Ruffage: A Practical Guide To Vegetables

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January 2, 2020

Broaden your horizons in 2020:


“Caribbean.” This comprehensive guide covers more than 130 Caribbean islands. From Harrison’s Cave in Barbados to the rum distilleries of Jamaica, you will never run out of interesting, historical adventures. The city maps, guided walking tours, and 3-D drawings of historical sights will add insight into the culture of these unique islands. Don’t forget to enjoy all of the local drink and food. (DK Eyewitness)

“Essential Costa Rica” The “Best Of” features in this travel guide will not only help you find the best beaches in Costa Rica, but also the best food and activities. It’s easy to map out day trips to zip line through the Monteverdi cloud forest or surf the Nicoya Peninsula. There are canopy tours, rainforests to see, and for the coffee lovers out there, make sure to check out “Coffee, the Golden Bean”. (Fodor’s Travel)

“Maui.” Who wouldn’t want to start their day scuba diving in the beautiful Pacific Ocean followed by a Polynesian feast and coconut porter beer by a bonfire on the beach? Along with a comprehensive Hawaiian phrasebook, this travel guide includes history, cultural customs, and detailed maps. Maui is the perfect place to check out dormant volcanoes and swim with sea turtles. (Moon)

“Southern California.” With a new design and colorful maps, you’ll be checking out the San Diego Zoo or wandering around Joshua tree in no time. All recommendations for restaurants, hotels, and entertainment are updated and day trips are laid-out for easy excursions. Local writers also give “under-the-radar gems” that will take you to some of the best SoCal spots you’ve never heard of. (Fodor’s Travel)


Berens, Abra. “Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables.” With hundreds of recipes this cookbook shows home chefs how to buy, store, and cook twenty-nine types of vegetables. From “asparagus to zucchini” each chapter explains a variety of ways to prepare each vegetable, including confit, blistered, and roasted. Add a protein or just enjoy delicious dishes like Massaged Kale with Creamed Mozzarella, Tomatoes, and Wild Rice. (641.56 CIL)

Gleeson, Erin. “The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels.” While author Erin Gleeson traveled Europe, she collected recipes from Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France that she believes showcase the best of the Mediterranean cuisines. All of them are included in this book along with spectacular photographs and watercolor illustrations that set the mood for nothing short of a feast. (641.5636 GLE)

Lee, Jennifer Tyler. “Half the Sugar All the Love: A Family Cookbook: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.” Current research indicates that “our children routinely consume three times the recommended daily allowance of added sugar,” putting them at risk for serious health problems in the future. The recipes in this book have cut the sugar in half, or more, but are still delicious and satisfying. (641.5638 LEE)

Tipton-Martin, Toni. Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking.” Sweet potato biscuits, buttermilk fried chicken, and pecan pie with bourbon are just a few of the mouthwatering recipes that can be found in this cookbook. Along with history, stories, and techniques, author Toni Tipton-Martin shows how African American cooking has influenced everything we eat in our country today. (641.5973 TIP)


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