Cookbooks

The CSA cookbook : no-waste recipes for cooking your way through a community supported agriculture box, farmers' market, or backyard bounty book cover

The CSA cookbook : no-waste recipes for cooking your way through a community supported agriculture box, farmers' market, or backyard bounty

Linda Ly

641.65 /Ly
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

With innovative ideas for preparing the lesser-known but no-less-delicious parts of plants, tips for using the odds and ends of vegetables, and easy preservation techniques, Linda Ly helps you get from farm to table without a fuss. Chapters include tomatoes and peppers, leafy greens, peas and beans, bulbs and stems, roots and tubers, melons and gourds, and flowers and herbs. You'll find globally-inspired, vegetable-focused recipes that turn a single plant into several meals—take squash, for instance. This year-round vegetable brings a variety of tastes and textures to the table: Sicilian Squash Shoot Soup, Squash Blossom and Roasted Poblano Tacos, Autumn Acorn Squash Stuffed with Kale, Cranberries, and Walnuts, and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds. If you grow your own food at home, you might be surprised to learn you can eat the leaves from your pepper plants, or pickle the seed pods from your radishes.

Melody's picture

This book is for those of us who sadly throw their rotting CSA veggies into the compost bin. I checked this book out last year towards the end of the season and didn't get to use it enough. Not gonna happen this year. Recipes I'm excited to try include minted citrus spring peas, broccoli green and baked falafel wraps, and kohlrabi green and wild mushroom ragout over polenta. -Melody

The Delish kids (super-awesome, crazy-fun, best-ever) cookbook book cover

The Delish kids (super-awesome, crazy-fun, best-ever) cookbook

Joanna Saltz

j641.5 Saltz
Cookbooks

"This best-ever kids' cookbook from Delish is filled with recipes that make cooking so much fun. Throughout young chefs will learn basic skills, like how to make the gooey grilled cheese (the secret: use a waffle iron!) and upgrade your favorite store-bought foods (Chicken Nuggets! Woohoo!). Chapters include recipes for breakfast (Banana Split Oatmeal!), snacks (Cool Ranch Chickpeas!), lunches and dinners (Chorizo Tacos, Hot Dog Cubanos, and Best-Ever Fettucine Alfredo... do we need to say more?!), and party eats. Plus, two whole chapters include restaurant copycat recipes and desserts and snacks inspired by beloved pop culture characters."--Amazon.ca.

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I have personally made the sugar cookie bars and the Big Mac quesadillas and they were indeed delish! Even if you do nothing but leaf through the beautiful food photographs, you're in for a treat! -Anne W

Time to eat : delicious meals for busy lives book cover

Time to eat : delicious meals for busy lives

Nadiya Hussain

641.5 /Hussain
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Feeding a family and juggling a full workload can be challenging. Hussain shares recipes that are both quick and easy-- and that the whole family will love. She also shares tips and tricks for creating second meals to keep in the freezer; includes ideas for repurposing leftovers; and shows how high-quality convenience foods can cut your prep time significantly. -- adapted from inside front cover

Jason's picture

Nadiya is famous for her win on Great British Bake Off and subsequent Netflix cooking shows. I picked this new cookbook up after seeing an excerpt for her super simple "cheat" for chocolate puff pastry on Bon Appetit. This is full of basic recipe concepts that can be scaled up, amended in different directions, frozen as meal prep, or partially adapted to become prep for another recipe in the book. There is an efficiency I like about this concept though it is a bit heavy with meat options. -Jason

The ultimate meal prep cookbook : one grocery list. a week of meals. no waste book cover

The ultimate meal prep cookbook : one grocery list. a week of meals. no waste

641.555 /America's
Cookbooks, Nonfiction

Meal prep no longer means filling your freezer with boring casseroles, dipping into the same pot of beans every day for a week, or spending all day Sunday cooking. Instead, use these smart meal plans to customize fast, fresh dinners that fit your ever-changing schedule. We've done the work of building 25 weekly plans that minimize shopping and kitchen time and guide you through prep-ahead options, make-ahead options, and ingredient substitutions. So now you can reap the benefits to make your life easier, your grocery bill lower, and your dinners better.

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Meal-prepping is a grand idea in theory, but when do you have the time to meal-prep? My weekends are always filled with chores and entertaining the kiddo and puppy (the cats are self-sufficient, lol). I tried checking this book out anyway, and I'm happy I did. I found a 5-ingredient black bean soup with zero chopping required. 10-minute meal prep? Sign me up! The soup was very good to boot, so now I've got my lunches ready all week. Gotta love soup season! -Melody

Once upon a chef : weeknight/weekend : 70 quick-fix weeknight dinners + 30 luscious weekend recipes book cover

Once upon a chef : weeknight/weekend : 70 quick-fix weeknight dinners + 30 luscious weekend recipes

