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Narrative Cookbooks


Some cookbooks not only include great recipes and techniques, they take us places, invite us to a new table as guests, share the stories that make the food special, and sometimes leave the recipes out entirely.

Welcome to the kitchen! Pull up a chair and enjoy!

Berens, Abra
Ruffage: a Practical Guide to Vegetables
MICHIGAN TX715.2 .M53 B456 2019

Eberly, Carol
Michigan Summers: Tales & Recipes
MICHIGAN TX715 .M525 1990

Eberly, Carol
Our Michigan Ethnic Tales & Recipes

Flinn, Kathleen
Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: a memoir of food and love from an American Midwest family
MICHIGAN TX715.2 .M53 F56 2014

Hamerstrom, Dr. Frances
The Wild Food Cookbook
MICHIGAN TX823 .H28 1994

Hanis, Marie Lapointe
The Rustic Gourmet: earthy elegance from the woods of Northern Michigan
MICHIGAN TX715.2 .M53 H36 2005

Harrison, Jim
A Really Big Lunch: the Roving Gourmand on Food and Life
MICHIGAN TX714 .H3663 2017

Harrison, Jim
The Raw and the Cooked: Adventures of a Roving Gourmand
MICHIGAN TX649 .H35 A3 2001

Kay, Peg
A Year in Peg's Kitchen

Honson, Stacy, and Kit Lane
The Village Table: a Delicious History of Food in the Saugatuck-Douglas Area
MICHIGAN TX715 .H6634 2011

Ludwinski, Lisa
Sister Pie: The Recipes and Stories of a Big-Hearted Bakery in Detroit
MICHIGAN TX773 .L815 2018

Mather, Robin
The Feast Nearby: how I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on forty dollars a week)
MICHIGAN TX652 .M2958 2011

McGovern, Mandy
My Little Michigan Kitchen: Recipes and Stories from a Homemade Life Lived Well
MICHIGAN TX715 .M347 2019

Mickelson, Bonnie Stewart
Hollyhocks & Radishes: Mrs. Chard's Almanac Cookbook
MICHIGAN TX715 .M6333 1989

Moore, Deborah D.
A Prepper's Cookbook: 20 years of cooking in the woods
MICHIGAN TX833.5 .M66 2016

Updated: 11/18/2021