Food and Recipes

Cookbooks
Abood, Maureen: Rose Water and Orange Blossoms
Baines, Emily Ansara: The Unofficial Hunger Games Cookbook
Batali, Mario: Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking
Bauer, Jeni Britton: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home
Bialik, Mayim: Mayim's Vegan Table
Boitano, Brian: What Would Brian Boitano Make?
Cusimano, John: My Year in Cocktails
DeLaurentiis, Giada: Giada's Kitchen
Fieri, Guy: Guy Fieri Food
Florence, Tyler:  Tyler Florence Fresh
Garten, Ina: Barefoot in Paris 
Garten, Ina: Make It Ahead
Hall, Carla: Carla's Comfort Food
Hart, Hannah: My Drunk Kitchen
Hirsch, J.M.: Beating the Lunch Box Blues
Holland, Mina: The World on a Plate
Lawson, Nigella:  How to Eat: The Pleasures and Principles of Good Food
Lebovitz, David:  The Perfect Scoop
Lee, Katie: Endless Summer
Lillien, Lisa: Hungry Girl
Noyes, Tamasin & Steen, Celine: Whole Grain Vegan Baking 
Oliver, Jamie: Jamie's Food Revolution
Planck, Nina: The Real Food Cookbook
Quivers, Robin:  The Vegucation of Robin
Ray, Rachael: My Year in Meals
Samuelsson, Marcus: The Soul of a New Cuisine
Silverstone, Alicia: The Kind Diet
Symon, Michael: 5 in 5
Symon, Michael: Carnivore
Symon, Michael: Live to Cook
Tucci, Stanley: The Tucci Cookbook
Valladolid, Marcela: Fresh Mexico and Mexican Made Easy
Weinzwig, Ari: Zingerman's Guide to Good Eating
The Chew: Food. Life. Fun  
The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook 
Some gluten-free cookbook recommendations


Beverages
Horchata
Oatmeal Horchata 
Starbucks passion tea lemonade
Gl├╝hwein


Desserts
Gooey Chocolate Puddings
Maple Bacon Ice Cream
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Almond Buttercream 
Sesame Cookies
Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies
Vegan Chocolate Pudding 
Blackberry Sunrise Ice Cream


Ice Cream
My name is Beth and I have an ice cream addiction
The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home by Jeni Britton Bauer 
Maple Bacon Ice Cream 


Main Dishes
Chinese Spaghetti and Meatballs
Lex's Roast Chicken
Pork Tacos with Black Beans and Cilantro
Smoked Paprika and Chorizo Open-Face Lasagna 
Ancho, Pecan, and Honey-Glazed Chicken 
Balsamic Roast Beef 
Pasta Bolognese 
Skillet Tamale Pie 
Breaded Pork Loin with Apple and Parsley Salad
Potato and Chorizo Tacos


Vegetarian and/or Side Dishes
Tomato-less Tabbouleh
Grilled Kale 
Curried Farro with Red Pepper, Green Onion, Dried Cranberries, and Pecans
Grilled Romaine
Crunchy Black Bean and Kale Tacos
Quinoa Burgers 
Egg Tart with Spinach and Potatoes 
Chitrana Peanut-Coconut Rice 
Shaved Fennel, Apple, and Radish Salad


Other Food Books
Rah, Rah Radishes: A Vegetable Chant
Bake Sale by Sara Varon 
American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America  
Blood, Bones, and Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton 
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Real Food Has Curves by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Medium Raw by Anthony Bourdain
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual by Michael Pollan
Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking by Anya Von Bremzen
Edible Colors by Jennifer Vogel Bass


Restaurants and Other Eateries

Arizona
Elote: Sedona, AZ

British Columbia 
The Salt Tasting Room: Vancouver, BC
Vij's: Vancouver, BC 

California
Bottega: Napa Valley, CA
Coqueta: San Francisco, CA 

Florida
Versailles: Miami, FL
Havana 1957: Miami Beach, FL 

Illinois
Frontera Grill: Chicago, IL (x2)
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams: Chicago, IL
Sable: Kitchen and Bar: Chicago, IL
Xoco: Chicago, IL (x2)

Michigan
Aventura: Ann Arbor, MI 
Bona Sera Cafe: Ypsilanti, MI
The Cooks' House: Traverse City, MI
Frita Batidos: Ann Arbor, MI 
Ginger Deli, Ann  Arbor, MI
Grizzly Peak Brewing Company: Ann Arbor, MI 
MANI Osteria and Bar: Ann Arbor, MI  (x2)
Slurping Turtle: Ann Arbor, MI
Zingerman's Roadhouse: Ann Arbor, MI
Hudson Cafe: Detroit, MI
Roast: Detroit, MI  
Roast (happy hour): Detroit, MI
Sangria: Royal Oak, MI 

North Carolina 
B's Barbeque: Greenville, NC

Nevada
Otto: Las Vegas, NV

New York
Big Gay Ice Cream: New York City, NY

Ohio 
Lolita: Cleveland, OH 
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams: Columbus, OH 



Other
The pleasures of cooking are in the small things 
'Tis the season to be canning 
Yes I'm a foodie and I love Rachael Ray
Improvising is my favorite method of cooking
1,000 Places to eat before you die
Kitchen accidents
Slim Chips, seriously?
Dinner al fresco
The poor man's panini maker
A day in the life of a bibliophile
Bounty of basil
Don't count your egg yolks before you use the whites 
Of fire, ice, and olive oil 
Martha, why you gotta be such a hater? 
Allez cha-cha! 
More bacon love
What's better than bacon
The merits of quinoa pasta 
Getting on my foodie soapbox 
Food is my souvenir 
MacGyver Meals
My love affair with kale
Baconfest Michigan
The Ferndale Truck Stop (food truck festival) 
In memory of tapas, sangria, and traditions with friends
Probiotic Drinks: I'm here for the flavors, the healthy part is just a bonus 
Maple bacon saltwater taffy
My new favorite flavor combo: chicken and waffles
My Culinary Achilles Heel