The Pumpkin on the Plate

By Gennifer R. RSS Wed, October 30, 2019

Squash is one of those wonderful, hearty foods that last throughout the colder seasons, and comes in many intriguing shapes and sizes. It serves as a point of literary intrigue, a cultural cornerstone, and a hot topic for cookbooks. Check out what the Free Library has in our cookbook collections—all in celebration of squash!


The Classic Zucchini Cook Book by Nancy C. Ralston
Cook it, bake it, whisk it, and taste over 225 recipes all about squash!






A Harvest of Pumpkins and Squash: Seasonal Recipes by Lou Seibert Pappas
Complete with crisp and delightful pictures, this cookbook infuses squash into every kind of dish. Find recipes for your sweet side or a cold night by the fireplace.





Too Many Tomatoes, Squash, Beans, and Other Good Things: A Cookbook for When Your Garden Explodes by Lois M. Landau
A hearty guide to the nightshade life, when the garden overflows. Keep the food waste out of the kitchen with sweet, savory, and soupy recipes that last all season long.







Wild Drinks and Cocktails: Handcrafted Squashes, Shrubs, Switchels, Tonics, and Infusions to Mix at Home by Emily Han
Throw out the mug! Throughout the world, gourds have served as utensils for warm and cold beverages, soups, and elixirs alike. This recipe book is rich with sweet and earthy drinks to fill your cup. Use it as a field guide, complete with necessary tools, information about animal habitats and plant usage, and helpful descriptions of spices and sweeteners.


Inspiralize Everything: An Apples-to-Zucchini Encyclopedia of Spiralizing by Ali Maffucci
Have you ever had zucchini noodles? If not, get ready to spiral into a world of noodles, without the flour! Great for people with dietary restrictions or intrigue in alternative culinary lifestyles.






Gran Cocina Latina: The Food of Latin America by Maricel E. Presilla
Flip to chapter 7 to learn about the many uses of squash, corn, quinoa, and beans throughout Latin America. Find recipes for the beginner chef or the experienced cook!






All of these cookbooks and more are available in our catalog and at your neighborhood library! What are some of your favorite fall recipes? Let us know in the comments!

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