Jennifer Segal

641.5 /Segal
Cookbooks

"100 dependable recipes including no-fuss weeknight dinners plus leisurely weekend meals to look forward to, from the bestselling author of Once Upon a Chef. Years before she started her popular Once Upon a Chef blog, back when she became a new mom, Jennifer Segal kept a recipe binder divided into two sections: Weeknight and Weekend. This is how she thought about what to cook for dinner, and, fifteen years later, it still is. In this versatile collection, you'll find seventy recipes for fast and easy weeknight meals, like Sesame-Ginger Meatballs and Pecorino-Crusted Chicken with Rosemary, and thirty recipes for slow, soothing weekend cooking, whether that's company-friendly Sear-Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream Sauce or lazy Sunday morning Popovers with Salted Maple Butter. You'll also find Jenn's favorite desserts, like Cherry Ricotta Cake and Triple Chocolate Cheesecake, that are easy enough for the weeknight rush and luscious enough for weekend rest and celebration. Featuring seventy all-new dishes plus thirty fan favorites from her popular blog, Once Upon a Chef, each recipe is tested and retested multiple times in Jenn's home kitchen to ensure they are reliable, delicious, and sure to please every night of the week"--

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I am always looking for new recipes that I can make in the short amount of time I have between work and sleep. I want them to be fast, good, and easy. This book fit the bill. From creamy dijon chicken to baked ziti to leek and butternut squash soup, I've enjoyed every recipe that I have made in the book. Plus, there is always leftovers, which helps too. -Anne M

Brave New Meal: Fresh as F*ck Food for Every Table: A Vegan Cookbook book cover

Brave New Meal: Fresh as F*ck Food for Every Table: A Vegan Cookbook

Michelle Davis

641.56362/Bad
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

The latest entry from the Bad Manners creative team does not disappoint! This book has you cooking with the seasons, features beautiful photography, and some great recipes. So far everything I have made from this book is a hit. Brussel sprout hash, papusas, and green grape pie are just a few of the gems so far. If you're looking to make more with the freshest produce at the store or for a new plant based cookbook, look no further. -Frannie

The unofficial Simpsons cookbook : from Krusty burgers to Marge's pretzels, famous recipes from your favorite cartoon family book cover

The unofficial Simpsons cookbook : from Krusty burgers to Marge's pretzels, famous recipes from your favorite cartoon family

Laurel Randolph

641.5973 /Randolph
Cookbooks

"Everyone knows and loves The Simpsons. Now you can make the food you've seen in the show for thirty-one seasons right in the comfort of your own home faster than you can say, "Mmm...Donuts." Over the years, Simpsons episodes have featured, and sometimes revolved, around countless food items. Thanks to Homer Simpson's unending appetite and a writers' room full of food lovers, the show has a long list of truly iconic dishes. From Chief Wiggum's Chili to the Flaming Moe (a.k.a. Flaming Homer) to Super Squishees to Krusty Burgers, you'll find all those recipes and more in The Unofficial Simpsons Cookbook. Featuring 70 recipes that include many of the most classic Simpsons dishes, this cookbook includes easy-to-follow instructions for chefs of all ages and levels. Finally, you can make all your favorite meals straight from Marge's kitchen in no time!"--

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I enjoyed looking through this book for the amazing pictures alone, plus the recipes are hilarious. My favorite recipe to try someday is the Nacho Man Nacho hat! I frequent this author's Instagram account, The Joy of Cooking Milhouse, on the regular. -Mari

The big, fun kids baking book book cover

The big, fun kids baking book

j641.815 Food
Nonfiction, Cookbooks, Kids

An ultimate baking primer for beginners, written by the editors of the top-selling food magazine, shares more than 100 photographed recipes for everyday and special-occasion cakes, brownies and other baked favorites while providing fun ideas for customizations and alternatives to cakes.

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I recently took this kids cookbook home for my daughter and I to bake something together. We loved the pictures of each recipe, the tips and random facts. The spiral bound book made it easy for us to flip through to find all the delicious bake goods! -Angie

All stirred up : suffrage cookbooks, food, and the battle for women's right to vote book cover

All stirred up : suffrage cookbooks, food, and the battle for women's right to vote

Laura (Food writer) Kumin

324.623 /Kumin
History, Cookbooks

Ever courageous and creative, suffragists carried their radical message into America's homes wrapped in food wisdom. Cookbooks, which ingenuously packaged political strategy into already existent social communities, gave suffragists a chance to reach out to women on their own terms, in nonthreatening and accessible ways. Cooking together, feeding people, and using social situations to put people at ease were pioneering grassroots tactics that leveraged the domestic knowledge these women already had. Kumin shows us how these women brilliantly wove charm and wit into their message. Her book is filled with actual historic recipes that evoke the spirited flavor of feminism and food movements. -- adapted from jacket

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Relish: my life in the kitchen book cover

Relish: my life in the kitchen

Lucy Knisley

641.5092 /Knisley
Cookbooks, Biographies

Lucy Knisley loves food. The daughter of a chef and a gourmet, this talented young cartoonist comes by her obsession honestly. In her forthright, thoughtful, and funny memoir, Lucy traces key episodes in her life thus far, framed by what she was eating at the time and lessons learned about food, cooking, and life. Each chapter is bookended with an illustrated recipe-- many of them treasured family dishes, and a few of them Lucy's original inventions.

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