Cookbooks - 2021

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A curated booklist by your favorite SPL librarians!

Cookbooks 2021


The New Pie The New Pie: Modern Techniques for the Classic American Dessert: a Baking Book by Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin

Chris Taylor and Paul Arguin show bakers of all skill sets how to take their pies to the next level. From fruit classics to modern showpieces, you'll find 75 inspired reasons to break out a pie dish.

The Side Dish Bible The Side Dish Bible: 1001 Perfect Recipes for Every Vegetable, Rice, Grain, and Bean Dish You Will Ever Need by America's Test Kitchen

Every cook struggles over making side dishes, from choosing what goes best with the main course to getting stuck in a rut making the same tired green beans and rice. But this destined-to-be-dog-ear'd compendium of side dishes changes all that; more thorough than any other cookbook, our first complete compilation of side dishes offers 1,001 perfect recipes for tonight and every night, whether you only have a few minutes or need your next dinner-party go-to.

Skinnytaste Meal Prep Skinnytaste Meal Prep : Healthy Make-Ahead Meals and Freezer Recipes to Simplify Your Life: a Cookbook by Gina Homolka

If you're anything like me and Sunday afternoon rolls around and you have no idea what to feed yourself for your work lunch, this book is for you. Healthy, accessible, and really tasty recipes you can meal prep ahead. I promise you these recipes still stay good and yummy by the third day you're eating them!

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat

Less of a cookbook and more of a bible, Nosrat takes you through the basics of how to create really tasty food, every single time. This book is a love song to really great ingredients and savoring food. You can also catch her documentary on Netflix!

Midnight Chicken Midnight Chicken: & Other Recipes Worth Living For by Ella Risbridger

Reading this book feels like reading a cookbook from your best friend. It combines amazing recipes with stories about the specific recipes, cooking in general, and life itself. This is the only cookbook I know of that also might make you cry, and not from the onions!

The Complete Autumn and Winter Cookbook The Complete Autumn and Winter Cookbook: 550+ Recipes for Warming Dinners, Holiday Roasts, Seasonal Desserts, Breads, Foo d Gifts, and More by America's Test Kitchen

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

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen by Sean Sherman

The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen is a rich education and a delectable introduction to modern indigenous cuisine of the Dakota and Minnesota territories, with a vision and approach to food that travels well beyond those borders.

Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook: Breakfast, Brunch, and Baking by Sarabeth Levine

Rise and shine with Sarabeth, the queen of brunch. Sarabeth's Good Morning Cookbook beautifully delivers over 130 sweet and savory recipes for the classic, comforting morning meals that everyone craves.

The Chicken Bible The Chicken Bible : Say Goodbye to Boring Chicken with 500 Recipes for Easy Dinners, Braises, Wings, Stir-Fries, and So Much Moreby America's Test Kitchen

ATK has you covered from the basic to the spectacular with 500 recipes that deliver low-key dinners, game-day favorites, simple sandwiches, special-occasion showstoppers, and beyond.

Gluten Free Baking Classics Gluten-Free Baking Classics by Annalise G. Roberts

Many gluten free recipes just don't work. This book nails it, though, with fantastic GF cookies, cakes, and other baked goods.

Vegetable Kingdom Vegetable Kingdom by Bryant Terry

Beautifully simple recipes that teach the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes—from a James Beard Award-winning chef and food justice activist. Savor delicious Afro-Asian meals such as Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel all of which rely on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture. This casual, family oriented approach with its recommended soundtrack speaks to everyone, and once you know vegetables better, you’ll cook them better!

The Book on Pie The Book on Pie by Erin Jeanne McDowell

Learn how to make just about every sort of pie imaginable from a Food52 baking columnist. Photographs, tutorials, and precise instructions will have you making flaky crusts that include whole-wheat, gluten-free, puff pastry and even press-in cookie crusts. Learn to make a woven or a lattice top and then how to cut your pies for the perfect slice. There is every kind of apple variation, berry fillings, citrus and cream pies, meringue, deep-dish pies and savory pies including sausage and shrimp. There is helpful information for vegan and dairy-free substitutions, how to customize, decorate, convert sizes, store, and freeze. This is the only book on pie you’ll ever want or need!

How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman

This book is perfect for anyone who wants to cook great food but is intimidated by the idea of cooking. Bittman shows us that good cooking doesn't have to be complicated: you just need quality ingredients and the ability to follow directions.

Ready When You Are: A Compendium of Comforting One-Dish Meals Ready When You Are: A Compendium of Comforting One-Dish Meals by Martha Rose Shulman

If you love good food, but hate washing a lot of dishes, this is the cookbook for you. And it's not just standard American comfort food: it has recipes from around the world--many of them vegetarian.

Table Scraps: In the Kitchen with the International Pancake Film Festival Table Scraps: In the Kitchen with the International Pancake Film Festival

A locally-produced collection of pancake recipes (real and ridiculous) that can be found in our Zine and Small Press collection at the Central Branch

Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence by Claire Saffitz

Compiling over 100 recipes for those with a sweet tooth and those who like their desserts a little savory, Saffitz will lead you through her recipes and provide tricks to fix any problems along the way.

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman

A New York Times bestseller, Nothing Fancy is exactly the cookbook you need to be a great host. The recipes are easy to complete and versatile, photo-ready and delicious. Truly the required reading for party planners.

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