April 2022: Favorite Foods

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This months Year in Reading challenge is Favorite Foods!! (Warning: these books will make you hungry!)

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Shari Goldhagen
Description: "Molly suffers from depression, and when she finds out that the exotic fishstore she works at is closing down, her whole life, which is already hanging on a thread, starts to crumble"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: YA FIC Gol
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Laura Taylor Namey
Description: Seventeen-year-old Lila Reyes, furious when her parents send her to the English countryside to recover from grief and heartbreak, unexpectedly falls in love with a teashop clerk--and England, itself.
Call Number: YA FIC Nam
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
T. Kingfisher
Description: Fourteen-year-old Mona isn't like the wizards charged with defending the city. She can't control lightning or speak to water. Her familiar is a sourdough starter and her magic only works on bread. She has a comfortable life in her aunt's bakery making gingerbread men dance. But Mona's life is turned upside down when she finds a dead body on the bakery floor. An assassin is stalking the streets of Mona's city, preying on magic folk, and it appears that Mona is his next target. And in an embattled city suddenly bereft of wizards, the assassin may be the least of Mona's worries...
Call Number: YA FIC Kin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Robert McCloskey
Description: Little Sal and Little Bear both lose their mothers while eating blueberries and almost end up with the other's mother.
Call Number: E McC
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Abby Collette
Description: When Koby Hill and Keaton Rutledge were orphaned at age two, they were separated, but their unbreakable connection lingered. Years later, they reunite and decide to make up for lost time and capitalize on their shared interests by opening up a well-stocked bookstore and cozy soul-food café in the quaint Pacific Northwest town of Timber Lake. But this new chapter of their lives could end on a cliffhanger after Koby's foster brother is found murdered. The murder, which occurred in public between light-rail stops, seems impossible for the police to solve. But as Keaton and Koby know, two heads are always better than one, especially when it comes to mysteries. With just a week to go before the grand opening of their new café, the twins will use their revitalized connection with each other to make sure this is the killer's final page.
Call Number: FIC Col
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Sam Sykes, Jillian Crab, Jasmine Amiri, Braden Lamb, Sheli Paroline
Description: Chef Brianna finished culinary school in Monster City. Can she get the monsters to enjoy human food?
Call Number: J FIC Syk
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon, Siobhan Egan, Bevin Valentine Jalbert
Description: More than 100 heirloom recipes from a chef and farmer working the lands of his great-great-great grandfather. From Hot Buttermilk Biscuits and Sweet Potato Pie to Salmon Cakes on Pepper Rice and Gullah Fish Stew, Gullah-Geechee food is an essential cuisine of American history. It is the culinary representation of the ocean, rivers, and rich fertile loam in and around the coastal South. From the Carolinas to Georgia and Florida, this is where descendants of enslaved Africans came together to make extraordinary food, speaking the African Creole language called Gullah-Geechee. Matthew Raiford pays homage to this cuisine that nurtured his family for seven generations. In 2010, In this collection of heritage and updated recipes, he traces a history of community and family brought together by food.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.5929 Rai
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Francesca Ekwuyasi
Description: "Spanning three continents, Butter Honey Pig Bread tells the interconnected stories of three Nigerian women: Kambirinachi and her twin daughters, Kehinde and Taiye. Kambirinachi believes that she is an Ogbanje, or an Abiku, a non-human spirit that plagues a family with misfortune by being born and then dying in childhood to cause a human mother misery. She has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family but lives in fear of the consequences of her decision. Kambirinachi and her daughters become estranged from one another because of a trauma that Kehinde experiences in childhood, which leads her to move away and cut off all contact. She ultimately finds her path as an artist and seeks to raise a family of her own, despite her fear that she won't be a good mother. Meanwhile, Taiye is plagued by guilt for what her sister suffered and also runs away, attempting to fill the void of that lost relationship with casual flings with women. She eventually discovers a way out of her stifling loneliness through a passion for food and cooking. But now, after more than a decade of living apart, Taiye and Kehinde have returned home to Lagos. It is here that the three women must face each other and address the wounds of the past if they are to reconcile and move forward. "--Provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Ekw
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Laura Gladwin, Zoë Barker
Description: Split into digestible chapters, this visual guide explores the journey from farm-to-table, letting you taste your way around the world from the comfort of your home.
