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IndyPL Cooks: Fall Flavors

09/23/2020 | Arts, Crafts & Hobbies

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Apples, squash, and the always popular pumpkin spice...fall flavors are here! Check out these cookbooks for tasty recipes to savor as you enjoy the changing leaves and dropping temps.


Sixty Classic and Innovative Recipes for Nature's Most Sublime Fruit

Adam, Christophe

If you've visited a local orchard and have apples galore, this book is full of ideas. From traditional recipes to more unique ways to use your fruit, you're bound to find something tasty here.

Apples to Cider

How to Make Cider at Home

White, April

Maybe you're ready to take your homemade apple adventures to the next level with a more involved hobby like making cider. This book walks you through the nuts and bolts of making cider that you can enjoy all year round.

The Pumpkin Cookbook

139 Recipes Celebrating the Versatility of Pumpkin and Other Winter Squash

Stovel, Edith

Ah the pumpkin, the most popular fall flavor. The Pumpkin Cookbook features of an extensive collection of recipes featuring pumpkin, from savory to sweet. It also includes a nice one page guide to all the various cooking methods that could be used for preparing pumpkin.

Borrow e-cookbooks, foodie e-magazines and movies from home!

Use your library card to check out cookbooks, magazines, and movies from home. Take a trip around the world from your kitchen with these e-books featuring an array of international recipes. There are over 3,000 e-cookbooks available for check out on Hoopla and 3,500 MORE cookbooks to choose from in OverDrive.

Allrecipes Magazine

And if the e-cookbooks aren’t enough, check out Flipster, an online service you can use to check out magazines like Food and Wine, Cooking Light, or Allrecipes.

Still looking for ideas? There are over 300 foodie movies in Kanopy. The category Cooking ranges from Supersize Me To American Masters: James Beard America's First Foodie and includes topics like winemaking and sustainable food habits.

If you have never used any of these online services with your library card before you can get help here:

More IndyPL Fall Flavors Booklists

Check out these IndyPL cookbook lists to find some recipe inspiration, or enjoy a chef's memoir or other true food story by listening to one of these downloadable foodie audio books.

Take an Online Cooking Class at Home

If you really want to get serious about improving your skills in the kitchen you can take a cooking course from Universal Class using your IndyPL library card. You will walk away with ideas as well as the skills to put them on the table.

Once you enter your library card number and set up an account in Universal Class, enter "cooking" in the search box. These classes and several others will display for you to choose:

  • Cooking and Baking 101
  • Spanish Cooking 101
  • Tex Mex Cooking 101
  • Italian Cooking 101
  • All About Herbs
  • Bread Baking
  • Cake Decorating 101
  • Pie Baking 101
  • How to Bake Cookies