February: New at the Moscow Public Library

Cookbooks

Home Baked: More Than 150 Recipes for Sweet and Savory Goodies
By Yvette van Boven

A collection of van Boven’s favorite recipes, Home Baked touches on timeless staples like banana bread and shortbread cookies while also covering savory options. Recipes are supplemented with illustrated guides and suggested modifications, as well as solutions to common baking problems.

TACOPEDIA
BY DEBORAH HOLTZ AND JUAN CARLOS MENA

More than just a cookbook, Tacopedia is a guide to the role Mexican culture has played in shaping the taco. In addition to recipes, this book includes colorful illustrations, photographs, interviews, maps, and diagrams that walk readers through the development of the taco.

Near and Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel
By Heidi Swanson

Swanson offers a variety of vegetarian recipes inspired by her life in northern California and her travels to places such as Italy, Morocco, and Japan. “Her seasonal and ingredient-focused lunches, dinners, drinks, and treats include elegant hot and cold salads (grated cucumber salad), whole grain-enriched pastas (fennel frond orzo), piquant appetizers (lucques in grapefruit juice), and modest desserts (madeleines). Swanson's airy food and travel photographs are rich with colors and textures, and in this book's simple layout, they shine.” – Library Journal

 

Other Nonfiction

Make Mead Like a Viking: Traditional Techniques for Brewing Natural, Wild-Fermented, Honey-Based Wines and Beers
By Jereme Zimmerman

Zimmerman approaches mead making through a historical lens, examining mead’s Viking roots. “Summarizing relevant equipment and ingredients, Zimmerman emphasizes that his disciples will produce their best meads if they don't go overboard on sterilizing their equipment or take all the joy out of mead making. Recipes go beyond basic mead to include Ethiopian t'ej, fruit-enhanced melomel, and metheglin, which scents mead with herbs and spices.” – Booklist

HERBAL APOTHECARY: 100 MEDICINAL HERBS AND HOW TO USE THEM
BY JJ PURSELL

This book guides readers through herbalism as a healing method, explaining the role a vast number of medicinal herbs have in impacting the health of our cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Pursell demonstrates both how to identify herbs in the wild and create home remedies.