October is National Cookbook Month! What are you cooking up?

Check out some of these recently published cookbooks with rave reviews: 

Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering, Volume 2 by Joanna Gaines
While we may not be doing a lot of gathering these days, it’s a great time to perfect some new recipes!  Volume 1 was a bestseller – second only to Michalle Obama’s Becoming in 2018, so Volume 2 is sure to be great.  In addition to many recipes for classics and new favorites, this cookbook also includes a guide to herb pairings, for those of us who may want to depart from recipes going forward, as well as recipes for making your own seasonings – a great option for gift-giving!  

My Korea: Traditional Flavors, Modern Recipes by Hooni Kim, with Aki Kamozawa
My Korea is the first cookbook from Michelin-starred chef Hooni Kim.  Readers get an expert account of Korean pantry staples, including how to buy, store, and use them – from doenjang and gochujang to rice, tofu, and noodles.  A chapter covering fundamental sauces and condiments provides further building blocks for the 100+ recipes to follow.  For beginners experimenting with Korean cooking to more experienced cooks hoping to perfect their dishes, this is a wonderful reference.

Living Lively: 80 Plant-Based Recipes to Activate Your Power & Feed Your Potential by Haile Thomas
Living Lively is full of lots of fun plant-based recipes, like chai-coconut banana bread French toast sticks, but that’s not all!  Thomas is a Certified Integrative Health Coach, and this book includes her 7 Points of Power, important tools for identifying and dismantling toxic influences and finding one’s best self, are also included.  Read through interviews with Gen Z leaders about how they use the 7 Points of Power to build their best lives, then cook up something tasty.  May we suggest the Tandoori spiced sweet potato tacos?  

Eating Out Loud: Bold Middle Eastern Flavors for All Day, Every Day by Eden Grinshpan with Rachel Holtzman
If you’re looking for flavorful and colorful recipes to try, Eating Out Loud may be for you!  Starting with an introduction to the Middle Eastern pantry and recipes for making your own essentials, from other essentials, from garlicky tahini to quick-pickled red onions, this book is full of bold recipes and vibrant photographs. 

The Good Book of Southern Baking: A Revival of Biscuits, Cakes, and Cornbread by Kelly Fields with Kate Heddings
Fall and winter are made for baking, though this cookbook includes a baking year at a glance, to keep you baking throughout the year.  Many of these traditional Southern recipes have a little twist, so even experienced bakers may learn something new. Try the angel food cake, flecked with two kinds of shaved chocolate, or the biscuits, made with double zero flour.

For more cookbooks, be sure to check out our nonfiction and new nonfiction sections – most cookbooks can be found under number 641.  Need help finding something specific?  Stop by the Information Desk during your next visit, or give us a call. 

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