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Happy National Cookie (Lit) Day!

We're celebrating National Cookie Day with a list of literary-related cookie recipes.Read More ›

Recipes from the Reluctant Camper

Summer would not be complete without a night spent with only a thin layer of nylon separating you from the starry sky and the cool night air... am I right?Read More ›

A Super Bowl of Snacks: Books for Making Football Food

Some people are there for the game, some people for the commercials, but the rest of us are really just there for the food. Read More ›

Around the World in 80 Cookbooks

If you are bored with cooking the same dishes or wish to challenge yourself, draw inspiration form this list of cookbooks arranged by country. Read More ›

Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Celebrate with these recipes ranging from the basic to the advanced. Read More ›

Bake Like New York's Best Bakeries!

If you've ever thought about trying to replicate your favorite sweet or savory treats, check out the cookbooks from these famous NYC bakeries.Read More ›

15 Smoothie Recipe Books

Who doesn't love a refreshing smoothie? Here are some titles with smoothie recipe recommendations.Read More ›

Chocolate Lovers, Rejoice: National Brownie Day Is Here

If you were looking for an excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate today, it’s National Brownie Day! Find books at the library that will satisfy any brownie lover.Read More ›

Mid-Manhattan Cookie Lit

What's better than curling up with a good book? Curling up with a good book and some book related cookies! In honor of National Cookie Day, the staff at Mid-Manhattan Library put together some deliciously literate cookies for your enjoyment!Read More ›

The Electric Pressure Cooker Saves the Holidays!

During the holiday season, an electric pressure cooker is like having an extra person in the kitchen. The library has books and information to help you get the most out of yours.Read More ›

The Process Behind the Produce: What's In Your Food?

Recent books on food processing and additives.Read More ›

Podcast #79: Alice Waters on the Pleasures of the Palate

Self-described "restaurantrice, forager, teacher, mother, romantic, purist, rebel" Alice Waters has been one of the most instrumental figures in drawing attention to the Slow Food movement.This week on podcast, we're happy to present Alice Waters discussing the pleasures of good food and wine.Read More ›

The Ticketless Traveler: Food and Cooking Edition

Whether your desire is to visit a faraway locale for a taste of the local delicacies, or just to shake up your weeknight cooking with some new, unfamiliar spices, there is so much inspiration to be found at the library.Read More ›

Gazpacho: A Soup For All Seasons

Hot days call for cold soup. ¿Puedes decir gazpacho?Read More ›

Cooking the Books: Spring 2015 Edition

This Spring, everything is coming up foodie! Here is a list of recent books on cooking and eating.Read More ›

Cooking the Books: A Year in Dishes

As the days of the year count down, and the numbers on the bathroom scale go up post-holiday feasting, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of the delectable and sumptuous cookbooks I've encountered this year. Read More ›

Food Studies 101 Reading List

With the holidays upon us, food is a topic at the front of our minds. The centerpiece of our tables, cultures, and familial traditions, food is nourishment for both body and mind. What we eat, however, is also at the center of a growing discipline that marries science and the humanities. Read More ›

Gil Marks: Maven and Mensch

Gil Marks, the author of several cookbooks and of the indispensable Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, died last Friday morning at the age of 62. Read More ›

Food Luminaries Share Kitchen Insights with NYPL

We love eating food, obviously. But, we also love reading about it, planning it, and making it. Now, add to that list hearing culinary masters wax poetic. Over the years, NYPL has been lucky enough to host some of the world's top chefs, food writers, chocolatiers, and other taste-makers. Here are some of the best recipes, culinary tips, and philosophies of cuisine from the NYPL video archive.Read More ›

Memoirs with Recipes

Memoirs with recipes: two great book categories that taste great together!Read More ›
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