Cookbooks

Vegan with a vengeance : over 150 delicious, cheap, animal-free recipes that rock book cover

Vegan with a vengeance : over 150 delicious, cheap, animal-free recipes that rock

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

eBOOK
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Melody's picture

One thing I dream about in my imagined post-quarantine life is visiting Isa Chandra Moskowitz's restaurant Modern Love in Omaha, Nebraska. I am a big fan of her cookbooks. I've never met a recipe of hers that I didn't like. We have more of her cookbooks in print at ICPL, but I'll take this e-book while I wait to be able to hold her books with my own, garlic-scented fingers. -Melody

Dinner in French : my recipes by way of France book cover

Dinner in French : my recipes by way of France

Melissa Clark

eBOOK
Cookbooks

"The new French classics in 150 recipes that reflect a modern yet distinctly French recipe canon, from New York Times star food writer Melissa Clark. Just as Dorie Greenspan brought Julia Child's recipes into the late 20th century, so Melissa Clark brings French cooking into the 21st century. Now, as one of the nation's favorite cookbook authors and food writers, Melissa updates classic French techniques and dishes to reflect how we cook, shop, and eat today"--

Anne M's picture

If you are spending more time in the kitchen and want to expand your cooking repertoire, check out Melissa Clark's new cookbook "Dinner in French." In her true fashion, Clark makes French cooking accessible. No intimidating cooking techniques or long lists of ingredients here. She also brings her own flavor profile, which I like to describe as bright, to these recipes. Just in time for spring, try "Dandelion Salad with Sweet Garlic Confit, Pancetta, and Blue Cheese" or "Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Tarragon Tart." Just want to look at beautiful pictures of delicious food and French food markets? This cookbook has those in abundance. -Anne M

Dinner in an instant : 75 modern recipes for your pressure cooker, multicooker, + Instant Pot® book cover

Dinner in an instant : 75 modern recipes for your pressure cooker, multicooker, + Instant Pot®

Melissa Clark

641.587 /Clark
Cookbooks

Anne M's picture

Perhaps you need to delegate the cooking to an electric pressure cooker? Just plug it in, push a button, and you are good to go! Well, you might have to do some chopping. If you love flavor and variety, try Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant.” Her recipes are uncomplicated—perfect for a weeknight—and you’ll be proud of every recipe you cook. For some comforting choices for chilly winter nights, try Chicken and Dumplings or Tangerine Carrots with Ricotta, Chives, and Walnuts. -Anne M

One-pan wonders : fuss-free meals for your sheet pan, Dutch oven, skillet, roasting pan, casserole, and slow cooker book cover

One-pan wonders : fuss-free meals for your sheet pan, Dutch oven, skillet, roasting pan, casserole, and slow cooker

641.82 /America's
Cookbooks

What's more appealing than a hearty meal prepared using just one cooking vessel? Yet too often, results are mushy and bland. To rethink one-pan cooking, America's Test Kitchen reimagined classics, streamlined techniques, and honed in on high-flavor ingredients. From hands-off pastas that cook in their sauce to skillet suppers that produce a main and sides, these recipes minimize effort while ensuring each element cooks perfectly. The result is a modern collection of 138 recipes that take the fuss out of making dinner, any day of the week. -- Page [4] of cover.

Anne M's picture

Grab your sheet pan and make it a one-dish meal. America’s Test Kitchen “One-Pan Wonders” contains recipes where you can throw all the ingredients onto a pan or into a pot and let it cook with just a few stirs and flips. No multiple burners. No timed steps. Just easy. Best of all, clean-up is a breeze with only one dish to wash. Try Unstuffed Shells with Butternut Squash and Leeks or Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Ratatouille. -Anne M

Simple book cover

Simple

Yotam Ottolenghi

641.5956 /Ottolenghi
Cookbooks

In Ottolenghi Simple, powerhouse author and chef Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 streamlined recipes packed with his signature Middle Eastern-inspired flavors. Each dish can be made in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for brilliantly, deliciously simple meals. Brunch gets a make-over with Braised Eggs with Leeks and Za'atar; Cauliflower, Pomegranate, and Pistachio Salad refreshes the side-dish rotation; Lamb and Feta Meatballs bring ease to the weeknight table; and every sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied by the spectacular Fig and Thyme Clafoutis. With more than 130 photographs, this is elemental Ottolenghi for everyone--

Anne M's picture

Yotam Ottolenghi's flavors are spot-on. They are bright and complex. And now you can make them within the constraints of time and ingredients. Ottolenghi divides these recipes into different categories. Need to make something from whatever is in your cabinets? Want to make something ahead and reheat later? There are plenty of recipes to fit what you need when you need it. -Anne M

The quick six fix : 100 no-fuss, full-flavor recipes : six ingredients, six minutes prep, six minutes clean-up book cover

The quick six fix : 100 no-fuss, full-flavor recipes : six ingredients, six minutes prep, six minutes clean-up

Stuart O'Keeffe

641.555 /O'Keeffe
Cookbooks

"Save time and simplify with 100 fabulous quick-and-easy recipes--using 6 ingredients, 6 minutes of prep, and 6 minutes of clean up--from celebrity chef Stuart OKeeffe,"--Amazon.com.

Anne M's picture

Stuart O'Keeffe promise is simple: you just need six minutes. Six minutes to prep. Six minutes to cook. Six minutes to clean up. And you only need six ingredients. How simple is that? -Anne M

The power of sprinkles : a cake book by the founder of the Flour Shop book cover

The power of sprinkles : a cake book by the founder of the Flour Shop

Amirah Kassem

641.8653 /Kassem
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Amirah Kassem preaches the power of sprinkles in her wildly creative first book. A modern-day Willy Wonka, Kassem reminds readers that joy can be found in creating something delightful and delicious, that baking a cake for someone is the best thing in the world, and that, when it comes to cake decorating, any mistake can be covered in sprinkles (and everyone will love it anyway!). With twenty-nine different cakes--from unicorn cakes and donut cakes to cakes that look like reindeer, popcorn, spaghetti, and avocado toast--and packed with photographs, illustrations, and infinite ideas, The Power of Sprinkles is a book for bakers and cake decorators at every age and level.

Jacy's picture

This has one of my favorite recipes for buttercream ever! I've made the cake featured on the cover and it went surprisingly well. This is a good option for home bakers, although the cake that you make in the first recipe is a little tall and harder to cut into typical cake sized slices. If you're looking for a show stopper for a birthday (or any kind of) party, this book is going to be your best friend. -Jacy

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen book cover

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen

Gena Hamshaw

641.56362 /Food
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

Gena Hamshaw has a great blog and sends out recipes regularly that I am eager to test, and as an RD she knows her stuff and is reflected in this book. Except recipes that aren't difficult, are healthful, and keep you going to your next meal. -Frannie

But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner book cover

But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner

Kristy Turner

641.56362 /Turner
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

A common misconception of plant based eating is that you'll be hungry an hour later. This, and the other books on this list, de-bunk that. The recipe for savory oatmeal is a perfect fall breakfast and a great way to use end of season tomatoes and some kale. -Frannie

Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes book cover

Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes

Angela Liddon

641.56362 /Liddon
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

While this book does have some corny recipe names, the content is unmatched. Some of my best smoothies are based on one's in this book, and the lentil fusilli bolognese is a Sunday evening favorite. -Frannie