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#BookFaceFriday “Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie”

There’s nothing like a slice of #BookFaceFriday!

Nebraska Library Commission staff celebrated early with our annual Thanksgiving pot luck this week. Which brought up the question, how early is too early to start researching new recipes or types of food for the big day? So this week’s #BookFaceFriday is a celebration of all things food with, “Fried Walleye and Cherry Pie: Midwestern Writers on Food” edited by Peggy Wolff (University of Nebraska Press, 2013). It’s available as an eBook in the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries. Plus new titles, including recipe books, are added daily to Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!

“With its acres upon acres of cornfields and orchards, the Midwest ought to have some of the country’s best foods. In summer, that’s often true. But as with the rest of America, midwesterners have too often turned their backs on their most flavorful foods in favor of an easy drive-through at a fast-food outlet. This anthology of essays on the Midwest’s best and most unpretentious foods should go a long way toward regaining the respect the heartland’s cuisine ought to enjoy. Jacquelyn Mitchard celebrates the area’s most typical summer fare, sweet corn, especially its marvelous new variety, Mirai. Donna Pierce reminds us that midwestern cuisine owes much to the black migration. Lorna Landvik reveals that the institution of state fairs both enshrined local foodways and introduced novel traditions. The national reach of midwestern culinary art emerges in professional chef Gale Gand’s feature on a Hoosier cheese maker. For regional collections.”

―Mark Knoblauch, Booklist

Libraries participating in the Nebraska OverDrive Libraries Group currently have access to a shared and growing collection of digital downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. 186 libraries across the state share the Nebraska OverDrive collection of 26,554 audiobooks, 32,935 eBooks, and 3,940 magazines. As an added bonus it includes 130 podcasts that are always available with simultaneous use (SU), as well as SU ebooks and audiobook titles that publishers have made available for a limited time. If you’re a part of it, let your users know about this great title, and if you’re not a member yet, find more information about participating in Nebraska Overdrive Libraries!

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#BookFaceFriday “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingsolver

Happy #BookFaceFriday from the Nebraska Library Commission!

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Thanksgiving is officially over for another year. We’ve put on our stretchy pants, relaxed to watch some football, and are eyeing the leftover pumpkin pie. Maybe it’s time to indulge in something other than carbs. Get back to the basics with bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life” (Harper, 2007). Join Barbra and her family on this food themed adventure as they “vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it”. Reserve this nonfiction narrative for your book club today!

Love this #bookface & reading? We suggest checking out all the titles available for book clubs at http://nlc.nebraska.gov/ref/bookclub.

This week’s #BookFace model is Nebraska Library Innovation Studio’s Staff Assistant, Cynthia Nigh, who also happens to be an avid cook and gardener. Check out our past #BookFace photos on the Nebraska Library Commission’s Facebook page!

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