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    The Kitchen Counter Podcast

    The Kitchen Counter Podcast is a place where home cooks of all skill levels can find tips, inspiration, and interesting conversations with other cooks and food lovers alike. Whether your goal is to eat healthier, become a better recipe improviser, or just figure out how to make the best homemade mac and cheese in the world, I want to help you get there.

    New One Pot Cookbook: More Than 200 Modern Recipes for the Classic Easy Meal 641.82 ADA

    Discover fresh, innovative, one-pot recipes that definitely go above and beyond your mom’s favorite weeknight go-to meals. With easy instructions, and even easier cleanup–as well as beautiful ingredients and modern flavor combinations–anyone can make these fabulous dinner party crowd pleasers!

    Effortless Entertaining Cookbook: 80 Recipes That Will Impress Your Guests Without Stress 641.555 STE

    Impress your guests and have a celebration theyll never forget, without the stress commonly associated with party planning. With Effortless Entertaining Cookbook, you can be a great entertainer with stunning, hot, delicious meals that once seemed complicated but become easy with Meredith Steeles culinary entertaining secrets.

    Easy Vegan Cookbook : Make Healthy Home Cooking Practically Effortless 641.5636 HES

    Presents a collection of eighty vegan recipes for dishes that have short preparation times and a minimum number of ingredients, with options for soups, stews, pastas, main entrees, sandwich fillings, and desserts.

    The Splendid Table

    “A culinary, culture, and lifestyle program hosting our nation’s conversations about cooking, sustainability, and food culture”

    Tinned Fish Cookbook: Easy-to-Make Meals from Ocean to Plate: Sustainably Canned, 100% Delicious 641.392 VAN

    Whether you&;re a seafood lover or a home cook craving something new, The Tinned Fish Cookbook is for you. Sustainable fishing advocate Bart van Olphen shines a light on the superstar potential of canned tuna, salmon, anchovies, and more, with recipes that are ready in a jiff. Here are hearty mains from Tuna Lasagna to Mackerel and Potato Frittata, fresh salads like the classic Niçoise Salad and crisp Crab and Fennel Watercress Salad, and creative takes on normally less-fishy fare, such as Anchovy Dumplings, Salmon Pizza, and Quinoa Tabbouleh with Sardines. The possibilities are endless&;and the photos by David Loftus are irresistible.

    What&;s more, Bart dives into the wonders of modern fishing and canning, helping you recognize eco-friendly fish, so you can enjoy your ocean-to-plate meal with confidence. There&;s more to tinned fish than ever before!

    Love real Food : More than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body 641.5636 TAY

    The author presents vegetarian recipes that are popular on her blog, including heirloom tomato pesto pizza, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and olive oil and black pepper popcorn.

    The River Cottage Curing & Smoking Handbook 641.66 LAM

    Presents a guide to curing and smoking meat, fish, cheese, and vegetables at home, and includes over fifty recipes for such foods as prosciutto, speck, salami, jerky, and sauerkraut.

    Home Cooking

    Veteran podcaster Hrishikesh Hirway, poses listeners’ quarantine cooking questions to  Samin Nosrat, author of Salt Fat Acid Heat

    The Bread Baker’s Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread Q 641.815 REI

    In The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, Peter shares his latest bread breakthroughs, arising from his study in several of France’s famed boulangeries and the always-enlightening time spent in the culinary academy kitchen with his students. Peer over Peter’s shoulder as he learns from Paris’s most esteemed bakers, like Lionel Poilâne and Phillippe Gosselin, whose pain à l’ancienne has revolutionized the art of baguette making. Then stand alongside his students in the kitchen as Peter teaches the classic twelve stages of building bread, his clear instructions accompanied by over 100 step-by-step photographs.

    Lasagna: A Baked Pasta Cookbook 641.5945 HEZ

    Filled with cheesy goodness, this delicious tribute to everyone’s favorite comfort food is filled with classic recipes as well as non-classic dishes that are creative, bold and always satisfying. Illustrations.

