NOVEMBER Titles for Adults

Cooking Up a Good Story

 

Courtney's Pick

Simple Green Meals : 100+ Plant-Powered Recipes to Thrive From the Inside Out
by Jen Hansard
This plant-based cookbook offers a guide on an entire month of meal-prep and 150 family-friendly recipes. 

Kortney's Pick

Food IQ: 100 Questions, Answers, and Recipes to Raise Your Cooking Smarts
by Daniel Holzman and Matt Rodbard
This title serves as a guide for home cooks and reads like a direct conversation with a friend. Cooking jargon is broken down into fun chapters, such as "This Sounds Fancy. This Sounds Intimidating. What is it?".  Discover new recipes and find new confidence to up your cooking game.

Nancy's Pick

Gastro Obscura : A Food Adventurer’s Guide
by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras.
From butter sculptures of dairy princesses, Ms. Pearl the Squirrel’s pecan pie vending machine, and Uzbekistan’s elegant, stamped bread, to Iceland’s fermented shark, this eccentric foodie’s armchair travel book will transport you from the humdrum.

Randall's Pick

A History of Food in 100 Recipes
by William Sitwell
This is a breezy, narrative history of food in bite-size essays. Although Sitwell's focus is Eurocentric, there is still a good amount of variety, from Henry VIII's gelatin castles to modern tidbits like fairy cakes.

Sandy's Pick

Agatha Raisin: Series One
DVD 
Also available streaming on Hoopla
Who doesn't love a cozy British mystery?  Based on the novels of M.C. Beaton, this charming series warms up with our heroine entering a quiche-baking competition to try and fit in with village life, only to become a prime murder suspect. 

Vanessa's Pick

Dinner in One
by Melissa Clark 
The author brings her home cook's expertise and no-fuss approach to the world of one-pot/pan cooking. With nearly all of the recipes being made in under one hour, the streamlined steps ensure you are in and out of the kitchen without dirtying a multitude of pans or spending more time than you need to on dinner. From casseroles and sheet pan suppers, to skillet dinners and Instant Pot meals, there is truly something for everyone in this cookbook. 

Victoria's Pick

Chef
DVD
A disgraced chef seeks to reignite his passion for the culinary arts by returning to his roots and finds a passion for his family in the process. Fueled by humor and a fantastic supporting cast, this film will satisfy your hunger for a feel-good story.

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