I will be the first to admit that February is not my favorite month. Quite often February features challenging weather (rain and/or snow) which in turn makes me feel like spring will NEVER arrive.
Fortunately, all that bad weather inspires me to do two of my favorite things: One of these is reading (no surprise there, right?) and the other is cooking.
Although I have a sizeable collection of my own cookbooks (and access to wonderful online recipe collections like Epicurious) I know that I can always find inspiration, good advice, appealing photos and excellent recipes in my library’s HUGE cookbook collection.
KRL’s cookbooks contain recipes that will appeal to everyone from the raw food enthusiast to the carnivorous grill master(and everyone one in-between). Need a gluten-free cookie recipe that will wow your PTSA board? The library has it. What about a pancake recipe for your special family breakfast? The library has it. Need a special dessert recipe that will delight your partner? The library has it.
However, you may NOT know that our cookbook collection features cookbooks that are aimed at both children and teens. Two of my favorites for children are Emeril Lagasse’s There’s a Chef in my Soup and the Multicultural Cookbook for Students by Lois Webb.
Both books feature recipes which school-age children can easily re-create. Because let’s face it, you (and I) don’t want your children to grow up and eat cold cereal for dinner every night because they can’t cook.
Offerings for teens include the wonderful Teens Cook: How to Cook What You Want to Eat by Megan Carle in addition to more specialized The Vegan Teen Cookbook: easy vegan meals from what’s already in your kitchen by Cathy Hutchison and Teens Cook Dessert also by Carle. So don’t let February get you down. Cook!