West Slope Library Booklist – July 2015


It’s July, which means we’re right in the middle of Summer Reading. Have you signed up yet?

For adults, simply register online and read, and you’re entered for bi-weekly prize drawings. You can also submit a book review to be entered in the grand prize drawing.

Children and teens can come into the library to register until July 25, and they receive a free book and other prizes for completing reading logs.

And in case you are wondering: Yes, reading a cookbook counts as participation in Summer Reading. See below. wink 

 

Canning & Preserving

The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round

The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving: Over 300 Recipes to Use Year-Round

By Topp, Ellie
Author Howard, Margaret
2007-03 – Firefly Books
9781554072675



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Canning and preserves don’t have to be all day marathons – this book explains how to do up a few jars with little time and fuss. Detailed instructions, some microwave suitable, and this edition now includes freezer preserves and over 300 recipes.

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Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving

Saving the Season: A Cook’s Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving

By West, Kevin
2013-06 – Knopf Publishing Group
9780307599483



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A stylish, richly illustrated, practical guide for home cooks and preserving enthusiasts, the first cookbook from journalist West, author of the popular blog Savingtheseason.com. Incorporating classic favorites and new flavors, West offers more than 100 recipes, organized by season, for sweet preserves and savory pickles, easy-to-can vegetables and fruits, and condiments.

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Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round

Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round

By McClellan, Marisa
2012-05 – Running Press Book Publishers
9780762441433



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Popular food blogger Marisa McClellan takes you through all manner of food in jars, storing away the tastes of all seasons for later. Basics like jams and jellies are accompanied by pickles, chutneys, conserves, whole fruit, tomato sauces, salsas, marmalades, nut butters, seasonings, and more. Small batches make them easy projects for a canning novice to tackle, and the flavors of vanilla bean,

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All about Canning & Preserving

All about Canning & Preserving

By Rombauer, Irma Von Starkloff
Joint Author Becker, Marion Rombauer
Joint Author Becker, Ethan
2002-08 – Scribner Book Company
0743215028



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Employing 150 full-color photos, this authoritative reference shows the best ways to can and preserve in easy-to-follow steps. Featured are some never-before published "Joy of Cooking" secrets.

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Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects

Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It: And Other Cooking Projects

By Solomon, Karen
Photographer Martine, Jennifer
2009-04 – Ten Speed Press
9781580089586



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A collection of 75 recipes for making artisan foods and drinks at home. Detailed instructions, prep-ahead tips, shopping lists, and optional extras outline the shortest route between crafty cooks and a pantry full of hand-labeled, gift-worthy creations.

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Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects

Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects

By Solomon, Karen
2011-07 – Ten Speed Press
9781580085755



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Solomon–veteran food writer and author of"Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It"–brings forth a new collection of 75-plus recipes for condiments (plum catsup), cereals (cornflakes), crunchy snacks (tortilla chips), beverages (soy milk), and more that cooks can make themselves.

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Cooking from the Garden

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook: 225 Recipes for All Kinds of Squash

The Classic Zucchini Cookbook: 225 Recipes for All Kinds of Squash

By Ralston, Nancy C.
Joint Author Jordan, Marynor
Joint Author Chesman, Andrea
2002-06 – Storey Books
9781580174534



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Revised and updated, The Classic Zucchini Cookbook is like a new book -weighted to the way we eat today, and with a completely reworked format and design. Ninety new recipes have been added, and the existing recipes have been revamped. All-new illustrations have been added. Hundreds of boxes on zucchini and squash varieties; grower profiles; advice on how to select, store, clean, and preserve; fun

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Falcon Guide: Pacific Northwest Berry Book: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Berries Throughout the Pacific Northwest

Falcon Guide: Pacific Northwest Berry Book: Finding, Identifying, and Preparing Berries Throughout the Pacific Northwest

By Krumm, Bob
2013-06 – FalconGuide
9780762784370



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The Pacific Northwest Berry Book combines the updated and revised information of a field guide and the fun of a cookbook. Learn to identify 15 berry and fruit species using non-technical descriptions, habitat hints, and color photos.

