Cookbooks

ScandiKitchen summer : simply delicious food for lighter, warmer days book cover

ScandiKitchen summer : simply delicious food for lighter, warmer days

Brontë Aurell

641.5948 /Aurell
Cookbooks

"In the warmer months we crave food that is often naturally lighter and nourishing. Scandinavians do summer food so well--it is wholesome, flavoursome, simple to make and sumptuous to look at. In Scandinavian culture, eating well is all about 'lagom' or balance--everything in moderation. Try the tempting breakfast ideas such as Blueberry Porridge. Sharing plates such as Smoked Mackerel Rillettes with Rye Crisps are ideal for grazing, while satisfying larger plates include Herbed Pork Tenderloin with Hasselback Potatoes or Danish Plaice with Remoulade. The all-important cake and fika recipes include a Midsummer Strawberry Cake and Skinny Lemon Muffins. A classic Sourdough Rye Loaf and Seeded Crispbread with Dried Nettles are on offer in the breads chapter, and tempting desserts include a Swedish Mess with Cloudberries, plus there are some refreshing summer drinks to sip, such as a traditional aquavit cocktail. Also included are Brontë's fascinating insights into Scandinavian summer traditions and celebrations."--Amazon.com.

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Don't let the Scandinavian label scare you away, thinking you won't be able to find ingredients...all of the foods needed here should be readily available! With a focus on lighter fare that is appropriate for warm weather, this cookbook has recipes for all meals as well as cocktails and appetizers. -Candice

Vegetables illustrated : an inspiring guide with 700+ kitchen-tested recipes book cover

Vegetables illustrated : an inspiring guide with 700+ kitchen-tested recipes

America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

641.65 /America's
Cookbooks

We're all looking for interesting, achievable ways to enjoy vegetables more often. This must-have addition to your cookbook shelf has more than 700 kitchen-tested recipes that hit that mark. Sure, you'll learn nearly 40 ways to cook potatoes and 30 ways with broccoli, America's favorite veggies. But you'll also learn how to make a salad with roasted radishes and their peppery leaves; how to char avocados in a skillet to use in Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers; and how to turn sunchokes into a chowder and kale into a Super Slaw for Salmon Tacos. Every chapter, from Artichokes to Zucchini, includes shopping, storage, seasonality, and prep pointers and techniques, including hundreds of step-by-step photographs and illustrations, gorgeous watercolor illustrations, and full-color recipe photography.

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The beloved folks at American's Test Kitchen have released a tomes-worth of expert vegetable knowledge. Just in time for farmers market season! -Candice

The skillful forager : essential techniques for responsible foraging and making the most of your wild edibles book cover

The skillful forager : essential techniques for responsible foraging and making the most of your wild edibles

Leda Meredith

CATALOGING /
Nature, Cookbooks

From harvesting skills that will allow you to gather from the same plant again and again to highlighting how to get the most out of each and every type of wild edible, trusted expert Leda Meredith explores the most effective ways to harvest, preserve, and prepare all of your foraged foods. Featuring detailed identification information for over forty wild edibles commonly found across North America, the plant profiles in this book focus on sustainable harvesting techniques that can be applied to hundreds of other plants. This indispensable reference also provides simple recipes that can help you make the most of your harvest each season.

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Not strictly a cookbook, but beneficial for those who want to get out into nature and find some unique ingredients for your pantry and cooking. This book helps to locate and identify wild edibles, and also has guides for use, preparation, and preserving. -Candice

In pursuit of flavor book cover

In pursuit of flavor

Edna Lewis

ON ORDER BOOK
Cookbooks

There has been a reemergence of traditional ways and cooking good old-fashioned food in this country, and it started with Miss Lewis many years ago, writes Savannah chef Mashama Bailey in her new foreword for this iconic cookbook, originally published in 1988, from the revered and groundbreaking chef. In her introduction, Lewis (1916-2006) credits her upbringing in a small Virginia farm town and the great care her mother took in preparing meals with giving her an ability and appreciation for capturing foods' best tastes, in season. She begins with seasonally organized vegetable recipes before moving to meat and fish dishes. Whether as simple as sautéed bananas or as complicated as a crown roast, preparations include Lewis' detailed directions, notes, and sidebars about ingredients and techniques. Many recipes for canning, pickling, and preserving make out-of-season flavors available year-round before dozens of breads and desserts close the collection. Sprinkled with charming line drawings from the original text, this innovative, inspiring, and refreshing call for good food simply and lovingly prepared belongs in every cookbook collection.--Booklist, 2019

