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The first step to making progress in the kitchen is admitting what you do not know. I didn't know anything, so I started from square one: library books! The library carries a wealth of cooking, baking, and other books for those just getting started. For the more advanced there are a plethora of books with interesting recipes.









Various Books

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

Charcuterie exploded onto the scene in 2005 and encouraged an army of home cooks and professional chefs to start curing their own foods. This love song to animal fat and salt has blossomed into a bona fide culinary movement, throughout America and beyond, of curing meats and making sausage, pâtés, and confits.

The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation

Reinventing the traditional vegetarian repertoire, the author of the Moosewood Cookbook presents 250 recipes for simple and healthful dishes that celebrate vegetables in all their glory and juxtapose colors and textures to make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting.

Mr. Wilkinson's Vegetables: A Cookbook to Celebrate the Garden

This lush, creative cookbook celebrates the flavor and versatility of vegetables by bringing them to the center of the table in more than 80 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes. Too many of us let vegetables play second fiddle in meals that center on protein or carbs. For chef Matt Wilkinson, vegetables come first. He builds his dishes around vegetables that are in season, when they taste the best, are most affordable, and most readily available.

Vegetable Literacy

In her latest cookbook, Deborah Madison, America's leading authority on vegetarian cooking and author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone , reveals the surprising relationships between vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs within the same botanical families, and how understanding these connections can help home cooks see everyday vegetables in new light.

For Fun

Cooking Comically: Recipes so Easy You'll Actually Make Them

Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. Thats where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are as scrumptious to eat as they are easy to make.

A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook (Game of Thrones Cookbook)

Ever wonder what it's like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night's Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin's bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros's sights and sounds to vivid life. But one important ingredient has always been missing: the mouthwatering dishes that form the backdrop of this extraordinary world.

The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook

Bring Upstairs and Downstairs Fare to Your Table Nibble on Sybil's Ginger Nut Biscuits during tea. Treat yourself to Ethel's Beloved Crepes Suzette. Feast on Mr. Bates' Chicken and Mushroom Pie with a room full of guests. With this collection of delicacies inspired by Emmy Award-winning series Downton Abbey, you'll feel as sophisticated and poised as the men and women of Downton when you prepare these upstairs and downstairs favorites.