Omaha Picks: Read It & Eat

Making Artisan Pasta
Making Artisan Pasta How to Make A World of Handmade Noodles, Stuffed Pasta, Dumplings, and More By Green, Aliza Book - 2012 641.82 Green 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Green Award winning cookbook author/chef/Italian tour guide shares the secrets, tools, tricks and ingredients. Part I is Basics, Part II is recipes for artisan pasta with step-by-step illustrations and photos.

Savory Sweet Life
Savory Sweet Life 100 Simply Delicious Recipes for Every Family Occasion By Currah, Alice Book - 2012 641.5 Currah 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Blogger shares 100 recipes organized in eighteen categories…Sunday Mornings to Family Game Night to create delicious food and memory celebrations. Think quick and easy, down-to-earth; delightful essays and photographs.

Foraged Flavor
Foraged Flavor Finding Fabulous Ingredients in your Backyard or Farmer's Market By Wong, Tama Matsuoka Book - 2012 581.6 Wong 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Seasonally organized field guide/cookbook for discovering and harvesting wild food. Sustainable guide from go (green) to stop (red) harvesting these out-of-the-ordinary flavors for 71 plants with photographs and 52 illustrations. 88 chef’s recipes for the finds

Easy, Sexy Raw
Easy, Sexy Raw By Alt, Carol Book - 2012 613.2 Alt 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Demystify raw with 130 recipes for soaking, sprouting, dehydrating, fermenting and more. Uncooked 101.

High Protein, Low GI, Bold Flavor
High Protein, Low GI, Bold Flavor Recipes to Boost Health and Promote Weight Loss By Carns, Fiona Book - 2012 641.563 Carns 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:100 recipes to “boost health and promote weight loss”. Feel and look good…good protein rules. Focus on real unprocessed food and smart carbs from this Australian caterer.

Corked & Forked
Corked & Forked Four Seasons of Eats & Drinks By Wallace, Keith Book - 2011 641.5 Wallace 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Get in touch with your inner chef and sommelier. Be experimental with seasonal menus and pairings…eats and drinks. 119 “gustatory epiphanes”.

Sprinklebakes Dessert Recipes to Inspire your Inner Artist By Baird, Heather Book - 2012 641.86 Baird 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:From blog to book! From artist/painter to artful baker…equipment, supplies, foolproof recipes with variations, serving suggestions, embellishing ideas, detailed instructions, “things to keep in mind” and fabulous photographs…release your inner artist!

Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts
Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts [quicker Smarter Recipes] By Medrich, Alice Book - 2012 641.86 Medrich 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Award-winning baker extraordinaire/cookbook author invents and re-crafts over 100 “spur-of-the-moment”, simpler desserts with variations. Good to know information, detailed instructions, photos to drool over and lickety-split cakes, too.

Pomegranates and Roses
Pomegranates and Roses My Persian Family Recipes By Bundy, Ariana Book - 2012 641.59 Bundy 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Savor Persian culinary heritage…the detailed headnotes are of the author’s family, memories and history with lush photographs. Recipe titles are in Farsi and English…from Ajeel (Persian Trail Mix) to Zeytoon Parvardeh (Sweet & Salty Marinated Olives in Pomegranate Molasses and Crushed Walnuts).

The Homemade Pantry
The Homemade Pantry 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying & Start Making By Chernila, Alana Book - 2012 641.5 Chernila 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Born of a tight budget and mission to kick packaged food habits, the author shares 101 recipes for everyday kitchen staples organized by eleven grocery aisles and celebrates handmade food. Share the family kitchen through descriptions, beautiful photographs, advice and tips.

Seafood Basics
Seafood Basics 86 Recipes Illustrated Step by Step By Fawcett, Abi Book - 2012 641.6 Fawcett 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:86 recipes in a photograph illustrated format showing ingredient and step-by-step techniques with variations in seven chapters. Unique cookbook style for seafood cooks.

Charred & Scruffed
Charred & Scruffed Bold New Techniques for Explosive Flavor on and Off the Grill By Perry Lang, Adam Book - 2012 641.76 Perry La 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:BBQ Champ/superstar/restaurateur roughs up (scruffing), cooks directly on hot coals (clinching) and Spackles…his “upper cut that jolts the senses”. Go from old time to his next BBQ chapter as an active griller with detailed techniques, “hot potato” methods, sizzling photographs, meat, fish, fowl, co-stars and more.

What Chefs Feed Their Kids
What Chefs Feed Their Kids Recipes and Techniques for Cultivating A Love of Good Food By Aaron, Fanee Book - 2012 641.562 Aaron 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:75 recipes for the “ever-evolving art form” of feeding children from infancy to adolescence from twenty award-winning chefs with tips and stories. From the first bite and introduction to food read food thoughts and eating suggestions to develop your kids “culinary repertoire”.

A Feast of Ice and Fire
A Feast of Ice and Fire The Official Companion Cookbook By Monroe-Cassel, Chelsea Book - 2012 641.59 Monroe-C 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:From these avid fantasy bloggers and endorsed by the author, George R. R. Martin, from his five book series/saga and from the HBO series “Game of Thrones” are the foods of the quasi-medieval world, 100 recipes of the Seven Kingdoms, the fare of Westeros. Watch out for dragons!

Fabulicious! Fast & Fit : Teresa's Low-fat, Super-easy Italian Recipes By Giudice, Teresa Book - 2012 641.5945 Giudice 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Enjoy 70 low-fat, quick Italian recipes with nutritional information from Amazing Antipasti to Mixed Berry Zabaglione.

The Farm
The Farm Rustic Recipes for A Year of Incredible Food By Knauer, Ian Book - 2012 641.5973 Knauer 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Knauer shares his reverence for ingredients, his family’s 18th century Pennsylvania farm and the process of savoring every moment in the kitchen. Navigate the sharp turns down the road to the farm house and share his history/memories/descriptions of what to do with abundance in sixteen chapters following the seasons with over 150 recipes. Bucolic photographs.

Grilling Vegan Style
Grilling Vegan Style 125 Fired-up Recipes to Turn Every Bite Into A Backyard BBQ By Schlimm, John E. Book - 2012 641.7 Schlimm 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This award winning author shares 125 fired-up animal-free recipes from Asian Infusion to Island Zombie. Get out there and grill!

Eat your Vegetables
Eat your Vegetables By Dawson, Arthur Potts Book - 2012 641.6 Dawson 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:This London chef/restaurateur shares recipes for simple food and show-off dishes. From “What’s Best When” the recipes are arranged in five vegetable groups. Detailed instructions and great photographs.

The Newlywed Cookbook
The Newlywed Cookbook Fresh Ideas & Modern Recipes for Cooking With & for Each Other By Copeland, Sarah Book - 2012 641.56 Copeland 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Over 130 recipes from down-home cooking to elegant entertaining for building a couple’s life together created by this blogger, food expert, TV personality with her stories, headnotes and essays. Barefoot morning breakfast to camping. Lovely photographs.

Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook
Asian Flavors Diabetes Cookbook Simple, Fresh Meals Perfect for Every Day By Trang, Corinne Book - 2012 641.5 Trang 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Discover 110 Asian comfort food recipes for diabetic-friendly meals with nutritional data. Go for a healthy lifestyle in eight chapters from Asian Pantry to Sweets.


Omahan, Lois Friedman, previews recently published cookbooks for newspapers and does cookbook presentations at the Canyon Ranch in Tucson. Head for the stacks in the 641-642 section of the Omaha Public Library for some delicious reading!

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