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VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, April 3rd, 4:00pm

Home Cooking with Kate McDermott by Kate McDermott

When she isn't making pie, Kate McDermott has people to feed. From roasted chicken and veggies for Sunday supper to batches of hearty soup to reheat when there's no time to cook, this practical cookbook focuses on staple recipes for people who aren't looking for a part-time job in the kitchen. Using ingredients that can be found in any supermarket and techniques that every home cook needs, McDermott shares tasty and repeatable meals for friends and family. Like those in Art of the Pie, these recipes are accompanied by moving stories--from anecdotes of single motherhood to building a home in the foothills of the Olympic mountains. Andrew Scrivani's stunning photographs appear throughout.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, May 1st, 4:00pm

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma, John Birdsall (Foreword by)

Season introduces home cooks to a new way to cook and think about flavor. More than a modern Indian cookbook, it walks readers through the range of healthy ingredients, techniques, and cooking with spices including turmeric, saffron, and za'atar in the warm and clear style familiar to fans of Nik's award-winning food blog, A Brown Table.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, June 5th, 4:00pm

Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures by Dirty Gourmet, Emily Nielson, Aimee Trudeau

Now, their new book, Dirty Gourmet: Food for Your Outdoor Adventures, extends their mission to get more people to eat well outdoors and have fun doing it! It emphasizes healthy eating with fresh ingredients, efficient techniques, and global flavors. Breakfast, trail meals, sweet and savory snacks, dinners, appetizers, side dishes, desserts, even refreshing camp drinks--it's all here Camp cooks can choose recipes based on the type of activity they are pursuing--from picnics, day hikes, and car camping to backcountry adventures by foot, bike, or paddle--as well as find recipes perfect for large groups

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 07/03/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, July 3rd, 4:00pm

Jam Session: A Fruit-Preserving Handbook by Joyce Goldstein

Jam Session is the lushly photographed and selective guide to making all-natural fruit preserves, organized by type of fruit and seasonal availability, with descriptions of the best varieties for preserving plus master recipes and contemporary variations for each type of fruit. Former restaurant chef/owner, culinary historian, and master preserver Joyce Goldstein includes straightforward, no-fail instructions for canning fruit preserves, along with serving ideas for using preserves for much more than toast, including Mango-Lime Jam to elevate pork tenderloin, Pickled Peaches to perk up fried chicken, and Apricot Jam to glaze cake. Packed with ideas, 75 time-tested recipes, and gorgeous photographs of produce, process, and finished fruit preserves, preserving newcomers and veterans alike will find Goldstein's handbook just the right amount of instruction and inspiration.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 08/07/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, August 7th, 4:00pm

Cooking Scrappy: 100 Recipes to Help You Stop Wasting Food, Save Money, and Love What You Eat by Joel Gamoran, Katie Couric (Foreword by)

Think outside of the recipe box—learn to be creative when it comes to making food. Resourcefulness is an essential part of cooking; Gamoran’s experiences in culinary schools and as a professional chef have taught him that everything in the kitchen can, and should, be used. His relaxed laid-back tone tackles a serious subject. It embraces a lifestyle that eliminates waste, helps the environment, and enables home cooks to stretch their food budgets.

Cooking Scrappy saves you money, helps to save the planet, and ups your cooking game. Joel stands for the bruised, the forgotten, and the back of the fridge. Will you stand with him?!

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 09/04/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, September 4th, 4:00pm

PNW Veg: 100 Vegetable Recipes Inspired by the Local Bounty of the Pacific Northwest by Kim O'Donnel

Simply delicious, healthy “vegetable-forward” recipes are at the heart of this cookbook that celebrates the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. From simple weeknight meals to on-the-go snacks and sweet- tooth satisfying desserts, this book gives you over 100 ways to celebrate seasonal produce, with recipes like Sweet Corn and Red Lentil Soup, Baked Pasta and Greens Casserole, Cherry Fro-Yo, and more. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will be eager to eat their vegetables, and the convenient gluten-free and dairy-free symbols make navigating the book a breeze for reader with dietary restrictions.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, October 2nd, 4:00pm

The Myrtlewood Cookbook: Pacific Northwest Home Cooking by Andrew Barton, Peter Schweitzer (Photographs by)

Experience beautiful home cooking that takes its cues from the kitchen gardens and forest harvests of the Pacific Northwest. Andrew Barton and his friends run Secret Restaurant Portland, a monthly supper club. After hosting dinners for five years, a culinary style emerged that reflected his practical approach to cooking: accessible recipes alive with flavor, lovely on the plate and the palate. The Myrtlewood Cookbook brings forth 100 recipes that amplify the tastes, colors, and textures of summer tomatoes, fall mushrooms, winter roots, and spring greens. You will gain nearly as much from reading these recipes as from cooking them. Whether you are inspired to make Nettle Dumplings in Sorrel Broth, Candied Tomato Puttanesca, or Russet/Rye Apple Pie, be prepared to swoon under the spell of Myrtlewood.*
 
*The Myrtlewood tree is found on the same ground as fiddlehead ferns, nettles, and other wild foods characteristic of the Pacific Northwest. The plates, bowls and cutting boards carved from Myrtlewood shown in this book connect to the land where this cookbook was created.

VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 4:00pm
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Wednesday, November 6th, 4:00pm

Pasta, Pretty Please: A Vibrant Approach to Handmade Noodles by Linda Miller Nicholson

Playful and inviting, Pasta, Pretty Please includes recipes, techniques, tips, and inspiration. Linda starts with recipes for basic doughs—standard egg dough, various gnocchi doughs—and works her way up to recipes for dough in many colorful shades. She teaches you just how many colors are pastable and what kinds of pigmented vegetables, fruits, and spices you can use to color your pasta—such as mixing turmeric with parsley for just the right shade of chartreuse, or using activated charcoal powder to create black pasta. She also shows you how to roll out dough, cut and form many pasta shapes, and gives tips for retaining brilliant colors even when cooked.

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