Alicia Maher holding a plate of pupusas in her kitchen
Hilda Guerrero, September 29, 2021

El Salvador, affectionately called el pulgarcito de America (the little thumb of America) due to its status as the smallest country in Central America, doesn’t usually receive the recognition it deserves, especially not in the culinary sphere.

Collage of cookbooks and food science books
Shanna Kim, October 21, 2020

Eating delicious food and dreaming of my next meal is getting me through the COVID-19 pandemic, and I'm guessing the same might be true for you and the kids in your life!

National Dessert Day above a photo-illustration of a plate of desserts
Keith Chaffee, October 11, 2020

October 14 is National Dessert Day, an opportunity to celebrate the wide array of sweets with which we traditionally end a meal. To mark the date, we’re going to take a rapid-fire look at just a few of the dessert cookbooks available for download at OverDrive.

Recommended chile peppers ebooks
Ana Campos, June 02, 2020

As summer draws near, we prepare some of our favorite recipes for fun in the sun. Many of us like to add an extra “kick” to our favorite dishes with a secret ingredient that maximizes flavor and satisfies our craving for spicy heat.

Book covers of delicious Asian Pacific food and cooking
Sheryn Morris, May 27, 2020

Asia is the largest continent in the world, with over 40 sovereign states and territories. The boundaries between the European and Asian continents are not so easily defined. Many countries have cuisines and methods of cooking that go back centuries.

Planting tomatoes
Sheryn Morris, April 13, 2020

You do not need a “green thumb” to be a successful gardener. Start small, with one plant. Pick the most forgiving plants; ones that take a lot of water (such as pothos, ivy, spider plant), or ones that need hardly any water (such as a cactus or succulent).

Julia Child holding a mallot over her head
Keith Chaffee, August 12, 2019

Julia Child was born on August 15, 1912. For forty years, Child was one of America’s most beloved chefs, bringing French cuisine to America through her cookbooks and television shows.