Cookbooks to Treasure

These days, it’s easy to find recipes online, but sometimes you want that tactile feel of flipping through a cookbook and discovering something special. These books are filled with mouth-watering recipes and stunning photography. Pick one up for your favorite cook or grab your own copy to flip through.

Feeding the Whole Family, fourth edition Cynthia Lair
Cynthia Lair’s Feeding the Whole Family is a standby for parents who want their family to eat healthy. Now in its fourth edition, the cookbook lays out a whole food diet from grains to meat and more. For the really little ones, each recipe comes with instructions for adapting meals for those just beginning to eat solid foods. It’s a must-have for the family kitchen. $29.95

Fika: Recipes For 30 Baking Classics. From Bite-Size Biscuits To Festive Classics IKEA
Try something Swedish with your holiday baking with this cookbook from IKEA. Fika is a hallmark of Swedish culture. It means taking a break for coffee and a quick bite to eat. Learn how to assemble baking classics with a book laid out with big photos and simple recipes. You’ll be assembling classics in no time, just like IKEA furniture. $7.99

Big Food Big Love: Down-Home Southern Cooking Full of Heart from Seattle’s Wandering Goose Heather L. Earnhardt
Seattle’s The Wandering Goose serves up Southern-style cooking like fried chicken, bread and butter pickles, and country ham. Now, you can make those recipes at home with chef Heather Earnhardt’s Big Food Big Love cookbook. The book has a personal tone as Earnhardt shares stories from her childhood growing up in the South. Itís a book you’ll want to bring to the kitchen or just curl up on the couch with for a good read. $24.95

Scandinavian Gatherings: From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast Melissa Bahen
Northwest author Melissa Bahen, who is also known as Lulu the Baker, has put together a go-to guide for a Scandinavian gathering. We’re not just talking about putting on some ABBA and road-tripping to the nearest IKEA. Bahen’s book has crafts that range from the everyday party to a Lucia Day party with sugared ginger snaps and spiced cider. $24.95

Happy Healthy Brain Michelle Babb
Research is finding that thereís a connection between what you eat and what you feel. That food-mood connection is thought to be tied to inflammation in the blood. With that in mind, nutritionist Michelle Babb has put together a tome of anti-inflammatory eating, said to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Try the spaghetti squash carbonara with sautéed vegetables or the raw coconut fudge brownies. So rich and delicious it will make your stomach and your brain happy. $22.95

Lark: Cooking Wild In The Northwest John Sundstrom
Seattle restaurant Lark is known for its seasonal fare, and now James Beard-award-winning chef John Sundstrom is sharing some of the recipes that put Lark on the map. You’ll get some of Sundstrom’s show-stopping recipes like razor clam chowder with turnip, truffle, and thyme or Neah Bay halibut with creamed nettles and morels. $29.95

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