Cookbooks

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen book cover

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen

Maryam Sinaiee

641.5955 /Sinaiee
Cookbooks, Nonfiction

Blogger Sinaiee's first cookbook, a collection of more than 100 recipes, is suffused with the romance and poetry of her homeland as found in everything from tales of her childhood and food memories to her recipes' ingredients, like barberries and verjuice, which may be hard to get in the U.S. On the other hand, many dishes will be familiar to Mediterranean-cuisine aficionados--"lots of stews, dolmeh (stuffed grape leaves), baklava, and flatbreads, among others. Grouped by seasons (and, therefore, available foodstuffs), the dishes are each accompanied by a story, notes about festivals and celebrations, good color photographs, and step-by-step directions.

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Sinaiee is the creator of the Persian Fusion blog, and this book is similarly a lovely blend of food and reminiscing. In addition to the recipes, she talks about her childhood in Tehran, her family, and the culture of the Persian region. -Candice

Baladi Palestine : a celebration of food from land and sea book cover

Baladi Palestine : a celebration of food from land and sea

Joudie Kalla

641.595694/Kalla
Cookbooks

This lovely homage to the intertwining of home, life, and food in Palestine is a mix of colorful photographs and 100-plus recipes that evoke both new and old traditions. London-based chef and author Kalla (Palestine on a Plate, 2016) taps her relatives, her memory, and her creativity to produce a picture of her ancestral home and native cuisine. In and among the bright photos of markets and villages, recipes for vegetables and grains get the biggest play; a mixed-vegetable salad and kubbeh nayeh bil khudar, a Middle Eastern, vegetarian version of steak tartare, are but two examples.

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Gorgeous photos accompany the delicious recipes from the Middle East. -Candice

Vietnamese food any day : simple recipes for true, fresh flavors book cover

Vietnamese food any day : simple recipes for true, fresh flavors

Andrea Quynhgiao Nguyen

CATALOGING
Cookbooks

The author of six cookbooks over the past 12 years (most recently, the Pho Cookbook), Nguyen presents 80 excellent, simple Vietnamese recipes. Her "any day" preparation means that the microwave oven and the Instant Pot are in, and deep fryers are out. In terms of ingredients, Nguyen surveyed all the large grocery chains to ensure that the components of her dishes can be easily found without a trip to a specialty store. She uses a simply mixed pomegranate molasses to add tang to pomegranate sriracha shrimp, as well as to her spicy sweet pomegranate tofu. There are numerous chicken and pork entrees (chicken, lemongrass, and sweet potato curry; pork and eggs in caramel coconut sauce), as well as options that show an international flair, such as smoked turkey pho...Nguyen's newest is as utilitarian as it is innovative.

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Andrea Nyugen makes it easy to cook up some delicious Vietnamese food, by crafting recipes that use ingredients that are easy to find and work with. -Candice

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen book cover

From the land of nightingales & roses : recipes from the Persian kitchen

Maryam Sinaiee

641.5955 /Sinaiee
Cookbooks

"A collection of Iranian recipes by the author of the Persian food blog, The Persian Fusion"--

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Betty Crocker Christmas cookies. book cover

Betty Crocker Christmas cookies.

Betty Crocker

641.5686 /Crocker
Cookbooks

A Merry and Delicious Collection of Christmas Cookie Recipes Christmas and baking go hand in hand. With this must-have holiday collection, the whole family will want to help out in the kitchen. Find all the season’s favorite cookies, from fun and filled goodies like Gingersnap Sandwich Cookies to inspiring decorated treats like Snowflake Mittens and delicious drop varieties like Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies. Plus, a chapter on special bars and brownies provides festive sweets that are easy to make and share, such as Holiday Toffee Bars. Bakers of all ages and experience will turn to Betty Crocker Christmas Cookies throughout the entire holiday season.

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Gingerbread : houses, animals and decorations book cover

Gingerbread : houses, animals and decorations

Joanna Farrow

641.865 /Farrow
Cookbooks

"Gingerbread is deliciously tasty, fun and very versatile; there are light dark gingerbreads, chocolate varieties and even gingerbread laden with fruits, nuts and candies. All are employed in this wonderful book, which is bursting with design and decorating ideas for Christmas and all-year celebrations."--Publisher description.

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Christmas at home : holiday decorating, crafts, recipes book cover

Christmas at home : holiday decorating, crafts, recipes

745.59412 /Country
Cookbooks

Country Living knows how to make Christmas memorable, and that’s why this spectacular book will become your new go-to resource every year. It’s filled with more than 200 beautiful decorating ideas, recipes, and crafts, plus tips galore. Stunning photos show festive table settings; splendidly decorated trees; fun and easy Christmas projects, from wreaths to no-sew stockings; gifts from the kitchen; and gourmet-worthy recipes like Turkey Roulade with Sausage-Cornbread Filling, Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Slow-Cooker Apple Cider, and sweet treats like Red Velvet Snowballs and Chocolate & Cranberry Fudge.

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Betty Crocker Christmas cookbook. book cover

Betty Crocker Christmas cookbook.

Betty Crocker

641.5686 /Crocker
Cookbooks

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A home-baked Christmas : 56 delicious cookies, cakes & gifts from your kitchen. book cover

A home-baked Christmas : 56 delicious cookies, cakes & gifts from your kitchen.

641.5686 /Delish
Cookbooks

From a magnificent Gingerbread House and Mini Christmas Puddings to beautiful centerpieces and edible gifts, this luscious collection from Delish.com has recipes for everybody's favorite holiday treats! Christmas will be especially merry with these thoughtful, beautiful, and tasty treasures, all presented in lavish and whimsical illustrations. With everything triple-tested for assured success, this will become an indispensable source of cherished family memories.

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Holiday cookies : showstopping recipes to sweeten the season book cover

Holiday cookies : showstopping recipes to sweeten the season

Elisabet der Nederlanden

641.5686 /Nederlanden
Cookbooks

Nederlanden presents recipes, along with decorating and packing ideas, for updated favorites. She includes instructions for gingerbread houses, cookie place cards, and cookie ornaments. And each cookie id destined to become your new Christmas classic.

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