Book Spotlight: ‘At Home With Natalie Morales’

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As the beloved and longtime news anchor and co-host of the TODAY show, current West Coast anchor of the TODAY show, host of Access, and co-host of Access Live, as well as the mother of two young boys, Natalie Morales knows how hard it can be night after night to get a healthful dinner on the table that the whole family will enjoy. Morales was born in Taiwan to a Brazilian mother and Puerto Rican father, and she lived around the world as a child—Panama, Spain, and Brazil. That multicultural experience fed her love for good food, but it’s her experience as a working mom that taught her how to cook on the run and keep her recipes healthful. The result is a personal collection of 125 recipes Morales makes at home for her family, including Chicken in Garlic Sauce, Grilled Chimichurri Soy Steak, Sweet and Spicy Slow Roasted…

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The New Flavor on Netflix: Samin Nosrat’s SALT FAT ACID HEAT

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Samin Nosrat is an American chef, food writer, best selling author and recently adding television host to her list of accomplishments.  Moreover,  she writes regularly as a food columnist for The New York Times Magazine.  

Her bestselling book, SALT FAT ACID HEAT is an ambitious new approach to cooking by a major new culinary voice. Chef and writer Samin Nosrat has taught everyone from professional chefs to middle school kids to author Michael Pollan to cook using her revolutionary, yet simple, philosophy. Master the use of just four elements—Salt, which enhances flavor; Fat, which delivers flavor and generates texture; Acid, which balances flavor; and Heat, which ultimately determines the texture of food—and anything you cook will be delicious. By explaining the hows and whys of good cooking, SALT FAT ACID HEAT has taught and inspired a new generation of cooks how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen…

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Reese Witherspoon Invites You to some Down Home Recipes- New Cookbook

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Academy award–winning actress, producer and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.

Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women ‘whiskey in a teacup’. We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery.

Book Pick: Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My World! Recipes that Take You Places

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Star chef Emeril Lagasse takes readers’ taste buds on a trip around the world in this follow-up book to his two previous kids’ cookbooks (There’s a Chef in My Soup! and There’s a Chef in My Family!). Young chefs will enjoy this lively cookbook that includes more than 70 recipes from every region of the world. The format is friendly with clear ingredient lists and numbered directions. There are pronunciation guides for foreign names, interesting food and cultural facts (for instance, in Ireland, salmon is the most prized fish and thought to have magical powers), and bright and colorful illustrations of the dishes. This book would be a great way to get the whole family into the kitchen and cooking together. 210 pages.
Interest grade level: 5+