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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

It's July!

July is a busy month. Here at the Library we're going full speed ahead with our summer reading programs for children, teens, and adults. There's the Independence Day holiday, more popularly known as the 4th of July, for us to celebrate. 51% of Americans who are taking vacations this summer are taking them in July. And, the month of July has been designated as National Grilling Month, National Hot Dog Month, and National Ice Cream Month. It is also National Baked Bean Month and National Pickle Month. Poor French Fries—they get a single day—July 13th is National French Fry Day. The only summer foods that are missing from the celebrations are National Hamburger Month and National Barbecue Month! They do get celebrated, but it happened in May!

You can enjoy all these summer food goodies during National Picnic Month which also happens in July. And don't forget that July is National Park and Recreation Month, too!

Simple eating is generally best, but if you're looking to shake up your summer eating experience, look for one of these:

Bittman, Mark. How to Cook Everything Summer. [641.5 BIT, also eBook]

Brozyna, Kelly V. Dairy-Free Ice Cream: 75 Recipes Made Without Eggs, Gluten, Soy, or Refined Sugar. [641.563 BRO]

Fieri, Guy. Guy on Fire: 130 Recipes for Adventures in Outdoor Cooking. [eBook]

The Grilling Book: The Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit. [eBook]

Shockey, Kirsten. Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. [641.52 SHO]

Treuille, Eric. Where's There's Smoke There's Flavor. [641.5784 TRE]

Van Kraayenburg, Russell. Haute Dogs Recipes for Delicious Hot Dogs, Buns, and Condiments. [eBook]

And, if you want to spice up your burgers, you'll be happy to know it's National Horseradish Month!

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