Thursday, June 12, 2014

Taste summer with these cookbooks

I don't know about you, but when I think of summer, hot grills, cold ice cream, picnic tables, and corn on the cob immediately come to mind. Here is a selection of cookbooks that will help you taste summer!

Bobby Flay's Burgers, Fries, & Shakes by Bobby Flay
641.662 FLA
In addition to unique burgers, this cookbook includes recipes for fries and onion rings, condiments and seasonings, and milkshakes.
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The Deen Bros. Get Fired Up: Grilling, Tailgating, Picnicking and More
by Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen
641.578 DEE
In this cookbook the Deen brothers feature summer recipes that are divided into the fun categories On the Grill, On the Field, On the Blanket, and On the Beach. You'll find dishes for a variety of tastes, including burgers, sandwiches, flatbreads, salads, finger foods, dips, skewers, and more.
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The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide From Bon Appetit
641.5784 RAP
This cookbook features more than 350 recipes, plus grilling tips and how-to guides.

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Recipes from an Italian Summer
641.5945 REC
Check out this cookbook if you enjoy Italian food and dishes that make use of simple, seasonal ingredients. A helpful seasonal food calendar is also included at the beginning of the book. Unfortunately, few photographs accompany the recipes.
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The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen Grilling Cookbook: 225 Sizzling Recipes for Every Season
641.5784 GOO
There is no shortage of recipes in this cookbook; brightly colored tabs divide the types of dishes. Helpful icons in the each section's table of contents denote recipes that are 30 minutes or less, heart-healthy, low-calorie, and make-ahead.
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Home Made Summer by Yvette van Boven
641.564 BOV
A whimsical cookbook inspired by the author's summers spent in Provence, France. Gorgeous photographs, although some recipes include ingredients that aren't readily available. 
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Bobby Flay's Barbeque Addiction by Bobby Flay
641.5784 FLA
Recipes for everything you need to have a great barbeque, including cocktails, salads, sides, and the main protein (fish, poultry, beef, pork). When it comes to grillin' and chillin', Bobby Flay is the man.
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People's Pops by Nathalie Jordi, David Carrell, & Joel Horowitz
641.862 JOR
Fresh fruit and herbs and quality ingredients go into these refreshing ice pops.
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Cookies & Cream: Hundreds of Ways to Make the Perfect Ice Cream Sandwich by Tessa Arias
641.862 ARI
This book pairs cookie and ice cream recipes for your own homemade ice cream cookie sandwich creations. Follow the suggested combinations, or mix and match depending on your tastes. Or do as I did-- simply make and enjoy ice cream without worrying about the cookie and sandwiching component.
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The Perfect Scoop:Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz
641.862 LEB
This cookbook includes traditional (chocolate ice cream), fun (butterscotch pecan ice cream), and out-there (black pepper ice cream) recipes. Lebovitz also includes recipes for a variety of sauces and toppings for your ice cream.
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Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones by Kris Hoogerhyde, Anne Walker, and Dabney Gough
641.862 HOO
The recipes in this book come from Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco. Each ice cream flavor sounds and looks so delectable you'll have a hard time deciding which kind to make first -- brown sugar with ginger-caramel swirl, white chocolate raspberry swirl, cookies and cream...
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Non-Fiction

Here's a sampling of some new non-fiction titles that just hit our shelves:

Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik. The why behind the properties and attributes of various everyday objects like glass and paper clips. Find it in the catalog!

Coolhaus Ice Cream Book by Natasha Case & Freya Estreller with Kathleen Squires. Ice cream, gelato, and sorbet recipes. Need I say more? Well, I'll add that a handful of cookie recipes are included as suggested pairings so you could make ice cream sandwiches if you wish. Lots of delicious photos. Find it in the catalog!

8 Keys to End Bullying: Strategies For Parents & Schools by Signe Whitson. Written by a licensed social worker and school counselor, the books presents a straighforward plan to address bullying. Find it in the catalog!

Carsick by John Waters. Infamous filmmaker Waters relates the tales of his hitchhike across America. I can just imagine. Find it in the catalog!

If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen and Rebecca Morris. True crime book detailing the heartbreaking saga of Susan Powell, her husband, and children. Includes photos. Find it in the catalog!

Proof: The Science of Booze by Adam Rogers. Ever want to get extra geeky about alcohol? This book's for you. Find it in the catalog!

The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport. Focuses on the last Russian Czar's four daughters before they were assassinated during WWI. Includes photos. Find it in the catalog!