February 2019: Cooking!

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Our February Year in Reading topic is Cooking! Check out this cookbooks, fiction books, and cooking memoirs guarenteed to make your mouth water.


Nicole Hill Gerulat, editor American Girl (Firm), editor Weldon Owen Inc., editor Williams-Sonoma
Description: Collects more than forty easy-to-follow international recipes for young chefs, including such dishes as Swedish meatballs, souvlaki, tortilla soup, chicken tikka masala, and sticky toffee pudding.
Call Number: J 641.59 Ame
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Eve creator Titus, Cathy Hapka, David Mottram
Description: Every year, the famous International Cheese Cook-Off brings together the finest mouse chefs from every corner of the globe. When someone threatens the competition, Basil is called to Paris to investigate. Who could want to deprive all of mousedom of one of its tastiest nights?
Call Number: J FIC Tit
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Joanne Harris, Juliet Stevenson
Description: When an exotic stranger arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud denounces her as a serious moral danger to his flock--especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. As passions flare and the conflict escalates, the whole community takes sides. Can the solemnity of the Church compare with the sinful pleasure of a chocolate truffle?
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Rebecca Gilpin, Catherine Atkinson, Molly Sage, Howard Allman
Description: Simple recipes for baking fairy-themed treats for a party or sleepover or just for fun.
Call Number: J 641.8 Gil
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Tanya Wenman Steel, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Description: "History of food, fun facts about food, plus recipes, for children"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: J 641.3 Ste
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Michael Pollan
Description: From the bestselling author of "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and "In Defense of Food" comes this collection of simple, sensible, and easy to use rules--the perfect guide for anyone who would like to become more mindful of the food he or she eats. (Consumer Health).
Call Number: 613.2 Pol
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Yuto Tsukuda, Shun artist Saeki, Adrienne translator Beck
Description: Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town. Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school! Can Soma really cut it in a place that prides itself on a 10% graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress to the school that he belongs there at all?!
Call Number: FIC Tsu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Jessie Elliot
Description: Junie, Celia, and Danielle, three ethnically diverse high schoolers in Brooklyn, form a friendship while cooking dinners together and helping one another sort through their romantic entanglements.
Call Number: YA FIC Ell
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Georgeanne Brennan, Frankie Frankeny, Dr. Selections. 2006 Seuss
Call Number: J 641.5 Bre
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Description: "A revised and updated second edition of American Heart Association's beloved, bestselling Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook, now with 30 new recipes, 30 to 40 new photographs, and full-color throughout. From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, the 230 recipes in this book will surprise you with their variety and depth of flavor. This cookbook takes advantage of the ease for which the slow cooker is beloved and optimizes the nutrient density and flavors in these delicious, nutritious meals."-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.588 Hea 2018
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Kate Christensen
Call Number: 641.5974 Chr
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Miyuki Kobayashi, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis, Natsumi Andō
Description: Najika left the rural orphanage she knows as home to attend Seika Academy in Tokyo in the hopes of finding a boy who touched her heart years earlier. Nobody in her class thinks she should be there except two brothers, Daichi and Sora, who recognize Najika's magical talent for cooking.
Call Number: YA FIC Kob
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
J. Ryan Stradal, Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
Description: When Lars Thorvald's wife, Cynthia, falls in love with wine, and a dashing sommelier, he's left to raise their baby, Eva, on his own. He's determined to pass on his love of food to his daughter. As Eva grows, she finds her solace and salvation in the flavors of her native Minnesota. From Scandinavian lutefisk to hydroponic chocolate habaneros, each ingredient represents one part of Eva's journey as she becomes the star chef behind a legendary and secretive pop-up supper club.
Call Number: FIC Str
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Anthony Bourdain
Description: Tracking his own strange and unexpected voyage from journeyman cook to globe-traveling professional eater and drinker, and even to fatherhood, Bourdain takes no prisoners as he dissects what he's seen, pausing along the way for a series of confessions, rants, investigations, and interrogations of some of the most controversial figures in food.
Call Number: B Bou
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
Call Number: B Chi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Diane Mott Davidson
Call Number: FIC Dav
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Lindsay Eland
Description: In a small New Jersey beach town, twelve-year-old Polly Madassa, who speaks like a character in her two favorite novels, "Pride and Prejudice" and "Anne of Green Gables," spends the summer making deliveries for her parents' bakery and playing matchmaker, with disastrous results.
Call Number: J FIC Ela
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Tracy Singleton, Marshall Paulsen, Beth Dooley
Description: "Here is the Birchwood Cafe's lighthearted, innovative menu: hearty hand pies and multigrain salads, decadent pastries, and award-winning desserts. Organized by eight seasons, these dishes are inspired by the way weather affects our appetites and determines what comes from our land."--from publisher's website.
Call Number: 641.5977 Sin
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Michael Twitty
Description: "A memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces the paths of the author's ancestors (black and white) through the crucible of slavery to show its effects on our food today"-- Provided by publisher.
