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Updated February 14, 2023
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Victuals : an Appalachian journey, with recipes
Lundy, Ronni.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year Award and Best Book, American Cooking, Victuals is an exploration of the foodways, people, and places of Appalachia. Written by Ronni Lundy, regarded as the most engaging authority on the region, Victuals guides...
Black food : stories, art & recipes from across the African diaspora
Terry, Bryant
A beautiful, rich, and groundbreaking book exploring Black foodways within America and around the world, curated by food activist and author of Vegetable Kingdom Bryant Terry. WINNER OF THE ART OF EATING PRIZE . JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINEE . ONE OF THE TEN BEST COOKBOOKS...
Every grain of rice : simple Chinese home cooking
Dunlop, Fuchsia.
A James Beard Award Winner One of Food & Wine's 35 Best Cookbooks of All Time, According to Chefs "A must-have for anyone who wants to cook Chinese food at home, home cooks and professionals alike." --David Chang, Momofuku Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a chef in...
Taste of Persia : a cook's travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan
Duguid, Naomi
Winner, James Beard Award for Best Book of the Year, International (2017) Winner, IACP Award for Best Cookbook of the Year in Culinary Travel (2017) Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by The Boston Globe, Food & Wine, The Los Angeles...
Eight flavors : the untold story of American cuisine
Lohman, Sarah
This unique culinary history of America offers a fascinating look at our past and uses long-forgotten recipes to explain how eight flavors changed how we eat. The United States boasts a culturally and ethnically diverse population which makes for a continually changing culinary...
Rose water & orange blossoms : fresh and classic recipes from my Lebanese kitchen
Abood, Maureen
Pomegranates and pistachios. Floral waters and cinnamon. Bulgur wheat, lentils, and succulent lamb. These lush flavors of Maureen Abood's childhood, growing up as a Lebanese-American in Michigan, inspired Maureen to launch her award-winning blog, Rose Water & Orange Blossoms. Here she revisits the...
New Native kitchen : celebrating modern recipes of the American Indian
Bitsoie, Freddie
Modern Indigenous cuisine from the renowned Native foods educator and former chef of Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian From Freddie Bitsoie, the former executive chef at Mitsitam Native Foods Café at the...
The Vegan Chinese Kitchen : Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-year-old Tradition
Che, Hannah.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER . IACP AWARD WINNER . 100+ fresh, plant-based, umami-packed recipes that show the range of traditional and modern Chinese vegan cuisine from the creator of The Plant-Based Wok. ONE OF THE TEN BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR- The Washington Post,...
A history of food in 100 recipes
Sitwell, William
A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine. We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and...
The smitten kitchen cookbook
Perelman, Deb.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER * Celebrated food blogger and best-selling cookbook author Deb Perelman knows just the thing for a Tuesday night, or your most special occasion--from salads and slaws that make perfect side dishes (or a full meal) to savory tarts and galettes; from Mushroom...
My two souths : blending the flavors of India into a southern kitchen
Gomez, Asha
~i~> From award-winning chef and restaurateur Asha Gomez comes this collection of recipes that fuse together the "Two Souths" that are near and dear to her heart: the beloved cuisine of Southern India, and the downhome tastes of the American South. <...
Japanese home cooking : simple meals, authentic flavors
Sakai, Sonoko
The essential guide to Japanese home cooking-the ingredients, techniques, and over 100 recipes-for seasoned cooks and beginners who are craving authentic Japanese flavors. Using high-quality, seasonal ingredients in simple preparations, Sonoko Sakai offers recipes with a gentle...
Apples for jam : a colorful cookbook
Kiros, Tessa.
This is food for families, for young people, for old people, for children, for the child in all . . . for life.- Apples for Jam Apples for Jam is a keepsake cookbook filled with savory recipes woven together by a rainbow of colors, memories, and lavish full-color...
Matty Matheson : home style cookery
Matheson, Matty
Home Style Cookery is the New York Times bestselling recipe-packed cookbook from Matty Matheson--star of Viceland's It's Suppertime and Dead Set On Life, and cast member of Hulu's hit series The Bear--offering advice for the home cook who wants to be more...
Trejo's tacos : recipes and stories from L.A.
Trejo, Danny
Hollywood's baddest good guy shares 75 recipes that make Trejo's Tacos the Los Angeles go-to for award-winning tacos, donuts, and more. Long before he was a Hollywood star, Danny Trejo used to joke with his mom that they should open a restaurant. A few arrests, a couple boxing...
Made in India : recipes from an Indian family kitchen
Sodha, Meera
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home. Real Indian food is fresh, simple, and packed with flavor. In Made In India, Meera Sodha introduces you to the food she grew up eating every day. Unlike the fare you get at your local Indian takeout joint, her food is...
Smoke & pickles : recipes and stories from a new southern kitchen
Lee, Edward
Chef Edward Lee's story and his food could only happen in America. Raised in Brooklyn by a family of Korean immigrants, he eventually settled down in his adopted hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, where he owns the acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. A multiple James Beard Award nominee for...
Matty Matheson : a cookbook
Matheson, Matty
The recipe- and story-packed New York Times bestselling cookbook from Matty Matheson--star of Viceland's It's Suppertime and Dead Set On Life, and cast member of Hulu's hit series The Bear--revealing his favorite recipes and stories for his devoted fans. ...
Fire in my belly : real cooking
Gillespie, Kevin.
Step into the kitchen with beloved chef and 2016 James Beard Award nominee for Best Chef Southeast, Kevin Gillespie, whose deep commitment, passion, and skill shine throughout this approachable cookbook. This is truly a book to be cooked from again and again. "Cooking is figuring out...
The Sioux chef's indigenous kitchen
Sherman, Sean
2018 James Beard Award Winner: Best American Cookbook Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2017 by NPR, The Village Voice, Smithsonian Magazine, UPROXX, New York Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Mpls. St. Paul...
Mamushka a cookbook
Hercules, Olia.
The Ukrainian-born chef presents "a gorgeous love letter to the food of her homeland" with this vibrant and varied collection of recipes (SAVEUR).In Mamushka, Olia Hercules takes readers and home cooks on a culinary tour of Eastern Europe--from the Black Sea to Baku, Kiev...
Vegetarian cookbook for teens : 100 fun recipes to cook like a pro
Baker, Sarah
Be good to your body, animals, and the planet--vegetarian cooking for teens Whatever your reason for exploring vegetarian cooking--your love of animals, reducing your carbon footprint, or the variety of health benefits--the Vegetarian Cookbook for Teens will show you that...
Better homes & gardens new cook book
Fačy, Bernard
Since 1930, the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book has been a trusted staple in kitchens across America. The 17th edition is fully updated and revised to reflect both the best of today's food trends and time-tested classics. With more than 1,000 recipes and a photo for each one, the book...
At home on the range
Potter, Margaret Yardley.
While unpacking boxes of old family books recently, Elizabeth Gilbert rediscovered a dusty, yellowed hardcover called At Home on the Range, originally written by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity...

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