ARSENIC AND ADOBO
by Mia P. Manansala
When a notoriously nasty food critic dies after eating in her family’s restaurant, Lila Macapagal becomes the prime suspect. Armed with the nosy auntie network, her barista best friend, and her trusted Dachshund, she sets out to find the real killer. This cozy mystery will leave you hungry for Lila’s next adventure.
by Herman Koch
This international bestseller features two couples who meet at a posh restaurant. During the five-course meal, from aperitif to digestif, the veneer of civility gives way to savage self-interest as the true meat of the matter is lain bare: what should be done about their violent teenage sons. A chilling look at the ugliness of keeping up appearances.
PRIDE, PREJUDICE, AND OTHER FLAVORS
by Sonali Dev
A delicious new take on Jane Austen’s classic tale has a driven neurosurgeon and a brilliant chef sorting their way through prejudices, first impressions, miscommunications, and family expectations on their way to love.
THE COLD DISH
by Craig Johnson
In this first book featuring Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire, revenge disrupts the serenity of a small community when a murder reignites tensions between the white population and the area’s Native Americans. The gorgeous setting and memorable characters make this an outstanding choice for mystery fans.
by Robin Sloan
Lois, a software engineer at a robotics company, finds her life fantastically redirected when she is entrusted with a very special sourdough starter that leads her to a secret market that fuses food with technology. Not your standard “girl begins baking and changes her life” fare.
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET
by Laekan Zea Kemp
Two teens work together to save a family restaurant and find love and opportunity along the way. An exploration of identity, found families, and the power of food, all nestled within a courageous and intensely loyal Chicanx community.
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
by Maurene Goo
Clara Shin is forced to spend her summer working on her father’s food truck alongside her uptight classmate Rose. Then there’s that cute boy from a rival food truck. Maybe this summer won’t be so bad after all. A relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you never thought to look.
FOR THE LOVE OF POPSICLES
by Sarah Bond
Frozen treats are a must for surviving the Florida heat. Try out one of the 75 healthy popsicles. The recipes and preparation are simple and include nutritional information and substitutions to accommodate taste preferences and food allergies.
SLIDERS AND ROLLERS: MINI BURGERS AND HOT DOGS
by David Cowie
“Sliders and Rollers” is made for the home cook who wants to try easy and different styles of entertaining. You’ll find easy-to-use recipes for burgers, buns, sauces, and sides. With meat, seafood, and plant-based options, you’re sure to find a party appetizer your guests will love.
THE NAKED KITCHEN VEGGIE BURGER BOOK
by Sarah Davies & Kristy Taylor
These recipes celebrate the burger in all its versatile glory, with simple, wholesome ingredients to create a wide variety of scrumptious vegetable- and bean-based burgers and accompaniments that everyone can enjoy. Spanning a number of different ethnic influences, from Mexican to Mediterranean to Asian, these burgers are as nutritious as they are fun and flavorful.
BLUE SKY WHITE STARS
by Sarvinder Naberhaus Illustrated by Kadir Nelson
Simple text and breathtaking illustrations combine to create this stirring tribute to the United States of America. Turn the pages to explore scenes from American life and celebrate the ways that we are united. This book is meant to be shared and embraced by all.
FOOD: A LOVE STORY
by Jim Gaffigan
The stand-up comedian and author has made his career rhapsodizing over food. Here, he hilariously catalogs the most treasured dishes of the American diet, decries the worst offenders, and attempts to answer the age-old question: “Which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?”
WICKED GOOD BURGERS
by Andy Husbands, Chris Hart, and Andrea Pyenson
If you’re looking to expand your burger repertoire, try out Wicked Good Burgers. You’ll learn the art and science of freshly grinding meats and cooking methods, like smoking, grilling, griddling, and sous vide that will give your burgers great flavor. Whether you’re looking to take your basic burger up a notch or incorporate new and unique ingredients, there’s something here for everyone.