November: New at the Library

Cookbooks

The Chickpea Flour Cookbook: Healthy Gluten-Free and Grain-Free Recipes to Power Every Meal of the Day
by Camilla V. Saulsbury

Saulsbury, creator of the “Power Hungry” food blog, has written a cookbook perfect for people who are gluten free. The Chickpea Flour Cookbook includes a wide variety of recipes that cover every meal, such as pumpkin spice waffles, chickpea tortilla wraps, and double chocolate cake.

Theo Chocolate: Recipes & Sweet Secrets from Seattle’s Favorite Chocolate Maker
by Debra Music and Joe Whinney

Theo Chocolate co-founders have created a book that creates a space for chocolate in every meal of the day. Featuring recipes that range from pumpkin-filled chocolate ravioli to chocolate cocktails and dark chocolate stout Bundt cake, this book also touches on the production of chocolate and how to work with chocolate.

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

In this book, Lopez-Alt takes readers beyond simple step-by-step recipes and explores methods and tools used in cooking. “This indispensable kitchen manual, which suggests visualizing heat capacity as a coop full of Red Bull-energized chickens, makes food science accessible.” – Library Journal

THE VIOLET BAKERY COOKBOOK
BY CLAIRE PTAK

This book features recipes created by the owner of London’s Violet Bakery. Recipes vary from sweet to savory and are sorted by time of day, accompanied by a wide array of vibrant photos.

Other Nonfiction

The Hop Grower’s Handbook: The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market
By Laura Ten Eyck and Dietrich Gehring

This book walks readers through the process of growing hops, including site selection, trellising, harvesting and all the steps in between. “This is an indispensable resource for the prospective microbrewer and a great study of the wonders of this little-known plant.” – Publishers Weekly

Year Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less than 10 Days
By Peter Burke Peter

Burke explains the process of growing salad greens indoors, offering step-by-step instructions and information on the tools and varieties of soils and greens utilized in indoor gardening.

Fiction

Under the Udala Trees
By Chinelo Okparanta

This novel focuses on Ijeoma, a teenager during the Nigerian Civil War, and the conflict she experiences between cultural norms, religious beliefs, and her sexuality. “This absorbing story parallels the ongoing struggle for equality in Nigeria and is a powerful contribution to LGBT and African literature. Readers will finish the book hoping that every however-flawed character will find his or her own version of happiness.” – Library Journal