancakes, aromatic pastries, and delicious cakes - with recipes that are easy to follow and celebrate simple-to-source spices and taste combinations. With natural sweeteners such as dates and honey often used in place of refined sugar, and alternate protein sources including nuts and yogurt, and including recipes that are naturally gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and dairy-free, this is the ideal book for both everyday family or festive meals.

Baked to perfection : delicious gluten-free recipes with a pinch of science

Cermelj, Katarina, author.

641.5639311 /Cermelj

From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie--everything that once seemed impossible to make gluten-free can now be baked by you. Baked to Perfection begins with a thorough look at the gluten-free baking basics: how different gluten-free flours behave, which store-bought blends work best, and how to mix your own to suit your needs. Covering cakes, brownies, cookies, pastry and bread in turn, Katarina shares the best techniques for the recipes in that chapter, and each recipe is accompanied by expert tips, useful scientific explanations and occasional step-by-step photography to help you achieve gluten-free perfection.

The complete autumn & winter cookbook : 550+ recipes for warming dinners, holiday roasts, seasonal desserts, breads, food gifts, and more

641.564 /America's

"Celebrate the season with this treasure trove of cozy cooking and baking recipes, from soul-warming soups and simple dinners to showstoppers and weekend projects"--

Celebrate with Kim-Joy : cute cakes and bakes to make every occasion joyful

Kim-Joy, 1991- author.

641.8653 /Kim-Joy

"Let Kim-Joy and her signature cuteness brighten your celebrations. From birthday cakes to year-round events, all occasions are covered! The 60 sweet recipes are bursting with colour, imagination and fun and there's something for everyone, no matter what their baking skills. Big occasions include birthdays, Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas, weddings; and there are plenty of other celebrations too - Graduation Day, New Year's, new baby, Pride, Thanksgiving, Day of the Dead, Pancake Day and many more. Vegan and gluten-free alternatives are provided so that no one needs to miss out! This joyful collection of recipes includes all the step-by-step photography, clear instructions and words of positivity you need to learn to bake and decorate just like Kim-Joy"--Publisher's description.

Cannelle et Vanille bakes simple : a new way to bake gluten-free

Goyoaga, Aran, author, photographer.

641.5639311 /Goyoaga

"Especially well-known and appreciated for her tender and delicious baking, the recipes in this book will include cakes, pies, tarts, biscuits, cookies, and breads"--

Betty Crocker best 100 : favorite recipes from America's most trusted cook

Crocker, Betty, author.

641.5973 /Crocker

"Celebrate Betty Crocker's 100th anniversary with more than 100 of her best recipes Betty Crocker is 100! To celebrate a century of helping American home cooks get food on the table, Betty Crocker is sharing 100 of her best recipes that have fed and nourished every generation since 1921. Each recipe in this heirloom book is a cherished, classic favorite that's easy to make and difficult to fail, and includes a note from Betty for a closer look at the American icon. With a full range of recipes, from breads and hearty casseroles to decadent cakes and sweets, Betty'sBest 100 is sure to be as treasured in your kitchen as Betty Crocker is"--

The Korean vegan cookbook : reflections and recipes from Omma's kitchen

Lee Molinaro, Joanne, author.

641.59519 /Lee Molinaro

Korean cooking is synonymous with fish sauce and barbecue, and veganism remains extremely rare in Korean culture. Many of the ingredients are fully plant-based and unbelievably flavorable, and Korean plant-based eating is not a new idea: vegan cuisine prepared by Korean Buddhist monks has been around for more than a thousand years. Lee Molinaro shares recipes (and narrative snapshots) of the food that shaped her family history-- only with a plant-based take. -- adapted from inside front cover and the chapter, The Korean vegan.

À table : recipes for cooking + eating the French way

Peppler, Rebekah, author.

641.5944 /Peppler

"À TABLE is a cookbook and stylish guide to gathering and sharing a meal the French way, with 125 repertoire-building recipes inspired by the modern, multicultural French kitchen"--

Jew-ish : reinvented recipes from a modern mensch : a cookbook

Cohen, Jake, 1993- author.

641.5676 /Cohen

Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. The result is elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations. As Cohen reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones. -- adapted from unnumbered page opposite inside front cover.

Ripe figs : recipes and stories from Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus

Khan, Yasmin (Cook), author.

641.5956 /Khan

"The acclaimed author of Zaitoun returns with vibrant recipes and powerful stories from the islands that bridge the Mediterranean and the Middle East. For thousands of years, the eastern Mediterranean has stood as a meeting point between East and West, bringing cultures and cuisines through trade, commerce, and migration. Traveling by boat and land, Yasmin Khan traces the ingredients that have spread through the region from the time of Ottoman rule to the influence of recent refugee communities. At the kitchen table, she explores what borders, identity, and migration mean in an interconnected world, and her recipes unite around thickets of dill and bunches of oregano, zesty citrus and sweet dates, thick tahini and soothing cardamom. Khan includes healthy, seasonal, vegetable-focused recipes, such as hot yogurt soups, zucchini and feta fritters, pomegranate and sumac chicken, and candied pumpkin with tahini and date syrup. Fully accessible for the home cook, with stunning food and location photography, Ripe Figs is a dazzling collection of recipes and stories that celebrate an ever-diversifying region and imagine a world without borders"--

Après all day : 65+ cozy recipes to share with family and friends

Epstein, Kelley, author.

641.59143 /Epstein

"This cookbook is a celebration of apres-ski culture with 65 hearty, winter recipes"--

The snowy cabin cookbook : meals and drinks for adventurous days and cozy nights / Marnie Hanel & Jen Stevenson ; illustrations by Monica Dorazewski.

Hanel, Marnie


"When the going gets chilly and daylight is in short supply, the cozy cabin is the place to be. And here is the ultimate companion for cozier, comfier cold-weather cooking from the IACP Award-winning duo of Marnie Hanel and Jen Stevenson. The Cozy Cabin Cookbook is here to make cabin or lodge cooking just as magical as the scenery outdoors and transport readers to a snow-globe world filled with Fair Isle sweaters, sled rides, and wood-burning fires. Whether you're in need of satisfying snack to get through a day of hibernation, planning a menu for a snowed-in dinner party, or searching for a hearty breakfast before a long day of skiing, sledding, or ice-skating, The Cozy Cabin Cookbook is filled with inspiring and effortlessly cookable recipes. Readers can try the Snowbound Stromboli with Arrabbiata (a grown-up version of the Hot Pocket), Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts with Parsnips and Apples alongside Brrrisket with Parsley and Pomegranate Seeds, or Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Bacon and Chives. When feeding a hungry crowd, there's Spaghetti and Meatballs for the Masses, and when it's time to settle in for the evening, sip a Blood Orange Negroni alongside Almond Tangerine Trifle. Beyond food, these endlessly creative authors offer 99 Ways to Use a Mug (think sleigh valet tip jar), a flowchart on how to find the right winter lodging for anyone, and tips on how to build a better snowperson-and when the cabin fever sets in, readers can turn to Reindeer Games for entertaining ways to pass the time. The Cozy Cabin Cookbook, fully illustrated by artist Emily Isabella, will leave every reader wishing for a snow day"-- Provided by publisher.