    Sally’s Candy Addiction: Tasty Truffles, Fudges & Treats for Your Sweet-Tooth Fix 641.853 MCK

    Oh how sweet it is! If you’re a sugar lover and have always wanted to learn the secret to making homemade taffy, truffles, fudge, marshmallows, and more, then look no further. Sally’s Candy Addiction is jam-packed with 75 brand-new homemade sweets, complete with easy-to-follow recipes and stunning photography.


    “humor and humanity to approach food from many angles, including science, history, race, culture, economics, and lengthy debates on the best way to layer peanut butter and jelly in a sandwich”

    America: The Cookbook Q 641.5973 LAN

    Collects eight hundred recipes that highlight the diversity of American cuisine, along with essays and menus from one hundred food experts and chefs.

    The Jewelled Table: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining the Middle Eastern Way 641.5956 KEH

    In The Jewelled Table, Bethany Kehdy takes classic and traditional recipes and demystifies them, in turn reinterpreting them for a modern cook, without sacrificing authenticity. Over 80 ancient and every day recipes from the Middle East are reinterpreted and made accessible for cooking in a Western kitchen without losing their integrity. Find out the secret to nailing hummus once and for all, whip up a Persian herb frittata and make an impressive, delicious Ox cheek, shallot and rhubarb stew. From simple weeknight suppers to lazy brunches, Sunday dinners, celebratory feasts, and last-minute mayhem, Bethany illustrates that with a few key ingredients, Middle Eastern food is the perfect fit for every occasion. Featuring menu plans, detailed instructions on how to cook the recipes, as well as charming anecdotes throughout from Bethany’s own experiences in the Middle East, all set to the backdrop of beautiful location shots, The Jewelled Table is an essential cookbook for anyone who loves the flavors of the Middle East.

    $5 a Meal College Cookbook: Good Cheap Food for When You Need to Eat 641.552 LAU

    Features recipes for inexpensive and easy-to-prepare food for busy college students, covering suggestions for every meal, as well as ideas for snacks and leftovers, and dishes for groups and parents who come to visit.

    Local Mouthful

    “home cooking inspiration, recipes, ideas, and tips”

    The Blue Apron Cookbook: 165 Essential Recipes & Lessons for a Lifetime of Home Cooking Q 641.5 BLU

    Provides technique based instructions for preparing one hundred and sixty-five step-by-step dishes from the meal delivery service, including steamed mussels with white wine and garlic, rosemary focaccia, and Cuban mojo-stlye pork shoulder.

    Southern Living Home Cooking Basics : A Complete Illustrated Guide to Southern Cooking Q 641.5975 HOM

    A sumptuously photographed tribute to Southern cuisine draws on the expertise of the popular regional magazine to blend modern trends with traditional cooking techniques, providing an abundance of regionally-inspired recipes complemented by accessible cooking tips.

    Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy With Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes 641.65 SHI

    A physician, chef and founder of a teaching kitchen for patients, in her first cookbook, serves up 175 vegetarian and pescatarian recipes curated from her own kitchen that will fuel and energize body and mind.

    Tanya Holland

    “learn many topics tethered by food and culture from some of the most interesting people in our culture today”

    The Adventurous Eaters Club: Mastering the Art of Family Mealtime 641.5 COL

    The social-media influencer and star of Supernatural and his wife share strategic advice on how to overcome convenience-food preferences to render nutritious foods more appealing to kids. 

    A Kitchen in France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse Q 641.5944 THO

    A French-cooking blogger describes and photographs her family’s meals in their country farmhouse in Médoc, made using local ingredients, including Roast Chicken With Herbs and Crème Fraîche, Cèpe and Parsley Tartlets and Apple Tart With Orange Flower Water.

