Books To Read in November From Sherrod Library

The New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle“In The New Southern Garden Cookbook, Sheri Castle aims to make ‘what’s in season’ the answer to ‘what’s for dinner?’ This timely cookbook, with dishes for omnivores and vegetarians alike, celebrates and promotes delicious, healthful homemade meals centered on the diverse array of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in the South, and in most of the rest of the nation as well. Increased attention to the health benefits and environmental advantages of eating locally, Castle notes, is inspiring Americans to partake of the garden by raising their own kitchen plots, visiting area farmers’ markets and pick-your-own farms, and signing up for CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) boxes from local growers. The New Southern Garden Cookbook offers over 300 brightly flavored recipes that will inspire beginning and experienced cooks, southern or otherwise, to take advantage of seasonal delights. Castle has organized the cookbook alphabetically by type of vegetable or fruit, building on the premise that when cooking with fresh produce, the ingredient, not the recipe, is the wiser starting point. While some dishes are inspired by traditional southern recipes, many reveal the goodness of gardens in new, contemporary ways. Peppered with tips, hints, and great stories, these pages make for good food and a good read.”

The Art of Eating Cookbook“From his first newsletter, issued in 1986, through today’s beautiful full-color magazine, Edward Behr has offered companionship and creativity to avid culinary enthusiasts, including some of America’s most famous chefs. This book collects the best recipes of the magazine’s past twenty-five years—from classic appetizer and vegetable side dishes to meat entrees and desserts. Each section or recipe is introduced with a note on its relevant cultural history or the particular technique it uses, revealing how competing French and Italian cultural influences have shaped contemporary American cuisine.”

The Hakka Cookbook“Veteran food writer Linda Lau Anusasananan opens the world of Hakka cooking to Western audiences in this fascinating chronicle that traces the rustic cuisine to its roots in a history of multiple migrations. Beginning in her grandmother’s kitchen in California, Anusasananan travels to her family’s home in China, and from there fans out to embrace Hakka cooking across the globe—including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Peru, and beyond. More than thirty home cooks and chefs share their experiences of the Hakka diaspora as they contribute over 140 recipes for everyday Chinese comfort food as well as more elaborate festive specialties.This book likens Hakka cooking to a nomadic type of’soul food,’or a hearty cooking tradition that responds to a shared history of hardship and oppression. Earthy, honest, and robust, it reflects the diversity of the estimated 75 million Hakka living in China and greater Asia, and in scattered communities around the world—yet still retains a core flavor and technique. Anusasananan’s deep personal connection to the tradition, together with her extensive experience testing and developing recipes, make this book both an intimate journey of discovery and an exciting introduction to a vibrant cuisine.”

The Healthy Get Cookbook“A soothing and flavorful collection of 120 recipes for broths, fermented foods, greens, salads, meats, and more, proving that healing your digestive system doesn’t have to be bland and boring. If you’re seeking to alleviate Leaky Gut Syndrome – or if you follow a GAPS, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Paleo, or gluten-free diet – you will find delicious relief within the pages of Healthy Gut Cookbook. With 120 recipes – and up to 30 variations – for bone broths, fermented foods, soups, yogurt, meat and fish dishes, appetizers, and desserts, you can heal yourself without having to compromise on flavor. Go beyond the recipes themselves and learn more about Leaky Gut Syndrome and its stages of healing, as well as the Leaky Gut Diet program, how to prepare for it, and what to expect. Healthy Gut Cookbook includes tips on preparing your kitchen and pantry for the diet, how to save time and money in preparing recommended foods, and advice on choosing the right supplements to go along with the diet. Plans to target your specific health issue allow you to get the most out of the Healthy Gut Diet, and expert tips guide you in maintaining gut health beyond the intensive stages of the plan. With the help of Healthy Gut Cookbook, you will soon be well on your way to healing, without having to leave your love of food behind.”

The Chopra Center Cookbook“The food at the world-famous Chopra Center for Well Being is designed to delight the senses, enliven vitality, and tap into the joy of being alive. Now, Deepak Chopra, David Simon, and Leanne Backer offer you marvelous recipes from this extraordinary place of healing-showing how nature provides us with all the nutrients we need to create meals that are delicious as well as nutritious. Combining modern nutritional science and Ayurveda, the most ancient healing system on the planet, The Chopra Center Cookbook features more than 200 appetizing, easy-to-prepare recipes and 30 days of balanced meal plans. You’ll discover a new world of flavor and enjoyment with these low-fat dishes as the authors show you how to eat food that is good for you, re-establish the mind-body connection, and reverse the aging process.”