Cook the Book: Spectacular Sides

What meal is complete without sides? Join us this November for Cook the Book as we share our favorite side dishes!

Cook the Book is a monthly foodie meeting of the stomachs with Plano Public Library. Each month has a theme, and for November we’re celebrating side dishes! Once you register for the event, prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others, including the recipe! You can register for Cook the Book, meeting Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m., via Zoom.

Check out these books from our collection that are all about sides:

Fred Thompson’s Southern Sides: 250 dishes that really make the plate by Fred Thompson Request

On the side: a sourcebook of inspiring side dishes by Ed Smith Request

Sides: over 150 enticing accompaniments that make the meal by Melicia Phillips Request

On the side: more than 100 recipes for the sides, salads, and condiments that make the meal by Jessica Harris Request

Choosing sides: from holidays to every day, 130 delicious recipes to make the meal by Tara Mataraza Desmond Request

Soups + sides by Catherine Walthers Request      

Looking to compliment your meal with some suitable side dishes? We’ve scrounged up an eclectic range of cookbooks featuring side dishes to go with any meal or dietary restriction!  

The New Orleans kitchen: classic recipes and modern techniques for an unrivaled cuisine by Justin Devillier Request

The Southern Italian table by Arthur Schwartz Request

Julie Taboulie’s Lebanese Kitchen: authentic recipes for fresh and flavorful Mediterranean home cooking by Julie Ann Sageer Request

Coconuts & collards: recipes and stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South by Von Diaz Request

Sizzle & Smoke: the ultimate guide to grilling for diabetes, prediabetes, and heart health by Steve Petusevsky Request

Herbivoracious: a flavor revolution with 150 vibrant and original vegetarian recipes by Michael Natkin Request

Fresh from Poland: new vegetarian cooking from the old country by Michal Korkosz Request

Cooking the Japanese way by Reiko Weston Request


Cook the Book is a monthly foodie meeting of the stomachs with Plano Public Library. Each month has a theme, and for November we’re celebrating side dishes! Once you register for the event, prepare something delicious to “share” virtually with others, including the recipe! You can register for Cook the Book, meeting Tuesday, November 16 at 1 p.m., via Zoom.

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