2017-10-02 / BookBag

Tastes of Fall

Fall is my favorite time of year (if it’s not snowing). I love the smell of the air. I love the sound of the leaves swishing as you walk through them. I also love the amazing food associated with this time of year: pumpkin-spice what-have-you, chili, risotto and hot chocolate. Google is great when searching for a specific recipe, but for inspiration I turn to a good old-fashioned cookbook — with pictures! There’s always some new concoction that will catch my eye. Here are a few just added to your friendly neighborhood library.

Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables
by Joshua McFadden with Martha Holmberg
Centre County residents are mindful of our gardens, crop-shares, and what we put in our tummies. This new addition to Schlow’s collection of cookbooks will help make use of all those seasonal vegetables. With more than 225 recipes and color illustrations, the reader is sure to find a new recipe to tempt picky tastebuds. A chef and farmer based in Oregon, McFadden collects ideas easy enough for the novice too.

Ready or Not!: 150+ Make-Ahead, Make-Over, and Make-Now Recipes by Nom Nom Paleo
by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong
This book is fun to use for meal ideas. It’s also fun to read. Presented in a graphic novel format, the cute illustrations and comments will entertain as well as enlighten. These easy-to-follow ideas are lauded by chefs, New York Times bestselling authors and ordinary Joes and Janes alike. Also check out their first book, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans.

Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
by Nicole Hunn
We often think that moving to a special diet will require us to spend more. Well, here’s a book, with a new second edition released this month, for those of us who can’t afford a lot of the rarer ingredients but are still cutting out or cutting down on gluten. Nicole Hunn’s blog of the same name has been featured in the New York Times and on MSN Money. The book opens with recommendations on where and when to purchase various ingredients, too.

Candy Is Magic: Real Ingredients, Modern Recipes
by Jami Curl
If you’ve been to the candy counter with your kiddo lately, you may have taken a peek at the ingredients. Half of them I can’t pronounce. Savvy cooks and bakers will want to test their skills on Curl’s all-natural candy-making cookbook. With ideas for lollipops, gumdrops, ice cream and more, these delicious-looking treats are sure to appeal to the tastebuds while refraining from all those weird dyes.

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