    Eat Like a Man: The Only Cookbook a Man Will Ever Need 641. 5973 EAT

    A collection of food writing and 65-75 male-centric recipes for men who like to eat, cook, and talk about food. For the past three years, Esquire food editor and columnist Ryan D’Agostino has carefully developed and expanded Esquire’s food coverage, adding more in-depth features and original recipes as reader response rocketed. Eat Like a Man reflects the magazine’s full-throttle commitment to food and drink content as essential to the Esquire man’s lifestyle. 

    Preheated Podcast

    “Kitchen wisdom and friendly chat from two friends who love to bake”

    See You on Sunday: A Cookbook for Family and Friends 641.5 SIF

    The award-winning New York Times food editor celebrates the art of Sunday suppers and the joys of gathering with friends and family, complementing simple, traditional recipes for small and larger groups with tips about rendering classics distinctive. 

    The Good Neighbor Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Surprise and Satisfy the New Moms, New Neighbors, Recuperating Friends, Community-Meeting Members, Book-Club Cohorts and Block Party Pals in Your Life! 641.5 QUE

    Forget about the same old boring pasta salad or tuna casserole when you need to bring dinner to exhausted new parents, care for a friend recovering from surgery, or contribute to a business breakfast. Sara Quessenberry and Suzanne Schlosberg offer 125 great new recipes inside The Good Neighbor Cookbook. Uniquely divided by occasion rather than food category, chapters include: Get Well Soon, Bringing Home Baby, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Novel Ideas for Book Club, Block Parties, Barbeques and Family Get-Togethers, and Meet and Eat.

    One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends Q 641. 5631 KAT

    A cookbook for cancer patients with more than 85 recipes, featuring full nutritional analysis and anecdotes from cancer survivors.

    Chef Rebecca Katz shares delicious, nourishing recipes for cancer patients, who often experience culinary ups and downs because of sudden dietary restrictions and poor appetite due to damaged taste buds from harsh treatments. Revised and updated with 10 new recipes, this second edition provides caretakers with a tangible way to nurture loved ones through easy-to-digest meals that offer maximum flavor while boosting the immune system.


    “food through the lens of science and history”

    The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook: Sweet Treats for the Geek in All of Us 641.86 PAN

    A reference for bakers of all experience levels shares a variety of fun, photographed projects that draw their inspiration from video games, science fiction, math, comics and other nerdy things, including such recipes as Apple Pi Pie, the Chocolate Chip Smart Cookie, Volcano Cake, Dinosaur Fossil Cake, Moon Phase Macaroons and the Periodic Table of Cupcakes.

    The How Not to Diet Cookbook 641.563 GRE

    The founder of and best-selling author of How Not to Die explains how to make mindful eating part of a healthy lifestyle, outlining satisfying, science-based options that promote weight loss without high expense or counting calories. 

    Heroes Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook 641.5 NEW

    Providing options for solo and shared feasts, a collection of recipes inspired by the fantasy world of Dungeons & Dragons includes a variety of meals, snacks and beverages, including Bytopian Shepherd’s Bread, Hand Pies and Moonshae Seafood Risotto. 

    America’s Test Kitchen: Proof

    “Weird, surprising and funny backstories around food”

    The Cozy Christmas Movie Cookbook: Mouthwatering Food to Enjoy During Your Favorite Holiday Films HOLIDAY COLL 641.5686 CAR

    Cook up Christmas cheer with inspiration from beloved holiday movies!
    ‘Tis the season for cozy comforts, delicious holiday treats, and having a good cry while watching your favorite Christmas movies! The Cozy Christmas Movie Cookbook: Mouthwatering Food to Enjoy During Your Favorite Holiday Films brings you 100 recipes inspired by America’s most adored Christmas films, from Northpoles’ to The Christmas Train, A Royal Christmas, and many more! Give the gift of seasonal fun to the holiday film-lover in your life, or enjoy the dozens of recipes from snacks and small bites, to Christmas cookies and cakes, to warming drinks and cocktails, with a recommended film to watch with each while curled up next to your Christmas tree, in the seasonal glow of your own home.

