South Branch Staff Picks Category: Food and Drink

Mouth-wateringly good cookbooks

If you like to try new recipes using cookbooks, you are probably drawn to cookbooks with appealing photos of the finished creations. Nothing gets us more excited about trying to make a new dish than seeing a mouth-watering photo in a cookbook. Here are our suggestions for a few new cookbooks to check out!

Sunny's Kitchen book cover

Although not every single recipe is accompanied by a photo, the majority do have a picture of the finished dish. Additionally, what we love about this cookbook is the variety of cuisines found  in this cookbook, from gouda-stuffed burgers to curry-lime pork kabobs to scorched red snapper with Bahamian hot sauce.

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Food Fast book coverWith full color photos of each recipe on every page, this cookbook is bound to make your stomach rumble. And, one of the best features of this cookbook is that each recipe is no more than 5-7 ingredients with either pantry staples or easy to find grocery items.

 

 

 

 

 

 

the big book of cookies book cover

Whether you are looking for an easy enhancement to cookies from a mix or a fresh from scratch recipe, this book is for you. Chocolate lovers can choose from recipes such as Chocolate-Banana Bread Cookies and Chocolate Crinkles or adorable Chocolate Reindeer Cookies that are a snap to decorate. For those looking for something a little different, you can try the Maple-Walnut Shortbread Cookies or Whoopie Pies. There are even brownie recipes in here and for those of us in a hurry, there are several delicious looking bar cookie recipes.

 

 

 

just cook it: 145 built-to-be-easy recipes that are totally delicious book cover

Though not every single recipe in this book is accompanied by a photo, the majority do have a mouth-watering photo showing the finished dish. Although the ingredients are simple and easy to find, this cookbook is full of unusual dishes not found in just any run-of-the-mill cookbook. From Fideos with Lamb Sausage, Chickpeas and Mint to California-Style Fattoush and even desserts such as DIY Chocolate Truffles with just 3 simple ingredients. Plus, with handy tips for cooking basics and easy to follow instructions, even novice cooks will enjoy trying out the new recipes here.

 

 

 

meatless: more than 200 of the very best vegetarian recipes book cover

For anyone looking for alternatives to 50 ways to prepare tofu, this is the book for you! Focusing more on veggie heavy recipes such as Eggplant Parmesan Stacks or Vegetable-Barley Potpies and less on vegetarian staples with soy-based protein (although there are a few tofu-based recipes in here as well), this book is a great way to change things up for the vegetarian cook tired of the same old thing.

Cupcakes de la PRIMROSE BAKERY

¿Le encanta la repostería pero no tiene mucho tiempo? ¿Le da pánico recetas de muchos ingredientes y veinte pasos en las instrucciones? ¿Busca una forma simple de hacer cupcakes pero no le gusta usar las cajas de pastel? Pues, no busque más. El libro de cocina Cupcakes de la PRIMROSE BAKERY es el libro de repostería de cupcakes para Usted. Con listas razonables de ingredientes de cosas que se pueden encontrar fácilmente en cualquier supermercado, instrucciones simples y claras y grandes fotos en color de cupcakes que se pueden decorar (mayormente) con decoraciones sencillos como fruta o adornos que se encuentran en la mayoría de tiendas de manualidades, este es el libro de cupcakes para llevarse a casa.

Si le gusta la repostería, aquí hay más libros que le podrían interesar. Búsquelos aquí en la biblioteca.

 

Galletas Deliciosas: 50 Recetas Fáciles e Irresistibles

 

 

 

Cake Keeper Cakes

 

 

 

Paso>a>Paso Repostería y Panadería

 

 

Reviewed by Rachel L.

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog

Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog

Calling all dogs! Did you know that in the United States hot dogs are also called red hots? Read all about the fascinating history of the hot dog in Hot Diggity Dog.  From its 1860’s arrival in America to extreme eating contest, reading this book just might make you hungry.

Books you may also like: Science Experiments You Can Eat by Vicki Cobb, The United States Cookbook: Fabulous Foods and Fascinating Facts from All 50 States

1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day from Food Network Magazine

Food Network Magazine. 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day

Food Network Magazine. 1,000 Easy Recipes: Super Fun Food for Every Day

Quick, easy and delicious recipes compiled in one easy-to-read cookbook – just what a busy chef needs!  This collection includes breakfast, appetizer, main course, drink and dessert recipes to suit every taste and schedule.  The mix and match format of the book makes it “super fun” to use!  This reviewer recommends trying one of the 35 crostini recipes – yum!

You may also like: Now eat this!: 150 of America’s Favorite Comfort Foods, All Under 350 Calories by Rocco DiSpirito

By bcorrigan

Afrodita : cuentos, recetas y otros afrodisíacos

Como su  título nos dice: cuentos, recetas y otros afrodisíacos son lo que encontraras en este libro de Isabel  Allende. Isabel Allende con ayuda de Carmen Balcells, su madre y Robert Shekter;  aportando “afrodisiacas” recetas y sensuales ilustraciones respectivamente. Nos traen este libro que hombres como mujeres disfrutaran.