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VB Reads...Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Join Diana from 4-5pm the first Wednesday of most months, on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven to discuss a featured cookbook or cooking literature selection. Members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.

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

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$24.95
ISBN: 9781680511291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Skipstone Press - April 6th, 2018

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.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780399579615
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lorena Jones Books - June 26th, 2018

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?!

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By Joel Gamoran, Katie Couric (Foreword by)
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062862945
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Wave - October 9th, 2018

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.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781632170538
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - May 9th, 2017

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.

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By Andrew Barton, Peter Schweitzer (Photographs by)
$27.95
ISBN: 9781632171412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Sasquatch Books - October 3rd, 2017

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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$28.50
ISBN: 9780062674937
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow Cookbooks - October 16th, 2018

Wednesday, December 4th, 4:00pm

We'll be choosing titles for 2020!