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NOVEMBER 8, 2011
Celebrate Fall with Food
The upcoming book for the November 10th Arvada Book Group meeting is The Cookbook Collector by Allegra Goodman. While the book itself is a work of fiction centered on the complicated relationship between two very different sisters, the title has inspired me start to thinking about cooking. As we head deeper into the fall season, I have been searching for cookbooks that focus on making soups & stews, casseroles, roasts and all other manner of yummy, cold weather dishes. This has put me in the state of mind to start gathering new cookbooks and books about cooking. Here are a few I have come across lately: 


Nonfiction Books About Cooking:
Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton

Childrens’ books :
Eat Your Math Homework : Recipes for Hungry Minds by Ann McCallum
The Do It Myself Kids' Cookbook : Nothing Sharp, Nothing Hot by Laurie Goldrich Wolf
The Family Dinner : Great Ways to Connect with Your Kids, One Meal at a Time by Laurie David ; with recipes by Kirstin Uhrenholdt

Hunt, Gather, Cook : Finding the Forgotten Feast by Hank Shaw
Cooking in the Moment : a Year of Seasonal Recipes by Andrea Reusing
Fresh from the Market : Seasonal Cooking by Laurent Tourondel and Charlotte March
Slow Cooker Revolution by America’s Test Kitchen
Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Cookbook by Julie Kaufmann.

If you are in the mood for fiction with a foodie-themed twist try:
The Love Goddess' Cooking School by Melissa Senate
Cooking with Jane Austen from the Feasting with Fiction series by Kirstin Olsen
A Catered Thanksgiving : a Mystery with Recipes by Isis Crawford

Please consider the library if you are searching for good cookbooks or interesting books about cooking and food! All of the titles listed above are available or may be requested at our wonderful Jefferson County Public Libraries.

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