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This cookbook is an oldie but goodie! Edna Lewis is getting well-deserved recognition for her role in championing fresh, traditional cooking from the south. While not strictly a spring/seasonal book, the focus is on flavor from fresh ingredients and tried-and-true preparation methods. Appropriate year-round and in any kitchen! -Candice

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen book cover

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen

Maryam Sinaiee

641.5955 /Sinaiee
Cookbooks, Nonfiction

Blogger Sinaiee's first cookbook, a collection of more than 100 recipes, is suffused with the romance and poetry of her homeland as found in everything from tales of her childhood and food memories to her recipes' ingredients, like barberries and verjuice, which may be hard to get in the U.S. On the other hand, many dishes will be familiar to Mediterranean-cuisine aficionados--"lots of stews, dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves), baklava, and flatbreads, among others. Grouped by seasons (and, therefore, available foodstuffs), the dishes are each accompanied by a story, notes about festivals and celebrations, good color photographs, and step-by-step directions.

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Sinaiee is the creator of the Persian Fusion blog, and this book is similarly a lovely blend of food and reminiscing. In addition to the recipes, she talks about her childhood in Tehran, her family, and the culture of the Persian region. -Candice

Baladi Palestine : a celebration of food from land and sea book cover

Baladi Palestine : a celebration of food from land and sea

Joudie Kalla

641.595694/Kalla
Cookbooks

This lovely homage to the intertwining of home, life, and food in Palestine is a mix of colorful photographs and 100-plus recipes that evoke both new and old traditions. London-based chef and author Kalla (Palestine on a Plate, 2016) taps her relatives, her memory, and her creativity to produce a picture of her ancestral home and native cuisine. In and among the bright photos of markets and villages, recipes for vegetables and grains get the biggest play; a mixed-vegetable salad and kubbeh nayeh bil khudar, a Middle Eastern, vegetarian version of steak tartare, are but two examples.

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Gorgeous photos accompany the delicious recipes from the Middle East. -Candice

Vietnamese food any day : simple recipes for true, fresh flavors book cover

Vietnamese food any day : simple recipes for true, fresh flavors

Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen

CATALOGING
Cookbooks

The author of six cookbooks over the past 12 years (most recently, the Pho Cookbook), Nguyen presents 80 excellent, simple Vietnamese recipes. Her "any day" preparation means that the microwave oven and the Instant Pot are in, and deep fryers are out. In terms of ingredients, Nguyen surveyed all the large grocery chains to ensure that the components of her dishes can be easily found without a trip to a specialty store. She uses a simply mixed pomegranate molasses to add tang to pomegranate sriracha shrimp, as well as to her spicy sweet pomegranate tofu. There are numerous chicken and pork entrees (chicken, lemongrass, and sweet potato curry; pork and eggs in caramel coconut sauce), as well as options that show an international flair, such as smoked turkey pho...Nguyen's newest is as utilitarian as it is innovative.

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Andrea Nyugen makes it easy to cook up some delicious Vietnamese food, by crafting recipes that use ingredients that are easy to find and work with. -Candice

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen book cover

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen

Maryam Sinaiee

641.5955 /Sinaiee
Cookbooks

"A collection of Iranian recipes by the author of the Persian food blog, The Persian Fusion"--

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Betty Crocker Christmas cookies. book cover

Betty Crocker Christmas cookies.

Betty Crocker

641.5686 /Crocker
Cookbooks

A Merry and Delicious Collection of Christmas Cookie Recipes Christmas and baking go hand in hand. With this must-have holiday collection, the whole family will want to help out in the kitchen. Find all the season’s favorite cookies, from fun and filled goodies like Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies to inspiring decorated treats like Snowflake Mittens and delicious drop varieties like Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies. Plus, a chapter on special bars and brownies provides festive sweets that are easy to make and share, such as Holiday Toffee Bars. Bakers of all ages and experience will turn to Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies throughout the entire holiday season.

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Gingerbread : houses, animals and decorations book cover

Gingerbread : houses, animals and decorations

Joanna Farrow

641.865 /Farrow
Cookbooks

"Gingerbread is deliciously tasty, fun and very versatile; there are light dark gingerbreads, chocolate varieties and even gingerbread laden with fruits, nuts and candies. All are employed in this wonderful book, which is bursting with design and decorating ideas for Christmas and all-year celebrations."--Publisher description.

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