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Here are some of the library's best cookbooks.
Seafood Favorites of the Lowcountry is a collection of recipes taken from Taste of the Lowcountry cooking classes held at the Charleston Cooks! Maverick kitchen store in Charleston, South Carolina. The recipes feature the secrets behind this popular regional culinary draw and are perfect for anyone who enjoys regional southern cooking and delicious seafood to eat at home.
"What's exciting and clever about what Jekka has done with this book is that she's focused on a 'hit-list,' her top-50 cooking herbs of all time, and gives you delicious and exciting ways of using them." -- From the foreword.
Jekka McVicar -- whom Jamie Oliver dubbed the "queen of herbs" -- has assembled a special collection of her top-50 favorite herbs. Each herb is described in detail, including its Latin and common names as well as:
Jekka's Herb Cookbook also features 250 original recipes that use her top-50 garden herbs. The recipes include:
There are international recipes, such as salsa verde, and familiar favorites, such as caraway seed cake. Extraordinary color illustrations highlight McVicar's knowledgeable and enthusiastic descriptions.
For cooks and herb gardeners, Jekka's Herb Cookbook is a fascinating guide to using herbs in practical and inspiring recipes.
Who doesn't love the traditional twice-fried potato, our hot and salty friend? This innovative cookbook offers recipes for every kind of fry imaginable, from Parmesan to pesto to sweet potato fries. Try something as familiar as Drive-in French Fries to those as exotic as Pataje Oorlog, a Dutch dish with three different sauces, or Chocolate Fries, a sweet french fry dessert. The book also includes recipes for non-potato fries, such as Fresh Green Bean Fries or Tempura Vegetables with Wasabi Garlic Aioli, and for more than a dozen dips and sauces, from Sweet Onion Mayonnaise to Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce.
The most extensive collection of taco recipes, with perfect pairings for salsas, relishes and beverages.
A spectacular taco bible, this cookbook delivers the best recipes ever. From the crucial choice of the right tortilla to the correct preparation of ingredients and toppings, Kelley Cleary Coffeen's recipes are fun, simple, delicious and economical.
She has included a taco for every member of the family and any and every guest, from authentic Mexican tacos to traditional Americanized tacos as well as an array of creative culinary tacos that have never been done before. Here is a sample of the offerings:
The taco recipes are complemented by recipes for cocktails that are the perfect accompaniment, such as pink Cadillac margarita, Mojito de Mexico, tequila grand and mesilla sangria. The book also includes recipes for authentic flour and corn tortillas, roasted and grilled meats and poultry, refried beans and 100 different vegetables, cheeses and salsas and other sauces. Everything needed to make outstanding taco meals can be found here.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff