This is a glorious cookbook. Joan Nathan clearly relishes the preparation of good food. But what adds depth to this cookbook is the history behind the recipes and the author’s contagious appreciation for the history, culture, and faith that influenced the evolution of the recipes. A simple Moroccan Beet and Orange Salad recipe leads off with a discussion of the role of beets in the Iraqi diet – they were considered to be an antidote to leprosy and skin diseases.
The recipes offer surprising combinations that reflect the many countries that the Jewish people have lived– Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Hot Pepper, for example.
If you are looking for a simple recipe for a transcendent taste experience: try the Flourless Chocolate Cake recipe
Having family over for Thanksgiving this year? Not sure what to make? We have the perfect thing to help you out! We have hundreds of cookbooks to help you find the perfect recipe for your holiday table. You can find recipes for Creamy Mashed Potatoes from the Pioneer Woman or Southern Corn Bread Dressing from Paula Deen. Or maybe you want something with a bit of flair, you can borrow one of Julia Child’s cookbooks and make a Rum-Cake Caramel Custard Flambee.
Need inspiration for your tablescape? We can help with that too. Learn how to create an edible centerpiece with Edible Party Bouquets. Not sure where the two prong fork goes in a table setting? Check out one of our etiquette books to find out where it should go and what it’s supposed to be used for.
You’ve made the food and set the table the only thing left is what to drink. We have several books to help you pair your meal with the perfect wine, beer, coffee, or tea. For example a Cabernet Sauvignon will go perfect with Thanksgiving dinner but you might switch to a Pinot Noir for cold turkey leftovers the next day.
No matter what your holiday plans are, we can help you make it a success!
Do you love homemade ice cream but don’t own an ice cream maker? Here is the book for you! An added bonus to making your own ice cream: using all natural ingredients and/or locally grown ingredients. Inside this delectable book you will find recipes like these:
Hazelnut Ice Cream
3 cups hazelnuts
1 cup milk
13 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
pinch of salt
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
4 large ripe mangos: peeled, pitted, and chunked
finely grated zest and juice of small lime
pinch of salt
You can find this book on our New Book Shelves. For other ice cream and frozen dessert recipes look in our Home Glade in the 641s or ask at the desk.