Food to Die for, or to Fall In Love With

August 24, 2010

MCPL has a wonderfully, diverse selection of cookbooks, ranging from simple, economical, nutritious meals to wildly indulgent (maybe even decadent) desserts. But did you know that one can find recipes in some works of fiction? Many mystery and romance writers, such as Joanna Fluke, Tamar Myers, Sylvia Mott Davidson, Debbie Macomber, and Judith Miller are some that come to mind. My personal, favorite recipe is shrimp enchiladas from Macomber's Cedar Cove series. She even has an actual cookbook out under that name. I was also able to make several variations on it using grilled salmon and tilapia. If you find a dish "to die for," or one you "fall in love with," be sure to let us know.

Anyone interested in similar books can find them by going to, clicking on “Online  Resources,” "Research Databases" then “Books and Reading,” followed by “Fiction Connection.” Then type “recipes” in the search bar.

Speaking of food, did anyone catch the Travel Channel's episode of Man vs Food, that featured Kansas City restaurants Strouds and Oklahoma Joe's. It would be great if that would lead to seeing more articles in some of our food magazines and possibly cookbooks compiled by the top chefs of KC.


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