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A Guide to Our Cookbook Collection
Hi, I'm Jenn Zipp and I love food. I love everything about it. I love eating it, I love cooking it, I love talking about it, and I really love reading about it. I'm so excited to share with you some of the cookbooks we have in store right now. I'm really proud of how much we've expanded our collection, not just in the number of titles we carry, but also in the efforts our buyers have put in to make sure that the authors and culinary cultures are as diverse as we are!
Here are a few of my favorites:
The recipes in this book are all about using what you have, and not feeling contractually bound to a recipe. It offers substitution suggestions for hard to find, out of season ingredients you may not have access to, or things you may just not like to eat. I also love that this book has a grocery shopping strategy to make sure that you're efficiently using your time, and being mindful of waste production.
Favorite Recipe: Spaghetti aglio e olio with all-o the parsley, page 143, is like the adult version of buttered pasta with garlic salt, a college favorite of mine.
Favorite Recipe: Sweet Potato Grits on page 229 (but a bigger call out to the poem RICE! by Gail Patricia Myers, PhD.)
Favorite Recipe: Miso Porridge with Banana + Sesame Brittle, page 75. I love savory oats!
Favorite Recipe: Budae Jiggae, page 101, comes with a beautiful story about what the meal historically means to many Korean people.
My copy of this book is very worn and used. There really is something for everyone in this one. It's also been a great "teaching" book. There are QR codes littered throughout the pages that link you to "how-to" video from the author. Don't know how to properly cut an onion for Molly's Orzo al Limone recipe? Scan the QR code and get a video from Molly herself to show you how!
Favorite Recipe: I've made the Slow-Roasted Piri-Piri(ish) Chicken with Crushed Potatoes and Aioli on page 77 so many times!
Favorite Recipe: Lychee and Ginger Soft Serve (although, I'd probably put half the amount of ground ginger in it, unless you love that nostril clearing sensation with every bite.)