Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Let's Get Cooking! Reading is So Delicious and Eating is Too! Try Out These Tasty Cookbooks!

Imagine the decadent smells of exotic dishes wafting through the air like spicy fried dumpling-like morsels such as Akkra from Jamaica or savory Stuffed Green Peppers and Potatoes from Hungary as they busily cook away on your stove top. You could also choose to reminisce of a simpler time by devouring a bowl of a colonial American breakfast favorite, Hasty Pudding.

All these recipes and more can be found in the many cookbooks lining our shelves. From homespun Italian dishes to romantic and elegant French delicacies, the Oak Brook Public Library will have you taste buds tingling for one of these meals.

The following cookbooks will leave you "hungry" for more wonderful cooking experiences and tasty treats!

The Spatulatta Cookbook by Isabella and Olivia Gerasole (J 641.5 GER)

The Colonial Cook by Bobbie Kalman (J 641.5 KAL)  (Hasty Pudding recipe p. 19)

Cooking the Caribbean Way by Cheryl Davidson Kaufman (J 641.5 KAU) (Akkra recipe  p. 52)

The Mix-It-Up Cookbook: Make More Than 100 Dishes from 18 Basic Recipes! Published by American Girl Library (J 641.5 Mix)

Cooking the Hungarian Way by Magdolina Hargittai (J 641.594 HAR) (Stuffed Green Peppers with Potatoes recipe  p. 54)