Thursday, July 16, 2015

Over the Counter #272

What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? This week it was a couple of cookbooks that caught my eye...

First up is The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook:Wickedly Good Meals and Desserts to Die For by Kate White.

From the publisher, Quirk Books:

"Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more."

And next up is Better on Toast: Happiness on a Slice of Bread--70 Irresistible Recipes by Jill Donenfeld.

From the publisher, William Morrow:

"A fresh, fun, easy, cookbook, filled with color photographs, that reveals all the delectable things you can do with toast, one of today’s hottest culinary trends. The recipes serve as a flavor profile building blocks, making Better on Toast a great introductory cooking guide, too! Whether she’s frantically preparing for an impromptu gathering with friends, looking for an energy boost before the gym, or home alone staring into the fridge for a midnight snack, Jill Donenfeld turns to one dish that always satisfies—Toast. Tartine, open-faced sandwich, smørbrød—whatever you call it, it’s that single slice of perfect bread stacked high with fresh, flavorful toppings. Better on Toast features delicious, quick, easy-to-follow recipes for toasts with every possible topping—from hot to cold and savory to sweet. Anyone can make delicious toasts, no matter his or her level of experience or kitchen size. Whether you use thick-cut French bread, slices of whole wheat, or her gluten-free bread recipe, Jill puts emphasis on flavor, using quality, wholesome ingredients to make each recipe stand out.

With Better on Toast, you can enjoy these elegant yet simple meals anytime and for any occasion, using classic ingredients in new ways and playing with interesting ingredients you’ve always wondered about."

(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!)


Vicki said...

Both books look good. I'm on a cookbook quick so Better On Toast really caught my eye!

Vicki said...

That's not even what I meant to say. I meant to say that I've had The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook on my tbr list for a while and Better On Toast really caught my eye too.

Lindsay said...

How funny -- that Mystery Writers of America cookbook caught my eye at work too! I checked it out and it ended up languishing in the coffee table for a few weeks before I finally brought it back mostly unread. There was one recipe at the very front, though, for some sort of delicious-sounding french toast that got my mouth watering!

Luanne said...

Hmm, sounds like I need to do more than scan the Mystery Writers one! How funny that it caught your eye too Lindsay! And Vicki I don't love cooking, so anything on toast sounds good to me!