Cook the Book: Latest Cooking Trends

For our August Cook the Book (virtual) meet-up, we’re discussing our fave trends in cooking.

Cook the Book is our monthly foodie-literary meet up, and is next meeting on Tuesday, August 18 at 1 p.m. This month we’re talking all about food trends, and our favorite recipes and tips that go along with them.

Prepare a dish to share with others via Zoom and bring with your favorite recipes. Register online here.

What cooking trends have you tried? Pressure cooking? Slow cooker? Bread baking? Below are cookbooks we have in the library collection following these trends (and more), with links to check them out.

Pressure Cooking

Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners: 600 Easy and Delicious Instant Pot Recipes for Fast and Healthy Meals by Emilia Mitchell Request

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot that Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski eBook

Mediterranean Instant Pot: Easy, Inspired Meals for Eating Well from American’s Test Kitchen eBook

Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains and One-Pot Recipes Using a Traditional or Electric Pressure Cooker by JL Fields Request

This Old Gal’s Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Nearly 100 Easy and Delicious Recipes for Your Instant Pot and Pressure Cooker by Jill Selkowitz eBook

Keto Cooking With your Instant Pot: Recipes for Fast and Flavorful Ketogenic Meals by Karen S. Lee Request


Slow Cooker

Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook : 200 Low-Fuss, Good-For-You Recipes from American Heart Association Request

I Quit Sugar: Slow Cooker Cookbook: Easy, Nutritious Slow-Cooker Recipes for Busy Folk & Families by Sarah Wilson Request

The Whole30 Slow Cooker: 150 Totally Compliant Prep-and-Go Recipes for Your Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig Request or eBook

Martha Stewart’s Slow Cooker: 110 Recipes for Flavorful, Foolproof Dishes, Plus Test-Kitchen Tips and Strategies Request or eBook

The Mexican Slow Cooker: Recipes for Mole, Enchiladas, Carnitas, Chile Verde Pork, and More Favorites by Deborah Schneider Request

The Complete Slow Cooker: From Appetizers to Desserts – 400 Must-Have Recipes that Cook While you Play (or Work) from America’s Test Kitchen Request


Bread Baking

手作面包 / Shou zuo mian bao = Bread: Baking by Hand or Bread Machine by 特耶, 艾瑞克 Request

The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook: Artisanal Baking from Around the World by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez Request

The Pink Whisk Guide to Bread Making: Brilliant Baking Step-by-Step by Ruth Clemens eBook

Flour Water Salt Yeast: the Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza by Ken Forkish Request or eBook

Gluten-Free Baking at Home: 102 Foolproof Recipes for Delicious Breads, Cakes, Cookies, and More by Jeffrey Larsen Request

Super Sourdough by James Morton Request


Canning and Preserving

Beyond Canning: New Techniques, Ingredients, and Flavors to Preserve, Pickle, and Ferment like Never Before by Autumn Giles Request

Canning Back to Basics: a Foolproof Guide to Canning Jams, Jellies, Pickles, and More from Ball Request

Not Your Mama’s Canning Book: Modern Canned Goods and What to Make with Them by Rebecca Lindamood Request

Canning for a New Generation: Bold, Fresh Flavors for the Modern Pantry by Liana Krissoff Request

Wisdom for Home Preservers: 500 Tips for Pickling, Canning, Curing, Smoking and More by Robin Ripley Request

Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions by Domenica Marchetti Request


Kitchen Gardening

The Family Kitchen Garden by Karen Liebreich Request

The Kitchen Garden Month by Month by Alan Buckingham Request

The Kitchen Garden: Fresh Ideas for Luscious Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, and Fruit by Norma Coney Request

Designing the New Kitchen Garden: an American Potager Handbook by Jennifer Bartley Request

Homegrown Harvest: a Season-by-Season Guide to a Sustainable Kitchen Garden Request

The Container Gardener’s Bible: a Step-by-Step Guide to Growing in all Kinds of Containers, Conditions, and Locations by Joanna Harrison Request


Air Frying

Healthy Air Fryer Cookbook: 100 Great Recipes with Fewer Calories and Less Fat by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC eBook

Air Fry Everything! by Meredith Laurence Request

The Air Fryer Bible: More Than 200 Healthier Recipes for Your Favorite Foods by Susan LaBorde and Elizabeth Hickman eBook

The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook: Amazingly Easy Recipes to Fry, Bake, Grill, and Roast with Your Air Fryer by Linda Larsen Request

The “I Love My Air Fryer” Keto Diet Recipe Book From Veggie Frittata to Classic Mini Meatloaf, 175 Fat-Burning Keto Recipes by Sam Dillard eBook


Get more cooking and baking ideas with digital magazines!

Your Plano Public Library card gets you free access to dozens of digital magazines like Eating Well, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, Clean Eating, Cook’s Illustrated and more. We have two apps for digital magazines: Flipster and RBdigital.

To read more about getting started with Flipster, see our blog post here.

To read more about getting started with RBdigital, see our blog post here.

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