Here is a list of books that I would like to rent, pick up off Amazon used of course, or if anyone has any of these I would love to borrow!!
Fanny Farmer Baking Book (there is also the Fanny Farmer Cookbook that I am very interested in) I feel that this may be a classic that many kitchens should have.
A Homemade Life A very heavy hearted story about a young woman: Molly Wizenberg from Orangette who's father dies from cancer and she finds herself reaching for more than her graduate school in Seatle. She travels to Paris where she and her father had taken a very memorable trip to and she rediscovers the foodie in her. She tells of her experiences and her recipes.
Once Upon a Tart offers 225 recipes from this famous shop in Manhatan. They specialize in their tarts, but they also feature recipes of delicious soups, salads, and muffins.
Vegetables Every Day."If you find yourself in daily dread of how to fix those vegetables that Mom always told you to eat, your lifeline is here. Unique and tempting recipes are abundant in Jack Bishop's Vegetables Every Day. Throughout the book's 66 chapters--one for each vegetable he includes in the book--Bishop features the retail availability of the specific veggie, the best season to find the most flavorful choice, and which characteristics to look for in a good specimen. He also includes recommendations for best preparation and which spices and herbs will best support and enhance the flavor of the vegetable of choice."-Amazon
The Backyard Homestead will teach you how to grow organically right in your back yard! "And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor. From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts." -Amazon
Farm City. In this utterly enchanting book, food writer Carpenter chronicles with grace and generosity her experiences as an urban farmer. With her boyfriend BillÖs help, her squatterÖs vegetable garden in one of the worst parts of the Bay Area evolved into further adventures in bee and poultry keeping in the desire for such staples as home-harvested honey, eggs and home-raised meat. The built-in difficulties also required dealing with the expected noise and mess as well as interference both human and animal. When one turkey survived to see, so to speak, its way to the Thanksgiving table, the success spurred Carpenter to rabbitry and a monthlong plan to eat from her own garden. Consistently drawing on her Idaho ranch roots and determined even in the face of bodily danger, her ambitions led to ownership and care of a brace of pigs straight out of E.B. White. She chronicles the animalsÖ slaughter with grace and sensitivity, their cooking and consumption with a gastronomeÖs passion, and elegantly folds in riches like urban farming history. Her way with narrative and details, like the oddly poetic names of chicken and watermelon breeds, gives her memoir an Annie Dillard lyricism, but itÖs the juxtaposition of the farming life with inner-city grit that elevates it to the realm of the magical.