Elevate Your Plate with Thanksgiving Cookbooks & More!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
#Spice Up Your Thanksgiving Recipes

Those who celebrate Thanksgiving know it's a holiday that focuses on bringing friends and family together around a table full of hearty, home-cooked food. However, this wholesome notion does not keep the holiday from being incredibly stressful. The pressure to pull off the perfect meal, accompanied by the usual holiday stresses, can be overwhelming. (If you've ever presented a store-bought pie in a dish from home, you're certainly not alone.)

So while you can't control the holiday traffic or tension levels between disparate family members, you can control the menu. Spice up your recipes this Thanksgiving! Master home chefs and kitchen novices alike can gain plenty of inspiration from cookbooks and tutorials. They provide both foolproof recipes for classic dishes, and modern, chef-driven techniques. It can be an exciting experience for everyone attending Thanksgiving dinner to mix up the usual traditions. 

#Something for Everyone to Enjoy

Along with traditional Thanksgiving cookbooks, we have materials to help you find unique ideas, from planning a perfect "Friendsgiving" to building beautiful charcuterie boards. With gluten free and vegan recipes too, there's something for everyone to enjoy. While some family recipes will never be replaced, there's always room for new additions to the table.

Browse through this list of cookbooks to help your Thanksgiving contributions stand out from the rest this year:

 

thanksgiving cookbooks

how to cook it well book cover

#Thanksgiving: How to Cook it Well by Sam Sifton

 

The Friendsgiving Handbook

#The Friendsgiving Handbook by Emily Stephenson

 

Anthony Bourdain, Appetites

#Appetites by Anthony Bourdain

 

the perfect pie

#The Perfect Pie by America's Test Kitchen

 

Beautiful Boards

#Beautiful Boards by Maegan Brown

 

Good Eating's Thanksgiving Recipes

#Good Eating's Thanksgiving Recipes by Chicago Tribune Staff

 

Against All Grain, Gluten Free Thanksgiving recipes

#Danielle Walker's Against All Grain Celebrations by Danielle  Walker

 

Easy as vegan pie

#Easy as Vegan Pie by Hannah Kaminsky

 

the best of thanksgiving, williams sonoma

#The Best of Thanksgiving by Williams-Sonoma

 

 thanksgiving 101

#Thanksgiving 101 by Rick Rodgers

 

master your skills with kanopy

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#Access The Great Courses Through Kanopy

You can also stream free cooking tutorials from the Great Courses on Kanopy. Browse through the Everyday Gourmet courses like Baking Pastries and Desserts, Cooking with Vegetables, Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking, and more. Sharpen your skills with chefs from the Culinary Institute of America for free. Jacksonville Public Library card holders have unlimited streaming access to the Great Courses, so sign up for Kanopy today.

 

kanopy classes, The everyday gourmet

Gabrielle LoSchiavo

Gabrielle LoSchiavo

Gabrielle LoSchiavo is a media specialist at Jacksonville Public Library. When she's not creating library content, you can most likely find her writing short stories, playing guitar, or binging horror films. She is also a co-host for Completely Booked, the official podcst of the Jacksonville Public Library.

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