The Solace of Cooking

We as humans love to socialize, especially going out to restaurants, and our hearts go out to all those workers affected in these difficult times.  With the shelter in place order, we are unable to come together in public but can rediscover the healing power of sharing a delicious home cooked meal.   Many of us already love to cook and find it one of the most comforting ways to relax.  The fun you can have preparing a meal together, letting children help, or enjoying as a solo activity is a special and satisfying thing.  Now is a great time to bring that sense of solace to your life and can be a great mental separation from the end of your day working from home.  We have highlighted some of our favorite cookbooks from our stock, including a couple of mini books on drink pairing.   

Personal staff highlights:
Griffin loves Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman – “I am absolutely OBSESSED with Roman’s lemon turmeric tea cake, and was thrilled to start cooking through these recipes -- intuitive but surprising, full of fresh, bright flavor, and easy enough that they actually turn out delicious every time.”


Gena loves Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat – “A cookbook without recipes?  How can that be!  As a fledgling cook, this is a great resource that teaches you how to use four key elements that empower you to create delicious food from what you have on hand.  Secret:  The publisher  made Nosrat include some recipes, so you will have a few to get you started.”

Cookbooks

 

Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780451497017
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Clarkson Potter - October 22nd, 2019

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking Cover Image
By Samin Nosrat, Wendy MacNaughton (Illustrator)
$37.50
ISBN: 9781476753836
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Simon & Schuster - April 25th, 2017

Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781787131316
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Quadrille Publishing - May 21st, 2019

How to Cook Everything—Completely Revised Twentieth Anniversary Edition: Simple Recipes for Great Food Cover Image
$37.00
ISBN: 9781328545435
Availability: Not in stock at store. Will, in most instances, ship from our warehouse in 7-10 days
Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 1st, 2019

Veganomicon, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780738218991
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Da Capo Lifelong Books - September 26th, 2017

Stuff Every Vegetarian Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #21) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781683690054
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Quirk Books - September 26th, 2017

Recipes Every College Student Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #20) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781594749544
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Quirk Books - March 28th, 2017

Stuff Every Wine Snob Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #23) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781683690191
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Quirk Books - February 6th, 2018

Stuff Every Beer Snob Should Know (Stuff You Should Know #22) Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781594749834
Availability: On our shelves now. We will confirm availability.
Published: Quirk Books - February 6th, 2018