Reviews and Blog Posts: cookbooks

Green Eggs and Ham You May Actually Be Willing To Eat

Yum!

For me, sharing books and sharing food with friends and family is about as good as it gets. Last month for Dr. Seuss's birthday a coworker brought in green eggs and ham - made of snack foods. It was amazing! There were delicious snacks to eat while we reminisced about our childhood memories of reading Seuss. It was so good I went home and made my own batch. 

Do it yourself!

Ingredients: White Chocolate or Almond Bark, Pretzel Sticks and Green M&M's. 

It's That Time of the Year...

If You Could Be Mine

Yes, everyone from The New York Times to NPR is coming out with their take on "the best books of 2013" right now.

I won't promise this list is "the best," but they're all books I enjoyed this year for various reasons. Please add your own favorite 2013 reads in the comments!! I hope some of my fabulous DPL colleagues will post their own lists, too--we're a diverse group with varying interests and tastes in books.

Science Fiction & Horror:

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King--Classic King. Well-drawn characters, good vs. evil, creepy villains. And a Colorado conection!

Hot Fall Nonfiction

Empress Dowager CIXI

Are you the kind of person that likes to settle in to fall with some good nonfiction? History, biography, memoir? Or maybe you're looking for some new recipes or home tips? We've got those too!  Check out these coming soon titles!

Biography, Memoir, and History:

Empress Dowager CIXI: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China by Jung Chang

Lady Catherine, the Earl, and the Real Downton Abbey by Fiona Carnarvon

Mozart: A Life by Paul Johnson

Gluten-free holiday baking : more than 150 cakes, pies, and pastries made with flavor, not flour

by Ellen Brown

DPL Rating:
5

One of the cons of eating gluten-free is the fact that most everything you previously ate is now off limits. The glaring absence of delicious foods is very obvious...especially during the holidays. No pies, rolls, pastries, or Christmas tree cookies makes for a very dismal Christmas. I picked up this...

James Beard Foundation Award Finalists Announced

Ripe

Whether you love discovering new recipes or just want to drool over the beautiful photographs, you'll want to check out the James Beard Award finalists for excellence in cookbooks and food writing.

American Cooking:

Fire in My Belly, Kevin Gillespie & David Joachim

Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart

Southern Comfort, Allison Vines-Rushing & Slade Rushing

Beverage:

How to Love Wine, Eric Asimov

Inventing Wine, Paul Lukacs

The Dirt Candy cookbook

by Amanda Cohen, Ryan Dunlavey

DPL Rating:
4

A graphic memoir? A cookbook? Why not be both? Amanda Cohen shares the story of  Dirt Candy, her all vegetable restaurant in New York, along with recipes, technique, and the reality of building a restaurant and working every day to make it the best it can be. The graphic format...

The gluten-free table : the Lagasse girls share their favorite meals

by Jilly Lagasse

DPL Rating:
5

If you have any experience with gluten-free cooking, you know the recipes can be hit or miss. Some are delicious and some are not. The Gluten-free table is definitely a book of hits. It has a ton of recipes that you would actually want to eat, have the time to...

A World Tour of Healthy Eating

Eating well can be as fun and diverse (and delicious) as ever with cookbooks and recipes created to promote health and wellness. 

The great divide for many of us is the chasm between good tasting, satisfying foods and healthy, nutrient-dense fare. But the library shelves are groaning with great cookbooks that will help you bridge the perceived gap between delicious and nutritious. Here are a couple suggestions:

Grilled cheese, please! : 50 scrumptiously cheesy recipes

by Laura Werlin

DPL Rating:
4

Nom, nom, nom, Yum this book of fifty different kinds of grilled cheese sammies pleases me, I never thought of putting cheese on the outside of the sandwich even though my favorite part of a grilled cheese is that delish burned cheese that spills out the side! Werlin offers many...

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