Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hidden Lane Library

Did you know

...that Lane Library has over 200 cookbooks to teach you how to make food from many different regions and historical eras? We’ve collected a few here to illustrate the kinds of titles we have, but there’s so much more at the library!

We have some odd titles, like:

But mostly, we have cookbooks that let you eat your way through time and space -

We also have plenty of titles to teach you all about modern cooking from around the world, here are just a few:

American food is so much more than apple pie and hamburgers (although they are delicious). There is a huge variation of food across the country depending on what region you’re in; think of cheesesteaks, deep dish pizza, gumbo, clam chowder, fried cheese curds, chicken fried steak, and so on. Ask 10 southerners what region has the best BBQ and you’ll get 10 different answers - Memphis, Lexington, Kentucky, Kansas City, Chicago, Texas, and on and on. The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on the fierce battle that rages on for the title of best American BBQ. Here are a few books to introduce you to some American historical and regional foods:

Encarnación's kitchen : Mexican recipes from nineteenth-century California : selections from Encarnación Pinedo's El cocinero español (E-book)

Book Jacket

TX715.M363 L48 2002 (Western Americana collection)

I hope you check out one of our many cookbooks - - and please bring some of your creations to your favorite librarians!


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