Your Friday Five

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Your Friday Five

Cook Up A Storm This Summer

Welcome to the Northeast Library blog series, Your Friday Five! Each week, the children's and teen staff will round up five of their favorite resources and reads around a certain topic. This Friday, we are celebrating creative and cultural cuisine with cookbooks! 
As summer approaches and school lets out, it's time to think about beaches and barbecue. Take a look at these cookbooks to find your inspiration for delicious eats this summer and all year round!

vegetarian cookbook coverVegetarian Cooking Around the World

The recipes in this book will have you feeling like a cultural cuisine connoisseur. Try your hand at making some whole wheat bread. If that doesn't work out, pick your favorite continent and make a dish from one of its countries. I'm looking forward to making Lentil Soup, the Spanish way!
Teens Cook DessertTeens Cook Dessert

For the teen with a sweet tooth, check out this collection of delicious desserts. If you don't fall in love with the peppermint ice cream sandwiches, then I'm sure one of the of the other seventy-four recipes will stand out to you.
Emeril Lagassi CookbookEmeril's There's A Chef In My World!

Check out some more yummy dishes from around the world, with Emeril Lagasse as your culinary arts guru. There's no need to go to IKEA when this book shows you how to make your own Swedish Meatballs!
grow it cook it cookbookGrow It. Cook It.

What could be better than living a sustainable lifestyle? Grow your own food and then cook what you've cultivated. In this book you'll find basic recipes for crops you can grow in your urban garden. After you've picked the spinach you've tended to, why not make some Green Leaf Tarts?
Unofficial Hunger Games cookbookThe Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
 With all of the buzz Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy has gotten, it should be no surprise that there is an entire book dedicated to the meals of the citizens of Panem. If you're feeling adventurous, why not test the recipe for Lamb Stew, one of Katniss' favorites?

Check out these books and more at your neighborhood branch! Until next time, friends. 
                                                                              -Whitney J, Youth Services Library Associate