Vegetarian/ Vegan Cooking
Vegan holiday cooking from Candle Cafe: celebratory menus and recipes from New York's premier plant-based restaurants by Joy Pierson, Angel Ramos, & Jorge Pineda ; photography by Jim Franco ; forewords by Alicia Silverstone and Laura and Woody Harrelson
Vegan holiday kitchen: more than 200 delicious, festive recipes for special occasions by Nava Atlas ; photographs by Susan Voisin
How to cook everything vegetarian: simple recipes for great food by Mark Bittman ; Illustrations by Alan Witschonke
For those who cannot cook well or do not enjoy it
The can't cook book: 100+ recipes for the absolutely terrified! by Jessica Seinfeld ; photographs by John Kernick ; cover photography by Mark Seliger ; design & illustrations by 3&Co. ; food styling by Sara Quessenberry
Michigan herb cookbook by Suzanne Breckenridge & Marjorie Snyder
Guide to Michigan vegetable gardening by James A. Fizzell
The Midwest fruit and vegetable book by James A. Fizzell
Our Michigan: ethnic tales & recipes by edited by Carole Eberly ; cover by Toni Gorkin, ill. by Beverly Woodard
The history of Michigan wines: 150 years of winemaking along the Great Lakes by Lorri Hathaway & Sharon Kegerreis
The school of essential ingredients [sound recording] by Erica Bauermeister
The blue room [sound recording] by Madeleine Peyroux
The autistic brain: thinking across the spectrum by Temple Grandin and Richard Panek
Fatherhood: and other stories by Thomas H. Cook
Celebrate the Julia Child centennial cooking up some French cuisine or reading a dishy biography. Bon appetit!
Appetite for life: the biography of Julia Child by Noel Riley Fitch
As always, Julia: the letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto: food, friendship, and the making of a masterpiece by selected and edited by Joan Reardon
A covert affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant
Trail of crumbs: hunger, love, and the search for home: a memoir by Kim Sunee — one woman's story of the strength, perseverance, and passion that food brought to her life. At the age of three Kim Sunée was abandoned at a South Korean marketplace by her mother. Left with only a handful of food Sunée survived three days and nights before a she was found by a police officer. Adopted by a family in New Orleans she was one of two Asian children in her community growing up. At 21 she became involved with a French businessman, moved abroad, and gained the title of stepmother to his eight year old daughter. Throughout her journey whenever she felt uneasy, lonely or out of place preparing and cooking gourmet meals brought her comfort and calm.
The year of eating dangerously: a global adventure in search of culinary extremes by Tom Parker Bowles — In this book, Bowles travels to ‘hot’ culinary locales around the world to sample the unique and sometimes bizarre cuisine. He examines the relativity of food and proclaims that "one man’s pea is another man’s tripe."
Emeril at the grill: a cookbook for all seasons by Emeril Lagasse ; with photography by Steven Freeman
Veggie burgers every which way by Lukas Volger ; photographs by Christina Heaston
Good times, good grilling: surefire, fun food for great grill parties by Cheryl and Bill Jamison
Cooking the West African way: revised and expanded to include new low-fat and vegetarian recipes by Bertha Vining Montgomery and Constance Nabwire
Simply Ming one-pot meals: quick, healthy & affordable recipes by Ming Tsai & Arthur Boehm
Cooking up a storm by Sam Stern, with Susan Stern
Teens cook dessert by Megan and Jill Carle, with Judi Carle
Your cupcakes should be from the same recipe so our three judges are all tasting the same thing. Prizes will be awarded for the winners in the following three age categories:
- Tweens (Ages 11-12)
- Teens (Ages 13-18)
- Adults (above age 18)
[cupcakes with a reading list by shimelle is licensed under CC BY 2.0]
Making artisan chocolates: flavor-infused chocolates, truffles, and confections by Andrew Garrison Shotts ; photography by Madeline Polss — Since December 29th is National Chocolate Day, do not let the chance to explore the art and world of chocolate escape you. In this book, you will get the chance to immerse yourself in the creation of chocolate that is to die for. Don't forget the artistic flair to make your new delights a one of a kind treat!
If you're a foodie who enjoys listening to audiobooks and a fan of Joanna Fluke's Hannah Swenson's mysteries you might enjoy:
Death in paradise [sound recording] by Carolyn Hart
The merlot murders [sound recording]: a wine country mystery by Ellen Crosby
A dilly of a death [sound recording] by Susan Wittig Albert
Kitchen garden: month by month by Alan Buckingham — Month-to-month advice on growing produce in your backyard and obtaining a degree of sustainability. Useful illustrations and plant information are included. Vegetable, herb, and flower care instructions in a format that is easy to follow.