By Breanna Salzsieder, Latah County Library Adult Services Manager
Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from My Lebanese Kitchen by Maureen Abood.
Written by Maureen Abood, author of the popular Rose Water & Orange Blossoms blog, this book highlights recipes from her family’s Lebanese heritage. “This book is not simply an ode to the cuisine of Lebanon, but a discussion of the lifestyle around the food. Incorporating personal anecdotes about her family and the ingredients employed in the book, Abood invites the reader to a family meal.” –Publisher's Weekly
Real Baby Food: Easy, All-Natural Recipes for Your Baby & Toddler by Jenna Helwig.
Author Jenna Helwig details how parents can make their own baby food, walking readers through the first foods their children eat to making foods in bulk and preparing finger foods. The book encourages readers that making their own baby food can be easy, adaptable, and delicious.
The New Sugar & Spice: A Recipe for Bolder Baking by Samantha Seneviratne.
A baking cookbook that focuses on the role spices play in baking, taking recipes many people know and love and twisting them to give them new life while also looking at recipes from around the world. "This is a gorgeously imagined and photographed book with a warm-hearted spirit. Seneviratne’s instructions are welcoming and informative. She offers well researched spice intel and clear baking cues." –Editors, Epicurious
Chinatown Kitchen: From Noodles to Nuoc Cham: Delicious Dishes from Southeast Asian Ingredients by Lizzie Mabbott.
This book looks at Southeast Asian food, walking the reader through what the key ingredients are and the role they play in creating meals.
The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth.
Divided into four sections—ales, lagers, wheat beers, and tart and wild ales—this book takes an in-depth look at the origins, ingredients, brewing methods, and characteristics of beer. “The Beer Bible endows beer lovers with the same incredible depth and scope of information that Karen MacNeil’s The Wine Bible gave to enophiles.” –Tasting Panel Magazine
Voracious: A Hungry Reader Cooks Her Way through Great Books by Cara Nicoletti.
Nicoletti takes books she’s read and tells the reader what made them important to her, then uses these well-known books as the inspiration for recipes.
Cooking as Fast as I Can: A Chef's Story of Family, Food, and Forgiveness by Cat Cora.
Food Network’s first female Iron Chef shows readers the paths she took to become a renowned chef, starting with her childhood in Mississippi, and on through her experiences at the Culinary Institute of America and her time spent as an apprentice in France.
Project Animal Farm: An Accidental Journey into the Secret World of Farming and the Truth about our Food by Sonia Faruqi.
A look at how our dairy and meat farms function and what actions can be taken to make farming more ethical. “Farqui thoughtfully explores the way in which brutality and disregard of animal welfare is endemic in the industry on a global scale, and provides suggestions for realistic actions that readers can take to encourage change. The book begs a comparison to Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.” –Publishers Weekly