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The Honeysuckle Cookbook: 100 Healthy, Feel-Good Recipes to Live Deliciously

The array of fresh and lively dishes in this collection is perfectly suited to entertaining. Lewis has a massive fan base, and her first foray into print is sure to win her plenty of new devotees. This will be an in-demand title.

The Essential New York Times Cookbook: The Recipes of Record

An excellent cookbook that will keep even the most accomplished cook busy and happy.
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Kawaii Resin and Clay Workshop: Crafting Super- Cute Charms, Miniatures, Figures, and More

An excellent instructional book for those pursuing kawaii crafts. The use of resins makes it a better choice for adults but also good for children with adult supervision.

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The Complete Guide to Drawing for Beginners: 21 Step-by-Step Lessons

Highly recommended for aspiring artists of all types, especially those looking for encouragement to give drawing a go.
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Expressive Sketchbooks: Developing Creative Skills, Courage, and Confidence

Wells intends to help artists develop a means of inner and outer exploration of the creative journey by utilizing an expressive sketchbook as a form of journaling. Amateur artists especially may find this guide helpful.
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Cute Crocheted Wild Animals

The wild animals are fun to create and keep, but also to give as gifts for the little ones. This charming book should delight crocheters of all ages.
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Animal Friends To Sew: Simple Handmade Decor, Toys, and Gifts for Kids

Despite this minor quibble, this a charming collection comprised of lovely fabric items ­crafters will enjoy gifting and creating.
 
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Watercolor Success in Four Steps: 150 Skill-Building Projects To Paint

Best used as a supplement to more comprehensive instructional watercolor guides.
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The Making It Guide to Crafting

Fans of the television show will snap this up, and anyone else interested in the world of crafting will find inspiration and cheerful encouragement.
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Macramé: Techniques and Projects for the Complete Beginner

A solid choice for anyone already familiar with macramé, but too advanced for the true beginner.

Mending Life: A Handbook for Repairing Clothes and Hearts

A book to use long after the first reading. Like the garments the authors so carefully tend to, these pages are sure to take on the stains of well-worn, well-loved readings.
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We Are Knitters: Knitspiration To Take Anywhere and Everywhere

A worthwhile overview of knitting for beginners but with interest for more experienced knitters.
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Big Book of Embroidery: 250 Stitches with 29 Creative Projects

A nice set of projects, but a real chapter on designing patterns would elevate this book above the herd. Recommended for craft collections.
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Woodworking: The Complete Step-by-Step Manual

Recommended as a robust addition to any Maker space reference or general craft collection.
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Weekend Makes: Crocheted Toys: 25 Quick and Easy Projects To Make

While the book deviates from standard crochet terminology, the patterns within are certain to appeal to the youngster crowd.
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Making Wow Jewelry: Techniques and Projects for Making a Statement

An excellent guide for the experienced craft hobbyist who wants to create sensational jewelry pieces for a variety of occasions.
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Simple Crocheted Hats: 15 Beautiful Designs To Create with Ease

A nice variety of crochet styles to choose from in an attractive layout with quality instructions and illustrations.
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Sew Step by Step: How To Use Your Sewing Machine To Make, Mend, and Customize

Experienced sewers will find this a handy reference tool. Lavishly illustrated, this is recommended for anyone interested in sewing.
PREMIUM

Fresh from Poland: New Vegetarian Cooking from the Old Country

A light and delicious take on a cuisine often underrepresented in cooking collections. Vegetarian or not, most cooks will find something to savor.
PREMIUM

The Dairy Restaurant

A wonderful survey of a type of restaurant once ubiquitous and now down to a handful. Katchor contributes a worthy and welcome volume to the genre of Kosher cuisine.
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First, Catch: Study of a Spring Meal

Eagle enjoys thinking about food in all its ephemerality and here succeeds in sharing that experience. A solid pick for fans of food writers Nigel Slater, John Thorne, or Laurie Colwin.
PREMIUM

Take One Can: 80 Delicious Meals from the Pantry

For anyone hoping to make a quick, delicious meal from the cans of food in the pantry.
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Meals, Music, and Muses: Recipes from My African American Kitchen

With straightforward instructions, this personal read presents dishes that are familiar favorites with a unique and delightful spin.

Joyful Mending: Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!

Anyone wishing to preserve and repair their favorite clothes will find plenty of ideas and useful techniques here.
PREMIUM

Everything Is Under Control: A Memoir with Recipes

A compelling memoir about cooking (at home and at work), life, and making it up as you go along.
PREMIUM

Big Flavors from Italian America: Family-Style Favorites from Coast to Coast

Public libraries can expand their collection with this guide by serving both fans of Italian food and America’s Test Kitchen. Easy-to-make recipes abound and the nod to regionalism is an intriguing, exciting angle.
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The Phoenicia Diner Cookbook: Dishes and Dispatches from the Catskill Mountains

This creative, yet approachable collection will satisfy both cooks and Americana fans nostalgic for diner cooking.

