There are some new titles of special interest at the Gays Mills Public Library. For the foodies out there the library has added three new titles. ‘The New Midwestern Table: 200 Heartland Recipes’ by Amy Thielen. The author grew up in rural northern of Minnesota eating the fare so familiar to most of us. She left the Midwest for New York City to hone her craft in the finer restaurants there. In 2008, she returned to the Midwest to rediscover the wealth and diversity of the midwestern table and to witness its reinvention.
‘The New Midwestern Table’ reveals all that Thielen’s come to love about the foods of her native Midwest, through updated classic recipes and numerous encounters with spirited home cooks and some of the region’s most passionate food producers.
‘In the Charcuterie: The Fatted Calf's Guide to Making Sausage, Salumi, Pates, Roasts, Confits, and Other Meaty Goods’ by Taylor Boetticher and Toponia Miller is another new title for the cookbook collection. This lovely cookbook takes the preparation of meat to a new level with more than 125 recipes and fully-illustrated instructions for making brined, smoked, cured, skewered, braised, rolled, tied, and stuffed meats at home, plus a primer on whole animal butchery.
With holiday baking just around the corner the library has added ‘Taste of Home Christmas: 465 recipes for a Merry Holiday.’ For those of you who read the magazine, it will be a treat to find so many holiday recipes in one lovely package.
It’s not completely about food at the library; we also have new and popular fiction by authors like Sue Grafton, John Sandford, Stephen King and Nicholas Sparks.
New non-fiction includes ‘Drama High: the Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater’ by Michael Sokolove. The author is a New York Times Magazine contributing author and a native of Levittown where the story takes place. Sokolove follows the director’s last school years as they work through dramas taking place both on and off the stage. This is a story of success in an unlikely setting and of an economically depressed but proud town finding hope in a gifted teacher and the magic of theater.
Drop by the library to see other new titles or browse the catalog from home. You can find a link to the catalog at the library website www.gaysmillslibrary.org.