April: New at the Moscow Public Library

Cookbooks

Cooking Solo: The Joy of Cooking for Yourself
Klancy Miller

This is a cookbook designed to encourage home cooking in people living alone who may feel full recipes are wasteful, expensive, or time consuming. Miller offers single-serving recipes for all meals of the day, spanning budget friendly recipes to the more complex. “This cookbook reframes cooking, which can seem like a chore, as a form of self-care.” – Library Journal

BOWL: VEGETARIAN RECIPES FOR RAMEN, PHO, BIBIMBAP, DUMPLINGS, AND OTHER ONE-DISH MEALS
LUKAS VOLGER

Volger takes popular one-dish meals and makes them accessible to vegetarians. There is a focus on utilizing seasonal produce, as well as an emphasis on the cost and time effectiveness of cooking without meat. “Volger's flavor combinations, mostly nontraditional, are satisfyingly complex.” – Library Journal

Modern Eclairs: And Other Sweet and Savory Puffs
Jenny McCoy

Going beyond macaroons and cupcakes, this cookbook explores eclairs and related pastries. McCoy walks readers through the steps required to successfully make pastries and offers recipes ranging from desserts to savory appetizers. “The recipes in this lovely book are just the kind of temptation that'll lure any somewhat experienced baker into the kitchen and leave family and friends looking for more.” – Booklist

COOK IT IN CAST IRON: KITCHEN-TESTED RECIPEs
FOR THE ONE PAN THAT DOES IT ALL

AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN

This book examines the cast-iron frying pan, comparing different skillets, offering instructions on cast-iron care, and debunking popular myths about using cast-iron. The majority of the book showcases a wide variety of recipes that can be made using a cast-iron pan. “Cast iron's durability and versatility have granted this classic pan a renaissance that goes beyond mere nostalgia among professional chefs and savvy home cooks.” – Booklist

Other Nonfiction

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm – From Scratch
Lucie B. Amundsen

Amundsen’s memoir covers her family’s journey to creating the Locally Laid Egg Company, a mid-sized egg farm, in Duluth, Minnesota. She shares valuable insights about the role small farms play in local economies and examines the practice of egg farming via pasture-raised chickens.