Thursday, February 26, 2015

Over the Counter #253

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner. This seems to happen to me fairly often....lunch was on my mind.....

First up is You Gotta Eat Here Too! by James Catucci and Michael Vlessides.

From the publisher, Harper Collins Canada:

"More great joints and recipes from the hit Food Network series!

You Gotta Eat Here Too! showcases the great joints and legendary local restaurants that many of us have never heard of. You’ll discover the most delicious, mouth-watering food in Canada and meet the colourful characters that have turned these places into neighbourhood institutions. And you’ll visit some of the country’s best eateries—so get ready for a coast-to-coast road trip with outrageously good food, from the best Caribbean food in the Yukon to pulled-moose sandwiches in Labrador and much, much more." (And there's some fairly close to me!)

And if you don't want to eat out, how about brown bagging it? Find some new ideas in Love Your Lunchbox: 101 recipes to liven up lunchtime by James Ramsden.

From the publisher:

"Save money and eat more healthily with 101 recipes to replace the daily purchased sandwich, drink, and snack.There is a new trend toward lunch boxes as people are cutting back on daily spending, trying to eat more healthily, and aspiring to use things up, creating less waste. Fitting perfectly into this trend, this cookbook is a creative, inspiring source of lunch box recipes and ideas for urbanites, with quirky, original yet practical ideas. Each of the 101 recipes are healthier and cost less than the average café-bought sandwich and drink. As well as recipes for eating straight out of the box, there are ideas for utilizing the office kettle, toaster, or microwave to finish off. From super noodles with tofu and lemongrass, to smoked mackerel salad, there are ideas for winter warmers, light summer lunches, and delicious snacks as well as recipes for the budget conscious. Includes dual measurements."

(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)

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