    The Global Vegan Waffle Cookbook: 82 Dairy-free, Egg-free Recipes for Waffles & Toppings, Including Gluten-free, Easy, Exotic, Sweet, Spicy, & Savory 641. 815 WHE

    The first and ultimate guide to vegan waffles and waffle toppings, from the chef of the world’s longest-running waffle party. Experience dozens of vegan waffle recipes, suitable for breakfast, brunch, dinner, snacks, or parties. Includes a range of topping recipes, vegan waffle baking tips, and party and event pointers.

    The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes 641.5979 CRA

    “Stroll right down the middle of Main Street USA, journey from Adventureland to Infinity and Beyond at Pixar Pier, and explore every avenue in between to taste the flavors of the Disney Parks…all without leaving your kitchen. With The Unofficial DisneyParks Cookbook you can bring the magic of Disneyland and Walt Disney World snacks and treats right to your home. Recreate favorites like the classic Dole Whip and Mickey Pretzels to new favorites like blue milk from Star Wars land and Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Nums from Pixar Pier. These 100 recipes inspired by iconic yummies are perfect whether you are a forever Disney fan or just love a good snack. Now you can feel as if you shared a snack with Mickey himself right from the comfort of your own home!”

    Green Eggs and Dan

    “conversations about food, life, and more. The type of food podcast you’d make with your friends around the table, roasting more than just the food”

    The NFL Gameday Cookbook: 150 Recipes to Feed the Hungriest Fan from Preseason to the Super Bowl Q 641.578 LAM

    The fans are roaring, the pigskin is flying, and only one thing is missing . . .grub. Acclaimed author Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe has created this cookbook specifically for NFL fans, with delicious recipes easy enough for the novice chef and also designed to travel to the game. Although most recipes center around the tailgater’s sacred grill, the cookbook also includes sections on sandwiches, side dishes, desserts, and refreshing drinks. With photos of memorable NFL moments and 150 delicious recipes, like Bloody Mary Chicken Wings and Whiskey-Marinated Rib-eye Steaks, this game day cookbook ensures that the chef will be the star of this year’s Super Bowl party.

    The Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook: From Direwolf Ale to Auroch Stewy-More Than 150 Recipes from Westeros and Beyond 641.3 KIS

    Presents more than one hundred fifty recipes inspired by the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series and the “Game of Thrones” television series, including cheddar plaits, wilding grilled pork chops, and House of Stark’s venison.

    Platters and Boards: Beautiful, Casual Spreads for Every Occasion Q 642.4 WES

    An inspiring resource for throwing unforgettable get-togethers:Platters and Boards is the guide to entertaining with effortless style. Author Shelly Westerhausen shares the secrets to creating casually chic spreads anyone can make and everyone will enjoy (and envy). Organized by time of day, 40 contemporary arrangements are presented with gorgeous photography, easy-to-prepare recipes, suggested meat and drink pairings, and notes on preparation and presentation.


    “an auditory feast of songs and interviews with musicians, chefs, and celebrities”

    Always Home: A Daughter’s Recipes & Stories 641.5 SIN

    A cookbook and memoir by the daughter of food activist Alice Waters shares recipe-complemented vignettes about the traditions that shaped her upbringing, her insights into her mother’s philosophies and her own culinary coming of age. Illustrations. Tour.

    Are We Having Any Fun Yet?: The Cooking & Partying Handbook 641.5 HAG

    The Grammy-winning musician, songwriter and owner of Cabo Wabo Cantina restaurants invites home cooks into the kitchen, behind the bar and into the center of the party where he shares his deep passion for food and his secrets for rock-and-roll entertaining. 

    Margaritaville: Relaxed Recipes for a Taste of Paradise Q 641.5 SER

    A relaxation-orientated, celebratory cookbook, inspired by the cultural artist’s iconic song, shares recipes that evince the flavors of island living, from Volcano Nachos and Cheeseburger in Paradise to Coho Salmon in Lemongrass and Sweet Chile Chicken Wings.

