By Francie Labriola,
Continuing Resources Supervisor, Magazines & Newspapers Division
I’ve always loved cooking and baking, but as the pandemic dragged on, even I’ve gotten tired of it. So it’s helped to explore some new cookbooks to get fresh ideas and inspiration. This year has produced some fabulous cookbooks, and these are some of my favorites.
Over 150 recipes with beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow instructions with helpful suggestions for substitutions. The book includes both sweet and savory recipes, so there is something for everyone.
Nigella Lawson is one of my favorite cookbook authors, and this collection does not disappoint. Each recipe comes with a story, a photograph, and easy-to-follow instructions.
This book is great for the novice cook. The recipes are simple and explain basic cooking techniques.
Discover some great vegan recipes for quick weeknight meals. The book includes recommendations for stocking a vegan pantry.
If you’re looking to expand your vegetarian cooking technique and like Indian food, this is a great place to start. The recipes are clearly written and include readily available ingredients.
This is the latest cookbook from the popular winner of the Great British Baking Show. Some of the recipes in this book require more time and some unusual ingredients, but it’s worth the effort.
Despite production difficulties and supply chain issues, 2021 still produced some great content. We asked ASCPL staff to share their personal “Best of” lists from this past year, and they responded enthusiastically. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing the “best” picture books, cookbooks, pop music, movies, and more, according to the experts on staff here at ASCPL. Click on any image above to reserve the item in our catalog. Enjoy!