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Pick Fresh Cookbook: Creating Irresistible Dishes from the Best Seasonal Produce

Pick Fresh Cookbook: Creating Irresistible Dishes from the Best Seasonal Produce

By Cooking Light
2013-04 – Oxmoor House
9780848739157



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In 288 pages, "Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook "will share the secrets to buying, growing, and cooking your favorite fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Bursting with beautiful color photographs, this book is an invaluable resource for home cooks, novice gardeners, and food lovers alike. "Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook" includes: Cooking Light Pick Fresh Cookbook "features "Fruits,


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Plants with Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden

Plants with Benefits: An Uninhibited Guide to the Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits, Flowers & Veggies in Your Garden

By Yoest, Helen
2014-01 – St. Lynn’s Press
9780989268806



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Are some plants aphrodisiacs, or is that just a myth? Garden expert and plant detective Helen Yoest takes us on a romp through history, lore and ethnobotany to find out how 50 of these plants got their ""hot"" reputation – and what modern science has to say about it. Discover which common garden plants and favorite edibles have that ""something extra,"" and why. Plants With Benefits is filled with

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The Big Summer Cookbook: 300 Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for Those Lazy, Hazy Days

The Big Summer Cookbook: 300 Fresh, Flavorful Recipes for Those Lazy, Hazy Days

By Cox, Jeff
2010-04 – John Wiley & Sons
9780470114278



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Celebrate the season’s bounty with these luscious summer recipes!

Summer is the most delicious season, when markets burst with the sweetest fruits, the juiciest vegetables, and the freshest, most aromatic herbs. It’s also the season when we gather in parks and backyards for picnics and barbecues, armed with ready supplies of meat for the grill, summery salads and sides, refreshing ice-cold

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The New Greenmarket Cookbook: Recipes and Tips from Today's Finest Chefs: The Stories Behind the Farms That Inspire Them

The New Greenmarket Cookbook: Recipes and Tips from Today’s Finest Chefs: The Stories Behind the Farms That Inspire Them

By Langholtz, Gabrielle
2014-05 – Da Capo Lifelong Books
9780738216898



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"There’s a kind of magic that the Greenmarket holds, that even in this most urbanized of landscapes, we can eat a locally grown Bosc pear whose glorious taste can cause our experience of the world to shift."–From the foreword by Jim Oseland, "Saveur"
Founded in 1976 with 12 farmers in a parking lot, New York’s famed Greenmarket has now grown to become the largest and most diverse network of


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Grilling

The Barbecue! Bible

The Barbecue! Bible

By Raichlen, Steven
Photographer Fink, Ben
2008-05 – Workman Publishing
9780761149439



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From "America’s master griller" (Esquire), here’s the biggest, baddest, best salute to our passion for barbecue, now in a full-color edition. A 500-recipe celebration of sizzle and smoke, Steven Raichlen’s award-winning The Barbecue! Bible unlocks the secrets of live-fire cooking with top dishes, the tastiest sauces, and insider techniques and tips. It’s got everything: how to grill the perfect

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Weber's New Real Grilling

Weber’s New Real Grilling

By Purviance, Jamie
Photographer Turner, Tim
2013-04 – Oxmoor House
9780376027986



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Complete with more than 200 simple, classic, and–most of all–drop-to-your-knees delicious recipes, this book explores the foods and flavors that are made for grilling: the very best recipes for beef, pork, poultry, and seafood, and the best rubs, marinades, brines, and sauces.

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The Cook's Illustrated Guide to Grilling and Barbecue

The Cook’s Illustrated Guide to Grilling and Barbecue

By Cook’s Illustrated Magazine
2005-05 – America’s Test Kitchen
0936184868



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The Cook’s Illustrated Guide to Grilling and Barbecue is a comprehensive nuts and bolts volume tht thoroughly examines outdoor cooking starting with the basics. The 12-page introduction to grilling, Outdoor Cooking 101, walks you step-by-step through the essentials of grilling, grill-roasting, and barbecuing using both charcoal and gas grills.

And since outdoor cooking requires just the right

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The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes for Delicious Steaks, Chicken, Ribs, Chops, Vegetables, Shrimp, and Fish

The Big-Flavor Grill: No-Marinade, No-Hassle Recipes for Delicious Steaks, Chicken, Ribs, Chops, Vegetables, Shrimp, and Fish

By Schlesinger, Chris
Author Willoughby, John
Photographer Anderson, Ed
2014-03 – Ten Speed Press
9781607745273



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The best-selling team of chef Chris Schlesinger and Cook’s "Illustrated "executive editor John Willoughby present a radically simple method of applying flavor boosters to ingredients hot off the grill, maximizing flavor and dramatically reducing grilling time over traditional marinades.

