It’s already November and the holiday season is fast approaching! Here are five things from the library collection to help you conquer whatever culinary challenge awaits you.
1. For finding new flavors
2. For keeping a strict diet
3. For branching out your baking
We have an extensive collection of cookbooks devoted to baking. There’s more than one way to bake a cake (or cookie or bread or pastry), so why not try them all? Or maybe just Holiday Cookies: Showstopping Recipes to Sweeten the Season or The Artisanal Kitchen: Jewish Holiday Baking.
4. For the tech savvy chef
5. For learning about all things food
A to Z World Food and A to Z Food America (accessible with your library card) serve up excellent tips and tricks, along with demonstrations of cooking, baking, and making beverages. And their clever food quotes, table etiquette info, and ingredient database will help you win any dinner party.
Find all the books mentioned in this post plus a few more cookbooks of all kinds in our Festive Food & More staff-made booklist. A toast to the holidays, whatever they look like to you!
Marlene Mark is an Adult Services Librarian at Morton Grove Public Library.