Capital Region Reads: Cookbook and suspense novel

From Stephanie Buist, an adult services librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library
Silvia Moreno-Garcia and "Mexican Gothic."
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Silvia Moreno-Garcia and "Mexican Gothic."

Categories: Entertainment, Life & Arts

In this edition of Capital Region Reads, Stephanie Buist, an adult services librarian at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library, recommends two summer reads; one suspenseful and the other sweet. 

Fans of Joanna Gaines will be excited to get their hands on her new cookbook, “Magnolia Table, Volume 2,” and even if you aren’t already a fan, this cookbook is worth checking out. It’s filled with beautiful photographs and 145 new recipes including food that Joanna and her husband Chip serve at their restaurant, Magnolia Table, Silos Baking Co., and coffee shop, Magnolia Press. 

While the recipe headnotes are not as personalized as in her first book, home cooks will appreciate the guides on herbs, seasonings, and common substitutions. I’ll be making her Blueberry Sweet Rolls and Pecan Pancakes with Maple Butter. Happy Cooking.

“Mexican Gothic” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia is set in 1950s Mexico. A disturbing letter from her cousin sends our heroine, Mexico City socialite, Noemí Taboada, to a distant house in the Mexican countryside.

This gothic suspense will immerse you into the eerie atmosphere of the isolated mansion. It is a compelling read with a good share of horror.

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