Tucked away in the back of the store, between tea and canning supplies, our cookbook section is easy to over look. For such an inconspicuous space, we have some wonderful specialty cookbooks that range from extremely involved to easy and pictorial. We stock the local artisan inspired books such as “The Best of Virginia” as well as the more in-depth, classic French cookbooks. Below are some customer favorites….
The Bread Baker’s Apprentice
Peer over Peter Reinhart’s shoulder as he learns from Paris’s most esteemed bakers, like Lionel Poilane and Phillippe Gosselin. You’ll put new found knowledge into practice with 50 new master formulas for such classic breads as rustic ciabatta, hearty pain de champagne, and old-school New York bagels.
The River Cottage Preserves Handbook
The River Cottage farm, established by British food personality Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall to promote high-quality, seasonal, and sustainable food, has inspired a television series, restaurants and classes, and a hit series of books. River Cottage master preserver Pam Corbin helps you transform the abundance of your garden into everything from simple Strawberry Jam to scrumptious new combinations like Honeyed Hazelnuts, Onion Marmalade, and Elixier of Sage.
Vegetarian cooking doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor. Thanks to the abundance of farmer’s markets, diverse fresh produce aisles, and excellent choices of pastas, grains, beans, and even frozen staples, ‘meatless’ cooking has never been easier or more delicious. Meatless features more than 200 recipes—each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph.
Artisan Cheese Making At Home
This lovely book is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive guides to home cheese making. Renowned cooking instructor Mary Karlin has spent years working alongside the country’s most passionate artisan cheese producers. Cookbook includes over eighty recipes for a diverse range of cheeses; from quick and satisfying Mascarpone and Queso Blanco to cultured products like Crème Fraiche and Yogurt.