Call Number: J 641.3 Gla
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras
Description: This breathtaking guide transforms our sense of what people around the world eat and drink. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Far more than a menu of curious minds delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food's central place in our lives as well as our bellies, touching on history, culture, travel, festivals, and hidden gems that might be right around the corner. Dig in and feed your sense of wonder.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.3 Won
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, S. K. Ali, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco
Description: "A shy teenager attempts to express how she really feels through the confections she makes at her family’s pastelería. A tourist from Montenegro desperately seeks a magic soup dumpling that could cure his fear of death. An aspiring chef realizes that butter and soul are the key ingredients to win a cooking competition that could win him the money to save his mother’s life. Welcome to Hungry Hearts Row, where the answers to most of life’s hard questions are kneaded, rolled, baked. Where a typical greeting is, “Have you had anything to eat?” Where magic and food and love are sometimes one and the same. Told in interconnected short stories, Hungry Hearts explores the many meanings food can take on beyond mere nourishment. It can symbolize love and despair, family and culture, belonging and home." -- Jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Hun
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Jake Cohen
Description: Jake Cohen reinvents the food of his Ashkenazi heritage and draws inspiration from his husband's Persian-Iraqi traditions to offer recipes that are modern, fresh, and enticing for a whole new generation of readers. The result is elevated, yet approachable classics along with innovative creations. As Cohen reconciles ancient traditions with our modern times, his recipes become a celebration of a rich and vibrant history, a love story of blending cultures, and an invitation to gather around the table and create new memories with family, friends, and loved ones. -- adapted from unnumbered page opposite inside front cover.
Call Number: 641.5676 Coh
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sarah (Sommelier) Thomas, Derek Wallace, Jo (Joanna Kosmides) Edwards
Description: "Tomorrow is Kalamata's first day at a new school, and she's nervous! If only Kalamata and Al Dente could go to back to the Indian spice market they visited this summer, then maybe she'd remember how to feel brave when new experiences seem scary. Luckily for Kalamata, all the magic required for her journey is right in her own kitchen! As Kalamata and her alligator friend, Al Dente, transport themselves to a magical land filled with tasty ingredients, she realizes being brave is exciting!"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: E Tho
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Hugh Amano, Sarah Becan
Description: Including dumpling history and lore, this comic book cookbook invites readers to explore the big little world of Asian dumplings and proves that intricate folding styles and flavorful fillings are achievable in the home kitchen.
Call Number: 641.8 Ama
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon, Gabriella Trujillo
Description: Freddie Bitsoie offers a celebration of Indigenous cuisine. Bitsoie showcases the variety of flavor and culinary history from coast to coast, providing modern interpretations of 100 recipes that have long fed this country. Recipes combine the old with the new, holding fast to traditions while also experimenting with modern methods. Bitsoie shares his expertise and culinary insights into Native American cooking and suggests new approaches for every home cook. This book celebrates the Indigenous heritage of American cuisine.-- From statement provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.59297 Bit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sally Andrew
Description: Tannie Maria (Tannie meaning Auntie, the respectful Afrikaans address for a woman older than you) is a middle-aged widow who likes to cook - and eat. She shares her culinary love as a recipe columnist for the local paper - until The Gazette decides its readers are hungrier for advice on matters of the heart rather than ideas for lunch and dinner. Tannie Maria doesn't like the change, but soon discovers she has a knack - and a passion - for helping people. Of course she shares her recipes and culinary advice whenever she can! Assisting other people with their problems, Tannie Maria is eventually forced to face her own issues, especially when the troubles of those she helps touch on the pain of her past, like a woman desperate to escape her abusive husband. When the woman is murdered, Tannie Maria becomes dangerously entwined in the investigation, despite the best efforts of one striking detective determined to keep her safe. Suddenly, this practical, down-to-earth woman is involved in something much more sinister than perfecting her chocolate cake recipe .
Call Number: FIC And
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Samin Nosrat
Call Number: 641.5 Nos
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Michael Dahl
Description: "Get ready to laugh from the grocery store to the kitchen with these silly food jokes! Hilarious images add to fun in this laugh-out-loud collection of jokes all about food"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 818.6 Dah
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
interviewer Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada
Call Number: 641.509 Som
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Winsome Bingham, C. G. (Charles George) Esperanza
Description: Granny teaches her young grandson how to cook the family meal, in this celebration of food, traditions, and gathering together at the table. Includes recipe for baked macaroni and cheese.
Call Number: E Bin
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
Description: Oscar Dunleavy, a teenager who used to make incredible apple tarts, has gone missing and everyone thinks he is dead, but Oscar's best friend Meg and his little brother Stevie, form a band as they try to figure out what happened to him.
Call Number: YA FIC Fit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl
Description: "Teaches readers how to make simple and delicious birthday treats through clear directions and illustrated steps."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 641.5 Ble
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
sponsoring body America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
Call Number: J 641.5 Com
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Cindy A. Littlefield, Joanne Schmaltz, Adrienne Brown
Description: Make learning how to cook fun and downright magical with inspiration from the Disney Princesses! Featuring simple step-by-step instructions and mouth-watering photos of each dish, this cookbook makes it easy to whip up enchanting treats, while enjoying captivating illustrations of the princesses and their friends.