Call Number: 641.592 Twi
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Erin Gleeson
Description: Provides forty step-by-step vegetarian recipes for meals, parties, snacks, and beverages, with an illustrated guide to using utensils safely and a glossary of culinary terms.
Call Number: J 641.563 Gle
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 28, 2019
Linda Francis Lee
Description: Portia Cuthcart and her two sisters find their way from Texas to Manhattan over the years, the heiresses to a dilapidated brownstone on the Upper West Side. Portia is running from a bad divorce and the knowledge that she has always been a little bit different, a little bit strange: the talented cook who knew exactly what to serve on what occasion, even to the point of predicting events that hadn't even happened yet. But she doesn't cook anymore. She has tamped down this "knowing." It has caused her way too many problems. When she meets twelve-year-old Ariel Kane, she sees a girl in desperate need of a mother and a family in dire need of fried chicken, biscuits, and strawberry rhubarb pie. Widowed Gabriel Kane has his hands full with two daughters on the cusp on womanhood, plus the Kane family have so many secrets and rivalries of their own. Ariel, especially, must find a way to bring them all together with the help of Portia: the non-cook, the non-believer in happy endings. Portia, who just might have to rethink the pages of her own story and take a few chances to claim what she wants deep down inside.
Call Number: FIC Lee
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Melissa Senate
Description: "Holly Maguire's grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine - a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can't make a decent marinara sauce, let alone sa cordula. Maybe that's why the man she hopes to marry breaks her heart. So when Holly inherits Camilla's Cucinotta, she's determined to forget about fortunes and love and become an Italian cooking teacher worthy of her grandmother's legacy."--P.[4] of cover.
Call Number: FIC Sen
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Restaurant
Description: "In 1974, Mollie Katzen hand-wrote, illustrated, and locally published a spiral-bound notebook of recipes for vegetarian dishes inspired by those she and fellow cooks served at their small restaurant co-op in Ithaca, NY. Several iterations and millions of copies later, the Moosewood Cookbook has become one of the most influential and beloved cookbooks of all time"--Amazon.com.
Call Number: 641.5636 Kat 2014
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Deb Perelman
Description: The long-awaited cookbook from the food blogger, Deb Perelman -- home cook, mom, photographer, and celebrated author of SmittenKitchen.com.--Excerpted from publisher.
Call Number: 641.5 Per
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
Thug Kitchen LLC
Description: Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real food. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget. This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game.
Call Number: 641.5636 Thu
Format: Book
Date Added: Jan 18, 2019
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American Girl Around The World Cookbook
Nicole Hill Gerulat, editor American Girl (Firm), editor Weldon Owen Inc., editor Williams-Sonoma
J 641.59 Ame
Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine To The World Of Food And The People Who Cook
Anthony Bourdain
B Bou
Basil And The Big Cheese Cook-Off
Eve creator Titus, Cathy Hapka, David Mottram
J FIC Tit
My Life In France
Julia Child, Alex Prud'homme
B Chi
Chocolat [Audiobook]
Joanne Harris, Juliet Stevenson
FIC Har
Prime Cut
Diane Mott Davidson
FIC Dav
Fairy Cooking
Rebecca Gilpin, Catherine Atkinson, Molly Sage, Howard Allman
J 641.8 Gil
Scones And Sensibility
Lindsay Eland
J FIC Ela
Food Fight!: A Mouthwatering History Of Who Ate What And Why Through The Ages
Tanya Wenman Steel, National Geographic Kids (Firm), National Geographic Society (U.S.)
J 641.3 Ste
The Birchwood Cafe Cookbook: Good Real Food
Tracy Singleton, Marshall Paulsen, Beth Dooley
641.5977 Sin
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual
Michael Pollan
613.2 Pol
The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African-American Culinary History In The Old South
Michael Twitty
641.592 Twi
Food Wars!: Shokugeki No Soma. 01, Endless Wilderness
Yuto Tsukuda, Shun artist Saeki, Adrienne translator Beck
FIC Tsu
The Forest Feast For Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple To Make
Erin Gleeson
J 641.563 Gle
Girls Dinner Club
Jessie Elliot
YA FIC Ell
The Glass Kitchen
Linda Francis Lee
FIC Lee
Green Eggs And Ham Cookbook
Georgeanne Brennan, Frankie Frankeny, Dr. Selections. 2006 Seuss
J 641.5 Bre
The Love Goddess' Cooking School
Melissa Senate
FIC Sen
Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook.
641.588 Hea 2018
The Moosewood Cookbook
Mollie Katzen, Moosewood Restaurant
641.5636 Kat 2014
How To Cook A Moose: A Culinary Memoir
Kate Christensen
641.5974 Chr
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
Deb Perelman
641.5 Per
Kitchen Princess. 01
Miyuki Kobayashi, Christina Weir, Nunzio DeFilippis, Natsumi Andō
YA FIC Kob
Thug Kitchen: Eat Like You Give A F*ck.
Thug Kitchen LLC
641.5636 Thu
Kitchens Of The Great Midwest: A Novel [Audiobook]
J. Ryan Stradal, Amy Ryan, Michael Stuhlbarg
FIC Str