Cook the Book: Orange

Check out our list of cookbooks featuring recipes with the flavor and color of orange.

Cook the Book is a monthly foodie meeting of the stomachs with Plano Public Library. Each month has a theme, and for October we’re featuring all things orange. Once you register for the event, be sure to prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others, including the recipe. Cook the Book meets on Tuesday, October 20 at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Here is a round up of various cookbooks available at the library, either in print or eBook, and potential “orange” recipes:

Orange Blossom & Honey: Magical Moroccan Recipes from the Souks to the Sahara by John Gregory-Smith Request

Orange recipes include: Cauliflower, Fennel, Orange and Saffron Salad; Fragrant Figs and Orange; Good Morning Marrakesh Orange and Dates; Orange Blossom and Honey Cake; Harissa Carrots

Rose Water & Orange Blossoms: Fresh and Classic Recipes from my Lebanese Kitchen by Maureen Abood Request

Orange recipes include: Carrot Coriander Pickle; Baked eggs with Spinach, Labneh, and Sumac; Apricot Preserves; Labneh with Orange, Avocado, Pomegranate and Honey; Orange Blossom and Raw Honey Tisane

Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven by Molly Gilbert Request | eBook

Orange recipes include: Chicken Legs with Fennel and Orange; Rack of Lamb with Herby Bread Crumbs and Buttered Carrots; Baked Apricot French Toast; Halloween Candy S’mores

The Paleo Effect: 150 All-Natural Recipes for a Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Lifestyle by Meghan Little and Angel Ayala Torres Request | eBook

Orange recipes include: Ginger Carrot Soup; Coconut-Curried Butternut Squash Soup; Sweet Potato Home Fries; Cranberry Tangerine Breakfast Muffins; Ginger-Glazed Carrots; Garlic Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Holiday-Spiced Pork Roast with Cranberries and Orange; Salmon and Sautéed Onions over Sweet Potato Mash

The Vegetable Dishes I Can’t Live Without by Mollie Katzen Request

Orange recipes include: Stir-Fried Carrots, Red Pepper and Red Onions with Roasted Cashews; Coconut-Ginger Carrots; Coated Carrots Afrique du Nord; Fennel with Oranges and Beets; Caramelized Onion-Orange Marmalade; Potato, Turnip and Carrot Gratin with Garlic-Herb Béchamel Sauce; Spaghetti Squash with Caramelized Onions and Crispy Sage Leaves

Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food by Nigella Lawson Request

Orange recipes include: Cauliflower and Cashew Nut Curry; Bitter Orange Tart; Salmon, Avocado, Watercress and Pumpkin Seed Salad; Apricot Almond Cake with Rosewater and Cardamom; Sweet Potato, Ginger and Orange Soup; Butternut Squash and Halloumi Burgers; Quick-Pickled Carrots; Sweet Potato and Chickpea Dip

Gizzi’s Healthy Appetite: Food to Nourish the Body and Feed the Soul by Gizzi Erskine Request

Orange recipes include: Maple Syrup, Orange and Rosemary Tart; Ceviche with Yuzu, Sesame and Kumquats; Cod’s Roe and Salmon Dip; Roasted Pumpkin; Burrata Salad with Peach, Melon and Parma Ham; Sticky Rice with Mango

Decadent Fruit Desserts: Fresh and Inspiring Treats to Excite Your Senses by Jackie Bruchez Request

Orange recipes include: Candied Kumquats; Strawberry-Apricot Brown Butter Crumble; Cranberry-Orange Bundt Cake; Peach Bakewell Tart; Nectarine Galette; Blood-Orange Bundt Cake; Apricot-Oatmeal Bars; Cantaloupe Rose Sorbet; Raspberry-Apricot Mascarpone Ice Cream; Passion Fruit Pastry Cream

The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select, Prep, Slice, Dice, and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini by Cara Mangini Request | eBook

Orange recipes include: Carrot Coconut Muffins; Chanterelles and Cream on Toast; Orange-Shallot Fiddlehead Ferns and Ricotta Crostini; Provençal-Style Braised Artichokes with Creamy Parmesan Polenta; Turkish Carrot Yogurt Dip; Tomato and Peach Salsa with Jalapeños and Cilantro; Carrot Ginger Soup with Crème Fraîche and Chives


Be sure to register for Cook the Book and join us on Tuesday, October 20 at 1 p.m. to share a delicious meal!

Looking for more food inspiration? Check out our other Cook the Book book lists on our blog.

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