    Homemade Podcast

    “talks with celebrated cooks of all stripes to reveal the memories and traditions behind their favorite foods”

    Appetites 641.5 BOURDAIN

    Drawing on his years as a chef and traveling the world, as well as his experiences as a father, the author offers recipes for favorite home-cooked dishes, including such options as black bean soup, shrimp salad, and sausage gravy and biscuits.

    Zumbo: Adriano Zumbo’s Fantastical Kitchen of Other-Worldly Delights Q 641.86 ZUM

    An illustrated tour of the popular Australian chef’s creative candy and confection innovations provides descriptions and recipes for such options as salted butter popcorn macaroons, sticky mango danish, and escape from a Colombian rainforest cake.

    America’s Test Kitchen Twentieth Anniversary TV Show Cookbook : Best-ever Recipes from the Most Successful Cooking Show on TV Q 641.5973 AME

    A collection of over 500 recipes from the long-running PBS series features such dishes as Chicken Enchiladas With Red Chili Sauce, Chinese-style Oven-Steamed Fish and Maple-glazed Pork Tenderloin, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at cast members.

    Recipe Club

    “sift through millions of search results to find the very best way to make the food you want to eat”

    Food & Wine Best of the Best Cookbook Recipes : The Best Recipes from the 25 Best Cookbooks of the Year Q 641.5 BES

    Every year, the Food & Wine Test Kitchen evaluates over 150 cookbooks to select the 25 finest ones and single out the most exciting and fail-safe recipes from each. This year’s Best of the Best collection celebrates these winning dishes from superstar authors such as Giada DeLaurentiis, Jamie Oliver, Alice Waters and Eric Ripert. To round out the collection, there’s also a never-before-published bonus recipe from each author plus easy, accessible wine pairings. The wide variety of dishes includes Crispy Fried Salt-and-Pepper Shrimp, Roast Chicken with Ricotta and Sage, Brisket in Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, Green Garlic Soufflé, Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas and Milky Way Tart.

    Easy Pressure Cooker Cookbook: More Than 300 Recipes for Soups, Sides, Main Dishes, Sauces, Desserts & Baby Food 641.587 PHI

    What’s the newest secret weapon for people who want hearty, slow-cooked food but don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen? You guessed it the pressure cooker! Anyone with a taste for good, filling food made quickly will find the pressure cooker indispensable for getting dinner on the table. And this welcome guide will help them do it with more than 400 easy-to-follow recipes from stocks and sauces to vegetables and tender meats, and even elegant desserts like creme brulee plus tips on selecting and safely using pressure cookers. This authoritative compendium offers a modern take on a tried-and-true method, with recipes that prove that less cooking time doesn’t mean less delicious. Who knew cooking could relieve so much pressure?

    The Complete Greek Cookbook: The Best from Three Thousand Years of Greek Cooking 641.5949 YIA

    This Greek cookbook is the most comprehensive collection of Greek recipes ever published in America. This book is filled with information about Greek food and how to prepare these foods


    “shares stories of the changing American South through the foods we eat”

    Son of a Southern Chef: Cook With Soul 641.5975 LYN

    The Snapchat cooking show host and Chopped winner offers over 100 new takes on classic Southern recipes, including Brown Butter Candy Yam Mash with Goat Cheese Brülée, Shrimp and Crazy Creamy Cheddar Grits, and Dulce de Leche Banana Pudding. 

    The Southern Food Truck Cookbook : Discover the South’s Best Food on Four Wheels 641.5975 DON

    Presents recipes provided by some of the most popular food trucks parked in the South, from the mountains of West Virginia to the bayous of Louisiana.

    The Lemonade Cookbook: Southern California Comfort Food from L.A.’s Favorite Modern Cafeteria 641.5979 JAC

    A cookbook from the popular cafe offers 120 recipes for sophisticated, highly-urban comfort food, including skirt steak with grilled onions and piquillo peppers, banana mascarpone layer cake, and ten variations of lemonade.