Everything Chocolate: A Decadent Collection of Morning Pastries, Nostalgic Sweets, and Showstopping Desserts

Overall, a terrific new compendium that will appeal to bakers and chocolate fans of all skill levels.
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Wildcrafted Fermentation: Exploring, Transforming, and Preserving the Wild Flavors of Your Local Terroir

While niche in many aspects, Baudar’s depth of knowledge and relatable voice provide a highly valuable introduction to fermentation and foraged foods.
PREMIUM

Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier

A terrific guide for dipping into or reading start to finish. Highly recommended where books on wine are popular.
PREMIUM

Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes

A recommended collection that makes accessible the sophistication of French café drinking to cocktail-crazed American audiences.

 

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Cook Like a Local: Flavors That Can Change How You Cook and See the World

While many of the recipes are on the cheffy side and require a lot of prep work, experienced home cooks will find this to be an attractive choice.
PREMIUM

Modern Flexitarian: Plant-inspired Recipes You Can Flex to Add Fish, Meat, or Dairy

Offering a wide variety of delicious-sounding plant-based dishes with a strong international focus, this should be purchased where vegan and vegetarian works are popular.
PREMIUM

Pardiz: A Persian Food Journey

This is a personal journey as much as a food journey. The work has the feel of a travelog but might delve too close to coffee-table book territory for readers seeking a more traditional cookbook. That being said, the recipes are simple and easy to follow, with most of the ingredients readily accessible, and average cooks can easily find a new flavor to tease the palate.
PREMIUM

Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where To Find It, How To Love It

Colorful, introductory guidance into the world of natural wines that will be appreciated especially by beginners.

Bruce Moffett Cooks: A New England Chef in a New South Kitchen

A beautifully produced cookbook that fuses northern and southern cuisine in a mouth-watering collection.

Bazaar: Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes

An ancient cuisine expanded with a world of distinct flavors; readers will find dishes to savor again and again.

Aloha Kitchen: Recipes from Hawai’i

There aren’t many recent titles that cover Hawaiian cooking so thoroughly or beautifully. If you can’t get to Hawaii for a plate lunch soon, this book will set you up.

Getting What We Need Ourselves: How Food Has Shaped African American Life

A must-read for all seriously interested in concepts of black identities and the significance of food in shaping those concepts.

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Family: New Vegetarian Comfort Food To Nourish Every Day

McKinnon delivers a strong selection of vegetarian recipes that can suit a variety of tastes. Recommended for medium and large collections where vegetarian cookbooks are in demand.

Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables

Crammed with exciting ideas that encourage creativity, this lively book will quickly become an essential item in the home cook’s library.

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The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas

This cookbook with a great background story and delicious sounding mashups, such as pad thai tacos and banana Nutella spring rolls, is recommended for extensive cookbook collections.

PREMIUM

My Mexico City Kitchen: Recipes and Convictions

This simple yet authentic and extensive collection could easily replace every other Mexican cookbook in your library’s collection.

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The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World

Much more than another culinary history, this is a fascinating read for both foodies and sociologists alike.

PREMIUM

Pesto: The Modern Mother Sauce; More Than 90 Inventive Recipes That Start with Homemade Pestos

Beginning and experienced home cooks alike will find inspiration in this vibrant, accessible guide to pesto.
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Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries

A surprising collection of easy, healthy dishes showcasing the variability of vegan meals. Recommended for both vegans and nonvegans alike.

Heavenly Vegan Dals & Curries

A surprising collection of easy, healthy dishes showcasing the variability of vegan meals. Recommended for both vegans and nonvegans alike
PREMIUM

Pesto: The Modern Mother Sauce; More Than 90 Inventive Recipes That Start with Homemade Pestos

Beginning and experienced home cooks alike will find inspiration in this vibrant, accessible guide to pesto
PREMIUM

Martha Stewart’s Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small

A great choice for readers looking to add variety to their grilling routine, or for those who are interested in learning how to grill for the first time
PREMIUM

Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

The authors do a great job at taking readers behind the scenes of a hectic profession many might take for granted.
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The Nimble Cook: New Strategies for Great Meals That Make the Most of Your Ingredients

A good resource for cooks looking for new ways to prepare and preserve foods from root to stem.
PREMIUM

Dinner Just for Two

A first purchase for library cookery collections and an invaluable resource for anyone preparing meals for smaller households.
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Chetna's Healthy Indian: Everyday Family Meals. Effortlessly Good for You

Vibrant photography, compact recipes, and straightforward preparation techniques make this title enticing for both beginning and experienced home cooks, though it could have been improved with the addition of a basic ingredient guide.

Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir

A solid choice for fans of celebrity chef and pop culture memoirs.
PREMIUM

Gumbo Life: Tales from the Roux Bayou

Fans of regional American cooking, history, and storytelling will enjoy this literary ramble in the Louisiana Gumbo belt.
PREMIUM

Savage Feast: Three Generations, Two Continents, and a Dinner Table (a Memoir with Recipes)

This beautifully written memoir is a wonderful story about family, love, and connecting with your roots. Recommended to readers who enjoyed Michael W. Twitty's The Cooking Gene.
PREMIUM

Secrets of Great Second Meals: Flexible Modern Recipes That Value Time and Limit Waste

Although confusing in its organization, this book still offers cooks a sense of fun, improvisation, and mastery.
PREMIUM

Amber Revolution: How the World Learned To Love Orange Wine

This book will pique the palates of curious wine enthusiasts. Great-looking graphics and an extensive guide to 180 producers in 20 countries increases its value.
PREMIUM

My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours

PBS fans and foodies will find this a pleasantly accessible yet authoritative guide to Greek cuisine.

Vietnamese Food Any Day: Simple Recipes for True, Fresh Flavors

A solid resource for cooks of all levels, especially beginners.

Zaitoun: Recipes from the Palestinian Kitchen

Closer to Joudie Kalla's recent Palestine on a Plate, but with a more modern approach, providing a more accessible take than Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem, this is an excellent choice for home cooks interested in the region.
PREMIUM

The Southern Living Party Cookbook: A Modern Guide to Gathering

While certainly not a cookbook for the calorie-conscious, this entertaining guide will appeal to those looking to update their Southern-style cooking without completely jettisoning tradition.—Rebecca Brody, Westfield State Univ., MA
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Provisions: The Roots of Caribbean Cooking—150 Vegetarian Recipes

Not to be missed; an essential purchase for library cookery collections.—Kelsy Peterson, Forest Hill Coll., Melbourne, Australia
PREMIUM

The Cookie Book: Decadent Bites for Every Occasion

Firth's first cookbook will be popular among bakers interested in perfecting gourmet cookies.—Ginny Wolter, Toledo Lucas Cty. P.L.
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The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way

Kehdy presents a great collection of Middle Eastern recipes, with a gentle guiding hand.—Holly Skir, Broward Cty. Lib., FL
PREMIUM

The End of Animal Farming: How Scientists, Entrepreneurs, and Activists Are Building an Animal-Free Food System

Recommended for all environmental/agricultural collections
PREMIUM

How To Love the Universe: A Scientist's Odes to the Hidden Beauty Behind the Visible World

Klein sets forth to share the poetry of the universe and succeeds, offering a grounding in the science and beauty that comprises the world around us. The text is easily attainable to casual readers and scientists alike, and will help both to understand the universe better.
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End of the Megafauna: The Fate of the World's Hugest, Fiercest, and Strangest Animals

Though the narrative can be somewhat repetitive, it still offers an accessible overview of evidence supporting and contradicting popular scientific theories, and Schouten's (A Gap in Nature) detailed color illustrations of an earlier world will captivate readers.
PREMIUM

Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science

An excellent study on a topic that deserves more attention. Recommended for academic and large public libraries.
PREMIUM

Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness

This brief series of essays will be enjoyed by those who treasure the desert, environmental activists, and fans of Desert Solitaire.
PREMIUM

Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (for the Cosmically Curious)

This book provides a simple introduction to possibilities of other intelligent species in a conversational approach that should appeal to a wide range of readers.
PREMIUM

Gunpowder

Recommended for Indian food lovers looking for delicious new challenges.
PREMIUM

Milk Street: Tuesday Nights; More Than 200 Simple Weeknight Suppers That Deliver Bold Flavor, Fast

Milk Street's globally inspired approach to fast cooking is anything but bland. Turn to their latest for flavorful weeknight winners.
PREMIUM

Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Bake

Highly recommended for dessert lovers who want iconic recipes in one book.
PREMIUM

The New Vegetarian South: 105 Inspired Dishes for Everyone

Brulé's well-executed second cookbook will delight readers who want to eat more plant-based meals.
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Prep-Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches: 75 No-Fuss Recipes To Save You Time and Money

Recommended for busy families, this title pairs well with its predecessor and Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer's From Freezer to Table.
PREMIUM

Crafting a Patterned Home: Painting, Printing, and Stitching Projects To Enliven Every Room

As the pendulum of home decor trends moves away from minimalism and back to color and pattern, Nicholas is the cheerful, inspiring guide to maximalism we all need.
PREMIUM

Print Pattern Sew: Block-Printing Basics + Simple Sewing Projects for an Inspired Wardrobe

This unique resource is an essential purchase for libraries where craft titles circulate well.
PREMIUM

The Ultimate New Mom's Cookbook: A Complete Food and Nutrition Resource for Expectant Mothers, Babies and Toddlers

Consult this handy guide when pregnancy and parenthood disrupt your culinary routines. Highly recommended.
PREMIUM

Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious

A capable blend of history, memoir, restaurant profiles, travel photography, and fabulous Israeli cuisine.
PREMIUM

The Beginner's Guide to Dehydrating Food: How To Preserve All Your Favorite Vegetables, Fruits, Meats, and Herbs

An indispensable culinary reference for most collections.
PREMIUM

The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook: 85 Plant-Based Recipes for a Healthier Planet and a Healthier You

As with Sasha Seymour's Coconut Every Day, this health-focused title showcases the versatility of a popular ingredient and is best for cooks accustomed to ingredients such as coconut oil, nutritional yeast, xantham gum, and spiralized vegetables.
PREMIUM

Pie: A Savor the South Cookbook

Will thrill passionate pie makers and enhance baking collections, but given its lack of photos, this is not an essential purchase like Ken Haedrich's Pie or Kate McDermott's Art of the Pie.
PREMIUM

Sweet Home Café Cookbook: A Celebration of African American Cooking

A satisfying blend of recipes and culinary history. Highly recommended.
PREMIUM

Eat at Home Tonight: 101 Simple Busy-Family Recipes for Your Slow Cooker, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, and More

Recommended for novice cooks who value speed and simplicity. Others may prefer Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion's The Dinner Plan.
PREMIUM

Southern from Scratch: Pantry Essentials and Down-Home Recipes

Pair English's attractive new collection with comparable or contrasting pantry titles such as Jennifer Chandler's The Southern Pantry Cookbook or Alana Chernila's The Homemade Pantry.
PREMIUM

Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

Well executed and a little quirky, this mostly vegan collection will turn heads. Note that as of May 2018 there is ongoing litigation regarding this title and its authorship.
PREMIUM

Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook

Greenspan's huge popularity and cult following will assure high demand. Though this title is potentially of less interest to Greenspan's baker fans, it will excite devotees of Ina Garten, Deb Perelman, and David Lebovitz.
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Once upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes

A treat for lovers of approachable recipes that incorporate professional techniques.
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Cooking with Scraps: Turn Your Peels, Cores, Rinds, Stems, and Other Odds and Ends into Delicious Meals

A practical title to have on hand if you're frequently throwing out food scraps. Highly recommended for readers interested in kitchen frugality and using all produce parts.
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Great Vegan BBQ Without a Grill: Amazing Plant-Based Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Kabobs and More Smoky Favorites

A vibrant vegan cookbook filled with game day and weekend favorites. Keep on hand for tailgates and parties.
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Cook Share Eat Vegan

Will enchant home cooks and foodies who love colorful, interesting meals. Despite the occasional vague quantity (two rice noodle nests) and hard-to-find ingredient (yuzu juice), it's worth considering.
PREMIUM

Soul: A Chef's Culinary Evolution in 150 Recipes

Expertly written and beautifully produced, this deserves a spot in most collections.
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Supra: A Feast of Georgian Cooking

Recommended for skilled home cooks interested in exploring Georgian cuisine. Olia Hercules's Kaukasis and Carla Capalbo's Tasting Georgia are also solid choices.
PREMIUM

Bake from Scratch. Vol. 2: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker

This highly recommended baking bible will meet all your spicy, boozy, creamy, chocolatey, and fruity baking needs.
PREMIUM

How To Eat a Peach: Menus, Stories and Places

Henry's latest will thrill her dedicated fans, but some might prefer the convenience of Simple or A Bird in the Hand.
PREMIUM

Wild Honey and Rye: Modern Polish Recipes

A treasury of traditional and modern Polish home cooking that will intrigue and challenge home cooks. However, the partial dust jacket won't survive heavy circulation.
PREMIUM

How To Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food

Offering value and practicality, this is an excellent choice for beginners and most grilling collections. Highly recommended.
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Build-A-Bowl: 77 Satisfying & Nutritious Combos: Whole Grain + Vegetable + Protein + Sauce = Meal

Recalls Carolynn Carreno's Bowls of Plenty and Sara Forte's The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl and Spoon yet more informal, with a greater emphasis on fast family cooking.
PREMIUM

Oklava: Recipes from a Turkish-Cypriot Kitchen

A complement to Turkish cooking collections but less user-friendly than other similar recent titles.
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