Cooking titles are among the most popular print books at our libraries. The same is proving true with our e-book collections. Here are five recent additions to our growing e-cookbook collection:
“Growing up in a home where everyone came together at the dinner table, Elizabeth Hasselbeck savored the signature meatball, lasagna, and ziti dishes of her grandmother and great-grandmother, and the pierogies of her father’s heritage. But a decade ago, the Emmy Award–winning co-host of The View, New York Times bestselling author, and mother of three was diagnosed with celiac disease, and the family recipes she grew up suddenly became strictly off-limits. Or so she thought.
Getting rid of gluten, however, doesn’t have to mean giving up taste. Deliciously G-Free combines Hasselbeck’s knowledge for healthy living and passion for tasty food to bring you 100 delectable, easy-to-make, and family-friendly gluten-free recipes. By adding a variety of other ingredients to the fridge and pantry, she’s perfected scrumptious zero-gluten versions of old standards and new creations that would make her relatives proud, including” – Publisher
“Emeril’s Kicked-Up Sandwiches goes beyond generic tuna salad and turkey on whole wheat, introducing a range of international flavors, as well as combinations of hearty breads and versatile, flavorful condiments for any occasion–and even leaves room for dessert. With recipes that save time without sacrificing flavor, Emeril’s latest cookbook is sure to delight sandwich lovers everywhere.” – Publisher
“BBQ has never tasted so good, or been so good for you! Missy Chase Lapine, NYT bestselling author of The Sneaky Chef cookbooks, shares her tips and tricks to make this traditionally unhealthy comfort food into meals you can feel good about dishing up for friends and family during summer get-togethers. In this short cookbook, you’ll find entrees, salads, sides and desserts to wow your BBQ crowd, from juicy bacon and cheese stuffed-burgers to grilled romaine caesar salad, baked bean griddle cakes, to frozen yogurt cookies. With a bonus section of The Sneaky Chef’s famous Make-Ahead Purees, this BBQ cookbook is a must-have for grilling season.” – Publisher
“Home cooks are once again looking to prepare well-balanced meals that include everyone’s favorite food—pasta. Few of us, though, have the leisure to create a classic Bolognese meat sauce from scratch. For those who are as pressed for time as they are starved for a toothsome bowl of beautifully sauced pasta, Giuliano Hazan has created 100 scrumptious pasta dishes that can be put together in half an hour or less.
Hazan’s repertoire—hearty pasta soups, fresh-from-the-greenmarket vegetarian dishes, and meat and seafood sauces that take their cue from the classics of Italian cuisine—will let you bring healthful, hunger-satisfying pasta back to your family’s weeknight supper table. Included are recipes for last-minute dishes, as well as useful advice on stocking your pasta pantry, choosing cooking equipment, and figuring out which pasta shape goes with which kind of sauce.” – Publisher
“Recently, while moving into a new house, Elizabeth Gilbert unpacked some boxes of family books that had been sitting in her mother’s attic for decades. Among the old, dusty hardcovers was a book called At Home on the Range (or, How To Make Friends with Your Stove) by Gilbert’s great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter. Having only been peripherally aware of the volume, Gilbert dug in with some curiosity, and soon found that she had stumbled upon a book far ahead of its time.
In her workaday cookbook, Potter espoused the importance of farmer’s markets and ethnic food (Italian, Jewish, and German), derided preservatives and culinary shortcuts, and generally celebrated a devotion to seeking out new epicurean adventures. Potter takes car trips out to Pennsylvania Dutch country to eat pickled pork products, and during World War II she cajoles local poultry farmers into saving buckets of coxcombs for her so she can try to cook them in the French manner. She takes trips to the eastern shore of Maryland, where she learns to catch and prepare eels so delicious, she says, they must be “devoured in a silence almost devout.” Part scholar—she includes a great recipe from 1848 for boiled sheep head—and part crusader for a more open food conversation than currently existed, it’s not hard to see from where Elizabeth Gilbert inherited both her love of food, and her warm, infectious prose.” – Publisher