New at the Library

Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain’s Food Culture

 By Matt Goulding

In Goulding's latest work, the former Men's Health food editor and coauthor of the best-selling "Eat This, Not That" series explores the food and culture of Spain. Part narrative, part how-to guide to eating in Spain (without this book you are doing it wrong), Goulding weaves stories and observations into an organic mosaic that earns its subtitle. In nine chapters, readers are taken on a tour of all of Spain's regions, gaining insight into the country's culinary traditions and practices. The pace and rhythm of the text are just right, combining handy tips with beautiful photos that results in an elusive pairing of bracing immediacy and "all the time in the world," which makes for the best memories, at home or abroad. —Courtney McDonald, Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington Library Journal

Forest Feast Gatherings: Simple Vegetarian Menus for Hosting Friends & Family

by Erin Gleeson

Erin Gleeson is known for her visually stunning, healthy recipes—dishes that are easy enough to prepare after a long day at work, yet impressive enough for a party. Her food has always been ideal for entertaining, but now Gleeson offers detailed guidance on hosting casual, yet thoughtful gatherings from start to finish—from the decor and cocktails to the ideal food pairings. In this new book, more than 100 fresh, innovative vegetarian recipes are arranged in a series of artfully designed menus, tailored to specific occasions like a summer dinner party, a laid-back brunch or holiday cocktails. Lushly illustrated with hundreds of watercolor drawings and photographs, Forest Feast Gatherings is an inspiring reference for anyone who wants to share good food with good friends in Erin's irresistible style and the perfect companion to the original. —from the publisher

Scandikitchen: Fika and Hygge: Comforting Cakes and Bakes from Scandinavia with Love

By Bronte Aurell

“A follow-up to the successful The ScandiKitchen (published September, 2015), this new book from Bronte Aurell features over 60 recipes for cakes, bakes, and treats from all over Scandinavia. From indulgent cream confections to homey and comforting fruit cakes and traditional breads, sweet buns, and pastries.

This beautifully illustrated, authentic guide is a celebration of Scandinavian baking in all its glory. It is evocative of cozy days shared with friends, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy simple, homemade, wholesome pleasures encouraging a lifestyle to aspire to. With features on special Scandi winter celebrations, their baking traditions and how to bring fika and hygge into your life." —from the publisher