Michigan is the birth place of many illustrious figures in all walks of life. The state can claim innumerable artists, actors, authors, sportsmen, scientists, musicians, innovators as native sons and daughters. Here are just a few!
Hudson's: Detroit's legendary department store by Michael Hauser and Marianne Weldon
Sanders confectionery by Greg Tasker
From Soupy to nuts: a history of Detroit television by Tim Kiska
Hydroplane racing in Detroit, 1946-2008 by David D. Williams and the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
Detroit's Belle Isle: island park gem by Michael Rodriguez and Thomas Featherstone
Check out some of these films set in Michigan!
Anatomy of a murder [videodisc] by Columbia ; Otto Preminger presents — Upper Peninsula
The road to Wellville [videodisc] by Columbia Pictures — Battle Creek
Semi-pro [videodisc] by New Line Cinema presents a Mosaic Media Group production — Flint
Answer this! [videodisc] by Wrekin Hill Entertainment and ; Neka Films present ; produced by Mike Farah, Anna Wenger ; written & directed by Christopher Farah — Ann Arbor
Zebrahead [videodisc] by an Ixtlan Production ; Triumph Releasing Corporation — Detroit
Detropia [videodisc] by Loki Films presents ; in association with Ford Foundation/Justfilms and ITVS, Impact Partners and Vital Projects ; produced and directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Detroit [videodisc]: remember when by produced by WTVS in association with the Detroit Historical Society and Museums
The Hudson's building [videodisc] by an Urban Gralic production ; presented by Public Benefit Corporation
Searching for Sugar Man [videodisc] by a Sony Pictures Classics release of a Red Box Films/Passion Pictures production in association with Canfield Pictures and the Documentary Co. ; produced by Simon Chinn, Malik Bendjelloul ; written and directed by Malik Bendjelloul
Beyond the windswept dunes: the story of maritime Muskegon by Elizabeth B. Sherman
Deadly voyage: the S.S. Daniel J. Morrell tragedy by Andrew Kantar
Gales of November: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Robert J. Hemming
Many a midnight ship: true stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks by Mark Bourrie
Mighty Fitz: the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Michael Schumacher
Ships and men of the Great Lakes by Dwight Boyer
Food, wine & song [sound recording]: music and feasting in Renaissance Europe — Songs on the subject of food in Latin, French, English, Italian, Spanish and German.
The rough guide to Paris café [sound recording] — Grab a café au lait and imagine you're relaxing in a Paris café.
J S Bach: Coffee cantata = Cantate du café = Kaffee- Kantate: BWV 211 ; Peasant cantata = Cantate des paysans = Bauern-Kantate: BWV 212 [sound recording] by J.S. Bach — Bach's amusing cantata about coffee.
The Rough Guide to Greek Cafe [sound recording] — Nibble on baklava and enjoy these Greek songs.
Puccini and pasta [sound recording]: a romantic Italian feast for your ears by Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 — Whip up a batch of pesto and spin these tunes.
Chocolat [sound recording]: music from the Miramax motion picture — Chocolate themed music!
The Culinary Arts Collection is a searchable database which includes major cooking and nutrition magazines and culinary journals. Coverage includes thousands of searchable recipes, restaurant reviews, and industry information. Discover great reads for Chow Down.
The recipe box [sound recording] by Sandra Lee
Angelina's bachelors [sound recording]: a novel, with food by Brian O'Reilly ; recipes by Virginia O'Reilly
The school of essential ingredients [sound recording] by Erica Bauermeister
Eat cake [sound recording] by Jeanne Ray
Twinkie, deconstructed [electronic resource] by Steve Ettlinger
Yes, chef [sound recording]: a memoir by Marcus Samuelsson
Delicious!: a novel by Ruth Reichl
The recipe box by Sandra Lee
The girls' guide to love and supper clubs by Dana Bate
John Saturnall's feast by Lawrence Norfolk
How to eat a cupcake: a novel by Meg Donohue
A place at the table by Susan Rebecca White
The gallery of regrettable food by James Lileks
The year of eating dangerously: a global adventure in search of culinary extremes by Tom Parker Bowles
The Chopped cookbook: use what you've got to cook something great by Food Network Kitchen
Diners, drive-ins, and dives, the funky finds in flavortown: America's classic joints and killer comfort food by Guy Fieri ; with Ann Volkwein
Own your kitchen: recipes to inspire & empower by Anne Burrell with Suzanne Lenzer ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
Back home with the Neelys: comfort food from our Southern kitchen to yours by Pat and Gina Neely ; with Ann Volkwein ; photographs by Alex Farnum
Barefoot Contessa foolproof: recipes you can trust by Ina Garten ; photographs by Quentin Bacon
Mostly martha [electronic resource] — The head chef at a chic restaurant, Martha has no time for anything - or anyone - else. But, Martha's solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's eight-year-old daughter, Lina, to her doorstep.
