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VB Reads...Regional Cookbook and Cooking Lit

Hosted by Bellingham Farmers Market Director Caprice Teske and Village Books Marketing Director Mary Vermillion, this group meets 4-5 p.m. the first Wednesday of most months on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven to discuss a featured cookbook or cooking literature. Special guests such as local farmers, chefs, and authors often attend. Members are welcome to purchase food and beverages from Evolve Chocolate + Cafe.

Wednesday, February 6th, 4:00pm

Let's Stay In: More than 120 Recipes to Nourish the People You Love by Ashley Rodriguez

A Cozy Take on Meals Will Have You Stoking the Home Fires!
Author Ashley Rodriguez has focused her career on teaching people the importance of a good meal at home, first with Date Night In, a relationship cookbook that brought the romance back to home-cooked meals at home. For her next book, she's turning the focus outward. Let's Stay In is all about effortless hospitality, meaningful family meals, and an appreciation for the magic of meals shared with others. Families, neighbors, friends, and loved ones will find a different kind of love around the table together, connecting over memorable meals. The recipes walk you through every meal of the day with delicious breakfasts, easy lunches, and inviting dinners.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780762490578
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Running Press Adult - October 9th, 2018

Wednesday, March 6th, 4:00pm

Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors by Andrea Nguyen

Drawing on decades of experience, as well as the cooking hacks her mom adopted after fleeing from Vietnam to America, award-winning author Andrea Nguyen shows you how to use easy-to-find ingredients to create true Vietnamese flavors at home—fast. With Nguyen as your guide, there’s no need to take a trip to a specialty grocer for favorites such as banh mi, rice paper rolls, and pho, as well as recipes for Honey-Glazed Pork Riblets, Chile Garlic Chicken Wings, Vibrant Turmeric Coconut Rice, and No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream. Nguyen’s tips and tricks for creating Viet food from ingredients at national supermarkets are indispensable, liberating home cooks and making everyday cooking easier.

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$24.99
ISBN: 9780399580352
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Ten Speed Press - February 5th, 2019

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.

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$29.95
ISBN: 9781682682418
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Countryman Press - October 16th, 2018

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.

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By Nik Sharma, John Birdsall (Foreword by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9781452163994
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - October 2nd, 2018

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 1st, 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: On Our Shelves Now
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: On Our Shelves Now
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!