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Monday, July 4, 2011

July Staff Picks

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We could have gone with the theme of fireworks, holidays, heat, pools, any other 4th of July regulars, but we decided on a universal one instead: Summer Food.  All these books have something to do with cooking, eating, preparing or describing food.  We've given you a bit a of fiction, a touch of non-fiction, more than a few cookbooks, and a classic thrown in for good measure.  Enjoy! 

Karen K.: You Can't Drink All Day If You Don't Start In the Morning by Celia Rivenbark.  A few southern recipes served up with saucy southern essays sarcasm and social commentary.

Cary H.: Food, Inc. Can you handle the truth?  Find out where your meat comes from!

Lisa E.:  Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.  The author's memoir about the year she and her family vowed to eat homegrown or locally grown food for a year.  The fresh summer produce and recipes sound especially delicious.

Deanne H.: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  "Where for the Lord's sake did you get the amazin' pickles? and all that kind of humbug talky talk, just the way people always does at a supper you know."

Joyce D.: Goldy Culinary Mysteries by Dianne Mott Davidson.  A series of mysteries featuring Goldy Schulz.  Each title is food related and recipes and menus are an essential part of the story.

Pam O.: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes From an Accidental Country Girl by Ree Drummond.  Photography book disguised as a cookbook - photos and story are fun, recipes are delicious, downhome dishes.

Katherine R.: The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.  This is the story of a cooking class where each of the students attending has unique life circumstances.  Each character is given her/his own chapter.

Dani G.:  Fast, Fresh and Green by Susie Middleton.  Healthy recipes for busy summers.

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