Cookbook Corner: Pies & Tarts

COOKBOOK CORNER: PIES & TARTS Marsha Eilers What type of pie is your favorite: apple, pecan, lemon meringue? Sweet or savory, large or small, pies and tarts come just as you like. Sure, you can look up your favorite recipe on the Internet, but it would be so cozy to sit down with a cup of coffee … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Pantry Staples

COOKBOOK CORNER: PANTRY STAPLES Marsha Eilers As the seasons change, stocking the pantry for fall baking, quick meal preparation, and healthy snacks is good idea. Last month, Cookbook Corner presented quick and easy meal preparation. Having a well-organized and well-stocked pantry will certainly assist … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Vegan for Life

by Marsha Eilers According to the Vegetarian Resource Group, a vegetarian eats no meat, fish or poultry. Vegans, in addition to being vegetarian, do not consume other animal products or by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, and cosmetics and soaps derived from animal … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: 2014 Cookbook Awards

In the world of cookbooks there are two major annual awards, those given by the James Beard Foundation and those awarded by the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This Cookbook Corner includes award winners and finalists from 2014. The subjects covered are wide-ranging, from learning … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!

For several years now, a number of food blogs and restaurant trend reports have declared bacon passé.  Don’t believe it!  America has not lost its taste for bacon. In fact, April is officially National BLT Month. So this Cookbook Corner looks at recipes for bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches; … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Plotting & Planning

by Marsha Eilers The seed catalogs have arrived!  It is time to start planning what will go into the plots, containers, and raised beds.  Cooks know that the best food is fresh, and there is no fresher food to be found than that plucked or pulled from a personally tended garden.  Limited space need … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Bon Appétit

The cookbook collection at the Elkhart Public Library provides any cook or chef with recipes and techniques for extending their culinary skills and range. The mystique and allure of French cuisine may intimidate the novice. But along with Julia Childs’ classic, MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Try It, Test It, Taste It!

by Marsha Eilers The holidays have passed, and with them the cooking and baking traditions. On to a new year and new creations from the kitchen! Beginning cooks and cooks aspiring to increase their expertise may well find some great tips, techniques, and skills to acquire in this eclectic selection … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: Lovin’ from the Oven

by Marsha Eilers Fire up the ovens! ‘Tis time to bake something wonderful to fight off the chill, sweeten the meal, or give as a present. For beginning bakers to experienced professionals, the cookbooks in this month’s list offer something new to tempt friends and family. Try a recipe from a world-famous … [Read more...]

Cookbook Corner: A Toast to Roasts

by Marsha Eilers Roasting is a method of cooking that works by slowly exposing foods to a dry heat. It is typically associated with foods that already have structure, such as meats and vegetables. Baking is also accomplished by use of dry heat (no liquids to convey the heat), but is more often associated … [Read more...]

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