A wedding for bella [electronic resource] — By day Dominic Pyzola is a corporate raider and by night an Italian pastry chef. Upon learning that his upstairs neighbor and surrogate mother, Bella, has fallen seriously ill, he determines to see Bella's long time dream come true by marrying Bella's daughter.
Love's kitchen [electronic resource] — Rob Haley, an up-and-coming chef and restaurateur in London, is grief-stricken when he loses his wife. With encouragement from his infamous friend and real life TV Chef Gordon Ramsay, Rob decides to spice up his life by turning a run-down country pub into a gourmet restaurant.
Burger town [electronic resource] by Scott Entertainment ; producer, Steve Sobel ; directors, Dann Linck, Gary Licker — A tasty, colorful tour of the Los Angeles burger and Drive-In scene that also traces its Americana roots from post World War II through the 1990s.
Currant Creek Valley by RaeAnne Thayne
Hot under pressure by Louisa Edwards
A Madaris bride for Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson
You're the one by Robin Kaye
Burning down the spouse by Dakota Cassidy
Harvest moon by Robyn Carr
Looking for a book (or audiobook or movie) to complete a badge? Come into the library and grab a bundle. Bundles are two or three similar items which we've bundled together. Maybe they are read-alikes for a popular author, or perhaps they all share a theme. Convenient and fun--pick one up today!
Ratatouille [videodisc] by Walt Disney Pictures presents a Pixar Animation Studios film — A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession.
Julie & Julia [videodisc] — Julia Child's life is intertwined with the life of Julie Powell who decides to cook every recipe in Child's book "Mastering the art of French cooking" over the course of one year.
Chocolat [videodisc] by Miramax Films ; produced by David Brown, Kit Golden, Leslie Holleran ; screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs ; directed by Lasse Hallström — A single mother opens a chocolate shop in rural France - with Sunday hours - and meets resistance from the rigidly moral community. But, as the townspeople discover their delicious products, attitudes change.
Waitress [videodisc] by Night and Day Pictures — A young married waitress who bakes wonderful pies discovers that she is pregnant, and as she begins to write letters to her child her life begins to change.
Nom nom paleo [electronic resource]: Food for Humans by Michelle Tam
Consider the fork [electronic resource]: a history of how we cook and eat by Bee Wilson ; with illustrations by Annabel Lee
Midwest sweet baking history [electronic resource]: delectable classics around Lake Michigan by Jenny Lewis CCE, CHE
The book of salt [electronic resource] by Monique Truong
The recipe box [electronic resource] by Sandra Lee
A taste for murder [electronic resource] by Claudia Bishop
The sweet life in paris [electronic resource] by David Lebovitz
Life, on the line [electronic resource]: [a chef''s story of chasing greatness, facing death, and redefining the way we eat] by Grant Achatz and Nick Kokonas
Cooked [electronic resource] [a natural history of transformation] by Michael Pollan
The guest cat by Takahashi Hiraide ; translated by Eric Selland
Family affair by Debbie Macomber
Cupid Cats by Katie MacAlister, Vicki Lewis Thompson & Connie Brockway
Tails of wonder and imagination by edited by Ellen Datlow
The cat's meow by Emily Carmichael
The nine lives of Christmas by Sheila Roberts
What the cat saw by Carolyn Hart
Memoirs About Dogs — Some of these titles may also be available as books on CD or e-books and a few have been made into DVDs:
The puppy diaries: raising a dog named Scout by Jill Abramson
A dog for all seasons: a memoir by Patti Sherlock
Drinking with Miss Dutchie: a memoir by Ed Breslin