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Apr 06 2020 - 08:00 PM
Delicious Reads: E-Cookbooks

I compiled some of the best cookbooks of our collection that are available as e-Books. Use our catalog to search for books.


Cook up some literary nostalgia with comforting and cozy recipes from Melissa Gilbert's My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours.

Classic country recipes such as Big Ol' Blueberry Muffins, Gilbert Family Meatloaf, Grandma Beestie's Chicken Soup, Porky Chops & Appleysauce, and Prairie Peach Cobbler are organized by course and sprinkled with fun facts and anecdotes from behind the scenes of the television series "Little House on the Prairie", as told by the show's Laura Ingalls Wilder herself. A wonderful way to learn how to cook with some of your favorite fictional characters, with simple ingredients you may already have at home.

Explore fun, new and different ways to prepare some familiar dishes with The Good Stuff Cookbook: Burgers, Fries, Shakes, Wedges, and More by Spike Mendelsohn. One of my favorite features of this cookbook is an entire section just for homemade sauces and condiments- crucial for customizing your burger, sandwich, salad, or fries.

The recipes in this book range from simple (Farmhouse Burger, Mac N' Cheese, Fried Brussels Sprouts) to more complex and unusual (Tamarind-Glazed Pork Burger with Red Cabbage Slaw and Grilled Pineapple, Breaded Eggplant, Roasted Pepper, Goat Cheese, and Arugula 'Which). Perfect for beginner chefs as well as those who are looking for a challenge or something different!

Towards the end of the book is an extensive collection of diner-style beverages like shakes, malts, floats, and a dessert menu ranging from your everyday Birthday Cake and Oatmeal Milk Chocolate Cookies to Coconut-Meringue Dark Chocolate Brownies and Cherry-Apricot Jam Blondies. This cookbook mostly just looks like a lot of fun, and alters many of the same ingredients into so many different possibilities!

The beautifully illustrated The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food From Around the World by Linda Lau Anusasananan serves as more than a cookbook, but also a personal memoir and exploration of one's heritage and culture.

"What does it mean to be Hakka?" Defined by its history rather than geography, mastering the unique Hakka cuisine helped Linda touch base with her roots. This extensive collection of traditional recipes is filled with poems, maps, family stories, fascinating history, and detailed preparation techniques for an in-depth journey of how some of our favorite Chinese dishes came to be, and to how to recreate them.

Gooseberry Patch's 101 Super-Easy Slow Cooker Recipes is ideal for overwhelmed parents, teachers, and those working from home who don't have ample time to prepare meals, or for inexperienced chefs who need a quick introduction into the culinary world. Its contents are divided by preparation time- one to six hours, six to eight hours, and beyond- and proves that a slow-cooker can create almost any recipe one desires. Chipotle Black Bean Dip, Italian Meatball Subs, Dad's Famous Minnestrone, Chicken Tortilla Soup, and Crockery Apple Pie are just a handful of tasty yet easy dishes offered in this cookbook. Included are actual testimonies and tips from satisfied users of the recipes, guiding even the most picky eater or cook through the steps.

Recreate the taste of summer with Elizabeth Wiegand's The Outer Banks Cook Book: Recipes and Traditions from North Carolina's Barrier Islands. For those grieving a proper spring break, craving some beach leisure, or desperately looking forward to the hot months ahead, live vicariously through preparing this special cuisine. With an enchanting introduction on the history of the region and the events that shaped its culture; Blackbeard's conquests, earliest settlers and colonists, and its ongoing tourism, this cookbook is crucial for any seafood fanatic. The book kicks off with gorgeous pictures of local sunsets alongside detailed instructions for popular beachside cocktails like the Nags Head Bloody Mary and The Hurricane Cocktail before delving into some appetizers and seafood dishes. Paired with historical accounts of how these ingredients and courses are significant and unique to the Outer Banks, these mouth-watering recipes offer a much-needed taste of summer.

Posted in: Learning at the Library|By: Jordyn Blakely|1849 Reads