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June 8th is the start of the 2013 Adult Summer Reading Program: Reading is so Delicious.   So my thoughts have naturally turned to food, books and summer travel.  Have you ever picked a vacation spot just for the food?  Do you ever read cookbooks for fun?  Can’t take an exotic vacation this year?  Here are some books in the Library to help you escape this summer.


Cindy's Supper Club: Meals from Around the World to Share with Family and Friends

by Cindy Pawlcyn

It's no secret that legions of fans flock to Cindy Pawlcyn's restaurants for her globally influenced signature dishes. What is not so well known is that Cindy has turned her passions for cooking and travel into a popular supper club, where she creates an adventurous menu celebrating a different international cuisine each week. Cindy's Supper Club has become a destination event, presenting a world tasting tour on a plate.



Food Lover's Guide to the World: Experience the Great Global Cuisines

by Caroloyn Bain and others.

The world is your oyster. Or hot dog. Or camembert. When we travel, it’s often love at first bite. Food Lover’s Guide to the World presents a lifetime of eating experiences that will lead you from one end of the globe to the other. Take your taste buds on a tour around the world and cook up you next great culinary adventure. Includes celebrity food-lover contributions, best places to find local dishes in cities great and small, cultural tips and how-to-eat etiquette, introductions by Mark Bittman and James Oseland, and more than 50 recipes to cook back home.


Lunch in Paris: A Love Story, with Recipes

by Elizabeth Bard.

In Paris for a weekend visit, Elizabeth Bard sat down to lunch with a handsome Frenchman--and never went home again.

Peppered with mouth-watering recipes for summer ratatouille, swordfishtartareand molten chocolate cakes,Lunch in Parisis a story of falling in love, redefining success and discovering what it truly means to be at home. In the delicious tradition of memoirs like A Year in Provenceand Under the Tuscan Sun,this book is the perfect treat for anyone who has dreamed that lunch in Paris could change their life.


North Bay Farmers Markets Cookbook

by Brigette Moran.

The author includes the history of the Farmer's Market  and North Bay farmers and rachers share their favorite recipes.




Try This: Traveling the Globe Without Leaving the Table

by Danyelle Freeman.

Witty and charming, Try This is an adventurous and accessible guide to eating out in the twenty-first century, perfect for anyone who loves food but   wants to break out of a restaurant rut. From banh mi to bocadillos, spotted dick to soup dumplings, meze to ma po tofu, Try This travels the culinary map as it demystifies unfamiliar foods in sparkling prose that will leave your stomach growling.

From newbie foodies to experienced eaters, there’s something in Try This for everyone to discover. In the Restaurant Girls own words, "Im writing this book for anyone whos ever looked at a menu and had a question. Anyone whos had a plate put in front of him and wondered what the hell was in it?" Convivial and encouraging, Try This reminds us that eating out is a delicious adventure: "Life is one long feast. Devour it."


Turkey: More than 100 Recipes with Tales from the Road

by Leanne Kitchen

Turkey's culinary customs are as rich and varied as its landscape, and award-winning food writer Leanne Kitchen does justice to them both with more than 170 glorious photographs of the country's foods and people that make readers want to drop everything and board the next plane. More than 100 recipes from across seven diverse regions—including the narrow streets of Istanbul, a fishing village on the Aegean, and the sheep-lined roads near Lake Van—showcase the best of Turkish cuisine. Comforts of the countryside and delicacies from the Ottoman Court.



Excerpts from reviews provided in our catalog by Syndetics.

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Linda works as a librarian at the Civic Center Library.

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