Wednesday, January 20, 2021

by Debbie Rosenberg

January is a great time for comfort food and to test some recipes from our cookbooks.  On cold, dark nights it can be so appealing to pull out a fragrant, warming dish.  Two new popular cookbooks from the many we purchased last year that I’m looking forward to viewing are:

Modern Comfort Food: a Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten. It promises the recipes are easy to follow and taste great!

See You On Sunday: a cookbook for family and friends by Sam Sifton. Sifton feels that regular meals with family and friends are a great way to connect and to that end he includes 200 mostly simple and inexpensive recipes. There’s some time to experiment and find some new favorites for when we can all gather together again.

My kids are grown, but I wish I would have had these cookbooks when I was working full time with young children. Who am I kidding? I still want a good, easy meal in 30 minutes or less!

Quick and Delicious : 100 recipes to cook in 30 minutes or less by Gordon Ramsey

The Pioneer woman cooks : come and get it! : simple, scrumptious recipes for crazy busy lives by Ree Drummond

Easy soups from scratch with quick breads to match : 70 recipes to pair and share by Ivy Manning

Full plate : flavor-filled, easy recipes for families with no time and a lot to do by Aeysha Curry

5 ingredient semi-homemade meals by FlavCity : 50 easy & tasty recipes using the best ingredients from the grocery store by Bobby and Dessi Parrish.

We’ve also got cookbooks for those with special needs such as gluten-free, heart healthy, or FODMAP. Our newest cookbooks are on the first floor but we’ve got shelves of additional cookbooks on the second floor in the 641 area. We’re open for browsing on weekends or if you prefer to do your browsing online, place items on hold which can be picked up curbside Monday through Friday or on weekends.

Debbie Rosenberg is a member of Fond du Lac Public Library's reference department.