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Growing Your Own Meals

The Family Kitchen Garden: How to Plant, Grow, and Cook Together

The Family Kitchen Garden: How to Plant, Grow, and Cook Together

By Liebreich, Karen
Author Wagner, Jutta
Author Wendland, Annette
2009-04 – Timber Press (OR)
9781604690507



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Month-by-month garden activities; easy techniques and recipes; A-Z of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers.

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Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

Starter Vegetable Gardens: 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Organic Gardens

By Pleasant, Barbara
Photographer Gruen, John
2010-03 – Storey Publishing
9781603425292



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Pleasant, a master gardener and award-winning gardening writer, takes the guesswork out of growing food, explaining in simple, straightforward language how to start, maintain, and expand a bountiful vegetable garden in small, manageable spaces.

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Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guide to Kitchen Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful and Functional Culinary Garden

Taylor’s Weekend Gardening Guide to Kitchen Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful and Functional Culinary Garden

By Barash, Cathy Wilkinson
1998-05 – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
0395827493



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For beauty and practicality, nothing can equal the popular kitchen garden, with its combination of ornamental and edible plants.

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Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

Backyard Bounty: The Complete Guide to Year-Round Organic Gardening in the Pacific Northwest

By Gilkeson, Linda
2011-03 – New Society Publishers
9780865716841



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Packed with a wealth of information specific to the Pacific Northwest, this complete guide emphasizes low-maintenance organic gardening methods, exposes common gardening myths, and includes a monthly garden schedule for year-round planting and harvesting.

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Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener's Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

Fresh Food from Small Spaces: The Square-Inch Gardener’s Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting

By Ruppenthal, R. J.
2008-11 – Chelsea Green Publishing Company
9781603580281



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Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive "how-to" guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to

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How to Grow Food: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing All Kinds of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Salads and More

How to Grow Food: A Step-By-Step Guide to Growing All Kinds of Fruits, Vegetables, Herbs, Salads and More

By Gianfresco, Richard
2011-01 – Firefly Books
9781554078066



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A comprehensive, no-nonsense guide to kitchen gardening on any scale.

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Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts

By Fallon, Peggy
2007-06 – DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
9780756628857



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There’s a new twist in the world of frozen desserts: homemade. Learn step-by-step how to use each type of ice cream machine on the market, and then indulge your creativity in the kitchen with this fully illustrated guide, packed with over one hundred flavorful treats, from classic French Vanilla Gelato to extravagant Chocolate-Chipotle Ice Cream.


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The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments

By Lebovitz, David
Photographer Hata, Lara
2007-05 – Ten Speed Press
9781580088084



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A full-color collection of 150 recipes for ice creams, sorbets, and granitas (plus sauces, mix-ins, and vessels) from celebrated pastry chef David Lebovitz, formerly of Chez Panisse and author of The Great Chocolate Book and Room for Dessert.


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Iced: 180 Very Cool Concoctions

Iced: 180 Very Cool Concoctions

By Lawson, Jane
Other O’Brien, Sarah
Photographer Robinson, Tim
2006-12 – Thunder Bay Press (CA)
9781592236954



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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Grab your favorite spoon and surrender to the tongue-numbing delights found in "Iced."
The coolest cookbook around, "Iced" is filled with 200 very chilly, very yummy, classic and contemporary recipes for iced desserts from around the world, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and fuss-free preparation — perfect for the busy modern cook.


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Williams-Sonoma Collection: Ice Cream

Williams-Sonoma Collection: Ice Cream

By Goodbody, Mary
Editor Williams, Chuck
As Told by Williams, Chuck
2003-05 – Free Press
0743243676



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Vanilla, strawberry, chocolate, coffee: Everyone has a favorite flavor of ice cream. As a simple treat on a hot summer afternoon or an elegant finish to a special meal, ice cream is a versatile dessert that is delightfully easy to make at home.

Williams-Sonoma Collection "Ice Cream" offers more than 40 recipes for rich ice creams, tangy sorbets, and flavorful granitas. When delicious

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No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats

No-Churn Ice Cream: Over 100 Simply Delicious No-Machine Frozen Treats

By Bilderback, Leslie
2015-05 – St. Martin’s Griffin
9781250054388



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Discover how to make homemade ice cream and other desserts
In every country you’ll find people eating ice cream on street corners, in markets, and in fancy restaurants. But the number of people who make it at home is much smaller. The reason? Making this sweet treat yourself is kind of a pain. Ice cream machines can be expensive, bulky and hard to store, or cheap and inefficient. But what


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