Food & Drink

Food & Drink

The best fall cookbooks

Fall is a season that many of us look forward to, not only for the weather and the sports and the holidays, but because that’s when publishers tend to drop their best and often heftiest cookbooks. This year’s collection is a terrific one, loaded with books from notable chefs and much-loved cookbook writers and television personalities (Anthony Bourdain! Alton Brown!), with new baking books, conveniently in time for cookie season. Whether you’re looking for cookbooks to gift, cookbooks to cook from for your own holiday tables or just want something to read while you watch football, we’ve highlighted 10 of our favorites.

Food & Drink

Shrimp makes quick meal

No time for food shopping during this busy season? Keep frozen shrimp, a bottle of tomato salsa, rice and frozen broccoli on hand for a no-fuss dinner. I prefer mild salsa in this recipe. If you like more fire, use a medium or hot salsa. For this dinner, toss the shrimp with the salsa and cook the broccoli and linguine together. I like to keep pine nuts on hand to add extra zip to recipes. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

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Tragic buggy accidents: Grief weighs on Eicher hearts

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. The children have their Thanksgiving feast at school today. Their cooking class teacher has to have a lot of patience to show all the students how to prepare this meal. Daughters Verena, Loretta, son Benjamin, and I plan to attend the feast. It is rainy here so Benjamin doesn’t have construction work today. Daughters Susan and Elizabeth and baby Abigail plan to go too.

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Get cooking with these classic books

Something in your kitchen may have been passed down through the generations, and I don’t mean a re-gifted fruit cake. I’m speaking of cookbooks. Certain cookbooks have become classics, reprinted several times and remaining popular even with the abundance of cooking websites. The library is a great place to peruse both old and new cookbooks. From the iconic to the trendy, the Manatee County Public Library has something for you.

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