Call Number: J 641.512 Lit
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Jeffrey Steingarten
Call Number: 641.013 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Pepper Teigen, Garrett Snyder
Description: Through these eighty recipes, Pepper Teigen teaches you how to make all her hits. You'll find playful twists on Thai classics, such as fried chicken larb, which is all crunch with lots of lime, chile, and fish sauce, and pad thai brussels sprouts, which bring the fun tastes and textures of pad thai to a healthy sheet of pan-roasted vegetables. And there are the traditional dishes Pepper grew up with, like khao tod crispy rice salad and tom zapp hot and sour soup.--From publisher marketing.
Call Number: 641.5959 Tei
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 23, 2022
Matt Siegel, Roger Wayne
Description: Matt Siegel explores the historical, cultural, scientific, sexual, and, yes, culinary subcultures of the foods we know and love.
Call Number: 641.3 Sie
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
Elizabeth Acevedo
Description: Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago has been doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. She dreams of working as a chef after she graduates, but knows that is impossible. But once Emoni starts cooking, her only choice is to let her talent break free. -- adapted from jacket
Call Number: YA FIC Ace
Format: Book
Date Added: Mar 22, 2022
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100 Days Of Cake
Shari Goldhagen
YA FIC Gol
New Native Kitchen : Celebrating Modern Recipes Of The American Indian
Freddie Bitsoie, James O. Fraioli, Quentin Bacon, Gabriella Trujillo
641.59297 Bit
A Cuban Girl's Guide To Tea And Tomorrow
Laura Taylor Namey
YA FIC Nam
Recipes For Love And Murder
Sally Andrew
FIC And
A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking
T. Kingfisher
YA FIC Kin
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat : The Four Elements Of Good Cooking
Samin Nosrat
641.5 Nos
Blueberries For Sal
Robert McCloskey
E McC
Silly Jokes About Food
Michael Dahl
J 818.6 Dah
Body And Soul Food
Abby Collette
FIC Col
Somethingtofoodabout : Exploring Creativity With Innovative Chefs
interviewer Questlove, Ben Greenman, Kyoko Hamada
641.509 Som
Brave Chef Brianna.
Sam Sykes, Jillian Crab, Jasmine Amiri, Braden Lamb, Sheli Paroline
J FIC Syk
Soul Food Sunday
Winsome Bingham, C. G. (Charles George) Esperanza
E Bin
Bress 'N' Nyam : Gullah-geechee Recipes From A Sixth-generation Farmer
Matthew Raiford, Amy Paige Condon, Siobhan Egan, Bevin Valentine Jalbert
641.5929 Rai
The Apple Tart Of Hope
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald
YA FIC Fit
Butter Honey Pig Bread : A Novel
Francesca Ekwuyasi
FIC Ekw
The Birthday Cookbook
Mary Evanson Bleckwehl
J 641.5 Ble
Feast Your Eyes On Food
Laura Gladwin, Zoë Barker
J 641.3 Gla
The Complete Cookbook For Young Chefs.
sponsoring body America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
J 641.5 Com
Gastro Obscura : A Food Adventurer's Guide
Cecily Wong, Dylan Thuras
641.3 Won
The Disney Princess Cookbook
Cindy A. Littlefield, Joanne Schmaltz, Adrienne Brown
J 641.512 Lit
Hungry Hearts : 13 Tales Of Food & Love
Elsie Chapman, Caroline Tung Richmond, S. K. Ali, Adi Alsaid, Rin Chupeco
YA FIC Hun
The Man Who Ate Everything : And Other Gastronomic Feats, Disputes, And Pleasurable Pursuits
Jeffrey Steingarten
641.013 Ste
Jew-ish : Reinvented Recipes From A Modern Mensch : A Cookbook
Jake Cohen
641.5676 Coh
The Pepper Thai Cookbook
Pepper Teigen, Garrett Snyder
641.5959 Tei
Kalamata's Kitchen
Sarah (Sommelier) Thomas, Derek Wallace, Jo (Joanna Kosmides) Edwards
E Tho
The Secret History Of Food : Strange But True Stories About The Origins Of Everything We Eat
Matt Siegel, Roger Wayne
641.3 Sie
Let's Make Dumplings! : A Comic Book Cookbook
Hugh Amano, Sarah Becan
641.8 Ama
With The Fire On High
Elizabeth Acevedo
YA FIC Ace