Cary's Shelf: Cook Something Bold!

Published Thursday, November 4, 2021
November 8th is "Cook Something Bold" Day!

I will admit up front that I'm not a good cook. Not at all. My idea of "cuisine" is tuna casserole with peas. But I wish I enjoyed cooking as so many of you do -- with enthusiasm and variety. So, this post if for anyone out there who loves to cook and is ready to shake things up.

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Recipes with a masterly blend of texture, acidity, heat, and seasonality in food.

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Foodheim: A Culinary Adventure

" . . . the culinary bible for modern food freaks, showing you how to throw epic parties, suck the marrow out of life, and cook better than your grandmother."

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Bibi's Kitchen: the recipes and stories of grandmothers from the eight African countries that touch the Indian Ocean

Grandmothers from eight eastern African countries welcome you into their kitchens to share flavorful recipes and stories of family, love, and tradition in this transporting cookbook-meets-travelogue.

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Heroes' Feast: the Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook

"All are welcome to join this world of create-your-own-adventure-style cooking, baking, and mixology to compliment even the most intense game nights. There are so many magical masterpieces and delicious delicacies—diverse enough to suit the tastes of even the hungriest and pickiest creatures."

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Sumac: Recipes and Stories from Syria

This unusual personal memoir-cookbook hybrid covers all the essentials common to Syrian culinary collections, with a spotlight on seasonings and sauces. Each section begins with one of the author's memorable family traditions.

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The Pepper Thai Cookbook

This varied cookbook includes an ingredient guide for common substitutions, using simple ingredients, with recipes that aren't too complicated for an every day home cook.

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About the Author

Cary is our Development & Outreach Librarian. Her idea of a perfect day is a complete stereotype: reading or watching British crime fiction with a cup of hot tea close at hand, her favorite quilt, and her cat Clio on her lap.