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  • Christmas is Coming

    I don't want to alarm anyone, but Christmas is coming; in fact it's less than two months away. Now, it's still entirely too early to be putting up tinsel and whatnot, but it is absolutely time to get on the waiting lists for these new Christmas cookbooks! I'm personally very much looking...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is maybe one of our simpler holidays. We give thanks for what we have and we eat good food. The giving thanks part usually doesn't require a lot of preparation; maybe just a few minutes quiet consideration. The good food, on the other hand, can sometimes be a challenge. Last November...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 11-03-2012
  • My Cooking Class Book Series

    A new series of cookbooks has recently caught my attention. The My Cooking Class series includes Vegetable Basics , Sauce Basics , Chocolate Basics , Steaming Basics and Middle Eastern Basics . All the books have large color photographs to illustrate every recipe. I'm looking forward to spending...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 03-22-2011
  • Geeking Out in the Kitchen

    I've always thought if you can read a recipe, you can cook, more or less. However, I've been told this simply isn't true and that there are actually very smart people who fail miserably in the kitchen. This past summer O'Reilly , a publisher I usually associate with software manuals,...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 01-13-2011
  • An Almost Overwhelming Selection of Yummy Cupcake Books

    Cupcakes are for everyone! Who doesn't love cupcakes? They're fun, they're delicious and they can be easy to make. There are more than a dozen books devoted to cupcakes here at EVPL! Hello, Cupcake! and What's New Cupcake? by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson are good choices if you want...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 08-07-2010
  • Halloween is Almost Here

    Halloween is almost here and new books for Halloween have been arriving at the library over the past month. Here are the two that have me most excited: Ghoulish Goodies by Sharon Bowers is a whole 150-page cookbook just for Halloween! Extreme Halloween by Tom Nardone covers a broader range of Halloween...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 10-01-2009
  • Cooking Knowledge for College: Vegetarian Edition

    When I decided to become a vegetarian in the fall of my third year at University of Southern Indiana, Carole Raymond's Student's Vegetarian Cookbook quickly became a favorite of mine. It isn't intimidating like a lot of the vegetarian cookbooks I'd looked at before it. Its recipes generally...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-02-2009
  • Cooking Knowledge for College

    If you're ready to try cooking something more than Hamburger Helper, check out these books: College Cooking: Feed Yourself and Your Friends by Megan & Jill Carle, The Healthy College Cookbook by Alexandra Nimetz, Jason Stanley & Emeline Starr and The Everything College Cookbook: 300 Hassle...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by Shh_ImReading@evpl on 09-01-2009
  • Notes on Cooking

    Whether you're a total novice or a more seasoned cook, Notes on Cooking: A Short Guide to an Essential Craft is a great basic book on the ins and outs of cooking - just basic cooking. Not French cooking, or Indian Cooking, or sushi-making - just the basic rules of the kitchen. For instance - did...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by librarianinheels@evpl on 08-26-2009
  • Why I will never Master the Art of French Cooking

    Lately I have been doing a bit of catching up on my reading. My most recent audiobook is Julie & Julia by Julie Powell, read by the author. For those of you unfamiliar with the book and /or new movie, Julie Powell was a young New Yorker in a dead-end job and seeking some sort of meaning in her life...
    Posted to Books Blog (Weblog) by myzticrhythmz@evpl on 08-22-2009
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