[Michlib-l] MeL Minute: Using eBooks and MasterFILE Complete to Cook Up Some Cozy Winter Recipes

Laura Warren-Gross warrengrossl at mcls.org
Thu Nov 11 09:02:09 EST 2021

[A picture containing text, clipart, sign  Description automatically generated]As winter approaches, people start thinking about cooking and baking as they gravitate toward cozy indoor activities. The eBook Public Library Collection<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=ebsco-e700xna> and MasterFILE Complete<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?database=ebsco-f6h> from MeL<https://mel.org/welcome> provide recipes and techniques to keep everyone busy all winter long.

Countertop appliances have become a popular way to make cooking and cleanup fast and easy. The eBook Public Library Collection from MeL can support this with cookbooks that provide recipes, as well as tips and tricks to get the most out of these handy gadgets. If your Library of Things includes these appliances, you might include a QR code to help lead patrons to the best MeL eResources. Check out these options:

  *   InstantPot Cookbooks<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e700xna&bquery=instant+pot&type=0&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site>
  *   Air Fryer Cookbooks<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e700xna&bquery=air+fryer&type=0&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site>
  *   Slow Cooker Cookbooks<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e700xna&bquery=slow+cooker&type=0&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site>
In addition to eBook cookbooks, periodicals included in MasterFILE Complete have monthly featured articles that can help save time and money when preparing meals. By setting an alert to receive these articles each month, you can quickly and easily find recipes to make meal planning a breeze. Subscribing to receive featured articles can also be an asset in planning for programming and collection development.

Using a Boolean Search can help locate featured articles in a publication. For example, searching the phrase Weeknight Cooking AND SO Food Network Magazine will yield the Weeknight Cooking feature from the source (SO) Food Network Magazine.

If you would like to receive an alert for a featured article, click Share on the right side of the search results and then choose the type of alert you would like to receive (sign in to an EBSCO account in the top menu to receive an email alert).

Examples of some great featured articles for cooking enthusiasts include:

  *   Food Network Magazine Weeknight Cooking<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f6h&bquery=weeknight+cooking+AND+SO+food+network&type=1&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site> includes photographs and recipes for salads, side dishes, and main dishes to make cooking new and tasty meals each night simpler
  *   Publishers Weekly Cooking & Food<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f6h&bquery=cooking+%26amp%3b+food+AND+SO+publishers+weekly&type=1&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site> includes reviews of cookbooks which would be great for aspiring cooks and expert chefs, as well as collection development librarians
  *   Vegetarian Times 30-Minute Recipes<https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=1&proxy=https://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customerspecific/mel/auth.php?url=&target=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f6h&bquery=30+minute+recipes+AND+SO+vegetarian+times&type=1&searchMode=And&site=ehost-live&scope=site> includes recipes and tips to help quickly cook vegetarian meals for those who are already vegetarian as well as those interested in exploring Meatless Monday
MasterFILE Complete articles are available in PDF and/or HTML format. The PDF version of each article includes the images as they were printed in the original publication. The HTML version includes accessibility features such as translation, text to speech, and highlighting.

Using MeL’s eBook Public Library Collection and MasterFILE Complete can make trying out new techniques and recipes a simple and enjoyable experience for all types of cooks.

If you are having any issues linking to items on this page, please explore the MeL eResource Access Page.<https://www.mcls.org/mel/mel-databases/help/remote-access/> Contact melerhelp at mcls.org<mailto:melerhelp at mcls.org> for help.
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Laura Warren-Gross
Engagement Specialist for Public Libraries
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