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Bestselling and Best Loved Cookbooks

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Publisher's Weekly recently revealed the Top Ten Bestselling Cookbooks of 2012. You can find them all in our library collection!

1. Barefoot Contessa Foolproof. By Ina Garten.

2. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from my Frontier. By Ree Drummond.

3. In the Kitchen with David. By David Venable.

4. Eat More of What you Love. By Marlene Koch.

5. Great Food Fast. By Bob Warden.

6. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. By Deb Perelman.

7. The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. By Peter Kaminsky.

8. The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl. By Ree Drummond.

9. Weeknights with Giada. By Giada de Laurentiis.

10. Hungry Girl to the Max. By Lisa Lillien.

Which cookbooks do some of our best known cookbook authors favor?

Mollie Katzen's favorite cookbooks are:

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1. Honey from a Weed, Fasting and Feasting in Tuscany, Catalonia, the Cyclades and Apulia.  By Patience Gray.

2. The Vegetarian Epicure. By Anna Thomas.

3. Mediterranean Grains and Greens. By Paula Wolfert.

Ina Garten's favorite cookbooks are:

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1. Summer on a Plate. By Anna Pump.

2. Nantucket Open House Cookbook. By Sarah Leah Chase.

3. Cold Weather Cooking. By Sarah Leah Chase.

4. Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook. By Kathleen King.

5. Baking for Friends. By Kathleen King.

6. Plenty. By Yotam Ottolenghi.

7. Jerusalem. By Yotam Ottolenghi.

Find out about new cookbooks in our collection via our LIFESTYLES bookletter. You can subscribe via e-mail here.

To locate books outside of our collection, go to the statewide catalog. You can request books via interlibrary loan

and the statewide catalog (iconn.org), if you are a Hamden resident.

 

 

March is Women's History Month

In celebration of Women's History Month, iCONN has assembled a web page with links to free resources from database vendors EBSCO, Cengage Gale, and ProQuest, as well as resources available on the open Web.
iCONN is part of the Connecticut Education Network. It provides all students, faculty and residents with online access to essential library and information resources. It is administered by the Connecticut State Library in conjunction with local libraries in Connecticut. Through iCONN, a core level of information resources including secured access to licensed databases is available to every citizen in Connecticut. You can also visit the CONNECTICUT WOMEN'S HALL OF FAME.
When you come visit the library this month, make sure to check out our display with books on Women's History in front of the main staircase. 

 

Abraham Lincoln's Birthday February 12

 Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. He was born on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He died, only 56 years old, on April 15, 1865 in Washington, D.C.

Click here for books and other materials on Abraham Lincoln in our library collection divided by subject headings. Explore an online daily account of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting websites on Abraham Lincoln can be found here. Check out our display with books about Abraham Lincoln when you visit the library this week.

New York Times Topics - Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln's house in Springfield, Illinois, in Winter

February is Black History Month

 

Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard Ph.D., initiated "Negro History Week." Dr. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, the Bicentennial (200th birthday) of the United States of America, the week-long observance was extended to the entire month of February in order to have enough time for celebratory programs and activities. Please see our book display in honor of Black History Month in front of the main staircase.

 Statistical data for Black History Month

Resource links from iconn.org (provided by Connecticut State Library)

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