    Radio Cherry Bombe

    “interviews with the most interesting people in the world of food”

    Unforgettable: The Bold Flavors of Paula Wolfert’s Renegade Life Q B WOLFERT THE

    A biographical cookbook traces the life of the culinary legend from her Brooklyn childhood to adventures in the Mediterranean, and shares recipes for over fifty dishes, including sand pot mushrooms, easy oven duck confit, and scallops in tangerine sauce.

    Kefir Cookbook: An Ancient Healing Superfood for Modern Life: Recipes from My Family Table and Around the World 641.5637 SMO

    The daughter of the immigrant couple who first introduced kefir—the popular probiotic—to America—who is now the CEO of their company, Lifeway Foods—shows how to incorporate kefir into every meal through 100 recipes, including Sayulita Fish Tacos With Cabbage Slaw and Apricot Coconut White Chocolate Pudding.

    Sababa: Fresh, Sunny Flavors from My Israeli Kitchen 641.5676 SUS

    An American food writer and expatriate living in Tel Aviv presents 125 recipes from Israel, including Freekeh and Roasted Grape Salad, Crudo with Cherries and Squeezed Tomatoes, Schug Marinated Lamb Chops and Tahini Caramel Tart.


    “Reviews fast food/sit-down chains and generally argue about food/everything”

    Restaurant Favorites: Classic and Crave-Worthy Recipes Low in Sugar, Fat, and Calories 641.5635 KOC

    The New York Times best-selling author behind Eat What You Love offers over 140 easy and family-friendly “make-over” recipes that remove the excess sugar and fat from favorite dishes from The Cheesecake Factory, Carrabba’s and P.F. Chang’s. 

    New Pizza : A Whole New Era for the World’s Favourite Food 641.8248 MAN

    An award-winning pizza expert and restauranteur demonstrates how to combine whole-wheat flour and fresh toppings, like roasted tomatoes, smoked scamorza, long chilies and goat cheese, and his proven cooking methods for preparing the most delicious and healthy pizza possible.

    Ching’s Everyday Easy Chinese: More Than 100 Quick & Healthy Chinese Recipes 641.5951 HUA

    In her first American cookbook, Cooking Channel sensation Ching-He Huang, fusing together Chinese and Western cultures, presents 100 quick and flavorful recipes that will help home cooks to prepare their favorite Chinese takeout dishes faster, cheaper and healthier.

    A Hungry Society

    “created to foster more diverse and inclusive conversations about the culinary world”

    Istanbul & Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey Q 641.5956 ECK

    Collects recipes from home cooks, bakers, chefs, farmers, and fishermen that explore the rich and diverse culinary traditions of Turkey, including such dishes as tahini eggplant dip, spicy meat-filled bulgar dumplings, and smoky freekah pilaf.

    Jerusalem : A Cookbook Q 641.5676 OTO

    The London restaurateur and best-selling author of Plenty offers a tribute to the vibrant cuisine of Jerusalem that explores its cross-cultural influences and includes such options as Charred Baby Okra With Tomato and Preserved Lemon, Clementine and Almond Cake and Braised Lamb Meatballs With Sour Cherries. 

    Turkish Cookbook: The Culinary Traditions & Recipes from Turkey Q 641.5956 DAG

    The definitive cookbook of hearty, healthy Turkish cuisine, from the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions, Musa Dagdeviren, as featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef’s Table Vibrant, bold, and aromatic, Turkish food – from grilled meats, salads, and gloriously sweet pastries to home-cooking family staples such as dips, pilafs, and stews – is beloved around the world. This is the first book to so thoroughly showcase the diversity of Turkish food, with 550 recipes for the home cook that celebrate Turkey’s remarkable European and Asian culinary heritage – from little-known regional dishes to those that are globally recognized and stand the test of time, be they lamb kofte, chicken kebabs, tahini halva, or pistachio baklava.

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