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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Bobby Deen
Publisher: Ballantine Books (2013, Feb 5th).
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom beloved food personality Bobby Deen, son of Paula Deen, comes an irresistible new cookbook featuring 120 recipes of Southern comfort-food classics—all under 350 calories and jam-packed with flavor. Raised on his mother’s fried chicken and hoecakes, Bobby Deen ultimately found himself, as a young man, twenty-five pounds overweight. Unwilling to sacrifice any of his favorite foods, Bobby started tweaking the recipes he grew up on, replacing sour cream with nonfat yogurt, using lower-calorie versions of mayonnaise, cream cheese, and other high-calorie items. Even Paula herself sometimes couldn’t tell the difference between the lo-cal versions and her originals—since the flavor remained top-notch. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Lindsay Landis
Publisher: Quirk Books (2013, Feb 12th).
Inside Breakfast for Dinner you’ll find more than 100 classic breakfast recipes made with a twist. Enjoy hearty "brinner" dishes like Bacon Fried Rice, Breakfast Ravioli, Pizza over Easy, and Cornmeal Pancakes with Beer-Braised Short Ribs, plus such sweet treats as Sunrise Margaritas and Maple Bacon Cupcakes—to name just a few. This cookbook is a breakfast lover’s dream come true. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
300 Step-by-Step Cooking and Gardening Projects for Kids: The ultimate book for budding gardeners and super chefs with amazing things to grow and cook yourself, shown in over 2300 photographsAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Jenny Hendy
Publisher: Anness (2012, May 16th).
Children love to get their hands dirty and this book is packed with exciting and educational projects that will keep them entertained in both the kitchen and garden. It contains more than 300 activities and recipes, from growing your own fruit and vegetables, to cooking them for yummy results. Beautifully illustrated and bursting with ideas, this is an ideal hands-on guide and is sure to provide hours of entertainment for the entire family. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Malam
Format: Library Binding
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree (2012, Jul 1st).
The Journey of a... series looks at how common products end up in our homes, starting with the raw materials and ending with the finished product. This title looks at the journey of a bar of chocolate, examining how and where the cocoa beans are grown, how they are harvested, how they are turned into chocolate, and how the chocolate is packaged, transported and distributed to shops, and eventually eaten! moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Southern Living
Publisher: Oxmoor House (2012, Sep 4th).
For over 40 years, Southern Living magazine has been THE trusted source for definitive Southern cuisine, and with a fan base of over 16 million readers monthly, it is the go-to for quintessential holiday recipes. The magazine's focus on holiday entertaining, recipes, and decorating in the November and December issues with special sections such as Home for the Holidays and Christmas through the House, has deemed Southern Living the spokesperson on how to achieve memorable holiday gatherings. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Annie Shannon
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style (2013, Feb 5th).
BETTY GOES VEGAN is a comprehensive guide to creating delicious meals for today's vegan family. This must-have cookbook features recipes inspired by The Betty Crocker Cookbook, as well as hundreds of original, never-before-seen recipes sure to please even meat-eaters. It also offers insight into why Betty Crocker has been an icon in American cooking for so long-- and why she still represents a certain style of the modern super-woman nearly 100 years after we first met her. With new classics for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, including omelets, stews, casseroles, and brownies, BETTY GOES VEGAN is the essential handbook every vegan family needs. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Alice Waters
Publisher: Rizzoli (2012, Oct 9th).
Like a hall of fame for cookbooks, this is a food lover’s dream collection, featuring 501 recipes from favorite authors. Any cook will tell you that in every cookbook there are a handful of recipes that rise to the top—the earmarked and most-stained pages. In this marvelous collection, 501 of these signature recipes have been carefully selected from 101 great cookbooks of the twentieth century—beloved tomes passed down through generations. The list of masterworks was chosen by an expert advisory committee that includes Jonathan Gold, Michael Pollan, and Ruth Reichl. It is like having a library of culinary classics condensed into one volume. You’ll discover so many timeless gems, such as Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon, Elizabeth David’s Bouillabaisse, Marcella Hazan’s Bolognese Ragu, Jacques Pepin’s Brioche, James Beard’s Pig Hamburgers, and Irma Rombauer’s Devil’s Food Cake Cockaigne. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Gabriel Gate
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books (2013, Apr 9th).
A delectable collection of classic and modern cakes and desserts for the home cook. Rhubarb and raspberries, chocolate cake and profiteroles, mangoes and cherries, meringues and tarts, puddings and mousses, crepes and soufflé’s … 100 Best Cakes and Desserts gives you all the sweetest temptations! In this wonderful collection from Gabriel Gaté, he showcases his best cakes and desserts from a lifetime of cooking. There are cakes for afternoon tea, elegant ice creams and sorbets, and fruity desserts fit for any occasion. This book features classics such as Tarte Tatin, Crème Brûlée, soufflés, and French Crêpes with Chestnut Cream and Chocolate Sauce, as well as firm family favorites like Strawberry Sponge Cake, Tiramisu, Raspberry Sorbet in a Fruit Coupe, and waffles. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jennifer Newens
Publisher: Weldon Owen (2013, Mar 12th).
Cooking with Spice highlights over 30 spices used in favorite international cuisines. Organized by region, this collection of more than 40 recipes shows home cooks how to utilize their own spice racks to create dishes inspired by flavors from around the world.Filled with easy-to-prepare recipes, this book presents recipes from six major cuisines of the world whose home-cooking traditions embrace the use of spices. Chapters are organized by the country of origin: China & Southeast Asia features exotic satays and stir-fries plus home-style favorites seasoned with Asian flair; India offers easy curries, vindaloos and tandoori-style dishes that you can make any night of the week; the Middle East & North Africa shows how to re-create the exotic flavors of the Mediterranean, such as spiced stews, tagines, and kabobs; Europe offers spice-laden cuisine like fiery Italian pasta and pizza to paprika-rich braises of Hungary to cardamom-spiced baked goods of Sweden and many more; Latin America & The Caribbean touches on the food of central and south America, Cuba, and Jamaica with grilled, spiced-rubbed meats and fish, soups, and fragrant desserts; and North America embraces the proverbial melting pot with spiced seafood boils, creole-spiced dishes, dry-rubbed barbecued ribs, and Tex-Mex favorites. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ellen Jackson
Publisher: Taunton Press (2013, Mar 12th).
Almost twenty years ago, some of the most revered chefs in the world—including John Ash, Rick Bayless, Susan Feniger, Nobu Matsuhita, Nora Pouillon, Michael Romano, and Alice Waters—looked at the way Americans were eating and decided that they had to help change it. They had watched while processed foods replaced fresh food in our supermarkets. They saw family farms disappear and huge agribusiness corporation take over. They worried about obesity in children and adults and the associated illnesses. And they realized that Americans were losing the joy of cooking and eating fresh food. In 1993, these visionary chefs founded Chefs Collaborative and vowed to use their influential restaurants to educate the public about a better way to nourish ourselves, a way that would be better for the planet, for our health, and for our communities. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability