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Midcentury Cocktails: History, Lore, and Recipes from America’s Atomic Age

Tichi offers an entertaining, playful view of life in this era and how the drinks culture fed into it. The recipes here are nothing new, but that is not really the point of this book designed to celebrate the period.

The Don’t Panic Pantry Cookbook: Mostly Vegetarian Comfort Food That Happens To Be Pretty Good for You

The friendly, inspirational style makes this accessible to nearly all. For most cookbook collections.

All About Cookies: A Milk Bar Baking Book

A good addition to any comprehensive baking collection (as both a guide and an enjoyable read).

(Serious) New Cook: Recipes, Tips, and Techniques

Sure to be a winner, with lovely pictures, clear and cheerful prose, and the promise of tasty food.

In the Name of Plants: From Attenborough to Washington, the People Behind Plant Names

A great botanical reference that’s also entertaining enough for general audiences to dip into or read cover to cover. Appropriate for academic and large public libraries.

Gateau: The Surprising Simplicity of French Cakes

Full of charming gouache illustrations and a wonderful friendly tone to the text. Public-library patrons will like this one.

Everyday Cake: 45 Simple Recipes for Layer, Bundt, Loaf, and Sheet Cakes

Library patrons will love this cookbook for its “just right” size and content.

Read It and Eat It | Cookbooks To Know, Savor, and Share


We Are the ARK: Returning Our Gardens to Their True Nature Through Acts of Restorative Kindness

This may not be the handbook that many gardeners crave, but it is inspirational for all.

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